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FLIR Systems Acquires Prox Dynamics for $134 Million

2016-12-01
FLIR Systems Acquires Prox Dynamics for $134 Million
FLIR Systems, Inc. announced that it has acquired Prox Dynamics AS, a leading developer and manufacturer of nano-class unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for military and para-military intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance applications, for approximately $134 million in cash.

UNHCR Drones Help Displaced Populations in Africa

2016-11-30
UNHCR Drones Help Displaced Populations in Africa
For many people drones conjure up images of remotely piloted aircraft bristling with missiles, used for military ends. But in conflict-affected parts of Africa, versions of the technology are being used by humanitarian aid organizations like UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to plan relief responses and save lives.

Type-Certifiable Predator B Takes Flight

2016-11-30
Type-Certifiable Predator B Takes Flight
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), has announced that its Type-Certifiable Predator B (TCPB) variant completed its first flight test at the company’s Gray Butte Flight Operations Facility near Palmdale, Calif., on November 17th.

Drones and Insect Biobots to Map Disaster Areas

2016-11-28
Drones and Insect Biobots to Map Disaster Areas
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a combination of software and hardware that will allow them to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and insect cyborgs, or bio-bots, to map large, unfamiliar areas – such as collapsed buildings after a disaster.

Russian Army to Get Advanced Stealth Drone Hunter

2016-11-28
Russian Army to Get Advanced Stealth Drone Hunter
The Russian Army will be getting Advanced Stealth Drone Hunter which is capable of detecting unmanned aerial vehicles over 20 km range with radar accuracy of 10 meters.

Email Chain Reveals Amazon UK Drone Tests

2016-11-25
Email Chain Reveals Amazon UK Drone Tests
An email chain shows that Amazon has been testing drones in the UK for longer than initially thought. Correspondence between Amazon and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which regulates drone flying in the UK, shows that Amazon has been testing drones in UK airspace since summer 2015. It was previously believed that Amazon only began testing drones in UK airspace in the summer of 2016.

Aeryon Labs Unveils $3M Testing Complex

2016-11-25
Aeryon Labs Unveils $3M Testing Complex
Aeryon Labs marked another milestone in its rapid growth with the recent unveiling of a $3-million testing facility at its Waterloo headquarters.

Over 2,700 Commercial Attendees at Drone World Expo

2016-11-22
Over 2,700 Commercial Attendees at Drone World Expo
The 2nd Annual Drone World Expo attracted 2,711 commercial drone professionals this week to the San Jose Convention Center. The exhibit hall featured nearly 100 exhibiting companies showcasing the newest products and solutions with a world-class education program featuring a stellar line up of 120 end users, industry and government experts.

Q-53 Radar Upgrade Counters Drone Strikes

2016-11-22
Q-53 Radar Upgrade Counters Drone Strikes
The US Army has awarded a $27.8 million contract to Lockheed Martin to provide quick reaction capability to the counter-unmanned aerial system (UAS) on the AN/TPQ-53 radar system, also called the Q-53.

Camcopter S-100 Concludes Successful Year of Operations In Support of MOAS Life-Saving Mission

2016-11-22
Camcopter S-100 Concludes Successful Year of Operations In Support of MOAS Life-Saving Mission
Onboard the global charity organization MOAS’ (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) ship MY Phoenix Schiebels CAMCOPTER S-100 again proved to be vital for the outstanding achievements of the NGOs search- and-rescue efforts in the Mediterranean.


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