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Leonardo’s AWHero Rotary UAS Gets Military Certification in Italy

Leonardo’s AWHero RUAS (Rotary Uncrewed Aerial System) has received basic military certification from Italy’s DAAA (Direzione degli Armamenti Aeronautici e per l’Aeronavigabilità), the Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness. This achievement marks the world’s first military certification for a RUAS in the 200kg class. AWHero’s design, development, production and support

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Red Cat subsidiary TEAL Drones opens U.S. manufacturing facility

Red Cat Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: RCAT) (“Red Cat” or the “Company”), a hardware-enabled software provider to the drone industry, announces today that its TEAL Drones subsidiary has opened its new U.S.-based manufacturing facility located in Salt Lake City, Utah. “After closing the Teal drone acquisition less than two months ago,

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La Cabiota

A first for me, a bottle rocket launcher, putting this flying wing from France on my one to watch list. It looks very nice and as all aviators know if it looks right… (ed) 4 kg drone – Up to 2.5 kg payload Type STOVL (short takeoff and vertical landing)

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Mesa Air Group Becomes first scheduled airline to launch drone delivery Business in the U.S. in partnership with Flirtey

Mesa and Flirtey are initially focusing on the last-mile food delivery industry, enabling Mesa to expand beyond the global airlines market and into the global foodservice market. The immediate goal of the partnership is to conduct commercial drone deliveries in the last-mile food and beverage market in the U.S. The

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Why I joined Skydio: Jeff Horne, Head of Security

Here in the United States, October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month —our yearly reminder to lock our work computers, avoid clicking on suspicious links, and refrain from sharing (or re-using) our passwords. Of course, cybersecurity isn’t just something we need to think about in our personal or professional lives—it’s a core

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Fearless Drone Academy

What are you waiting for? The Fearless Drone Academy is only $99 for a limited time (regular price of $149). Launch into your drone journey with trusted drone expert Dan from DansTube.TV. You don’t have to be scared anymore, this course will help you fly with confidence. You’ve already spent

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Apple Drone Patent Describes UAS in Cellular Networks

In March Patently Apple posted an IP report titled “Apple has Won a Patent relating to Drones, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles,” and more importantly relating to drones connected to cellular networks. Below is Apple’s patent FIG. 9 from the March patent that illustrates a three-dimensional space for which an optimum scanning

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SwissDrones Concludes Flight Testing in Malta

Strategically positioned between Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Malta has a long history in the maritime aviation arena, starting with the construction of its first seaplane base at Kalafrana in 1916 and the launch of commercial flight operations in 1926. Building on this expertise, the country now aims to

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Thailand Post Tests Drone Parcel Delivery

Thailand Post tested drone delivery for the first time this week with a plan to start delivering medicines to patients difficult to reach by regular mail carriers. The mail delivery service tested drone delivery at Sing Buri Technical College by flying a fleet of drones with medicine parcels to a

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Plug Power and HevenDrones Partner to Develop Hydrogen Fuel Cell Systems for Heavy Lift Drones

HevenDrones, a supplier of actionable drone platforms with heavy-lift capabilities, has announced a bi-lateral alliance with Plug Power, a provider of hydrogen engines and fueling solutions enabling e-mobility. HevenDrones designs its own proprietary operating systems and is the exclusive company selected by the Israeli Ministry of Defense to develop a

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Axial Flux Motors – the New Hope for Aviation

Axial flux motors are considered the ultimate future of electric vehicles and most importantly of electric aviation because they have a high torque-to-weight ratio, which is ideal for aircraft. Companies like Rolls Royce and Magnax have intense research and development in progress on these motors. Interestingly, the first-ever electrical generator,

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CAA launch #shotonmydrone photography competition

The competition aims to educate people on drone permissions required to fly across towns, cities, and the UK countryside. New research by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) revealed, 80% of drone users are aware that approval is needed to fly a drone in a town or city in most cases

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FAA Memo Specifies “Associated Elements” for UAS Operations

Associated Elements provided by physical and digital infrastructure will support advanced UAS ecosystems. New FAA guidance addressing requirements for these elements present a path forward to scalability and highlights associated challenges. A recent FAA Aviation Safety Memorandum (“Memo”) confirms what ResilienX and other industry experts have long understood; integrating UAS

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DroneCAN

DroneCAN is the primary CAN protocol used by the ArduPilot and PX4 projects for communication with CAN peripherals. It is an open protocol with open communication, specification and multiple open implementations. Relationship with UAVCAN DroneCAN was created to continue the development of the widely used UAVCAN v0.9 protocol. This protocol

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Auterion Government Solutions, Inc. Selected for Defense Innovation Unit’s Soldier Robotic Controller (SRoC) Program

In March 2021, the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) sought commercial solutions that would enable soldiers to operate multiple types of air and ground-based unmanned systems using an integrated, tactical, handheld controller. The principal objective of the Soldier Robotic Controller (SRoC) program is to develop solutions for small Unmanned Aerial Systems

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AAIB investigation to Tekever AR5 Evolution Mk 2, G-TEKV

While orbiting south of the runway in preparation for landing, both the unmanned aircraft’s engines shut down unexpectedly. The External Pilot on the ground, who was visual with the aircraft, took control and landed it without further incident. The dual-engine shutdown was likely to have been caused by an on-aircraft

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Dragon’s Roar” (“Rhuo Ddraig”), wins Chief Scientific Advisor’s Innovation Award for Social Impact at UK Department of Transport (DFT) Innovation Expo

Snowdonia Aerospace LLP is delighted to announce that our Connected Places Catapult (CPC) Drone Technology Research & Innovation Grant (D-TRIG) project, “Dragon’s Roar” (“Rhuo Ddraig”), has been selected as the winner of the Chief Scientific Advisor’s Innovation Award for Social Impact at the recent UK Department of Transport (DFT) Innovation

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Elroy Air Names Grant Newman Chief Financial Officer

Elroy Air, the Aerospace and Logistics company developing the world’s first end-to-end autonomous vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aerial cargo system, today announced that Grant Newman has been appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer, effective September 28, 2021. Mr. Newman has an extensive background in finance and aviation.

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Avolon and Japan Airlines partner to create eVTOL ride-sharing business in Japan

Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, and Japan Airlines (‘JAL’), announce a partnership to commercialize zero-emissions eVTOL aircraft in Japan. Avolon, through its investment and innovation affiliate Avolon-e, has formed a strategic partnership with JAL to identify and target local partners and customers, infrastructure requirements, certification, and a range of

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European Space Agency and UK National Air Traffic Services select CGI to develop 5G for UAV positioning

London UK (SPX) Oct 19, 2021 –

CGI has been awarded a contract by the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop a proof of concept to enhance the navigational capabilities of airspace users in areas where traditional navigation systems alone cannot provide sufficient performance. Future aircraft, such as unmanned aerial vehicles

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HAPS reaches new heights

Munich, Germany (SPX) Oct 18, 2021 –

The Airbus Zephyr S completes a successful 2021 test flight campaign in the United States. The final Airbus solar-powered High Altitude Platform System (HAPS) flight touched down on 13th September in Arizona, USA, ending the most ambitious and successful Zephyr flight campaign to date.

The

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Primoco UAV, Czech UAV manufacturer, successfully flight tested multiple unmanned aircraft from one control station

Primoco UAV SE, a Czech company that develops and manufactures the One 150 UAV, successfully flight tested the simultaneous control of multiple unmanned aircraft from one control station at their airport in Písek Krašovice on 20 October 2021. The One 150 unmanned aerial vehicle is equipped with a highly advanced

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DRONAMICS selects Malta as its European base of operations

DRONAMICS, the world’s leading middle-mile cargo drone developer and operator, today unveiled the first base of operations in Europe for its unmanned drone logistics service. After a detailed selection process with multiple national civil aviation authorities and leading customers in Europe, the DRONAMICS team has selected Malta as its first

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USMC Acquires 2 MQ-9A Reapers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. completed the transfer of two MQ-9A Reaper Block 5 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to the U.S. Marine Corps on October 15, 2021. The two aircraft have been operated by the USMC since 2018 under a Company Owned/Company Operated (COCO) lease agreement in support of

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DHL Express Malaysia and Pen Aviation Sign MOU for Cargo Drone Delivery

DHL, a global international express service provider, DHL Express, and Pen Aviation, an ecosystem provider for Unmanned Automated Solutions (UAS), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to commercialise time-critical goods deliveries with unmanned aerial vehicles, leveraging PEN UAS-based solutions. This initiative is in partnership with Raya Airways as the

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