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Vetal Tail-sitter VTOL Drone from Thailand

The twin-prop Vetal, manufactured by Thai firm HG Robotics is a new tailsitter drone for large scale surveys. Designed for tasks such as agricultural surveying and general surveillance, it features a 1,300-mm (4.3-ft) wingspan and a foam-core/carbon-fiber-shell body, with the whole aircraft reportedly tipping the scales at just 3.8 kg

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Ukraine Strike Drone Project

The Piwdiennie Design Bureau (ukr. КБ Південне) presented the project of a duck-based attack drone, armed with precision ammunition. Both systems are currently being developed by a Kiev-based company with extensive experience in the field of missile weapons and space systems. In the package of materials presenting the achievements of

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Joby’s Second Prototype Gets FAA and USAF Airworthiness Approvals

California-based Joby Aviation’s second pre-production prototype aircraft has been granted airworthiness approvals. In December 2021, both the US Air Force (USAF) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) gave the Special Airworthiness Certificate and airworthiness approval, respectively, for the aircraft. The new addition and approvals increase the capacity for the flight

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Amphibious Drones can Help Fight Wildfires

In the plains of central Spain, just about 90 minutes south of Madrid, a firefighting robot is taking flight. With two engines, a smooth underbelly, and a construction straight out of World War II’s Atlantic theater, the Singular Aircraft Flyox is a drone designed as an aerial workhorse on land

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Volansi and Sierra Nevada Corporation Partner for US Army Future Tactical Systems Program

Volansi, the Silicon Valley-based autonomous drone logistics company and Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace national security company, announced a teaming agreement and partnership in support of the Army Future Tactical Unmanned Systems Increment 2 (FTUAS) Program. Based off Volansi’s design of a commercial unmanned aircraft and

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Smart Shooter’s SMASH technology, now also in UAV configuration: SMASH Dragon

SMART SHOOTER, a world-class designer, developer, and manufacturer of innovative fire control systems that significantly increase the accuracy and lethality of small arms, reveals the SMASH Dragon: an armed drone system incorporating Smart Shooter’s combat-proven SMASH Technology that ensures precise target elimination. Presented by the company for the first time,

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Kittyhawk – 3D Printing Research Group Lead

Here at Kittyhawk in Palo Alto, we are developing groundbreaking all-electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) aircraft. It is designed to be extremely low-cost, in part by taking advantage of novel manufacturing and material techniques, including 3D printing. To help Kittyhawk evaluate and develop 3D printing technology for aerospace applications,

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Beardmore Inflexible | An Anglo-German Giant

 The Beardmore Inflexible, also known as the Rohrbach VI, was a giant shoulder-wing, three-engined all-metal prototype bomber aircraft built by William Beardmore and Company at Dalmuir, Scotland and developed in the late 1920s. William Beardmore and Company had acquired a licence for the use of the Rohrbach principle for

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UAV Factory – Chief Human Resources Officer

Jennings Aeronautics/UAV Factory is a San Luis Obispo, CA based company designing and manufacturing best-in-class small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS). Our portfolio includes aircraft deployed with the USMC, USAF, UK MoD as well as 56 additional countries. Our current premier family of Stalker and Penguin aircraft feature long-range/long-endurance, vertical take-off

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DRONEDEK to Demo Its Smart Mailbox at CES in Las Vegas

DRONEDEK Corporation, one of the first companies in the world to patent a smart mailbox designed for secure drone delivery, will demonstrate its device at CES – the most influential tech event in the world. “We’re gearing up for what we think will be exceptional opportunities to showcase our patented

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Wingcopter – Lead of Software Engineering (m/f/d)

Do you want to shape the future of aviation? Do you share our vision of saving and improving lives through technology with a purpose? Then join our ambitious team of young talents and experienced professionals! We at Wingcopter design innovative, high-performance drones that are operated all over the world in

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US Air Force’s Hypersonic Weapon Third Test Fails

The U.S. Air Force has failed for a third time to conduct a successful test of the rocket booster on a prototype AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon hypersonic missile, or ARRW. This can only add to the palatable frustration within the service, as well as elsewhere in the U.S. military

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US Navy Launches MQ-25 from Carrier

The US Navy completed an Unmanned Carrier Aviation Demonstration (UCAD) of its MQ-25 unmanned air system prototype in December aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77), laying the groundwork for future carrier-based UAS operations. The government team, along with industry partners Boeing and Lockheed Martin, conducted a demonstration aboard the carrier

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Russia Unveils Stealthier Version of S-70 Hunter CUAV

The second flying prototype of Russia’s S-70 Okhotnik unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) has emerged, and it features the long-awaited stealthier nozzle configuration, among many other refinements, that should maximize the low observability and combat effectiveness of the production version. While the redesigned Sukhoi drone has yet to fly and

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Kratos’ Shadowy New Drone Design for US Air Force

Kratos has released the first rendering, above, of the unmanned aircraft it is developing under the U.S. Air Force’s secretive Off-Board Sensing Station program, or OBSS. While details about the drone remain limited, we do know there is a heavy emphasis on scalability, modularity, and affordability, and that it will

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XenomatiX named as CES® 2022 Innovation Awards Honoree

XenomatiX announced that it has been named a CES® 2022 Innovation Awards Honoree for its true-solid-state-lidar technology in the Vehicle Intelligence and Transportation category. The CES Innovation Awards program is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology product categories. The announcement was made ahead of

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Proposed Means of Compliance with Light-UAS.2511 MOC Light-UAS.2511-01 – Issue 01

EASA has received several applications for design verification projects (DVP) focused on enhanced containment. In the frame of EASA DVPs, SC Light UAS is utilized as design verification basis and, for enhanced containment, Light-UAS 2511 (b) applies: Light-UAS.2511 Containment (b) When the risk associated with the adjacent areas on ground

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Watts Innovations – Purchasing Manager

Watts Innovations is a young and fast-moving company in the Baltimore County, Maryland area, specializing in the design and manufacturing of drones. Our drones are used across the country by our customers for a wide variety of use cases such as movie filming, drone deliveries, construction site surveying, agricultural spraying,

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China Tests Turboprop Drone Engine at High Altitude

China has successfully tested a new homegrown powerful turboprop engine especially designed for drones to be used in the country’s southwest plateau regions, overcoming a technical barrier that limited the performance of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) at high altitudes, with analysts speculating that it will boost the logistics support and

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Volocopter VoloPort: The efficient & ready-made Vertiport network solution for urban eVTOL operations

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), unveiled a comprehensive VoloPort handbook for the physical infrastructure supporting electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft operations. This detailed handbook is a valuable resource for Volocopter partners building UAM infrastructure that guides readers through the design, construction, material use, infrastructure adaptability,

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Valkyrie Systems Aerospace Selected to AFWERX HSVTOL Design Phase

AFWERX identified Valkyrie Systems Aerospace (VSA), a cutting-edge developer of manned/unmanned aerial platforms, as one of the companies selected to move forward in the AFWERX HSVTOL (High-Speed Vertical and Take-Off Landing) Concept Challenge. This competition, which began in April 2021, is in partnership with United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)

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Airial Robotics – CT30 Cargotrak

Airial Robotics‘ heavy lift UAV CT30 Cargotrak has a massive 2.65m diameter rotor allowing it to remain stable in heavy winds and extremely high elevations of up to 5000m while carrying up to 10kg of cargo (8kg with a 25kg take off weight). The drone is designed for autonomous operation

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Flylogix – The next generation of technology; the next generation of engineers

Mags Duncan-Duggal Key Flylogix team member Christian Harris is currently on operations in the Shetlands as designated Safety Officer. Representing the next generation of aviation engineers, he’s taking a vital role in ensuring missions are carefully planned, organised, fully tested and safe. “My core responsibility as Safety Officer is making

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Blighter to provide security radars to protect oil facilities on West African coast

Blighter Surveillance Systems (‘Blighter’, www.blighter.com) the British designer and manufacturer of electronic-scanning radars and surveillance solutions, has been awarded a contract to provide its C400 series onshore and offshore installation security radars to protect a cluster of offshore oil platforms and an onshore refinery in West Africa. Blighter has been

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Ascendance Flight Technologies Unveils Hybrid-Electric Aircraft

After three years of R&D, the French start-up Ascendance Flight Technologies builds on the virtues of hybrid technology and distributed propulsion to develop sustainable air travel solutions unveiling the design of ATEA, its 5-seater vertical take-off and landing aircraft. Conceived to operate in peri-urban areas and within regions thanks to

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