National security

December 11, 2006 - 11:12am

A number of multirole airborne systems for earth remote sensing (ERS) have been developed by Irkut to equip both unmanned and optionally piloted aerial vehicles. The systems are the result of research and development carried out by the company and its partners since 1999 for the systems detection and monitoring of emergencies. Tasks envisioned include the search for survivors and provision of information to rapid response agencies.  

December 11, 2006 - 11:01am

EADS Military Aircraft has announced the successful first flight of the new Carapas high-speed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which took place earlier this month at the Biscarrosse missile test center in France.  

December 11, 2006 - 7:05am

FLIR Systems is showcasing three new compact multi-sensor systems developed to maintain the company’s position as a leader in this field.  Each is a derivative of an earlier model but incorporates an advance in technology that results in improved performance.

December 11, 2006 - 6:11am

Responding to the fast-growing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market and exhibiting at Dubai for the first time, Canada’s MicroPilot has developed what it claims to be the world’s smallest fully functional autopilot. Weighing just one ounce, the MP2028g has capabilities that include airspeed hold, altitude hold, turn coordination, GPS navigation, as well as autonomous operation from launch to recovery.

December 6, 2006 - 1:59pm

Iranian companies have accumulated considerable experience in the development and production of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) since the country imported its first one in 1979.

Having since placed an indigenous design into service in 1986 and supplied a number of units to the Iranian military, the country’s industry now looks ready to start exporting them.

December 6, 2006 - 12:19pm

The defense and aerospace industries in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and some neighboring countries are growing, as seems evident from the number of exhibitors from the region here at this week’s Dubai airshow. While some, such as Jordan Aerospace Industries (Stand No.

December 6, 2006 - 12:17pm

Armed UAVs are not new: back in the days when UAVs were known as RPVs (remotely piloted vehicles) Ryan Aeronautical made several proposals to arm its BQM-34 Firebee target drone, the earliest dating to 1953.

December 6, 2006 - 10:50am

EDO Corp. (Stand ADT 117) is to provide a weapon carriage and release system for the U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Predator B unmanned aircraft. The initial design and development contract from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems is worth just $1.4 million, but EDO noted that it plans production of “well over” 100 Predator Bs.

November 30, 2006 - 9:52am

In 1999, Operation Allied Force was a success, as Serbian forces were evicted from Kosovo. But then-USAF commander Gen. John Jumper was distinctly unhappy. He said those Serbian tanks that rolled out of hiding after the shooting stopped should have been spotted and destroyed by coalition airpower. Jumper also said he knew that the Serbian air defense system had never really been neutralized.

November 29, 2006 - 6:28am

Universal Weather & Aviation has introduced a new online Master Crew List (MCL) and Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) filing application that adapts to work the way its individual clients work. In essence this means that clients can provide relevant MCL/APIS information via their online format, or if preferred, they can let Universal collect the required information to file the necessary reports.

 
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