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GA-ASI Gets $13.5M Upgrade Contract for Air National Guard

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has been awarded a $13.5 million contract to upgrade MQ-9 Block 1 and Block 5 Remotely Piloted Aircraft for the Air National Guard (ANG). The procurement includes Generator Power Distribution Modules (GPDM) and kits to integrate the Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) pod, LITENING

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Northrop XP-79 – The Flying Chainsaw

During World War 2, the race for being the most technologically innovative country was more important than ever, particularly in aviation. As entirely new air forces were built from the ground up, almost a million aircraft were produced worldwide for warfare. And even though the United States joined the war

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Russia Uses ‘Swarm Of Drones’ in Military Exercise

Three models of drones – Forpost, Orlan-10 and Eleron-3 – were pooled into one group for participation in drills during the command and staff exercise Kavkaz-2020, the Russian Defense Ministry told the media on Thursday. “At the Kapustin Yar proving ground a combined group of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) was

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Longest Organ Delivery Flight via Unmanned Aircraft Completed in Las Vegas

MissionGO, a provider of unmanned aviation solutions that are transforming logistics, and Nevada Donor Network, an organ procurement organization (OPO) serving the state of Nevada, today announced two successful test flights carrying a human organ and tissue via an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) on Sept. 17. The first flight transported

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ANRA Technologies Launches MissionManager for Energy, Telecom, and Construction Industries

ANRA Technologies, a leader in UAS Traffic Management (UTM), today announced the release of ANRA MissionManager™. Building upon years of experience developing and deploying its drone operations software platform, MissionManager is the only turnkey drone operations solution that integrates fleet management, compliance, risk mitigation, flight automation, data capture, and analysis

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From Vision to Reality – Next Level of UAS Operations

In the past two years, UAV DACH e.V. succeeded in establishing its reputation for organizing high-quality conferences for an international audience interested in the sociological, political and technical aspects of unmanned aviation. UAV DACH e.V. is now going to continue and we cordially invite you to join us at

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Hand Held C-UAS System from France

French company CERBAIR is seeking overseas customers for its new Chimera man-portable counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS), which is designed to address small-UAS (sUAS) threats. According to the company, the Chimera is designed to be a highly mobile and easy-to-operate all-weather C-UAS combining sUAS detection, localisation, and neutralisation features. It can

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Drones to Light Up Dark Accident Sites in UAE

The Abu Dhabi Civil Defence is exploring the possibility of using drones to light up pitch-black accident sites. Recently, the team carried out an experiment to see how this innovative solution could work. Lt-Col Omar Salem Al Shehhi explained that the experiment took about three minutes, with the drone flown

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Everdrone Expands Defibrillator Delivery to Denmark

Everdrone recently announced that its drones are now being used to deliver Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to the scene of cardiac arrests in real-world emergencies – a unique first-of-its-kind project. The service, currently reaching 80,000 residents in the Gothenburg area, is part of a collaboration with Sweden’s national emergency call

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NATO Builds Prototype C-UAS Machine

Experts at the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency have built an experimental prototype system to detect, identify and localize small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) using low-cost commercial devices and machine learning. The ARTEMIS system (Advanced Recognition Tool using Electromagnetic (EM) waves for Identifying unmanned aerial Systems) uses advanced techniques

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US Air Force to Test Weapons Swarming Software in October

US Air Force researchers in October will test whether a software version of the service’s developmental weapons swarm can make its way through a combat mission and reroute itself as conditions change. The demonstration is part of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Golden Horde initiative, a high-profile project to create

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Flock appointed as BIBA drone scheme provider

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has launched a new member drone scheme with specialist broker Flock, offering easy to access and flexible cover for commercial drones such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The new scheme is underwritten by leading aviation underwriters

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Dronut Puts the Propellers Inside

A Boston startup is giving drones a new look that could make a big difference in security and safety. Cleo Robotics is putting the propellers inside. “What we’ve done is a leap forward in technology and capability,” said Omar Eleryan, the chief executive officer of Cleo Robotics, which is housed

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Aerodyne Partners with Al-Babtain LeBlanc on Middle East Drone Inspections

Aerodyne Group, a Malaysia-headquartered international DT3 (Drone Tech, Data Tech, and Digital Transformation) solutions provider and Al-Babtain LeBlanc, a Middle East-based system integrator and provider of telecom, security, power, and mobility infrastructure, are joining forces to collaborate on the development of drone solutions for telecommunication, defense, and security sectors. The

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South Korea Tests Drone Food Delivery Service

South Korea has tested an autonomous drone food delivery service amid rising demand for non-contact services during the COVID-19 pandemic, the transport ministry announced. In a test held in the administrative city of Sejong, some 130 kilometers southeast of Seoul, five drones delivered meals and other products to people at

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Drone Crashes into Wind Turbine near Bristol

A drone was destroyed when it crashed into a wind turbine at a sewage treatment works in an ‘extremely rare’ incident. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch carried out an investigation into the incident at the Bristol sewage treatment works in Avonmouth on March 5 this year. The report by the

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Caged Drone Explores Depths of Greenland Ice Caves

Flyability’s indoor drone technology was recently used by a team of researchers to explore and document some of the deepest ice caves in the world, located in Greenland. The expedition was sponsored by apparel company Moncler and took place over two weeks in 2018 on the Greenland ice sheet,

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MissionGO Completes Longest Organ Delivery Flight via Unmanned Aircraft in Las Vegas

MissionGO, a provider of unmanned aviation solutions that are transforming logistics, and Nevada Donor Network, an organ procurement organization (OPO) serving the state of Nevada, today announced two successful test flights carrying a human organ and tissue via an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) on Sept. 17. The first flight transported

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Kratos Expands Production Capacity Ready for Air Force Contract

Kratos Defense, a manufacturer of military tactical and training drones, expanded its footprint in Oklahoma City. The San Diego-based defense contractor increased the size of its operation here by 50%, and now uses over 150,000 square feet at the Will Rogers Business Park. Steve Fendley, president of Kratos’ unmanned systems

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US Air Force Reveals NGAD Aircraft has Flown

The US Air Force’s Next Generation Air Dominance combat aircraft, intended to complement or succeed the F-22 and F-35 in the air superiority role, has already flown, having been rapidly prototyped through modern digital design, Air Force acquisition chief Will Roper revealed. Roper made the revelation at the end of

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FAA Publishes Rule on Type Certification of Certain UAS

The Federal Aviation Administration has announced its policy for the type certification of certain unmanned aircraft systems as a special class of aircraft. This policy is effective September 18, 2020. In 2012, Congress passed the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112-95). Section 332 of Public Law

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Rooftop Skylight Hatches for Drone Deliveries

“Smart” delivery hatches built into homes are being developed so that parcels can be delivered by drone. The skylight hatches could be both fitted or designed into the roofs of homes so customers can receive packages even when they are out. Start-up Idu Group hopes the innovation can help cut

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Aero Med Helicopter in Near Miss with Drone

A Spectrum Health Aero Med helicopter had a near collision with a drone while landing at Butterworth Hospital. The drone was hovering over the rooftop landing site when the aircraft landed. The device dropped low enough to be captured by an Aero Med crew member. The owner is unknown. Aero

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TAI Aksungur Flies 28 Hours with Full Ammunition

Aksungur, a domestically produced medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), completed a 28-hour-long flight last Thursday. It was the first time the aircraft flew with a payload at an altitude of 20,000 feet (6,096 meters). TAI announced the new achievement on Twitter. “Aksungur, the

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USAF Awards $7.4 Billion Ceiling MQ-9 Reaper Contract

In an effort to field MQ-9 Reapers faster and meet an increasing operational demand for the aircraft, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s MQ-9 Program Office awarded a $7.4 billion ceiling Agile Reaper Enterprise Solution (ARES) contract to General Atomics Sept. 17. The MQ-9 is an unmanned aircraft with

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