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U.S. launches new Unmanned & AI Systems integration event

MANAMA, Bahrain — U.S. 5th Fleet began a three-week unmanned and artificial intelligence integration event in Bahrain, Nov. 23, that will involve employing new platforms in the region for the first time. The event, called Digital Horizon, will advance the command’s efforts to integrate new unmanned technologies while establishing the

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US Launches Unmanned & AI Systems Integration Event

The U.S. 5th Fleet began a three-week unmanned and artificial intelligence integration event in Bahrain, Nov. 23, that will involve employing new platforms in the region for the first time. The event, called Digital Horizon, will advance the command’s efforts to integrate new unmanned technologies while establishing the world’s first

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Rakuten Announces ‘Rakuten Drone Gateway’

The Rakuten Group, Inc. has announced the full-scale launch of Rakuten Drone Gateway, a new platform that assists businesses and individuals who use drones by supporting drone flight operations and job matching for drone operators. The web-based platform aims to serve as a gateway for all those working with drones,

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A-7 Corsair II – Short, Ugly and Devastating

As the aviation industry in the 1950s and 1960s embraced supersonic speeds, defined avionics theory, and toyed with eccentric airframe designs, the A-7 Corsair II stood out as a peculiarly fascinating story. The Corsair II was a unique-looking warplane that lacked the supersonic capabilities of many aircraft of its time

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Insitu Pacific Software Engineer

Insitu Pacific is an established leader in the uncrewed aircraft systems industry and a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company. We are growing our team with exciting opportunities available for Software Engineers to contribute to cutting-edge programs – including the delivery of Tactical Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) to the Australian

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AURA Secures $75M for Wireless Network for UAVs

Following successful demonstrations of its proprietary network designed to enable remotely piloted commercial flights beyond visual line of sight, AURA Network Systems announced it has closed $75 million in funding, with $55 million committed by Fortress Investment Group, or its affiliates, and $20 million from previous investors Mudrick Capital Management

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DroneShield and XRG Partner for Extended Reality Training

DroneShield is pleased to advise it has teamed with xReality Group Ltd (ASX:XRG) (XRG) to provide eXtended Reality (XR) based counterdrone/C-UAS training solutions. XR includes Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR). It combines physical and digital simulation across the enterprise, defence and consumer markets. The XR

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US Army Tests Blood Delivery Drones

US Army drones are dropping packages of simulated blood over the Mojave Desert in an effort to find better ways to rush medical supplies to wounded troops as quickly as possible. In recent months, soldiers at Fort Irwin, Calif., have practiced gathering the drone cargo after the supplies drift to

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EU Drone Days 29-30 November in Brussels

The Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) and SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking are organising the EU Drone Days, taking place 29-30 November in Brussels, Belgium. Over the course of the event, participants will gain key insights into the Commission’s Drone Strategy 2.0., and join in discussions on how

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Fugro Teams with Carbonix for BVLoS Operations

Fugro is partnering with Australian drone manufacturer Carbonix to establish a new long-range drone capability. It is Fugro’s first partnership working towards long-range Beyond Visual Line of Sight missions, bolstering Fugro’s existing Geographic Information System (GIS) capability. Carbonix will supply Volanti and Ottano vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drones over

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MissionGO and Matador Consortium Complete UAS Proof of Value Operations in Texas

The successful completion of nine operations in Lubbock, TX last week marks a turn in uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) for West Texas and beyond. The Matador Uncrewed Aerial System (UAS) Consortium, co-developed by Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and 2THEDGE, LLC, is an industry & university partnership improving rural

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COPTRZ Works with BT on Drone Strategy

BT is pushing ahead with its adoption of drone technology and the training of its people. As a CAA registered RAE’s (Recognised Assessment Entities), BT chose COPTRZ for their capability to provide not only drone pilot training but also additional bespoke wraparound training solutions. In addition COPTRZ have supplied state-of-the-art

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Bayraktar Kizilelma UCAV Completes Automatic Taxi Tests

The Bayraktar KIZILELMA National Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle System was transferred to AKINCI Flight Training and Test Center in Çorlu, Tekirdağ at the beginning of the week. The first Automatic Taxi and Running Test conducted without safety ties, directed by Baykar Chairman of the Board and Technology Leader Selçuk Bayraktar,

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Iran Outsourcing Kamikaze Drone Production to Venezuela

Tehran, Caracas, and Moscow have been running a secretive air bridge just as Iran appears to be surging its transfer of attack drones to Russia, raising questions about whether these activities are linked. As the United States considers whether to ease sanctions on Venezuela in order to boost global oil

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Racing Drone Based Loitering Munitions System

LANIUS is Elbit Systems’ new drone-based search-and-attack loitering munition designed for short-range operation through deployment via a multicopter as well as by hand. The design is based on racing drones which allows LANIUS to utilize high degrees of speed and maneuverability to essentially rush a target before exploding. Elbit’s introduction

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Bristow UAS Pilot – Lydd

REPORTS TO: UAS Lead Pilot OVERALL PURPOSE OF ROLE: (brief overview of key focus of position) Responsible for the safe conduct of all UKSAR UAS operations, flying standards and regulatory compliance. PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Main Duties & Responsibilities: Person Specification Expected requirements Qualifications IT Skills Attributes Demonstrate Apply here

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FBI Probing Cases of Weaponized Drones Carrying Bombs in US

The FBI has been investigating several cases in the US where drones were weaponized to carry homemade bombs. In a Congressional hearing on Thursday, FBI Director Christopher Wray mentioned the investigations while discussing the danger of drones being used for attacks on US soil. “As the threat continues to grow,

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Primoco Sells 13 ‘One 150’ UAVs in November

Primoco UAV SE, a Czech UAV manufacturer, has announced a signature of a new contract for the delivery of 5 Primoco One 150 UAVs to a European client with a total value of EUR 3.65 million. The announcement of the new contract comes just a week after Primoco UAV SE

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Russian Soldiers Surrender to Ukrainian Drones

Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense shared a video in a tweet on Friday, taken from the vantage point of the drone and purportedly showed a Russian soldier walking in a grassy area with his hands up after surrendering. In the latest example of a flesh-and-blood soldier surrendering to a plastic-and-metal robot,

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China’s MD-22 hypersonic UAV could be strategic asset in near- or outer-space

Sydney, Australia (SPX) Nov 16, 2022 –

China has made significant advancements in the security and defence industries, and the Zhuhai airshow showcases its cutting-edge military weaponry technology. This includes concept fighter aircraft like the J-20 and J-16 as well as state-of-the-art unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), including stealth and hypersonic models

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Hermeus Completes Major Ramjet Trial

Hermeus has demonstrated turbojet to ramjet transition within its engine, Chimera. This is one of the most important technological feats to making operational hypersonic flight a reality. Chimera is a turbine-based combined cycle engine (TBCC) – which basically means it’s a hybrid between a turbojet and a ramjet. The ability

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UK Future Flight Challenge Funds AI Research for BVLOS Infrastructure Flights

The ‘Intelligent Drones for Port and Highways Technology’ (InDePTH) project, which is part of the ‘Future Flight Challenge Phase 3′ programme, has received government backing, thanks to major new funding available via research agency UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to help achieve an ambitious vision for the UK’s future drone

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Velodyne Lidar Supplies Lidar Sensors to GreenValley International

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. has announced a multi-year agreement to provide its lidar sensors to GreenValley International for handheld, mobile and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) 3D mapping solutions, including in GPS-denied environments. Velodyne is already shipping sensors to GreenValley as part of this agreement. GreenValley uses Velodyne’s Puck lidar sensors

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Epirus Invests $2.5M in DroneShield

DroneShield Ltd has advised that it has received a binding commitment from Epirus Inc. to raise US$2.5 million via a placement of 18,500,000 fully paid ordinary shares in the Company at $0.20 per Share. This represents a discount of 2.4% to the last closing price of 20.5c per Share. The

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