Michael Messerschmidt

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AeroVironment Orders Additional UAVs from CybAero

Published: 14 Mar 2013 | Author: Mike Rees<p>CybAero's APID 60 UAV<p>CybAero’s U.S. partner, AeroVironment, continues to invest in helicopter UAVs to meet …

Tar Sands Drones Are On Their Way

It isn’t all that difficult to imagine a scenario in which hundreds of pipeline drones are actively working to block direct action across the …

Why Can't The U.S. Air Force Find Enough Pilots To Fly Its Drones?

Yank and bank, boom and zoom. Many young people join the Air Force to fly supersonic jets. But how many join up to for the thrill of spending years in a Nevada trailer, flying planes by remote control? The Xbox is not exactly the Wild Blue Yonder.<p>Perhaps that’s why the Air Force is having problems …

The U.S. DHS evaluates new micro UAVs - iHLS

This post is also available in: עברית (Hebrew)<p>The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will soon be taking new applications for its unmanned …

Novo Camera

GoPros and other action cameras are great, but they're limited to whatever field of view is offered by the built-in lens. The Novo Camera ($300/day, …

12 Companies Cashing In On Drones

The fierce debate over the use of drones has divided Washington in recent weeks.<p>The U.S. military has used drones, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles as they are officially known, to target enemies abroad, but the strikes have stirred controversy because they can unintentionally hit civilian targets and …

4 Things You Need To Know About The Future Of Defense Technology

Trends spotted at the 2013 Sea-Air-Space Exposition<p>The Sea-Air-Space Exposition opened in Maryland yesterday. It is one of the U.S. defense industry's largest trade shows--a place where government agencies and private-sector companies gather to peruse the shiniest and most fearsome new military …

FAA grants Arlington Police Department permission to fly UAVs

The police department in Arlington can now use new tools in support of public safety over the Texas urban community – two small helicopter Unmanned …

Law Enforcement

Sticky spy UAV turns things upside down with ability to land on walls and ceilings

Micro UAVs that have the ability to slip into tight spaces, including inside buildings, have wide ranging military and search and rescue …

British Army's Black Hornet Nano UAV - BBC News

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Drone School Teaches Students How to Fly, Build Unmanned Vehicles

At a remote-controlled model airplane field in Sarasota, Fla., Justin Woody was struggling to operate a mini-copter.<p>It was not a toy but an unmanned …

Drones

UAV degree: Colleges offer courses in drone design, marketing - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

By MARY SHINN Cronkite News<p>WASHINGTON – Stephen Rayleigh and Matt Lyon thought they were done with careers in drones after they left the Army in 2010 …

Aeryon Labs' portable SkyRanger UAV brushes off harsh weather conditions

Aeryon designed its new small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) as a portable surveillance tool built especially to handle rough weather conditions. In …

Portable

Sky Fighter: Meet the Man Who Wants to Drone-Proof Your Home

Last week, FBI Director Robert Mueller finally admitted that the Bureau uses drones to carry out surveillance on Americans (say hi!). Meanwhile, the …

Lockheed Martin building a car-transporting drone for DARPA

Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works division is building a drone that will be able to transport cars, storage containers, and eventually even pods full of soldiers for DARPA. The drone, which will be called the Transformer TX, is currently in a $20.3-million "Phase 3" process, which means Lockheed is …

Hybrid Quadcopter Can Land on Helo Pad

The Hybrid Quadcopter UAS has the extended air endurance of a Predator but can take off like helicopter from the back of a frigate. No wonder the …

Worldwide Spend on UAS to Double to $12Billion Over Ten Years

Worldwide spending for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) will double over the next decade, rising from $5.2 billion in 2014 to $11.9 billion in 2023, …

Alberta hopes drone project with Nevada takes flight - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

BY SARAH O’DONNELL, EDMONTON JOURNAL<p>EDMONTON – Unmanned aerial drones may one day watch over the pipelines that criss-cross Alberta’s landscape, and …

CarteNav Selects Sentient Kestrel for Urgent Target Detection Requirements in Latin America

Sentient has announced that both Kestrel Land Moving Target Indicator (MTI) and Kestrel Maritime automated target detection capabilities have been …

Scion UAS Completes First Flight of SA-400 Jackal OPH

Scion UAS has completed the first test flights of the production SA-400 Jackal Optionally Piloted Helicopter. The first flight comes after extensive …

Sikorsky to Develop MATRIX™ Technology to Advance Autonomous VTOL Flights

Published: 13 Aug 2013 | Author: Mike Rees<p>MATRIX™ Technology will Improve Autonomous VTOL Flights<p>Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United …

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Google Bets $10.7 Million On Drone Intelligence

The company's venture capital arm has just made a big investment in unmanned systems.<p>Echoing a company belief in autonomous systems, clever algorithms, and replacing fallible humans with smart machines, Google's venture capital arm announced yesterday that it is investing $10.7 million in a company …

Are Autonomous Helicopters The Next 18-Wheelers?

The K-MAX drone made a name for itself transporting supplies to troops in Afghanistan. Will the unmanned helicopter start delivering commercial cargo in the U.S.?<p>The K-MAX optionally-manned helicopter is a powerful battlefield work horse. Over the past 16 months, two (yes, just two) K-MAX drones …

Drone Exhibition Draws Fans, Protesters

<i>By Dion Nissenbaum and Khalid Khattak</i><p>Drone makers from across the globe converged on Washington Tuesday to seek out new frontiers for the controversial technology.<p>With more than 28 states considering restrictions on use of the unmanned aircraft in their skies, manufacturers are looking to redefine …

The TOR Robotics Team Announces the Q-4 Drone - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

TOR Robotics, a San Francisco, California, based manufacturer, introduces the Q-4, a fully autonomous robotic VTOL drone. The Q-4 Drone is designed …

African officials seek U.S. drones to fight elephant poachers

Tanzania’s storied wildlife reserves could soon get a watchful, winged inhabitant: U.S. drones.<p>On his visit to the East African nation last month, …

OstrichCopter Flies in the Netherlands

The Dutch creator of a taxidermied cat helicopter has turned his hand to a more ambitious project, in the shape of OstrichCopter.<p>OstrichCopter is …