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World’s Only Flying Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet

 The Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet was a German rocket-powered interceptor aircraft. Designed by Alexander Lippisch, it is the only rocket-powered fighter aircraft ever to have been operational and the first piloted aircraft of any type to exceed 1000 km/h (621 mph) in level flight. Its performance and aspects of

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Blighter’s E-scan Radar Selected by Dat-Con Defence for Indian Border Security Pilot

Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd (www.blighter.com), a British designer and manufacturer of electronic-scanning (e-scan) radars and surveillance solutions, is supplying its Blighter B400 series E-scan micro Doppler ground surveillance radar to Dat-Con Defence for deployment along the Indian border. The Blighter radar was supplied to and deployed by Dat-Con Defence during

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Flock’s Fly Unlimited policy has landed

Fly Unlimited is the first of its kind flexible monthly drone insurance policy for frequent commercial flyers. Today sees Flock unveil its new monthly subscription product, Fly Unlimited. Designed for commercial drone operators who fly frequently, the flexible month-by-month contract removes lengthy annual commitments, and large upfront costs. The new

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Israel Plans for Drone Regulations

Regulation governing the operation of drones in Israel is getting underway. The Israel Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) recently published for public comment new draft regulations designed to bring order into drone operations, with an emphasis on safety. Some of the regulations will be difficult to enforce, for example, limiting the

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SpektreWorks Ground Control Station

Introducing the SpektreWorks Ground Control Station! The SGCS has been designed based on decades of collective UAS user experience feedback. It features a built-in UPS, Mil-Spec connectors, and utilizes Windows 10 for universal compatibility with UAS Operating Software. It is the core of a new family of UAS ground support

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Bramor sAR

The revolutionary BRAMOR sAR has been designed to accurately locate mobile phones in the challenging airborne SAR environment. The system is designed to identify and accurately geolocate mobile phones on the ground. The NSX module is a unique integration of the SAR system dedicated to a fast and accurate location

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Internship Controls & Simulation: Sense & Avoid

Avy is looking for an intern that can be part of our R&D team to look into advanced sense & avoid systems for our UAVs.Avy builds drones for good. Together with our partners and clients, we use our drones for wildlife conservation and medical cargo projects. Our platform is designed

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CUAS Training Course for Law Enforcement

The CUAS Coalition is proud to announce our Counter Drone and Surveillance Training Course for Law Enforcement. Our course is designed to assist Law Enforcement professionals in learning the basics of counter drone equipment, tactics, regulations and operations. The course is designed to meet the needs of professional law enforcement.

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Hong Kong to use Drones to Monitor Emissions by Ships

Hong Kong environmental inspectors will take to the skies to police the city’s waters with drones to help enforce a new law requiring ships to burn cleaner marine fuels. The sensor-equipped drones designed by the University of Science and Technology will be flown into smoke plumes spewed from ships and

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Swedish Air Force JAS-39 Gripen Display at RIAT 2018

</ifram60 The Saab JAS 39 Gripen (English: Griffin) is a light single-engine multirole fighter aircraft manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab. It was designed to replace the Saab 35 Draken and 37 Viggen in the Swedish Air Force (Flygvapnet). The Gripen has a delta wing and canard configuration with

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Northrop Grumman Gets $19.6M US Navy Fire Scout Contract

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, is awarded a $19,590,756 modification (P00020) to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-17-C-0033). This modification provides for the procurement of software design and system integration, qualification testing, and cybersecurity activities as well as engineering services in support the MQ-8 Fire Scout Unmanned

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AI Drones to Control Retail Inventory

Pensa Systems, an innovator in autonomous perception systems, demonstrated its new retail inventory visibility system for the first time at the NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show. Aimed squarely at eliminating the retail industry’s one trillion-dollar blind spot around in-store inventory, Pensa’s system is designed to inform retailers and brands of

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Boeing Autonomous Passenger Air Vehicle Completes First Flight

Boeing [NYSE: BA] yesterday successfully completed the first test flight of its autonomous passenger air vehicle (PAV) prototype in Manassas, Virginia. Boeing NeXt, which leads the company’s urban air mobility efforts, utilized Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences to design and develop the electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and

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U.S. Air Force Research Lab Awards GE TEAMS Program

A Project Task Assignment for the Teaming-Enabled Architectures for Manned-Unmanned Systems (TEAMS) prototype program was recently awarded to GE Aviation. The project is under the authority of the Base Vertical Lift Consortium Project Agreement and is sponsored by the U.S. Air Force Research Lab (AFRL). “The TEAMS program is a

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Indra Tests Targus OPA Critical Systems

Indra and its partner Gaerum have just reached a key milestone in the development of the optionally manned Targus aircraft: the start of simulated flight tests to validate the design of the aircraft’s critical systems. Specifically, they have begun studying the flight control, navigation and mission systems at the CIAR

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206 Designing Airplanes with Nerdnic!

This week on the Flite Test Podcast, James sits down with Nic Lechner to discuss Nic’s design process for his airplanes.

Nic ‘Nerdnic’ Lechner found popularity on flitetest.com back in 2015 with his sleek and streamlined RC airplane designs that could even hit the 120mph mark – did I

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Foxtech Baby Shark 260 VTOL

BABY SHARK 260 VTOL features a highly advanced aerodynamic design. It is made of high density composite material, which features high strength and very light weight. BABY SHARK VTOL adopts quick-detach design which makes the plane easy to set up and transport. The fuselage also has big inner space to

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Indemnis Nexus Parachute Certified by ASTM

Indemnis has successfully passed the ASTM F3322-18 standard testing matrix. The technical standard is designed to enable safe flight operations over people on small unmanned aerial vehicles while using a parachute as a risk mitigation device. The Indemnis Nexus parachute system for the DJI Inspire 2 has been validated against

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China’s Sky Hawk/Tian Ying Drone – On Chinese TV

 On January 5, 2018, China Central Television (CCTV) released the video featuring the “saucer-like flying wing design ” SkyHawk/TianYing drone. It is a high-altitude, long-range and high-speed unmanned aerial vehicle capable of conducting reconnaissance and patrol missions in hostile environments, CCTV reported. This wasn’t the UAV’s first flight, which

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Airlander Awarded Production Organisation Approval

As 2018 came to a close, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) awarded Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd a Production Organisation Approval. Following the successful award of our Design Organisation Approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in October 2018, this latest achievement sees HAV starting 2019 in a strong position

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China’s TYW-1 Strike-Capable UAV – Video

UAS Vision has obtained this unique close-up video footage of China’s Beihang Unmanned Aircraft System Technology TYW-1 taken inside the company’s new factory in the eastern Chinese city of Taizhou. The TYW-1, which has a wingspan of 18 m, features the same pusher-engine, twin-boom, outward-canted stabiliser design of the

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Pipe-Mount Base for UAS Integration of Ultrasonic Anemometer

Anemoment LLC, a specialized meteorological instrument design firm located in Longmont, CO, announced the availability of its TriSonica Mini Wind and Weather Sensor with an integrated pipe-mount base accommodating any ½” schedule 10 pipe. This new mounting option streamlines and simplifies integration of the TriSonica Mini Wind and

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Bell Unveils Nexus Air Taxi at CES

Bell Helicopter revealed the configuration and full-scale vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) air taxi vehicle on January 7th during CES 2019. The air taxi, named Bell Nexus, is powered by a hybrid-electric propulsion system and features Bell’s signature powered lift concept incorporating six tilting ducted fans that are designed to safely and efficiently

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Bell unveils Nexus eVTOL

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, revealed the configuration and full-scale vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) air taxi vehicle today during CES 2019. The air taxi, named Bell Nexus, is powered by a hybrid-electric propulsion system and features Bell’s signature powered lift concept incorporating six tilting ducted fans that are designed

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RoboSense Launches New MEMS Solid-State LiDAR at CES 2019

RoboSense, a leader in LiDAR perception technology solutions and CES 2019 Innovation Award Honoree, announced today that next week at CES 2019, they will publicly demonstrate an upgraded version of their MEMS solid-state LiDAR, an automotive grade solid-state LiDAR designed for the mass production of autonomous vehicles. The new RS-LiDAR-M1

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Mercury Systems Secures $40M Flight Controller Design Win

Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) announced it secured a design win for advanced, safety certifiable flight controllers from an international aerospace company with an anticipated lifetime value of $40 million over the ten-year period of the contract. An initial $9 million contract received in the Company’s fiscal 2019 second

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