Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will build five additional U.S. Navy MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopters, which allow ship commanders to extend their intelligence-gathering capabilities far beyond the horizon. Final assembly of the aircraft will take place at the company’s Unmanned Systems Center in Moss Point, Miss. The MQ-8C is based on a larger helicopter […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on NGC to Build 5 More MQ-8C Fire Scouts for the US Navy
03 February 2014 Japan’s decision to counter China’s military buildup, including strengthening the defense of its southern islands by purchasing the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey, is perhaps indicative of how critical the helicopter has become to nations in the Asia-Pacific region. While only a handful of countries in the region will be able to afford […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Asia-Pacific Nations Building Helo Fleets
9 February 2014 All new models, from SteadiDrone, South Africas multirotor manufacturers. They have simplified their range focusing on two quadrotor platforms, the QU4D X is a large heavy lift platform capable of flight times in excess of 60 minutes and able to lift well over 8kg. It replaces the 2013 H6X and EI8HT I have […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on SteadiDrone – New platforms for 2014
Friday, February 7, 2014 Helicopters flying over the Sochi Winter Olympics will perform a number of roles, but most will feature the livery of what one would expect – Russian Helicopters. The Russian Interior Ministry, Federal Security Service and Emergencies Ministry are among the agencies that will employ various Russian variants to conduct security missions, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Manassas, VA, February 4, 2014 – Aurora Flight Sciences announced today the award of a Phase I contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) X-Plane program. Aurora’s innovative VTOL X-Plane, known as LightningStrike, is designed for efficient hover and high speed, meeting DARPA’s ambitious goals for performance and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
13 Jan 2014 On Dec. 30, the Federal Aviation Administration authorized six public entities across the U.S. to research and test Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones). Among them is a joint venture between universities in New Jersey and Virginia, including Liberty University. This is a step forward in the FAA’s effort to incorporate drones into the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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