Category Archives: Control Stations & Remote Video Terminals

Future Mission Control System Key to UAS Flying Off Carriers

A team from the U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command simulates the operation of the future MQ-25 during a demo of the Unmanned Carrier Aviation Mission Control System at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.

The US Navy says it is moving full-throttle on plans to fly unmanned aircraft off of carriers. The planned MQ-25A will serve primarily as a refuelling platform, with the capacity to carry out some intelligence missions. The first unmanned craft to fly off a carrier, it is slated to deploy on the aircraft carriers Dwight D. Eisenhower and George H.W. Bush as early as 2019. Continue reading

China’s Ehang to Launch Commercial Fly-by-iPad

A model of the EHang 184 at the World Government Summit 2017 in Dubai’s Madinat Jumeirah

Chinese small unmanned-aircraft manufacturer Ehang plans the launch next year of a commercial version of its autonomous single-passenger vertical-takeoff-and-landing air vehicle that flies without a pilot, under the control of a plug-and-play iPad. Continue reading

General Atomics Gets $39 M USAF Ground Control Station Contract

GA-ASI AdvCkpt01General Atomics – Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $39,541,566 undefinitized contract action modification (FA8620-17-F-2353) to previously awarded contract FA8620-15-G-4040 for medium altitude unmanned aircraft system block 30 ground control station production. Continue reading