Subscribe Free
in Defence / General Aviation / Training

UAV competition launched for UAE

Posted 18 January 2013 · Add Comment

Northrop Grumman and Abu Dhabi's Higher College of Technology have launched the 2013 Innovation Challenge unmanned aircraft competition.

The event, which is open to the public as spectators, will be held April 23-24 at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

The competition's elements include an oral presentation on the team's design and build of its UAV as well as a flying competition that meets specific criteria. The winning student team will travel to the 2013 Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International convention held in August in Washington, D.C., and present its design to an international audience.

"Northrop Grumman is honored to participate in, and sponsor, this competition that encourages innovation among students in the UAE," said Pamela Frazier, president, Northrop Grumman International, Inc. "Innovation Challenge supports an important element of the vision of the UAE leadership in ensuring knowledge and technology are transferred to younger generations. It is a perfect example of how Northrop Grumman cultivates literacy in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and encourages student interest in STEM programs and careers, especially among females and other minorities."

An agreement signed during last year’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit continues the successful partnership between Northrop Grumman and HCT that began in 2010. The agreement further expands Northrop Grumman's focus on domestic and international educational programs aimed at deepening student appreciation of and interest in STEM programs and careers.

"The 2013 Innovation Challenge will build on the great success of the previous events and we will see our students, both male and female, demonstrate with great skill how they are able to utilise the knowledge they gain in their courses in such a practical, applied and hands-on manner," said Tayeb Kamali, HCT vice chancellor.

"This competition is a clear example of HCT's learning-by-doing philosophy, and we thank Northrop Grumman for again committing such wonderful support to enriching our students with these experiences in the field of unmanned aerial vehicles."

During the Global Entrepreneurial Summit, Frazier was part of a panel discussion on "Establishing a Unified GCC SME Ecosystem," during which she shared highlights of the Innovation Challenge and the importance of continuing to provide students with innovative opportunities that pique their interest and curiosity

 

 

PICTURED: Shown signing a memorandum of understanding to collaborate and explore ways to enhance science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in the United Arab Emirates (from left) are Pamela Frazier, then president, Northrop Grumman International, Inc., and Tayeb Kamali, vice chancellor, Higher Colleges of Technology. The 2013 Innovation Challenge unmanned aircraft competition will be held April 23-24 in Abu Dhabi.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Etihad Airways celebrates Emirati Women's Day

Etihad Airways marked Emirati Women's Day by announcing that more than half the UAE nationals employed by the airline are women, including nearly 50 pilots.

Gulfstream releases performance Ipad App for easier flight planning

Gulfstream Aerospace has developed the first phase of an intuitive mobile application to help Gulfstream operators streamline flight operations.

Etihad Airways launches annual global sales campaign

Etihad Airways has launched its annual global sales campaign, targeted at business and economy class guests, with fares available on a wide range of destinations served across the world and fares available for travel until June 2017.

Oman Air implements use of Virus-Guard

Oman Air is to use Virus-Guard's disinfectant wipes to protect passengers against global health threats.

Third E190-E2 takes to the skies

Another E190-E2, serial number 20.003, took off on its maiden flight last Saturday, August 27, from the company's facility in São José dos Campos. The new E-Jet is the third of four prototypes to join the E190-E2 certification programme.

IATA and Egyptian authorities working together to address airline blocked funds

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Egyptian authorities are working together to find a practical solution to release, for repatriation foreign exchange funds due international airlines operating to Egypt.

Helitech SK017011116 Arabian Aerospace
See us at
Istanbul Airshow BT 2016Aviation Africa 2017 BT 23F17Global Satshow BT258301116World_Space_Congress_BT21JN23N16_Arabian_AerospaceAeropodium BT276141116 Arabian AerospaceMEMAD2016 BT158121016GMA_BT20731816_Arabian_AerospaceAIME2017 BT 2579217MRO2017_BT1089217