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Unmanned Systems News February 2011

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PredatorPredator XP Expands into New Markets

Heron UAVIsrael’s Heron TP Could Support French Strategic Intelligence Operations by 2012

Panther UAV
Panther Tilt-Rotor UAV Debut at Aero-India

Hermes 900
Elbit Systems Seek MALE UAV Opportunities in India

nishant uavIndian Army to receive Nishant UAVs

Hermes UAV FlightElbit Systems Performs Joint Flight Missions of Hermes 450 and Hermes 900 UAV’s

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X-47B Preform First Flight

RQ-170More about the Beast – RQ-170 Sentinel Show Again at Kandahar

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Defense Update Unmanned Systems Channel - February 2011



Photo above: On 14 January a group of soldiers and civilians from coalition forces gathered at the Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan to witness how the Honeywell RQ-16A T-Hawk miniature unmanned aerial vehicle can support combat and security operations throughout the armed forces. Photo: Spc. Jonathan W. Thomas (Read More...)

PredatorPredator XP Expands into New Markets

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) is offering a new export version of the Predator unmanned aerial system. The export of the standard RQ-1 Predator system has been limited by U.S. Government export restrictions, to select NATO members and allied nations. To meet the export potential of the system GA-ASI has recently expanded its aircraft portfolio to offer an export version of the Predator UAS – designated Predator XP. (Read More...)

Heron UAVIsrael’s Heron TP Could Support French Strategic Intelligence Operations by 2012

Dassault is proposing to support the French Ministry of Defense Intelligence gathering operations with Heron TP Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to be leased from Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). Dassault considers the Israeli UAV as suitable to answer the urgent operational requirements of the French armed forces. With a maximum take-off weight of over 4,000kg (8,820lb), Heron TP is capable of carrying large-volume multiple payloads, fly at an altitude above 45,000ft (13,700m) and sustain missions spanning over several days without landing. (Read More...)

Panther UAVPanther Tilt-Rotor UAV Debut at Aero-India

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is introducing at Aero-India a new class of aerial vehicles employing a revolutionary three tilting propellers design. This new propulsion concept enables the vehicle to take-off and land vertically, fly at high speed, or hover efficiently for extended period. (Read More...)

 

Orbiter UAVJubilant, Aeronautics Team to Address India’s Growing Need for UAVs

Jubilant Bhartia Group and Israel’s Aeronautics Defense Systems have recently formed a joint venture company addressing the growing need for unmanned aerial systems and aerostat systems in India. Aeronautics will hold 26% stake in the Bangalore based JV called ‘Jubilant Aeronautics’. The JV targets both the civil and defense sectors in India. (Read More...)

 

Hermes 900Elbit Systems Seek MALE UAV Opportunities in India

“India, as one of the world’s fastest growing nations, opens many opportunities for us, in which we can offer our advanced, proven technologies.” Joseph Ackerman President and CEO of Elbit Systems told Defense-Update. Elbit Systems, Israel’s largest defense company is a private holding company publicly traded in New York (NASDAQ) and Tel Aviv stock exchanges has entered the main weapons platforms market as a prime contractor. Its current backlog has grown to more than $5.3 billion in 2010. (Read More...)

Hermes 450Elbit Systems Performs Joint Flight Missions of Hermes 450 and Hermes 900 UAV’s

Elbit Systems announced that it successfully performed a series of joint flight missions of its Hermes 450 and Hermes 900 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The two different UAS were controlled and operated from the same universal ground control station (UGCS), transmitting the gathered imagery, ELINT and COMINT to their station operators, while using different communications systems. (Read More...)

Nishant UAVIndian Army to receive Nishant UAVs

Indian Army Get 4 Indigenous Nishant Unmanned Aerial Vehicles UAV’s
After completing successful flight trials in Rajastan, the Indian Army recently took delivery of four indigenously designed and developed ‘Nishant’ Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). (Read More...)

X-47B Preform First Flight

On February 4th The Northrop Grumman – built U.S. Navy X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration (UCAS-D) aircraft successfully completed its historic first flight at Edwards Air Force Base, California. (Read More...)

 

irobotE-BCT Program Decisions Announced

The Department of the Army announced today that it decided to continue low-rate initial production of two elements of the Early-Infantry Brigade Combat Team (E-IBCT) program – the Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle and tactical network system. The E-IBCT investment of network technologies and software provide a foundation for growth of the Army’s tactical network. (Read More...)

T-HawkHoneywell Takes T-Hawk for Afghanistan Roadshow

On 14 January a group of soldiers and civilians from coalition forces gathered at the Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan to witness how the Honeywell RQ-16A T-Hawk miniature unmanned aerial vehicle can support combat and security operations throughout the armed forces. (Read More...)

 

RQ170More about the Beast – RQ-170 Sentinel Show Again at Kandahar

New pictures published today on the Secret Projects forum provide a better view of the Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel operating from the Kandahar airfield in Afghanistan. Bill Sweetman of Aviation Week, who gave the RQ-170 the nickname ‘The Beast’, estimate the RQ-170 size to match the MQ-9A Reaper, and assumes the two aircraft carry a similar payload, although the ‘Beast’ would have shorter mission endurance given its thirsty jet propulsion. (Read More...)

neuronnEUROn Subsystems Begin to Assemble at Istres

Saab AB has delivered to Dassault the front and central fuselage sections of the European UCAV technology demonstrator nEUROn. Dassault Aviation the Prime contractor for the nEROn. As subassemblies and parts of the unmanned aircraft are arriving at Istres, nEUROn program is entering the critical phase of assembly and integration of the final air vehicle. (Read More...)

Searcher UAVSingaporean Searchers on a Mission in Afghanistan

The Singaporean troops will stay in Afghanistan until the end of 2011 supporting ISAF operations in the country. The deployments were supposed to have ended by April 2011 But Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean announced their mission will be extended. Since 2007 Singapore has deployed several military teams to Afghanistan, providing medical assistance, training and reconnaissance and surveillance in support of the International Security Afghanistan Force (ISAF). (Read More...)