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FLIR Announces First Order for Black Hornet Vehicle Reconnaissance System

Vehicle-Launched Nano-UAV Keeps Troops Secure While Providing Real-Time Situational Awareness; First Sale of VRS Will Support Technology Concept Testing for Base Protection ARLINGTON, Va., March 30, 2020 ― FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced that the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment has procured one of the company’s Black Hornet Vehicle Reconnaissance

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First Order for FLIR Black Hornet Vehicle Reconnaissance System

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced that the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment has procured one of the company’s Black Hornet Vehicle Reconnaissance Systems (VRS) as part of an innovative base protection program. The order represents the first sale of an integrated VRS system for FLIR. The Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) is

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Drones to Seek out Surviving Koalas in Bushfire Zones

Queensland University of Technology researchers will apply their innovative method for detecting koalas using drones and infrared imaging in a collaborative project to identify wildlife populations in bushfire affected areas. Associate Professor Grant Hamilton has joined with Noosa and District Landcare to launch a project that will use technology and

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Quadcopter Can Detect and Avoid Fast-Moving Objects

Using a novel type of cameras, researchers from the University of Zurich have demonstrated a flying robot that can detect and avoid fast-moving objects. A step towards drones that can fly faster in harsh environments, accomplishing more in less time. Drones can do many things, but avoiding obstacles is not

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NASA Drops ‘Urban’ for ‘Advanced’ Air Mobility

NASA’s aeronautical innovators are embracing a more inclusive vision for the future of air travel in at least one major research area, and the terminology they will use from now on will reflect that more comprehensive view of what’s on the horizon. Bottom line: The thinking on Urban Air Mobility

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Dodgeball Drone [VIDEO]

You won’t believe the agility of this drone from researchers at the University of Zurich! It uses event cameras and special algorithms to cut its reaction time down to 3.5 milliseconds! Their study was published in the journal “Science Robotics.”

“Our ultimate goal is to make one day autonomous drones navigate

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Air Force Research Lab Tests Low-Cost Turbojet Engine

The US Air Force Research Laboratory working with Northrop Grumman and Technical Directions Inc. (TDI) recently tested a first-of-its-kind, low-cost turbojet engine under the low-cost cruise missile program known as Gray Wolf. The TDI-J85 engine underwent a successful flight test campaign culminating in multiple inflight engine starts and operation at

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Aerial Applications Gets $6M of USAF R&D Funding

Aerial Applications, a software company specializing in GPU-accelerated data processing of drone imagery to make maps, has been awarded the US Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II B Strategic Fund Increase Pilot Program. The program brings together commitment from both the public and private sectors to help

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New research improves drone detection

Espoo, Finland (SPX) Mar 19, 2020 –

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), commonly known as drones, are widely used in mapping, aerial photography, rescue operations, shipping, law enforcement, agriculture, among other things. Despite great potential for improving public safety, use of drones can also lead to very undesirable situations, such as privacy

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Delair and BASF to Collaborate on Agricultural Research

BASF and Delair, a global provider of end-to-end visual data management solutions for enterprises, have announced their collaboration to scale up BASF’s research and development projects for seeds, traits and crop protection. The agreement will enable BASF’s agricultural research stations worldwide to use the delair.ai cloud platform to streamline and

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Frequentis and HENSOLDT Sign MoU for Integrated Counter UAV solution

Frequentis, an Air Traffic Management (ATM) solution provider, and defence and security sensor specialist HENSOLDT are combing strengths to support the creation of next generation integrated counter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) solutions. Both companies are already combining their respective strengths and competences on the FALKE research project, which aims to

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Planck Aero Gets USAF Contract for sUAS Navigation Solutions

Planck Aerosystems, Inc. (Planck Aero) was awarded a contract from the United States Air Force Research Lab for the development of guidance, navigation, and control solutions for small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) operating in challenging environments. The contract was the result of the most recent solicitation from the Air Force’s

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Support for UK Drone Startups

Free business support and research grants are open for applications from start-ups innovating in drones or other autonomous systems. The Westcott Business Incubation Centre (BIC) is part of the Space Cluster on the Westcott Venture Park near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The BIC is run by the Satellite Applications Catapult, a technology

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New Tethered UAS from Spain

Spain’s Sistemas de Control Remoto SL (SCR) has revealed its new ASTER-T tethered vertical take-off and landing unmanned aircraft system (VTOL UAS). The ASTER-T system was developed using internal research and development funding and has already been exported to a launch customer in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region

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Cubic Signs Agreement with US Special Operations for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance R&D

SAN DIEGO- Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) today announced that its Cubic Mission Solutions business division signed a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with Special Operations Forces Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (SOF AT&L) to work on research and development (R&D) for cutting-edge airborne payload technologies for use within the Department

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Lufthansa Helps Drone Transport for Medical Samples

The joint research project Medifly, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Transportation and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), successfully demonstrated the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for acute transportation of medical samples in Hamburg. A total of six drone flights were conducted between the German Armed Forces Hospital in Wandsbek-Gartenstadt

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Drone and AI Technology Predicts Algal Blooms

The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) has developed a technology for analyzing water quality with drones and using artificial intelligence (AI) to predict the level of algal bloom. The technology is expected to reduce public anxiety about algal blooms that reoccur each summer and help manage drinking water safety.

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NUAIR Partners with DroneResponders

Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research (NUAIR) has partnered with DroneResponders, the world’s fastest growing nonprofit program supporting the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – commonly referred to as “drones” – by public safety and emergency services professionals. NUAIR has helped over 25 state, county and local municipality emergency responders

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XQ-58A Valkyrie Expands Flight Envelope in Fourth Test

The Air Force Research Laboratory, along with partner Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., completed the successful fourth flight test of the XQ-58A Valkyrie low-cost unmanned air vehicle demonstrator Jan. 23, 2020, at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona. During the test event, the Valkyrie demonstrator’s flight successfully met all of the

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Could Drones Save Cows? Research Team Thinks So

It’s a staggering statistic — every year nearly 3 million cows in the U.S. die from health problems. And it’s costing the cattle industry more than $1 billion. Combating this economic loss starts at the producer level. Ultimately, improved observation of cows in the pasture is proven to reduce heard

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Heliguy DJI Mavic 2 Drone Cage Available For Pre-order

UK drone specialist Heliguy has unveiled a bespoke DJI Mavic 2 drone cage, which is now available to pre-order and offers a lightweight and collision-proof solution ideal for internal inspection and enhanced flight safety. Designed and built by Heliguy’s expert in-house research and development team, this new robust product will

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AFRL XQ-58A Valkyrie expands flight envelope in fourth test

Wright-Patterson AFB CO (SPX) Jan 27, 2020 –

The Air Force Research Laboratory, along with partner Kratos Defense and Security Solutions, Inc., completed the successful fourth flight test of the XQ-58A Valkyrie low-cost unmanned air vehicle demonstrator Jan. 23, 2020, at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona.

During the test event, the Valkyrie demonstrator’s

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PigeonBot Biohybrid Drone Flies with Feathered Wings

Scientists at Stanford University’s Bio-Inspired Research & Design (BIRD) lab understand that birds can morph the shape of their wings to suit various flying patterns, such as takeoff, landing, and turning, and are trying to transform that masterpiece of evolution into something mechanical. David Lentink, a trained biologist and aerospace

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