Tagged: Purchasing

DroneCatcher – drone interception

Today it is easy and cheap to buy a drone. Drones have created new ways for smugglers and can be easily used to disturb public order and security. With DroneCatcher this can now be countered in a fully controlled manner. The DroneCatcher system is one of the very few counter-drone

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US Navy Orders Protonex Fuel Cell Systems for UAV Field Trails

Ballard Power Systems announced that the Company’s subsidiary, Protonex, has received purchase orders from the U.S. Navy for a total of 13 fuel cell propulsion systems for unmanned aerial vehicles. Deliveries of the fuel cell propulsion systems are expected to occur in 2018. Protonex has supplied proton exchange membrane (PEM)

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Murphy secures critical buy American protections against foreign drones in appropriations committee

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, released the following statement on Friday after securing increased transparency and critical protections against the government purchase of foreign-made unmanned aerial systems, or drones. Despite evidence from the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Immigration

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First US Customer for Lockheed Martin’s Universal Unmanned Vehicle Control Station

Lockheed Martin’s modular unmanned vehicle control software, which can simultaneously control dozens of unmanned vehicles at one time, now has its first U.S. customer. Aurora Flight Sciences, which is focused on accelerating the development of autonomous technology, has purchased the newest Vehicle Control Station (VCS) software product: VCSi. “Aurora Flight

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SkyWatch.AI Drone Insurance App

With the SkyWatch Map & Flight Module, you can plan your flight, see potential risks and hazards in real-time, and even buy a customized insurance policy! The app gives you a unique Safety Score after each flight, and pilots with a history of over five flights with a good Safety

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Lockheed Martin announces first US customer for universal unmanned vehicle control station

Denver CO (SPX) May 03, 2018 –

Lockheed Martin’s modular unmanned vehicle control software, which can simultaneously control dozens of unmanned vehicles at one time, now has its first U.S. customer. Aurora Flight Sciences, which is focused on accelerating the development of autonomous technology, has purchased the newest Vehicle Control Station

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Defence Forces Ireland Choose COPTRZ as UAV partner

COPTRZ has been announced as the exclusive supplier of UAV solutions to Defence Forces Ireland. The force has invested in their drone fleet with the purchase of four specialist UAVs capable of carrying both thermal and visual cameras simultaneously. The new drones will be operated by the Corps of Engineers

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US clears sale of MQ-9B combat drones to India

Last year in June (https://bit.ly/2JNdz16), following a meeting between US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Indian government cleared a deal with the United States for the purchase of 22 MQ-9A Guardian surveillance drones, to be used for reconnaissance in the Indian Ocean (as both the

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Northwest UAV’s NW-44 Engine expands market reach as orders are placed for the turn key propulsion system by a major OEM

With over 1000 combat flight hours logged, purchase orders and deployments of Northwest UAV’s ingeniously designed NW-44 multi-fuel single-cylinder UAV engine have accelerated as of January 2018. The NW-44 engine fills an urgent need for an efficient UAV engine that performs reliably in extreme conditions and is combat proven. The

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Latvia Gets RQ-20A Puma Systems Worth $3M

The Latvian National Armed Forces next year will receive drones that are purchased with financial support from the US for EUR 2.4 million, the Latvian Defense Ministry reported. In line with the Foreign Military Sales program of the US government, the Latvian army will receive three unmanned aircraft systems RQ-20A

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Australia Orders Extra WASP AE Systems for A$1.4M

XTEK Ltd has received a purchase order from the Australian Defence Force (ADF) worth A$1.4 million for additional WASP AE small unmanned aerial systems. The order includes associated after-market services including technical support, training and spare equipment. XTEK’s managing director Philippe Odouard said: “This win represents another positive addition to

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Germany to Buy MQ-4C Triton Systems for $2.5B

US State Department officials approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Germany of MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for an estimated cost of $2.5 billion. The prime contractor will be Northrop Grumman Corp. in Rancho Bernardo, California. They will be responsible for integration, installation and functional platform compatibility

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Parrot SWING VTOL Drone – First Look and Review

Introduction I recently purchased a Parrot Swing VTOL Drone (quadcopter) along with the Bluetooth Controller pad. The Swing is remarkable in that it is very different than any Drone currently on the market…due to the VTOL abilities. For the uninitiated, that means it can take off and land (and fly)

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Best Drones by Category 2018

Table of Contents Best 2018 Long Flight Time Toy Drone Best Professional Drone 2018 Best Long-Range Hobby Drone 2018 Best Small Drone 2018 Best 2018 Folding Drone If you’re reading this, you’re probably interested in purchasing a drone. With so many options out there, it can

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DroneShield Assigned a NATO Stock Number for DroneGun

DroneShield’s DroneGun MKII has been assigned a NATO Stock Number, following a request by the United States Department of Defense. NATO militaries now able to purchase DroneGun MKII “off the shelf”. DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO) (“DroneShield” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that its DroneGun MKII product has been assigned

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