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Navy orders 110 small throwable unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) robots from iRobot

Navy orders 110 small throwable unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) robots from iRobot

BEDFORD, Mass., 27 Aug. 2015. Unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) experts at iRobot Corp. in Bedford, Mass., have received a $4 million order from the U.S. Navy for the company's model 110 FirstLook robots and accessories, company officials announced last week.

Marines make transition from gallium arsenide to gallium nitride in air-defense radar

Marines make transition from gallium arsenide to gallium nitride in air-defense radar

QUANTICO, Va., 26 Aug. 2015. Systems designers at Northrop Grumman Corp. are inserting new electronic technology into a new U.S. Marine Corps air-defense radar to make the system more effective in detecting rockets, artillery, mortars, cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and other low observables.

Wrong again: UAV market heading nowhere but up over the next decade

Wrong again: UAV market heading nowhere but up over the next decade

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 25 Aug. 2015. I have to admit I was wrong about unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), specifically about the UAV market. I was under the impression that UAVs -- popularly called drones -- were starting to represent a market that was leveling off after years of steep growth. Gazing out over the military UAV landscape, it seemed to me that about everyone in the U.S military who wanted a UAV already had one.

Military researchers gather contractors for fast, energy-efficient undersea vehicles

Military researchers gather contractors for fast, energy-efficient undersea vehicles

KEYPORT, Wash., 21 Aug. 2015. U.S. government researchers are gathering contractors for a program to develop revolutionary underwater propulsion and drag-reduction technologies to enable manned and unmanned undersea vehicles to move through the water faster and more energy-efficiently than ever before.

NAVIGATION AND GUIDANCE: Navy chooses laser navigation for unmanned aircraft from ADSYS

U.S. Navy shipboard unmanned aviation experts needed navigation and landing capabilities for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in areas where RF and GPS signals are jammed or disrupted. They found their solution from ADSYS Controls Inc. in Irvine, Calif.

Air Force ready to approach industry for enabling technologies in affordable attack drones

U.S. Air Force researchers are notifying industry of an upcoming project to develop many inexpensive, disposable unmanned drones for long-range, high-speed attack missions in remote regions.

Textron continues Navy's unmanned minesweeping surface vessel program

Textron Systems Corp. is continuing its support for a fast unmanned boat designed to provide the U.S. Navy's Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) with unmanned minesweeping capability to detect, pinpoint, and destroy ocean mines.

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