General Atomics Gets $16M USAF MQ-9 Contract

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $16,001,592 cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price undefinitized contract action modification (P00017) to a previously awarded contract (FA8620-16-C-3003) for the MQ-9 hybrid release 1 integration and 2407 operational flight program software testing, logistics engineering documentation, technical data, training, specifics and drawings.  Continue reading

Kittyhawk Launches Intelligent Flight Profiles

Kittyhawk has announced Flight Profiles,  a key new feature to its expanding enterprise platform. After collaborating with customers, it became clear that as more organizations teams leave the “freelancer” or “contractor” model and begin to train more employees to fly, that a set of “common-sense” presets was necessary to help further reduce risk and empower their workforce. Continue reading

Gas Pipeline Flight in Mexico Monitored in Canada

SkyX Systems Corporation, a Canadian data acquisition company, has just achieved a disruptive accomplishment in Mexico: It successfully flew its SkyOne Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) on an autonomous data mission over more than 100 kilometres of gas pipeline in Mexico. The robotic flight was programmed and monitored remotely from the company’s Greater Toronto Area SkyCenter mission control, with a support crew of engineers on the ground in Mexico. Continue reading