United States Marine Corps Orders 800 InstantEye Systems

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United States Marine Corps Orders 800 InstantEye Systems

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ANDOVER, Mass., Feb. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – InstantEye Robotics announced today that it has received an order from PMA-263, the Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office, for an additional 800 InstantEye Mk-2 GEN3-A0 sUAS systems.  The systems delivered under this contract will support deployed Marine infantry squads, providing organic surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.

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“We are excited that InstantEye has been selected by the Marines as their squad-level sUAS asset,” said Tom Vaneck, Vice President of InstantEye Robotics. “We worked with the Navy and the Marines for some time as they tested and evaluated the system. Their early feedback helped refine the system and ultimately has made it a better product.”

The InstantEye family of products includes the Mk-2 GEN4, which is the largest system, capable of carrying payloads up to 4 pounds; the mid-sized, highly agile Mk-2 GEN3, which can carry payloads up to 1.5 pounds; and the palm-sized, highly integrated Mk-2 GEN5, with advanced vehicle-borne computer processing power that will allow the system to adapt to future capability needs.

All InstantEye systems are all-weather, day/night systems that are affordable, rugged and easy to operate. Additionally, all InstantEye systems are capable of interfacing with external payloads that are attached based on mission needs. “Our growing list of plug-and-play payloads make the InstantEye family of systems truly multi-mission,” said Mike Mackiewicz, Director of Defense Technology Operations. “As threats or operational needs evolve, so do our payloads – InstantEye is an organic enabler that allows a Marine or Sailor to control ISR effects at the tactical edge.”

InstantEye Robotics is a division of Physical Sciences Inc., also located in Andover Massachusetts. InstantEye Robotics is a global leader in tactical unmanned aircraft systems. When customers need a reliable, portfolio-manageable, multi-mission system, they choose InstantEye.

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Europe’s Global Role is a Matter of Political Passion and Will – Günter Verheugen at the DOC Research Institute New Year’s Reception

Europe’s Global Role is a Matter of Political Passion and Will – Günter Verheugen at the DOC Research Institute New Year’s Reception

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BERLIN, February 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

“The European idea of peace, integration and sovereignty was already much more advanced in the past, than it is now,” said former EU Commissioner for Enlargement, Günter Verheugen, during a speech at the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute on Tuesday.

According to Verheugen, Europe spent far too long focused on the Single European Market and Monetary Union to exclusion of political matters. It missed the opportunity to be sovereign and to play a larger role in both European and global peace initiatives.

Verheugen emphasised that peace between the EU and Russia is dependent on dialogue between civil societies and civilisations. This needs to happen hand in hand on the basis of an equal partnership. 

At the same time, he mentioned an official US document that was declassified in December and shows the arrangement of former Soviet Union and the United States, that no NATO forces would be stationed on the territory of member states of the former Warsaw Pact due to the fall of socialism in countries like Poland, Hungary, Baltic States and Czech Republic. This arrangement was disregarded and led to tensions on the continent that are now more visible than ever.

In today’s climate, it would have been impossible to build a construct like the EU and the Union needs to face the facts, explained Verheugen. Weapons of mass destruction and militarisation, failing states, terrorism and social tensions are just some of the world’s most common problems. Therefore, Europe and Russia need each other.

Europe is a continent with a lot of traditions, cultures, languages, (and) lifestyles. This is not a weakness, but a big strength. Which role Europe will want to play in the future is a question of political passion and political will but developments can still be changed,” concluded Verheugen.

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InstantEye Robotics Opens New Product Development Facility

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InstantEye Robotics Opens New Product Development Facility

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ANDOVER, Mass., Jan. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – InstantEye Robotics announced today that it has opened a new facility dedicated to the development and manufacturing of its family of tactical unmanned aerial systems. The 33,000 square-foot facility – with integrated design labs, manufacturing lines, and indoor and outdoor flight arenas – was specifically designed to accommodate the unique needs of the InstantEye Mk-2 GEN3, GEN4 and GEN5 product lines.

“We are very excited to be up and running in our new facility,” said Tom Vaneck, Vice President of InstantEye Robotics. “The entire space was designed from the ground up to streamline the product design process. Having our design labs, manufacturing floor and flight arenas co-located means that new products and enhancements to existing products get to market faster, and we are best able to control costs and maintain quality.”

The InstantEye Product Development Facility tightly integrates the design labs with the engineering area, allowing the product team to easily collaborate and test new concepts. The engineering area is adjacent to the manufacturing floor. While each InstantEye product has its own dedicated manufacturing line, “link points” enable efficient sharing of common components and subsystems for assembly and installation on several products.  One of the keys to the success of InstantEye products is design commonality; “It gives a sense of familiarity to customers and drives out cost and complexity,” said Richard Guiler, Director of Product Development.

The InstantEye Product Development Facility also has indoor and outdoor flight arenas. The large indoor flight arena is an open space equipped with a motion capture system and easily reconfigurable “obstacles.” All new product designs are tested, tuned and proven in the indoor flight arena prior to moving to outdoor flight testing for real-world evaluation. Only after a product has successfully passed stressing performance tests is it released for sale.

InstantEye Robotics is a division of Physical Sciences Inc., also located in Andover Massachusetts. InstantEye Robotics is a global leader in tactical unmanned aircraft systems. When customers need a reliable, portfolio-manageable, multi-mission system, they choose InstantEye.

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