Tag Archives: unmanned aerial vehicles

DA #4: A Glimpse into the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Industry with David Willems of UMS Skeldar

In this episode I interview David Willems from Switzerland, he is the Business Development Director at UMS Skeldar. We discuss on Systems, Customers, ethical issues behind Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Industry etc. You can stream this episode or download it to your computer or handheld devices. Right-click here to download the MP3. UMS Skeldar is a world leader in the design ...

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QF-16 Air Superiority Target (AST) Specifications

The USAF plans to convert older-model F-16s into full-scale target drones under the QF-16 Air Superiority Target (AST) program. These AST drones are used in Weapon System Evaluation Programs (WSEP) for assessing upgrades or replacements for air-to-air missiles (AAM), and they are also useful for giving pilots the experience of a live AAM shot and kill prior to entering combat. ...

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Future deployment plan of Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) aircraft

Since the official unveiling of the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) aircraft on June 14, 2012, many defence analysts have tried to predict its future development plans and the systems impact once it is based on various American Air Bases around the world including Kadena Air Base in Japan which is the hub of U.S. airpower ...

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Conquering the UAV Human Machine Interface

The pace of change within the field of Unmanned Aerial Systems is simply staggering. From relative obscurity in the 1990’s, there are now over 260 UAV variants flying or in development from over 50 countries. Whole new classes of aircraft have emerged: SUAS, TUAS, MALE, HALE, LEMV and UCAS, and capabilities stretch to 7 days airborne, 70,000+ feet and 3,000+ ...

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Lockheed Martin Unveils Samarai Flyer

With UAVs taking all shapes and sizes in recent years, Lockheed Martin has been working which is based on a monocopter platform. Lockheed Martin calls it Samarai Flyer and was unveiled for the first time publically on August 16th, 2011 at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International conference. Technically a monocopter is like a helicopter, except that the entire ...

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