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uAvionix Miniaturized Transponder Selected for Tactical Resupply UAS

uAvionix Corporation defense customer, SURVICE Engineering of Belcamp, MD has been awarded a production contract from the Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Aircraft Systems Program Office. The production efforts will successfully equip U.S. warfighters using Tactical Resupply Unmanned Aircraft Systems (TRUAS) with innovative multirotor drones that augment logistical operations

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Raytheon Gets $147M US Navy Coyote Contract

Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $146,664,212 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Future Advanced Strike (FAST) effort. The objective of FAST is to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and precision strike capability. The work to be performed provides for the completion of design modifications currently underway for the Coyote Block

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FAA Releases BVLOS Waiver Requests for Public Comment

The FAA announced that it’s eyeing beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) exemption approvals for four top aviation firms, opening the door to expanded unmanned operations. Now we know exactly what permissions they’re asking for. The FAA has now published the requests of the four companies—Phoenix Air Unmanned, uAvionix, UPS

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Easy Aerial Tern

We are happy to announce the unveiling of Easy Aerial’s latest innovation, the Tern VTOL-in-a-Box. The first ever VTOL-in-a-Box, Tern offers a unique design with […]

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RigiTech and Spright Partner on Drone Deliveries for Healthcare

RigiTech, a Swiss provider of advanced drone delivery solutions, is proud to announce its partnership with Spright, the U.S.-based unmanned aerial system operator. This strategic alliance and commitment to deploy the Eiger delivery system further signals the reliability of RigiTech’s technology and comprehensive solutions. As part of this collaboration, Spright

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US Army Selects Final Four for FTUAS Program

The U.S. Army concluded the Base Period of the Future Tactical Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (FTUAS) Program of Record (formerly Increment 2) effort and awarded agreement option 1 to the following four Project Agreement Holders (PAHs): Griffon Aerospace, Incorporated; Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation; Sierra Nevada Corporation; and Textron Systems Corporation. The

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Kyiv defences repel Russian drone attack: officials

Kyiv, Ukraine (AFP) May 25, 2023 –

Russian forces carried out overnight drone attacks on Kyiv, officials said Thursday, continuing a month-long campaign of air strikes against the Ukrainian capital.

Military chiefs said Kyiv’s air defences destroyed all of the drones during the three-hour air attack, the twelfth this month.

Serhiy Popko,

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Wingtra Launches Improved Mapping Camera

Wingtra has unveiled the RGB61 payload. Engineers have customized the Sony Alpha 7 Mark IV 61MP RGB camera to offer the most efficient, data-light UAV data solution on the market. All of this while offering seamless, in-app light-settings control, and reliable, ultra-high accuracy image capture with every flight. Because RGB61

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Korea Research Institute Drone Communications ISO Standards Prevent Risk of Collision

The lack of a single communication standard among drone makers has made it difficult for information to be shared between drones, but a Korean research team has found a solution. The Korea Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) announced that four contributions related to the ‘Unmanned Aircraft Area Network’ were

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Russians Use FPV-Drones Too

Weapons based on commercial FPV-drones are not exclusive for the Ukrainian forces – Russians develop them, too, as well as ways of enhancing their combat effectiveness and EW protection. Ukrainian Defense Forces, from the regular army to police servicemen, have been actively using small and cheap camera drones as first-person-view

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Netherlands to Arm its Reaper UAVs

The Dutch defence ministry will buy bombs and missiles worth between €100 million and €250 million to arm its MQ-9A Reaper drones, state secretary for defence Christophe van der Maat announced on Tuesday. The decision was taken by the government in The Hague and follows a general trend seen in

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