Tagged: Delivery

Spain Wants UAVs to Protect Overseas Training Missions

The Spanish Ministry of Defence (MoD) has opened a bidding contest to supply unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to help protect troops posted on overseas training missions. Some EUR4.3 million (USD4.9 million) has been budgeted for the class 1 small remote aircraft (20 kg), which are expected to be delivered before

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Insitu Gets Potential $232M Special Ops Order

Insitu Inc., Bingen, Washington, has been awarded a $5,000 minimum, $232,000,000 maximum additional task order under an existing non-competitive, single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (H92222-16-D-0031) for mid-endurance unmanned aircraft systems (MEUAS II-B) intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance services. This task order was issued to prevent interruption of ongoing services. Fiscal 2018 operations

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Insitu Gets $9M US Navy Blackjack Order

Insitu Inc., Bingen, Washington, has been awarded $9,000,000 for firm-fixed-price delivery order N0001918F030 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0014). This order provides for the procurement of spare and sustainment parts to maintain the RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft system in support of the Marine Corps. Work will be performed

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Drone Deliveries Are Picking Up in Iceland

Drone-based delivery companies are now springing up in places you’d never expect them to be. Using drones to make deliveries was once something we thought we’d never actually see, but it’s now being successfully done in some of the most random places in the world. Aha.is is Iceland’s largest e-commerce

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AirMap UTM Deployed in Czech Republic

AirMap, an airspace management platform for drones, has announced that its UTM services are being deployed by Air Navigation Services of the Czech Republic (ANS CR) to deliver situational awareness and authorization capabilities to the country’s growing community of drone operators. ANS CR is deploying AirMap UTM to manage authorizations

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CACI Gets $48.5M US Navy Contract to Deploy Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems

 CACI International Inc. has announced that the US Navy has awarded the company a $48.5 million single-award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to provide integration, installation, sustainment, and engineering services to the Naval Air Systems Command Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) AIRWorks Rapid Development Capabilities Integrated Product team.

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STRABAG counts on KLAUPPK precision drone surveying technology

STRABAG is a European tech company for construction services with about 73.000 employees worldwide. In early August, the first KlauPPK system was delivered to STRABAG‘s department “Digital Object Scanning and Drones”, by Videographics Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH as a local representative of the KlauPPK in Europe, to evaluate the technology and

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Next Generation of Humanitarian Airdrops

To reach the more than 800 million people who are hungry worldwide, logistics are often a key issue. Assisting 80 million people in 80 countries each year, even WFP – the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives – cannot reach everybody to deliver life- saving humanitarian aid.

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Insitu Gets $11M ScanEagle Contract for Afghanistan

Insitu Inc., Bingen, Washington, is awarded $10,826,778 for modification P00004 to a previously issued firm-fixed-price delivery order (N6833518F0050) placed against basic ordering agreement N68335-16-G-0046. This modification provides for the procurement of 27 ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems, 37 payloads and spares in support of the government of the Islamic Republic

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Windgo – Drone Chute™ Systems & Methods for Receiving Packages Delivered by Unmanned Vehicles Patent # 10,026,054

Protects methods of embedded sensing and receiving packages from unmanned vehicles. WINDGO’s Drone Chute™ is comprised of a collapsible package receiver adapted to be movably coupled to a building. The package receiver may be configured to receive the package well above ground to increase safety and security of the package

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Insitu Get $9M RQ-21A Parts Order from US Navy

Insitu Inc., Bingen, Washington, has been awarded $8,904,000 for firm-fixed-price delivery order N001918F0275 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0014). This delivery order provides for the procurement of various quantities of spare and sustainment parts in support of the RQ-21A system. Work will be performed in

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Rockwell Collins and Iridium Partner to Deliver Next-Generation Aviation Services

Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:IRDM) today announced Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL) as the newest Iridium Certus service provider for the aviation industry. Rockwell Collins will be adding the service to its comprehensive suite of aircraft connectivity applications for commercial, government and ARINCDirectSMbusiness customers. In addition to being a service provider, Rockwell

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RUSTA partner with ARC Aerial Imaging

RUSTA partners with ARC Aerial Imaging to deliver market leading 2-day SUAS business development course in Drone Aerial Imaging for Mapping and Surveying. Andy Carmen Managing Director of ARC Aerial Imaging will be delivering the course at RUSTA’s Head Quarters in Lincoln. Sion Roberts Managing Director of RUSTA and Andy

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Boeing Partners with SparkCognition to use AI and Blockchain for UTM

Boeing announced it is collaborating with artificial intelligence (AI) technology leader, SparkCognition, to deliver unmanned aircraft system traffic management (UTM) solutions. Boeing and SparkCognition will use artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies to track unmanned air vehicles in flight and allocate traffic corridors and routes to ensure safe, secure transportation.

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AirMap Partners with Skyguide for Swiss Drone UTM

AirMap has partnered with Skyguide, the Swiss air navigation service provider, to develop and deploy a national drone traffic management system (UTM—unmanned aircraft systems traffic management) for Switzerland. The announcement followed AirMap’s 2017 U-space demonstration with Skyguide. Switzerland already hosts the world’s first autonomous drone delivery network, in Zurich, and

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Australia’s first Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) maintenance training to be delivered in partnership with NCTC

Aviation Australia has partnered with one of the premier aerospace colleges in the United States of America, Northland Community & Technical College (NCTC), to deliver the first Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) maintenance training program in Australia. The courses are designed to educate and up-skill qualified aircraft mechanics into UAS maintenance

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AeroVironment Gets $248M 5-Year US Army Contract

AeroVironment, Inc. announced that on April 10, 2018 the United States Army selected the Company and six other suppliers for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) sustainment under a five-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. The seven awardees will compete for LRRS and MRM UAS, Tactical Open Architecture

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Kratos Rolls Out BQM-177A Target Drones for US Navy

Kratos Defense & Security has announced the rollout of its new BQM-177A target drones for U.S. Navy. On July 11 Kratos Defense & Security will be displaying the first aircraft under a $34.5 million contract with the U.S. Navy to supply high-performance subsonic aerial target drones to deliver realistic anti-ship

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U.S. Army Selects AeroVironment to Compete for Family of Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Spare Parts Task Orders Valued at Up To $248 Million Over Five Years

AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) announced that on April 10, 2018 the United States Army selected the Company and six other suppliers for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) sustainment under a five-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. The seven awardees will compete for LRRS and MRM UAS, Tactical Open

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US Army to Host Fly-Off for Future Tactical UAVs

The US Army plans to host a fly-off demonstration using off-the-shelf drones to define the capabilities of the FutureTactical Unmanned Aerial System (FTUAS), a replacement for the Textron RQ-7 Shadow. The Army anticipates awarding multiple indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity contracts with an estimated ceiling value of $78 million following a fly-off demonstration, it

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