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Can You Fly a Drone in Brooklyn?

Brooklyn, being a borough of New York City, follows Administrative Code §10-126, which proclaims that it’s illegal for drones to take or off land within the city limits except in designated areas or in emergencies.

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A-7 Corsair II – Short, Ugly and Devastating

As the aviation industry in the 1950s and 1960s embraced supersonic speeds, defined avionics theory, and toyed with eccentric airframe designs, the A-7 Corsair II stood out as a peculiarly fascinating story. The Corsair II was a unique-looking warplane that lacked the supersonic capabilities of many aircraft of its time

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Spooky Action announces that they will give away a free DJI M300 with every tether system purchase during Cyber Week

Spooky Action is the leading American tethered drone manufacturer. The company’s Superfly 2 is a generational leap forward in tether technology, with an improved “magic” autospooler and a includes an advanced high-wattage powertrain. The system was designed to plug-and-play with existing drone systems and increases the flight time of the

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AURA Secures $75M for Wireless Network for UAVs

Following successful demonstrations of its proprietary network designed to enable remotely piloted commercial flights beyond visual line of sight, AURA Network Systems announced it has closed $75 million in funding, with $55 million committed by Fortress Investment Group, or its affiliates, and $20 million from previous investors Mudrick Capital Management

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Racing Drone Based Loitering Munitions System

LANIUS is Elbit Systems’ new drone-based search-and-attack loitering munition designed for short-range operation through deployment via a multicopter as well as by hand. The design is based on racing drones which allows LANIUS to utilize high degrees of speed and maneuverability to essentially rush a target before exploding. Elbit’s introduction

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Taiwan’s Chien Hsiang loitering drone was designed to destroy enemy radar and UAVs

Sydney, Australia (SPX) Nov 22, 2022 –

Taiwan’s domestically produced drone technology, developed by the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), which develops military technology, was displayed to the public shortly after the conclusion of China’s annual air show at Zhuhai, as debates intensify over the likelihood of a

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Inspired Flight IF1200A Heavy Lift Hexacopter

The all-new IF1200A, developed in partnership with the Cubepilot ecosystem, brings a new level of reliability and user experience to the American-made UAV market. Designed for use in industry’s most critical applications, the redundancy and safety features onboard allow users to be confident that their equipment will get the job

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Optimization Design of Propeller for Ultra-High-Altitude Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Ultra-high-altitude unmanned aerial vehicle raises a high demand for the efficiency of propeller at low Reynolds numbers. An optimization method for low Reynolds number propeller is established by iterative optimizations of the sectional airfoils and the chord, pitch distributions in this paper. Different from the traditional method, each sectional airfoil

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Skydio Scout Selected as a CES 2023 Innovation Awards Honoree

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® announced today that it has selected Skydio Scout as a 2023 CES Innovation Awards Honoree . Skydio Scout is an autonomous skill designed to help pilots obtain situational awareness in new and dynamic scenarios, expanding the list of use cases where drones can provide value.

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GKN Aerospace Delivers its first Ground-Based Liquid Hydrogen Fuel System Demonstrator

GKN Aerospace has successfully achieved a major milestone delivering a ground-based demonstrator of a liquid hydrogen aircraft fuel system. The demonstrator was designed, built and tested in collaboration with Filton Systems Engineering, under the Innovate UK-funded Safe Flight project. The goal of the project was to investigate the feasibility of

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Taiwan Unveils Close-Range Helicopter Drone

Taiwan has unveiled its newly built helicopter-like drone designed for battlefield reconnaissance and surveillance missions amid growing military threats from Beijing. In a display on Tuesday, the government-funded Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology – the island’s top weapons builder – also introduced several other types of unmanned aerial vehicles,

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AURA Secures $75 Million in New Funding Round

Following successful demonstrations of its proprietary network designed to enable remotely piloted commercial flights beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS), AURA Network Systems (AURA) announced it has closed $75 million in funding, with $55 million committed by Fortress Investment Group, or its affiliates, and $20 million from previous investors Mudrick

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GKN Aerospace’s Hydrogen-Powered Drone

GKN Aerospace has successfully achieved a major milestone delivering a ground-based demonstrator of a liquid hydrogen aircraft fuel system. The demonstrator was designed, built and tested in collaboration with Filton Systems Engineering, under the Innovate UK-funded Safe Flight project. The goal of the project was to investigate the feasibility

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GKN Aerospace achieves major milestone delivering its first ground-based liquid hydrogen fuel system demonstrator

GKN Aerospace has successfully achieved a major milestone in delivering a ground-based demonstrator of a liquid hydrogen aircraft fuel system. The demonstrator was designed, built and tested in collaboration with Filton Systems Engineering, under the Innovate UK-funded Safe Flight project. The goal of the project was to investigate the feasibility

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GreenSight WeatherHive System Selected by USAF and DIU for Prototype Development

GreenSight’s WeaterHive is a unique new sensing technology that uses swarms of nano-sized drones to directly measure atmospheric conditions. This system can transverse up to 50 square miles per flight, generating a dense 3d cube of measurements. This technology was developed through an NSF-funded SBIR, and has now been selected

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Bayraktar TB2 Knockoff on Display at China Airshow

China Electronics Technology Group Corporation, known popularly as CETC, has unveiled its new unmanned aerial vehicle at the Zhuhai Airshow 2022 international aerospace exhibition. The new unmanned aircraft, showcased at China’s biggest arms expo, features an admitted cribbing of the Turkish legendary Bayraktar TB2 drone’s design. The mockup completely repeats

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Altitude Angel – Network Engineer

Altitude Angel is leading the world’s next transport revolution. Really? Yes, actually we are. We’ve already designed ARROW®, the technology behind SKYWAY – which you may have read about, which we’re deploying, with some of the UK’s most prestigious companies, to build the world’s first drone superhighway. Aside from doing

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Idea Forge Switch

Based in Mumbai, India, drone manufacturer Idea Forge attended the 2022 Commercial UAV Expo to show off the products it has been developing for its native country’s armed forces – which incorporate both simple, robust designs and advanced capabilities that could make them well suited for commercial or tactical

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Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM Platform to Power the First Middle East UAS Test Centre

Altitude Angel has been chosen to provide the UTM (unified traffic management) services to the Middle East’s first-ever test site for unmanned aerial systems & counter unmanned aerial systems which has been officially opened in Jordan. Managed by Deep Element, a Jordanian company specialised in the design, development, and

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H6K Mavis – The Seaplane That Could Fly Forever

The Kawanishi H6K was an Imperial Japanese Navy flying boat produced by the Kawanishi Aircraft Company and used during World War II for maritime patrol duties. The Allied reporting name for the type was Mavis; the Navy designation was ‘Type 97 Large Flying Boat. The aircraft was designed in response

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Aurora Flight Sciences Announces New Fixed-Wing eVTOL sUAS

Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company, has released its latest small UAS product, the Skiron Expeditionary sUAS, or SKIRON-X. This Group 2 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) combines the simple operation of an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) configuration with the longer range and endurance of a fixed-wing design. SKIRON-X

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Iran’s Drones Use Chinese Knock-Offs of Western Parts

According to a new report from the Institute for Science and International Security, these weapons appear to be built using Chinese parts that are based on Western designs. Citing an open source review of available information, researchers found in their analysis published Monday that the Shahed-136 drone uses an engine

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Teledyne FLIR Defense Launches Drone Payload for Remote Radiation Detection

Teledyne FLIR Defense, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, has announced at CBRNE Convergence the launch of its new MUVE R430 drone sensor payload used to remotely detect and identify radiation sources and radiological hazards across a wide range of use scenarios. The MUVE R430 is an advanced radiation detector purpose-designed

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