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Japan’s Waymark Taps Aerodyne for Drone-Based Infrastructure Management Services

Japan Infrastructure Waymark Co. Ltd (JIW), a wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West (NTT), has signed an agreement with UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) service provider Aerodyne to collaborate on drone-based services for infrastructure management, both within Japan and on behalf of overseas Japanese companies. Aerodyne Chief Executive

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WW2 Catalina PBY-5a Flying Boat

The New Zealand Catalina Preservation Society is focused on the preservation and operation of New Zealand’s only PBY-5A “Catalina” twin-engine World War Two Canso amphibious flying boat, ZK-PBY. The aim of the Society is to preserve, in airworthy condition, a WWII-veteran Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina flying boat, similar to the aircraft

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South Florida First Responders Team Up with AIRT to hold 2nd Annual UAS DRONES Disaster Exercise at Florida International University

Participants battle tropical heat to conduct live UAS flight drills including maritime aerial reconnaissance, damage assessment, force protection, and other disaster simulations. MIAMI – The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season is well underway and while Hurricane Barry was busy causing havoc along the Louisiana coast, South Florida first responders were busy

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US Navy Ship Downs Iranian Drone in Gulf Of Hormuz

U.S. Marines jammed an Iranian drone in the Gulf of Hormuz Thursday, senior defense officials said, bringing the aircraft down and destroying it. “The Boxer took defensive action against an Iranian drone,” Trump said, giving details about the encounter at the start of a flag presentation ceremony at the White

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GA-ASI Predator A Turns 25

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. marks the 25th anniversary of its Predator A unmanned aircraft this month. Predator A completed its first flight in July 1994 and made its operational debut in 1995. More than 320 Predator A’s have been delivered to customers in support of global security throughout the

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US Army Grant to Develop Hydrogen-Powered UAV

Jacob Leachman, associate professor in Washington State University’s School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, has received a $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Army to demonstrate a liquid hydrogen-powered UAV and refuelling system. The $7.2 million total grant includes researchers from Mississippi State University, Insitu Inc., and Navmar Applied Sciences

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Northrop Grumman Announces New Orders for Firebird OPA

Marking its European debut, Northrop Grumman’s Firebird product line will be showcased at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, in the United Kingdom, July 19-21. The company is also announcing signed agreements with Tenax Aerospace and Grand Sky Development Company, LLC for rights to purchase Firebird, the company’s

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Altitude Angel launches world’s first UTM Conflict Resolution Service – preventing drone collisions

Altitude Angel, the world’s foremost UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) technology provider, has today announced it is to launch the world’s first UTM ‘conflict resolution service’ as an API, and in doing so has taken a huge step towards allowing automated drone flights to become day-to-day reality. Using this service, any

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PCL Construction and 3DR Sign Multiyear Drone Software Agreement

PCL has entered into a three-year corporate licensing agreement with 3DR to make their Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drone) software, Site Scan, available for unlimited use on all PCL projects, worldwide. PCL Construction started working with 3DR in 2016 to leverage drone technology for site documentation, quality control, progress reporting,

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Qatari Defense Firm Buys an Aerosonde UAS

A Qatari defense firm with its headquarters in Charleston recently purchased a surveillance drone as part of its plan to provide intelligence services to unspecified international customers. Barzan Aeronautical bought an Aerosonde unmanned aircraft from Textron Systems at last month’s Paris Air Show, Providence, R.I.-based Textron said in a written

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South Korean Researchers Detect Small Drones at 3Km

South Korean researchers have developed a detection system capable of identifying small drones more than three kilometers away that can be used to monitor and stop spy drones or unmanned operations targeting high-risk facilities such as nuclear power plants. The Collaborative Robots Research Center at Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science

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Israeli-Designed Drones End Up Supporting Syria

Last Summer, Israel shot down yet another military drone near the line that separates the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from the rest of Syria. The confrontation would have been business as usual, if not for a twist: Images of the destroyed drone showed Cyrillic tail markings and other identifiable components of

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GA-ASI’s Predator A RPA Turns 25

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, marks the 25th anniversary of its Predator A unmanned aircraft this month. Predator A completed its first flight in July 1994 and made its operational debut in

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Another Skylark Down in Gaza

A military reconnaissance drone crashed in the central Gaza Strip on Tuesday morning, reportedly after it was shot down by a Palestinian terror group in the coastal enclave. The Israel Defense Forces confirmed that the small unmanned aerial vehicle, known as a Skylark, had crashed in the Gaza Strip, but

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Yemeni Rebels Unveil Long-Range UAVs

The Yemeni rebel group Ansar Allah (popularly known as the Houthis) unveiled on 7 July weapons that it has been using to attack Saudi Arabia in recent months, including a ground-launched cruise missile that may have been used to attack Abha International Airport on 12 June. Saudi military spokesman Colonel

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French Navy Creates Shipborne UAV Squadron

The French Navy will make Flottille 36F, based at Hyères, near Toulon, its first shipborne unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) squadron. The move will see Flottille 36F operate the Schiebel S-100 Camcopter UAVs, which will be deployed onboard the navy’s Mistral-class landing helicopter dock ships. The squadron currently operates the AS565SA

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General Atomics Gets $275M US Army Services Contract

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, was awarded a $275,000,000 hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price) contract for aircraft, satellite communications air data terminals, universal ground data terminals, program management, and equipment maintenance and repair. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Poway, California,

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Teledyne Energy Systems and Vertical Partners Enter Agreement for Advanced Grade Power Solutions

Vertical Partners West and Teledyne Energy Systems Inc. (TESI) announce a collaborative agreement to serve the power needs in the emerging and rapidly growing unmanned, robotic and mission-critical portable power market. Vertical Partners West, LLC parent company of Venom Power, a leading supplier of drone batteries and charging solutions for

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Aurora Indefinitely Delays First Flight of Odysseus HAPS

Aurora Flight Sciences has indefinitely delayed the first flight of its Odysseus solar-powered high-altitude long-endurance (HALE) autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology demonstrator nine months after unveiling the platform to the public. “Odysseus is an active development programme that offers a unique capability, which is why we are taking more

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Interior Department Approves Government Edition DJI Models

The Interior Department authorized officials to buy drones from a Chinese manufacturer that experts in government and industry view as a national security threat. On July 3, the agency approved the purchase of two specific models of drones built by SZ DJI Technology, a Chinese firm that occupies nearly three-quarters

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RIEGL Invests in New Office and Production Facilities

RIEGL, a manufacturer of LiDAR scanners for surveying applications headquartered in Horn, Austria, is investing heavily in the expansion of production and office space. The continued, worldwide demand for the high-performance sensors allows the company to grow and expand further. RIEGL, which celebrated its 40th anniversary last year, is now

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Researchers Trial Camera-Based Auto-Land System

Researchers at two German universities have tested an experimental automatic landing system on a light aircraft that uses optical information from onboard cameras and satellite positioning data, instead of ground-based navigation aids. The system was tested in May at Wiener Neustadt airfield in Austria on a modified Diamond DA42 piston-twin

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