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Northrop XP-79 – The Flying Chainsaw

During World War 2, the race for being the most technologically innovative country was more important than ever, particularly in aviation. As entirely new air forces were built from the ground up, almost a million aircraft were produced worldwide for warfare. And even though the United States joined the war

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GA-ASI Gets $13.5M Upgrade Contract for Air National Guard

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has been awarded a $13.5 million contract to upgrade MQ-9 Block 1 and Block 5 Remotely Piloted Aircraft for the Air National Guard (ANG). The procurement includes Generator Power Distribution Modules (GPDM) and kits to integrate the Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) pod, LITENING

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Longest Organ Delivery Flight via Unmanned Aircraft Completed in Las Vegas

MissionGO, a provider of unmanned aviation solutions that are transforming logistics, and Nevada Donor Network, an organ procurement organization (OPO) serving the state of Nevada, today announced two successful test flights carrying a human organ and tissue via an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) on Sept. 17. The first flight transported

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Former Head of Federal Aviation Administration Michael Huerta Joins D-Fend Solutions’ Advisory Board

D-Fend Solutions, the leader in RF cyber-based counter-drone takeover technology, announced today that Michael Huerta has joined its Advisory Board. The former head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will bring his aviation safety and security industry expertise to assist in D-Fend’s rapid growth, contributing to the company’s market leadership

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Russia Uses ‘Swarm Of Drones’ in Military Exercise

Three models of drones – Forpost, Orlan-10 and Eleron-3 – were pooled into one group for participation in drills during the command and staff exercise Kavkaz-2020, the Russian Defense Ministry told the media on Thursday. “At the Kapustin Yar proving ground a combined group of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) was

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Blighter launch pioneering drone-seeking A800 3D Drone Detection Radar

Blighter Surveillance Systems (www.blighter.com) the British designer and manufacturer of electronic-scanning radars and surveillance solutions, has launched the latest in its range of market-leading radars, the A800 3D drone detection radar for land, air and sea surveillance. The radar’s main function is to detect and locate commercial ‘hobby’ drones in

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Rolls-Royce completes ground-testing of technology set to power the world’s fastest all-electric plane

Rolls-Royce has completed testing of the ground-breaking technology that will power the world’s fastest all-electric plane. All the technology has been tested on a full-scale replica of the plane’s core, called an ‘ionBird’, including a 500hp electric powertrain powerful enough to set world speed records and a battery with enough

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Emesent announces In-Q-Tel as a strategic investor to support expansion into new industries

Emesent, a groundbreaking autonomous mapping and analytics company, today announced a new investment from In-Q-Tel (IQT), the not-for-profit strategic investor that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the defence and government communities of the U.S, Australia, and their allies. The strategic investment will help power Emesent’s expansion into new industries

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From Vision to Reality – Next Level of UAS Operations

In the past two years, UAV DACH e.V. succeeded in establishing its reputation for organizing high-quality conferences for an international audience interested in the sociological, political and technical aspects of unmanned aviation. UAV DACH e.V. is now going to continue and we cordially invite you to join us at

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ANRA Technologies Launches MissionManager for Energy, Telecom, and Construction Industries

ANRA Technologies, a leader in UAS Traffic Management (UTM), today announced the release of ANRA MissionManager™. Building upon years of experience developing and deploying its drone operations software platform, MissionManager is the only turnkey drone operations solution that integrates fleet management, compliance, risk mitigation, flight automation, data capture, and analysis

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NATO Builds Prototype C-UAS Machine

Experts at the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency have built an experimental prototype system to detect, identify and localize small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) using low-cost commercial devices and machine learning. The ARTEMIS system (Advanced Recognition Tool using Electromagnetic (EM) waves for Identifying unmanned aerial Systems) uses advanced techniques

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Everdrone Expands Defibrillator Delivery to Denmark

Everdrone recently announced that its drones are now being used to deliver Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to the scene of cardiac arrests in real-world emergencies – a unique first-of-its-kind project. The service, currently reaching 80,000 residents in the Gothenburg area, is part of a collaboration with Sweden’s national emergency call

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Drones to Light Up Dark Accident Sites in UAE

The Abu Dhabi Civil Defence is exploring the possibility of using drones to light up pitch-black accident sites. Recently, the team carried out an experiment to see how this innovative solution could work. Lt-Col Omar Salem Al Shehhi explained that the experiment took about three minutes, with the drone flown

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GA-ASI Awarded Contract to Upgrade RPA for ANG

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has been awarded a $13.5 million contract to upgrade MQ-9 Block 1 and Block 5 Remotely Piloted Aircraft for the Air National Guard (ANG). The procurement includes Generator Power Distribution Modules (GPDM) and kits to integrate the Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) pod, LITENING

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Hand Held C-UAS System from France

French company CERBAIR is seeking overseas customers for its new Chimera man-portable counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS), which is designed to address small-UAS (sUAS) threats. According to the company, the Chimera is designed to be a highly mobile and easy-to-operate all-weather C-UAS combining sUAS detection, localisation, and neutralisation features. It can

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New Aerial Surveillance Capabilities with IMSAR’s NSP-7 Synthetic Aperture Radar on a Primoco UAV One 150

IMSAR and Primoco UAV have successfully performed integration and preliminary flight testing of the NSP-7 Synthetic Aperture Radar on the Primoco One 150 UAV. Live flight tests in the Czech Republic verified the aircraft performance and confirmed flight endurance of up to 10 hours. With the SAR radar installed on

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COVID Response: Drone Service Providers to the Rescue

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – As industries across the globe come to grips with the “new normal” of a COVID-19 challenges, drone service providers (DSP) are launching new levels of innovation across a range of public and commercial sectors. Last year, Barclays projected drones will lower costs by $100 billion across

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US Air Force to Test Weapons Swarming Software in October

US Air Force researchers in October will test whether a software version of the service’s developmental weapons swarm can make its way through a combat mission and reroute itself as conditions change. The demonstration is part of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Golden Horde initiative, a high-profile project to create

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Sonin Hybrid unveils revolutionary 140mph+ drone built exclusively for first responders

Atlanta-based drone manufacturer Sonin Hybrid has just unveiled a revolutionary 140MPH+ drone (with FAA waiver) built exclusively for first responders. The Sonin Hybrid Recruit has a fully-equipped flight time over three hours and can reach speeds over three times faster than most of the fastest commercial drones available today. As

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Verizon deploys remote network-connected drone during Big Hollow Wildfire

Federal Aviation Administration grants special waiver to allow civilian operations to inspect critical communications infrastructure in the U.S. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted Skyward, A Verizon company, a temporary waiver that allows company pilots to fly the Percepto Sparrow drone from their homes to inspect critical communications infrastructure near

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