A test flight with Zipline, makers of humanitarian delivery drones

A maker of delivery drones called Zipline International began nationwide delivery of blood and other critical medical supplies in Rwanda today, through a partnership with the Rwandan government.

The program strikes a hopeful note about drones, following news earlier this week that members of ISIS packed a hobbyist drone with explosives in Iraq, killing two Kurdish fighters who captured and disassembled it.

IFPC Longbow vs Outlaw

Video of the launch of a Longbow Hellfire Missile from the Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2 – Intercept (IFPC Inc 2-I) Multi Mission Launcher (MML). The MML is a truck mounted launch system currently in development and is designed to be capable of loading various interceptors, allowing soldier to select different interceptors for use against different threats.

Multi Mission Launcher for U.S. Army

Indirect Fire Protection Capability (IFPC) Program led by the U.S. Army needed the experience and expertise that Trust Automation had delivered to the U.S. Military previously in being able to lift, level and rotate heavy equipment for missile launching. The equipment needed to be capable of extremely precise positioning, at a rapid pace, in very rugged environmental conditions.

AN/TPQ-53 Lockheed Martin

Trust Automation, Inc., the world’s leading developer of linear servo drives, creator of custom and standard high precision motion, motor control and system design as well as complete power train devices for the defense and other industries, today announced its fourth Low Rate Initial Production contract for the rugged and high tech vehicle automation system for the AN/TPQ-53 (Q-53) produced by Lockheed Martin. AN/TPQ-53 is a counterfire target acquisition radar that provides soldiers with enhanced 360-degree protection from indirect fire.

ReVera UHV Robot System

ReVera is a leading provider of next-generation metrology used to monitor and control films and critical layers deployed in the semiconductor manufacturing process. ReVera has developed a unique process for measuring semiconductor-device thin films and layers. As semiconductor features become smaller and smaller, optical measurement and inspection techniques become less reliable. To address that problem, ReVera created VeraFlex II, a High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) Production Metrology system.