Amanda Harvey, Assistant Editor
WASHINGTON. Aero Surveillance Inc. has announced the ASV 150-EC unmanned airborne surveillance system, an Open Architecture (OA), Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle (UAV). The highly modular ASV 150-EC is optimized for Size, Weight, and Power (SWAP), and incorporates a POD payload designed to receive next generation smart ARDENT electro-optical surveillance.
WASHINGTON. Rockwell Collins announced at the 2013 Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) conference testing of the Rockwell Collins GB-GRAM-M GPS receiver cards integrated with the RQ-11B Raven Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). This is the first time any UAS has used live Military code (M-code) signals to pilot accurately.
WASHINGTON. At the 2013 Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) conference, Northrop Grumman announced MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter has surpassed 5,000 flight hours in Afghanistan. Since 2011, the MQ-8B Fire Scout has provided airborne surveillance and targeting in support of counter improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and delivered Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) data to forces on the ground.