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Nordic Unmanned Acquires Emission Monitoring Firm Ecoxy

Nordic Unmanned has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares of Ecoxy, the leading Norwegian provider of accredited emission measurements for the shipping and oil and gas industry. Ecoxy is also accredited to verify GHG reporting under EU ETS. “Emission monitoring is a

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BAE Teams with Malloy on Electric Heavy-Lift UAS

BAE Systems and Malloy Aeronautics have announced plans to explore the development of an all-electric ‘heavy lift’ UAS as a potential new solution to deliver cost-effective, sustainable rapid response capability to military, security and civilian customers. The all-electric powered concept vehicle will be designed with a top speed of 140

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Wingcopter Drones Fly Blood Samples in Germany

26 kilometers (16 miles) between Greifswald and Wolgast – that is the distance over which Wingcopter drones recently transported blood samples in the Northeast German federal state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. The flights were carried out by Greifswald University Medical Center in cooperation with DRF Luftrettung and Wingcopter as part of

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Boeing to Build New Factory to Produce MQ-25 Stingray

Boeing will build the US Navy’s newest carrier-based aircraft at a new high-tech facility in Illinois, bringing the benefits of digital aircraft design and production to the Navy and up to 300 advanced manufacturing jobs to the greater St. Louis region. The new 300,000 square-foot facility at MidAmerica St. Louis

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Gatwick 2018 analysis at Airprox Reality Check

A new page https://www.airproxrealitycheck.org/gatwick2018 dedicated to analysing the events at Gatwick in December 2018 (known as Operation Trebor) is being hosted by Airprox Reality Check. The page has already been cited by Brendan Schulman former DJI Vice President of Policy and Government Relations in a recent interview, the overall

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CAP 2248: Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems

There are many potential opportunities for operators of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) to carry goods classified as ‘dangerous’, such as transporting medical supplies to remote areas. This publication provides guidance to RPAS operators on the requirements and application process to gain approval from the CAA to carry dangerous goods

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USSOCOM to receive Robotican indoor unmanned reconnaissance drone systems

Robotican has successfully delivered its first indoor UAS to the USSOCOM for operational evaluation. The Gallo is an unmanned reconnaissance system that enables rapid, live situational awareness and forward observation in confined spaces, such as subterranean environments or inside buildings. The Gallo is the first hybrid unmanned platform that has

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Pix4D is at InterGeo to showcase terrestrial RTK scanning solutions, new licenses and promotions

Pix4D, the market leader in photogrammetry solutions, is attending the Intergeo 2021 conference to share its latest news and technological developments. This includes live demos of its terrestrial data collection hardware and software solution of PIX4Dcatch and the viDoc RTK rover for iPhone Pro and iPad Pro, as well as

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New Cargo Drone “Hammerhead eV20” was presented at UAV Expo Americas 2021

The new drone Hammerhead eV20 from Airlogix company aroused considerable interest at the Commercial UAV Expo Americas 2021. Fellow developers, potential partners, and investors praised the machine and identified opportunities for future cooperation with Airlogix. – We are very pleased with the results of our participation in the exhibition. It

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GA-ASI SeaGuardian flies first approved Point-to-Point UAS flight in UK

RAF LOSSIEMOUTH – September 2021 – The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for the first time approved a point-to-point domestic flight of an unmanned aircraft that utilized the UK’s airways structure when General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) flew its MQ-9B SeaGuardian® Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) from Lincolnshire, England to

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Messerschmitt Bf 109

The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was the first truly modern fighter. With its all-metal stressed-skin construction, mono-wing design, enclosed cockpit, and retractable landing gear, it had no equal. It was the fastest military plane in the sky for six years — until another German plane, the Focke-Wulf Fw 190, supplanted it.

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Leonardo and Northrop Grumman Team on Future Rotorcraft UAS Opportunities

Leonardo and Northrop Grumman have announced their intention to jointly pursue opportunities in the Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) domain. Drawing on Leonardo’s expertise in rotorcraft and Northrop Grumman’s capabilities in advanced aeronautics and next generation autonomous uncrewed aerial systems, the companies will focus on jointly

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UMS Skeldar V-150 Platform First BVLOS Flight

UMS Skeldar has announced the successful Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flight as part of ECARO’s customer service operations project. UMS Skeldar participated in three weeks of flight demonstrations at Grottaglie Airport in Italy – deploying a full crew, remote pilot station and the V-150 platform. The trials were

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Raytheon Demos Coyote Variant for ALE Air Vehicle Requirement

Raytheon Missiles & Defense has completed the first flight test of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) configuration, based on its Coyote Block 3 Non-Kinetic (Block 3NK) reusable UAS design, which it is advancing as an intended air vehicle solution for the US Army’s embryonic Air Launched Effects (ALE) programme. Conducted

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World’s First Hands-Free Jetpack Prototype Revealed

The world’s first hands-free jetpack created by two British entrepreneurs has been revealed. These are the first images ever released of Maverick Aviation’s prototype, which promises to transform the way challenging maintenance, inspections and rescues are carried out worldwide. The jetpack is the brainchild of Hollywood animatronics expert Matt Denton

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SeaGuardian Flies First Approved Point-to-Point UAS Flight in UK

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority for the first time approved a point-to-point domestic flight of an unmanned aircraft that utilized the UK’s airways structure when General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) flew its MQ-9B SeaGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft from Lincolnshire, England to Moray, Scotland on Sept. 12, 2021. The GA-ASI-owned

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L3 Harris Specialist, Pilot

L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to

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Iris Automation Partners with Doosan Mobility Innovation for Safer, Fuel Cell-Powered Drones

SEOUL, South Korea and RENO, Nev., Iris Automation today announced the company has partnered with Doosan Mobility Innovation (DMI) for the integration of its Casia detect and avoid (DAA) system with DMI’s family of hydrogen powered systems and drones. The joint solution will enable DMI’s clients to operate safer advanced

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Clean urban air travel to become reality as Urban-Air Port announces development plan for 65 urban air mobility infrastructure hubs worldwide in partnership with Hyundai Motor Group

· Urban-Air Port and Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group announce plans to develop 65 electric urban-air ports worldwide to make clean urban air travel a reality. · World’s first electric urban-air port – ‘Air-One’ – to open in Coventry, UK, in early 2022

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AE Industrial Partners Acquires Jennings Aeronautics; Combining with Portfolio Company UAV Factory

Boca Raton, FL, September 14, 2021 – AE Industrial Partners, LP (“AEI”), a US-based private equity firm specializing in aerospace, defense & government services, space, power generation, and specialty industrial markets, announced today that it has expanded its Unmanned and Autonomous platform through the acquisition of Jennings Aeronautics, Inc. (“JAI”),

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Fortem Technologies Conducts Counter Drone Test For Department Of Defense Customer

Fortem Technologies, leaders in airspace security and defense for detecting and defeating dangerous drones, announced successful performance in detecting small UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) before a team of U.S. Government evaluators based on an Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (IWTSD) requirement in May 2021. The event focused on testing various

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The Drone Racing League and Algorand Partner to Disrupt Sports and Gaming With Blockchain as the 2021-22 DRL World Championship Season Launches on NBC and Twitter

Today, the Drone Racing League, the world’s premier professional drone racing property, and Algorand, the leading high-performance blockchain platform, announced a long-term partnership that has no modern precedent in sports and entertainment. Recognized globally for cutting-edge technology, immersive sports entertainment, and thrilling, high-speed drone racing, DRL will bring to life

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Involi launches a new air traffic receiver – The G-1090

Lausanne, Switzerland: In its vision to enable a sky where drones fly safely alongside manned aviation, INVOLI launches a new generation air traffic signal receiver: the G-1090, specifically created to resist to harshest weather and electronically noisy environments and to bear the CE/FCC label. The G-1090 detects aviation transponder signals

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