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Israeli-Designed Drones End Up Supporting Syria

Last Summer, Israel shot down yet another military drone near the line that separates the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from the rest of Syria. The confrontation would have been business as usual, if not for a twist: Images of the destroyed drone showed Cyrillic tail markings and other identifiable components of

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Russian Naval Aviation Armed with Drones

The Russian Navy follows the trend to operate robotic systems and increases the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in the naval aviation. Naval aviation Commander Major-General Igor Kozhin said drone development for the Navy is a priority guideline for leading design bureaus. The naval aviation has to upgrade the

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MQ-8C Fire Scout Achieves Initial Operational Capability

The US Navy declared initial operational capability of the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter June 28 clearing the way for fleet operations and training. The MQ-8 Fire Scout is a sea-based, vertical lift unmanned system that is designed to provide reconnaissance, situational awareness, and precision targeting support for ground,

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Raytheon and Northrop Grumman Boost Karem’s FARA Bid

Karem Aircraft’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) competitive prototype bid has received a big boost, with the addition of Northrop Grumman and Raytheon to its team. FARA is the US Army’s proposed new armed scout aircraft, which will serve as a replacement for its retired fleet of Bell OH-58D Kiowa

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Zeppelin-Staaken R.VI 1917-18 Over London

The story of the huge German Zeppelin-Staaken R.VI aircraft used against London in 1917-18. The Zeppelin-Staaken R.VI was a four-engined German biplane strategic bomber of World War I, and the only Riesenflugzeug (“giant aircraft”) design built in any quantity. The R.VI was the most numerous of the R-bombers built by

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PIQuE Desktop 1.0 Launches!

PIQuE Desktop 1.0 (Photogrammetry Image Quality Evaluator​ “PIQuE”) released today after a multiple months of Beta Testing. This Windows PC software tool is designed to quickly analyze geotagged image sets and identify​ any problem areas that will impact future photogrammetry reconstruction. PIQuE Desktop 1.0 performs the following analysis while still

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Marines Test Drone-Killing Energy Weapon

A drone-killing, directed energy weapon prototype is now in the hands of Marines. The Compact Laser Weapons System—or CLaWS—is the first ground-based laser approved by the Department of Defense for use by warfighters on the ground.

“This was all in response to a need for counter unmanned aerial systems to take

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Russia’s MiG Developing Drone Wingman Concept for Fighters

The Russian government has accepted its first two MiG-35 aircraft, the latest multirole fighter made by MiG Russian Aircraft Corporation that straddles fourth-and-fifth generation capability, according to a company spokesperson. But beyond supplying new MiGs to the Russian air force, MiG is currently designing and developing drones to pair up

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Has the PfCO list in the UK been hacked?

Commercial drone operators in the UK have today received a mass email from a directory service that has just stood up. Welcome to Discover Drones. Showcasing the very best drone operators from across the UK. Our brand new website is designed with professional drone operators, training providers and equipment suppliers

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Skylark Drones becomes India’s first Digital Sky compliant solutions provider

Develops solution for drone manufacturers to become compliant with NP-NT protocol outlined by the DGCA under the Digital Sky framework Bangalore, June 21, 2019 – Skylark Drones, a pioneer in designing and deploying drone solutions, today announced the launch of “Patang”, India’s first drone compliant with the NP-NT (No permission

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New Integrated Intelligence Center from GA-ASI

The new Integrated Intelligence Center (I2C) from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) presents innovative ways to improve the user experience for operators of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) using automation and user experience-based design (UX). “I2C will rapidly transform data into actionable intelligence,” said David R. Alexander, president, GA-ASI. “We

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Empirical Systems Aerospace Inc. Receives NASA task order for X-57 “Maxwell” wing and system integration

Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc. (ESAero), a leading Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) System design, development and manufacturing services provider announced today receipt of a follow-on purchase order from NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center for the X-57 “Maxwell”, the first all-electric X-plane, for Wing and Distributed Electric

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Boeing’s PAV Prototype Crashes on Test Flight

Boeing and its subsidiary Aurora Flight Science’s unmanned passenger air vehicle (PAV) prototype crashed June 4 during its fifth test flight in Manassas, Virginia, Aurora spokeswoman Luisa Guerra confirmed to AIN last week at the Uber Elevate Summit in Washington, D.C. Guerra said the crash is under investigation and a

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Armed Forces of Ukraine Adopt Spectator-M1 UAV

The upgraded and improved unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) Spectator-M1 designed by JSC Meridian named after Korolev, a member of the Ukroboronprom state concern, and Sikorsky KPI University (Kyiv) was adopted by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. “The relevant order according to the results of successful tests was signed by Defense

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SkyGuardian Surpasses 100 Test Flights

The MQ-9B SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) – designed and developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) – has now flown more than 100 test flights as development continues towards its first delivery to the Royal Air Force (RAF) as part of the Protector RG Mk1 programme. Since making

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I2C Makes Situational Awareness More Affordable Using Automation & UX-Based Design

The new Integrated Intelligence Center (I2C) from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) presents innovative ways to improve the user experience for operators of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) using automation and user experience-based design (UX). “I2C will rapidly transform data into actionable intelligence,” said David R. Alexander, president, GA-ASI. “We

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Amazon Prime Air Unveils New Delivery Drone Design

During Amazon’s re:MARS Conference (Machine Learning, Automation, Robotics and Space) in Las Vegas, the company unveiled its latest Prime Air drone design. Amazon has been actively working to build fully electric UAS that can fly up to 15 miles and deliver packages under five pounds to customers in less than

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Honeywell to Supply Radar System for UAM Prototype

Honeywell has signed an agreement with an unnamed air taxi developer to supply multiple units of its new IntuVueTM RDR-84K Band Radar System for the developer’s urban air mobility (UAM) prototype aircraft. The innovative, compact and lightweight software-based radar detects multiple obstacles in and around its flight path and is

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Amazon says drone deliveries coming ‘within months’

Las Vegas (AFP) June 5, 2019 –

Amazon said Wednesday it expects to begin large-scale deliveries by drone in the coming months as it unveiled its newest design for its “Prime Air” fleet.

Jeff Wilke, head of Amazon’s consumer operations, told the company’s Machine Learning, Automation, Robotics and Space conference in

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Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc. awarded NASA Phase II SBIR to advance vertical lift and UAM

Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc. (ESAero), a leading Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) System design, development and manufacturing services provider announced today a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II Award from NASA. The award, currently in negotiation, is under NASA Topic A1.06 for Vertical Lift Technology

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DJI Studio Custom Aerial Cinematography Service

STORM is a custom aerial platform powered by DJI Studio. It’s designed for the professional cinematography industry, able to carry various popular cinema cameras and lenses with the support of Ronin 2, Master Wheels, or Force Pro, elevating aerial photography to the highest standards. It is an octocopter with four

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ParaZero Launches ASTM Compliant SafeAir Mavic

Drone safety company ParaZero Technologies Ltd (ASX: PRZ), together with the Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS), has completed the testing and compliance process for ParaZero’s SafeAir Mavic in accordance with ASTM F3322-18 ASTM F3322-18 Standard Specification for UAS Parachutes was designed to enable civil aviation authorities (CAAs), like the

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Electric Whole-Wing VTOL UAV by DZYNE Technologies

DZYNE Technologies has developed an electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that uses a whole wing as a rotor that does not compromise forward flight performance when transitioned to fixed-wing mode. The aircraft, called ROTORwing, is designed to optimise hovering and forward flight. For takeoff, the

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