In what it calls an “extremely urgent complaint” to the FCC, ARRL has targeted the interference potential of a series of audio/video transmitters used on unmanned aircraft and marketed as Amateur Radio equipment. Continue reading
Aireon has announced the successful launch and deployment of the first ten satellites hosting its space-based automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) system. Part of the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation, Aireon’s space-based ADS-B network will transform air traffic management capabilities, providing real-time air traffic surveillance and flight tracking across 100 percent of the planet. Continue reading
The US Navy and Northrop are upgrading software designs for the Fire Scout to harden its technology and secure video feeds from intrusion. Continue reading
NovAtel Inc., a supplier of high precision OEM Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) positioning technology, has unveiled its new OEM7 positioning engine. Leveraging previous generations of precise positioning know-how, the OEM7 incorporates new innovative capabilities and features that significantly enhance GNSS-based positioning reliability, accuracy and availability. Continue reading
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) has announced that its Network Centric Communications Pod (NCCP) successfully demonstrated the ability to provide a robust communications data link between Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) and U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) ground and air forces during an exercise held at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC), Twentynine Palms, California, in July. Continue reading
Cubic Mission Solutions (CMS), a newly formed business division of Cubic Corporation has announced a three-year extension award of $1.4 million from UAV Tactical Systems Ltd. (U-TacS) to provide additional Tactical Common Data Links (TCDL) for U.K. Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Watchkeeper Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program.