First Air/Water Drone Inspection of Bridge in Delaware

Using an innovative drone that can both fly and swim, the first combination aerial and underwater bridge inspection was successfully conducted on the Delaware Memorial Bridge Twin Spans on June 18, 2017, through a collaborative effort that included the Delaware River Bay Authority (DRBA), Rutgers University-New Brunswick (RU-NB) and SubUAS LLC. This hybrid unmanned vehicle, […]

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Thales Proposes Watchkeeper for Indonesia

Thales UK is positioning the company’s WK 450 Watchkeeper unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for the Indonesian Air Force’s (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Udara: TNI-AU’s) intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) requirements. According to sources from within the service who spoke to Jane’s on 11 July, a presentation on the UAS’ capabilities was made by officials […]

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French Air Force Completes First MQ-9 Reaper Flight

The French Air Force has successfully completed the first flight of MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft at Cognac air base in France. It flew for just over 5 hours around the airspace north of the base, where it has been stationed for a few weeks. The flight validated the performance of the unmanned aircraft, tested the […]

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Ex-MIT Start-Up Launches 3-Hour Hybrid QuadCopter

Boston-based Top Flight Technologies, Inc., an innovative provider of extended flight, enhanced payload, hybrid-powered commercial UAVs  hardware and autopilot control products, is seeking initial commercial and government customers for its recently announced Airborg H8, 10K UAV, and powered by the company’s proprietary Top Flight Technologies Hybrid-Power (Gasoline and Electric) System. “Global customers look to MIT […]

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USAF Wants Drone Defences After F-22 Overflight

Small, civilian-owned drones can buzz past the US Air Force’s stealthy fighter fleet sitting at domestic bases and the service’s head of Air Combat Command (ACC) has no way to deal with them. In the course of one day last week, the air force counted two reports of small drones interfering with operations at an […]

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Airborne Tests of GPS Anti-Jammer and Anti-Spoofer

GPSdome Ltd., the cyber company, announced that it has performed successful airborne tests of its Cyber device for protection against GPS jamming and spoofing. The tests were conducted jointly with Bluebird Aero Systems Ltd., which specializes in unmanned aerial vehicles. “We installed our GPSdome on a Bluebird small UAV in order to test its GPS protection […]

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Airborne Tests of GPS Anti-Jammer and Anti-Spoofer

GPSdome Ltd., the cyber company, announced that it has performed successful airborne tests of its Cyber device for protection against GPS jamming and spoofing. The tests were conducted jointly with Bluebird Aero Systems Ltd., which specializes in unmanned aerial vehicles. “We installed our GPSdome on a Bluebird small UAV in order to test its GPS protection […]

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University of Arizona Using AI and Drones to Help Guard US Border

Whether or not President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico ever gets built, a new project coming out of the University of Arizona offers a new solution for surveilling national borders without necessarily having to invest in quite so many bricks: Use smart technologies instead. What University of Arizona researchers have been working on is […]

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University of Arizona Using AI and Drones to Help Guard US Border

Whether or not President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico ever gets built, a new project coming out of the University of Arizona offers a new solution for surveilling national borders without necessarily having to invest in quite so many bricks: Use smart technologies instead. What University of Arizona researchers have been working on is […]

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UAV Technology Central & Eastern Europe Conference

A recent study conducted by Goldman Sachs forecast $100 billion market opportunity for UAV market between now and 2020.* Out of this, $70 billion is expected to end up in the military market as UAVS continue to be the platform of choice for defence forces optimising reconnaissance and surveillance capability across both land and sea. […]

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UAV Technology Central & Eastern Europe Conference

A recent study conducted by Goldman Sachs forecast $100 billion market opportunity for UAV market between now and 2020.* Out of this, $70 billion is expected to end up in the military market as UAVS continue to be the platform of choice for defence forces optimising reconnaissance and surveillance capability across both land and sea. […]

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US Coast Guard Seeks UAS to Launch from Cutter

The U.S. Coast Guard is looking for a small unmanned aerial vehicle for use on its Legend-class national security cutters. Under a draft request for proposals issued in the spring, the service will evaluate platforms with an eye toward issuing a full RFP by year’s end. A fiscal 2018 award would bring advanced intelligence, surveillance […]

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US Coast Guard Seeks UAS to Launch from Cutter

The U.S. Coast Guard is looking for a small unmanned aerial vehicle for use on its Legend-class national security cutters. Under a draft request for proposals issued in the spring, the service will evaluate platforms with an eye toward issuing a full RFP by year’s end. A fiscal 2018 award would bring advanced intelligence, surveillance […]

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Ukraine’s Border Guard Deploys Spectator-M

Ukrainian State Border Guard Service (SBGS) has put the new Spectator-M unmanned aircraft system to service. Flights are carried out within the reserved airspace with help of BPAC-MP-1, unmanned aviation complexes, SBGS’ official website said. The State Border Guard Service plans only to increase the activity of using these aviation units and thereby increase the […]

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Elbit Raises Stake in India’s Alpha to 49%

Alpha Design Technologies Pvt. Ltd., a direct supplier of defence equipment for the Indian Armed Forces, said that its Israeli partner Elbit Security Systems had increased its stake in their joint venture from 26% to 49%. The two will set up new facilities in Bengaluru to manufacture an expanded range of niche technology products for […]

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Textron Systems Adapts Aerosonde for Navy Missions

US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded Textron Systems a potential maximum of USD1.73 billion indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract to provide its Aerosonde small unmanned aircraft system (SUAS). The contract makes Textron Systems eligible to compete for the first sea-based task orders for the Aerosonde SUAS on US Navy (USN) vessels. The Boeing Insitu-built Scan Eagle […]

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Paris Air Show 52nd Edition Results and Videos

SIAE, organiser of the Paris Air Show , has just published the final results of the  52nd Edition , showing a record-breaking number of 2,381 exhibitors from 48 countries.The full published results are: 2,381 exhibitors from 48 countries (2,303 in 2015) 322,000 visitors: – Trade visitors: 142,000 –  General Public: 180,000 $150 billion worth of orders were announced […]

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DHS Picks CryptoMove for Drone Security

CryptoMove is a new decentralized moving target defense data protection startup in Silicon Valley, launched in January 2017 after 5+ years of stealth R&D. In a few short months after launching CryptoMove has landed a contract from the Department of Homeland Security and Customs & Border Protection to secure data on drones and end-to-end to […]

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Rafael Adds Laser Intercept Capability to Drone Dome

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has introduced a directed-energy, hard-kill intercept capability to its Drone Dome micro- and mini-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) detection and neutralisation system. The standard Drone Dome system comprises a RADA RPS-42 S-band multi-mission hemispheric radar, a Controp MEOS electro-optical (EO)/infrared surveillance suite, a communications package, and the C-Guard RD jamming and NetSense […]

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Fully Robotic Weaponry System on Airborne Platform

The Israeli military is buying small multi–rotor drones modified to carry a machine gun, a grenade launcher and variety of other weapons to fight tomorrow’s urban warfare battles. Their maker, Florida startup Duke Robotics, is pitching the TIKAD drone to the U.S military as well. Lt. Col. Raziel “Razi” Atuar, a 20-year veteran of the Israeli […]

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USAF Tests Advanced, Modular Sensor Pod on DC-3

The U.S. Air Force is testing a state-of-the-art sensor package, called AgilePod, which it hopes will ultimately offer all-new capabilities for surveillance aircraft and drones, such as the MQ-9 Reaper. But the service picked a decidedly less advanced platform for the initial flight tests, the venerable Douglas DC-3. In June 2017, the Blue Guardian Program, […]

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Pakistan Announces Domestic MALE Programme

The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has formally announced it will commence development of a 5th-generation fighter, medium altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and munitions under the banner of “Project Azm” (i.e. resolve or determination). In his speech for inaugurating the Kamra Aviation City initiative, the PAF Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief […]

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Arrest Made in Drone Flights Over Arizona Fires

A 54-year-old Prescott Valley man suspected of flying a drone that grounded Goodwin Fire firefighting efforts last week has been arrested.  The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office reported Saturday that Gene Alan Carpenter was arrested on charges of endangerment and unlawful operation of an unmanned aircraft. Carpenter is accused of endangering 14 aircraft and air crews […]

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Piaggio Aerospace Resumes Flight Test for P.1HH

Piaggio Aerospace has resumed flight test activity for the second prototype of its P.1HH HammerHead, the state of the art multipurpose Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) at Birgi Military Airport in Trapani on July 6th. P.1HH is an Unmanned Aerial System designed for aero, marine and terrestrial surveillance and reconnaissance. Entirely designed, developed and manufactured in Italy, […]

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Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Installs British Drone Detection Radar

Aveillant, the Cambridge based radar technology company, has announced its first airport installation of the Gamekeeper drone detection radar. The installation at Charles de Gaulle, Paris comes after successful demonstrations of the system at the Paris Airshow at Le Bourget Airport. Working with DSNA Services, a subsidiary of the French Civil Aviation Authority, and Groupe […]

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Israel and India to Cooperate on UAV Production

Dynamatic Technologies Ltd (DTL), Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI), and Elcom Systems have announced a strategic cooperation, to jointly address the needs of the Indian Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) market, under the Make in India initiative of the Indian Government. The announcement was followed by signing of a cooperation agreement by the companies, regarding production, […]

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European Union Chooses Sensofusion as Counter UAS Industry Partner

This month, the European Union officially selected Sensofusion to be an industry partner in Project SECOPS (an integrated SECurity concept for drone OPerationS). In its role to develop and commercialize its AIRFENCE drone detection and prevention system, Sensofusion is “key to the project’s success,” according to the EU. SECOPS seeks to mitigate risks in unmanned traffic management […]

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Unmanned Boat to Carry UAS at China Tech Fair

Chinese unmanned boats will carry UAVs and underwater drones in rescue missions and anti-terrorism operations. The 3rd China Military and Civilian Integration Expo will feature unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and driverless cars. Shenzhen Portability & Precision Technology Co. Ltd features surveillance and strike drone Qingzhun, and the CH series and YL series of military drones, […]

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Philippines’ ScanEagle Delivery Set for Autumn

The Philippines National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana disclosed on Tuesday, July 4 that the United States government is expected to deliver ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) before the year ends. The US government has programmed to hand over a Scan Eagle-type UAV but delivery would take time, as the transfer has to pass through various agencies. […]

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World’s First Multiple Aerial-Ground Manipulator

The projet proposed by the Tele-MAGMaS international team, coordinated by Antonio Franchi (CNRS researcher at LAAS, RIS team), has been one of the five projects selected in Fall 2016 by a panel of international experts for the Kuka Innovation Award 2017 where they demonstrated a world’s first prototype of Multiple Aerial-Ground Manipulator System (MAGMaS) at […]

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Deveron Partners with Agriculture Service Provider

Deveron UAS Corp has announced that it will be flying more farm acres with drones in collaboration with FS PARTNERS a division of GROWMARK, Inc. FSP is a leading agronomy service provider in Ontario with six hubs that span across the province. FSP will now offer Deveron’s on-demand drone data service to its customers across Ontario. “We […]

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Turkey’s Increasing Reliance on Drones

Turkey’s military and procurement officials are increasingly relying on various drone systems, most notably to boost the country’s asymmetrical fight against Kurdish insurgents and hostile Islamic groups fighting in the Syrian civil war. One military official said that the local unmanned aerial vehicle capabilities have since 2015 yielded “wonderful results” in fighting the Kurdistan Workers’ […]

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New US Army Control Station for Multiple UAS

The Aviation Development Directorate has developed a system enabling an air mission commander to manage multiple unmanned aerial systems simultaneously, resulting in faster completion of mission tasks without increasing operator workload. The program is called Supervisory Controller for Optimal Role Allocation for Cueing of Human Operators, referred to as SCORCH. “SCORCH is a system consisting […]

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Keynote Speakers Announced for Drone World Expo

Many companies are exploring the potential use of UAS, or drone technology for unmanned travel with programs to develop self-driving cars and pilotless passenger planes and everything in between. The keynote sessions at this year’s Drone World Expo will explore these developments for applications in the commercial drone industry and offer bold predictions for the […]

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FAA Offers Registration Deletion and Refund for Hobbyists

The FAA is providing the following updated information regarding the Small UAS Registration and Marking interim final rule as a result of a recent decision (PDF) by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit regarding the small UAS registration program. The court’s decision invalidated the registration requirement as it applies to certain model aircraft […]

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Airspace Approval for Delivery Drones in China

Chinese logistics giant SF Express obtained the country’s first airspace approval for logistics drones. The Paper revealed that SF Express gained approval from China’s Eastern Theatre Command on June 21. The airspace covers five towns of the Nankang District in the Ganzhou City of Jiangxi Province, East China. Delivery drones face hurdles in China such as airspace restrictions and the need to […]

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Skylark Crashes in Southern Gaza

A small Israeli drone crashed in the southern Gaza Strip overnight Tuesday, the army said, in the third such incident this year. The drone, a Skylark model, fell out of the sky in southern Gaza for as-yet unknown reasons. “The incident is being investigated,” a spokesperson said early Tuesday. The terror group Hamas, which rules […]

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Portable UAV Landing Zone

Indianapolis-based Ocelleye LLC, a commercial drone operator in North America, has released its UAV Landing Zone for vertical takeoff and landing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) weighing under 25 pounds. The UAV Landing Zone, developed over the course of a year, was tested in conjunction with Ocelleye’s day-to-day operations. The UAV Landing Zone,is a highly portable […]

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Drone Causes Disruption at UK’s Gatwick Airport

A drone flying close to Gatwick Airport led to the closure of the runway and forced five flights to be diverted. An airport spokesman said the runway had been closed for two periods on Sunday – of nine and five minutes – after the drone was sighted. Easyjet said four of its flights were diverted, […]

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Army Independence Day Parade in Minsk

A parade of the Minsk garrison forces and civilian machines and vehicles took place in Minsk on 3 July in honour of Belarus’ Independence Day, BelTA has learned. About 3,500 military personnel took part in the parade. As many as 20 parade units marched on foot representing the Minsk Suvorov Military School, the Military Academy, […]

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UAS – New Source of Disturbance for Wildlife

A team from the Swiss Ornithological Station has studied the effects of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS or drones) on wildlife. The use of drones is becoming very popular for a wide variety of purposes in all kind of environments. They operate at low altitudes, invading animals’ space. It is therefore relevant to analyze whether and […]

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This is What an ISIS Drone Workshop Looks Like

The Islamic State has increasingly used drones and other robotic IEDs against American, Iraqi, and civilian targets in Iraq. And as the Coalition fights its way through Mosul, troops are discovering workshops filled with crude but deadly robotics used to bomb people sometimes dozens of times per day. Getty Images just published photos of an ISIS factory […]

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FAA Publishes Order on Unmanned Aircraft Systems

This Order published on June 29, provides information and guidance on the continued implementation of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 101, Subpart E, Special Rule for Model Aircraft, and 14 CFR, Part 107 Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS). This provides a single source document for Air Traffic Organization (ATO) personnel, in any class […]

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Facebook Aquila’s Successful Second Flight

Just after dawn on May 22, Facebook reached another exciting and important milestone for the Aquila program — completing the successful second full-scale test flight of the aircraft. The aircraft flew for 1 hour and 46 minutes, and landed perfectly on our prepared landing site. In order to launch right after sunrise, which was at […]

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Block 5 MQ-9 Reaper Makes Combat Debut

The latest version of the MQ-9 Reaper, the Block 5 variant, flew its first successful combat mission June 23, 2017, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. The aircrew flew a sortie of more than 16 hours with a full payload of weapons including GBU-38 Joint Direct Attack Munitions and AGM-114 Hellfire missiles. During the mission, […]

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DARPA Test-Flies Autonomous Small Quad-Copters

Phase 1 of DARPA’s Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA) program concluded recently following a series of obstacle-course flight tests in central Florida. Over four days, three teams of DARPA-supported researchers huddled under shade tents in the sweltering Florida sun, fine-tuning their sensor-laden quadcopter unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) during the intervals between increasingly difficult runs. DARPA’s FLA […]

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Drone ID Aviation Rulemaking Committee Update

The first meeting of the UAS Identification and Tracking Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) on June 21-23 advanced key policies of concern to the FAA, industry and law enforcement.  During this initial meeting, the ARC considered issues such as existing regulations applicable to drone identification and tracking, air traffic management for drones, concerns and authorities of […]

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Malawi and Unicef Launch Drone Air Corridor

Malawi has launched Africa’s first air corridor to test the use of drones, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, in humanitarian missions in partnership with the UN children’s agency, Unicef. Kasungu Aerodrome, in central Malawi, will be used as a test site for aerial scouting in crisis situations, delivering supplies and using drones to boost internet connectivity. […]

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New Russian Anti-Aircraft Weapons Cluster

Rostec’s subsidiary Tula KBP introduces its new naval missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system Pantsir-ME that provides protection against modern air threats, including low-flying and small-size unmanned aerial vehicles. The creation of the new weapon system Pantsir-ME provides reliable protection for ships against air threats with absolute probability virtually equal to 1, including protection against […]

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