08 May 2015 Is it a helicopter? Is it a plane? NASA has developed a 10-engine electric vehicle that can take off like a helicopter but fly a plane. The prototype, dubbed ‘Greased Lightning,’ or ‘GL-10’ is initially being developed as a drone, according to NASA but could eventually become a manned vehicle. “We have […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on NASA’s ‘Greased Lightning’ drone merges helicopter and plane technology
03 Mar 15; RDECOM The U.S. Army science and technology community is charting the future of military vertical lift aviation that will enable warfighters to accomplish missions not possible today. The Army, supported by NASA and the Navy, is combining its areas of technical expertise to accomplish the aggressive scientific and engineering goals necessary to […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Army Engineers Define Future Aviation Fleet
Sikorsky has won $8 million contract for Phase 1 of the Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The DARPA’s ALIAS program’s aim is to develop and insert new automation into existing aircraft to enable operation with reduced onboard crew, according to the press release announced on […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Sikorsky Wins $8 Million Contract For DARPA’s ALIAS Program
The world’s smallest operational military UAV with night capability was unveiled by Prox Dynamics. The PD-100 Black Hornet is an 18-gram single-rotor helicopter UAV. It is fitted with both long-wave infrared and day video sensors, and can transmit video streams as well as high-resolution still images via a digital datalink with a 1m range. According to […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Nano UAS Demonstrates Night-Vision Capability
Airbus Defense and Space and DCNS have signed a cooperation agreement to develop a ship-based helicopter UAS capability. This technological partnership will help to speed up the market release of the TANAN vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) tactical helicopter UAS, as it takes into account the naval sector’s requirements and the aircraft’s efficient integration onto […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on DCNS, Airbus Defense and Space to Develop Tantan Ship-Based UAS
Bell Helicopter , a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the sale of two Bell 407GXs to two North American sheriff aviation departments. One of the aircraft was purchased by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona, and the other by the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s department in California. The two sheriff departments will use […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on CA & AZ Sheriffs Expand Fleet with the Purchase of Bell 407GXs
Boeing [NYSE: BA] this month delivered to the U.S. Army, 75 days ahead of schedule, the 300 th CH-47F Chinook helicopter. “This marks another benchmark for the CH-47F program,” said Lt. Col. Michael Hauenstein, the Army’s CH-47F product manager, Office of the Project Manager, Cargo Helicopters. “More importantly, we have met this benchmark ahead […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Boeing Delivers 300th CH-47F Chinook to US Army Ahead of Schedule
AHS Federal City Chapter Dinner Meeting Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Keynote Speaker Max Snell Office of Naval Research Program Director, Autonomous Aerial Cargo System “Challenges of Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Delivery” Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel 900 South Orme Street Arlington, VA 22204 6:00 p.m. SOCIAL (cash bar) 6:45 p.m. SEATED DINNER 7:30 p.m. GUEST SPEAKER Cost: $35.00 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Join Us for Dinner this Wed – Keynote Speaker is the Navy’s Program Director, Autonomous Aerial Cargo Systems
Attention students! AHS International has just released the Request for Proposals for our 32nd Annual Student Design Competition! We are giving away $12,000 in cash and prizes to the university students or teams who can come up with the best proposals for “Distributed Logistics in an Urban Setting Using Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles”. More…:Continue Reading... Comments Off on 32nd AHS Student Design Competition RFP released!
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