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All-Directional Flying Object from Romania

The All-Directional Flying Object, or ADIFO, looks exactly like a stereotypical flying saucer. However, ADIFO’s creators say the inspiration for their uniquely shaped aircraft doesn’t come from UFO lore. Instead, they say the disk is designed to mimic the back cross-section of a dolphin’s airfoil. In his first interview with

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Gatwick drone investigation costs almost double

In March of 2019, the BBC reported that the policing cost and investigation into flight disruptions at Gatwick in December 2018 had cost to date, £459,000. Ian Hudson (@UAVHive) has been the king of submitting Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to hold truth to power and he encouraged me

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N.C. Drone Summit Showcases Future of Transportation

GREENSBORO – The N.C. Drone Summit and Flight Expo returned to Greensboro this week, bringing larger crowds and more hands-on experiences than before. More than 500 people from around the world attended over three days, sharing their expertise and getting the chance to network with and learn from others in

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Five Finalists Named for AUVSI Innovation Challenge

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has named five startup companies as finalists in the Innovation Challenge at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems – Defense. Protection. Security. conference taking place at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT.

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Drone Rescue Systems GmbH cooperates with the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR)

The parachute safety solution manufacturer Drone Rescue Systems GmbH supports the European research project Formation flight for in-Air Launcher 1st stage Capturing demonstration (FALCon https://www.falcon-iac.eu/). Under the leadership of DLR, research is being conducted on how launch vehicles can be returned to the launch site as efficiently as possible for

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Terra Drone showcases UTM system to Indonesia’s air traffic controller AirNav

The UTM demonstration was held at the Jakarta Air Traffic Services Center to showcase how drones can be safely integrated into Indonesian airspace Terra Drone Indonesia, a group company of Japan-based Terra Drone Corporation, has successfully demonstrated its Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) system to Indonesia government’s air-traffic control agency AirNav.

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MoU inked between Turbo Jet Engines (Hyderabad) Private Limited – Johnnette Technologies Private Limited.

Johnnette Technologies Private Limited inks MoU with Turbo Jet Engines (Hyderabad) Private Limited in New Delhi on 9 th August, 2019. The manufacturing Unit for agricultural drones will be set up in Hyderabad. An agricultural drone is an unmanned aerial vehicle applied to farming in order to help increase crop

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Iran Unveils Precision-Guided Bombs

Iran announced the unveiling of several types of guided bomb on 6 August, although some of the weapons have been seen previously. The one that has not been seen before was a glide bomb with folding wings called the Balaban. A Ministry of Defence (MoD) statement summarising comments made by

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Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Unveils UAS Unit

It’s been about a year in the making, but the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office has officially launched an Unmanned Aircraft Unit. The aircraft will be used for any type of hazardous incidents that would benefit from an aerial perspective. Sheriff Rob Maciol talked about one of the biggest obstacles to

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DRONERESPONDERS Unveils Technical Experts Program, Adds Advisors to Support Public Safety UAS

Subject matter experts will offer professional support to public safety UAS program managers and remote pilots seeking assistance for drone operations GREENSBORO, N.C. – The DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Alliance, the world’s fastest-growing 501(c)3 non-profit program supporting public safety UAS, has launched a Technical Experts Program (TEP) to assist public

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Saudi Royal Forces Intercept Bomb-Loaded Drone

Colonel Turki Al Maliki, the spokesman of the Coalition for Supporting Legitimacy in Yemen, has said that on Sunday evening, the coalition forces managed to intercept and shoot down a drone lanced by the Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist militia from Sanaa province towards the Kingdom. According to Saudi Press Agency, SPA,

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Skyfront Perimeter Drone Performs The First Beyond-Line-of- Sight Flight under FAA Part 107

Fairbanks, AK, USA – Skyfront’s Perimeter 4 long-range hybrid gas-electric drone successfully performed the first civilian beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flight without visual observers under the FAA’s Part 107 rules. This flight is a significant step toward the safe integration of unmanned aerial vehicles in the national airspace. During the round-trip flight,

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Learn how to Increase Productivity with Drone Based Lidar

Join Microdrones for their next Wednesday Webinar to learn about the mdTectorCH1000 Rome, NY- Join Microdrones for their next Wednesday Webinar and learn how Morris P. Hebert Inc. (MPH) increased their corridor mapping productivity from 1 mile/day to 3-4 miles/day while also simplifying the photogrammetry processing in the office and

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DLR conducts flight tests for gyrocopter drones

Berlin, Germany (SPX) Jul 31, 2019 –

In a globalised world, logistics and networking are becoming increasingly important. Airborne parcel deliveries are a key area of interest for the future, and have considerable potential in a number of applications. As part of the ALAADy (Automated Low Altitude Air Delivery) system and

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S.Korea tests drone delivery in remote regions

Seoul (AFP) July 31, 2019 –
Seoul began testing delivery by drone in the country’s remote regions Wednesday, with the hope of improving residents’ quality of life, the government said.

The project, jointly launched by the interior and safety ministry and Korea Post, among other government agencies, aims to establish a

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Kratos logs new orders

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions’ Unmanned Systems Division has received approximately $4.8 million in new awards for its high performance jet drones.The orders also include …

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RoboMaster 2019 Competition Showcases The Future Of Robotics

32 Teams Compete on the Battlefield with T-DT Northeastern University Taking Home the Grand Prize RoboMaster, an annual robotics competition for aspiring young engineers and university students, concluded its 2019 competition in Bao’an Stadium in Shenzhen, China. The winning team from T-DT Northeastern University, took home the gold trophy along

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US Navy selects Fusion UUV

The US Navy has selected Strategic Robotic Systems’ (SRS’) Fusion unmanned underwater vehicle as its future explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) remotely operated vehicle (ROV), the …

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Gray Eagle Crashes Near Baghdad

A U.S. MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) crashed on August 7 in the district of Radwaniyah west of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. “A Coalition Unmanned Aerial Vehicle made an unscheduled landing in Baghdad Wednesday due to a mechanical problem. The aircraft landed safely and was successfully recovered

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HAPSMobile Receives Authorization to Fly in Stratosphere Above Hawaii

HAPSMobile Inc., a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp., announced that it received a COA2 (Certificate of Authorization) from the FAA (US Federal Aviation Administration) to fly “HAWK30,” a solar-powered unmanned aircraft assembled in April 2019 to provide a stratospheric telecommunications platform system, in the Hawaiian island of Lanai’s stratosphere. As part

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Skysense Launches High Power Outdoor Charging Pad

After months of testing and the first successful deployments in Norway and Finland, ​Skysense ​has ​​announced​ the launch of ​its new High Power Outdoor Charging Pad product line. The autonomous charging station has been engineered as a turnkey solution that works out of the box​. It is made of a

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