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Gas and electricity BVLOS trial a resounding success

The large-scale collaborative project, which is both a UK-first and a designated Government Drone Pathfinder Project, is celebrating the successful completion of the first stage of beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flight trials in segregated airspace. Conducted by Wiltshire based aviation specialists, Callen-Lenz, the completion of the trials (which

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MMC UAV Griflion H – Fifteen-hour VTOL

MMC UAV launched its brand new hydrone H that features a record-breaking 15-hour flight time on September 17th in Germany during the InterGEO 2019, the world’s largest conference and trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. It is a hydrogen-powered vertical take-off and landing drone with an integrated design.

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RAF Brize Norton Airspace Change Proposal

RAF Brize Norton recently hosted a stakeholder meeting at which its latest and near-final design for a larger area of controlled airspace surrounding the airfield was described in detail (see image). The GA Alliance (GAA) including the BGA was represented at the meeting alongside others from the GA community. The

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Datumate Releases DatuBIM™ Version 2.0, Its Automated Construction Data Analytics and Project Management Platform

Datumate, leading provider of construction data analytics and drone-based photogrammetry solutions, today announced the release of DatuBIM™ version 2.0, a platform for efficient, comprehensive and timely project execution management. The latest version boosts automation benefits to existing and new partners and customers, many of them being design partners of newly

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First Test Flight of Next Gen Solar HAPS UAS

AeroVironment, Inc. , has announced the successful first flight of the HAWK30 solar HAPS unmanned aircraft system on September 11, 2019 at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California. AeroVironment partnered with SoftBank Corp to create HAPSMobile Inc., the joint venture funding HAWK30 design development and demonstration.

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HAPSMobile Successfully Completes First HAWK30 Solar HAPS Test Flight at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

TOKYO—HAPSMobile Inc. (“HAPSMobile”), a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. (TOKYO:9434) and minority-owned by AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), today announced its successful completion of the first HAWK30 solar-powered high-altitude platform system (HAPS) test flight on September 11, 2019 (PT) at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) in California. HAWK30 is designed

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BP North Sea Deploys Mars Technology in World-First Methane Monitoring Project

BP’s North Sea business has successfully executed a groundbreaking pilot project testing innovative ways of remotely monitoring methane emissions on its offshore assets. The pilot, which combined highly advanced sensor technology originally designed by NASA for the Mars Curiosity Rover with a fixed-wing remote piloted air system (RPAS), or drone,

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Mustang v Komet – Germany 1944

The Messerschmitt Me. 163B was the only rocket powered intercepter in history. Find out how piston-engined US P-51 Mustangs managed to down two of these super fast aircraft in dogfights high above Germany in late 1944. Designed by Alexander Lippisch, it is the only rocket-powered fighter aircraft ever to have

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Polish Company WB Group unveils WARMATE R reconnaissance UAV

Polish Company WB Group unveils its new loitering reconnaissance UAV at MSPO 2019, defense exhibition in Poland. WARMATE Loitering Reconnaissance System is a fixed-wing unmanned aircraft, that is used for intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance of the battlefield. Designed to complement the WB GROUP’s observation capabilities, WARMATE R is a cost-effective

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FirePoint C3 Challenge Invites Student Teams to Submit Their Best Designs to Build the Army’s Next-Generation Unmanned Aerial Vehicle & Win $35,000

The FirePoint Innovations Center at Wichita State University today announced registration is now open for the first-ever FirePoint C3 Challenge, inviting university students from around the U.S. to submit their best designs for the Army’s future unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) intended for next-generation combat and defense. To enter, teams must

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Parrot Anafi FPV

Parrot’s popular Anafi drone is now available with built-in FPV capability! Here are the details from Parrot: Anafi FPV is designed for explorers but also for dreamers. The camera experience is a new paradigm for aerial photographers and videographers, providing a unique “cocoon” for immersive photography and in-depth image

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UMS SKELDAR develops innovative training initiatives as part of an expansion strategy

UMS introduces range of innovative training initiatives as part of ongoing expansion strategy; adds to Swedish operation with new facility designed to enhance the Group’s software development capabilities Europe’s leading provider of Rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platforms, UMS SKELDAR, is introducing a range of innovative training initiatives as part

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ISS Aerospace Launches Sensus Hydrogen Fuel Cell UAV with AMS Cylinders

ISS Aerospace, the UK’s leading developer of autonomous aerial systems, has unveiled Sensus, a pioneering, modular hydrogen fuel cell UAV platform, complete with ultra-lightweight, carbon composite gas cylinders from AMS Composite Cylinders. Designed for a range of surveying and environmental monitoring applications, Sensus is the first ‘off-the-shelf’ UAV of its

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Southeast Regional UAS RODEO

GEOHuntsville and the UAS Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (UAS ISAO) are preparing for the Inaugural Southeast Regional UAS RODEO, a 2 day event designed to give UAS Pilots involved in Public Safety Activities a full-scale training, skill-building, and competitive environment to share their knowledge, skills, and abilities in UAS

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Polish Dragonfly UAV Able to Destroy Armoured Targets

Polish Company WZL 2 presents its Dragonfly UAVS (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System) at MSPO 2019, the International Defense Industry Exhibition in Poland. The Dragonfly is a quadcopter designed for combat operations in urban areas and can carry a warhead to conduct precision strikes against targets up to lightly armored threats.

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Blighter’s Battle-proven A400 Series Counter-UAV Radar Enhanced to Better Detect Low, Slow and Small Drones

Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd (www.blighter.com) (“Blighter”), a British designer and manufacturer of electronic-scanning (e-scan) radars and counter-drone solutions, has enhanced its Blighter A400 series counter-drone air security radar to better detect and report low, slow and small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones. The ruggedised Blighter A400 series counter-UAV radar

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Iran unveils new reconnaissance and attack drone

Tehran (AFP) Sept 1, 2019 –

Iran on Sunday unveiled a jet-propelled drone it said is capable of finding and attacking targets far from the country’s borders with precision.

Dubbed the “Kian”, the unmanned aerial vehicle was designed, produced and tested by experts of the air defence force within about a

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AVT Australia Completes Flight Prototypes for Micro Gimbal Contract

AVT Australia has completed the milestones set out under the Defence Innovation Hub Micro Gimbal contract ready for flight demonstrations to the Australian Defence Force. This includes a detailed Micro Gimbal design review, test readiness review, and a technology demonstration. Achieving these milestones provides AVT Australia and the ADF with

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Fishing from a Drone in Australia

A fisherman has taken flight at a Victorian reservoir after two years of work, a shed that almost burned to the ground and a prototype that got wrapped around a tree. A group of friends watched as stuntman Sam Foreman was lifted off the ground by a drone, cast a

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Banner Drone Over Spanish Beaches

During last year CATUAV had been designing, manufacturing and testing a new drone concept for a novel application: pulling banners. Traditional sky ads pulled with light manned aircraft have the high operating costs associated to any certified manned airplane. Using drones enables the possibility of flying under 150m ASL, therefore,

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CATUAV Banner Tow Drones

During last year our sister company CATUAV had been designing, manufacturing and testing a new drone concept for a novel application: pulling banners. Traditional sky ads pulled with light manned aircraft have the high operating costs associated to any certified manned airplane. Using drones enables the possibility of flying under

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uAvionix Offers Free pingRX ADS-B Receivers for Hurricane Dorian Recovery Efforts

uAvionix, designer and manufacturer of Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance (CNS) equipment for unmanned and manned aircraft, today announced is offering free pingRX Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) ADS-B receivers to first responders and UAS service organizations participating in rescue and recovery efforts associated with Hurricane Dorian. pingRX is a dual-frequency ADS-B

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Taiwan Develops Multirotor UAVs

The Taiwanese Ministry of National Defense Armaments Bureau’s (MND AB’s) Materiel Production Center (MPC) has announced that it is developing a new family of indigenous surveillance and weaponised multirotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to address potential tactical requirements by the Republic of China Army (RoCA). Three new multirotor UAV prototypes

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Parrot Launches ANAFI Enterprise Loan Program

Parrot has launched an enterprise drone loan program designed to give enterprises the chance of testing its ANAFI platform in a working environment. Selected partners will receive a complete set of hardware (drone, controller, batteries) and software (piloting app, SDK documentation, third party apps and services), to discover the full

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European MALE UAV Delayed Until Late 2020s

Deliveries of a new unmanned air vehicle (UAV) being a developed by a pan-European consortium are unlikely to begin until late next decade, a procurement official indicates. The MALE RPAS – or medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted air system – will be operated by four nations and designed and built by

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