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BAS-200 of Russian Helicopters was the first ever UAV at MAKS-2021

BAS-200 of Russian Helicopters was the first ever UAV at MAKS-2021

26-Jul-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) for the first time presented its new project BAS-200 at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2021 – a helicopter-type unmanned aerial vehicle. This aircraft will become the first unmanned participant in the air show’s flight program in history. The maximum takeoff weight of the... Read more

EHang Announced Completion of EH216F’s Technical Examination by NFFE

EHang Announced Completion of EH216F’s Technical Examination by NFFE

15-Jul-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, today announced it has successfully completed the technical examination of its EH216F AAV, the firefighting model, by the China National Fire-Fighting Equipment Quality Supervision Testing Center (“NFFE”) as entrusted by the Company. The NFFE is a... Read more

UMS Skeldar to start flight trials of ECARO V-150 UAV

UMS Skeldar to start flight trials of ECARO V-150 UAV

15-Jun-2021Source: UMS Skeldar

Europe’s leading provider of Rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platforms, UMS Skeldar, arrived this week at the Grottaglie Airport in Italy with its V-150 Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) air vehicle ahead of a three-week flight test campaign with the Distretto Technologico Aerospaziale (DTA). The tests form part of the ECARO project which, among other... Read more

UEC is Developing an Engine for Russian UAVs

UEC is Developing an Engine for Russian UAVs

21-May-2021Source: The United Engine Corporation

The United Engine Corporation (UEC, part of the Rostec State Corporation) is developing engines for Russian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). This was reported to TASS by the Deputy General Director – General Designer of the United Engine Corporation (UEC, part of the Rostec State Corporation), Yuri Shmotin. “Research work during the creation of a demonstrator for our... Read more

Skeldar V-200 selected in EU “Detect and Avoid” program

Skeldar V-200 selected in EU “Detect and Avoid” program

26-Mar-2021Source: UMS SKELDAR

Europe’s leading provider of Rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platforms, UMS SKELDAR, is celebrating another significant milestone for its flagship SKELDAR V-200 UAV after it was selected to be part of a new European Commission (EC) programme. In December 2020, the EC awarded a contract to the European Detect and Avoid System (EUDAAS) consortium –... Read more

EHang Joins EU GOF 2.0 Research Project

EHang Joins EU GOF 2.0 Research Project

22-Feb-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology platform company, announced its participation in the European Union “GOF 2.0 Integrated Urban Airspace Validation” project, which is a follow-up to the SESAR JU GOF U-space project. GOF 2.0 is focused on developing the safe, secure, and sustainable... Read more

First flight of UAVOS – TITRA joint project

First flight of UAVOS – TITRA joint project

18-Jan-2021Source: UAVOS

The converted Alpin UAV, which is based on the manned Heli-Sport Italian CH7 helicopter, a joint project of TITRA, a Turkish engineering company, and UAVOS, a researcher, developer, and manufacturer of advanced products in the unmanned systems industry, has completed its first successful flight in the sky of the State of Turkey. The test flight... Read more

French Navy adds 4 Schiebel S-100 Camcopters

French Navy adds 4 Schiebel S-100 Camcopters

15-Dec-2020Source: Schiebel

Naval Group, on behalf of the French Navy, has accepted for operational use two further CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) with a total of four Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs). They will be deployed on the Mistral-class amphibious helicopter carriers (Porte-Hélicoptères Amphibie – PHA) Tonnerre and Mistral. The acquisition comes after the successful integration of... Read more

Leonardo demonstrates helicopter-UAV teaming in the UK with its AW159 Wildcat

Leonardo demonstrates helicopter-UAV teaming in the UK with its AW159 Wildcat

21-Oct-2020Source: Leonardo

On 17th September, Leonardo successfully demonstrated unique integrated capabilities between a manned aircraft and an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). This took place in the UK during Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUMT) trials between a Leonardo AW159 Wildcat helicopter and a semi-autonomous UAV from Callen-Lenz Associates. In this instance, MUMT is when a helicopter crew controls a UAV... Read more

IAI Introduces MultiFlyer

IAI Introduces MultiFlyer

11-Sep-2020Source: IAI

IAI has introduced MultiFlyer, a UAV squadron of small unmanned helicopters that can fulfill a large range of non-military tasks. MultiFlyer provides advanced monitoring capabilities for large areas and is based on commercial, off-the-shelf helicopter UAVs from Alpha Unmanned Systems integrated with components from IAI and several Israeli startup companies. The command and control system... Read more

Airial Robotics launches new type of UAV

Airial Robotics launches new type of UAV

27-Jul-2020Source: Airial Robotics

The company Airial Robotics, head-quartered in Hamburg, Germany, and with branches in Hungary and the United Kingdom, has unveiled an innovative UAV carrier system that redefines the possibilities of commercial drone applications: the completely newly developed and patented technology platform Gyrotrak. Based on a new hybrid concept, Airial Robotics has created a new class of... Read more

UAVOS Completes tests for UAV Delivery Service Humanitarian Relief

UAVOS Completes tests for UAV Delivery Service Humanitarian Relief

29-Apr-2020Source: UAVOS

UAVOS has successfully tested its cargo delivery UVH-170 unmanned helicopter. The trial aimed to validate a highly automated delivery flight from a vendor to a destination and back, across precisely pre-selected pathways. The flight took 1.7 hours and covered a standoff distance of 62 miles (100 km). Critical humanitarian aid, whose weight was 17,6 lbs... Read more

GE partners with Hybrid Project for high-endurance VTOL UAV

GE partners with Hybrid Project for high-endurance VTOL UAV

11-Nov-2019Source: GE Aviation

GE Aviation announced a teaming agreement with Hybrid Project to provide a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) UAV designed for high endurance commercial applications at scale. Flight testing will commence in Q4 this year with commercial availability targeted for Q1 2020. The agreement enables Hybrid Project’s 35-pound hybrid-powered SuperVolo VTOL UAV with a full stack... Read more

Vertical Flight Expo appoint Earlymarket to run an Innovation Zone

Vertical Flight Expo appoint Earlymarket to run an Innovation Zone

28-Jun-2019Source: Vertical Flight Expo

Earlymarket has partnered with Vertical Flight Expo to create the new Innovation Launchpad which will showcase the development of vertical flight technologies including helicopters, UAVs, eVTOLs, VTOLs and advanced drone hardware and software. The Vertical Flight Expo will be held at Farnborough International from 5-7 November. Vertical Flight Expo, previously known as Helitech International, aims... Read more

UAVOS completes first flight of unmanned Robinson R22

UAVOS completes first flight of unmanned Robinson R22

1-Jun-2019Source: UAVOS

Robinson-22 helicopter converted by UAVOS to unmanned drone successfully completed in-air programmed missions. The project was carried out jointly with King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), a scientific government institution of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The first flight of the modernized helicopter lasted more than 1 hour and was performed in a... Read more

DRF Luftrettung – “Use of unmanned aerial vehicles in emergency medicine”

DRF Luftrettung – “Use of unmanned aerial vehicles in emergency medicine”

21-Feb-2019Source: DRF Luftrettung

[electronic translation] DRF Luftrettung invites you to transfer knowledge to Filderstadt: Prior to the European Day of Emergency Call 112 on 11 February, the DRF Luftrettung in Filderstadt organized a workshop on the topic “Use of unmanned aerial vehicles in emergency medicine”. Experts from the fields of medicine, flight operations and research and development discussed locally... Read more

New CAAA UAV Tilt Rotor

New CAAA UAV Tilt Rotor

5-Nov-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Chinese Academy of Aerospace and Aerodynamics (CAAA) has recently revealed their new unmanned tilt-rotor, the CH-10. The UAV is a combination of helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft, which enables  it to land and take-off vertically as well as cruise over long distances, reports Global Times.... Read more

Airbus Awarded Patent For Aircraft Sensing Orifice

Airbus Awarded Patent For Aircraft Sensing Orifice

24-Aug-2018Source: USPTO

A sensing orifice for an aircraft, an aircraft with such a sensing orifice and a method for assembling a sensing orifice for an aircraft are provided. The aircraft may be an airplane, a helicopter, a UAV, a drone or similar. The static sensing orifice includes a passage through an outer skin of the aircraft and a moisture... Read more

Boeing completes autonomous synchronised flight tests

Boeing completes autonomous synchronised flight tests

21-Aug-2018Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has successfully completed the first suite of synchronised unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flight tests using new on-board autonomous command and control technology developed by Boeing in Australia. Conducted at a regional Queensland airfield, the test flights saw five UAV test beds equipped with Boeing’s new on-board system safely complete in-air programmed missions... Read more

CybAero Files for Bankruptcy

CybAero Files for Bankruptcy

28-Jun-2018Source: HeliHub.com

CybAero, a Swedish UAV manufacturer has had to file for bankruptcy after their deal with China to sell 20 drones fell through. The deal was expected to bring in a large amount of money to help the struggling company. The deal fell through as the Swedish government blocked the sale, retracting CybAero’s clearance to export... Read more

Lower helicopter requirement as Fox News train 90 drone pilots

Lower helicopter requirement as Fox News train 90 drone pilots

19-Feb-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Fox Television Stations has almost finished training 90 drone pilots. These drones will take over helicopters when it comes to aerial footage. Fox commented that they now employ drones at 13 of their 16 news stations. The drones are more cost effective, can provide a wider scope of coverage and has been said to change... Read more

Teal predicts $80 Billion military UAV market over 10 years

Teal predicts $80 Billion military UAV market over 10 years

13-Nov-2017Source: Teal Group

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) will be the most dynamic growth sector of the world aerospace industry this decade, more than tripling in the next decade, report Teal analysts in their latest market analysis. Worldwide military adoption of UAVs and soaring demand for the next generation of unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) are driving the market’s... Read more

IAI completes helicopter UAV proof of concept

IAI completes helicopter UAV proof of concept

16-Oct-2017Source: IAI

Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) Unmanned systems have successfully completed a proof of concept to high officials of the defense industry and the IDF. Recently developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) the Air Hopper took a part in a demonstration that covered two scenarios, one simulating carrying a seriously-wounded soldier to a extraction point for life-saving... Read more

Yamaha awarded patent for two-part drive shaft on drones

Yamaha awarded patent for two-part drive shaft on drones

23-Aug-2017Source: USPTO

An unmanned helicopter includes a drive source, a tail rotor, a shaft unit that transmits a drive force from the drive source to the tail rotor, and an elastic member. The shaft unit includes a drive shaft, a transmission which transmits a drive force from the drive source to the drive shaft, and a transmittal portion that... Read more

Mumbai to use UAVs to monitor illegal construction work

Mumbai to use UAVs to monitor illegal construction work

19-Jun-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has submitted a proposal authorising the use of drones or UAVs to record aerial surveys. These surveys will be able to identify unauthorised constructions of buildings or encroachment. This information can greatly help the Special Planning Authority. They currently use Google Maps to research this data, but it... Read more

United Arab Emirates Begins Unmanned Ka-226T Production

United Arab Emirates Begins Unmanned Ka-226T Production

19-Jun-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The United Arab Emirates will soon begin with the production of their unmanned version of the Ka-226T helicopter. O.V.Uspenskogo research centre has called this version ESA-In, reports Mena Defence. It is unknown how many of these unmanned helicopters they will be making.... Read more

Lockheed Martin achieves BVLOS drone inspections

Lockheed Martin achieves BVLOS drone inspections

9-Jun-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin, in partnership with Canadian UAVs, completed the first beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) pipeline and well assets inspection using the Lockheed Martin Indago 2. The Indago 2 quadrotor unmanned aerial system completed the inspection at the Foremost Testing Range Indago is one of few unmanned systems deemed Transport Canada Compliant, which means... Read more

Drone Industry Forecasts to Grow at 12.7% CAGR till 2022

Drone Industry Forecasts to Grow at 12.7% CAGR till 2022

1-Jun-2017Source: Orbis Research

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly referred as drones, are aircraft without a human pilot aboard. The flight is controlled either autonomously, or by an onboard computer, or by remote control from the ground or another vehicle. The large-sized remotely pilot aircraft (RPA) are powered by internal combustion engines, while relatively small UAVs are driven by... Read more

Russian Helicopters showcases unmanned tiltrotor at HeliRussia-2017

Russian Helicopters showcases unmanned tiltrotor at HeliRussia-2017

30-May-2017Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, is featuring a prototype of an unmanned tiltrotor created by VR-Technologies design bureau, at the 10th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia-2017. The prototype of the UAV was first shown at the Army-2016 International Military Technical Forum in September 2016, after subsequently the tiltrotor was retrofitted with a control... Read more

The anniversary HeliRussia 2017 have set an absolute record

The anniversary HeliRussia 2017 have set an absolute record

29-May-2017Source: HeliRussia

The anniversary 10th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia gathered a record exhibition – 237 companies from 21 countries will participate in the expo, 22 helicopters, 2 gyroplanes and 15 UAVs to be displayed, the business program includes 60 events. Venue of the event is 12.4 thousand square meters. All of these sets an absolute record... Read more

US Navy helicopter squadron puts MQ-8B Fire Scout UAV to work

US Navy helicopter squadron puts MQ-8B Fire Scout UAV to work

24-May-2017Source: US Navy

The “Wildcards” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 made history this month, operating MQ-8B Fire Scout Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV) from Naval Auxiliary Landing Field (NALF) San Clemente Island utilizing a Mobile Mission Control Station (MMCS). Teams of pilots, aircrewmen, maintenance personnel and civilian specialists functioned organically to complete integrated missions with various surface... Read more

Pulse Aerospace introduces two new UAVs for specific mission

Pulse Aerospace introduces two new UAVs for specific mission

11-May-2017Source: Pulse Aerospace

Pulse Aerospace, the premier developer of helicopter Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) platforms in the United States, has publicly announced the release of two new rotorcraft UAS, the petroleum powered Radius 65™  and electric Vapor 15™.  By expanding beyond the company’s current Vapor 35™ Vapor 55™ offerings, Pulse covers the broadest application range of any Helicopter UAS... Read more

Uganda Wildlife Authority Has Budget for One Helicopter and One Fixed Wing

Uganda Wildlife Authority Has Budget for One Helicopter and One Fixed Wing

25-Apr-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has announced that they now have a helicopter budget of $3.1 million. They plan to purchase one helicopter, to deploy game rangers during poaching incidents, a fixed wing aircraft for wildlife surveillance and five unmanned aerial vehicles for general surveillance. They hope the new helicopter will increase response time when... Read more

Textron to Demonstrate Vertical Capability for Aerosonde on US Navy Vessel

Textron to Demonstrate Vertical Capability for Aerosonde on US Navy Vessel

6-Apr-2017Source: UAS Vision

Textron has developed a modification to its Aerosonde unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to give it a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capability and will demonstrate it at sea this summer. The modification allows for more flexibility in operations and a reduction in footprint for launch and recovery equipment. The Aerosonde HQ — Hybrid Quad —... Read more

China’s expanding DEA General Aviation debuts at LIMA 17

China’s expanding DEA General Aviation debuts at LIMA 17

23-Mar-2017Source: DEA General Aviation

DEA General Aviation China makes its debut in Asia Pacific at LIMA’17 this week with a newly ratified collaborative agreement with Malaysia’s Alaf Strategi to develop Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for the commercial market. To underline the collaboration the two companies are sharing a booth at the Langkawi Show (21st to 25th March).  Stand No HA173.... Read more

Sweden rejects Chinese export request for CybAero UAV for fisheries work

Sweden rejects Chinese export request for CybAero UAV for fisheries work

22-Feb-2017Source: CybAero

First North listed CybAero AB, which develops and manufactures remote-controlled helicopter systems, October 21, 2016 applied to the ISP, Swedish Inspectorate of Strategic Products, for export authorization of demonstration flight UAS in China. The application concerns one helicopter system and the demonstration is addressed to the Administration of Fishery and Fishing Supervision. The deal’s representative... Read more

CybAero completes acceptance tests on first Apid-60 UAV for China Customs

CybAero completes acceptance tests on first Apid-60 UAV for China Customs

4-Jun-2015Source: CybAero

CybAero, which develops and manufactures remotely piloted helicopter systems, received an order in January 2014 for three systems to China Customs. The systems will be based on three new ships and used for applications such as customs control, port management and anti-smuggling operations. CybAero completed the tests and trials for the first system which will... Read more

PCAS Demo shows MV-22 integration with Switchblade UAS

PCAS Demo shows MV-22 integration with Switchblade UAS

23-Apr-2015Source: DARPA

Close air support (CAS)—delivery of airborne munitions to support ground forces—is difficult and dangerous because it requires intricate coordination between combat aircrews and dismounted ground forces (for example, joint terminal attack controllers, or JTACs). DARPA’s Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) program focuses on technologies to enable sharing of real-time situational awareness and weapons systems data... Read more

Red Cross Study Says Drones Can Aid Emergency Response And Save Lives

Red Cross Study Says Drones Can Aid Emergency Response And Save Lives

23-Apr-2015Source: AUVSI

The American Red Cross and Measure, a 32 Advisors consulting firm, released a 52-page study based on extensive field research and industry input highlighting the humanitarian, safety, and economic benefits of using drones to help first responders and improve disaster relief efforts. “Drones provide significant benefits to first responders, enabling them to expedite disaster relief... Read more

Korea orders Raytheon Stinger missiles for Apache fleet

Korea orders Raytheon Stinger missiles for Apache fleet

1-Apr-2015Source: Raytheon

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) signed a $35 million contract to deliver Stinger® missiles and air-to-air launchers to the Republic of Korea Army in support of their recent procurement of AH-64 Apache helicopters. Under the previously announced foreign military sale, Raytheon will begin deliveries of the Stinger weapon systems in 2017. “Stinger provides vital self-protection capabilities... Read more

First unit fields Apache-Shadow combo

First unit fields Apache-Shadow combo

25-Mar-2015Source: US Army

Manned-unmanned operations using helicopters linked with unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, have been used by the Army for a number of years. However, no single unit has ever actually been assigned to both assets until now, said Lt. Col. Tory Burgess, product manager for Shadow Tactical UAS. Burgess and others spoke during a media roundtable... Read more

SANParks receives air support for anti-poaching operations

SANParks receives air support for anti-poaching operations

20-Mar-2015Source: SANP

South African National Parks (SANParks) is a proud recipient of a brand new Airbus AS-350B3e helicopter with night flying capability, made available with funding from the US based Howard G Buffet Foundation (HGBF). SANParks Board Chairperson, Mr Kuseni Dlamini, stated that SANParks had received an initial grant funding of R254.8 million in 2014 to support... Read more

Sagem extends its leading Flight Data Monitoring solutions to all Bell platforms

Sagem extends its leading Flight Data Monitoring solutions to all Bell platforms

3-Mar-2015Source: Sagem

Sagem (part of Safran) is calling on its 25 years of expertise in flight data analysis to offer its proven and state-of-the-art safety tools – Analysis Ground Station (AGS) and Cassiopée Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) services – to every Bell Helicopter commercial platform currently in production. These solutions are designed to support investigation, identify unsafe... Read more

Vision Systems to unveil dimmable sun visor at Heli-Expo

Vision Systems to unveil dimmable sun visor at Heli-Expo

27-Feb-2015Source: Vision

Next week at the Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo in Orlando, Florida, Research Frontiers (NASDAQ: REFR) licensee Vision Systems will unveil its SPD-Smart Opti-Visor electronically dimmable sun visor for the aircraft market. Opti-Visor was developed by Vision Systems and uses patented SPD-Smart light-control film technology invented by Research Frontiers to dynamically adjust the tint of the... Read more

Hexcel Exhibits at Aero India 2015

Hexcel Exhibits at Aero India 2015

17-Feb-2015Source: Hexcel

Hexcel is exhibiting at the Aero India show in Bangalore, from February 18-22, (Stand B3.2) to promote a range of carbon fibers and composites that are benefiting Indian aerospace manufacturers for commercial aircraft, helicopters and space programs. Hexcel has supplied carbon fiber fabrics, prepregs, honeycombs and adhesives to Indian aerospace companies for many years, including... Read more

Army drone nearly downed RAF AW101 Merlin during exercise

Army drone nearly downed RAF AW101 Merlin during exercise

12-Jan-2015Source: Telegraph

The British Army almost brought down a troop-carrying RAF helicopter when one of its own drones flew within 60ft of the giant aircraft, a report found. See Full Story... Read more

Grand Forks County Commission approves UAV donation

Grand Forks County Commission approves UAV donation

8-Jan-2015Source: Grandforks Herald

The local Sheriff’s Department received approval from the Grand Forks County Commission to accept a donation of two unmanned aerial vehicles. See Full Story... Read more

Drone entrepreneurs face “colossal mess” under planned FAA law

Drone entrepreneurs face “colossal mess” under planned FAA law

25-Nov-2014Source: Gigaom

The FAA’s long-awaited rules for drones are finally ready, and they spell bad news for the many businesses and organizations that had hoped the agency would give up its hard-line approach to unmanned aircraft. See Full Story... Read more

Iran Unveils Homegrown Unmanned Helicopter Drone

Iran Unveils Homegrown Unmanned Helicopter Drone

20-Nov-2014Source: Tasnim News

A domestically-made unmanned helicopter drone was put on display at an international aviation exhibition in southern Iran on Wednesday. See Full Story... Read more

Minister Raitt launches national campaign on drone safety

Minister Raitt launches national campaign on drone safety

24-Oct-2014Source: Government of Canada

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today launched the Government of Canada’s safety awareness campaign for unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), or drones. The national campaign will help ensure UAV users—both recreational and commercial—understand the rules of the skies and always think safety first. The first phase of the campaign, unveiled today, provides the public... Read more

USA to lose drone technology lead if FAA intransigence continues

USA to lose drone technology lead if FAA intransigence continues

9-Oct-2014Source: Washington Post

As the latest revolutionary digital technology takes off, entrepreneurs are finding themselves battling federal regulators for permission just to experiment with new applications. See Full Story... Read more

Boeing to Explore Assisting Sky-Watch on Danish UAV Development Project

Boeing to Explore Assisting Sky-Watch on Danish UAV Development Project

18-Sep-2014Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Danish company Sky-Watch today signed an agreement that will enable Boeing to explore assisting the company in its development of a new type of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) under a project supported by the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation. The goal of the “Smart UAV” project is to develop a new... Read more

Scientists unveil aircraft technologies of the future

Scientists unveil aircraft technologies of the future

8-Jul-2014Source: BAE Systems

The four technologies unveiled are: 3D printers so advanced they could print UAVs during a mission; aircraft parts that can heal themselves in minutes; a new type of long range aircraft which divides into a number of smaller aircraft when it reaches its destination, and a directed energy weapon that could engage missiles at the... Read more

FAA Technical Center to research integration of UAVs into national airspace system

FAA Technical Center to research integration of UAVs into national airspace system

9-Jun-2010Source: FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration’s William J. Hughes Technical Center has established a cooperative research and development agreement with Insitu Inc., of Bingen, Washington, and the New Jersey Air National Guard to study unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and to address their integration into the national airspace system (NAS). Insitu Inc., a wholly-owned, independent subsidiary of The... Read more

NLR to establish a competencies profile for UAV operators

NLR to establish a competencies profile for UAV operators

21-May-2010Source: NLR

The demand for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is rising, both nationally and internationally. Unmanned aircraft can, for instance, be used to monitor dikes, inspect borders and conduct surveillance operations for the police and military. For civilian use, UASs especially offer technical, economic and environmental advantages. During military or paramilitary missions, a UAS is a cost-effective... Read more

Alpha Unmanned Systems presents its UV helicopters at Mexican security expo

Alpha Unmanned Systems presents its UV helicopters at Mexican security expo

25-Apr-2010Source: Defensa

Alpha Unmanned Systems exhibits two of its helicopter UAVs – Command and Sniper – at this week’s Security Expo 2010 in Mexico City... Read more

Germany: Data protection questions raised over UAV use by Lower Saxony Police

Germany: Data protection questions raised over UAV use by Lower Saxony Police

6-Apr-2010Source: Rotorblatt

With UAV use only just started in Lower Saxony, there is already some confusion regarding the use of a small drone helicopter by the police.... Read more

Tehran Technical University flies indigenous helicopter UAV

Tehran Technical University flies indigenous helicopter UAV

1-Feb-2010Source: Aviaport

First Iranian unmanned helicopter designed in the design office of the Tehran Technical University of Amir Kabir... Read more

Helicopter UAV flown high up Mount Everest

Helicopter UAV flown high up Mount Everest

22-Sep-2009Source: The Standard

A student and his mentor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have achieved a world first on Mount Everest – not by climbing it but by flying an unmanned helicopter nearly to the top of the world.... Read more

Boeing AH-64D Apache Block III Demonstrates Level IV UAS Control

Boeing AH-64D Apache Block III Demonstrates Level IV UAS Control

24-Jun-2009Source: http://boeing.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=721

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Northrop Grumman-Developed U.S. Navy MQ-8B Fire Scout Shines At Sea

Northrop Grumman-Developed U.S. Navy MQ-8B Fire Scout Shines At Sea

2-Jun-2009Source: Northrop Grumman

The Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout successfully completed the latest set of fully autonomous flight operations onboard the USS McInerney (FFG-8) in support of dynamic interface testing. This was a critical step for the U.S. Navy MQ-8B Fire Scout toward Operational Evaluation (OpEval), scheduled for later this summer.... Read more

Saab, Swiss UAV Team on Rotorcraft

Saab, Swiss UAV Team on Rotorcraft

20-May-2009Source: Defense News

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Kazan Helicopters looks for opportunities in UAV market

Kazan Helicopters looks for opportunities in UAV market

15-May-2009Source: Kazan Helicopters

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IAI Introduces a Naval Rotary UAV at IMDEX 09

IAI Introduces a Naval Rotary UAV at IMDEX 09

13-May-2009Source: Defense Update

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