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28 Jan, 2014

J VanDomelen The aerospace market is booming, and expected to remain in a positive direction for some time to come. Organizations across the world are investing in the advancement of myriad spacecraft and aircraft programs. In the U.S., NASA officials have been actively partnering with commercial aerospace firms, and innovators design, develop, and test novel new aircraft platforms, both manned and unmanned. At … Read More

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30 Dec, 2013

J VanDomelen United Arab Emirates (UAE) officials placed large orders for military vehicles in 2013. During the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Dubai in February 2013 alone, UAE leaders announced multiple contracts to help outfit its armed forces with modern, military vehicles. Orders of note at IDEX 2013 included UAE contracts for 750 mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) all-terrain … Read More

Military, Milaero, Philip Finnegan, Geek, Israel, Aerospace, Teal Group, Mentor.com, UAS, Mil-Aero, Mentor, UAV, Mentor Graphics

30 Dec, 2013

J VanDomelen Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly referred to as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), continue to be the most dynamic growth sector of the global aerospace industry this decade, affirm analysts at Teal Group. In fact, unmanned vehicles (robots) of virtually all types are growing in functionality and popularity, in all corners of the world. “The increasing demand for UAVs in the Middle East, evolving … Read More

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23 Dec, 2013

J VanDomelen 2013 brought with it continued economic challenges, with military and aerospace (mil/aero) budgets suffering cutbacks; yet, the mil/aero community continues to innovate and find ways to accomplish more with less. Militaries around the world are achieving more with fewer resources through the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also popularly known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or remotely piloted … Read More

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29 Oct, 2013

J VanDomelen Popular Mechanics this month announced the recipients of its 2013 Breakthrough Awards. This year’s list honors innovators in the military and aerospace (mil/aero) community, including engineers at NASA JPL, Northrop Grumman Corp., and more. A growing number of mil/aero engineers are focused on advancing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and sensor technologies. Innovations in these areas are also turning … Read More

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30 Nov, 2012

J VanDomelen The military/aerospace (mil/aero) industry is obsessed with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) this month. The FAA is occupied with the safe integration of UAVs in public airspace. The Pentagon is buzzing about the first recorded attack on a military drone in the airspace over the Persian Gulf. The public is growing more concerned and vocal about UAVs as they relate to privacy. Unmanned aircraft systems … Read More

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29 Nov, 2012

J VanDomelen Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, are the topic of much conversation in the military/aerospace (mil/aero) community; much of the talk centers on UAVs in airspace, in fact. This month, the Pentagon confirmed that an Iranian attack aircraft fired on an unarmed U.S. drone on the morning of Nov. 1, 2012. Iranian leaders and lawmakers do not deny firing on the unmanned aircraft. The point of contention, … Read More

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28 Nov, 2012

J VanDomelen Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), now commonly referred to as remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) or remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) by federal agencies, standards bodies, and military organizations worldwide, are again the hottest topic of discussion in the military/aerospace (mil/aero) community. What has the industry, and the greater public, buzzing? The prospect of sitting in a window seat of … Read More

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29 Jul, 2012

J VanDomelen By World War II, remote-controlled aerial torpedoes, flying bombs, and pilotless planes (unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, as we know them today) were taking shape and undergoing testing by U.S. military forces. In early 1941, the conversion of popular military aircraft of the time, including Martin/Great Lakes Aircraft Company’s TG-2 torpedo bomber and Great Lakes’ BG-1 dive bomber, into remote-controlled … Read More

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23 Jul, 2012

J VanDomelen Unmanned drones are likely coming to an air space near you. The eventual and unavoidable integration of myriad unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), both civil and defense, in the same airspace as commercial airliners and military aircraft is a hotly debated topic. Civilian and military communities are actively voicing a wealth of concerns—such as over safety, privacy, and security—about the prospect. Government … Read More

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26 Jun, 2012

J VanDomelen Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) continue to grow in use and popularity; yet, little attention is paid to UAV history, which contains some valuable, if not shocking (pun intended), insights. On November 8, 1898, Nikola Tesla was granted U.S. Patent Number 613809 for what was likely the first remote control and unmanned vehicle ever envisioned. The patent, entitled “Method of and Apparatus for Controlling … Read More

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25 Jun, 2012

J VanDomelen The military and aerospace (mil/aero) market is currently a hotbed of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) activity. UAV platforms, technologies, challenges, and even mishaps are making news headlines and drawing a great deal of attention of late. Whereas the UAV is likely the hottest topic in mil/aero today, a much smaller industry segment know well the UAV’s rich and interesting history. The geek wants to … Read More

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27 Oct, 2011

J VanDomelen The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) is reported to possess more than 7,000 aerial drones, to date. The DOD boasted less than 50 such drones just a decade ago; and, Pentagon officials have asked Congress for nearly $5 billion, to be used for drones in 2012. Industry analysts are again predicting a strong unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market–and not just for the remainder of 2011 or throughout … Read More

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26 Oct, 2011

J VanDomelen The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market sector has experienced the most dynamic growth of any sector in the global aerospace industry this decade, according to a 2011 market study. Analysts at Teal Group, an aerospace and defense market analysis firm based in Fairfax, Va., predict UAV spending to nearly double over the next decade. Current worldwide UAV expenditures total $5.9 billion annually—a figure … Read More

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24 Feb, 2011

J VanDomelen Can you imagine looking out the window on your next flight and seeing a unmanned vehicle? (Perhaps some of you expected me to say “gremlin”, recalling William Shatner’s performance as Bob Wilson in The Twilight Zone’s famous “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” episode.) Military organizations and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) proponents are working diligently to gain the use of civilian/commercial airspace for … Read More

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