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Phase One Industrial and Lufthansa Aerial Services Sign Cooperation Agreement for UAV-based Aerial Imaging

Phase One Industrial and Lufthansa Aerial Services announced that they have signed an agreement to explore collaborative development and deployment of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for a range of specialized industrial surveying and inspection projects. Under terms of the agreement, Phase One Industrial and Lufthansa Aerial Services are testing and

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GA-ASI Deal to Advance RPAS in Korean Civil Airspace

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), one of the world’s leading universities specializing in science and technology. KAIST is host to CR2CENT, Korea’s Civil RPAS Research Center (CR2CENT), which provides advice and analysis

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Small Antennas Could Bring Big Benefits to US Air Force

When it comes to military and consumer electronics, smaller is often better, and the Air Force Research Laboratory’s revolutionary new antenna design is promising to make military electronics much better. Researchers at the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, in partnership with Northeastern University, recently developed an ultra-compact antenna that uses

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Drone Aviation Gets US DoD Contract for Enhanced WASP Tactical Aerostat

Drone Aviation Holding Corp. a manufacturer of tethered drones and lighter-than-air aerostats, has announced that it has received an order for its recently upgraded, multi-mission capable tactical Winch Aerostat Small Platform (“WASP”) from an existing U.S. Department of Defense (“DoD”) customer. The solider-operated WASP features support for advanced ISR(Intelligence, Surveillance

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WiBotic PowerPad – Wireless Drone Charging Pad

WiBotic, a provider of wireless power and battery intelligence solutions for the robotics industry, has announced WiBotic PowerPad, a completely integrated wireless charging pad for drones. Designed for the many drone operators who don’t want to develop their own wireless charging pad, WiBotic PowerPad contains the WiBotic transmitter circuit, transmitter

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FLIR Gets $7 M Black Hornet Australian Army Contract

FLIR Systems, Inc. has been awarded a $6.8 Million firm-fixed-price order to deliver Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance Systems (PRS) in support of the Australian Army. The units delivered under this contract will support platoon and troop level organic surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. The Australian Army previously purchased the Black

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TerraLogic Sustainable Solutions and Wohnrade Civil Engineers, Inc. Win Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Award

Boulder, CO – (October 18, 2017) – TerraLogic Sustainable Solutions, an environmental consulting firm specializing in infrastructure and transportation, and Wohnrade Civil Engineers, Inc., a full-service engineering firm leading the way in both the development of precision aerial mapping, and incorporating Unmanned Aerial System data into civil engineering design, announced

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Drone Equipped with Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)

To bring technically advanced solutions for surveyors, land engineers, researchers, rescue service providers and sappers – SPH Engineering – the developer of leading drone mission planning software UgCS and Radarteam Sweden AB – the manufacturer of Ground Penetrating Radars completed test flights combining Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV, drone) and GPR

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Improved Engine for Turkey’s Anka MALE UAV

The Turkish defence news publication C4Defence reports that Tusaş Engine Industries (TEI) has reportedly completed development of its PD170 turboprop engine meant for the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) Anka medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) UAV. The Turkish Undersecretariat of Defence Industries (SSM) commissioned TEI to develop the PD170 in 2012 as part

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IAI and Hankuk Carbon Sign Hybrid UAV Joint Venture

Israel Aerospace Industries and Hankuk Carbon from Korea have signed an agreement for establishing a joint venture company in the Republic of Korea. The signing ceremony was held during the International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (ADEX) 2017 in Seoul. The new joint company, which was named Korea Aviation Technologies (KAT),

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Project Wing Expands Testing in Australia

Over the past few years, Project Wing has conducted thousands of flights to get our drone delivery technology ready for everyday use. In early 2016, we successfully completed our first drone deliveries to members of the public in an open field at Virginia Tech University. This fall we’ve been testing

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MQ-9 Supports Fire Fighting Efforts in Northern California

The California Air National Guard’s 163d Attack Wing operating out of March Air Reserve Base is using MQ-9 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), with full-motion video (optical and infra-red) and ground imaging Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) capability, in support of CAL FIRE’s firefighting efforts in Northern California. SAR is able to

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See through the surface of ground, ice or any structure with a drone equipped with Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)

Riga – October 17, 2017 – To bring technically advanced solutions for surveyors, land engineers, researchers, rescue service providers and sappers – SPH Engineering – the developer of leading drone mission planning software UgCS and Radarteam Sweden AB – the manufacturer of Ground Penetrating Radars completed test flights combining Unmanned

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Altitude Angel – Communication and Marketing Manager

Altitude Angel is excited to announce the creation of a new role within our Corporate Strategy team, leading our communications and marketing strategy. Widely regarded as a technical leader in the emerging field of Drone Traffic Management (UTM), Altitude Angel develops cloud-scale systems to facilitate the safe integration of unmanned

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Scaled Composites Completes First Flight of New Experimental Aircraft, Model 401

Scaled Composites has announced the rollout and first flight of its most recent project, experimental aircraft Model 401. Scaled worked with a proprietary customer to build two vehicles to demonstrate advanced, low-cost manufacturing techniques and to provide aircraft for research flight services to industry partners and the United States government.

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New long range drones expected in 2018

Washington (UPI) Oct 10, 2017 –

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced Tuesday that the company has officially transitioned its production line from the MQ-1C Gray Eagle to its new long-range variant, the MQ-1C ER Gray Eagle Extended Range.

The transition comes after GA-ASI completed the last contracted MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned

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Aerovel’s Flexrotor Sets VTOL 32 Hour Endurance Mark

Long range and endurance are capabilities not often associated with VTOL aircraft. But Aerovel’s unmanned Flexrotor, a unique miniature tailsitter, is cut from a different cloth. Last week a Flexrotor named for the sea nymph Actaea lifted off into a grey and rainy morning with 7.5 kg of fuel onboard.

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SRC, Inc. Wins Multiple Awards for C-UAS Technology

SRC has been awarded a $12.7M contract to provide the Air Force with Counter-UAS systems to meet an urgent requirement to detect and defeat drones. SRC also received a $10M follow-on order from the Army for electronic warfare enhancements, as well as increased engineering and field service support to previously

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OneSky Devlops Mini-Control Tower

The Swiss-based startup OneSky is developing and produces air traffic awareness systems to “safely and efficiently open the sky to all flying objects, ​as a universal and connected medium for businesses”. Since a drone’s autopilot reacts to danger faster than a human, OneSky thinks the drone should process and solve

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Silent Falcon UAS Technologies is pleased to announce the addition of a new executive to the Silent Falcon team.

James McBurney joins Silent Falcon UAS Technologies as Chief Operating Officer after a career in finance and private equity and with executive experience with early stage energy and technology companies. During his career, Jim worked at Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and Bank of America in New York and London, in

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Thirty two hour flight record for Aerovel Flexrotor VTOL

Long range and endurance are capabilities not often associated with VTOL aircraft. But Aerovel’s unmanned Flexrotor, a unique miniature tailsitter, is cut from a different cloth. Last week a Flexrotor named for the sea nymph Actaea lifted off into a grey and rainy morning with 7.5 kg of fuel onboard.

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DARPA – Teams Encouraged to Share Innovative Ideas for Swarm Systems

DARPA’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program envisions future small-unit infantry forces using small unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) and/or small unmanned ground systems (UGSs) in swarms of 250 robots or more to accomplish diverse missions in complex urban environments. By leveraging and combining emerging technologies in swarm autonomy and human-swarm teaming,

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Swedish Drone Ban Lifted

In the autumn of 2016, the Swedish Supreme Administrative Court ruled that a camera mounted on a drone is considered a CCTV camera for purposes of the Swedish Camera Surveillance Act (2013:460). The judgment meant that using a drone equipped with a camera, where the camera will be directed at

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