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GA-ASI Conducts Successful Lightning Tests on MQ-9B

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) used its second full-scale MQ-9B to conduct successful lightning tests at its facility in Poway, California last month. The test was conducted jointly between engineers from GA-ASI and NTS Pittsfield, a recognized leader in the development of sophisticated lightning protection systems for the aerospace

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Ball Aerospace Remote Sensing Technology Detects Methane Leaks During Mobile Monitoring

Ball Aerospace demonstrated its methane remote sensing technology flying on board a piloted aircraft during the Stanford University and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Mobile Monitoring Challenge, resulting in high-resolution, geo-referenced imagery of simulated methane leaks in near real-time.The Mobile Monitoring Challenge is a new competition co-sponsored by Stanford University’s Natural

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Delair Appoints Canadian Reseller

Delair, a global supplier of commercial drone solutions, announced an agreement with Cansel, a full-service provider of surveying and mapping solutions to the Canadian market. Cansel becomes the first Canadian reseller of Delair’s innovative Delair UX 11 long-range drone, and the two companies plan to rapidly expand the agreement to

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NASA Picks Black Swift to Develop UAS for Atmospheric Observations of Venus

Black Swift Technologies (BST), a specialized engineering firm known for its purpose-built scientific aerial platforms, announced it has been awarded a NASA contract to develop an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to perform upper atmospheric observations of the planet Venus. BST is proposing a planetary aerial vehicle based on dynamic soaring,

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French Army to Receive Patroller in 2019

The arrival of Safran’s Patroller tactical unmanned aerial system next year will provide the French army with significantly upgraded capabilities and increased performance with a lower logistics footprint for reconnaissance operations and other missions, industry and military officials said June 12. In 2016, the French government signed a contract with

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Winners Announced in Counter-Terrorism Startup Competition

The winners of a counter-terrorism technology competition backed by the Israeli and U.S. governments were announced on June 18th. CardioScale Ltd. won first place and $100,000 prize with a device that promises to help monitor the vitals of survivors of terrorist attacks and mass casualty events. Second place, and a

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Turkey Develops New Heavy Armed UAS

Unmanned air system manufacturer Baykar Makina is developing a new heavy armed unmanned aerial vehicle called Akinci, according to Turkish media reports. Turkish media has published photos showing a new 4.5-tonne Akinci twin-engine, medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned vehicle (UAV) at Baykar’s facility. According to the report, Akinci will be equipped with

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African Union Publishes Drone Report

On 8 June 2018, a report on drones entitled ” Drones on the Horizon was made public by Prof Yaye Kène-Gassama Dia & University Cheikh Anta Diop Dakar at the African Innovation Summit (AIS2018) in Kigali, Rwanda. The AIS is an Africa-wide initiative aimed at harnessing the innovation potential of

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DroneShield Secures $3M Middle East Contract

Counter drone technology provider DroneShield has secured an order for 70 units of its DroneGun tactical jammer by an as-yet-unnamed “major Middle Eastern country allied with Western governments”, with the identity of the country remaining a mystery, potentially for security reasons. “We believe that this is a company-making sale and

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Aertec Completes Automated Operations from Sand

AERTEC Solutions has reached a new technological milestone in the RPAS sector in Spain with its unmanned fixed-wing aerial platform TARSIS 75. This RPAS, built in carbon fiber, has made a complete and automatic operation in the Arenosillo area, on the beach of Mazagón (Huelva) , thus expanding its range

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…And Another One Bites the Dust…

A British Army Watchkeeper has crashed near Aberporth, taking the number of crashes involving the unmanned aircraft to five. Launched from West Wales Airport at Aberporth, it crashed in a lane close to the airstrip at around 5 pm on Thursday afternoon. Police and firefighters were called to the

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Airbus Helicopters to Test VSR700 OPV

Airbus Helicopters is set to conduct the first fully unmanned flight demonstration of its Optionally Piloted Vehicle (OPV) by the end of June, Jane’s has learned. The OPV is a modified Hélicoptères Guimbal Cabri G light helicopter being used to develop the control laws for the VSR700, a vertical take-off

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AgilePod Flies on US Air Force MQ-9

In March 2018, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Sensors Program Office, working jointly with the AFLCMC Medium Altitude Unmanned Aerial Systems Program Office, sponsored three demonstration flights of an MQ-9 Reaper with AgilePod. The flights were a first for AgilePod on an Air Force major weapon system, and

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Headwall Integrates Hyperspectral and LiDAR on UAS

Headwall has introduced advanced sensor payloads consisting of hyperspectral sensors and LIDAR for deployment on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platforms. Through the fusion of spectral imaging data and 3D LIDAR output, Headwall continues to provide new capabilities for addressing critical remote sensing applications ranging from civil and military infrastructure

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Spain Orders Thales Fulmar X for Army and Navy

Spain’s Directorate-General for Armament and Material (DGAM) has awarded Thales two contracts to supply unmanned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platforms to the Spanish Navy and Army. The Spanish Navy has selected the Fulmar X unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for testing and evaluation of UAS in maritime environments. In addition,

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P-51 Mustang V Messerschmitt Me 262

 The Messerschmitt Me 262, nicknamed Schwalbe (German: “Swallow”) in fighter versions, or Sturmvogel (German: “Storm Bird”) in attack versions, was the world’s first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft. Design work started before World War II began, but engine problems and top-level interference kept the aircraft from operational status with the

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Germany Signs $600M Heron TP Lease Deal

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) signed an agreement with Airbus to lease Heron TP Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) RPAS to Germany’s Federal Ministry of Defence. Under the $600 million deal, Airbus DS Airborne Solutions GmbH will serve as the prime contractor responsible for managing all aspects of the project,

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Aeryon Partners with HAZON Solutions to Provide Next-Gen Secure Aerial Inspections

Aeryon Labs Inc, a leading manufacturer of high-performance Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for military, public safety, and commercial customers, today announced its partnership with HAZON Solutions, a drone service provider focused on critical infrastructure inspections for energy and utility customers throughout North America. “As utilities learn more about the cybersecurity

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Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus adds graduate certificate in UAS information assurance to online offerings

Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is expanding its program options with a new offering for individuals interested in cybersecurity of unmanned aircraft systems. A graduate certificate in unmanned aircraft systems information assurance is being launched in fall 2018. The certificate provides working professionals and graduate students an educational foundation in

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EU-CN APP Drone Workshop in Shenzhen, China

The EU-China Aviation Partnership Project (APP) has as purpose to strengthen the economic partnership between the EU and China in the civil aviation domain. At the heart of the EU-China APP is the call for closer cooperation between the EU and China at an official and authority level, and the

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Turkey Tests Mobile Laser Weapon System

The laser defense system (LSS), developed by Turkish defense giant ASELSAN, has been successfully tested, Undersecretary for Defense Industries Ismail Demir said recently. The LSS was developed to effectively eliminate threats posed by unmanned aerial and underwater vehicles at the range of 500 meters as well as improvised explosive devices

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Headwall integrates Hyperspectral and LiDAR aboard UAV platforms

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advanced sensor payloads consisting of hyperspectral sensors and LIDAR for deployment on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platforms.

Through the fusion of spectral imaging data and 3D LIDAR output, Headwall continues to provide new industry-leading capabilities for addressing critical remote sensing applications ranging from civil and

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