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Rotorcraft Asia & Unmanned Systems Asia

We are less than 3 weeks away from Rotorcraft Asia and Unmanned Systems Asia 2019, taking place from 9 – 11 April 2019 at Changi Exhibition Centre, Singapore.

Visitors can experience first-hand the all new Urban Mobility Showcase which will demonstrate how the twin worlds of rotorcraft and unmanned technologies converge

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New VTOL UAV for Utilities, Wildlife and Disaster Inspection

To meet the growing demand for dedicated solutions in a wide range of drone enabled inspection tasks, Vertical Technologies have expanded their autonomous DeltaQuad Pro VTOL range with the DeltaQuad Pro #INSPECT. The DeltaQuad Pro #INSPECT exceeds all the specifications required for actionable inspection flights and is available with a

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NUAIR Continues UAS Performance Verification

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s release of the NPRM for Operations Over People last month highlights the significance of NUAIR’s recently completed ASTM parachute recovery system (PRS) standard test campaign. NUAIR recently partnered with Indemnis, the manufacturer of a UAS PRS that could be used during flights over people, to

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Russian Drone-Mounted Rifle C-UAS

Russia, whose forces have faced attacks from irregular groups using drones in Ukraine and Syria, is experimenting with a range of countermeasure approaches. On March 12, Russia’s Federal Service for Intellectual Property posted the registration of a novel counter-drone drone, an unmanned aerial interceptor vehicle built around a rifle. This

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HAPSMobile Hawk 30 to Start Flight Tests Soon

A secretive joint venture between SoftBank and U.S. aerospace company AeroVironment is poised to launch an experimental solar-powered drone to deliver connectivity for 5G and the Internet of Things. The Hawk 30 will have a curved “flying wing” design similar to a series of high-altitude solar drones that AeroVironment made

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Airbus’ Skyways Trials Shore-to-Ship Deliveries

Airbus has begun shore-to-ship trials in Singapore with its Skyways parcel delivery drone. Airbus claims that this marks the first time drone technology has been deployed in real port conditions to deliver a variety of small, time-critical maritime essentials to working vessels at anchorage. The maiden shore-to-ship delivery flight was

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Unifly Launches e-Identification and Drone Tracking

At the World ATM Congress in Madrid Unifly presented an e-Identification and tracking solution for drones. The device works in a completely independent fashion, with its own power source and sensors for position, altitude, temperature, pressure, speed and direction. As soon as the pilot attaches it to a drone, it

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US Army Starts Manned-Unmanned Training Programme

The US Army launched a manned-unmanned aircraft teaming demonstration programme on 14 March which is intended to help rotorcraft pilots better coordinate with autonomous drones in combat. Called the Advanced Teaming Demonstration Programme (A-Team), manned-unmanned teaming systems that are engineered could be installed on the service’s new Future Vertical Lift

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Swarming Drone Hackathon Challenge

The UK’s Dstl (Defence Science & Technology Laboratory), in partnership with the AFRL (US Air Force Research Laboratory), are hosting the ‘Swarm and Search AI 2019 Fire Hack‘. Simultaneous competitions in the UK and US will explore new and more efficient ways to plan and execute complex drone searches and

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Chinese Startup Focusses on Agritech

Back in 2009 Justin Gong and a group of friends he calls “The Geeks” designed their first drone. For the 21-year-old Chinese business student, the prototype was a means to an end. As a freelance cameraman and passionate nature lover, he could use the technology to capture unique shots of

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Clogworks Expands Dark Matter UAV Range

The Clogworks Dark Matter UAV range has been specifically designed to suit the needs of commercial operators. They are modular heavy-lift drones capable of carrying a variety of payloads and displaying several configurations. Paired with bespoke accessories, finished are the times when operators needed to buy a UAV per payload

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2019 Heritage Flight Practice

Day two of Heritage Flight 2019 is complete. Historic aircraft fly with an F-35 and F-22 at Davis-Monthan AFB during the certification course. Video by Senior Airman Kayla Palmer 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Source: YouTube

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UAVOS INC Drone Simulator

UAVOS INC. offers its customers a simulator for testing UAVOS autopilot control capabilities of different types of unmanned vehicles ranging from 1kg to 1200kg in different weather conditions. The simulator includes special software, as well as software for the ground control station, developed by UAVOS. The simulator allows to make

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Echodyne to Provide Radar for NASA UTM Program

Echodyne, the manufacturer of innovative, high-performance radars for government and commercial markets, announced that its radar platform has been selected by two Technology Capability Level 4 (TCL4) awardees of NASA’s UAS Traffic Management (UTM) program – Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and

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Russia Deploys 5 Eleron UAVs to Tajikistan

Servicemen of Russia’s 201st military base in Tajikistan have received advanced Eleron drones to form a battalion of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), the press office of the Central Military District said in a statement circulated on Wednesday. “Five newest Eleron systems have arrived for the Russian military base in Tajikistan

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eBee X Adds RedEdge-MX for Crop Analysis

senseFly, a provider of fixed-wing drone solutions, and MicaSense, a producer of drone sensors for agriculture, have announced a new dual solution for efficient, in-depth crop analysis—the senseFly eBee X with MicaSense RedEdge-MX. “We know from agricultural customers such as agronomists, crop consultants and researchers that deep, high-resolution crop data

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Small UAS Over People: A New Safety Paradigm

By Frank Frisbie and Suzette Matthews Principals, Washington Progress Group LLC FAA is taking the first significant step forward toward integration of UAS in the NAS. By Notice published on February 13, 2019 is proposing to allow small UAS under stated conditions to fly over members of the

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MQ-9 Reaper drone detachment in Poland is fully operational

Washington (UPI) Mar 8, 2019 –

The U.S. Air Force announced this week that a detachment of MQ-9 Reaper drones became fully operational in Poland on Mar. 1.

New facilities at Miroslawiece Air Base in Poland, where Air National Guardsmen, the Polish Air Force and private contractors operate the unmanned aircraft, were

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Northrop Grumman awarded $89M to support MQ-4C Triton system

Washington (UPI) Mar 12, 2019 –

Northrop Grumman was awarded an $89 million contract for sustainment and engineering support for the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft surveillance system.

The contract also involves technical expertise of field service representatives, logisticians and test support to ensure MQ-4C air vehicles and mission control and operator training

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XQ-58A Valkyrie demonstrator drone makes maiden flight

Washington (UPI) Mar 8, 2019 –

The XQ-58A Valkyrie demonstrator drone completed its inaugural flight this week at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.

The long-range, high subsonic unmanned aircraft completed its test objectives during a 76-minute flight Tuesday, according to news releases from the U.S. Air Force and Kratos Defense & Security

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Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition 2019

Where: San Francisco, California – Marines Memorial Club and Treasure Island. When: April 24th and 25th, 2019 April 24th in the MMC Ballroom You will hear content par excellence from a lineup of professionals who are making drones work and not conjecture on what might be possible sometime in the

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Skyborne Technology Acquires Costin Airport- Florida

Skyborne Technology, Inc., a developer, manufacturer and integrator of next generation manned and automated first responder communication, unmanned airship and drone aviation systems has acquired Costin Airport in Gulf County, FL for flight operations, manufacturing and unmanned aircraft systems training. Unmanned Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of unmanned systems and drones

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Uzbekistan Receives Ravens for Border Security

In an effort to secure and control key points of entry, the Uzbekistan Ministry of Defense thought that extra set of eyes could be the RQ-11B digital data link Raven – an unmanned aircraft system battled-tested by U.S. forces for the last decade. So they requested four of the systems

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