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June 19, 2014

Elbit Systems Selected as Preferred Supplier for Swiss UAS Program

HAIFA, Israel, June 8, 2014—Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") announced today that it was selected by the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport ("DDPS"), as the preferred supplier for the UAS 15 new reconnaissance drone program. Please see following official DDPS press release for further information about the

June 19, 2014

Hexagon Acquires North West Geomatics

STOCKHOLM, June 11, 2014—Hexagon AB, a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualisation technologies, has acquired the remaining 90 per cent of the shares in North West Geomatics Ltd., making the company a fully owned subsidiary of Hexagon. Hexagon acquired 10 per cent of North West Geomatics’ shares in 2012. North West Geomatics, also

June 19, 2014

Incumbent UAV Companies Likely to Face Increased Competitive Threats

AMSTERDAM, June 12, 2014—A new analysis of the leading companies in the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) market, now available on ASDReports, provides a comprehensive analysis of this rapidly developing market and its leading companies. The UAV market is currently dominated by two US companies: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems and Northrop

June 19, 2014

Northrop Grumman to Supply Navigation System for South Korea’s GEO-KOMPSAT-2 Satellites

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., June 10, 2014—Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a contract from the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) to provide space inertial reference systems for the GEO-KOMPSAT-2 space satellite program. Under a firm-fixed-price contract worth nearly $9 million, Northrop Grumman is providing its Scalable Space Inertial Reference Units (Scalable SIRU™) for

June 19, 2014

Optech Celebrates 40 Years of Lidar Innovation

TORONTO, June 11, 2014—Optech is pleased to announce that it is celebrating 40 years of lidar technology innovation. To mark the occasion, Optech is paying tribute to the incredible partnership with our clients over the years, from the first commercial lidar systems in the world, to solutions for bathymetry and UAVs. Without our valued clients,

June 19, 2014

Proteus Completes Satellite-Derived Forest Inventory Pilot in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, UAE, and BRISTOL, UK, June 16, 2014—Proteus FZC, a provider of satellite-derived mapping and classification services, has completed a demonstration project using satellite imagery to inventory tree plantations in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The tree mapping pilot is a spin-off of a larger Emirate-wide habitat and land use/land cover (LULC) project now

June 19, 2014

Drone Spying on French Soccer Team?

After spotting a drone hovering over its practice on the first day of World Cup action, France’s soccer team called for an investigation into the possibility that the team was spied on.

June 19, 2014

Satellite Records Giant Greenland Glacier Retreat

Among the world’s most dynamic glaciers is Greenland’s Jakobshavn Isbrae, which showed its active nature with a large calving event at the end of May 2014.

June 19, 2014

Cryosat Satellite Delivers Bonus Benefits

Going above and beyond its objective to measure changes in the thickness of polar sea ice, the European Space Agency’s CryoSat satellite is a valuable data source for the oceanographic community.

June 19, 2014

Nevada Unmanned Aircraft Site Goes Live

The Federal Aviation Administration announced on June 9, 2014, that the state of Nevada’s unmanned aircraft system (UAS) test site is ready to conduct research vital to integrating UASs into the nation’s airspace.

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