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Dielectric UAV Designed for the Utility Industry

Union Robotics, an Oregon-based robotics company, unveiled the Meadowhawk DE – an industrial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) made from ASTM F711 rated dielectric material designed to fly safely around high voltage assets. Proudly engineered and manufactured in the USA, the Meadowhawk DE is specifically engineered for electric utilities. “With

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Three-Engined MALE UAV from China

China’s Sichuan Tengden Technology Company (Tengden) has completed initial testing of a three-engined variant of its medium altitude long endurance (MALE)-class TW328/TB001 ‘Twin-tailed Scorpion’ unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), culminating in what the company claims to be a successful maiden flight on 16 January. According to an industry source, the prototype

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DroneSphere – Delft Dynamics’ Spherical DroneBox

The first prototype of Delft Dynamics’ DroneSphere has been unveiled, thanks to students of the Avans University of Applied Sciences, Minor Aerospace Engineering & Maintenance (Breda). This is the first ball shaped DroneBox in the world, as far as known, and the biggest advantage is its perfect water resistance thanks

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Heliguy DJI Mavic 2 Drone Cage Available For Pre-order

UK drone specialist Heliguy has unveiled a bespoke DJI Mavic 2 drone cage, which is now available to pre-order and offers a lightweight and collision-proof solution ideal for internal inspection and enhanced flight safety. Designed and built by Heliguy’s expert in-house research and development team, this new robust product will

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Silent Arrow GD-2000 Cargo Delivery Drone to be Unveiled at the 2020 Farnborough International Airshow

Yates Electrospace Corporation (YEC), whose Silent Arrow platform is bringing disruptive innovation to the heavy payload, unmanned cargo delivery market, today announced the design completion and specifications of a wide-body version of its successful GD-2000 cargo delivery drone, with unveiling set for July 20-24, 2020 at YEC booth 4470, Farnborough

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DroneSphere, Delft Dynamics’ spherical DroneBox revealed!

The first prototype of Delft Dynamics’ DroneSphere is revealed, thanks to students of the Avans University of Applied Sciences, Minor Aerospace Engineering & Maintenance (Breda). This is the first ball-shaped DroneBox in the world, as far as known, and the biggest advantage is its perfect water resistance thanks to a

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PigeonBot Biohybrid Drone Flies with Feathered Wings

Scientists at Stanford University’s Bio-Inspired Research & Design (BIRD) lab understand that birds can morph the shape of their wings to suit various flying patterns, such as takeoff, landing, and turning, and are trying to transform that masterpiece of evolution into something mechanical. David Lentink, a trained biologist and aerospace

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Orbital UAV Ships Second Engine Model to Insitu

Orbital Corporation Ltd has announced that it has started shipping the second engine model identified under its Long Term Agreement (“LTA”) with Insitu Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company. The engine, an Insitu design, is being assembled and shipped from Orbital UAV’s purpose-built production facility in Hood

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Faulty Engine Design Caused MQ-9 Crash

An MQ-9 Reaper’s engine design led the drone to crash about 20 minutes after takeoff while deployed overseas in September 2018, a recently released Air Force accident investigation concluded. Airmen suspected the remotely piloted aircraft, assigned to the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon AFB, N.M., and flown by a

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Ten Tech Huracán

Ten Tech LLC, a provider of aerospace and defense engineering services, has announced the launch of its Huracán Multi-Purpose Aerial Drone (MPAD), a quadcopter UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) flight demonstrator platform designed for sensor testing, environmental data acquisition, communication and processing.

The Huracán MPAD is based on

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Wingcopter – Head of Training

Do you want to shape the future of aviation? Do you want to make a difference by ensuring reliable drone operations worldwide? We at Wingcopter design innovative, high-performance drones that are operated all over the world in commercial and humanitarian operations. Our drone technology saves and improves lives every day.

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GAO Says FAA Could Better Leverage Test Site Program to Advance Drone Integration

The Federal Aviation Administration, in coordination with industry, is working on safely integrating drones into the national airspace with manned aircraft. FAA has 7 designated drone test sites, which have facilitated about 15,000 drone research flights since 2015. Both public and private entities have used the test sites to test

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eBee X Approved for Operations Over People by Transport Canada

senseFly, the global leader in fixed-wing drones, is proud to announce that its flagship eBee X fixed-wing drone was approved for operations over people by Transport Canada, as defined by the regulatory body’s standard 922.06 Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) safety assurance designation. The designation is part of Transport Canada’s

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P-51 Mustang vs. Messerschmitt Bf 109

Comparing the North American P-51D Mustang vs. the Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 in Picture, Sound and Motion. The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang is an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II and the Korean War, among other conflicts. The Mustang was designed in April 1940

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Disposable Aerial Resupply Craft (DARC)

DARC provides users with the ability to provide urgent and discrete contingency resupply to recipients at ranges of up to 100 nautical miles. The disposable system is airdropped from a supporting fixed-wing aircraft and performs an unpowered autonomous flight to the recipient-designated landing zone. This project went from inception through

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Engineering Students to Build a Human-Carrying Drone

Engineering students at South Dakota State University are designing a drone large enough to carry a human for their capstone senior design project, with help from a nearly $80,000 grant from NASA.

“NASA wants to address specific topics, one of which is related to innovation in aeronautic transportation,” explained assistant mechanical

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Indonesia Launches Domestically-Built Armed UAV

State-owned Indonesian aerospace company PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PT DI) unveiled a domestically developed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on December 30. Designed to meet the requirements of the Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU), the UAV bears a strong resemblance to the Chinese CASC CH-4, which is in operation with the TNI-AU in

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Insta360 Drone

Jack of all trades and master of none? A big teaser from Chinese 360 camera maker Shenzhen Arashi Vision Co., Ltd. They make the Insta360, the name they trade under. They blend three cameras into on in a video designed to spice up an announce during CES. It mentions drones.

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Septentrio mosaicTM GNSS module enables high-accuracy localization in NXP’s V2X solution

Compact multi-frequency GPS/GNSS receiver module provides robust cm-level positioning for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) Leuven, Belgium – January 3, 2020 – NXP (NASDAQ: NXP), a leader in communication technology for embedded applications, is integrating Septentrio GNSS technology into its V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) reference design and development boards. Septentrio, a world

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First flight for Gadfin Spirit One

Gadfin design and develops long-range Urgent-delivery systems of the future, which is no less than a game-changer for the Medical and Time-critical deliveries market. Our system brings together traditional flight knowledge, unmanned and autonomy technology, thus redefining delivery capabilities in terms of flight radius, safety, reliability, and automation, that is

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SDSU engineering students to build a human-carrying drone

BROOKINGS – Engineering students at South Dakota State University are designing a drone large enough to carry a human for their capstone senior design project, with help from a nearly $80,000 grant from NASA. “NASA wants to address specific topics, one of which is related to innovation in aeronautic transportation,”

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Airbus Terminates Vahana Programme

Nearly four years after the Vahana concept was sketched on a napkin, the flagship programme that launched the urban air mobility initiative at Airbus has come to a close. Vahana’s key learnings are now providing Airbus Urban Mobility with invaluable insight on the design of its future urban air vehicle.

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Zero Zero Robotics V-Copter Falcon

Zero Zero Robotics, the award-winning robotics company pioneering the future of smart flying consumer robotics, announces its newest drone, the world’s first consumer bicopter: V-Coptr Falcon. The V-shaped dual-rotor design marks a significant departure from the universal quad-rotor design consumers are familiar with. With a multi-patented dual rotor propulsion system

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Flirtey begins routine drone delivery demonstrations in the largest industrial centre in the United States

Flirtey announced today it has begun routine drone delivery demonstrations in a designated area inside the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center (TRI Center), located in Nevada. The demonstrations are in preparation for routine food delivery trials to designated points on the TRI Center park. TRI Center is the largest industrial centre in

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RT LTA Inaugurates New Headquarters

With an upgraded assembly line that allows a faster and more efficient production process, RT can now offer its aerostat systems at 20-25% less than the original price RT LTA Systems Ltd. – a world-class designer, developer and manufacturer of aerostats for use in intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and communications applications

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KlauPPK: Versatile, with More Data, More Accuracy, More Options

Klau Geomatics, manufacturer of the KlauPPK system, has released a new hardware system that offers increased versatility in accurate positioning for UAV and manned aerial mapping. KlauPPK offers more versatility; the modular design can move between drones, cameras and modes of operation, PPK, PPP real time and PPP post processed.

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