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Payload Tests for XQ-58A Set for Early 2020

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions expects to be on a contract before the end of September 2019 to integrate communications and autonomy payloads into its XQ-58A Valkyrie unmanned air vehicle (UAV). The loyal wingman aircraft, being developed in partnership with the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), would be tested

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India’s Rustom 2 Crashes on Test Flight

The Indian Defence Research Development Organisation’s (DRDO’s) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Rustom-II crashed at Jodi Chikkana Halli in Karnataka’s Chitradurga district on Tuesday morning. The aircraft’s test flight was underway at Challakere Aeronautical Test Range, an outdoor testing and evaluating facility of the DRDO, when the incident took place.

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HAWK30 takes flight

The HAWK30 solar high-altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) UAS undertook its first flight on September 11, 2019 at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, AeroVironment …

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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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AeroVironment Unveils VAPOR Electric Helicopter UAS

AeroVironment, Inc. has announced the availability of its VAPOR all-electric Helicopter UAS at Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI), the world’s largest land, sea and air defense and security exhibition. Developed at AeroVironment Innovation Center-Midwest, VAPOR incorporates more than a decade of aerospace engineering, technical research and development to bring

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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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U-space CONOPS and research dissemination conference WHEN

EUROCONTROL and partners are pleased to invite you to attend a conference which we are organising to present the U-space concept of operations (ConOps) as well as the results from SESAR Joint Undertaking’s portfolio of exploratory research and demonstrations. The event will take place on 30 September – 1 October

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APSMobile Receives Test Flight Approval from NASA

HAPSMobile Inc., a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. and minority-owned by AeroVironment, Inc., has received a limited flight release from NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC), Airworthiness and Flight Safety Review Board to conduct a test flight of the HAWK30 aircraft in restricted airspace. AFRC is responsible to ensure ground and

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HAPSMobile Receives Test Flight Approval from NASA’s Airworthiness and Flight Safety Review Board

HAPSMobile Inc. (“HAPSMobile”), a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. (TOKYO: 9434) and minority-owned by AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), has received a limited flight release from NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC), Airworthiness and Flight Safety Review Board to conduct a test flight of the HAWK30 aircraft in restricted airspace. AFRC is

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Turkey’s High-Speed UAV to be Deployed in Kazakhstan

Turkey’s domestically developed high-speed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Şimşek will be used in tasks abroad, starting with a military drill in Kazakhstan that will last until Sept. 11. The aerial vehicle developed by TUSAŞ Engine Industries Inc. (TEI) was initially produced as a result of a research and development project

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Volocopter Integrates into ATM System in Helsinki

Om August 30, Volocopter performed a flight at the Helsinki International Airport successfully integrated into both the Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) system. Within the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) Programme this demonstration is the final leg of the Gulf of Finland (GOF)

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Perspecta Labs to Develop Blended Radio Frequency System for UAVs

Perspecta Inc. has announced that its innovative applied research arm, Perspecta Labs, was awarded a prime contract from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for phases 2 and 3 of the agency’s Converged Collaborative Elements for radio frequency (RF) Task Operations (CONCERTO) program. The award builds upon successful

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AFRL conducts first flight of robopilot unmanned air platform

Wright-Patterson AFB OH (SPX) Aug 16, 2019 –
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Center for Rapid Innovation (CRI) and DZYNE Technologies Incorporated successfully completed a two-hour initial flight of a revolutionary Robotic Pilot Unmanned Conversion Program called ROBOpilot Aug. 9 at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah.

“This flight test is a

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Oneida Indian Nation Partners with NUAIR to Monitor and Protect its Environmental Resources

The Oneida Indian Nation has announced its partnership with Syracuse-based nonprofit NUAIR to further enhance the Nation’s ability to monitor, observe, manage and protect its lands and environmental resources via drone technology. NUAIR (Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research) is a coalition of private and public entities and academic institutions that

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DRONERESPONDERS Surpasses 600 Member-Agencies, Launches Fall 2019 Public Safety UAS Research Survey

Research initiative will explore current practices and marketplace perceptions surrounding public safety agency drone operations amid explosive growth MIAMI, FL – DRONERESPONDERS, the world’s fastest growing non-profit program supporting public safety UAS, has officially surpassed 600 member public safety agencies who are operating drones. In recognition of this milestone,

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Drones Using Facial Recognition Keep Cows Healthy

The goal of this research project at the University of Kentucky is to identify each cow, locate it in a pasture and measure vital health information like weight, size, facial features and physical activity. The autonomous UAV system in development at UK could potentially locate, recognize and monitor each cow.

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Experimental ROBOpilot Drone Damaged in Mishap

The Air Force Research Laboratory’s experimental unmanned aircraft conversion program experienced a mishap during a mission today at Michael Army Airfield in Utah. No one was injured in the mishap, which occurred during an experimentation mission, but the unmanned aircraft was damaged, according to a press release issued this evening.

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AeroVironment Donates 87 Quantix Drones to 35 US University Agriculture Departments

AeroVironment, Inc. announced its 2019 Quantix and AV DSS University Collaboration Project. The project’s focus is to advance academic research, applications and crop production practices to improve the future of farming through the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and advanced data analytics. Through the project, AeroVironment has donated

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AeroVironment Donates 87 Quantix Drones and AV DSS Ecosystems to 35 U.S. University Agriculture Departments to Advance Drones in Farming

2019 University Collaboration Project advances academic research, applications and crop production practices Quantix™ hybrid drone and the AeroVironment Decision Support System™ (AV DSS) deliver on-demand field intelligence to improve crop management for today’s growers Drone and data analytics ecosystem to be used in a wide variety

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US Army Discovery Offers New Energy Source

US Army scientists and engineers recently made a groundbreaking discovery — an aluminum nanomaterial of their design produces high amounts of energy when it comes in contact with water, or with any liquid containing water. During routine materials experimentation at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, a team of researchers observed

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Teaming Up to Protect Wildlife

Drones are powerful tools for wildlife research and conservation, especially in previously inaccessible nature and wildlife habitats. Unfortunately, if not flown responsibly by authorized personnel, drones can be a disturbance to wildlife, causing stress to an animal’s health and well-being.

AirMap has partnered with the United States Forest Service (USFS) and

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Drones Help Farmers Save an Endangered US River

A drone soared over a blazing hot cornfield in northeastern Colorado on a recent morning, snapping images with an infrared camera to help researchers decide how much water they would give the crops the next day. After a brief, snaking flight above the field, the drone landed and the researchers

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ASSURE’s Ground Collision Study

What could happen if a drone hit a person on the ground? What are the risks of serious injury from flying small unmanned aircraft over people, and are we doing everything we can to reduce those risks? Through its continued research, the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research

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Taiwan Displays Anti-Radiation Loitering Munition

Taiwan’s National Chung-Shan Institute of Science & Technology (NCSIST) – the country’s principal defence science research and development agency – showcased the production-ready version of the Chien Hsiang anti-radiation loitering munition and its mobile launcher vehicle for the first time at the 2019 Taipei Aerospace & Defense Technology Exhibition (TADTE),

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AFRL’s Robotic Pilot Flies Cessna for 2 Hours

The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and DZYNE Technologies Incorporated successfully completed a two-hour initial flight of a revolutionary Robotic Pilot Unmanned Conversion Program called ROBOpilot Aug. 9 at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah. “This flight test is a testament to AFRL’s ability to rapidly innovate technology from concept

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