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How Can It Get Any Worse Than This?

It has been my experience with the airspace integration effort that things can always get worse. Just ask the RC Hobbyist, who went under the bus with so little fanfare—actually not even a whimper, but an endorsement from the drone advocates and visionaries. One hundred eighty days out from the

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Drone Safe Register launches Drones for Schools.

Aimed at ages 7 – 11 Key Stage 2 pupils within the England and Wales school systems and P4 to P7 in Scotland, this high-quality educational programme is made available free of charge to schools and satisfies the national curriculum category ‘Design and Technology’. Teachers can use this programme to

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Belarus Anti Small Drone Air Defense Missile System

Belarus has developed a new air defense missile system dubbed TRIO to fight small-size drones, the republic’s State Military and Industrial Committee said on Monday. “The new surface-to-air missile system developed by specialists of BSVT – New Technologies has been created to provide air defense for military and industrial facilities,

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Cube Autopilot Gets uAvionix ADS-B IN Capability

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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New Swiss Search and Rescue Drone

At its Annual Media Conference, Rega presented a new type of aircraft for searching for missing persons: the newly developed Rega drone can autonomously scan large search areas and is equipped with various sensors, such as a thermal camera. As a result, in future, Rega will have at its disposal

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Planck Aerosystems announces partnership with Empirical Systems Aerospace

Planck Aerosystems (Planck Aero) announced today a partnership with the aerospace manufacturer, Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc. (ESAero) to support Planck’s defense and commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) business. Under this agreement, ESAero will manufacture Planck Aero’s Group 1 Unmanned Aerial Systems, Shearwater, in the ESAero manufacturing plant in San Luis

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Missing RQ-7B Shadow Found Near Fort Huachuca

The RQ-7B Shadow unmanned aircraft system missing since approximately 10 a.m. Friday, April 19, was reportedly located by Pima County Sheriff’s Department at 3:47 p.m. today in a rural area of Pima County and recovery operations are underway. Civil Air Patrol, Cochise County Sheriff’s Department and Pima County Sheriff’s Department

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Lake Victoria Challenge 2019, registration closes soon!

The Lake Victoria Challenge is still many months away, however, we are approaching our first major milestone of the year – the closing of the LVC Flying Competitions registration on April 25th. Dozens of teams have signed up. These teams represent the future of leapfrogging the continent’s infrastructure deficit and

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Clyclocopter (aka “Egge Beater Wing”)

When Aerospace giants like Boeing and Airbus reveal some ambitious concept for the future of urban aerial transport, most showcase electrically powered variations on multicopters and hybrid aircraft, sketched out with familiar components like rotors and wings.

But the Russian engineers have another idea entirely. Known as

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GA-ASI Gets $99M US Army Gray Eagle Contract

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, was awarded a $99,020,937 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for performance based logistics support services for the MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System. One bid was solicited via the internet with one bid received. Work will be performed in Poway, California, with an estimated completion date

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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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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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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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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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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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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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