Northrop Grumman expects to shortly integrate a maritime radar on its Firebird optionally piloted MALE UAV.
UAVOS completes Surveyor-HE flight tests
UAVOS has completed test flights of its Surveyor-HE UAS system, the company announced on 27 January.
The Surveyor-HE consists of the UVH-EL UAS and ground control system equipped with an electric engine unit.
UAVOS has increased the flight endurance of the UAS to 1.5 hours carrying a 5-6kg payload and powered by two high-capacity lithium-ion batteries. In its light configuration the UAS can carry the same payload for 45 minutes.
The 2.23m VTOL UAS has fully automatic take-off, flight and landing, and can fly at 3,500m at speeds of up to 75m/h.
The system has been designed for surveillance, monitoring, communications and anti-UAS protection operations.
A pair of MQ-9As can no longer be operated and owned by General Atomics for strike and targeting missions in the CENTCOM area of operations.
A US DoD contract has revealed that the UK has agreed to buy an additional MQ-9 Reaper. The thinking behind this may be associated with a need to maintain unmanned operational output ahead of the introduction of the MQ-9B SkyGuardian.
The design of the Seahawk medium USV reflects lessons learned from the predecessor Sea Hunter vessel.
New framework deal sees Camcopter S-100 used for emissions monitoring and maritime surveillance.
Latest addition to the V-Bat portfolio features higher operational ceiling and heavier payload capacity.