2 April 2014
As part of Northrop Grumman Corp.´s (NYSE: NOC) effort to increase innovative thinking in engineering and technology among today´s youth, the company said it is sponsoring the 2014 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Outback Challenge competition in Australia.
Students participating in the UAV Challenge are required to design, build and fly a UAV capable of conducting search and rescue operations or delivering life-saving supplies to a ficticious lost or injured individual, known as Outback Joe. The company is also continuing a partnership with Dickson College to mentor students in developing their own UAV to participate in the competition.
The UAV Challenge promotes the significance of UAVs to Australia. The event is a joint government, industry and research organization initiative between the Queensland government, the Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation, Aviation Development Australia and the Associations for Unmanned Vehicle Systems Australia. Visit http://www.uavoutbackchallenge.com.au for more information.
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.