Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and their associated Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) provide navies around the world unique capabilities in intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, scouting, and attack. The value of sea-launched UAV include operational and tactical flexibility and the ability to rapidly relocate a launch platform without the concerns of a land-based footprint and associated logistics chain.
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NAVAIR at AUVSI 2016
6 June 16 - NAVAIR junior personnel attended the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International conference May 3 in New Orleans, La. to learn about emerging technologies in the field and how the Navy can take advantage of these capabilities.
Integrator Completes First At-Sea Testing
13 February 2013 - The Navy's RQ-21A Small Tactical UAS completed its first operational take offs and landings at sea from the San Antonio class dock landing ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD-19). The testing took place in the Gulf of Mexico on 10 February. Above, the Integrator is recovered with Insitu's SkyHook capture rope (U.S. Navy Photo).
18 January 2013 - Naval aviation is approaching a critical decision regarding unmanned aircraft.
18 October 2012 - Recent contract awards indicate further Chinese interest in Unmanned Aerial Systems.
2 September 2012 - Unmanned Helicopter Reconnaissance Squadron One (HUQ-1) will stand up on October 1 to support the U.S. Navy’s growing rotary wing UAV fleet.
17 August 2012 - The Navy intends to station the MQ-4C Triton at Anderson Airbase in Guam around 2017.
16 August 2012 - The introduction of wireless power transmission technology will add tremendous capabilities to future naval drones.
14 August 2012 – In June, Boeing and Johns Hopkins University teamed to test swarming functions using two ScanEagle drones.