Tagged: UAS

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Angola Buys Aksungur Combat Drone from Turkey

Angola has recently purchased the Aksungur combat drone from Turkey, a move that is sure to bolster the country’s defense capabilities. Angola will be the new user of AKSUNGUR Armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UCAV), developed by Turkey, Ömer Yıldız, Deputy General Manager of TUSAŞ UAV Systems said this to CNN

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What is the Best Drone Defeat Technique?

What technique best defeats rogue drones? This question has surged into importance as threats from drones—becoming more and more capable and accessible—continue to increase dramatically. Counter-drone technologies are evolving quickly to stay ahead of the threat, offering capabilities to detect, identify, track—and sometimes defeat—rogue drones using various technologies. Whether to

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Verity Raises $32M as IKEA Deploys its Inventory Drones

Verity AG (Verity), creators of the first commercially successful inventory tracking solution powered by fully autonomous indoor drones, today announced completion of a 30M CHF ($32M USD) Series B funding round. The investment was led by A.P. Moller Holding with participation from Exor Ventures and existing and new investors. This

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Taiwan unveils portable attack drone as China tensions rise

Taichung, Taiwan (AFP) March 14, 2023 –

Taiwan unveiled its first portable attack drone on Tuesday, an unmanned aerial vehicle similar to a US model used in Ukraine’s fight against Russia, as China steps up military pressure on the island.

Taiwan’s 23.5 million people live under constant threat of an invasion

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Wingcopter and ZAL to Develop Hydrogen Power for Delivery Drones

Wingcopter, the German developer and operator of delivery drones, and Hamburg-based ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research GmbH have announced a development partnership. Together, they intend to explore the potential of green hydrogen to power Wingcopter’s drones, which are already purely electric, and develop a sustainable, hydrogen-based propulsion system. The

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Northrop Grumman Gets $57M US Navy MQ-4C Triton Support Contract for Australia

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, is awarded a $57,403,706 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00017) to a previously awarded contract (N0001921C0060). This modification exercises options to provide continued sustainment, engineering, logistics, and test support for MQ-4C Triton air vehicles, mission control and operator training systems; continued field service representative’s technical support

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IKEA Retail now has 100 Drones for Stock Inventory

One hundred autonomous drones are now flying in IKEA stores – the latest in IKEA Zaventem, Belgium – with Ingka Group being the first retailer to use such solution successfully at scale for stock inventory/ IKEA is constantly looking for new opportunities to innovate and create an even better experience

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Animal Dynamics’ Stork Parafoil UAV Selected for Royal Navy’s UAS Heavy Lift Challenge -Phase 2

Animal Dynamics – a UK technology company specialising in autonomous heavy-lift uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs) – has been selected to participate in the next phase of the Royal Navy’s Uncrewed Aerial Systems Heavy Lift Challenge (UASHLC) with its Stork STM parafoil UAV. The Stork STM is an autonomous aerial logistics

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Red Cat Holdings Invests in Firestorm Modular UAS Company

Red Cat Holdings, Inc. a military technology company integrating robotic hardware and software to protect and support the warfighter, has made a materially significant financial investment in Firestorm, an American company developing the first completely Modular Unmanned Aerial System (MUAS) that is 3D printed and payload agnostic. Firestorm is

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Inmarsat & Heron AirBridge Partner for UAV Integration in Singapore

Inmarsat has welcomed Singapore-based Heron AirBridge, a specialist in Uncrewed Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) in the Asia Pacific region, as the latest company to join its Velaris Partner Network, following a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed at Drones Asia. Working alongside regional regulators, the two companies will enable the

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Russian Su-27 Jets Down MQ-9 Over Black Sea

A U.S military MQ-9 surveillance drone crashed into the Black Sea on Tuesday after being intercepted by Russian fighter jets, in the first such incident since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine over a year ago. The Pentagon said that one of the Russian Su-27 jets struck the propeller of the drone,

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BMT Gets Patent for ‘SPARROW’, an Autonomous ‘Air-Ground Payload Transfer Device’

BMT, an international design, engineering, science, and risk management consultancy, has announced that it has been granted a patent by the U.K. Intellectual Property Office for a novel concept called ‘SPARROW’, an autonomous ‘air-ground payload transfer device’ with truly disruptive capabilities for drone delivery applications. Phil Metcalfe, Regional Business Director

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Military Research Unit to Unveil Taiwan-Developed Drones

A Taiwan top military research unit will unveil a series of domestically made attack drones in Taichung Tuesday, including a loitering munition similar to the United States’ AeroVironment Switchblade 300, a source told CNA. According to the unnamed source, the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) will unveil

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Maiden Flight for South African Startup’s Hydrogen-Electric STOL Drone

A Cape Town-based technology start-up, FlyH2 Aerospace, has announced the successful maiden flights of its hydrogen-electric Dragonfly V drone, which is designed for commercial use. The fixed-wing STOL drone, which is capable of carrying heavy payloads, has a range of potential applications including agriculture pest control, farm security, and wildlife

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AI-Powered Drone Technology Aids Elephant Conservation

If you want to track an elephant in the wild, it’s not easy. Traditionally, you have to attach a radio collar to it, which might interfere with the elephant’s natural movements. Now School of Engineering Professor Karen Panetta is developing drones equipped with a novel artificial intelligence system to track

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Video of Ukrainian Volunteer Regiment’s Drone Attack Russian Surveillance Tower

The Kraken Regiment, a Ukrainian volunteer regiment, released footage of a ‘kamikaze drone attack’ on a ‘autonomous Grenadier surveillance tower’. The Kraken Regiment, formed on February 24, 2022, the day Russia invaded Ukraine, said its intelligence forces “destroyed an autonomous Grenadier surveillance tower in Bryansk Oblast using a kamikaze drone.”

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