Tag Archives: UAS

UPDATE to the Blue UAS 2.0 Cleared List

The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) and the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment (OUSD(A&S)) are unveiling the first companies that have passed the vetting required for onboarding policy-compliant, commercial small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) into the Department of Defense (DoD). The drones added to the DIU …

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FlightWave Edge 130 VTOL Added to Blue UAS Cleared List

FlightWave Aerospace, an industry-leading provider of VTOL drones, sensors and software solutions, on January 18th announced completion of the process to receive an Authority To Operate (ATO) designation under the DoD Defense Innovation Unit’s Blue sUAS 2.0 Program. As a result, the NDAA-compliant Edge 130 Blue UAS has been approved …

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USAF awards Black Sage Tech $900M contract for UAS developme…

Black Sage Technologies, a leading provider of layered counter unmanned aircraft system (CUAS) solutions, was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for the development of innovative approaches that bring multi-domain systems capabilities, the characterization of new technologies and systems through studies, recurrent demonstration, and rapid development to enable rapid prototyping, test, …

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Northrop Grumman, NASA to shape future integration of UAS

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is collaborating with NASA to develop and test solutions for integrating large, uncrewed aircraft systems into the National Airspace System (NAS). The effort will focus on air cargo operations and is part of NASA’s Air Traffic Management-eXploration (ATM-X) Pathfinding for Airspace with Autonomous Vehicles (PAAV) subproject. “Partnering …

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FCC Starts Rulemaking on Licensed Spectrum for UAS Use

The Federal Communications Commission on January 4th proposed rules to enable wireless communications for unmanned aircraft system use in the 5030-5091 MHz band and sought comment on whether measures are necessary to facilitate such use on flexible-use wireless networks.  Unmanned aircraft systems today primarily operate under unlicensed and low-power wireless …

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UAS Cluster Initiative Announces New Program Manager

The Unmanned Aerial Systems Cluster Initiative (UASCI) is pleased to announce Emily Bell has joined our team as Program Manager. In this role, she will oversee program development and implementation to support organizational and ecosystem growth. Ms. Bell brings to the role nearly two decades of program and organizational management …

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MSU continues UAS development with $18.7M contract from U.S….

Mississippi State University (MSU) has once again been tapped to lead a major uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) research, testing and evaluation project on behalf of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Homeland Security’s Office of Procurement Operations, on behalf of the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), has awarded …

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Thread awarded $1.2M for UAS Research & Development at GFAFB

Senator John Hoeven on January 6th announced that Thread, formerly known as Airtonomy, a North Dakota technology startup, has received a $1.2 million award under the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to develop an unmanned aerial system (UAS) solution that will enhance perimeter security at the Grand Forks …

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FAA announces new Executive Director of UAS Integration Offi…

By David H. Boulter, FAA Associate Administrator (A) for Aviation Safety | December 27, 2022 On December 15th, the FAA announced the new Executive Director of the UAS Integration Office, Jeffrey Vincent, who will be joining the AVS Management Team in January. Jeffrey has extensive experience in working across the agency …

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Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract to Provide UAS to UK Army

The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded Lockheed Martin a 10-year contract to provide the British Army with uncrewed Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) services, including sophisticated targeting, and automated target and threat recognition enabled by the latest Artificial Intelligence technology. The contract supports highly skilled jobs across multiple sites …

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