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Industry Presents UAV Upgrades to UK Royal Navy

2016-10-19
Industry Presents UAV Upgrades to UK Royal Navy
As the Royal Navy moves towards retiring its only unmanned air vehicle from service in 2017, industry has presented a number of upgrades to UK-operated systems to try and tempt the service into continuing operations with such technology.

NASA Tests Air Traffic Control System for Manned/Unmanned Flights in Reno

2016-10-19
NASA Tests Air Traffic Control System for Manned/Unmanned Flights in Reno
A team from NASA will conduct a weeklong test of an air traffic control system it is developing for both drones and manned aircraft starting Tuesday at Reno-Stead Airport, an exercise that will include flying drones beyond the limits of operators’ eyesight.

FAA Publishes Clarification of the Applicability of Aircraft Registration Requirements for UAS

2016-10-18
FAA Publishes Clarification of the Applicability of Aircraft Registration Requirements for UAS
This document clarifies the applicability of the statutory requirements regarding aircraft registration to UAS, including those operating as model aircraft.

Russia Builds Microwave Anti-Drone Weapon

2016-10-18
Russia Builds Microwave Anti-Drone Weapon
The Russian government is backing a military research project to develop a powerful microwave-based weapon designed to take out unmanned enemy drones from up to half a mile away.

Russia Builds Microwave Anti-Drone Weapon

2016-10-18
Russia Builds Microwave Anti-Drone Weapon
The Russian government is backing a military research project to develop a powerful microwave-based weapon designed to take out unmanned enemy drones from up to half a mile away.

Facebook to Test Wireless Technology on Low-Flying Drones Above its Headquarters

2016-10-17
Facebook to Test Wireless Technology on Low-Flying Drones Above its Headquarters
The skies above Facebook’s Silicon Valley headquarters may soon be buzzing with the sound of quadcopter drones. Thats because the company plans to fly at least one small, wireless-beaming drone at an altitude of 400 feet around its headquarters in the coming months.

Tzur: New Israeli Defence Force Drone

2016-10-17
Tzur: New Israeli Defence Force Drone
The new Israeli UAV will be capable of carrying supplies and special reconnaissance equipment, hover for long periods of time, and operate at a range of 10 kilometers.The IDF is developing a new drone, the first of its kind to be developed by the Israeli military in-house. The development of the drone, code-named Tzur, began about two years ago, and could conclude in a year, following further tests.

5 Ways Part 107 Waivers Will Improve the Drone Industry

2016-10-16
5 Ways Part 107 Waivers Will Improve the Drone Industry
When the FAA announced the enactment of Part 107, the Small UAS Rule, they also announced that operators could apply for drone waivers – exceptions to the basic provisions of Part 107. The FAA has issued at least 75 waivers so far, and many operators have applied for exceptions including night flight, flight over people, and operations in restricted airspace.

Zipline Begins Humanitarian Drone Delivery in Rwanda

2016-10-16
Zipline Begins Humanitarian Drone Delivery in Rwanda
San Francisco based Zipline drones have begun regular humanitarian drone deliveries to hospitals in rural Rwanda.

Drone Aviation Gets DoD Contract for WATT Tethered Drones

2016-10-14
Drone Aviation Gets DoD Contract for WATT Tethered Drones
Drone Aviation Holding Corp, a manufacturer of tethered drones and lighter-than-air aerostats, has announced that it has been awarded a contract to supply its WATT electric tethered drones to a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) customer.


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