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Illegal drone business thrives in US

2013-06-24
Illegal drone business thrives in US
Despite regulations banning commercial drone use in the United States, a thriving black market for drones is on the rise, sending the Federal Aviation Administration into a tailspin.

A new trophallactic strategy for multiple unmanned aerial vehicles flying in formation

2013-06-21
A new trophallactic strategy for multiple unmanned aerial vehicles flying in formation
The autonomous flying of multiple UAVs in formation is an important research area in the aerospace field. Professor DUAN Haibin and his group members (LUO Qinan and YU Yaxiang) from the Science and Technology in Aircraft Control Laboratory, School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering

Schoolhouse opens to qualify unmanned system operators

2013-06-21
Schoolhouse opens to qualify unmanned system operators
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. –Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems have become a vital aspect in the ever changing battlefield.

PSNI on G8 drones: They actually look like big model aircraft

2013-06-19
PSNI on G8 drones: They actually look like big model aircraft
THE POLICE SERVICE of Northern Ireland (PSNI) have revealed details about the unmanned aerial vehicles or drones they will be using during the G8 summit, which gets under way in Fermanagh tomorrow.

Piaggio Hammerhead at PAS13

2013-06-19
Piaggio Hammerhead at PAS13
Visiting Paris airshow for the first time the Piaggio Hammerhead is certainly the most dashing UA entrant. Based on its existing manned platform the Hammerhead is a fast high performance machine as one might expect from the Italians.

ETURNAS UAV at PAS 13

2013-06-19
ETURNAS UAV at PAS 13
LE BOURGET, FRANCE: June 19, 2013-Design Intelligence Incorporated, LLC(DII) andMicroLink Devices, Inc.(MLD) today announced the development of a new solar-optimized unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) called ETURNAS.

NASA Tests Radio for Unmanned Aircraft Operations

2013-06-18
NASA Tests Radio for Unmanned Aircraft Operations
NASA’s communications experts have begun flight testing a prototype radio as part of the agency’s contributions toward fully integrating civil and commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS).

EADS Tropospheric Airship

2013-06-17
EADS Tropospheric Airship
EADS Innovation Works is conducting a conceptstudy for an innovative hybrid airship that isenvisioned for use in multi-role missions in Arcticregions, providing a long-endurance platformcapable of all-weather operations.

Aurora Flight Sciences Offers Global Leases for Centaur OPA Surveillance Aircraft

2013-06-17
Aurora Flight Sciences Offers Global Leases for Centaur OPA Surveillance Aircraft
Aurora Flight Sciences announced today it is offering Centaur Optionally Piloted Aircraft (OPA) globally for leasing or fee-for-service.

Teal Group Predicts Worldwide UAV Market Will Total $89 Billion in Its 2013 UAV Market Profile

2013-06-17
Teal Group Predicts Worldwide UAV Market Will Total $89 Billion in Its 2013 UAV Market Profile
Despite near-term U.S. budget cutbacks, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) continue as the most dynamic growth sector of the world aerospace industry this decade