Unmanned Aircraft

Trump approves sale of drones to India: Report

The Trump administration has authorized the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, the manufacturer says,

India

China’s Wing Loon II on Display at Paris Airshow 2017

China’s Wing Loon II was part of the static display at the Paris Airshow 2017, demonstrating clearly that China is open for business and looking to …

Paris Air Show

NIST/CU team launches 'comb and copter' system to map atmospheric gases

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado Boulder have demonstrated a new mobile, …

Drones

Trump to Meet With Tech Executives on Drones, Internet of Things - Bloomberg

President Donald Trump will meet with two dozen executives from technology companies and venture capital firms on Thursday for advice on how the …

Internet of Things

World–leader in rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) solutions UMS SKELDAR has used the Paris Airshow (19-25 June 2017) to announce an agreement with Sentient Vision Systems to provide the ViDAR (Visual identification Detection and Ranging) system for its unmanned systems. - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

World–leader in rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) solutions UMS SKELDAR has used the Paris Airshow (19-25 June 2017) to announce an agreement with …

Drones

After dark: Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus approved to conduct UAS flight operations at night - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

SALINA — The Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is expanding its unmanned aircraft systems capabilities to now include flight operations …

Drones

Kalashnikov gunmaker launches new noiseless drone into serial production

MOSCOW, June 20. /TASS/. Kalashnikov Group, the producer of the famous AK-74 assault rifle, has launched the serial production of Russia’s most …

Drones

Israel Defense Forces to Buy Mass-Market Drones

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) will equip the majority of its combat companies by the end of this year with small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) …

Drones

UAV tech aired in Zhongguancun

The latest technology and innovation in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) was showcased at the UAV Show China 2017, which was held at Zhongguancun …

Drones

US shoots down drone on Syria-Iraq border

The US-led coalition has shot down an armed "pro-Syrian regime" drone that it says was bearing down on its forces near a garrison close to the border …

Syria

Gap Wireless taps growing enterprise drone market with expanded portfolio of unmanned aerial vehicle solutions

Gap Wireless, a leading distributor of products and services for the mobile broadband and wireless markets, has become a premier provider of UAV …

Drones

Autonomous Airbus helicopter makes its first flights

Although Airbus' passenger-carrying autonomous drones may still be years away from reality, that hasn't stopped the aerospace company from getting an …

Aerospace

Simlat Delivers UAS Simulation Lab to Drexel University

Published: 19 Jun 2017<p>Simlat has announced that it has delivered a Full Crew solution for UAS (unmanned aircraft system) training and simulation to …

Drones

1,000 drones used by police across country

At least 1,000 drones have been put into use by police nationwide to assist in a wide range of operations, including tracking suspects, monitoring …

Drones

Next-gen drones take flight in Zhongguancun

A series of groundbreaking new drones created a buzz at a new products exhibition in China's leading start-up hub, Zhongguancun National …

Drones

Fixed-Wing mini UAV with Transitioning Flight Capability

In cooperation with the drone lab of ENAC in Toulouse, MAVLab of Delft University of Technology has developed a hybrid UAV, called ‘Cyclone’. It is …

Aerospace

First Impression, Hands-on: The new DJI Spark drone is small, fast and nimble

Last Thursday I finally got my hands on the super-portable $500 DJI Spark and, as a photographer and drone enthusiast, it’s probably the most exciting iPhone accessory of the year. The Spark is such a small drone that you can take it with you anywhere and anytime, while it also has optics and …

Drones

space flight of largest solar drone

Photo taken on May 24, 2017 shows a solar drone on its test flight. China has successfully tested near-space flight of its largest solar drone. With …

Drones

Fly high: Chinese solar drone "Rainbow" reaches near space

China's Caihong (CH), or Rainbow, solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the country's first near-space solar drone, has successfully conducted …

Drones

Raptor EV Hybrid VTOL UAS

RaptorUAS has announced that it has completed tests for the conversion of their high performance Raptor E1 UAS to a hybrid VTOL fixed wing platform: …

Aerospace

Crashed North Korean drone took images of Thaad anti-missile site in South Korea

Seoul says the unmanned aircraft clicked at least 10 images of the Thaad zone in Seongju, more than 250kms from the border.<p>A suspected North Korean …

North Korea

Virtual reality

After spending the past year huddled over computers and inside of virtual reality and augmented reality headsets, Corey and Michele Janssens emerged …

Virtual Reality

US Navy Picks the First Two Carriers to Fly MQ-25A Stingray Unmanned Aerial Refuelling Tankers

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) and USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) will be the first two carriers to field the Navy’s MQ-25A Stingray unmanned …

Military

VOLIRO - The Omnidirectional Hexacopter

The Voliro hexacopter has been developed, assembled and programmed as a student project at ETH Zurich.<p>It has the unique capability of being able to …

Drones

Syrian soldiers, allies 600 meters away from Iraqi border

Syrian government forces and their allies are reportedly less than a kilometer away from the border with Iraq.

Syria

Aquatic Fixed-Wing Drone from Canada

The University of Sherbrooke in Canada has gotten creative, and come up with a very clever design for a fixed wing drone called SUWAVE (Sherbrooke …

Drones

BAE Systems to Develop Multifunctional UAS Payloads for DARPA

BAE Systems has announced that it has recently been awarded two contracts from DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), worth a …

Military

U.S. Navy Tests New Unmanned Mine Detection System

Published: 10 Jun 2017<p>The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has announced that, during a recent technology demonstration at Marine Corps Base Camp …

Military

Long-Endurance USV Operated via Satellite Link

ASV Global has announced that its long-endurance autonomous surface vessel Thomas has embarked on a mission off Scotland out to the Faroe, Shetland …

MIT's gasoline-powered UAV targets five-day flight endurance

When it comes to flight endurance for an unmanned UAV, the Qinetiq Zephyr still reigns supreme with a flight of over 336 hours, but its …

Drones