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Northrop Drafting XS-1 Experimental Space Plane Design

By Danielle Lucey
20 August 2014

Northrop Grumman, with partners Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic, is creating a design and flight demonstration plan for DARPA’s Experimental Spaceplane XS-1 program. ...

Image courtesy Northrop Grumman.
  

 


 


DOT Begins V2V Rulemaking Process

By Danielle Lucey
20 August 2014

Today, NHTSA released an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking, a preliminary step that will lead to the eventual adoption of the safety system in all vehicles. ...

Image courtesy NHTSA.
  

 


 


Ohio John Deere Dealer to Sell UAS

By Danielle Lucey
19 August 2014

The largest John Deere dealership in Ohio, J.D. Equipment, has formed an agreement with Indiana company Precision Drone LLC to sell the company’s hexacopters, intended for agricultural use. ...

Photo courtesy Precision Drones LLC.
  

 


 


SMSS, K-Max Pair for First Fully Autonomous Mission

By Danielle Lucey
18 August 2014

Lockheed Martin and TARDEC announced today that they have successfully performed a fully autonomous cargo resupply demonstration where the company’s unmanned K-Max helicopter delivered an SMSS. ...

Photo courtesy Lockheed Martin.
  

 


 


X-47B Testing With Hornet on USS Roosevelt

By Danielle Lucey
18 August 2014

The U.S. Navy has started another round of X-47B tests yesterday, this time pairing the unmanned combat air vehicle with manned aircraft on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt. ...

Photo courtesy U.S. Navy/Mass Communications Specialist Seaman Apprentice Alex Millar.
  

 


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