Articles

DARPA’s AHR Programme Moves Closer to Autonomous Aerial Refueling

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Autonomous High-Altitude Refueling (AHR) program recently completed successful flight demonstrations of technology that allows unmanned...

Europe tipped to spend $14B on drones

Europe is being tipped to spend nearly $14 billion over the next 10 years on research and development of unmanned aerial systems and their procurement. About $8.7 billion of that amount...

Driverless car law passed in California

The Governor of California, Jerry Brown, has signed legislation paving the way for driverless cars in California. "Today we're looking at science fiction becoming tomorrow's...

US GAO release report on Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration into the National Airspace System

Last week, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) released the following report - Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Measuring Progress and Addressing Potential Privacy Concerns Would Facilitate...

Towards a European strategy for the development of civil applications of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)

The European Commission’s (EC) Staff Working Paper (SWD) entitled “Towards a European strategy for the development of civil applications of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems“,...

Survey by UVS International on Civil Remotely Piloted Aircraft System Operations

Within the context of its Global Access Initiative, UVS International is organizing this survey on currently on-going civil RPAS operations. The intent of this survey has the following...

Remotely Piloted Aircraft System terminology from UVS International

Within the context of its Global Access Initiative, UVS International has produced three documents, which will hopefully contribute to making it possible for the international Remotely Piloted...

The skies open up for large civilian drones

Watch the full report on Newsnight on Thursday 30 August 2012 at 10.30pm on BBC Two, then afterwards on the BBC iPlayer and Newsnight website.   Unmanned aircraft, known as...

BAE Systems begins trials of unmanned aircraft system under the ASTRAEA programme

BAE Systems has begun testing technology to enable conventional aircraft to fly safely without pilots, including weather-avoidance and emergency landing systems. The defence and aerospace...

SESAR Launches Study on UAS Integration

The SESAR Joint Undertaking (JU), a public-private partnership formed to manage the Development phase of the airspace modernization initiative, has launched a study on the integration of...

Developing the civil nuclear power supply chain - Areas of potential interest

Developing the civil nuclear power supply chain Competition for collaborative R&D and feasibility funding Opens: 07 July 2012 Registration deadline: 29 August 2012 noon...

EBS Automation set to treble its workforce

A Llanelli company that designs, manufactures and installs highly sophisticated bespoke automation and robotic systems for a range of industry sectors is trebling the size of its workforce in a...

AAD KTN Capability Briefings at Farnborough Air Show

Article by Ruth Mallors , Director of AAD KTN   The AAD KTN will have a stand in the UK Village Pavillion; we are working again with UKTI, to hold three capability briefings ...

ASTRAEA

Article by Ruth Mallors , Director of AAD KTN   ASTRAEA or Autonomous Systems Technology Related Airborne Evaluation and Assessment in long hand is collaboration involving...

Market Study of Autonomous Systems

Article by Ruth Mallors , Director of AAD KTN   One of the AAD KTN objectives is to seek to create a UK Autonomous Systems Technology Strategy. To do this we are...

US JPDO NextGen UAS Research, Development and Demonstration Roadmap Published

The US Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO) has released the NextGen Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research, Development and Demonstration Roadmap (UAS RD&D Roadmap) Version 1.0. This...

ICAO Adopts UAS-Related Amendments

On 7 March 2012, the Council of ICAO unanimously adopted amendments to Annexes 2 and 7 of the Chicago Convention, achieving a very important milestone for the insertion of Unmanned Aircraft...

See video of Vijay Kumar’s presentation at the recent TED2012 Conference : Robots that fly ... and cooperate

Deputy Dean for Education at Penn University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Lab member Vijay Kumar presented...

UK and France deepen co-operation on UAV development

The UK and French armed forces will collaborate more closely in future - particularly in the deployment and development of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) - following an agreement in Paris last...

European Industry Calls for UAS Regulatory Framework

A representative from the European defense industry came out strongly in favor of the European Union developing a regulatory framework for unmanned aerial systems (UASs) at a workshop on...
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NTC Chair Details

 

Tony Balmer
 

BAE Systems

W429, Warton Aerodrome,
Preston,
PR4 1AX

tony.balmer@baesystems.com

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