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Drone Aviation Awarded Contract for Enhanced WASP Tactical Aerostat from U.S. Department of Defense

Jacksonville FL (SPX) Oct 19, 2017 –

Drone Aviation Holding Corp. has received an order for its recently upgraded, multi-mission capable tactical Winch Aerostat Small Platform (“WASP”) from an existing U.S. Department of Defense (“DoD”) customer. The solider-operated WASP features support for advanced ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) equipment including the

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FAA approval for CNN to fly drones over crowds sets an important milestone for the industry, says Virginia Tech expert

The unprecedented waiver granted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to allow CNN to fly a small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) over crowds represents an important milestone for the future use of commercial drones. The waiver applies to the provision of the federal regulations for commercial operations of small UAS,

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FAI Salutes Winners of Red Bull Air Race 2017

The Red Bull Air Race World Championship ended in superb style this year, with three winners celebrating long after the final weekend’s racing had finished in Indianapolis, USA. Japan’s Yoshihide Muroya won the race in Indianapolis, 14-15 October 2017, and the overall title of Red Bull Air Race World Champion

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Resolving pain points on the path to efficiently achieving highly accurate mapping outcomes from any drone

UAV mapping projects require reliable, repeatable accuracy before they can be used and trusted by professional clients. The most common method of achieving this has been placing ground control points (GCPs) which must be spread across the entire site. Whether traditional surveyed targets or the various smart GCPs with built-in

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GA-ASI Signs MoU with Huneed Technologies, Korea

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Huneed Technologies Co. Ltd. (Huneed) establishing potential areas of future collaboration. GA-ASI is the leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems. Huneed is a Korean developer and manufacturer of airborne systems, defense communication systems, and

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The Look Up Advantage – Drone Inspection of Bridges & Overhead Piping Structures

Non-destructive inspection of engineering equipment, products and installations has always received support from inventors through offering remote vision gadgets / instruments that help in close and detailed examination of the object under inspection. Almost 100 years back, first industrial borescope was invented (in 1921) which allowed inspectors to examine places

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Rafael Offers South Korea Laser for C-UAV System

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is offering to integrate the laser ‘kill’ system it has developed for its Drone Dome counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) system onto South Korea’s own domestically built solution. Speaking to Jane’s at the Seoul International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (ADEX) 2017, a Rafael representative who asked not

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DARPA Hackfest to Explore Cyber-Physical Intersection of SDR and Drone Technology

The increased use of wireless and internet-enabled devices – from computers to home appliances – and the data they generate are creating opportunities and challenges for the defense and commercial sectors. To help explore and better understand the complex relationship created by the intersection of physical and cyber technology within

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CNN Gets First Part 107 Waiver for Operations Over People

CNN has received a first-of-its-kind Part 107 waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly a small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) over people. This approval represents an industry milestone, as this new waiver for the first time will enable real-world UAS operations over people. The waiver

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Phase One Industrial and Lufthansa Aerial Services Sign Cooperation Agreement for UAV-based Aerial Imaging

Phase One Industrial and Lufthansa Aerial Services announced that they have signed an agreement to explore collaborative development and deployment of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for a range of specialized industrial surveying and inspection projects. Under terms of the agreement, Phase One Industrial and Lufthansa Aerial Services are testing and

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Pioneer Aerial Surveys Commences Largest UAV-MAG(tm) Survey to date for SSR Mining Inc.

Vancouver, BC / TheNewswire / October 18, 2017 – Global UAV Technologies Ltd. (cse:UAV) YRLLF, +2.67% (YAB2) (the “Company” or “Global UAV”) announces that its wholly owned subsidiary Pioneer Aerial Surveys Ltd. has been contracted to perform additional UAV-MAGTM survey work for SSR Mining Inc. (formerly Silver Standard Resources Inc.)

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2017 – Best Drones Under $150

Table of Contents Drones Under $150 FAQ Best Drones Under $150 #1 Altair Aerial AA108 Force1 U45W Blue Jay Force1 Headless 360 Flip Mode FPV Drone UDI U818A Wifi FPV Drone DROCON Blue Bugs 3 Holy Stone F181W Conclusion about Drones Under 150 Quick Review: Click here to

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FLIR Gets $7 M Black Hornet Australian Army Contract

FLIR Systems, Inc. has been awarded a $6.8 Million firm-fixed-price order to deliver Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance Systems (PRS) in support of the Australian Army. The units delivered under this contract will support platoon and troop level organic surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. The Australian Army previously purchased the Black

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WiBotic PowerPad – Wireless Drone Charging Pad

WiBotic, a provider of wireless power and battery intelligence solutions for the robotics industry, has announced WiBotic PowerPad, a completely integrated wireless charging pad for drones. Designed for the many drone operators who don’t want to develop their own wireless charging pad, WiBotic PowerPad contains the WiBotic transmitter circuit, transmitter

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Drone Aviation Gets US DoD Contract for Enhanced WASP Tactical Aerostat

Drone Aviation Holding Corp. a manufacturer of tethered drones and lighter-than-air aerostats, has announced that it has received an order for its recently upgraded, multi-mission capable tactical Winch Aerostat Small Platform (“WASP”) from an existing U.S. Department of Defense (“DoD”) customer. The solider-operated WASP features support for advanced ISR(Intelligence, Surveillance

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Small Antennas Could Bring Big Benefits to US Air Force

When it comes to military and consumer electronics, smaller is often better, and the Air Force Research Laboratory’s revolutionary new antenna design is promising to make military electronics much better. Researchers at the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, in partnership with Northeastern University, recently developed an ultra-compact antenna that uses

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GA-ASI Deal to Advance RPAS in Korean Civil Airspace

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), one of the world’s leading universities specializing in science and technology. KAIST is host to CR2CENT, Korea’s Civil RPAS Research Center (CR2CENT), which provides advice and analysis

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