Tagged: UAS

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Skeyetech Gets Autonomous Flight Authorisation in Denmark

With its Skeyetech drone-in-box solution, Azur Drones recently obtained its first autonomous flight authorisation in Northern Europe, thereby opening the path to an operational deployment on an Oil&Gas sector major player’s site. The French autonomous drone will carry out safety and operations support missions there. The Denmark Civil Aviation Administration

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ZALA Kamikaze Drone to Complete Tests this Year

State tests of the KYB combat unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by ZALA Aero (part of the Kalashnikov group of companies of the Rostec state corporation) will be completed in 2021. This was reported to TASS during the international arms exhibition IDEX – 2021. KYB was shown in the UAE

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Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works’ Secretive ‘Speed Racer’ Program

Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works advanced projects bureau has officially revealed the design of its Speed Racer air vehicle. A computer-generated segment appeared in a video promoting Lockheed Martin’s StarDrive digital environment released ahead of the Air Force Associations’ 2021 Virtual Aerospace Warfare Symposium. The missile-shaped unmanned system is ostensibly intended

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Linebird Tests Transmission Drone on Energized Power Lines

Linebird’s team announced that they performed a successful test of their patent-pending UAS payload system with the Sensorlink Ohmstik on a live 115kV transmission structure in Virginia. While they had already proven the Linebird system was capable in a controlled energized test environment in September 2019, this was the first

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Piccolo and TASE400 LD Successfully Demonstrated on Aerosonde HQ

Textron Systems recently released this Aerosonde HQ Advantages video which demonstrates the Collins Aerospace Piccolo flight management capability and features the Collins Aerospace TASE400 LD Imaging System. Piccolo autopilots provide a complete integrated avionics solution that includes the flight control processor, inertial sensors, ported air data sensors, GPS receiver and

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UAE Army to Buy Chinese Golden Eagle CR500 VTOL UAVs

Back in November 2020, China North Industries Group Corporation Limited (NORINCO) announced that its Golden Eagle CR500 vertical take-off and landing UAV had completed final inspections and been cleared for delivery to an undisclosed costumer. An anonymous source at IDEX revealed that the UAE army plans to buy a bunch

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Piaggio Aerospace Invites Bidders

The process for the sale of the business complexes of Piaggio Aero Industries and Piaggio Aviation – the two companies in extraordinary receivership operating under the Piaggio Aerospace brand – enters its final stage. After the due diligence phase and after having received the relevant authorization from the Italian Ministry

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North Carolina Conducts First Drone Bridge Inspection

Last week, the Marc Basnight Bridge over Oregon Inlet became the first bridge in the state inspected using a drone as part of the regular biennial inspection process. The North Carolina Department of Transportation Inspection crews monitored live high-definition video feeds from the drone as it was flown around the

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Honda Files Patent for Drone-Equipped Motorcycle

Honda Motorcycles has just filed a patent application for a motorcycle-mounted drone with four rotors that sits in a housing in the extended tail of a motorcycle. It is intended to be completely autonomous so that it can be released on command and return automatically to the bike when needing

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Drones Protect Rare New Zealand Dolphins

New Zealand’s endangered Maui dolphins swim just below the surface of a small stretch of ocean off the west coast of the North Island. They’re being followed overhead by drones tracking their each and every movement, as part of a new government-backed project aimed at protecting the beloved sea creatures.

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UAS Airworthiness Policy Specialist – Avionics UK

Location: Gatwick, GB Company: Civil Aviation Authority Salary: Up to £55,000 dependent on experience Contract type: Full time, permanent We are the UK’s aviation regulator and recognised as a world leader in its field. Our activities are diverse, enabling the aviation industry to meet the highest safety standards, and we

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GA-ASI  Releases Image of Next-Gen Combat Drone

General Atomics released a new rendering of its brand new intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and strike UAV’s design on its Twitter account on Friday. The statement reads: “Our sturdy digital engineering and superior manufacturing practices ship inexpensive dominant weapon methods to the warfighter with the pace and lethality required

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Military, industry executives, government and researchers from across the globe are set to attend Counter-UAS

New York NY (SPX) Feb 26, 2021 –

The Counter-UAS Online Summit will provide a forum for military leaders, program executive officers, industry executives, academics and researchers to focus on CUAS operations across the US Military, Federal Government, Critical Infrastructure, public sector, and other soft target areas.

The event will take place

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Navy tests aerial logistics drone on USS Gerald Ford

Washington DC (UPI) Feb 23, 2021 –

Naval Air Force Atlantic tested a long-range aerial drone last weekend, the Navy announced.

The long-range cargo transport, dubbed Blue Water UAS, is designed to operate with Naval Forces that typically operate in heavy winds over open water and require aircraft to land on vessels

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Smooth touchdown: novel camera-based system for automated landing of drone on a fixed spot

Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Feb 24, 2021 –

Initially earmarked for covert military operations, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones have since gained tremendous popularity, which has broadened the scope of their use. In fact, “remote pilot” drones have been largely replaced by “autonomous” drones for applications in various fields. One such

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Schiebel Receives First Light UAS Operator Certificate in Europe for CAMCOPTER S-100 from Austro Control

Schiebel is the first Unmanned Air System (UAS) operator in Europe to receive the organisational approval certificate – Light UAS Operator Certificate (LUC) for its CAMCOPTER S-100 from Austro Control. Under the new European Union (EU) regulatory framework for civil UAS operators, it is possible to receive a LUC by

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AeroVironment Acquires AI Firm Intelligent Systems Group

AeroVironment, Inc. announced that it has acquired Progeny Systems Corporation’s Intelligent Systems Group (ISG), a leader in the development of artificial intelligence-enabled computer vision, machine learning and perceptive autonomy technologies and provider of related services to United States government customers. The acquisition will significantly accelerate AeroVironment’s development of advanced

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Airbus Shows Cargo Plane Drone Launcher

Airbus has just released a video showing an aerial target drone inside an A400M. The development of the UAV Launcher project has been performed in a non-traditional way This project is the result of a cooperation between Airbus as A400M integrator, Geradts GmbH for the launcher and SFL GmbH from

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Drone Tour of Porsche Museum in Stuttgart

In 2020, the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany was forced to close its doors to visitors. It reopened last May and meanwhile has been obliged to close again, but it will reopen on March 9. For those who won’t be able to visit due to travel restrictions, Porsche has provided

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Asylon Welcomes Former FAA Acting Administrator Dan Elwell Onto Advisory Board

Drone and robotic security company continues to work with industry leaders Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — Asylon, Inc., an American unmanned aerial system (UAS) and robotic perimeter security company, is pleased to announce former United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Deputy and Acting Administrator Daniel K. Elwell as an official member of

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GA-ASI and GKN Aerospace Expand Strategic Relationship

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and GKN Aerospace have signed a contract for GKN Aerospace to manufacture the advanced composite V-tails for GA-ASI’s new MQ-9B SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) from their Cowes facility in the United Kingdom. SkyGuardian is the baseline system of the UK Royal Air

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Northwest UAV and US Naval Research Laboratory Test a Hydrogen Powered UAV Propulsion System

Through a cooperative agreement, Northwest UAV (NWUAV) and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have successfully completed a hydrogen fuel cell prototype designed specifically for the high power-to-weight ratio and harsh operational requirements of unmanned systems. After a successful first operational test, NWUAV and NRL plan further developments to

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Georgia Develops Surveillance and Strike UAS

Tbilisi-based aviation plant TbilAviaMsheni (TAM) is developing Georgia’s first surveillance and strike unmanned aircraft system – the”T-31″ drone project for various military missions. “Two years ago, when we started working on the drone concept, it was clear to us that unmanned aerial vehicles would have promising future,” said Mr. Vazha

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