Unmanned Aircraft

The next big thing: Drones supplying U.S. troops

BEALETON, Va. — Standing next to a grass airstrip in this town southwest of Washington, D.C., a defense contractor keys a supply request into a small tablet computer and hits send.<p>Within seconds, a Huey helicopter lifts off from a field a couple miles away and heads toward the airstrip. It has a …

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Use of unmanned craft by Houthi insurgents indicates increased risk to Coalition warships and shipping off Yemen | IHS Jane's 360

EVENT<p>The US Navy (USN) went public on 19 February with its assessment that the attack on a Saudi frigate, al-Madinah, on 30 January 2017 was carried …

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New Russian Reconnaissance Drone Unveiled at IDEX

Zala Aero Group, part of the Kalashnikov Group, has unveiled its newest reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle, which has been put into serial …

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Indonesia receives Skeldar V-200 rotary-wing UAV | IHS Jane's 360

Indonesia has become the first customer of UMS Skeldar to receive and complete acceptance tests of the company's Skeldar V-200 rotary-wing unmanned …

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Leonardo heralds French UAV radar selection

Officials at Italy’s Leonardo are celebrating after the company's small e-scan radar Picosar cracked one of the toughest defense markets in the world …

Open Source

Indonesia first to purchase Skeldar V-200 drone

Feb. 17 (UPI) -- UMS Skeldar, a joint venture between Saab Group and UMS Aero, received a contract to supply its V-200 unmanned aerial vehicle to …

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Verizon Acquires Skyward

Thanks to advances in technology and regulations, organizations are looking at drones to help run their business. From agriculture to …

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Amazon’s latest drone delivery idea involves parachuting parcels into your backyard

Amazon's idea for drone deliveries just keeps getting wackier.<p>The U.S. e-commerce giant was awarded a patent earlier this week for a system in which …

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UAV Pilot Cyberhawk Innovations Limited Livingston, GB - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Cyberhawk is the recognised world leader in the provision of industrial inspection and land surveying solutions using Remotely Operated Aerial …

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Amazon drone delivery patent describes using parachutes to drop packages from the air

As Amazon’s much-anticipated US drone delivery service draws ever closer, the retail giant has been looking at ways of getting parcels from the UAVs …

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Microdrones soars to earn industry honors

Microdrones, a German unmanned aerial systems company whose U.S. headquarters is at Grifffiss International Airport, received the E.U. Drone Award …

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The Importance of Widely Available Wireless Links for UAV Systems

Readily available, first-rate wireless links are essential for building and running safe UAV systems. David Weight, principal electronics engineer at …

Electrical Engineering

Amazon is thinking about dropping parcels out of the sky

Amazon is thinking about ways of parachuting parcels to people after dropping them from drones.<p>The ecommerce giant has filed a patent for a system that would allow it to drop packages from unmanned aerial vehicles as they whiz through the air.<p>In the patent filing, published on Tuesday, it wrote …

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How to Guarantee America's Aircraft Carriers Can Fight China in a War

Along with a new air superiority fighter, the United States Navy must develop a new long-range unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) to counter rapidly …

Cold War

US RQ-11B Raven Drone Captured by People's Militia in Eastern Ukraine

<b>The LPR People’s Militia managed to capture an unmanned aerial vehicle of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.</b><p>Photo: YouTube / Voyennaya zona<p>On Thursday, the …

Ukraine

UAV Drone Market Size To Reach $6 Billion in 2017

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV drones) are becoming increasingly talented and cheaper with the development of technology. The new report from …

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UAV Performs First Ever Perched Landing

For the first time, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has managed to successfully accomplish a perched landing, emulating the way birds land …

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Flying Production launches THOR UAV - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Isreali company Flying Production have released a very tidy looking large quad. What caught my eye was the endurance, up to 75 minutes! Quite a claim.<p>…

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Tethered Station for Unlimited Endurance Flights

Embention has released its latest development including highly innovative technology, the Tethered Station NM& TS150. This station permits the …

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LORD Announces New Inertial Sensors for Unmanned Vehicles

LORD Sensing MicroStrain has announced that it has expanded its portfolio of sensors for unmanned and autonomous vehicles for air, land, and sea with …

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Unmanned aircraft might have a future at airports

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>One of the top concerns among regulators and industry experts is that it's difficult for unmanned aircraft to share airspace with planes, helicopters, and other aircraft; drones can …

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Australian navy details manned/unmanned teaming plan

The Royal Australian Navy will introduce its new vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned air vehicle capability on 29 April, after selecting …

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Flying Submarine

InnoCorp, LLC has announced SubMurres - its unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV), unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) drone—transitioning from water to air to …

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Lady Gaga Halftime Drone Swarm Was Pretaped to Shield Crowd - Bloomberg

The synchronized swarm of 300 drones lit up the night sky behind Lady Gaga, morphing into an American flag as she recited the Pledge of …

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Airware Secures Investment from Caterpillar Ventures for Drone Analytics Services

Published: 06 Feb 2017<p>Airware has announced that it has secured a strategic investment from Caterpillar Ventures which will allow Airware to …

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US Navy Uses Spike Miniature Missiles to Down UAVs

Weapons specialists at the US Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) at China Lake, CA. have recently tested the capability of guided …

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SRC to Develop Counter-UAS Technology for US Army

Published: 06 Feb 2017<p>SRC Inc. has announced that it has been awarded a $65M contract to provide the U.S. Army with an integrated counter-UAS system …

Intel's UAV segment GM Anil Nanduri on why Intel got into drone business and product roadmap

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China Offers Air-Ground Missiles for Drones

China can now offer users of its combat drones a new missile designed for anti-terrorism operations and low-intensity conflicts. The new, short-range …

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Bat-Inspired Robot Swoops and Dives like ... a Bat

It swoops, flaps and dives just like the animals it was designed to mimic. Inspired by the flexibility and agility of bats and their wings, a team of …

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