uAvionix Corporation has announced the introduction of PingStation– an all-weather, networkable ADS-B receiver for low and high altitude aircraft surveillance. PingStation is robust enough to be permanently mounted outdoors in harsh environmental conditions and small enough to be used as a mobile asset for roaming operations. Continue reading
The US Air Force is modifying and installing the latest Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) onto the EQ-4B Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle, giving service members constant communication connectivity and network-centric data sharing in the field. Continue reading
uAvionix Corporation, a provider of avionics products for small UAS (sUAS) has announced a new line of four integrated Ping transceivers and navigation products reducing weight and installation complexity. The new hardware will debut at AUVSI XPONENTIAL and is available and shipping now to customers worldwide. Continue reading
The growing threat from commercial drones has generated a wave of activity from vendors claiming that RF detection and geolocation offer a complete solution. In this article, we will explore whether RF is really the whole answer. Continue reading
Hughes Network Systems will provide satellite communications for the United Kingdom’s fleet of Predator B remotely piloted aircraft, the company announced March 6.
Aireon has announced that Thales has officially begun the testing and validation of the Aireon space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) data. Initially signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in June of 2015, the start of data validation marks a major milestone for Aireon and Thales‘ efforts to ensure the successful integration of space-based ADS-B into the TopSky–ATC automation platform. Continue reading
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a provider of satellite networking technology, solutions and services, has announced the commercial availability of an ultra-compact airborne SATCOM terminal for unmanned aircraft systems delivering exceptional throughput for its size. Continue reading
The MITRE Corporation‘s Center for Advanced Aviation System Development (CAASD), the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), recently published a study characterizing the impact on the current Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system performance due to the potential use of ADS-B by low-flying, small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). Continue reading