Business

September 7, 2012

Fury(r) 1500 UAS achieves full data rate SATCOM video link


AME Unmanned Air Systems announced Sept. 7 that the Fury 1500 UAS has become the first truly tactical UAS to downlink live video over Satellite Communications.
A Fury(r) aircraft transmitted full-motion video to a ground terminal over a high bandwidth commercial SATCOM link.

Fury 1500 was developed at AME’s UAS facility in San Luis Obispo, Calif. The Fury(r) is operated and controlled by AME’s UAS Mission Management software, SharkFin(r).
BLOS capability solidifies the Fury’s position as the longest-range tactical runway-independent UAS flying today. With BLOS, the Fury is able to support missions at distances previously impossible using tactically deployed unmanned systems.

“This is an important milestone for the tactical UAS community. BLOS capability puts Fury alone in the low-altitude, long-endurance, large payload, tactical UAS market,” said John Purvis, president and CEO of AME UAS. “Now with BLOS we have blurred the line between tactical and strategic unmanned ISR without the need for a fixed runway. This is a huge win for the war fighter and intelligence community. The UAS can operate from almost anywhere with a minimal forward deployed crew. We feel Fury has a critical mix of capabilities for both now and in the foreseeable future.”

Designed for a broad range of missions, Fury(r) 1500’s modularity, large volume, 190-pound useful load and 1.5 KW of available power supports several payloads simultaneously while maintaining over 16 hours of endurance. Market-leading performance coupled with low operational and acquisition costs provide Fury customers a true best-value solution.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines March 4, 2015

News: Pentagon: Another BRAC will save money - Pentagon planners have a new pitch to lawmakers skeptical of a fresh round of base closings: We promise we’ll save money this time.   Business: China’s new C919 will begin test flights this year - China’s new superjet will take to the skies for the first time later this...
 
 
Air Force photograph by SrA. Jensen Stidham

World War II pilot reunited with P-47

Air Force photograph by SrA. Jensen Stidham Retired Air National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2 Robert Hertel, laughs while under the wing of a P-47 Thunderbolt during the Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course Feb. 2...
 
 

News Briefs March 4, 2015

General: 8,500 Islamic State fighters killed in Iraq so far The U.S.-led military coalition in Iraq has killed more than 8,500 Islamic State fighters since its bombing campaign began in August, the top general overseeing the coalition said March 3. Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, the commander of U.S. Central Command, said the Islamic State, which...
 

 
Lockheed Martin photograph

Turning up the heat

Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin ATHENA laser weapon system defeats a truck target by disabling the engine, demonstrating its military effectiveness against enemy ground vehicles. Latest evolution of Lockheed Martin l...
 
 

USO Visit

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Actor Vince Vaughn speaks with Edwards Airmen and 412th Security Forces Squadron members at the base library before introducing an advance screening of his new movie, “Unfinished Business,” at the base theater Feb. 28.
 
 

Sikorsky S-97 RAIDERô team begins final assembly of second aircraft

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., announced March 4 the start of final assembly of the second S-97 RAIDERô helicopter at the company’s Development Flight Center. Along with a team of industry suppliers, Sikorsky is developing two RAIDERô prototypes to demonstrate the revolutionary new capabilities in improved maneuverability and flight speed. The...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>