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NASA to Send Helicopter to Mars

NASA to Send Helicopter to Mars

NASA will be sending not only a rover to Mars in 2020, but a small coaxial helicopter too. The helicopter will fly ahead of the rover, producing images before the rover can reach the destination. NASA has commented that the helicopter will only fly two to three minutes per day. It has a solar panel… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-May-18

Bell develops delivery drone prototype

Bell develops delivery drone prototype

Bell is currently developing an autonomous vehicle that will be able to deliver up to 1,000 pounds of cargo to customers’ doorsteps. They are working on a prototype called APT; Automatic Pod Transport. They hope that one day it can be used by retailers like Amazon or even for the army, reports Star telegram.

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Dec-17

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Belarusian Drone Showcased at MILEX 2017

Belarusian Drone Showcased at MILEX 2017

The Belarusian Company, KB Indela, has recently showcased their new combat and reconnaissance unmanned helicopter at the defence technology expo MILEX, 2017. The drone is capable of delivering air strikes, performing reconnaissance and convey video footage. It has a single rotor with non-retractable landing gear, with an auxiliary wing. Its engine runs off high-octane gasoline,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-May-17

EASA proposes regulations for small drone usage in Europe

EASA proposes regulations for small drone usage in Europe

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published today a proposal to regulate the operation of small drones in Europe. All interested parties are welcome to comment this proposal from 12 May until 12 August 2017. The proposal provides a framework to safely operate drones while allowing this industry to remain agile, to innovate and continue… Read more »

Source: EASA, 09-May-17

FAA Will Release Maps to Speed up Drone Authorization Applications

FAA Will Release Maps to Speed up Drone Authorization Applications

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to release the first set of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) facility maps on April 27. The maps will depict areas and altitudes near airports where UAS may operate safely. They will help drone operators improve the quality of their Part 107 airspace authorization requests, which will help the FAA… Read more »

Source: FAA, 11-Apr-17

HeliRussia 2017 to hold the Drone Racing Cup

HeliRussia 2017 to hold the Drone Racing Cup

The 10th International helicopter industry exhibition HeliRussia, that will be held from May 25 to 27 in Moscow, continues to expand its program. The recent addition is the Drone Racing Cup. This spectacular and exciting event is an evolution from the Drone Racing held at the expo in 2016 –  it attracted considerable interest among… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 03-Mar-17

LDS Unveils SpectroDrone

LDS Unveils SpectroDrone

SpectroDrone is the world’s first sensor system capable of detecting explosives, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and other chemical compounds from a safe, standoff distance. Following extensive testing in the laboratory and in the field, Laser Detect System (LDS) Ltd. is unveiling SpectroDrone – the world’s first drone-based explosive detection sensor. Utilizing LDS’ laser-based explosive detection… Read more »

Source: LDS, 22-Nov-16