A Smarter Scout
- Lightening the Load. Cahlink, George // Government Executive;8/15/2004, Vol. 36 Issue 14, p65
The article reports that the U.S. Army's proposed $22.1 billion acquisition budget for fiscal 2005 is receiving more attention for what's not in it than what is. The Army expects to save $14.6 billion by 2011 by cutting the Boeing-Sikorsky RAH66 Comanche helicopter. Specifically, the service...
- Pentagon Bets On Joint UCAV. Wall, Robert // Aviation Week & Space Technology;12/16/2002, Vol. 157 Issue 25, p41
Focuses on the U.S. parliament's initiative to combine the military services' unmanned combat air vehicle efforts. Highlights of steps that would be taken during the process; Obstructions in the plan for creating the unified organization of the army and the navy; Aspects related to cost that...
- Locally Built Copter Stays Alive in Budget. Graves, Brad // San Diego Business Journal;5/12/2003, Vol. 24 Issue 19, p9
Reports on the budget allocated by the U.S. Navy for the Fire Scout unmanned military helicopter from Northrop Grumman Corp. Use of Fire Scout for Littoral Combat Ship; Amount requested by Northrop Grumman for the project; Improvements to the helicopter.
- Dragonfly UAV Features Electronic Weapon. McKenna, Ted // Journal of Electronic Defense;Apr2004, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p16
Reports that the U.S. Army's Future Combat Systems program will feature a weapon the fires ammunition using no mechanics, just electronic pulses. Integration of Metal Storm electronic firing weapon with the Dragonfly Pictures DP-4X unmanned aerial vehicle; Ways by which Metal Storm works.
- Army Delays Design Reviews For Future Combat System UAV. DiMascio, Jen // Defense Daily;11/2/2006, p1
The article reports on the decision of the U.S. Army to delay design reviews for the Army Future Combat Systems unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). The Class IV UAV called Fire Scout, an unmanned version of the manned helicopter Schweizer Model 330SP, is being developed by Northrop Grumman for both...
- Navy Strives For Interoperability In Unmanned Systems. McCarthy, Mike // Defense Daily;8/9/2012, Vol. 255 Issue 30, p2
The article reports that standards for creating common interfaces to make unmanned systems interoperable to share video and command is being developed by the U.S. Navy. According to Captain Donald Zwick, who heads the common standards and interoperability initiative at PEO (U&W), aerial vehicles...
- Aviation Gamble. Fulghum, David A. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;2/12/2007, Vol. 166 Issue 7, p84
The article reports that there will be a mix of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters and F/A-18E/F Super Hornets in the U.S. Navy until at least 2030. From the beginning of the Joint Strike Fighter program, it was planned by both the Air Force and Navy that the F-35, late in its production life, would...
- Spartan Unmanned Surface Vehicle Scouts Persian Gulf. // Sea Power;Feb2004, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p37
Features the new Spartan unmanned watercraft introduced by USS Gettysburg from the USS Enterprise Carrier Strike Group. Support of operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom; Design of the watercraft; Potential applications of Spartan.
- AAI Wins UAS Remote Video Terminal Contract From Army. // Defense Daily;10/5/2005, Vol. 228 Issue 3, p4
The article reports on a U.S. Army contract received by AAI Corp. to design, develop, and demonstrate the company's mobile One System remote video terminal (OSRVT) for unmanned aircraft systems, in October 2005. AAI will integrate software, electronic modules and other enabling technologies into...