Category Archives: Data Links & Communications

Insitu and Amazon Web Services Demo Large Data-set Pre-processing without Internet Connectivity

This LiDAR image was taken in less than one hour of flight, during which more than one linear kilometer of a wall was mapped, providing the customer with easy-to-access, actionable data that can be shared across its state-based operations in Australia.

Insitu, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, recently celebrated a successful trial deployment of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Snowball Edge in Queensland, Australia. AWS Snowball is a service that accelerates transferring large amounts of data into and out of AWS using physical storage appliances, bypassing the internet. Continue reading

General Atomics Gets $14M USAF MQ-9 Datalink Contract

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $14,151,324 cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price undefinitized contract action modification (P00021) to a previously awarded contract (FA8620-16-C-3003) for the MQ-9 Block 5 kits, to include extended-range kits, beyond-line-of-sight kits and Barrett Asymmetrical Digital Datalink Computer Routers.  Continue reading

AeroVironment Integrates New M1/M2/M5 Compatible Digital Data Links

AeroVironment, Inc. has announced that it has delivered M1/M2/M5-compatible Raven and Puma AE unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to two DoD customers, with more orders and deliveries scheduled. In addition, the company will begin taking orders in December 2017 for M1/M2/M5-configured Wasp AE micro air vehicles (MAV) for delivery in spring 2018. Continue reading