The second demonstration of multiple unmanned aerial vehicle systems set for Monday, July 14, at the Webster Field Annex of NAVAIR, Patuxent River, Maryland, will feature 14 demonstrations, and numerous full-scale hardware displays..
While a few systems participated in the 2001 demo, many are new to the event. Flyers for 2003 are:
Aerovironment - Raven
BAI Aerosystems Dragon Eye
BAI Aerosystems Tern XPV-1
Boeing Scan Eagle
DRS Sentry HP
Geneva Aerospace Dakota
MLB Bat III
Northrop Grumman Fire Scout
Northrop Grumman Hunter
Yamaha - RMAX
Opening ceremonies will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the first flight scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Invited speakers include Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich and Senator John Warner, Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee.
A special feature of this event is a 17 ft x 23 ft outdoor video screen which allows the attendees to see the same imagery as the UAV operators, while the vehicle is in flight.
The event is sponsored by the Program Executive Office for Strike Weapons and Unmanned Aviation, in conjunction with the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. It serves as a kick off to AUVSIs annual conference, Unmanned Systems 2003 to begin the next day at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland.
The event will be open to AUVSI conference exhibitors and registered attendees, and specially invited guests. Attendees of the event should expect higher than usual levels of security.
NAVAIR provides advanced warfare technology through the efforts of a seamless, integrated, worldwide network of aviation technology experts. From professional training to carrier launch and recovery; from sensor data to precision targeting and real-time communications; from aircraft and weapons development to successful deployment and sustainment; NAVAIR provides dominant combat effects and matchless capabilities to the American warfighter.
For information about the event, visit the demo website at http://uav.navair.navy.mil, or visit the PEO website at www.strikenet.js.mil, and click on PMA-263.