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Drone Net Promises Cost-Effective Security

Someday soon, a “Drone Net” now under development at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University could provide a cost-effective way to protect small airports, university and corporate campuses, farms or other operations from irresponsible drone operators. The game-changing technology, based on a network of passive rooftop sensors that capture electro-optical and infrared data

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DroneSense–FLIR Edition Drone Flight Control and Management Software Platform

FLIR Systems, Inc. has announced the DroneSense–FLIR Edition, a drone flight management software platform designed for public safety applications. FLIR announced a strategic investment in DroneSense, an Austin, Texas-based unmanned aircraft system (UAS) software platform maker, in April 2018 and this is the first product under that collaboration. DroneSense-FLIR Edition

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China Tests World’s Largest Cargo Drone

Developed by the China Academy of Aerospace Electronics Technology and Chinese delivery company SF Express, the large commercial drone, known as Feihong-98 (FH-98), made a successful test flight at Baotou test site in North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region on Tuesday. The FH-98, developed from China’s Yun-5B aircraft, has a

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Turkey Orders 22 More Anka UAVs

Turkey’s military and security forces will receive 22 more Anka unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and special purpose tactical wheeled armoured vehicles (TTZAs), local media reported a few days after the meeting of the Defense Industry Executive Committee (SSIK) of the Turkish Defense Industries Directorate (SSB) on 10 October. In a

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ACUO and the ATSB join forces to make Australian skies safer

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau and the Australian Certified UAV Operators Inc (ACUO), the peak industry body for unmanned aviation, have joined forces in pursuit of their common goal to improve transport safety as the unmanned sector of aviation continues to grow. Through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding

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Microwave Beams Could Power UAS

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast are developing technology that could see the drones powered by microwave beams from the ground, opening up the possibility of continuous flight. Existing wireless power transfer (WPT) systems require very close proximity, such as the charging pads used for smartphones and electric cars, based on

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Why Was This Plane Invulnerable: The SR-71 Blackbird

The Cold War locked the United States and Soviet Union into a tense struggle for global influence and control. The first purpose-built American spy plane to fly over the Soviet Union was the Lockheed U-2. Neither fast nor stealthy, the U-2’s tactical advantage was that it could supposedly fly above

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AeroVironment contracted for Raven drones, spares, training

Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2018 –

AeroVironment has received a $13 million contract for Raven RQ-11B small unmanned aircraft systems.

The contract, announced Tuesday by the Department of Defense, covers recurring requirements for RQ-11B SUAS, spare parts, related equipment and training.

The SUAS will be directed to the U.S. Southern Command area of

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DroneSense-FLIR Edition

FLIR Systems, Inc. today announced the DroneSense–FLIR Edition, a drone flight management software platform designed for public safety applications. FLIR announced a strategic investment in DroneSense, an Austin, Texas-based unmanned aircraft system (UAS) software platform maker, in April 2018 and this is the first product under that collaboration. DroneSense-FLIR Edition

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Announcing DroneSense–FLIR Edition Drone Flight Control and Management Software Platform

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the DroneSense–FLIR Edition, a drone flight management software platform designed for public safety applications. FLIR announced a strategic investment in DroneSense, an Austin, Texas-based unmanned aircraft system (UAS) software platform maker, in April 2018 and this is the first product under that collaboration.

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PAE ISR Partners with NASA for UAS/ NAS Demo

PAE ISR, LLC, the original equipment manufacturer of the Resolute Eagle, signed a cooperative agreement with NASA to conduct a demonstration in the National Airspace System in 2020 and work toward full integration of unmanned aerial systems into the NAS. “NASA’s Systems Integration and Operationalization Demo program is a great

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World Premiere of Drone Rescue Parachutes at Intergeo

The Austrian provider of parachute rescue systems for unmanned aircraft will present the systems DRS-5 and DRS-10 to the professional public for the first time at the Intergeo in Frankfurt am Main. After completion of the last flight tests for the DRS-5 in late Summer 2018, the first systems will

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Arturius and DTI sign MOA on Counter Threat COE in Thailand

UK security and defence company Arturius is set to build a Counter Threat Centre of Excellence (COE) in Thailand to analyse any threats that the country faces. The company has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Thai Government organisation Defence Technology Institute (DTI) and local representative GCS Group Corporation

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Enhanced Trinity F9 eVTOL UAV on Display

Quantum-Systems GmbH, a German-based eVTOL fixed-wing UAV company founded in 2015 and currently present at the market with its Trinity and TRON UAV systems, just announced the enhanced version of the Trinity – the Trinity F9. With the PPK module leading the way in the newly announced enhancements, the

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Avitas Gets First FAA Civil BVLOS Approval with Radar

Avitas Systems, a GE venture, received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to fly an unmanned aerial system (UAS) beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) in Loving County, Texas. The permission authorizes the company to fly a UAS over 55 lb at low altitudes without a visual observer for industrial inspection;

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Embry-Riddle Study Confirms Small Unmanned “Drones” Pose Increasing Risks to Aircraft

In a newly published study, researchers at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University detail results of a small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) detection study, performed near Daytona Beach International Airport in Florida. Looking at flights of drones during the 13-day sampling period from just one manufacturer, DJI, the College of Aviation faculty

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First Civilian BVLOS Flights with Radar

Avitas Systems, a GE venture, announced that it received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to fly an unmanned aerial system (UAS) beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) in Loving County, Texas. The permission authorizes Avitas Systems to fly a UAS over 55 pounds at low altitudes without a visual observer

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ARMD Urban Air Mobility Grand Challenge Request for Information (RFI)

The NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) remains committed to enabling new, transformational commercial aviation markets and services with the potential to provide significant societal benefits. In recent years, NASA has strategically invested in technical challenges focused on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), UAS Traffic Management (UTM), system-wide safety, vertical lift,

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DroneShield Releases DroneCannon Remote Weapon

In response to end-user requirements, DroneShield Ltd. has launched the DroneCannon Remote Weapon (RW), a lightweight, “soft kill” drone-jamming solution for use on remote weapon stations. DroneCannon RW will engage and neutralize a swarm of multiple drones simultaneously, and offers an enhanced 500 m jammingSource: DroneShield Ltd.range for 2.4 GHz,

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Roke Autoland System for UAVs on Rolling Deck

Roke supports the opening of the Thales UK Maritime Autonomy Centre at Turnchapel Wharf, Plymouth. We have integrated our unique Autoland capability, that allows unmanned aerial vehicles to be recovered to moving Naval vessels using only visual cues, with the Thales Halcyon unmanned surface vessel. All in all, it’s a

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Drone Aviation’s $1.7M US DoD Contract for WASP Tactical Aerostat

Drone Aviation Holding Corp., a manufacturer of tethered drones and lighter-than-air aerostats, has announced that it has delivered its multi-mission capable tactical Winch Aerostat Small Platform (“WASP”) to the Department of Defense (“DoD”) under a contract award valued in excess of $1.7 million. This award is the third repeat order

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US Army Eyes High-Altitude UAVs

The US Army Futures Command, a new group leading the service’s modernization efforts, is enthusiastic about using high-altitude unmanned air vehicles for a variety of missions, including as communications hubs. Willie Nelson, director of the US Army Futures Command’s assured positioning, navigation and timing cross-functional team, said he traveled to

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SimActive Releases Version 8.0 with 3D Modelling

SimActive Inc., a developer of photogrammetry software,has announced the release of version 8.0 with a new 3D modelling module for Correlator3D. The module allows the generation of 3D textured meshes to create photorealistic models, which can be exported in standard formats, including OBJ files. “Adding a 3D modelling function

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FLIR’s Black Hornet VRS

Featuring the Black Hornet 3 nano-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed for global military, government agency, and first responder vehicle-mounted operations, the Black Hornet Vehicle Reconnaissance System is based on an adaption of the unique Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System (PRS), the world’s smallest combat-proven nano-unmanned aerial system (UAS). Black Hornet

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Avitas Systems, a GE Venture, is the First FAA-Approved Civil Use of Beyond Visual Line of Sight with Radar

Avitas Systems, a GE venture, announced that it received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to fly an unmanned aerial system (UAS) beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) in Loving County, Texas. The permission authorizes Avitas Systems to fly a UAS over 55 pounds at low altitudes without a visual observer

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