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Chinas Turbojet-Powered Cloud Shadow

2016-11-10
Chinas Turbojet-Powered Cloud Shadow
The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) unveiled the Cloud Shadow, a turbojet-powered, medium/high-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at the Airshow China 2016 exposition, which was held in the southern city of Zhuhai from 1 to 6 November.

Sightline Tracking, Facial Recognition Tech for Drones

2016-11-09
Sightline Tracking, Facial Recognition Tech for Drones
Privacy-protected video and Geo-positioning data from multiple drones can be live-streamed between field agents and command centers, thanks to a partnership between three IT firms.

China Unveils QY-1 Rotary Wing UAV

2016-11-08
China Unveils QY-1 Rotary Wing UAV
The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) has unveiled a new vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) prototype at the Airshow China 2016 exhibition in Zhuhai.

Russian Military Tests VR Helmet for Drone Pilots

2016-11-08
Russian Military Tests VR Helmet for Drone Pilots
Russian drone pilots may soon get a revolutionary virtual reality helmet to pilot unmanned aircraft and get an HD view of terrain and enemy targets. The new feature allows for better situation awareness while flying combat missions, developers say.

Global Marketplace for Drone Operations to Offer Real-Time Map and Footage Auditing

2016-11-07
Global Marketplace for Drone Operations to Offer Real-Time Map and Footage Auditing
The global market for drone services is valued at $127 Billion by 2020 according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. Sales of consumer and prosumer drones are soaring and the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) forecasts there will be more than 1.3 million licensed drone pilots by 2020 in the U.S. alone.

New Precision Survey Sensor on Aerosonde sUAS

2016-11-07
New Precision Survey Sensor on Aerosonde sUAS
Textron Systems Unmanned Systems announced that the company will now offer the TK-7 Firewatch precision survey sensor on the Aerosonde Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) after its recent successful demonstration in Blackstone, Va.

Irans Water-Skimming Suicide Drone

2016-11-03
Irans Water-Skimming Suicide Drone
Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard has claimed to have developed a ‘suicide drone capable of delivering explosives to blow up targets both at sea and on land.

Turkey Develops High-Tech Drone Killer System

2016-11-02
Turkey Develops High-Tech Drone Killer System
Turkey’s ASELSAN domestic defense firm has developed an integrated air defense system to detect, track and disrupt small and micro unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) against any threat on public and commercial settlements.

Low-Cost UAS Early Detection System

2016-11-02
Low-Cost UAS Early Detection System
Strathclyde University has won Europe’s biggest space technology innovation competition for its work on a low-cost early detection system for UAVs. The winning project is a so-called ‘silent lookout system that uses low-cost sensors and satellite navigation technology for the early detection of UAVs.

Prototype 600 Gram Russian Surveillance Drone

2016-11-01
Prototype 600 Gram Russian Surveillance Drone
A prototype of a hand-launched spy drone weighing roughly 21 ounces has been built at an engineering center in Samara, Russian, a defense industry source told RIA Novosti.


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