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Innovative UAS Solution for BAF RF Measurement

The Benefield Anechoic Facility tests installed radio frequency systems. But testing in the BAF has some operational limitations: duration can be dominated by setup and calibration time; there are RF coverage limitations over the backbones of large aircraft; and dynamic antenna transmission restrictions. Shea Watson and Aleksandr Yarovinskiy, engineers

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Drone Footage Spots Shark Near Popular Beach

We’ve written before about the many surveillance companies that are hoping to use drones to track shark movements and spot sharks from the air before a rescue mission is necessary. But last week, a massive grey nurse shark was found not by a spotting company, but by a freelance photography

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How Amazon’s Five-Year Drone Delivery Plan Failed

In December of 2013, Amazon CEO and wealthiest man alive Jeff Bezos gave a 60 Minutes interview in which he promised that the company would have drone delivery operations up and running within five years. “It will work,” Bezos promised at the time, “And it will happen, and it’s gonna

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Spitfire Symphony

 The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft used by the Royal Air Force and other Allied countries before, during, and after World War II. Many variants of the Spitfire were built, using several wing configurations, and it was produced in greater numbers than any other British aircraft.

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Airobotics receives FAA BVLOS Waiver

Leading automated drone startup Airobotics announced today that it is the first company in the United States to receive a Certificate of Waiver (CoW) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that combines three elements: flying Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) for automated drone operations, over human beings, with a

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senseFly widens commercial strategy and announces new leadership structure to build on eBee X’s success

The fixed-wing drone leader heads into 2019 with a more independent approach—its two co-leaders looking to build on the eBee X drone’s success by leveraging a wider array of strategic partnerships Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland, December 6, 2018—senseFly, the industry’s leading provider of professional fixed-wing drone solutions and a subsidiary of Parrot

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Microdrones Merges with Schübeler Technologies

Siegen, Germany- As part of ongoing global expansion, Microdrones is proud to announce a merger with Schübeler Technologies. Since its founding in 1997, Schübeler has built a global business by providing advanced fan propulsion jets and lightweight composite materials fabrication. Offering a full product lineup of robust turbofans, jets, compressors,

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NASA Demos Drones for Disaster Recovery in Japan

NASA has partnered with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, to successfully demonstrate the safe integration of unmanned aircraft systems (known as UAS, or drones) on a use case to support emergency response and disaster recovery activities. This test, which happened in October 2018, connected JAXA’s Disaster Relief Aircraft

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IAI Elta Wins Argentinean Drone Guard Deal

Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. unit ELTA Systems has won a contract to provide the Drone Guard system for detection, identification and disruption of UAVs and drones to Argentina. Drone Guard, which has sold hundreds of units around the world to date, features an integrated sensor system: flying objects detection radar,

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Airobotics Gets FAA BVLoS Waiver for US Operations

Automated drone startup Airobotics announced that it is the first company in the United States to receive a Certificate of Waiver (CoW) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that combines three elements: flying Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) for automated drone operations, over human beings, with a visual observer

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Lockheed Martin Tests New M-SHORAD Future Interceptor

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control on 14 November conducted a successful initial ballistic flight test of its new M-SHORAD Future Interceptor from a Stryker Manoeuvre SHORAD Launcher (MSL) at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The M-SHORAD Future Interceptor leverages Lockheed Martin and government technology investment in

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Why Iran’s Drone Program Should Be Taken Seriously

While the world continues to jeer at Iran’s “New” aircraft developments, each seemingly an upgrade and aesthetical modification of the 1960s U.S. F-5 aircraft[1], the success of Iran’s indigenous drone program is no laughing matter for its rivals. Trends from the historical development of this program and the recent battlefield

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Hydrogen-Powered UAV

The first of its kind, this hydrogen-powered small endurance drone from Skycorp can fly for more than three times what it could with traditional LiPo batteries. In addition to improved flight time, the use of hydrogen fuel cells means less downtime due to quick refuelling and increased payload capabilities.

With a

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Graupner Droneball Sweeper — Review coming soon!

We just received the new Rotorball Sweeper quadcopter from Graupner USA. This fun and unusual rotordrone is very rugged and crash proof with its built-in dome like cage. Ideal for the beginner as well as experienced drone pilots, the Sweeper is about the size of a basketball. Watch for a

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Monitoring Marine Species

New research from North Carolina State University demonstrates that consumer-grade drones are effective tools for monitoring marine species across multiple sites in the wild. The work shows that the technology can be a valuable platform for scientists and conservationists interested in studying populations of sharks, rays, sea turtles and other

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Quantix Assesses Woolsey Wildfire Damage

Aerovironment announced it is supporting the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program to assess the environmental impact of the Woolsey wildfire in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area of Southern California. Burning over 96,949 acres, the devastating Woolsey wildfire destroyed more than 616 park structures and consumed

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Grenade Net Captures Rogue Drones

Ammunition manufacturer Nammo is turning its 40mm grenades into non-lethal ways to capture rogue drones! One option is a net that deploys from the grenade, effectively neutralizing the drone.

Gard Ødegårdsstuen, director of ammunition research and development at Nammo Raufoss, said, “What we want to do now is instead of using

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Need Your Windows Washed?

A huge drone that can wash buildings and put out fires is being developed in Latvia. The Aerones drone weighs 121 pounds and is tethered to the ground with a hose.

The company says it can clean buildings 20 times faster than humans and fly higher than firefighter ladders can reach.

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Organ Transplant Via Drone

Minutes matter when patients are awaiting organ transplants, so what better way to deliver organs than with a drone? Transplant surgeon Dr. Joseph Scalea of the University of Maryland Medical Center thought so, and as he noted, “I frequently encounter situations where there’s simply no way to get

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Using drones to simplify film animation

Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Dec 06, 2018 –

Drones are going to change the film industry in a major way. Tobias Nageli, for one, is sure of that. The computer scientist, who recently finished his doctoral thesis with Otmar Hilliges, a professor of computer science and head of the Advanced Interactive Technologies

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Drone Delivery Canada Signs $2.5 Million Commercial Agreement With Moose Cree First Nation to Deploy DDC’s Drone Delivery Platform

Drone Delivery Canada ‘DDC or the Company’ (TSX.V:FLTOTC: TAKOF), is pleased to announce that it has executed a commercial agreement with the Moose Cree First Nation to deploy DDC’s drone delivery technology platform with the Moose Cree First Nation communities. The Company is currently permitted to commercially operate its drone

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