Tagged: Air Show

China’s Norinco Presents UAV Swarm Concept

The China North Industries Corporation (Norinco) presented a concept for the use of strike-capable, multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) flying in a swarm at the 6-11 November Airshow China 2018 defence exhibition in Zhuhai. The concept, which can be adapted to fit various tactical scenarios, involves the use of several

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Wing Loong UAS I-D has Improved Performance

Wing Loong I-D, China’s domestically-developed Wing Loong UAS family’s new member that debuted at the just concluded Airshow China, uses complete composite materials for its fuselage and is sure to have better performances, says its chief designer Li Yidong. While describing Wing Loong I-D is a first-of-a-kind UAS (unmanned aircraft

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China’s X-47B Knockoff at Zuhai Airshow

The Chinese government regularly uses Zhuhai, also known as the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition and Airshow China, to formally reveal new aircraft and other military technologies. This time around, China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) has brought a stealthy flying wing design that has reportedly been in

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AOPA Drone Pilots Get Rewards

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has announced that members who are opted-in for drone content are now eligible for discounted fees and special recognition from PrecisionHawk’s on-demand drone pilot network, Droners.io. Thanks to an agreement announced in July at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the world’s largest airshow,

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Graphene skinned plane unveiled at Farnborough Air Show

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has unveiled the world’s first graphene skinned plane at an internationally renowned air show. Juno, a three-and-a-half-metre wide graphene skinned aircraft, was revealed on the North West Aerospace Alliance (NWAA) stand as part of the ‘Futures Day’ at Farnborough Air Show 2018. The University’s

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Lockheed Hercules C-130J Loop at Farnborough 2018

 This was by far the best moment of the Farnborough Air Show 2018 – A Lockheed LM-100J already stunned the audience with an incredible fast takeoff and interesting steep climb but after that the real show just began. The Hercules accelerated and suddenly flew a full loop which was

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Tekever Launches AR5 at Farnborough

Portuguese company Tekever unveiled its AR5 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) at Farnborough International Airshow, and the launch included a live feed from operations in the Atlantic. In 2017 Tekever was awarded a contract to produce an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capability for the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), which was

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SteelRock Technologies Launches at Farnborough

The hard launch of SteelRock Technologies (SR), a UK start up producing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and counter-UAV systems, took place during Farnborough International Airshow 2018. During the show, SR displayed its Nightfighter counter-UAV device in multiple configurations. Nightfighter identifies frequencies used by a UAV and then uses a transmission

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Antonov and Air-Ion Partner on Electric UAVs

During the Farnborough Air Show 2018, on 17th of July, SE Antonov, Ukraine and AIR-ION TECHNOLOGIES SA, Switzerland signed a Memorandum of Understanding about the establishment of partnership in area of design, tests, certification and serial production of hybrid and full electric unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) based on versatile, flexible,

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SkyX Unveils New Design at #FIA18 SkyTwo

SkyX is at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow – #FIA18 – one of the two biggest air shows on the planet. (The other is Le Bourget, and is held outside of Paris on alternating years.) This show features all of the major aerospace players: Boeing, Airbus, Lockheed Martin – and

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RAF Touts Potential of Protector Programme

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems is arriving at the Farnborough air show on a high, after completing a historic transatlantic first with its MQ-9B SkyGuardian – the basis for the UK Royal Air Force’s future Protector remotely-piloted air system. The medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned air vehicle touched down at RAF Fairford in

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Rolls-Royce EVTOL Project at Farnborough

Rolls-Royce has unveiled a concept electric vertical take-off and landing (EVTOL) vehicle at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018. The design could be adapted for personal transport, public transport, logistics and military applications and is based upon technologies that already exist or are currently under development. It could take to the

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Lift off for electric planes – new funding for green revolution in UK civil aerospace

The UK’s world-leading aerospace sector will be propelled into a new era of cleaner, greener flight through industry and government investment, the Business and Energy Secretary announced today at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow. From the total investment, £255 million – supported by the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) and UK

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GA-ASI Expands Relationship with GKN Aerospace

Tails for Predator B Series Aircraft to be Built in the UK FARNBOROUGH AIRSHOW – July 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) and GKN Aerospace have declared their intent to collaborate on composite tails for GA-ASI’s Predator® B Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) series via a Letter of Interest

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Airbus Opens First Serial Production Facility for Zephyr

Airbus Defence and Space has unveiled the new Zephyr S HAPS (High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite) to the world at Farnborough Air Show this morning. The Zephyr S is the first production aircraft of the Zephyr programme, previous Zephyr units being Research and Development prototypes. Zephyr is the world’s leading, solar–electric, stratospheric

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The Rolls-Royce EVTOL project

Rolls-Royce has unveiled a concept electric vertical take-off and landing (EVTOL) vehicle at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018. The design could be adapted for personal transport, public transport, logistics and military applications and is based upon technologies that already exist or are currently under development. It could take to the

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Deployment of a tethered drone for security of France 2nd largest air show, for flow management and parking security

Elistair’s Orion drone has been recently deployed in conjunction with Delta Drone to provide surveillance of La Ferté Alais air show. This deployment was in support of the firefighting unit SDIS 91 and the Gendarmerie in order to assist in providing security for the 40,000 visitors. The ISS (Intelligent Security

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Eurodrone Mock-Up at Berlin Air Show

Airbus, Dassault and Leonardo have revealed the first full-scale model of an envisioned European drone at the Berlin Air Show, upping the the visibility ― and scrutiny ― of a project meant to epitomize the continent’s growing military profile. Thursday’s mock-up unveiling was orchestrated with big fanfare on the tarmac

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Drone News: SkyWall100 catches rogue drones

This week, a British security technology called SkyWall100 is being deployed to protect the Berlin Air Show from drone threats. Developed and manufactured by OpenWorks Engineering, a UK company, it allows the operator to physically catch a target drone, ensuring security and safety at any event. Check out this video

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World’s Smallest and Lightest Inmarsat Terminal

Cobham SATCOM has a range of versatile solutions from the world’s most compact to the highest performance Inmarsat terminals. At the Singapore Air Show, Cobham demonstrates the flexibility of its exclusive product range by showcasing the AVIATOR UAV 200. As the world’s smallest and lightest Inmarsat UAV satcom solution, the

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