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BNSF Highlights UAS Program

August 29, 2019, Ft. Worth, Texas - BNSF highlighted their UAS program and the HQ-60 on Rail Talk today.  In cooperation with the FAA, utilizing the HQ-60 and other products, ... More

HQ-90 DEMONSTRATES INTEGRATION WITH AFRL

June 20, 2019, Camp Atterbury, Indiana – This past June, L3Harris successfully completed a demo with a team from the Air Force Research Laboratory at Camp Atterbury, Indiana in support of the Collaborative Autonomy program. The AFRL team also included members from the Wright State Research Institute and leveraged the Avwatch Mobile Tracking Station to provide a directional antenna tracking system. The collective effort demonstrated the integration of the FVR-90 platform with the ... More

LATITUDE AND NOAA SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE TEST FLIGHTS

May 8, 2019 April 17-18 – Arizona – L3 Latitude, in conjunction with NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL), successfully completed three flights testing both altitude and payload. Specifically, the second flight achieved 10k MSL (13,350 ft Density altitude) along with verification of NOAA’s payload integration and operation. Together, this verifies performance of the aircraft, and its A33N engine,… More

L3 AWARDED PATENT FOR INNOVATIVE HYBRID QUADROTOR TECHNOLOGY

January 8, 2019 –Technology Improves and Enhances Vertical Control of Unmanned Aircraft– Plano, Texas, January 8, 2019 – L3 Technologies has been issued a patent that covers key functionality of the Hybrid Quadrotor (HQ) vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft concept. The patent includes a combined pitch and forward thrust control for unmanned aircraft systems, which allows for… More

60-MILE-LONG DRONE INSPECTION FLIGHT POINTS TO THE FUTURE

January 8, 2019 by Tom Sawyer December 27, 2018 – Black & Veatch announced in December the successful conclusion of a 60-mile-log, non-stop, proof-of-concept drone-based inspection flight conducted by a remote pilot in a command center miles away in rural Illinois. The flight was made on Nov. 8 as part of three days of test flights operating beyond visual… More

NUAIR MOVING CLOSER TO DRONE TEST FLIGHTS TRACKED BY RADAR

December 18, 2018 SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) – The NUAIR Alliance for unmanned aerial vehicles, based in Central New York, is on the verge of a huge development for the industry. NUAIR is waiting for approval any day now from the FAA to be able to start test flying drones Beyond Visual Line of Sight in a 6-mile… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A HYBRID VERTICAL-TAKE-OFF-AND-LANDING FIXED WING AIRCRAFT FOR SHIPBOARD OPERATIONS



November 8, 2018 By Kenneth Vierra October 22, 2018 – A hybrid quadrotor (HQ) UAS platform with the ability of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) and conversion to fixed wing (FW) flight allows for operations from ships, where launch and recover space is constrained while maintaining the range and endurance of a FW aircraft. The HQ technology eliminates the… More
LATITUDE AWARDED NOAA PHASE II SBIR

May 24, 2018 Latitude received a Phase II SBIR award from NOAA to continue development of the HQ-55 unmanned aircraft. The HQ-55 is intended to maximize the available payload and endurance in a VTOL vehicle under the Part 107 55lb weight limit. Goals of the Phase II project include completion of production engineering, testing aboard NOAA science vessels,… More
HQ AT XPONENTIAL AND SOFIC

May 23, 2018 Latitude and HQ technology was well represented at AUVSI’s Xponential 2018 and SOFIC in May. In addition to our partners showing various HQ capabilities, Latitude displayed for the first time in public the HQ-55, a new UAV which maximizes payload and endurance in a VTOL, under-55lb, part 107 capable aircraft. More
HQ-40 FEATURED IN DRONE DELIVERY ARTICLE

March 12, 2018 Latitude’s HQ technology and our work with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s drone program was featured in an NPR article discussing how medical support may drive the adoption of drone delivery services. More
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