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Russia’s Swarm-93

At a security exposition in Moscow in late October, researchers from Russia’s oldest Air Force academy presented a vision of the future of war: a swarm of drones, more than 100 strong, each carrying a small explosive payload, designed to destroy convoys of vehicles.

While a far cry from reality today,

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Hexacopter to Inspect Glass Facades of Skyscrapers

Researchers from the Shenyang Institute of Automation at the Chinese Academy of Sciences presented a drone, designed to repair and maintain skyscrapers, a type of building that is becoming increasingly common in large Chinese cities. The team demonstrated the device at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS

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US-Built QuadCopter with 70 Minutes Flight Time

TerraView, a California-based aerial technology company, has unveiled the RangePro X8 — an industrial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed to fly for more than 70 minutes in real-world conditions with a standard sensor payload. Proudly engineered and assembled in the USA, the RangePro X8 was engineered specifically for industrial, first

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European MALE RPAS in Convergence Phase

Airbus and its partners aim to finalise the scope and price of the European Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance (MALE) Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS) in the coming weeks, ahead of a planned first prototype flight in early 2023. Speaking in Manching on 6 November, Jana Rosenmann, head of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

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Tupolev TU-114 – World’s Fastest TurboProp Aircraft

The Tupolev Tu-114 Rossiya (Russian: Tyполев Тy-114 Poccия) (NATO reporting name Cleat) was a turboprop-powered long-range airliner designed by the Tupolev design bureau and built in the Soviet Union from 1956. It is the world’s first and only swept wing turboprop airliner. The aircraft was the largest and fastest passenger

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Flock 93 Could be Russia’s 100-Strong Drone Swarm

At a security exposition in Moscow in late October, researchers from Russia’s oldest Air Force academy presented a vision of the future of war: a swarm of drones, more than 100 strong, each carrying a small explosive payload, designed to destroy convoys of vehicles. The display is a called shot.

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RedTail LiDAR Systems Unveils 3D Mapping Solution

RedTail LiDAR Systems – a division of 4D Tech Solutions, Inc. – has introduced the RTL-400 LiDAR mapping system. The RTL-400 was designed specifically to provide high-resolution 3D images of objects on the ground from small drones flying at an altitude up to 400 feet. Developed with technology licensed from

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Blighter Secures Funding to Expand Customer Base

Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd., a British designer and manufacturer of electronic-scanning (e-scan) radars and counter-drone solutions, has secured a significant growth capital loan from BOOST&Co to further exploit the success of its advanced radars and counter-drone solutions for use by airports, nuclear power stations, oil/gas processing plants and other critical

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National Drone Safety Awareness Week

This coming week is National Drone Safety Awareness Week, a series of FAA-coordinated events designed to advance public understanding of drone safety and the benefits of drone operations. Look for stories about how drones are being used to increase personal safety here at RotorDrone Pro throughout the week.

Maintaining the safety

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DJI Announces the DJI Mavic Mini

DJI is set to release their smallest and lightest drone yet. It’s so light in fact, that it doesn’t require FAA registration, and it launches November 11th. Introducing the DJI Mavic Mini. With a foldable design, DJI is set to launch a small drone that potentially has large appeal. The

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Saudi Arabia Has Full Range of UAVs on Show

At BIDEC 2019, the Bahrain International Defense Exhibition, defense industry of Saudi Arabia presents its full range of UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Systems) including the SHAHEEN SH-01, a Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) UAV fully designed and manufactured in Saudi Arabia. The SHAHEEN SH-01 is made from a light-weight, carbon composite

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New Design for Uber Eats Delivery Drone

On Monday, Eric Allison, head of Uber Elevate, revealed a new Uber Eats delivery drone design onstage at Forbes Under 30 Summit in Detroit. The company plans to use this design when it starts testing meal delivery in San Diego next summer. The new drone design can carry dinner for

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GE Aviation and Hybrid Project Team on Commercial High-Endurance VTOL UAV

GE Aviation has announced a teaming agreement with Hybrid Project to provide a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) UAV designed for high endurance commercial applications at scale. Flight testing will commence in Q4 this year with commercial availability targeted for Q1 2020. The agreement enables Hybrid Project’s 35-pound hybrid-powered SuperVolo

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Airborne Response Launches AirborneBeyond BVLOS UAS Testing Program at Latin America Locations

Airborne Response, a provider of Mission Critical Unmanned Solutions for industry and government, has unveiled its new AirborneBeyond program designed to provide UAS manufacturers and enterprise customers concierge-style, beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) testing capabilities outside of the U.S. National Airspace System (NAS). The AirborneBeyond program offers coordinated UAS

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LiDARUSA offers new aircraft to carry full range of UAV scanners

Based in Somerville, Alabama, LiDARUSA a global leader in the design and integration of economical LiDAR sensors announced a partnership with Innoflight Technology, a manufacturer specializing in UAV systems for surveying, mapping, and inspection. As a result of the partnership, LiDARUSA is offering the LiDARUSA platform to carry any of

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GA-ASI Gets $22M Contract for UK MQ-9B Protector

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $21,723,507 cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price undefinitized contract modification (P00003) to previously awarded FA8620-18-C-2009 for the United Kingdom MQ-9B Protector program. This contract modification provides for the design, development, integration and component level testing of additional capabilities being added to

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Long-Range Power Beaming Demonstration

The first demonstration of long-range, free-space power beaming – a technology that enables energy to be transmitted using lasers – has been conducted at the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center in Maryland. The system involves two 13-foot-high towers, one a 2-kilowatt laser transmitter, the other a receiver of specially designed

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Airborne Response Launches AirborneBeyond BVLOS UAS Testing Program at Select Caribbean and Latin America Locations

Program will provide turn-key capability to conduct offshore drone flight testing across a wide variety of terrain and operating environments for all classes of aircraft MIAMI – Airborne Response, the premier provider of Mission Critical Unmanned Solutions® for industry and government, today unveiled their new AirborneBeyond™ program designed to provide

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NBAA Showcases Unmanned Air Taxi Innovations

The unmanned air taxi industry landed on the NBAA, with a host of vendors displaying mock-ups of designs they hope one day will be shuttling passengers throughout major cities. The vendors are showcasing products at the “UAS/UAM Innovation Display” on the exhibition floor – part of a broad focus

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Gannet Pro fishing drone

Hitting Indiegogo with lots of compelling design considerations, the Gannet Pro fishing line dropping drone. Fishing for large fish beyond the breakers by first looking for them and then dropping the bait and a hook in front of them is quite popular here in South Africa. I have heard it

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Trimble’s New Compact GNSS Board for UAS

Trimble has introduced a compact, high-precision Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) board specifically designed for unmanned aerial systems (UAS)—the Trimble UAS1. The board’s simple connectivity and configuration allow UAS system integrators to easily add satellite-based positioning—with the ability to upgrade its capabilities—using rugged connectors and Trimble’s easy-to-use software interface. The

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Is 2019 the Year The Future of Drones Became Reality?

A few years ago, a regular stream of Amazon Prime patents and test flight clips from burgeoning aerial taxi services were enough to grab headlines on a weekly basis. Prototypes and concept designs were in no short supply, the only question was when. When would these futuristic ideas move past

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