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Dronebuster completes evaluation at Yuma

Sentinel client Radio Hill Technologies http://www.radiohilltech.com completed their participation in the Army REF’s (Rapid Equipping Force) Desert Chance 3 technical evaluation this week at Yuma Proving Ground in New Mexico.  Desert Chance 3 was designed to test and evaluate emerging counter-drone technologies.  Radio Hill demonstrated their hand-held jammer Dronebuster in multiple scenarios over the month-long […]

Dronebuster named a finalist in MITRE C-UAS Challenge

Sentinel client Radio Hill Technologies of Portland, OR was named a finalist this week in the MITRE C-UAS Challenge.  MITRE has named eight finalists who will compete in the C-UAS (counter-unmanned aircraft system) challenge competition  to be held in August in Quantico, VA.  There is up to $100,000 worth of prize money to be won for […]

Sentinel client Octex makes defense market debut at Sea-Air-Space expo

Sentinel client Octex Holdings LLC, http://www.octex360.com/ made their defense market debut this month when attending the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space expo at National Harbor, MD.  Octex is a Sarasota, FL based small business that specializes in injection molding.  While Octex is better known as the manufacturer of the iconic Tervis tumbler and several medical implantables, they […]

Sentinel client flexFORCE displays ASP stabilized weapon mount aboard STILETTO

Sentinel client flexFORCE of Portland, Oregon http://www.flexforce.us/made its trade show debut last week in National Harbor Maryland when it debuted its recently developed ASP stabilized weapon mount.  The ASP is a culmination of years of work and an Army PEO Aviation Phase II SBIR to create a crew-served stabilized weapon mount for H-60 Blackhawk helicopters.  Last […]

Sentinel client Willard Marine launches Mission Pro 730

Sentinel was recently named the Florida representative for California-based Willard Marine, a manufacturer of world-class Rigid-Hull Inflatable Boats. (RHIBs) Willard recently launched a new 7-meter design called Mission Pro 730, to focus specifically on the marine police and responder market.  This RHIB is designed for speed and endurance with a cost-effective fiberglass hull under a […]

Sentinel client AES launches DaVinci stabilized cinematography camera system

Sentinel client Ascendant Engineering Solutions out of Austin, Texas is launching it’s latest stabilized gimbal design as part of a state-of-the-art Small UAS cinematography system.  Called DaVinci,  this system combines an AES-designed lightweight stabilized gimbal, with a RED Epic Dragon 19MP camera and a hexacopter UAV to provide the highest imaging performance available in an […]

Surplus Force Protection Equipment for sale

Sentinel is working with a defense client to sell off quite a bit of surplus force protection equipment from the now-cancelled USMC CERBERUS program.  This equipment was ordered approximately three years ago as long-lead items for a purchase that was eventually cancelled by the Government.  The equipment is brand-new and never used, but has been […]

New naval drone for DARPA

DARPA is expecting to complete risk reduction studies in September, and select one of two competing designs for medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial systems (MALE UAS), that will be capable to operate from small and medium naval vessels. As part of Phase 2 of the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node (TERN) research and development program the agency […]

USD1.05 billion Chinook sale to the Netherlands

The US government has approved the sale of 17 Boeing CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift transport helicopters to the Netherlands for USD1.05 billion. The proposed sale, which was approved by the State Department on 19 March and announced by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on 23 March, covers customer-unique modified helicopters, as well as ancillary […]

Selling the F-35: Not the Program Manager’s Job

Striking international deals is a matter of survival for the F-35 joint strike fighter program. The aircraft was conceived with international partners in mind, to help lower the cost for the United States and also to promote closer alliances with buying countries. The officer who oversees the $400 billion F-35 program says he is excited […]