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NEVA Aerospace – Electric Turbofans

Neva Aerospace is offering the first ever electric turbofans (ETFs)*optmized for static thrust and VTOL/STOL. The unique turbofan housing design further ingeniously boosts thrust with no extra weight added. The breakthrough technology of the Athena Series ETFs will displace uncaged rotor blades in the current commercial drone applications and will

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Phase One Industrial Releases iX Capture 3.0 Software for Aerial Photography

Phase One Industrial, a leading manufacturer of medium format aerial photography equipment and software solutions, today released Phase One iX Capture 3.0. This capture, control and RAW conversion processing software was designed specifically for use with Phase One Industrial aerial cameras. Engineered to support easy control of all essential camera

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Face Recognition Software for Drones Released by Face-Six

Face-Six, a global face recognition vendor announced today the release of its FA6Drone – a face recognition software designed to recognize people from drones (UAV’s). The Face-Six (FA6Drone) software allows drones to identify people from any range, provided that faces are of decent quality and have a minimal size

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Virginia Tech Engineers Team with Malawi University Students

Drone delivery moved one step closer to reality in sub-Saharan Africa after Virginia Tech and Malawian teams conducted tests at the UNICEF drone testing corridor in Kasungu, Malawi. The flights by a fully autonomous aircraft designed in mechanical engineering’s Unmanned Systems Lab set several records in Malawi, including the longest

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Yamaha FAZER to Launch at CES 2018

Yamaha Motors is making its first-ever appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and it is bringing drones. Using the theme, “Expanding the possibilities of mobility with advanced technology,” for its booth at CES 2018 in January, Yamaha will be unveiling two unmanned aircraft vehicles designed for industrial

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Replicating Peregrine Attack Strategies Could Help Down Rogue Drones

Researchers at Oxford University have discovered that peregrine falcons steer their attacks using the same control strategies as guided missiles. The findings, which overturn previous assumptions that peregrines’ aerial hunting follows simple geometric rules, could be applied to the design of small, visually guided drones that can take down other

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Aeraccess unveils new Hawkeye UAS

French drone manufacturer Aeraccess unveiled its new Hawkeye man-packable micro UAS at the Milipol internal security fair near Paris. According to Shehzaad Callachand, general manager at Aeraccess, the Hawkeye has been designed to carry out ‘over the wall’ reconnaissance in support of special operations forces(SOF). The drone is also capable

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An idealist who builds drones – Basil Weibel

By: Michael Keller When he was young, Basil Weibel wanted to understand the world and solve problems. He went on to complete three degrees and to design an innovative drone. Today, he is CEO of ETH spin-off Wingtra – and, according to Forbes, one of Europe’s 30 most

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China’s Cloud Shadow – Flexible but Short Endurance

A family of jet-powered Cloud Shadow unmanned air systems displayed at the Dubai air show offer a potent mix of high-altitude intelligence-gathering and weapons capabilities – but unusually short endurance, according to specifications released by AVIC. AVIC’s design philosophy breaks from the multi-mission approach used for many Western UAS designs.

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USAF B-2 Spirit – Taxiing, Takeoff, Mid-Air Refuelling

The Northrop (later Northrop Grumman) B-2 Spirit, also known as the Stealth Bomber, is an American heavy penetration strategic bomber, featuring low observable stealth technology designed for penetrating dense anti-aircraft defenses; it is a flying wing design with a crew of two. The bomber can deploy both conventional and thermonuclear

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Autonomous Drone for Industry from Israel’s Percepto

Percepto, developers of on-site autonomous drone systems, has announced the launch of its Sparrow I, an autonomous drone specifically designed for industrial environments. The Sparrow I can conduct multiple missions and can operate around the clock, reducing both security and operational costs, including the need for on-site pilots and operators.

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2017 Government Video Expo is Partnering with RotorDrone

Government Video Expo, the mid-Atlantic region’s premier event, is designed for video, broadcast and AV professionals. This event features a full exhibit floor with over 100 exhibitors and numerous training opportunities. Plus, it will also feature free seminars, keynotes, networking opportunities and five new educational pavilions.
Attendees include TV producers,

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Anemoment LLC Now Shipping the Industry’s Smallest and Lightest 3D Ultrasonic Anemometer

Anemoment LLC, a specialized meteorological instrument design firm located in Longmont, CO, announced today the availability of the TriSonica™ line of “whisper-weight” 3-dimensional wind sensors: the TriSonica Mini, and the TriSonica Mini Weather Station. The devices—which have no moving parts to wear out or replace—weigh only 50 grams, and are

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Elbit Systems’ New Hermes 45 Tactical UAV

Elbit Systems has developed a small tactical-level unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that is designed to offer extended endurance. The Hermes 45 draws on technology from the wider Hermes family of UAS, and Jane’s understands that it has a maximum operating endurance of in excess of 24 hours – more akin

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1st Falco EVO Delivery to Middle East Launch Customer

The Falco EVO Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS) has been selected by two customers in the Middle East and Gulf region. The first delivery took place last month. The first of the newly-built aircraft was completed in August with the acceptance test carried out at Leonardo’s RPAS design and construction facility

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Leonardo delivers Falco EVO drones to Middle East

Washington (UPI) Nov 14, 2017 –

Leonardo has announced the delivery of its Falco EVO tactical unmanned aerial system to its customers in the Middle East, the company said in a press statement during the Dubai Air Show 2017 exhibition.

The Falco EVO is specifically designed for long range intelligence, surveillance, and

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Hobbico Flitt Flying Camera

From Hobbico:
The Flitt flying camera and app are like having your own personal red carpet photographer on demand all day every day. It’s small, innovative, and designed for fun. Optical positioning delivers stable pics indoors or out. Plus, Flitt is equipped with three flight modes to tailor

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Drone News: Evaluating Rugby Players

The Scottish national rugby union team has begun introducing drones into its player performance analysis, facilitated by a tailored training course designed and delivered by Consortiq. Ten performance analysts from the Scottish Rugby Union are in the middle of their drone training course at present, and are expected to graduate

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LiquidPiston Wins AUVSI Unmanned Startup Competition

LiquidPiston, a company that has designed a revolutionary new rotary engine, took home the top prize at AUVSI’s NOVUS Unmanned conference and competition in San Francisco. Ten companies vied for the top spot and seed funding at the conference, which was cosponsored by Investorfest, a company that coaches startups to

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Phase Two of New York UTM Corridor

The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research (NUAIR) Alliance has announced the opening of the evaluation and selection process of vendor(s) for the design and installation of Phase II of its Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) test corridor. The request for qualifications (RFQ) just released is

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