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Messerschmitt Bf-109 G14 “Black 2”

Messerschmitt Bf109 G14 “Black 2 / Schwarze 2” at the Hangar 10 Fly In 2018 flown by Volker Bau. The aircraft is based on a Hispano Aviación HA-1112 and was rebuild with DB605 engine to Bf 109 G14 specs. The Hangar 10 is a worldwide unique and unforgettable attraction for

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Terra Drone and Indian Institute of Technology to Establish Center of Excellence for Drones in India

Japan-based Terra Drone Corporation (Headquarters: Tokyo; CEO: Toru Tokushige), Terra Drone India, and the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, have signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-establish a first-of-its-kind Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aerial Solutions (drones) in India. With its presence in six continents and more than

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Oklahoma to be Future Home of XQ-58A Valkyrie

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. has announced on 17 April that Oklahoma will be the future home of the XQ-58A Valkyrie long-range, high subsonic unmanned air vehicle (UAV). The XQ-58A Valkyrie, a runway independent UAV capable of long-range flights at high-subsonic speeds developed in partnership with the Air Force

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Gatwick Drone Attack was Possibly an Inside Job

The drone attack that caused chaos at Gatwick before Christmas was carried out by someone with knowledge of the airport’s operational procedures, the airport has said. A Gatwick chief told BBC Panorama the drone’s pilot “seemed to be able to see what was happening on the runway”. Sussex Police told

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Kongsberg Geospatial IRIS UxS Fleet Control Station integrated with MicroPilot Autopilots to enhance BVLOS capabilities

Kongsberg IRIS UxS technology provides enhanced BVLOS situational awareness to MicroPilot autopilot users flying multiple UAS per operator Ottawa, CA: Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based geospatial visualisation software company, and MicroPilot, world leader in professional UAV autopilots , announced today that the Kongsberg Geospatial IRIS UxS Fleet Control Station has been

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Thermal-Equipped Drones Detect Disease in Cows

At a research feedlot just west of the Texas Panhandle city of Amarillo, researchers are in the early stages of exploring how heat signatures from cattle might correlate with other data to speed detection of stress or disease. The idea stemmed from thermography used in veterinary practices diagnosing lameness in

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NUAIR and Partners Test Aurora Centaur OPA at Griffiss

This month at the prestigious 19th Integrated Communication, Navigation and Surveillance technologies (ICNS) Conference near Washington, DC, NASA presented the results of significant research recently conducted at the New York UAS Test Site at Griffiss International Airport. The ICNS organizers singled out the technical paper for an award as one

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DBUS2 Nails Home Robbery Suspect

Recently, our customer, who purchased a DBUS2, was playing with his new drone at home in the Willow Glenn neighbourhood of San Jose, Calif. He had gotten it only that morning, a state-of-the-art DBUS2 that navigates solely by sight. He got it in the air almost immediately, no coaching. No

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Flir’s New Thermal Studio

If you use a Flir thermal imaging device on your sUAV, you’ll want to check out Flir’s new Thermal Studio, a thermal image analysis and reporting software designed to manage large sets of thermal images and videos.

Flir Thermal Studio’s advanced processing capabilities and automation are designed to streamline workflow and

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Drone Workforce Solutions (DWS) Announces Launch of Global Drone Pilot Portal

Drone Workforce Solutions, LLC (DWS) announces the launch of a one-of-a-kind digital database that connects certified drone pilots with corporate,business and government partners around the world. The Drone Workforce Solutions Pilot Portal will offer potential clients access to the most experienced and talented pool of drone operators the industry has

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FLIR Announces Thermal Studio for Drone Pros

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today introduced FLIR Thermal Studio, thermal image analysis and reporting software designed to manage large sets of thermal images and videos. Engineered for thermographers who use FLIR thermal handheld cameras, optical gas imaging (OGI) cameras, and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) with thermal cameras, FLIR Thermal

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MMC has become the largest supplier of State Grid and Second Largest Provider for China Southern Power Grid with their inspection UAS

China Southern Power Grid Guangdong (CSG) launched a large-scale unmanned aerial vehicle system on Aug and Nov , 2018. MMC underwent rigorous screening and emerged from many drone manufacturers. It won the bidding for trainer unmanned aircraft, high-precision positioning dual-light drone, night vision drone and multi-rotor lidar drone. MMC

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uAvionix, ProfiCNC, and HEX announce ADS-B IN capability for The Cube Autopilot

uAvionix, designer and manufacturer of communications, navigation, and surveillance (CNS) equipment for unmanned and manned aircraft today announced a partnership with CubePilot (ProfiCNC and Hex) designer and manufacturer of the world leading “The Cube” autopilot (Formerly known as “Pixhawk”) for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – to integrate ADS-B IN receive

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MAG Aerospace UAS/UAV Operator – OCONUS FSR – (UASUAVOP1)

MAG Aerospace is seeking an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Operator for the Aerosonde platform. In this position, you will be responsible for safe aircraft operation which includes but is not limited to maintaining diligent lookout and listening doctrine with available sensors, radios, and other ground control station equipment; following

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Sky Power Expands Direct Distribution

To expand worldwide market presence Sky Power GmbH welcomes a new sales team member. Edward Weston-Davies is an established sales specialist for Wankel engines in the UAS-Industry. “We are thrilled to have Edward Weston-Davies, another motor-expert for the UAS sector on board. He will be handling distribution of our Wankel

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SkyScape Industries Acquired by American Aerospace

American Aerospace Technologies, Inc. (AATI), a provider of real-time remote sensing and airborne intelligence services for enterprise, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Sky Scape Industries, LLC (SSI) an industry leading unmanned technology service-provider. SSI’s services are widely used by critical infrastructure operators in the electric,

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US Marines to Retrofit Kaman K-Max Helicopters

The US Marine Corps (USMC) plans to retrofit its two Kaman K-Max helicopters with additional autonomous capabilities to further cargo delivery experimentation with the aircraft. The USMC’s first experiment with the K-Max was in Afghanistan in 2011, where the helicopter completed the service’s first unmanned air vehicle (UAV) cargo delivery

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uAvionix Tests CNPC Command Link Radios for UAS and UAM

uAvionix, designer and manufacturer of communications, navigation, and surveillance (CNS) equipment for unmanned and manned aircraft, announced it is testing its prototype of a Command and Non-Payload Control (CNPC) radio for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Urban Air Mobility vehicles. “skyLink” is an L-Band frequency modulated CNPC radio ultimately intended

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Citadel Defense Wins $1M Counter Drone Contract

Citadel Defense Company was awarded a purchase contract valued over $1M by the Defense Logistics Agency in support of USSOCOM requirements. This is the company’s sixth government contract for their award-winning mobile system that counters threat drones that have become an increasing problem to U.S. forces around the world. Through

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YANGDA FW-250 VTOL

YANGDA FW-250 is a reliable and affordable VTOL fixed-wing plane designed for long-range inspection, survey, aerial photography, agriculture, search and rescue and public safety applications. As a fixed-wing UAV with VTOL and hover capabilities, the FW-250 features a modular airframe that can be set up in less than 10 minutes,

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Altitude Angel becomes the first UTM company to join COMIT

Altitude Angel, the world’s leading unmanned traffic solutions provider, has become the first UTM (unmanned traffic management) business to be admitted as a member of COMIT(Construction, Operation & Maintenance through Innovative Technology ) – the not-for-profit body dedicated to harnessing and promoting the use of innovative technology within the construction

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