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USSOCOM to receive Robotican indoor unmanned reconnaissance drone systems

Robotican has successfully delivered its first indoor UAS to the USSOCOM for operational evaluation. The Gallo is an unmanned reconnaissance system that enables rapid, live situational awareness and forward observation in confined spaces, such as subterranean environments or inside buildings. The Gallo is the first hybrid unmanned platform that has

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Messerschmitt Bf 109

The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was the first truly modern fighter. With its all-metal stressed-skin construction, mono-wing design, enclosed cockpit, and retractable landing gear, it had no equal. It was the fastest military plane in the sky for six years — until another German plane, the Focke-Wulf Fw 190, supplanted it.

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GA-ASI SeaGuardian flies first approved Point-to-Point UAS flight in UK

RAF LOSSIEMOUTH – September 2021 – The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for the first time approved a point-to-point domestic flight of an unmanned aircraft that utilized the UK’s airways structure when General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) flew its MQ-9B SeaGuardian® Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) from Lincolnshire, England to

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SeaGuardian Flies First Approved Point-to-Point UAS Flight in UK

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority for the first time approved a point-to-point domestic flight of an unmanned aircraft that utilized the UK’s airways structure when General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) flew its MQ-9B SeaGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft from Lincolnshire, England to Moray, Scotland on Sept. 12, 2021. The GA-ASI-owned

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World’s First Hands-Free Jetpack Prototype Revealed

The world’s first hands-free jetpack created by two British entrepreneurs has been revealed. These are the first images ever released of Maverick Aviation’s prototype, which promises to transform the way challenging maintenance, inspections and rescues are carried out worldwide. The jetpack is the brainchild of Hollywood animatronics expert Matt Denton

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Raytheon Demos Coyote Variant for ALE Air Vehicle Requirement

Raytheon Missiles & Defense has completed the first flight test of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) configuration, based on its Coyote Block 3 Non-Kinetic (Block 3NK) reusable UAS design, which it is advancing as an intended air vehicle solution for the US Army’s embryonic Air Launched Effects (ALE) programme. Conducted

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UMS Skeldar V-150 Platform First BVLOS Flight

UMS Skeldar has announced the successful Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flight as part of ECARO’s customer service operations project. UMS Skeldar participated in three weeks of flight demonstrations at Grottaglie Airport in Italy – deploying a full crew, remote pilot station and the V-150 platform. The trials were

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Leonardo and Northrop Grumman Team on Future Rotorcraft UAS Opportunities

Leonardo and Northrop Grumman have announced their intention to jointly pursue opportunities in the Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) domain. Drawing on Leonardo’s expertise in rotorcraft and Northrop Grumman’s capabilities in advanced aeronautics and next generation autonomous uncrewed aerial systems, the companies will focus on jointly

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DroneLogbook Chooses Altitude Angel to Power Platform Across Europe, Asia, and Africa

Altitude Angel, a global UTM technology provider, announced that it is to provide pre-flight situational awareness data across Europe, Africa, and Asia to drone operations management platform DroneLogbook. Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM Cloud will be used to power DroneLogbook’s compliance management platform with accurate, real-time, and relevant geospatial data, as well

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360iSR and Canadian UAVs partner to provide comprehensive UAS operations training spearheading global Programme

New centre of excellence in Canada provides template for global multi-domain UAS training and operational capabilities for international roll-out Joint announcement: Calgary, AB, Canada and London, UK: September 2021: 360iSR and Canadian UAVs have agreed to jointly offer the most comprehensive Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Operations Training on the

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UKRSPECSYSTEMS – PD Platform

UKRSPECSYSTEMS, a leading Ukrainian manufacturer for VTOL fixed-wing drones, EO/IR camera systems, and ground equipment for UAS has released the PD platform – an incredibly reliable, astonishingly efficient, truly cost-effective, and at the same time reasonably priced solution that may be operated in any environment under harsh weather conditions. During

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Fortem Technologies Conducts Counter Drone Test For Department Of Defense Customer

Fortem Technologies, leaders in airspace security and defense for detecting and defeating dangerous drones, announced successful performance in detecting small UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) before a team of U.S. Government evaluators based on an Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (IWTSD) requirement in May 2021. The event focused on testing various

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AE Industrial Partners Acquires Jennings Aeronautics; Combining with Portfolio Company UAV Factory

Boca Raton, FL, September 14, 2021 – AE Industrial Partners, LP (“AEI”), a US-based private equity firm specializing in aerospace, defense & government services, space, power generation, and specialty industrial markets, announced today that it has expanded its Unmanned and Autonomous platform through the acquisition of Jennings Aeronautics, Inc. (“JAI”),

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UAV Factory Portfolio Company Acquires Jennings Aeronautics

AE Industrial Partners, LP, a US-based private equity firm specializing in aerospace, defense & government services, space, power generation, and specialty industrial markets, announced that it has expanded its Unmanned and Autonomous platform through the acquisition of Jennings Aeronautics, Inc., a provider of innovative Small Unmanned Aerial Systems. JAI will

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Analytics Insight Picks Top 5 Agriculture Drone Start-Ups

These agriculture drones start-ups have been contributing their part to the agriculture sector. Agriculture is a sector that is always in the hype. It is one of the most essential parts to keep us all alive. As farmers deal with tough times in monitoring and harvesting crops, new technological trends

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BlueHalo Performs Successful Demonstration for Defense Innovation Unit

BlueHalo’s small unmanned aerial systems team successfully completed a capabilities demonstration of BlueHalo’s, American-made Group 1 sUAS for Defense Innovation Unit at a DoD facility in California. BlueHalo was recently awarded a contract to participate in DIU’s Blue 2.0 Prototype OTA effort, designed to streamline government acquisition of approved NDAA

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GA-ASI to Upgrade Italian Air Force MQ-9As to Block 5

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) was awarded a USD 30.5 million contract to upgrade Aeronautica Militare Italiana (Italian Air Force, AMI) MQ-9A Predator B medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to Block 5 standard, the US Department of Defense (DoD) has announced. The MQ-9 mid-life modernisation (MLM) contract,

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Pakistani Institution to Produce Parts for TAI Anka

One of Turkey’s leading unmanned aerial vehicles producers, Turkish Aerospace Industries, has inked a contract with Pakistan’s National Engineering and Science Commission (NESCOM) to produce components for TAI’s medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) combat drone, Anka. TAI and NESCOM will be jointly responsible for employment, resource and technology transfer within the scope

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El Pollo Loco is Testing Drone Delivery

El Pollo Loco is set to be the first quick-service restaurant to test drone delivery in the U.S. The “LA Mex” brand will test the capabilities in 10 Southern California locations. It partnered with drone operator Flytrex, which also helped 7-Eleven with its own drone test, to do the flying.

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UMS Skeldar at DSEI 2021: V-150 Platform Flies BVLOS For First Time as Part of ECARO Project

Skeldar V-150 the first UAS platform in its category to fly BVLOS over sparsely populated areas in Europe; latest milestone in V-150’s story discussed at DSEI alongside further planned developments for both Skeldar platforms Europe’s leading provider of Rotary Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) UMS Skeldar, is using leading international defence

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Chinese Air Force May Be Getting a Hypersonic Drone

Chinese researchers say that they have made major strides toward designing a hypersonic drone. In a peer-reviewed paper in the journal Tactical Missile Technology, Beihang University’s Dai Fei and his team posited that they have made significant progress on a classified hypersonic drone model. Their work, first reported by the

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RAF Waddington Gets £94m Drone Fleet Upgrade

A £94m scheme to upgrade an RAF station in Lincolnshire so it can house a new fleet of drones when they enter service in 2024 has been announced. A prototype of the Protector aircraft, which flies without a pilot onboard, was shown at RAF Waddington earlier. All 16 drones on

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Defense Digital Service to Transfer C-UAS Tech to Air Force

The Defense Digital Service (DDS) is planning to transfer its technologies to sense and detect small unmanned aerial systems to the Air Force Research Lab at the end of the month. AFRL’s NINJA counter-sUAS program will absorb DDS’s drone-sensing capabilities, including its high-fidelity long-range sensor and user interface for integrating

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New Abu Dhabi Facility Tests Drone Swarms in Urban Areas

The Technology Innovation Institute, the applied research pillar of Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Research Council, has opened a motion-capture testing ground to conduct real-world scenarios with drones in an augmented reality or mixed reality environment. Simulation is key, according to the research team, because unleashing a swarm of cloud-connected drones

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