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GA-ASI News: Leonardo Seaspray AESA Maritime Radar to be Integrated on GA-ASI SeaGuardian

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is working with Leonardo to integrate the Leonardo Seaspray 7500E V2 radar into the centerline radar pod of its MQ-9B SeaGuardian remotely-piloted aircraft system (RPAS). The integration of this market-leading radar onto the SeaGuardian will enable persistent maritime ISR and is available to our

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SkyGrid and SparkCognition Deploy First AI-Powered Cybersecurity System on Drones

High-performance, edge deployed cybersecurity platform will provide zero-day protection against advanced attacks. AUSTIN, Texas, January 19, 2021 – SparkCognition, the world’s leading industrial artificial intelligence (AI) company, and SkyGrid, a Boeing, SparkCognition company, today announced a new collaboration to deploy AI-powered cybersecurity directly on drones, protecting them from zero-day attacks

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Cobra AntiDrones interceptor

Cobra AntiDrones is developing the concept of a interceptor drone, killer of a loitering munition and strike UAVs similar to the Turkish Bayraktar TB2. Ukrainian startup company Cobra Anti Drones is developing an interceptor drone conceptdesigned to counter strike UAVs and loitering munition. The development is designed tobecome a killer

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Skyfish Emerges from Stealth Mode

Skyfish has announced the formal launch of their advanced autonomous work drone platform. This includes work drones, Skyfish M4 and Skyfish M6, a long-lasting battery system and a unique ruggedized remote controller. Also, Skyfish has a partnership with Sony® and supports the Sony® Alpha series of A7 cameras including the

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American drone company, Skyfish, emerges from stealth mode

Skyfish launches with an advanced autonomous work drone platform for precisionmeasurement and inspection of critical infrastructure Today, Skyfish announced the formal launch of their advanced autonomous work droneplatform. This includes work drones, Skyfish M4 and Skyfish M6, a long-lasting batterysystem and a unique ruggedized remote controller. Also, Skyfish has

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Icarus Swarms Autonomous Swarm Concept Launched at CES 2021

The Icarus Swarms team launched its new product line dedicated to defense, security and emergency first response industries for the 2021 edition of the CES. The offer is based on a pioneering technology using intelligent pathfinding algorithms and microdrones coordinated in a swarm. This technology has the potential to transform

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Iran Tests Suicide Drones

Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard conducted a drill last week that saw “suicide drones” crash into targets and explode, triangle-shaped aircraft that strongly resembled those used in a 2019 attack in Saudi Arabia that temporarily cut the kingdom’s oil production by half. Iran has long denied launching the attack on the

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Hollywood Man Crashed Drone into LAPD Helicopter

A Hollywood man pleaded guilty on January 24th. to a federal criminal charge that he recklessly operated a drone that crashed into and damaged the fuselage of a Los Angeles Police Department helicopter. Andrew Rene Hernandez, 22, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of unsafe operation of an unmanned aircraft.

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SeaGuardian to Get Leonardo Seaspray AESA Maritime Radar

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. is working with Leonardo to integrate the Leonardo Seaspray 7500E V2 radar into the centerline radar pod of its MQ-9B SeaGuardian remotely-piloted aircraft system (RPAS). The integration of this market-leading radar onto the SeaGuardian will enable persistent maritime ISR and is available to our international

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Join the Flymotion Team

The #FLYMOTION team is hiring and has multiple openings within marketing, sales, shipping/warehouse, and other in-office positions. If you are ready for a fast-paced and exciting career, check out our current job openings.https://flymotionus.com/careers/ FLYMOTION, a veteran-owned company, is an industry leader providing end-to-end technology solutions, system integration, world-class training and

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Singapore to Set Up Designated Drone-Flying Areas

On Friday Jan 15 the Singapore Transport Ministry accepted a panel’s recommendation to provide common flying spaces to increase interest in the activity. Minister for Transport Ong Ye Kung said more details on how such spaces will be set up and where they will be located would be settled on

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FAA Approves First Fully Automated Commercial Drone Flights

American Robotics, a developer of fully-automated commercial drone systems, has become the first company approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate automated drones without human operators on-site. The company’s Scout System features advanced acoustic Detect-and-Avoid (DAA) technology that enables its drones to maintain a safe distance from other

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GA-ASI Integrates Legion Pod Onto Avenger

In a recent flight test, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. integrated a Lockheed Martin Legion Pod onto an Avenger Remotely Piloted Aircraft demonstrating enhanced autonomous sensing capabilities for an unmanned aircraft. Taking less than three months for the Legion Pod integration to move from concept to flight, the 90-minute captive-carry

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UK Police – Aeryon SkyRanger R60 accident

The UA fell from a height of about 70 ft into a pond when the emergency cut-out was accidentally operated by the pilot. The pilot stated he had not recognised the emergency cut-out function icon which had appeared on the flight controller screen. In attempting to clear it he unintentionally

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American Robotics Becomes First Company Approved by the FAA To Operate Automated Drones Without Human Operators On-Site

American Robotics Becomes First Company Approved by the FAA To Operate Automated Drones Without Human Operators On-Site MARLBOROUGH, Mass. and WASHINGTON – January, 2021 – American Robotics, a leading developer of fully-automated commercial drone systems, today became the first company approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate automated

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $5.8 Million in 33 Unmanned Aircraft System Research Grants to Universities

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced $5.8 million in research, education and training grants to universities that comprise FAA’s Air Transportation Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE).

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Bell Evaluates Unique APT Configuration in Canada

On December 11, the Bell Innovation flight test team at our Mirabel, Quebec facility conducted the first flight of an alternate configuration of the Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) in collaboration with ARA Robotics. This platform operates with the same architecture and propulsion system of our renowned tail-sitter aircraft but utilizes

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The C.450 Coléoptère – A Plane Without Wings

Throughout the 1950s, aircraft designers around the world began developing a unique aircraft configuration, called a tail-sitter. Unlike conventional airplanes, tail sitting planes rested on their tails and used engine power alone to lift off the ground before transitioning to vertical flight, and returning to land vertically once again on

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Electric-Powered Wingsuit by BMW

BMW Group presented the first electric drive system for a wingsuit with which the centuries-old dream of flying can be realised in a completely novel way. The innovative drive module and the likewise entirely newly designed wingsuit were developed in a cooperation between BMW i, Designworks and the professional wingsuit

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