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Russia’s Swarm-93

At a security exposition in Moscow in late October, researchers from Russia’s oldest Air Force academy presented a vision of the future of war: a swarm of drones, more than 100 strong, each carrying a small explosive payload, designed to destroy convoys of vehicles.

While a far cry from reality today,

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Hexacopter to Inspect Glass Facades of Skyscrapers

Researchers from the Shenyang Institute of Automation at the Chinese Academy of Sciences presented a drone, designed to repair and maintain skyscrapers, a type of building that is becoming increasingly common in large Chinese cities. The team demonstrated the device at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS

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Sentera Introduces the 6X Sensor: Multispectral, RGB, and Onboard Analytics Fastest Image Capture Rate in the Industry

Sentera has announced the launch of the 6X, the highest-performing, the most powerful sensor in its class. 6X delivers the data and processing necessary to meet a wide range of customer requirements, from broad acre, specialty, and permanent crop insights to science and research customers. “The 6x currently delivers the

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HAPSMobile Successfully Completes Second HAWK30 Solar HAPS Test Flight

HAPSMobile Inc. (“HAPSMobile”), a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. (TOKYO:9434) and minority-owned by AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), today announced the second successful test flight of the HAWK30 solar-powered high-altitude platform system (HAPS) that took place on October 23, 2019 (PT) at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California. The test

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Flock 93 Could be Russia’s 100-Strong Drone Swarm

At a security exposition in Moscow in late October, researchers from Russia’s oldest Air Force academy presented a vision of the future of war: a swarm of drones, more than 100 strong, each carrying a small explosive payload, designed to destroy convoys of vehicles. The display is a called shot.

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‘Commercial Vendors and the Public Safety UAS Sector’ Report Issued

The lack of standardized training and certification is the top issue hampering public safety drone operations, according to DRONERESPONDERS – the world’s fastest growing non-profit organization supporting public safety UAS. The determination stems from a double-validated research initiative based on survey data, as well as live focus group feedback conducted

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Lack of Training, Certification Standards Ranked as Top Challenge Facing Public Safety Drone Operations

New, double-vetted research from DRONERESPONDERS names key issues facing first responders while also exploring commercial UAS vendor landscape MIAMI, FL – The lack of standardized training and certification is the top issue hampering public safety drone operations, according to DRONERESPONDERS – the world’s fastest growing non-profit organization supporting public safety

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Swarm of tiny drones explores unknown environments

Delft, Netherlands (SPX) Oct 24, 2019 –

Researchers have presented a swarm of tiny drones that can explore unknown environments completely by themselves. This work, presented in Science Robotics on 23 October, forms a significant step in the field of swarm robotics.

The challenge comes from the fact that the tiny 33-gram

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Most complete exploration of fly landing maneuvers to advance future robots

University Park PA (SPX) Oct 24, 2019 –

To inspire advanced robotic technology, researchers in the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering have published the most complete description of how flying insects land upside-down.

The paper was published Oct. 23 in Science Advances. “Through this work, we sought to understand how a

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SkySensus: Beyond Visual Line of Sight Research & Development & Commercialization Project in Canadian Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Industry

Three Alberta-based SMBs partner with Peraton Canada to advance the use and development of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System technology. (Ottawa, ON) – Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) is a critical component of the advancement in unmanned commercial and defence applications of UAS technology. Although testing of BVLOS drone applications

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RedTail LiDAR Systems produces amazing corn maze images

RTL-400 captures precision agriculture at its finest Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) technology is a new and exciting innovation that has increasingly been used for commercial, government, and scientific applications. The 3D images produced by a LiDAR system have changed the way individuals, businesses, researchers, and government regulators assess the

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Raytheon’s SkyVision Team Gets ATCA Award

Raytheon Company‘s Ground Based Detect and Avoid team received the Air Traffic Control Association’s annual Team Award for outstanding achievement for its collaboration with the Air Force Research Laboratory, academic partners, and federal, state, and local government agencies to integrate drones safely into the National Airspace System. Contracted by

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Martin UAV Wins New Contracts

After advancing to the next round in the US Future Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (FTUAS) development contest, Martin UAV has won several other contracts for its V-Bat, a vertical-takeoff-and-landing, tail-sitting unmanned air vehicle (UAV). The company is currently negotiating a research, development, test, and evaluation contract with the US Navy

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Galaxy Unmanned Systems selected for Army airship SBIR

FORT WORTH, Tx — Galaxy Unmanned Systems LLC’s proposal for an aerostat/airship hybrid has been selected for a potential Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract with the U.S. Army. If awarded in early 2020, the SBIR contract calls for enhancement and augmentation of current aerostat capabilities that provide

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MicaSense Releases 10-Band Solution for Drone/Satellite Comparisons, Coastline Monitoring, Vegetation Research

MicaSense has released the RedEdge-MX Dual Camera Imaging System, a 10-band multispectral solution for advanced multispectral imaging applications that features RedEdge-MX and the new RedEdge-MX Blue. Consisting of two cameras yet utilizing the same workflow as one, the Dual Camera System is the easiest way to capture the data needed

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Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie Damaged During Landing

The Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie unmanned air vehicle (UAV) was damaged during landing after completing its third flight on 9 October in Yuma, Arizona. The issue was caused by a malfunction of the aircraft’s provisional flight test recovery system and high surface winds, says the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in

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Skylogic sabbatical

After five years of running Skylogic Research and the Droneanalyst blog, I’ve decided to take a sabbatical so I can discern the next adventure. Looking back, it has been quite a journey. Honestly, it’s been a lot of fun to be involved in the formation of the commercial drone industry.

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Enemy drone operators may soon face the power of Thor

National Harbor MD (SPX) Sep 30, 2019 –

With small unmanned aircraft systems – frequently called drones, becoming more common every day, the Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, has developed a counter-swarm high power weapon that should cause those with nefarious intentions

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In Flight Drone Battery Swap Lets Drones Fly Forever

Nothing is worse than your drone running out of battery; having to stop flying and replace it can really kill the fun. In other industries, like search and rescue, the consequences of downtime can be even more drastic. Luckily, researchers at UC Berkeley have been working on a solution to

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Future Flight briefing event and networking events

The competition briefing for the Future Flight Challenge will take place in Birmingham followed by networking events in London and Glasgow UK Research and Innovation’s Future Flight Challenge was formerly launched on 24 August by the prime minister marking the start of a new wave of innovation for UK-based businesses

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The Drone Databook

Once a novelty, drones have become standard military equipment around the world. In The Drone Databook, a new study just released , the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College presents an encyclopaedic catalogue of military drone inventories, units, bases and test sites, training academies, research and

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DRONERESPONDERS Report Examines Foreign Dominance of US Public Safety Drone Sector

As a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers seeks to ban Chinese drone purchases by federal agencies, new research from DRONERESPONDERS – the world’s leading non-profit organization supporting public safety UAS – examines the perspectives of America’s first responders operating foreign-made, small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). The DRONERESPONDERS report, Chinese sUAS

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New DRONERESPONDERS Report Examines Foreign Dominance of U.S. Public Safety Drone Sector

Research explores landscape and perspectives surrounding use of Chinese sUAS by America’s First Responders MIAMI, FL – As a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers seeks to ban Chinese drone purchases by federal agencies, new research from DRONERESPONDERS – the world’s leading non-profit organization supporting public safety UAS –

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Epirus Launches Aerospace Industry Stakeholder Engagement Under New Air Force SMC Contract to Refine Counter-Drone Technology

Company has pioneered faster radio frequency technology to take down dangerous drones El Segundo, CA (September 24, 2019) — Epirus, the only U.S. company developing software-defined electromagnetic pulse (EMP) technology designed to take down dangerous drones, recently won a new type of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the

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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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