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Lockheed, Raytheon launch Javelin missiles from unmanned vehicle

Washington (UPI) Sep 10, 2019 –

A team of defense contractors has remotely launched Javelin missiles from an unmanned vehicle.

The Javelin Joint Venture team, a partnership of Raytheon Company and Lockheed Martin, fired the Javelin missiles from a Kongsberg remote launcher mounted on a Titan unmanned ground vehicle in a test

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UAV Navigation & Zanzottera Collaborate

UAV Navigation has announced its collaboration with Zanzottera, the Italian manufacturer of high performance engines for UAV platforms. The extensive I/O capabilities of the VECTOR autopilot allow for two-way transmission of critical data between the autopilot and Zanzottera ECUs. The technical teams from both companies have worked together to provide

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Why Airbus Nearly Didn’t Happen: The A300 Story

In 1974, Boeing vice president Jim Austin described the Airbus A300 as “a typical government airplane” of which “they’ll build a dozen or so and then go out of business.” He wasn’t alone in his criticism. And he was almost right. Airbus began a decade earlier as an ambitious effort

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Praxis Aerospace Hosts Real World Testing for Drone Traffic Management and Beyond Visual Line of Sight flight at Searchlight FAA UAS Test Range

The FAA and several industrial partners have successfully concluded real-world testing of unmanned traffic management systems for integrating drones into airspace in the USA. “The Eldorado and Piute Valley has been the home of innovation in UAS airspace for commercial BVLOS operations. We started the nation’s first commercial droneport in

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Payload Tests for XQ-58A Set for Early 2020

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions expects to be on a contract before the end of September 2019 to integrate communications and autonomy payloads into its XQ-58A Valkyrie unmanned air vehicle (UAV). The loyal wingman aircraft, being developed in partnership with the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), would be tested

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DRONERESPONDERS Establishes International Advisory Council

The DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Alliance, the world’s fastest growing non-profit program supporting public safety UAS, thas announced the creation of the DRONERESPONDERS International Advisory Council (DIAC) to serve the rapidly expanding constituency of international members joining the DRONERESPONDERS movement. DRONERESPONDERS Director Charles Werner announced the formation of DIAC while speaking

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Silent Falcon Selects Silvus Technologies as Comm System Partner

Silvus Technologies has announced its partnership with Silent Falcon UAS Technologies, a UAS service provider and manufacturer of the Silent Falcon, a solar electric, fixed wing, long endurance, long range Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). Silent Falcon integrates Silvus’s advanced technology MIMO MANET Streamcaster communications systems in its unmanned aircraft systems

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HiDRON Stratospheric Glider Sets New Canadian Record of 111,400+ Feet

STRATODYNAMICS, in collaboration with UAVOS, have announced their latest successful record-setting stratospheric flight. The stratospheric glider named the HiDRON was released from a Canadian Space Agency scientific gondola at an altitude of 111,434 feet (33.9 km) and performed a four hour controlled flight and landed at Iroquois Falls Airport about

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Drone incident reporting made easy – Altitude Angel introduces ‘Quick Link’ in Guardian Flight Planner

Link in the app makes reporting ‘just culture’ incidents easy London, UK; Altitude Angel, the world’s leading UTM (unmanned traffic management) technology provider, has today announced it has now incorporated the Incident Reporting service, as reported in its recent Just Culture initiative, in to all its apps and services. Launched

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Successful Test Flight for Tellumat ASTUS

South African provider of defence and security technology provider Tellumat successfully completed flight trials with its ASTUS unmanned aerial system (UAS). Willie Malan, support and services manager for Tellumat Defence and Security, reported the ASTUS unmanned aerial system flight team is back home after a number of successful test flights

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Five Genius NY Startups Raise $10M + in Follow-on Funding

Five startups in the Genius NY accelerator have raised more than $10 million in additional private investment. They include AutoModality, Civdrone, Fotokite, OmniMesh, and TruWeather Solutions, according to a Thursday news release from CenterState CEO and Genius NY. Genius NY is CenterState CEO’s in-residence business accelerator program at the Tech

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US Army Wants Long-Range Missiles for UAVs

The US Army is looking to acquire a Long Range Precision Munition (LRPM) for its rotorcraft and unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). The service wants a missile that is “ready for qualification [and] production, and suitable for integration on currently fielded and future” rotorcrafts and UAVs, it says in a request

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Simlat POLARIS UTM Simulation Suite Now Supports AirMap

Simlat’s POLARIS provides simulated UAS traffic at scale, simulating the behavior of “rogue” or malfunctioning UAS while also generating the clutter made by thousands of automated flights. Through integration with Simlat’s POLARIS product, AirMap, the world’s leading airspace management platform for UAS, can provide large-scale UTM simulations using

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DRONERESPONDERS Establishes International Advisory Council to Strengthen Global Public Safety UAS Interoperability

The DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Alliance, the world’s fastest growing non-profit program supporting public safety UAS, today announced the creation of the DRONERESPONDERS International Advisory Council (DIAC) to serve the rapidly expanding constituency of international members joining the DRONERESPONDERS movement. DRONERESPONDERS Director Charles Werner announced the formation of DIAC while speaking

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UAV Navigation is proud to announce its collaboration with Zanzottera, the Italian manufacturer of high-performance engines for UAV platforms

Internal combustion engines continue to be commonly used for powering unmanned vehicles, and in particular UAVs. In order to allow the autopilot (and by extension the operator) to control such an engine it is vital to ensure correct communications between the autopilot and the Engine Control Unit (ECU). The ECU

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India’s Rustom 2 Crashes on Test Flight

The Indian Defence Research Development Organisation’s (DRDO’s) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Rustom-II crashed at Jodi Chikkana Halli in Karnataka’s Chitradurga district on Tuesday morning. The aircraft’s test flight was underway at Challakere Aeronautical Test Range, an outdoor testing and evaluating facility of the DRDO, when the incident took place.

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GA-ASI Demonstrates Multi-Mission Control and Metis

On August 28th, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. demonstrated its Multi-Mission Control (MMC) and Metis capabilities during a live flight using company-owned MQ-9 Block 1 and MQ-9 Block 5 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). MMC enables a single pilot to control multiple MQ-9s for transit operations and routine Intelligence, Surveillance and

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Global Hawks to Take On Hypersonic Testing

The US Air Force is buying three RQ-4 Global Hawks to aid in long-range hypersonic missile testing, according to the head of the Air Force Test Center. The move, which is already in progress, is one aspect of the service’s attempt to beef up its hypersonic test infrastructure as it

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Austrian Airlines uses Donecle Drone Technology for Aircraft Inspections

Donecle announced it has signed on Austrian Airlines, member of the Lufthansa Group, for its automated drone inspection solution. Donecle is excited to partner with Austrian Airlines to help the airline optimize their maintenance process by reducing time of aircraft inspection while increasing reliability, safety and traceability of airframe checks.

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HAWK30 takes flight

The HAWK30 solar high-altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) UAS undertook its first flight on September 11, 2019 at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, AeroVironment …

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USMC Sets New Milestone with GA-ASI MQ-9A

Over the last year, the U.S. Marine Corps’ (USMC) Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1 (VMU-1) blazed a trail of firsts and was awarded the 2018 Marine Corps Aviation Association Unmanned Aircraft Squadron of the Year. A major component of the squadron’s accomplishments included use of the MQ-9A Reaper Unmanned

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Trinity F90+ New UAV by Quantum-Systems

German-based Quantum-Systems GmbH released the enhanced version of the Trinity F9, the Trinity F90+ at the Intergeo on September 16th. With a flight time of 90+ minutes combined with long range telemetry solution of up to 7.5 km and PPK capabilities for more accuracy. Comprehensive and state-of-the-art features are available

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