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September 30, 2014

U.S. Army Awards AeroVironment $27.2 Million for Raven and Puma UAS Upgrades

MONROVIA, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014 - AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced it received three firm fixed-price orders from the United States Army totaling $27,178,075 for RQ-11B Raven® and RQ-20A Puma AE™ unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) spare parts.  The company received two orders on August 29, 2014 and one on September 18, 2014.  Delivery is

September 29, 2014

Visual Intelligence Leads Winners in MAPPS Geospatial Product and Services Excellence Awards

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 25, 2014—Innovation and expansion into new territories marks the direction the Geospatial profession is heading. Visual Intelligence pulled out ahead as a leader to win the Grand Award at the 8th annual MAPPS Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Awards ceremony with their patented new method for coupling sensors into a single housing.

September 26, 2014

FAA Grants Exemptions for Commercial UAS Movie and TV Production

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2014—U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration has granted regulatory exemptions to six aerial photo and video production companies, the first step to allowing the film and television industry the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System.  Secretary Foxx made the announcement on

September 25, 2014

Ocean Wind Speed Detector Sent to ISS

A new Earth observation instrument was among the cargo of SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft launched to the International Space Station (ISS) Sept. 20, 2014.

September 25, 2014

Monitoring Volcanic Ash from Space

Lava flow from Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano continues unabated. The lava field’s growth and the volcano’s ash plume are being tracked with satellite imagery.

September 25, 2014

SRTM Data Released as Part of Climate Summit Initiatives

President Obama announced several initiatives to support a scientific and technological response to climate change on Sept. 23, 2014, including the release of global 30-meter elevation data sets collected by the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).

September 25, 2014

Remote Sensing Expertise Exported to Mars

Two observation satellites reached Mars this week: NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft and India’s Mangalyaan orbiter. Both satellites have a remote sensing mission, with multiple instruments on board to study the planet and its atmosphere.

September 24, 2014

Boeing to Explore Assisting Sky-Watch on Danish UAV Development Project

ODENSE, Denmark, Sept. 15, 2014—Boeing and Danish company Sky-Watch today signed an agreement that will enable Boeing to explore assisting the company in its development of a new type of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) under a project supported by the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation. The goal of the “Smart UAV” project is

September 24, 2014

Elecnor Deimos Launches First Global Alliance of Earth Observation Satellite Operators

MADRID, Sept. 11, 2014—ElecnorDeimos, the technological area of the Elecnor Group, announced today the launch of the PanGeo Alliance, the first global alliance of Earth Observation satellites operators. The PanGeo Alliance currently federates 4 satellite operator entities from around the world: Dauria Aerospace (US/Russia), the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science & Technology, (UAE), Elecnor Deimos

September 24, 2014

Global Spending on Military EO/IR Systems Set to Reach $8.38 Billion in 2014

AMSTERDAM, Sept. 16, 2014—A new forecast report released today, now available on ASDReports, an independent business intelligence provider, indicates that global spending on military electro optical and infra-red systems will reach $8.38bn in 2014. The research is published in an in depth new report entitled Military Electro Optical Infra-Red (EO/IR) Systems Market Forecast 2014-2024: Top

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