Tagged: Design

Thumbnail for 81192

Swiss Army Hermes 900 Crash Due to Design Flaw

An Israeli investigation into last year’s crash of a drone ordered by the Swiss army has found that the cause was a structural design flaw which has since been fixed. The Hermes 900 HFE unmanned aircraft crashed during a test flight last August in the Israeli desert, where it was

Read Full Article Here

Thumbnail for 81194

Northrop Grumman to Develop Sense-and-Avoid Solution for Triton

The US Navy (USN) has issued Northrop Grumman with a prototype and risk reduction contract for the development of a sense-and-avoid (SAA) capability for the MQ-4C Triton high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). With the USN having previously sought SAA solutions that ultimately failed to meet its requirements, Northrop

Read Full Article Here

Thumbnail for 81128

FlytLaunch – Witness the official release of the all-new Hextronics Global Drone docking station

Hextronics is set to launch the all-new “Hextronics Global,” one of the smallest and most affordable drone-nests in the industry that boasts a sleek, metal-body design and robotic battery-swapping capabilities for increased efficiency. Perform fully autonomous operations across several use cases with the Global’s robust design—built to thrive in remote

Read Full Article Here

Thumbnail for 81081

Wingcopter – AI Software Developer

Do you want to shape the future of aviation? Do you share our vision of saving and improving lives through technology with a purpose? Then join our ambitious team of young talents and experienced professionals! We at Wingcopter design innovative, high-performance drones that are operated all over the world in

Read Full Article Here

Aeronautics Orbiter 4 Designed for Maritime Patrol Missions

Aeronautics Group introduces its Orbiter 4 small tactical UAS, capable of performing long-range, long-endurance maritime patrol missions. The Orbiter 4’s high-performance EO/IR and MPR payloads are ideal for maritime monitoring, gas and oil rigs protection, illegal activity tracking, and search & rescue. It has already been fully integrated into the

Read Full Article Here

Jaunt Air Mobility Announces Design and Manufacturing Operations in Canada and the appointment of Eric Côté as President

Dallas, TX, Jaunt Air Mobility announced today the company plans to open design and manufacturing operations in Canada. Jaunt Air Mobility takes the first step in expanding its global reach by appointing Eric Côté to head its Canadian operations. “Our announcement today to locate our design and manufacturing operations to

Read Full Article Here

Drone Delivery Startup Manna Raises $25M

Manna announces a $25M Series A led by Draper Esprit, with participation from Team Eurpope, DST Global, and with participation from existing investors Dynamo Ventures, Atlantic Bridge, and Elkstone. Manna designs, builds and operates unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) which perform high-speed deliveries of cargo up to 3kgs (6.5lbs) in

Read Full Article Here

XP-55 Ascender – The Backwards Fighter

World War II brought the world some of the best aeronautical engineering designs ever created. And although many of these innovative designs definitely pushed all boundaries, several of them never made the cut. One of these unusual designs was the Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender. This was a strange-looking plane, so much

Read Full Article Here

Martin UAV Selected to Prototype Navy UAS

The Navy selected Martin UAV‘s V-BAT for a VTOL UAS prototyping and development effort in order to fulfill new technological requirements driven by the changing nature of threats in austere operating environments. Martin UAV was one of thirteen respondents to the Navy’s Mi2 Challenge and was later down selected with

Read Full Article Here

Wingcopter Announces World First Triple-Drop Delivery Drone

Wingcopter, the German developer, manufacturer and service-provider of Unmanned Aircraft Systems for commercial and humanitarian applications, introduced its new drone generation, the Wingcopter 198. The Wingcopter 198 is an all-electric, vertical-take-off-and-landing (eVTOL), fixed-wing drone that has been designed from the ground up to meet aviation safety and reliability requirements. The

Read Full Article Here

US Navy Tests Vanilla UAV from a Moving Truck

A Vanilla ultra endurance land-launched unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) participated in U.S. Pacific Fleet’s Unmanned Integrated Battle Problem (UxS IBP) 21 at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu. The VA001 Vanilla is long-endurance aircraft (MALE) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) designed and built by Vanilla Aircraft for military forces intelligence, surveillance

Read Full Article Here

Embraer and Brazilian Air Force Sign MOU to Study UAS

Embraer and the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that establishes a cooperation for the study and evaluation of the necessary capabilities for the conceptual design and development of advanced unmanned aircraft system to meet FAB’s needs. “This is a unique opportunity for the Brazilian

Read Full Article Here

Drone-Based Hoverboard Lifts Off in LA

After years of research and design, tech inventor Hunter Kowald unveils a fully functional hoverboard — and this one actually flies. in recent years, hoverboard prototypes had been released that fall just short of the typical space-age expectation. While LEXUS debuted its skater-inspired board which hovers through the use of

Read Full Article Here

Skydweller Aero validates initial flight hardware and autopilot software

Oklahoma City OK (SPX) Apr 21, 2021 –

Skydweller Aero Inc., a U.S.-Spanish aerospace company developing solar powered aircraft for defense and commercial industries, today announced the successful flight demonstration of the company’s initial aircraft control, actuation, and sensor technology systems, after rigorous software design, installation, and ground testing.

The company led

Read Full Article Here

PowerEgg X Drone Recognized With 2021 iF Design Award

PowerEgg X has been selected as a winner of this year’s iF Design Award for product design. Each year, iF International Forum Design GmbH organizes one of the world’s most celebrated and valued design competitions: the iF DESIGN AWARD. iF Design Awards are a world-renowned design prize based in Hannover,

Read Full Article Here

New UAS ZALA 421-16E5G Presented at ZALA EXPO

ZALA AERO GROUP presented a new unmanned system ZALA 421-16E5G at the closed exhibition ZALA EXPO, which began on April 19 in Moscow. The domestic unmanned aerial vehicle with a hybrid power plant ZALA 421-16E5G is designed for long-distance flights. The non-aerodrome-based system is capable of providing aerial monitoring covering

Read Full Article Here

Skydweller Aero Inc. Validates Initial Flight Hardware and Autopilot Software

Skydweller Aero Inc., a U.S.-Spanish aerospace company developing solar powered aircraft for defense and commercial industries, today announced the successful flight demonstration of the company’s initial aircraft control, actuation, and sensor technology systems, after rigorous software design, installation, and ground testing. The company led preliminary testing of their proprietary autonomous

Read Full Article Here

EASA Virtual Event -The new design verification process for authorising drone operations in the ‘specific’ category medium risk – SAIL III and IV

Date & time07/05/2021, 10:00 – 11:30 AM (UTC+2) DescriptionThe new European Drone regulation came into force at the end of December 2020. Drone operations, either for commercial or leisure purposes, are now subject to the same conditions right across Europe. While the ‘open’ category covers a concrete range of

Read Full Article Here

Sony Airpeak – Elevating Creativity

Sony has updated the development status of its upcoming drone, Airpeak, announcing that they are combining their expertise in imaging, sensing and AI robotics technology in a continuous development of Airpeak. At CES 2021, Airpeak was unveiled as a drone system designed with professional filming in mind. From the perspective

Read Full Article Here

Elroy Air Chaparral wins Green Good Design 2021 award

GREEN GOOD DESIGN’s goal is to bestow international recognition to those outstanding individuals, companies, organizations, governments, and institutions – together with their products, services, programs, ideas, and concepts-that have forwarded exceptional thinking and inspired greater progress toward a more healthier and more sustainable universe. The Elroy Air Chaparral is an

Read Full Article Here

Xelevate Solutions UAS test site Grand Opening

Xelevate is a site designated exclusively to test, train, develop, innovate, and demonstrate Unmanned Systems. At our world-class facility, you and your team can exercise new tactics, techniques and procedures critical to your business and those you support. With on-location labs, and varied operational areas, you can test, tinker, tweak,

Read Full Article Here

The Whale – Northrop Grumman’s 1980s Stealth Aircraft

Northrop Grumman’s stealth aircraft that was built in secrecy during the 1980s represents a major milestone in surveillance aircraft technology. Tacit Blue — nicknamed “the whale” for its unusual shape — was an experimental prototype that demonstrated that aircraft could spy on enemy operations without being detected by radar. During

Read Full Article Here

Full Throttle Aerial UAS Scorpion XL

The SCORPION XL UAS is the first of its type super heavy lift drone. With its large frame, the UAS is capable of transporting a broad variety of payloads weighing up to 1000 pounds. Both top and bottom mounting options allow for unparalleled versatility. The existing prototype is an impressive

Read Full Article Here

Challenge One of the World’s Greatest Aircraft Designers to Help Save Snow Leopards

For more than a decade, Kashmir World Foundation (KwF) has been operating aircraftaround the world protecting endangered cats, rhinos, sea turtles, and many otherspecies. We integrate airframes with power and propulsion systems to carry sensors,high-performance computers, and special components needed to perform our missions. Operating on battery or liquid fuel,

Read Full Article Here

D-Fend Solutions Offers Significantly Expanded Counter-Drone Coverage with a Multi-Sensor Command & Control Central Management Solution

D-Fend Solutions – the leader in counter-drone, radio frequency-based, cyber-takeover technology, today announced the general availability of its new Multi-Sensor Command & Control system (MSC2). MSC2 is a central management solution designed to control multiple sensors of EnforceAir, D-Fend Solutions’ flagship anti-drone solution that detects rogue drones, identifies them and

Read Full Article Here