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Air Force Materiel Command invites proposals that will lead to the production of a High Energy Density Lithium Ion (Li-ion) Battery for Military Applications.


The scope of this project is to establish a long-term, viable, world-class domestic manufacturer of high energy density lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries that is responsive to customer requirements with respect to performance, reliability, quality, delivery, and price. These batteries will be designed to provide power for U.S. military long endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for dismount soldier, long endurance autonomous systems, and tactical vehicles. For the purpose of this project, the Li-ion cells of interest will have an energy density ≥ 250 Wh/kg at 250 W/kg continuous (i.e.

DARPA Calls on Innovators to Create Next-Generation UAV


Challenge announced for creating new, small unmanned flying machine

Small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) play a critical role in modern military operations. The next generation of these aerial robotic systems needs to have enhanced takeoff and landing capabilities, better endurance, require less support equipment and be adaptable to mission needs in varying conditions.

Pentagon Looks to Double Its Unmanned Air Force


Think the U.S. military has a lot of drones now? Just you wait. The Pentagon has just released its 30-year plan for buying and developing warplanes. And in a development that should come as no surprise, the future the military anticipates for its Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps air fleets — together numbering more than 5,500 warplanes — is more robotic than ever.

Speaker Presentations from UAS Summit 2011 in Grand Forks Now Available

To access and download the speaker and panelist presentations from the 2011 "UAS Summit 2020: Looking to the Future" on June 2 & 3 in Grand Forks North Dakota go to

National Science Foundation (NSF) Accepting Proposals for 15 Research Programs


NSF has announced target dates for Proposal Opportunities in 15 Research Programs. Proposals submitted are required to be prepared and submitted in accordance with the NSF Grant Proposal Guide or the NSF Application Guide. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Specific funding information (e.g., anticipated funding amount, number of awards, project duration, etc.) will depend upon the quality, duration and costs of the applications received, unless specified otherwise. All terms are subject to change by the federal government.

Department of Energy Assistant Secretary to speak at Cleantech 2011 Action Summit on June 19th in Grand Forks, ND


Dr. Henry Kelly, the acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and a national expert in clean energy, will be the keynote speaker at the Cleantech 2011 Workshop & Action Summit to be held June 19-21 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, ND. During the opening reception on June 19th, Dr. Kelly will speak about the energy potential of the Upper Midwest.

UAS ACTION SUMMIT Generates National Attention


Here's a run-down of media coverage of our UAS industry summit.

Clean Energy Angel Fund manager to speak at Cleantech 2011 Workshop and Action Summit


Ms. Susan Preston, a leader in clean energy finance, is scheduled to speak at the Cleantech 2011 Workshop and Action Summit held in Grand Forks on June 19-21.

UND Announces First Unmanned Aircraft Grads


Among the nearly 1,500 receiving degrees from the University of North Dakota during spring commencement on Saturday will be the first graduates in the nation with degrees in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations.

“It’s truly the first and only kind of its major program in the country at this point,” said Kent Lovelace, chair of the aviation department at the UND John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. “These are the first graduates from anywhere in the country with a degree in UAS operations.”

Conrad, Hoeven Announce Lt. Gen. James As UAS Summit Keynote Speaker


James Oversees the Air Force's Intelligence and Surveillance Capabilities

Washington - Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven announced today that Air Force Lieutenant General Larry D. James will deliver the keynote address at the 2011 Red River Valley Research Corridor Unmanned Aircraft Systems Action Summit. Senators Conrad and Hoeven are cosponsors of the summit, which will be held June 2-3 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks.

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