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Orbital UAV announces half-year revenue of A$11.4M for the six months ended 31 December 2019

Orbital Corporation Ltd (“Orbital UAV”, “the Company”) is pleased to announce unaudited preliminary revenue of A$11.4 million for the first six months of the financial year 2020 (“FY20”). Revenue for the period was underpinned by shipments of Orbital UAV’s initial engine model under its Long Term Agreement (“LTA”) with Insitu

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New powers for the police to enforce drone laws

Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill, giving greater police powers to prevent misuse, has second reading. police will have the power to land, inspect and seize an unmanned aircraft thanks to new legislation new stop and search powers around airports and prisons will help tackle illegal drone use, and

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Iridium CloudConnect Goes Live, Extending IoT on Amazon Web Services Globally

Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) announced today that Iridium CloudConnect, the first and only satellite cloud-based solution offering truly global coverage for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, is now actively serving customers. This new service combines Iridium® IoT capabilities with Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT and cloud services extending customers’

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DroneUp Launches Airspace Planner with Native LAANC Integration

DroneUp, LLC, an end-to-end drone pilot service provider for aerial data collection, is pleased to announce that it has been named an Unmanned Aircraft System Service Supplier (USS) to provide the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) initiative for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). DroneUp’s LAANC capability will be

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Shotgun-like Ammo Could Shield LCS from Drones

Naval ordnance experts will be testing heavy weapons precision ammunition, that could hit enemy drones “like a shotgun blast,” offering a counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) shield for littoral combat ships (LCS). Rogue civilian drones and enemy attack and surveillance UAS are a growing concern across the military, especially after swarms

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DroneSphere – Delft Dynamics’ Spherical DroneBox

The first prototype of Delft Dynamics’ DroneSphere has been unveiled, thanks to students of the Avans University of Applied Sciences, Minor Aerospace Engineering & Maintenance (Breda). This is the first ball shaped DroneBox in the world, as far as known, and the biggest advantage is its perfect water resistance thanks

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Three-Engined MALE UAV from China

China’s Sichuan Tengden Technology Company (Tengden) has completed initial testing of a three-engined variant of its medium altitude long endurance (MALE)-class TW328/TB001 ‘Twin-tailed Scorpion’ unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), culminating in what the company claims to be a successful maiden flight on 16 January. According to an industry source, the prototype

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Heliguy DJI Mavic 2 Drone Cage Available For Pre-order

UK drone specialist Heliguy has unveiled a bespoke DJI Mavic 2 drone cage, which is now available to pre-order and offers a lightweight and collision-proof solution ideal for internal inspection and enhanced flight safety. Designed and built by Heliguy’s expert in-house research and development team, this new robust product will

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MAG Aerospace Mission Coordinator – Unmanned Systems

At MAG, we provide and enable real-time situational awareness to help our customers make the world smaller and safer. We are laser focused on serving our customers by providing technical expertise, operational excellence, and flawless execution. Relentlessly driven by our dedication to service and performance, we have become the leading

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DroneSphere, Delft Dynamics’ spherical DroneBox revealed!

The first prototype of Delft Dynamics’ DroneSphere is revealed, thanks to students of the Avans University of Applied Sciences, Minor Aerospace Engineering & Maintenance (Breda). This is the first ball-shaped DroneBox in the world, as far as known, and the biggest advantage is its perfect water resistance thanks to a

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Silent Arrow GD-2000 Cargo Delivery Drone to be Unveiled at the 2020 Farnborough International Airshow

Yates Electrospace Corporation (YEC), whose Silent Arrow platform is bringing disruptive innovation to the heavy payload, unmanned cargo delivery market, today announced the design completion and specifications of a wide-body version of its successful GD-2000 cargo delivery drone, with unveiling set for July 20-24, 2020 at YEC booth 4470, Farnborough

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IAIELTA Successfully Tests its Airport Anti-Drone Solution

ELTA Systems, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAIELTA), has successfully tested its Drone Guard solution at several large international airports in Europe, Latin America and Southeast Asia. Airport operators globally are actively seeking countermeasures to assist in handling the threat of drones around airport terminals and especially on the

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AFRL XQ-58A Valkyrie expands flight envelope in fourth test

Wright-Patterson AFB CO (SPX) Jan 27, 2020 –

The Air Force Research Laboratory, along with partner Kratos Defense and Security Solutions, Inc., completed the successful fourth flight test of the XQ-58A Valkyrie low-cost unmanned air vehicle demonstrator Jan. 23, 2020, at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona.

During the test event, the Valkyrie demonstrator’s

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Vodafone Wants SIM Cards in Drones

Vodafone UK is calling for commercial and public sector drones to be fitted with SIM cards to give them cellular network connectivity. This would help reduce illegal and irresponsible drone use, the company argues, the like of which closed Gatwick Airport in December 2018 and which has caused many

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Drone Delivery of Genomic Samples to Lab

Because every minute counts when children’s lives are at stake, Deloitte and Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine (RCIGM) are exploring an innovative approach to cut the time it takes to get medical samples to the laboratory using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The plan calls for avoiding ground traffic delays

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Syniverse and AiRXOS Build Secure Communications Network

Syniverse and AiRXOS, a wholly owned subsidiary of GE Aviation, have announced they are working together to protect the skies by providing a communications infrastructure that manages drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles operating at low altitudes. The collaboration offers network security for the drone’s Unmanned Traffic Management system so

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Jetoptera Teams with Honeywell on Fluidic Propulsion System

Jetoptera, Inc. is collaborating with Honeywell Aerospace to bring fluidic propulsion to the defense market. The effort will leverage Jetoptera’s revolutionary fluidic propulsion system and Honeywell’s broad portfolio of proven turboshaft engines and auxiliary power units. Fluidic Propulsive System (FPS) equipped aircraft enable runway independence, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL)

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A Day in the Life of Flirtey: The Future of Delivery

Flirtey, the industry-leading drone delivery service, released today a rare, inside look at the startup company’s headquarters and operations. The five-and-one-half-minute video offers never-before-seen visuals on how Flirtey’s unique inner workings are disrupting traditional logistics, by delivering enhanced convenience to consumers. Flirtey’s cutting-edge technology, creative team, and flexible culture are

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Well done Tridge! – Medal of the Order of Australia

In our world, we know Dr Andrew Tridgell as simply Tridge, his groundbreaking work in the software world has been recognised by the Australian Government. He has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the 2020 Australia Day honours list. This medal is given for service worthy

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UNICEF Malawi – International Consultancy – Drone Specialist (Drone Portfolio Manager)

Job Number: 529385 | Vacancy LinkLocations: Africa: MalawiWork Type : Consultancy UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every

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Armed Drone Proliferation Update, January 2020

The third of our twice-yearly updates details new operators and other significant developments around the proliferation of armed drones. For our complete list of states operating, or close to operating, armed drones see Who Has Armed Drones? France undertakes first drone strikes As was long been expected, the French

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