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65 Years of the Thunderbirds

 For 65 years, the Thunderbirds have defined aircraft precision excellence. For 35 years, the F-16 has helped define the legacy of the premiere flight demonstration team. Without a doubt, the Thunderbirds will continue to demonstrate the pride, precision, and professionalism of the Air Force, soaring through the skies, pulling

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Divine Eagle UAV Spotted at China’s Malan Airbase

Commercial satellite imagery captured on 9 November 2018 shows that a Divine Eagle high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has been deployed to Malan airbase in China’s northwestern autonomous region of Xinjiang, suggesting that the platform may have entered service with the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). The

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Alpha Selects Robotic Skies for Global Support

Alpha Unmanned Systems announced that it has selected Robotic Skies, Inc. to develop and implement a global support plan for its current and future commercial UAVs, currently featuring the Alpha 800 unmanned helicopter. Robotic Skies will provide a warranty program and field support management for Alpha Unmanned customers through

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Hyundai Motor Partners with UAV Startup Top Flight

Hyundai Motor Company has announced a strategic partnership with Top Flight Technologies, Inc., a startup in hybrid-electric unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technologies, as part of its broader effort to cement leadership in future mobility solutions. Hyundai will team up with the Boston-based startup to explore ways to accelerate the commercial

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Army Starts Biggest Military Robot Exercise in British History

British troops will begin testing out over 70 examples of futuristic technology including enhanced surveillance drones and unmanned vehicles on the fields of Salisbury Plain, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced. The game-changing Autonomous Warrior experiment will last four weeks and test a range of prototype unmanned aerial and autonomous

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Dubai Police Takes First Delivery of Hoverbike

A year after California-based startup Hoversurf showcased its hoverbike at tech expo GITEX in the white and green livery of the Dubai Police, the company has returned with a new model and evidence its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle might be, well, taking off. Making good on a

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Verity Studios mesmerizing micro drone performance wows at The Dubai Mall’s 10 Year Celebrations

Verity Studios, the global leader in indoor drone technology, has brought a display of dancing drones to The Dubai Mall’s 10 Year Celebrations. Titled Talisman, the show is running daily until 28th November, with 44 autonomous Lucie® micro drones flying together to form clusters of light, flying strobes and even

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Urban Air Mobility Summit – The Aviary Project Launch

The Aviary Project Launch Event is bringing together all stakeholders of eVTOL technologies to accelerate the adoption of flying taxis which will alleviate urban problems such as congestion, air pollution, and excessive commuting. With professionals from vehicle design corporates & startups, airspace integration companies, regulatory landscape, consultancies, and government agencies

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Asylon and O.W.L. execute partnership and advanced integration to provide the future of autonomous security operations for enterprise customers.

Asylon and O.W.L. are announcing that they have completed a formal partnership and advanced integration of their DroneCore Security and GroundAware Radar Systems. Asylon’s DroneCore is a globally scalable autonomous A.I. powered security drone solution optimized for remote command and control. O.W.L.’s GroundAware radar facilitates an event-based layered security approach

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MyDefence Integrates C-UAS Sensors in Light Armoured Vehicle

MyDefence Communication has announced the successful integration of Counter Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) technology in vehicle platforms for military forces. The integration of the drone sensors allows military operators to effectively detect and defeat enemy drones used for reconnaissance or as weapon delivery systems. MyDefence has developed advanced, networked radio-frequency

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German Army Evaluates the Trinity UAV

For many years now, the Bundeswehr Technical Center for Weapons and Ammunition (WTD 91), based in Meppen in the northwest of Germany, has been testing such unmanned aerial vehicles for the wealth of deployment scenarios for unmanned aerial vehicles in the Bundeswehr. The WTD 91 has recently been equipped with

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ZF is First in Germany to Fly Drones Over Plant Premises

ZF is the first company in Germany to receive official approval for automated drone flights over factory premises. A drone prototype has recently started flying spare parts such as sensors or control cards from the central warehouse to workshops. As soon as the test flights are complete and drones properly

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University of South Florida to Host Brain-Drone Race

 A state-of-the-art competition at the University of South Florida is bridging the gap between mind and machine. The 2019 USF Brain-Drone Race, scheduled for Feb. 9 at the Yuengling Center, will feature teams from around the world as they race drones using brain-power. USF Assistant Professor Marvin Andujar, PhD,

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Aurora Reveals Solar-Powered HAPS Odysseus

Aurora continues its nearly 30-year legacy of advancing autonomous systems with Odysseus, the world’s most capable solar-powered autonomous aircraft. Powered only by the sun, Odysseus is an ultra-long endurance, high-altitude platform built for groundbreaking persistence. Utilizing advanced solar cells and built with lightweight materials, Odysseus can effectively fly indefinitely –

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RAS Security Group introduces private sector firms to Counter Drone (C-UAS) technology

RAS Security Group joins leading counter drone tech vendor from Tel Aviv, Israel at one of California’s iconic stadiums to demonstrate next-gen drone detection and take down tech. Hermosa Beach, Calif. (October 23, 2018) – RAS Security Group and several of their clients joined a leading counter-drone technology vendor at

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Announcing the Tello EDU Drone with Droneblocks

Ryze Tech, the creator of the Tello mini-drone, announced the launch of Tello EDU, a programmable unit that expands the educational opportunities with support for additional programming languages and drone swarms. Tello EDU is now available worldwide at store.dji.com, apple.com, and in select Apple retail stores worldwide. Since it launched

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Aurora Flight Sciences Reveals Solar-Powered Autonomous Aircraft Odysseus

Aurora continues its nearly 30-year legacy of advancing autonomous systems with Odysseus, the world’s most capable solar-powered autonomous aircraft. Powered only by the sun, Odysseus is an ultra-long endurance, high-altitude platform built for groundbreaking persistence. Utilizing advanced solar cells and built with lightweight materials, Odysseus can effectively fly indefinitely –

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Wing Loong UAS I-D has Improved Performance

Wing Loong I-D, China’s domestically-developed Wing Loong UAS family’s new member that debuted at the just concluded Airshow China, uses complete composite materials for its fuselage and is sure to have better performances, says its chief designer Li Yidong. While describing Wing Loong I-D is a first-of-a-kind UAS (unmanned aircraft

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Spain to Procure 15 European MALE RPAS

The Spanish Air Force (Ejército del Aire Español: EdAE) has said it is to acquire 15 of the new European medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) remotely piloted air systems (RPASs) being developed by a pan-European consortium. Planned for entry into service in the mid-2020s, the MALE RPAS is a joint project between

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NET GUARD Drone for High-Rise Rescues

NET GUARD is a high altitude self-driven UAV drone concept designed by a group of 6 students in Guangzhou, China. the creation is meant to rescue people from high-rise fire emergencies — when receives a distress signal, it uses GPS to pinpoint the location of the fire. Travelling at high

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China’s Norinco Presents UAV Swarm Concept

The China North Industries Corporation (Norinco) presented a concept for the use of strike-capable, multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) flying in a swarm at the 6-11 November Airshow China 2018 defence exhibition in Zhuhai. The concept, which can be adapted to fit various tactical scenarios, involves the use of several

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AviSight, Inc. Recognized by ABS to use Drones to Support Class Surveys for Offshore Rigs

AviSight, Inc., the leader in unmanned industrial inspection and advanced data solutions, added yet another certification to its resume this week. American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), the leading provider of classification and technical services to the offshore industry, has awarded AviSight certification to support survey-related inspections on all types

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Army start biggest military robot exercise in British history, Autonomous Warrior

British troops will today begin testing out over 70 examples of futuristic technology including enhanced surveillance drones and unmanned vehicles on the fields of Salisbury Plain, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced. The game-changing Autonomous Warrior experiment will last four weeks and test a range of prototype unmanned aerial and

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