UNMANNED VEHICLES

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), unmanned aerial system (UAS), unmanned surface vehicle (USV), unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), and unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) technologies

Military UAV market to hit $6.35 billion by 2018

Spending for U.S. military UAVs to rise from $4.97 billion in 2013 to $6.53 billion in 2018

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 7 May 2014. Spending for U.S. military unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will rise from $4.97 billion in 2013 to $6.53 billion in 2018 -- a five-year increase of 24 percent -- predict analysts at market researcher Frost & Sullivan in Mountain View, Calif.

Unmanned vehicles for the carrier strike force

Could unmanned vehicles be just the help that a thinly stretched carrier force needs?

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 29 April 2014. It's difficult to gauge the importance of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier. When an international crisis flares up, it's usually the carrier that is first on scene to handle a military confrontation or disaster relief.

Pentagon drone spending to reach $2.45 billion

Pentagon plans to spend $2.45 billion next year on UAVs for surveillance and attack

WASHINGTON, 9 March 2014. U.S. military leaders plan to spend $2.45 billion next year on unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) procurement and research, with the RQ-4 Global Hawk, MQ-9 Reaper, and the experimental U.S. Navy Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance And Strike (UCLASS) system expected to be the biggest winners.

Israel Aerospace Industries unveils medium-endurance UAV that runs on jet fuel, not gasoline

LOD, Israel, 24 Feb. 2014. Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designers at Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) in Lod, Israel, have revealed the company's Super Heron heavy-fuel UAV with advanced avionics, triple redundancy, and advanced computerized systems for growth potential.

DARPA to brief industry on software tools to plan air battles with manned aircraft and UAVs

ARLINGTON, Va., 18 Feb. 2014. U.S. military researchers will brief industry on 28 Feb. 2014 on a program to develop software decision aids to plan aerial battles involving manned combat aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Military researchers reach out to industry for open-source software for unattended ground sensors

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 16 Feb. 2014. U.S. military researchers are asking for industry's help to develop open-systems software that will enable unattended ground sensors to work together, and increase the flexibility and lower the costs of developing and deploying unattended sensors.

L-3 boosts radar expertise for unmanned vehicles with Mustang acquisition

L-3 Communications in New York is boosting its radar technology for smart weapons, electronic warfare (EW), and unmanned vehicles with the acquisition of Mustang Technology Group in Plano, Texas.

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