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Another Embry-Riddle First: Penguin C Aircraft Added for UAS Flight Training

BY Ginger Pinholster Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recently became the only university to acquire the Penguin C – one of the most sophisticated long-endurance, long-range professional unmanned aircraft systems on the market today – specifically for flight training. The arrival of three Penguin C aircraft earlier this year instantly transformed Embry-Riddle,

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World’s Only Flying Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet

 The Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet was a German rocket-powered interceptor aircraft. Designed by Alexander Lippisch, it is the only rocket-powered fighter aircraft ever to have been operational and the first piloted aircraft of any type to exceed 1000 km/h (621 mph) in level flight. Its performance and aspects of

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Sky Power Picks Ersa Soldering Tools

The German UAS-engine manufacturer Sky Power is refining its production, and in this context has put Ersa soldering tools into operation. These are used in the in-house electronics workshop. The new soldering tools are Ersa i-CON 1 soldering stations with integrated solder fume extraction. These are used for the conversion

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GA-ASI and Raytheon Prove New Digital Sensors

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and Raytheon Deutschland GmbH based in Freising, Germany, have successfully proven the performance of a recently developed Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) sensor called the Advanced Radar Detection System (ARDS). The payload was integrated in a wing-mounted pod and test-flown on an MQ-9 RPAS. “We’re

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Unifly partners with Terra Drone India to support UTM in India

Unifly and Terra Drone India collaborate to support drone traffic management in India. Belgium-based Unifly, a leader in Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM), is entering the India market through a partnership with Terra Drone India Antwerp, Belgium – February 13, 2019 – Unifly NV, the leading drone traffic management provider, has

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Remote GeoSystems Partners with Purdue University, Provides $111,000 Software Donation to Drone Degree Program

WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana/FORT COLLINS, Colorado – Remote GeoSystems, Inc., a provider of immersive geospatial video, photo and data recording and reporting software for survey and inspection, is partnering with Purdue University with a gift to the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) degree program and laboratory. The UAS program at Purdue focuses

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Insitu Commercial Solutions – Australia Obtains Approval for Remote Air Operations in Papua New Guinea

Insitu Commercial Solutions (operating through Insitu Pacific Pty. Ltd.) recently conducted a series of aerial data collection operations in Papua New Guinea (PNG) after obtaining its first approval to undertake commercial Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) operations in the country. A “first” for Insitu Commercial Solutions, this activity also is a

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Simlat Introduces a Counter-UAS Simulation Application

Simlat’s new Counter-UAS simulation will provide operators with a high-fidelity capability to train for, research and plan Counter-UAS operations. February, 2019 – Simlat has developed a simulation capability for counter-UAS (C-UAS) operations. The new simulation module allows the emulation of various sensors and effectors with diverse capabilities and technologies. High

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US Army Uses New “Macbook”-Sized Tablet to Operate Multiple-Small Drones

The US Army is refining new small drone combat tactics to accommodate emerging technologies such as AI-enabled command and control, higher resolution sensors, faster computer processing, multi-drone control “tablets” and streamlined multi-drone interoperability. An Army-developed “Macbook”-size computer tablet enabling ground soldiers to control multiple drones on a single system, for

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FLYMOTION/E-ONE Mobile Drone Command Trailer

FLYMOTION, a provider of unmanned systems, innovative technology solutions and system integration has introduced its newest Mobile Drone Command Trailer built in partnership with E-ONE, a subsidiary of REV Group and a leading manufacturer of fire apparatus, made its debut at Fire Rescue East Conference and Trade Show in Daytona

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Industry Experts Outline Real-World UAS Usage Scenarios to Advance Safe Integration of Unmanned Aircraft into the National Airspace System

NUAIR Alliance members showcased how tests at the New York State UAS Test Site can support this mission during two-day conference in Syracuse SYRACUSE, N.Y. – More than 40 unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry experts from 20 global companies came together with the Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research (NUAIR) Alliance

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New Company for US Army’s Elite Aviation Regiment

For the first time in nearly a decade, the U.S. Army’s elite 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment has added a new unit to its ranks. The creation of the additional separate company comes as the Regiment, also known as the Night Stalkers, which is best known for providing premier special

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Israel Plans for Drone Regulations

Regulation governing the operation of drones in Israel is getting underway. The Israel Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) recently published for public comment new draft regulations designed to bring order into drone operations, with an emphasis on safety. Some of the regulations will be difficult to enforce, for example, limiting the

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SpektreWorks Ground Control Station

Introducing the SpektreWorks Ground Control Station! The SGCS has been designed based on decades of collective UAS user experience feedback. It features a built-in UPS, Mil-Spec connectors, and utilizes Windows 10 for universal compatibility with UAS Operating Software. It is the core of a new family of UAS ground support

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Natural Power Acquires Ascent Technologies

Renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has acquired the Texas-based firm Ascent Technologies – a developer of software for commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operations. The specialist software, which has been developed by Ascent Technologies during the course of the past two years, will enable Natural Power to

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US GAO Recommends Improvements to RPAS Operator Career Development

The Government Accountability Office Report on Air Force Pilot Promotion Rates recommends that the US Air Force review its oversight process for managing the non-operational staff positions, including those for RPA pilots, to identify opportunities to increase efficiencies. DOD concurred with this recommendation. What GAO Found The promotion rates for

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France Approves Skeyetech Autonomous Drone Flights

Azur Drones has just received the first and only Directorate-General for Civil Aviation (DGAC) approval for a fully-automated drone – Skeyetech system – which takes off from a docking station and requires no remote pilot. This specific approval is unprecedented since any authorized flight scenario in France requires a qualified

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Planck Aero Test Flights from Moving Ground Vehicles

Planck Aerosystems (Planck Aero) recently received authorization from Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, Air Traffic Control (ATC) to test the Shearwater sUAS in controlled airspace and at night. Planck’s Shearwater sUAS repeatedly preformed successful autonomous takeoffs and precision landings onto a moving, off-road ground vehicle with centimeter-level accuracy in

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UK Watchkeeper Achieves Full Operational Capability

The British Army has declared full operational capability (FOC) for the Watchkeeper tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAS), Jane’s has learned. The milestone, known as FOC 2, was “achieved on 30 November 2018”, said a senior military source, although the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) chose at the time not to

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