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AAUS Noise Regulation Working Group Draft Position Paper

The Australian Association of Unmanned Systems (AAUS) acknowledges the potential intrusion drone/RPAS operations can have on the public and that it is an issue of important concern to the community. AAUS also acknowledges that as Australia’s peak national body for the RPAS and emerging urban air mobility sectors, it has

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AeroVironment Wins U.S. Army Contract Valued at Up to $55 Million for Radio Frequency Modifications to Raven® B Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Potential contract options total as much as $55 million; initial base delivery order is $862,488 Hand-launched AeroVironment Raven is the most widely used military unmanned aircraft system in the world SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 13, 2019 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both

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Leonardo Invests in Solar-Powered Drone Capable of Perpetual Flight

Leonardo is accelerating the progress of technology and innovation in autonomous flight by investing in Skydweller Aero Inc., a US/Spanish start-up specialising in large-scale solar-powered unmanned air systems. The initiative will result in the development and deployment of the Skydweller drone, the world’s first fully electric unmanned aircraft capable of

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US Marines Narrow List of Capabilities for Large UAS

The US Marine Corps has narrowed the list of requirements for its proposed large unmanned aerial system (UAS) and is teaming with Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) on an unusual program to accelerate development of the technologies the UAS would need. Although the Marines operate a variety of small and

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US Navy Accepts First Hydrogen Powered UAS

The Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California took delivery of the Navy’s first ever hydrogen fuel cell powered rotary-wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) on 25 October 2019. The six-rotor UAS “HYCOPTER” has a blade tip-to-blade tip diameter of 7 feet, a takeoff weight of about 35 pounds with a five-pound

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EUROCAE Creates C-UAS Working Group

European standards agency EUROCAE approved the creation of Working Group 115 on Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) on 25 October 2019. WG-115 is established to develop standards to support the safe and harmonised implementation of Counter-UAS Systems into airport and ANSP systems. The scope of the WG is limited to surveillance,

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Lindsey Dreiling joins Kansas State Polytechnic as executive director of aviation strategy

SALINA — Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus has hired its first executive director of aviation strategy to help position the school as a global leader in the aviation industry. Lindsey Dreiling, who most recently served as deputy director of aviation and unmanned aircraft systems for the Kansas Department of Transportation,

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DroneResponders Summit May 4, 2020

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics, announced today the first co-located program for AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2020, the world’s largest unmanned systems event.

AUVSI and the Airborne International Response Team (AIRT), a 501(c)3 non-profit

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A-techSYN UAS projects

Gokhan Celik To properly understand what it is that A-techSYN would bring into a project, we should first mention who we are. A-techSYN is a private Irish SME. We started working on Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in 2013. The first product we developed is the PilotUS which is a generic

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Hexacopter to Inspect Glass Facades of Skyscrapers

Researchers from the Shenyang Institute of Automation at the Chinese Academy of Sciences presented a drone, designed to repair and maintain skyscrapers, a type of building that is becoming increasingly common in large Chinese cities. The team demonstrated the device at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS

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Lockheed Completes ATHENA Laser Demo for USAF

Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated its laser weapon system for the U.S. Air Force at a government test range at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where the system successfully engaged and shot down multiple fixed wing and rotary drones. The Advanced Test High Energy Asset (ATHENA) operated in a fully-netted engagement environment with

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US-Built QuadCopter with 70 Minutes Flight Time

TerraView, a California-based aerial technology company, has unveiled the RangePro X8 — an industrial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed to fly for more than 70 minutes in real-world conditions with a standard sensor payload. Proudly engineered and assembled in the USA, the RangePro X8 was engineered specifically for industrial, first

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FAA Grants BVLOS Approval for First Segment of New York’s 50-Mile Drone Corridor

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that the New York Unmanned Aircraft System Test Site at Griffiss International Airport in Rome has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly unmanned aircraft beyond visual line of sight within first segment of New York’s 50-Mile Unmanned Aircraft System Corridor being

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Microdrones Launches Three New Integrated UAS

Microdrones is releasing three new Integrated UAV Systems based on the heavy lifting power, resilience and efficiency of the Microdrones md4-3000 aircraft: the mdMapper3000DuoG VHR, the mdMapper3000DuoG, and the mdMapper3000 PPK. The company has also updated the mdTector1000CH4 LR with a Pergam Laser Methane Falcon sensor for detecting Methane (CH4)

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Iran Downs Unidentified Drone Near Gulf Coast

Iran shot down an unidentified drone that “infiltrated” near Bandar-e Mahshahr port on the Gulf coast on Friday, Iranian media reported, after the downing of a US drone nearly triggered air strikes earlier this year. IRIB, a state broadcaster, aired a short video purporting to show the interception of the

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GENIUS NY Announces Latest Semi-Finalists

Syracuse – GENIUS NY, a business accelerator program at CenterState CEO’s Tech Garden, announced 19 teams as semi-finalists in the competition’s fourth round. The companies, which are developing innovations in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), internet of things (IoT) and big data industries, were selected from a highly-competitive pool of

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European MALE RPAS in Convergence Phase

Airbus and its partners aim to finalise the scope and price of the European Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance (MALE) Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS) in the coming weeks, ahead of a planned first prototype flight in early 2023. Speaking in Manching on 6 November, Jana Rosenmann, head of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

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Draganfly Debuts on Canada Stock Exchange

Draganfly Inc. has announced that it will begin trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”) under ticker symbol “DFLY”. Chairman and CEO, Cameron Chell: “Dynamic industry expansion and recent regulatory and government positions on drone operations in North America focused on securing, promoting and adopting North American technology has Draganfly

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UK Awards £2m in C-UAV Contracts

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has announced that it has awarded nearly £2m to develop new capabilities to detect, disrupt, and defeat the hostile and malicious use of drones. Eighteen bids have been funded as part of the Countering Drones competition launched earlier this year by the then-Defence Secretary.

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Russia, Egypt Conduct Joint C-UAV Exercise Near Cairo

Joint Russian-Egyptian drills of air defense forces, dubbed the Arrow of Friendship-2019, are being held in Egypt on October 26 – November 7. Over 100 servicemen from Russia’s Southern Military District are taking part. “For the first time in modern history, joint air defense crews of Russia and Egypt conducted

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Tupolev TU-114 – World’s Fastest TurboProp Aircraft

The Tupolev Tu-114 Rossiya (Russian: Tyполев Тy-114 Poccия) (NATO reporting name Cleat) was a turboprop-powered long-range airliner designed by the Tupolev design bureau and built in the Soviet Union from 1956. It is the world’s first and only swept wing turboprop airliner. The aircraft was the largest and fastest passenger

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Israeli drone overflying Lebanon targeted by missile: army

Jerusalem (AFP) Oct 31, 2019 –
An anti-aircraft missile was fired Thursday at an Israeli drone over Lebanon, the Israeli army said, adding that the unmanned aircraft was not hit.

“A short while ago, an anti-aircraft missile was launched over Lebanese territory towards an IDF (Israeli army) UAV. The UAV was

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Swift Assists Bahamas Relief Efforts

The Government of Bahamas recently engaged Swift Engineering’s Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Team to support the country’s post-hurricane relief efforts. Following the Category 5 Hurricane that caused damage along with parts of its archipelago, the government engaged Swift to conduct 98 day and night mapping missions over two weeks. The

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