Motley Fool reports Boeing Bags Massive U.S. Navy Drone Contract

Massive U.S. Navy Drone Contract Awarded to Boeing

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A massive U.S. Navy drone contract was awarded to Boeing subsidiary Insitu last month, for the supply of 173 small unmanned aerial vehicles to the U.S. and foreign militaries. As reported by The Motley Fool, The future of aerial warfare, meanwhile, is looking more and more likely to be a future dominated by drones — […]

Inside Unmanned Systems: Civil and COmmercial UAS buil on Military UAS Experience

Commercial UAS Success Builds on Military Experience

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Civil and Commercial UAS markets are realizing the value of operational reliability, redundancy and security, learned from Military UAS combat applications including mapping and surveillance, endurance, broadcast and telecommunication networks. Reported by Inside Unmanned Systems, Insitu, a Bingen, Washington-based subsidiary of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, has used its more than one million UAV flight […]

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MQ-8C Fire Scout Declared Operational by US Navy

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The MQ-8C Fire Scout is a sea-based vertical lift UAS built by Northrop Grumman for reconnaissance, situational awareness, and precision targeting support of forces on the ground, at sea, and in the air. As reported by AUVSI earlier this month, The U.S. Navy has declared initial operational capability of the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter, […]

Federal Communications Commission issues enforcement advisory on non-compliant AIS devices

Non-compliant AIS Enforcement Advisory Issued by FCC

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The use of non-compliant AIS devices, such as AIS Fish Net Buoys, is illegal and has the potential to disrupt important maritime communications, according to an advisory released by the Federal Communications Commission on Friday, June 14, 2019. As reported by the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service: Story by Walter Ham U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters […]

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Camcopter Selected for Search and Rescue Trials

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Shine Micro industry-partner Schiebel announced Monday that the Camcopter S-100 has been selected for Search and Rescue (SAR) trials in Norway. From AUVSI News May 6, 2019: Schiebel has announced that its Camcopter S-100 UAS has been selected by Norway’s Andøya Test Center for extensive search and rescue trials as part of the Arctic 2030 […]

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ORBCOMM and Kordia Extend AIS Contract With Australian Maritime Safety Authority

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Shine Micro industry-partners Orbcomm and Kordia announced that the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has extended their AIS contract for another year. From globenewswire.com: ROCHELLE PARK, N.J., April 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced that the Australian Maritime […]

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ISR & Unmanned Systems: USCG Welcomes ScanEagle

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In an April article about ISR and Unmanned Systems, SeaPower Magazine Special Correspondent Daniel P. Taylor reports that “The Coast Guard is officially bringing the ScanEagle® drone into the fold with a Major new contract.” Lt. Cmdr. Kenneth Walton, U.S. Coast Guard Office of Aviation Forces, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, told Seapower that following the contract […]

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406 Day: National Campaign for Awareness of Emergency Locator Beacon Importance

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U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest Contact: 13th District Public Affairs Office: (206) 220-7237 After Hours: (206) 391-5864 13th District online newsroom NEWS RELEASE SEATTLE – Saturday, April 6, is 406 Day, a national campaign run by NOAA to spread awareness of the importance of emergency position indicating radio beacons, or EPIRBs, and personal locator beacons, […]

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Coast Guard conducts waterways analysis study of Tillamook Bay, seeks public comment

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U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest Contact: 13th District Public Affairs Office: (206) 220-7237 After Hours: (206) 391-5864 13th District online newsroom NEWS RELEASE GARIBALDI, Wash. — Coast Guard officials are seeking public comment while conducting a waterways analysis and management system (WAMS) review of Tillamook Bay. The Coast Guard uses WAMS to validate the adequacy of the […]