Tagged: Sailing

A deadly legacy: 20 years of drone targeted killing

On the 3rd November 2002, a US Predator drone targeted and killed Qa’id Salim Sinan al-Harithi, a Yemeni member of al-Qaeda who the CIA believed responsible for the attack on the USS Cole in which 17 US sailors were killed. While drones had previously been used in warzones, this

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An Independent study demonstrates that VECTOR-600 is ready for operations up to SAIL IV

The analysis is available on request to all clients who might be interested. Madrid, 20 Oct, 2022. – The operational envelope defines the operational risk profile within which an aircraft can operate safely, taking into consideration all risk mitigations included within the system. By means of an independent study conducted

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Skyroads Lands $20m Order from Riedel Communications for its ‘SKYBOT-CAM System’ at SailGP

Skyroads AG, a global leader in automated flight that’s building digital roads in the sky, has received an initial order to deliver a 20 million USD order of SKYBOT-CAM systems to leading broadcast technology provider, Riedel Communications collaborating with SailGP Technologies. Skyroads is creating a system that will enable fully-automated

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Schiebel Pacific completes first Australian CAMCOPTER® S-100 Maintenance course

Schiebel Pacific completes first Australian CAMCOPTER® S-100 Maintenance course. Sailors from 822X Squadron now attend the CAMCOPTER® S-100 maintenance training at the new Schiebel Pacific training facilities adjacent to HMAS ALBATROSS. Schiebel Pacific, together with parent company Schiebel, remain committed to growing the sovereign capability footprint and transfer of knowledge

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700X NAS Drone Training on HMS Mersey

The Royal Navy has expanded its fleet of remotely-piloted drones – the far-seeing eyes of navy warships – with new training, personnel and 12 aircraft. The sailors at 700X Naval Air Squadron recently took delivery of their latest Puma air systems and can now immediately deploy flights as required for

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UK Royal Navy Expands Puma Fleet

The Royal Navy has expanded its fleet of remotely-piloted drones – the far-seeing eyes of navy warships – with new training, personnel and 12 aircraft. The sailors at 700X Naval Air Squadron recently took delivery of their latest Puma air systems and can now immediately deploy flights as required for

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UK Royal Marines Train with Drone Swarms

Drones dived, sailed and flew together in a swarm in a first for the UK’s armed forces during experimental exercises with the Royal Marines. An array of autonomous systems operated underwater, on the water, in the sky and over land to help Royal Marines Commandos as they carried out training

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EASA Virtual Event -The new design verification process for authorising drone operations in the ‘specific’ category medium risk – SAIL III and IV

Date & time07/05/2021, 10:00 – 11:30 AM (UTC+2) DescriptionThe new European Drone regulation came into force at the end of December 2020. Drone operations, either for commercial or leisure purposes, are now subject to the same conditions right across Europe. While the ‘open’ category covers a concrete range of

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Aerovel’s Flexrotor Hits Group 2 Upper Limit

Diminutive, and squat on its four lunar-lander legs, a Flexrotor spins-up its outsize rotor, levitates into the sky, and “transitions” to a relaxed, sailplane-like cruise. Always otherworldly for the uninitiated, the show this time was a little unusual even for old hands. This Flexrotor was carrying more than it ever

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Aerovel Flexrotor pushes the “Group 2” limit

Diminutive, and squat on its four lunar-lander legs, a Flexrotor spins-up its outsize rotor,levitates into the sky, and “transitions” to a relaxed, sailplane-like cruise. Always otherworldly for the uninitiated, the show this time was a little unusual even for old hands. This Flexrotor was carrying more than it ever had

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Saildrone’s Robot Boat First To Circumnavigate Antarctica

Battling 50ft waves and over 80mph winds, the Saildrone’s sailboat is the first to circumnavigate Antarctica. The robot sailboat, named #1020, completed the trip in early August, and brought back valuable information for researchers. The southern ocean is an important area for climate change, but is not often studied due

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VSR700 rotary-wing UAV brings eyes beyond the horizon

What is going on beyond the horizon? It’s a crucial question for any ship captain. In the past, sailors would climb to the crow’s nest for a better view. Modern technology means today’s captains can send unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) into the air to transmit images and data back to

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World’s First Drone Jump

Forget old-fashioned sky-dives from an airplane and jump into the type of adventure that comes with a new age of technology. The world’s first drone jump executed and planned by Aerones brought Ingus Augstkalns to 1082 feet where he sailed gently to the earth using his parachute. The jump began

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