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US Air Force Starts Search to Replace MQ-9 Reaper in 2030

The US Air Force has formally launched its search for an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) to replace the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Reaper beginning in 2030. The service is conducting market research to find its next medium-altitude UAV for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), as well as air-to-ground strike,

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Moog’s Gauntlet Defends Kennedy Space Center

Moog Inc. Space and Defense Group has announced its support of NASA drone detection trials in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) restricted airspace around launch pads 39A and B of Kennedy Space Center. The presence of unapproved aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) in this area presents significant security risks

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Flock to Insure HEROTECH8 Automated Drone-in-a-Box Technology

HEROTECH8 announced that its drone-in-a-box technology now incorporates Flock’s data-driven insurance as standard, making it easy for any organisation to deploy safe, secure and fully insured autonomous UAVs. HEROTECH8’s mission is to overcome the ‘one pilot per drone’ mindset currently limiting the potential of UAS technology and hindering widespread

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Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet

The Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet was a German rocket-powered interceptor aircraft. Designed by Alexander Lippisch, it is the only rocket-powered fighter aircraft ever to have been operational and the first piloted aircraft of any type to exceed 1000 km/h (621 mph) in level flight. Its performance and aspects of its

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$16,000 of Drones Stolen from Manhattan DJI Store

Surveillance footage released Thursday shows a pack of thieves breaking into a Manhattan drone store and stealing $16,000 worth of equipment The five men targeted the DJI store at 1666 Broadway near West 52nd Street in Midtown around 11:25 p.m. Saturday and stole 6 drones. Sources: NY Post; FOX 5

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Wingtra trade-in program

Trade in your used professional surveying drone for a brand-new vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) WingtraOne to get up to USD 5,000 in trade-in value. Get a discount on the most advanced surveying drone in the industry. Trade in your current drone for the WingtraOne—a UAV solution that meets all

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GA-ASI Acquires IJK Controls

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a global leader in Remotely Piloted Aircraft, announced today that it has acquired a majority of the assets of IJK Controls, including facilities and all Intellectual Property. The corresponding workforce will join GA-ASI. IJK Controls is a Pasadena, California-based provider of innovative solutions for

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Monitoring active volcanoes with the help of drones

Drones have become a critical tool for professionals working in a large variety of different sectors such as public safety, search and rescue, infrastructure inspection, surveying and mapping, wildlife conservation and many more Edgar Zorn is a PhD student in Potsdam, Germany, and specialises in measuring deformation on active volcanoes

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System Integrators Selected for North Dakota’s Statewide UAS BVLOS Network

Three leading aviation infrastructure companies have been selected to provide systems engineering and integration services to build, implement, and operate North Dakota’s first-of-its-kind, aviation-grade, statewide network for flying unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS). Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies Company, L3Harris Technologies, and Thales USA have

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Kongsberg Geospatial to use AI and Drones to enhance Search and Rescue Operations in Canada

Ottawa, CA: Kongsberg Geospatial, developer of the TerraLens Geospatial SDK, and Larus Technologies of Ottawa, Canada, and the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association of Canada (CASARA), announced today that they have been selected by Public Safety Canada to integrate geospatial software, artificial intelligence, and machine vision software to help

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CBP Seizes Shipment of 4,600 Toy Drones from China

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in Detroit have seized more than 4,600 remote controlled helicopter drone that were made in China. They said 4,619 drones, worth about $69,000, were seized at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Fort Street Cargo Facility after officers and import specialists discovered the merchandise

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HEROTECH8 brings Flock on board to insure and protect its automated drone-in-a-box technology

Today, HEROTECH8 announces its leading drone-in-a-box technology now incorporates Flock’s data-driven insurance as standard, making it easy for any organisation to deploy safe, secure and fully insured autonomous UAVs. HEROTECH8’s mission is to overcome the ‘one pilot per drone’ mindset currently limiting the potential of UAS technology and hindering

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Unifly Announced as Finalist for AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards

Unifly has been named as a finalist in the Xcellence in Innovation of the XCELLENCE Awards by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI). Unifly was selected from a pool of accomplished applicants as one of several finalists. The SAFIR project successfully demonstrated that multiple drones can be

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NAARIC Urges EASA to Review its Position

The NAARIC (National Aviation Authorities Regulation Implementation Coordination) is a group of UAS experts from the main European National Aviation Authorities (NAAs) that was launched in 2019 with the objective of agreeing on a common approach at the European level towards the aspects left to the Member States by the

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Russia Uses Peresvet Laser Weapon System in Syria

According to the Russian website Avia Pro, the Russian army has tested its laser weapon system called Peresvet (Пересвет in Russia) in Syria. The new Russian-made laser weapon could have shot down an Israeli UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) in the southwestern part of Syria. Russian armed forces continue to test

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DroneUp Releases Operation Last-Mile: Critical Drone Delivery Report

DroneUp recently partnered with Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) in tests designed to determine how unmanned aerial systems can assist with critical delivery during times of crisis under the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Part 107 regulations. The test participants conducted exercises from April 6 through April 9, 2020, on

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