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Live Maps for Unmanned Air Systems in UK

2016-08-18
Live Maps for Unmanned Air Systems in UK
Createc has been funded by the UK Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) to work on a software solution that can be easily incorporated into existing unmanned air systems (UAS) using only on-board passive sensors and a previous map.

Olaeris Demonstrates 21st Century Helicopter

2016-08-17
Olaeris Demonstrates 21st Century Helicopter
Olaeris has performed a private flight demonstration of its AEVA unmanned aircraft system for a group of investors and aviation industry executives.

US Navy Deploys RQ-20B AeroVironment Puma AE

2016-08-12
US Navy Deploys RQ-20B AeroVironment Puma AE
AeroVironment, Inc. announced the United States Navy has tested and deployed the RQ-20B Puma small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) aboard a Flight I Guided Missile Destroyer (DDG Class). Some of these exercises included the use of AeroVironment’s fully autonomous system to recover the aircraft aboard a ship. The US Navy issued a report on August 3 from the Arabian Gulf describing how Puma AE is also being utilized (see “US Ships Utilize Small Eye in the Sky”) on Navy Patrol Craft.

Startup Equips Police With Drone Air-Traffic System

2016-08-11
Startup Equips Police With Drone Air-Traffic System
An Arizona-based startup is equipping a local police department with a unique air-traffic control system for its future drone fleet.

Agrobotix Integrates with John Deere in Australia

2016-08-10
Agrobotix Integrates with John Deere in Australia
UAV enabled agricultural intelligence company Agrobotix has announced a new level of integration with John Deere’s Operations Center in Australia. The integration allows a user to push the Agribotix Digital Scouting Report directly into their Operations Center account.

 Arctic-Capable Solar-Powered Russian UAV

2016-08-09
Arctic-Capable Solar-Powered Russian UAV
A prototype of an Arctic-capable solar-powered drone for monitoring and telecommunications transmissions has successfully performed a 50-hour-long test-flight in Russia. Designers are preparing a three-times-bigger version for tests later this year.

New Water Rescue Tactic using Drones

2016-08-07
New Water Rescue Tactic using Drones
Microdrones recently collaborated with the DLRG Horneburg/Altes Land e.V. (German Lifeguard Association) to simulate a mission to rescue a drowning swimmer, demonstrating the life-saving potential of a tactic that combines two cutting-edge technologies: unmanned aerial systems (UAVs) and RESTUBE.

New Water Rescue Tactic using Drones

2016-08-07
New Water Rescue Tactic using Drones
Microdrones recently collaborated with the DLRG Horneburg/Altes Land e.V. (German Lifeguard Association) to simulate a mission to rescue a drowning swimmer, demonstrating the life-saving potential of a tactic that combines two cutting-edge technologies: unmanned aerial systems (UAVs) and RESTUBE.

In depth with Tanky  The Worlds Fastest Ready-to-Fly Racing Drone?

2016-07-24
In depth with Tanky The Worlds Fastest Ready-to-Fly Racing Drone?
There’s a new drone startup making waves in the world of crowdfunding, and this time, it looks like speed is the top priority. California-based Tanky Drone has launched a crowdfunding campaign to bring its FPV racer to the wider public, which comes ready to fly and has, in testing at least, hit speeds in excess of 100 mph.

Kafon Drone Clears Minefields 20 X Faster than People

2016-07-23
Kafon Drone Clears Minefields 20 X Faster than People
The manufacture, dissemination and use of anti-personnel mines were effectively banned in the late 1990s when 133 nations signed the Ottawa Treaty. But despite that international agreement, an estimated 100 million mines remain buried beneath former war zones where they kill or maim an average of 10 people per day.


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