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uAvionix to Open “HQ2” in Washington DC Region

uAvionix, designer and manufacturer of communications, navigation, and surveillance (CNS) equipment for unmanned and manned aircraft, has announced its plans to establish an office location in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. This expansion reflects the company’s long-term business strategy and the strong growth the company has seen in both

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SKYF Drone Flew 100 meters with 100 kg Payload

 On November 29, the SKYF team presented the world’s biggest multi-rotor drone in Tatarstan, Russia. The guests of the event witnessed the demo flights of two modifications of the machine, SKYF CARGO and SKYF AGRO. SKYF CARGO broke the world’s record with a flight of 100 meters with 100

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Drones Deliver Vaccines to Remote South Pacific Areas

A Melbourne-based startup founded by a robotics engineer and former RAAF pilot has bagged world-first commercial contracts to ship vaccines via drone delivery for international aid. Swoop Aero CEO Eric Peck met his co-founder, mechatronics and robotics engineer Josh Tepper, while researching opportunities to start an air taxi service that

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The Only Flying Original Focke-Wulf 190 in the World

 Flying Heritage Collection owns and maintains the only flying original Focke-Wulf 190 in the world at this time. Though several are under restoration, this unique Fw-190 was recovered from an overgrown forest in the 1990’s and became airworthy only a few years ago. The 190 is flown before crowds

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GAUSS Project gathers prominent European actors to analyse benefits of Galileo and EGNOS in operations with Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The GAUSS project, a GSA initiative coordinated by everis Aerospace, Defense, and Security (everis ADS), recently organised a workshop at the University of Cranfield (United Kingdom) to analyse the benefits of Galileo and EGNOS in the context of operations involving unmanned systems (UAS) and their air traffic management (in Europe,

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Schiebel Camcopter S-100 Successfully Demonstrates New Comint and Imaging Payloads to Australian Army

Schiebel, in cooperation with ELTA Systems and Overwatch Imaging, integrated two new payloads for an active army exercise. The Australian Army conducted a two-week activity with the CAMCOPTER S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) to gain further insights into future capabilities and payloads in support of Project Land 129-3. Specifically, they

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DRONE VOLT HERCULES 20 Can Lift 25Kg

 DRONE VOLT has recently unveiled its latest drone, the HERCULES 20 which is a long-range heavy lift professional drone. As the description probably gave it away (and its name), this a drone that has been designed to carry heavy loads. According to the company, the HERCULES 20 is capable

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WB Group Gets $3M FLYEYE Order in Poland

The Armament Inspectorate in the Ministry of National Defence in Poland has signed the contract for the supply of four sets of the mini UAV FLYEYE with a training package for USD 3M. The agreement stipulates the option for the further delivery of ten sets. One set comprises four

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Port of Amsterdam Launches Drone Detection Trial

The Port of Amsterdam has begun a four-week trial of a drone detection system. Martek Anti-Drone Systems is providing its M.A.D.S. (Marine Anti-Drone System) to build understanding of how, where and why drones are flying over the Port of Amsterdam. The M.A.D.S system will support the port by monitoring legal

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Kalashnikov Unveils Zala Arctic Drone

In the framework of the VIII International Forum “The Arctic: the Present and the Future,” the General Director of the Kalashnikov Concern, Vladimir Dmitriev, spoke about the possibilities of the new unmanned ZALA Arctic complex, adapted to work in arctic conditions. “ZALA Arctic series UAVs are capable of successfully solving

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uAvionix to Open “HQ2” in Washington DC Metropolitan Region

uAvionix, designer and manufacturer of communications, navigation, and surveillance (CNS) equipment for unmanned and manned aircraft, today announced its plans to establish an office location in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. This expansion reflects the company’s long-term business strategy and the strong growth the company has seen in both

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UK Royal Air Force Demos RPAS for Air Base Protection

Force Protection (FP) Force personnel from the FP Centre at RAF Honington recently carried out an Operational Capability Demonstration (OCD) utilising an Aeryon SkyRanger Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS) to enhance Force Protection at RAF Akrotiri. The FP Centre’s RPAS Team have been issued with a provisional Categorisation for

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Buzzy the Drone

I believe it is an insult to those of us who have spent years of our time and countless thousands of dollars trying to safely integrate UAS into the NAS. During my tenure, I have seen colossal waste; dysfunction and jockeying for consulting gigs take precedence over the domestic industry.

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ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial System Proves Valuable for Firefighting Crews at Northern California’s Camp Fire

Insitu, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, assisted from the air in the firefight against the Camp Fire in Northern California, now deemed the deadliest, most destructive wildfire in California’s history. “Our hearts go out to all of those affected by the terrible Camp Fire tragedy,” said Esina

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EASA’s High Level Conference – Expectations Not Met

Last week, the EASA High Level Conference on Drones took place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, as part of the Amsterdam Drone Week. At the “grand opening» of this event, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure & Water Management, and Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner of Transport, gave very lively

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Leonardo Deploys Falco EVO for Frontex Trials

Leonardo’s Falco EVO Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS), in a maritime patrol configuration, has been deployed from Lampedusa airport (Lampedusa Island) as part of the Frontex surveillance research programme to test its ability to monitor the European Union’s external borders. Frontex is exploring the surveillance capability of medium-altitude, long-endurance RPAS as

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Ghana Defends Zipline Costs

The Director-General of the Ghana Health Services (GHS), Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, has refuted allegations by the Minority National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Parliament that the contract sum for Fly Zipline Ghana Limited to airlift blood and essential drugs to remote health facilities using drones is too high. The Minority, in

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Wing to Launch Drone Deliveries in Finland in 2019

Wing, an Alphabet company that graduated from the X moonshot factory in July 2018, announced that it will start a new pilot in Finland beginning in the spring of 2019 in Helsinki, delivering goods and packages of up to 1.5 kilograms (about 3.3 pounds) within a distance of up to

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Bridge Inspections in the Age of Drones

Drones make bridge inspections safer and easier to document. A complementary 3-D bridge app developed by the Michigan Tech Research Institute also streamlines defect records. Bridging basic and applied research is more than a metaphor. There are 612,677 bridges in the U.S. and the annual Federal Highway Administration 2018 bridge

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Airbus Develops Drone Tracking Device

The Drone-it! device, collaboratively developed by Airbus Defence and Space, aims to tackle the issue of the risk of aircraft collisions by monitoring and separating drone traffic. Drones are can be difficult to detect, as they are small and often indistinguishable on radar. Drone-it! will contribute to real-time tracking

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Sky Power Intensifies Cooperation with Mejzlik Propeller

Due to the growing number of inquiries concerning complete drive units for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), the German manufacturer of 2-stroke and Wankel engines, Sky Power GmbH, has intensified its cooperation with Mejzlik Propeller from the Czech Republic. The objective is the development of propellers coordinated individually to the engine

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10,000+ Drone Flights a Day in Canberra by 2030

If the drone delivery scheme for Canberra takes off, there could be 11,000 flights a day, according to a scenario in a report written for the company behind the scheme. The economists at the AlphaBeta consultancy estimate that by 2030 there would be 5.6 million deliveries a year by drone

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HSE Joins Global Leaders at USDA (ARS) Unmanned Aerial Application Systems Workshop

Industry experts plan the future of unmanned aerial spraying Homeland Surveillance & Electronics, LLC (HSE-UAV) a veteran-owned, full-service UAV company, together with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA, ARS) and other subject-matter experts met for a 3-day Aerial Spray Conference focused on the expansion and integration of unmanned spraying systems. The

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Sky Power GmbH intensifies cooperation with Mejzlik Propeller

Due to the growing number of inquiries concerning complete drive units for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), the German manufacturer of 2-stroke and Wankel engines, Sky Power GmbH, has intensified its cooperation with Mejzlik Propeller from the Czech Republic. The objective is the development of propellers coordinated individually to the engine

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