Unmanned Aircraft

Silicon Valley discovers aviation - but for how long?

You have to pay close attention these days to keep up with all the breathless news about “flying cars” and “disruptive aerial vehicles.” The great …

Aviation

Russia to Develop a Shrapnel Anti-Drone Weapon

Russia is developing a shrapnel anti-drone weapon, one of its arms contractors has announced, as the country’s military continues efforts to build a …

Russia

Virginia Tech Aviation Partnership Test BVLOS Flights

Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership, Ligado Networks, AeroVironment, Inc., and Dominion Virginia Power evaluated communications …

Drones

IAI Updates Panther Design After Landing Mishap

After investigating the cause of a landing mishap involving its hybrid Panther unmanned air vehicle late last year, Israel Aerospace Industries is to …

Aerospace

Second Generation Hydrogen Fuel Cell Drone

This year at FAMEX, Chinese manufacturer MMC introduces its new technology of hydrogen UAS HyDrone 1800 with upgraded specifications to meet higher …

Drones

Swarms of Drones Test New Dogfighting Skills

Aerial dogfighting began more than a century ago in the skies over Europe with propeller-driven fighter aircraft carried aloft on wings of fabric and …

Drones

IAF's unmanned aerial vehicle 'Lakshya' crashes in Odisha

Lakshya, the unmanned aerial vehicle of the Indian Air Force, crashed near the missile testing centre of Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Odisha …

Drones

3W-International Presents New Hybrid Wankel Engine

The world first will be presented for the first time to the specialist audience at the XPONENTIAL Trade Fair taking place in Dallas (USA) in May. …

Engineering

E.ON Invests in Drone-Based Airborne Wind Energy

Ampyx Power and E.ON have entered into a cooperation aiming at furthering Ampyx Power’s Airborne Wind Energy technology into commercial deployment. …

Renewable Energy

Oxai Aircraft Nearing First Flight for M2 Amphibian

After introducing its M2 Skywave amphibious airplane at ABACE last year, Oxai Aircraft returned to this year’s iteration of the show with …

Amphibians

Whose Drone Was That Anyway?

In late 2015, mandatory drone registration went into effect in the United States. Since then, anyone who wants to fly a drone (or model aircraft) …

Drones

Honolulu Prepares to Deploy Drones

The City of Honolulu plans to deploy a fleet of drones to improve its emergency response efforts. Jim Howe, director of emergency services for the …

Drones

China's high-end UAS soars over global competition

BEIJING — Chinese high-end large and medium-sized unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are gaining a reputation at home and abroad with products such as …

Drones

Drones Disrupted Flights in China for Past Two Days

For the past two days, dozens of airplanes scheduled to fly to the Chinese city of Chengdu have had to land at alternative airports after drones were …

Drones

Octopus ISR Systems Selects VectorNav GPS/INS for Precision Gimbal Geo-Lock

Published: 18 Apr 2017<p>Octopus ISR Systems, a division of UAV Factory Ltd., has announced that it has released a new feature for precision …

Drones

Mobile High Energy Laser Downs Drones in Maneuvers

The Pentagon has put these types of drones into what it calls groups one and two. Group one consists of unmanned aircraft that weight less than 20 …

War

US Army Purchases Dronebuster C-UAS System

Radio Hill has just finalized a contract initiated by the Army’s Rapid Equipping Force (REF) to purchase a large lot of block 3 Dronebusters. This …

Drones

Airbus Helicopters Partners with SingPost for Skyways Logistics

Airbus Helicopters and Singapore Post (SingPost) have signed an MoU to pursue a project to deliver parcels using unmanned aerial vehicles.<p>The MoU was …

Logistics

MOAB - Actual Footage from Afghanistan plus Analysis

A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb strikes ISIS-K cave and tunnel systems in the Achin district of the Nangarhar Province in eastern …

Afghanistan

Verizon Tests New Drone-Based 4G LTE Service

On April 5, Verizon conducted the latest engineering flight tests to determine how large an area of wireless coverage can be created aerially using a …

Drones

Help wanted: Commercial drone boom opens door for mechanics

AP Radio AP Radio News:<p>FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- With the number of commercial drones expected to soar into the millions in the next few years, operators whose unmanned aircraft malfunction or crash will be looking for places to get them fixed.<p>Some repair shops authorized by manufacturers to fix smaller …

Drones

NSWC PCD Takes Technological Leap with Unmanned Aircraft System Certification

Courtesy Photo | A 3-D Robotics X-8M quadcopter, similar to the types of unmanned aerial systems to be...... read more<p>PANAMA CITY, FL, UNITED …

Drones

Tethered Drone for Security at Boston Marathon

MA-based robotics company, CyPhy Works has announced that its tethered drone, PARC, will be part of the safety and security measures used by the …

Drones

Pacifica: Drone pilot cited for interfering with cliff rescue faces arrest after skipping court

REDWOOD CITY — A 55-year-old Pacifica man who was cited earlier this year for flying a drone near a CHP chopper during a rescue attempt is now facing …

Drones

USAF Details Role of Predator and Reaper in Syria

The US Air Force (USAF) has revealed details of the roles undertaken by the service’s General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GAASI) MQ-1 Predator …

Drones

US Navy Research Lab Plans CICADA Swarm Tests

The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is planning swarming tests of its Close-In Covert Autonomous Disposable Aircraft (CICADA) MK5 from a US Navy …

Drones

How To Coordinate UAV Deployments During Disasters

My team and I at WeRobotics are partnering with the World Food Program (WFP) to develop practical coordination mechanisms for UAV deployments in …

Drones

JD.com to build 150 operation sites for drone delivery in SW China

CHENGDU - Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com said Thursday it will build 150 operation sites for unmanned aerial vehicle delivery in southwestern …

Drones

Check out these 11 startups in Japan and the ecosystem builders supporting them

The Japan Association of New Economy held its annual New Economy Summit today. The association is headed by the founder of Rakuten, Hiroshi Mikitani, …

Startups

As the Predator Retires, its Inventor Remembers its Birth

As the Air Force works to retire its fleet of MQ-1 Predators, <i>Air Force Magazine</i> spoke with the man whose engineering feats of the 1970s and 1980s …

Drones