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India Set to Acquire 100 Armed Avengers

2016-11-15
India Set to Acquire 100 Armed Avengers
The Indian Air Force is set to acquire its first missile-armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from the US. The Indian Air Force has for years said it needs armed drones – weapon systems.

Airbus a Takes Step Closer to Driverless Flying Taxis

2016-11-14
Airbus a Takes Step Closer to Driverless Flying Taxis
Vahana, an electric, self-piloted vehicle project being developed by A³, the advanced projects and partnerships outpost of Airbus Group in Silicon Valley, recently awarded a Flight Test and Range Services contract to Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI), and their partner, SOAR Oregon (SOAR).

First Flight of Avenger Extended Range

2016-11-14
First Flight of Avenger Extended Range
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. has announced the successful first flight of its new Avenger Extended Range (ER) aircraft, an extended range version of its multi-mission jet-powered Predator C Avenger which has accumulated over 13,000 flight hours to date. The flight occurred on October 27th at the company’s Gray Butte Flight Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif.

Elbit Forms JV in India

2016-11-10
Elbit Forms JV in India
Adani Enterprises Ltd and Israel’s Elbit Systems India Ltd have formed a joint venture company, Adani-ElbitAdvanced Systems India Ltd (AEASIL), to manufactureunmanned aerial vehicles in India. While Adani group will own 51 percent stake in the JV, Israeli firm will hold the remaining stake.

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.


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