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Asylon and Boston Dynamics Integrate Ground Robots into DroneCore

Asylon, Inc. has announced its partnership with the world-leading robotic research and development company Boston Dynamics to integrate their unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), Spot, into the Asylon DroneCore Robotic Perimeter Security platform. As the post-COVID world begins to take shape, security and remote access monitoring have emerged as board-level concerns.

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Increasing Adoption of Aerial Delivery Drones Driving Autonomous Last-Mile Delivery Market: Fact.MR

Fact.MR’s recent research study on global autonomous last mile delivery market forecasts an impressive growth on the back of technological advancements in delivery systems. Demand for autonomous last mile delivery is skyrocketing with the rising adoption of autonomous vehicles for the delivery of products without any human intervention. The market

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Air Force testing new capabilities for MQ-9 drone during exercise

Washington DC (UPI) May 4, 2021 –

The 174th Attack Wing is working with multiple Pentagon contractors and academic researchers to establish new capabilities for the MQ-9 Reaper drone aircraft, the Air National Guard announced Tuesday.

According to a press release from the wing, the new capabilities include battlefield and airspace communications

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Virginia Tech Survey Shows People Love Drone Deliveries

Christiansburg, Virginia, a town of roughly 22,000 people, is the site of the most advanced residential drone delivery trial in the United States, launched by the Alphabet subsidiary Wing in October 2019. Virginia Tech researchers conducted a survey in November 2020 to assess the community’s sentiment. Wing provided funding for

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AeroVironment Gets $22M DARPA Contract

AeroVironment Inc., Simi Valley, California, was awarded a $21,779,908 cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract for a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency research project. Work will be performed in Simi Valley, California (74%); and Palo Alto, California (26%), with an expected completion date of October 2023. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation

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Asylon Partners With Boston Dynamics To Integrate Ground Robots Into DroneCore

Partnering With Leading Robotic R&D Company Boston Dynamics Expands Asylon’s Robotic Security Platform Philadelphia, PA: Asylon, Inc. is proud to announce its partnership with the world-leading robotic research and development company Boston Dynamics to integrate their unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), Spot, into the Asylon DroneCore Robotic Perimeter Security platform. As

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TruWeather Solutions and Spire Team to Develop TruFlite V360

TruWeather Solutions, a micro weather data and analytics company, and Spire Global, Inc. , a global provider of space-based data and analytics, announced that they have signed a letter of commitment to support TruWeather’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant with NASA. This commitment enhances previous agreements that align the

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Cranfield Becomes First Airport To Deploy Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM Enterprise Platform

London, UK: Altitude Angel, the world’s leading UTM (Unified Traffic Management) technology provider, today announced Cranfield University’s global research airport in collaboration with Cranfield Airport Operations Limited, is the first aerodrome to deploy its next-generation airspace management solution – GuardianUTM Enterprise into service. Launched in March, GuardianUTM Enterprise is

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Drone Hack Opens Tesla Doors

Security researchers Ralf-Philipp Weinmann of Kunnamon, Inc. and Benedikt Schmotzle of Comsecuris GmbH have found remote zero-click security vulnerabilities in an open-source software component (ConnMan) used in Tesla automobiles that allowed them to compromise parked cars and control their infotainment systems over WiFi. It would be possible for an attacker

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Iranian Army Unveils Turbojet Engine, New Radar

The Iranian Army Ground Force has unveiled seven domestically-developed high-tech military achievements, including air defense systems, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and electronic warfare devices. The achievements developed by Iranian experts at the Research and Self-Sufficiency Jihad Organization of the Army Ground Force were put on display on Sunday during a

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German Aerospace Center De­vel­ops HAP

A team from the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is researching and developing an unmanned, solar-powered stratospheric aircraft for future scientific experiments that combines the advantages of spaceflight and aeronautics. DLR researchers have named their technology carrier HAP alpha. “HAP stands for ‘High-Altitude Platform’,” explains

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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

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S Korea to Invest $38M in C-UAS Tech by 2025

South Korea said that it will spend 42 billion won ($37.6 million) by 2025 to develop a response system against illegal drones amid growing security threats from the fast-developing technology. A consortium of 23 companies and research institutes — which includes the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, the Korea Aerospace

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US Air Force Issues Solicitation for C-sUAS Technology

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Information Directorate, Rome NY (AFRL/RI) has a requirement to provide a focused yet flexible, rapid, agile contracting vehicle between Air Force Research Laboratory, its Products Centers, and the Operational Community to support rapid research, development, prototyping, demonstration, evaluation, and transition of Counter small Unmanned

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NRL’s Hybrid Tiger UAV Soars at Demonstration

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory engineers recently demonstrated Hybrid Tiger, an electric unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with multi-day endurance flight capability, at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland. The team integrated technologies developed in prior NRL power and energy programs into a single UAV to achieve multi-day endurance with a Group 2 UAV.

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Announcing U.S. Department of Homeland Security Agreement with WhiteFox

WhiteFox Defense Technologies, Inc. has joined a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate. The effort involves performance testing of the DroneFox technology, an omnidirectional drone detection, identification, and mitigation system. DroneFox is used by critical infrastructure and public gathering

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Private Equity and VCs Predict Huge Growth in eVTOL Market

New research (1) with senior private equity and venture capital professionals reveals 71% expect there to be more than 160,000 commercial air taxis operating around the world by 2050. Some 17% anticipate there will be over 200,000. The research was commissioned by Horizon Aircraft, the advanced aerospace engineering

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Former Tesla Director of Engineering and Former LAM Research Technical Director Join Parallel Flight Technologies’ Advisory Board

Parallel Flight Technologies (PFT), a leader in heavy-lift drone technology, has expanded its advisory board with the addition of two esteemed engineering leaders. Dorian West, former Director of Engineering at Tesla, and Al Schoepp, retired Senior Technical Director from LAM Research, have signed on as technical advisors for the La

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Shape Shifting Drone Adapts to Cargo Size

Researchers from the Robotics Research Centre at the International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad have unveiled a working prototype of a flexible drone that changes its shape to fit the size of package to be lifted. Size Matters. Ask 24-year-old robotics researcher Suraj Bonagiri and he’ll explain why. In his

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FLIR Wins DARPA Contract Worth Up to $20.5M to Develop Revolutionary New Protective Fabrics for Chem-Bio Defense

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced it has won a contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to rapidly develop novel fabrics with embedded catalysts and chemistries that can fight and reduce chemical and biological threats upon contact. The revolutionary fabrics will be incorporated into protective suits and

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ICAO DRONE ENABLE Symposium 2021 (DRONE ENABLE 2021)

ICAO DRONE ENABLE 2021 Virtual Symposium will continue to see key stakeholders from industry, academia, government and international organizations in the unmanned aviation sector come together to exchange best practices, lessons learned, research material and challenges related to the introduction of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and UAS traffic management (UTM).

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NASA ARMD Wildfire Management Assessment Request for Information (RFI)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) invites you to respond to the Wildfire Management Assessment Request for Information (RFI)! The purpose of this RFI is to understand the needs of the wildfire management stakeholders, so that NASA may make informed decisions regarding potential contributions

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AFRL Completes XQ-58A Valkyrie Flight and Payload Release Test

Wright-Patterson AFB OH (SPX) Apr 06, 2021 –

The Air Force Research Laboratory successfully completed the XQ-58A Valkyrie’s sixth flight test and first release from its internal weapons bay, March 26, 2021 at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona.

This test, conducted in partnership with Kratos UAS and Area-I, demonstrated the ability to launch

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Germany – National Experimental Test Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The National Experimental Test Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems is a test centre that combines skills and expertise for the development of unmanned aircraft systems. The Test Center facilitates the networking of scientific research and industry for the ongoing development of UAS technologies. Since neither manufacturers, users or the regulatory

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Germany Opens National Experimental UAS Test Centre

On 31 March 2021, the official launch of the German Aerospace Centre (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) National Experimental Test Centre for Unmanned Aircraft Systems and a Europe-wide network for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) research and testing took place. “The opening of the National Experimental Test Centre for

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XQ-58A Valkyrie Payload Release Test Successful

The US Air Force Research Laboratory successfully completed the XQ-58A Valkyrie’s sixth flight test and first release from its internal weapons bay, March 26, 2021 at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona. This test, conducted in partnership with Kratos UAS and Area-I, demonstrated the ability to launch an ALTIUS-600 small, unmanned aircraft

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