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GA-ASI Completes First Production-Representative MQ-9B SkyGuardian

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. has completed the first production-representative MQ-9B SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). First flight of this aircraft took place on March 30, 2020 at GA-ASI’s Flight Operations Facility in El Mirage, California. “With first flight of the production-representative aircraft, we remain on schedule for delivering MQ-9B

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Northrop Grumman M-ACE C-UAS in Final Testing Phase

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems has completed US government testing of its programmable Light Weight 30 mm Proximity Sensing Ammunition (LW30 PROX) round, and is moving towards qualification and fielding of the round to US Army and US Marine Corps air defence echelons within the year. A company-funded development, which draws

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Leonardo Extends Training Services to UAS

Leonardo is extending its training services capabilities to include rotorcraft unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to provide 360° training solutions to its growing customer base for maximised mission effectiveness and safety. The Company has recently obtained an Authorized Training Organization Certificate for UAS released by ENAC (Italian National Civil Aviation Authority).

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Final 3 Teams in First FirePoint C3 Challenge

The FirePoint Innovations Center at Wichita State University has announced the final three teams have been selected in the first-ever FirePoint C3 Challenge. With a combined $35,000 in funding to bring their concepts to life, the three teams will now begin putting their heads—and designs—together, collaborating to build the U.S.

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Japan to Require Drone Licenses for BVLoS Flights

The Japanese government plans to establish a licensing system for operating drones when the flights are beyond the operator’s line of sight. The proposal comes as the government hopes for increased usage of unmanned vehicles for purposes such as delivering daily necessities and medicine, or assisting security patrols in areas

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First Order for FLIR Black Hornet Vehicle Reconnaissance System

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced that the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment has procured one of the company’s Black Hornet Vehicle Reconnaissance Systems (VRS) as part of an innovative base protection program. The order represents the first sale of an integrated VRS system for FLIR. The Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) is

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Abionica Solutions and UAV Navigation Team on UAV Certification

UAV Navigation, a Spanish company in Flight Control Systems Solutions to UAVs, has signed a collaboration Agreement with Abionica Solutions-specialized company in engineering systems, avionics and UAVs Certification areas, to achieve their customers’ systems certification. One of the biggest challenges to UAV providers and operators in this market is the

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TerraView Introduces its Second All-American UAV

TerraView, a California-based unmanned aircraft system (UAS) development and manufacturing company, has unveiled the RangePro X8P – Pixhawk, a follow-up model to last year’s RangePro X8, now with system components and options that meet federal government and Department of Defense (DoD) guidelines. Like its predecessor, the RangePro X8P is an

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World’s First Internationally Piloted Drone Delivery

Swoop Aero has become the first drone logistics company globally to operate a fleet of aircraft from outside the country of operation. This capability was deployed in order to support the Malawian national government’s health system as they commence their response to the current pandemic. With the backing of the

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Drones Vs Covid 19 – Around the World

Drones are being used in a variety of ways around the world in face of the current pandemic – mainly to inform, enforce restrictions and to sanitise. Rather than dozens of individual posts, we’re collated some highlights into this one mega-post to hopefully make it all more easily digestible… UK

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University of South Australia Working on ‘Pandemic Drone’ to Detect Coronavirus

A ‘pandemic drone’ to remotely monitor and detect people with infectious respiratory conditions is being developed by the University of South Australia (UniSA) in partnership with a Canadian company. The drone will be fitted with a specialised sensor and computer vision system that can monitor temperature, heart and respiratory rates,

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GA-ASI Installs New Predator Mission Trainer at FTTC

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. has installed a new Predator Mission Trainer (PMT) at its Flight Test and Training Center (FTTC) in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The aircraft flight simulator, produced by CAE, will be used to train operators of MQ-9 Block 5 Remotely Piloted Aircraft. GA-ASI offers a

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TEOCO to Futureproof Telstra’s UAV strategy

TEOCO, a provider of analytics, assurance and optimization solutions to over 300 communication service providers (CSPs) and OEMs worldwide, has announced that it has been selected by Australian telecommunications company Telstra to assist with the development of its UAV strategy. Telstra will use TEOCO’s AirborneRF solution to assess the readiness

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US Marine Corps to Double UAS Squadrons by 2030

The U.S. Marine Corps is planning to change its aviation community significantly as part of a long-range effort to align its force structure more with the National Defense Strategy, including doubling the number of unmanned aerial system (UAS) squadrons and deactivating three rotary-wing squadrons. In a March 23 release, the

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Yates Launches AVIUS Air Delivery for Humanitarian Relief

Yates Electrospace Corporation has announced the launch of a civilian subsidiary, AVIUS Air Delivery, to provide immediate air response for humanitarian relief efforts, natural disasters and pandemics such as the current COVID-19 crisis, based on the technology of their successful 1-ton, military resupply glider Silent Arrow. Silent Arrow’s tightly

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SUGUS – European Union Project to Speed Up EGNSS Use

Spain’s GMV has been awarded the SUGUS project (Solution for E-GNSS U Space Service), which aims to speed up the take-up of GNSS and Galileo in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) segment. SUGUS, an 18-month, 485,000-euro, European Union R&D project, is to be carried out by a GMV-led consortium involving

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Oshkosh Highlights – EAA AirVenture 2019

AirshowStuff and This Is Flight present some of the best highlights of EAA AirVenture 2019 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in a video of just over 50 minutes… Look for massive warbird formations, the Twin Tiger Aerobatic Team (RIP Mark Nowosielski), the Yak-110 prop/jet hybrid, the XP-82 Twin Mustang, a gathering of

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AAUS Industry Champions 2020 Announced

AAUS is proud once again to recognise individuals and organisations that have made a significant contribution to the Australian unmanned systems industry. For the 2020 awards, over 100 nominations were received for the 5 award categories highlighting the strength of our rapidly developing industry. The finalists made impressive reading

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Ascent Vision Offers Resources to Support with Coronavirus COVID- 19 Outbreak

Ascent Vision Technologies (AVT), Montana-based company that specializes in delivering technology solutions for counter small unmanned aerial systems (C-sUAS) and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), is volunteering additional services and facilities to help support with the increase in demand of medical supplies, as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues

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Liteye Earns Additional CUAS Contract as Part of Critical US Defense Industrial Base for COVID-19

Colorado Manufacturer promotes stability in Defense Industrial Base,provides key Counter UAS (CUAS) Systems during turbulent times Centennial Colorado — Liteye Systems, Inc, a world leader in Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (CUAS), announced the receipt of an add-on specialty production order for $3M. The contract will ensure delivery

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China’s Geely Auto Delivers New Car Keys by Drone

Geely Auto launched its own proprietary online sales system that offered consumers the complete one stop solution for ordering online that included the modification of vehicle specifications, online financing and insurance as well as giving the option of establishing a home delivery in a contactless solution. Geely Auto has also

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