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FAA Restricts Drone Operations Over Certain Military Bases

2017-04-11
FAA Restricts Drone Operations Over Certain Military Bases
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) § 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” to address national security concerns about unauthorized drone operations over 133 military facilities.

NLR Leads European Defence Project for Integration of Drones into Civil Airspace

2017-04-11
NLR Leads European Defence Project for Integration of Drones into Civil Airspace
The Netherlands Aerospace Centre, NLR, recently started working on the European TRAWA project, intended to develop standards for so-called ‘detect and avoid’ (DAA) systems on board drones.

New Chinese Drone for Export

2017-04-07
New Chinese Drone for Export
China is the largest exporter of military drones today, and it is ready to place a new model on the international market. The TYW-1, developed by Beihang University in Beijing, one of China’s top institutes for science and technology, is an unmanned aircraft for reconnaissance and combat based on the BZK-005 high-altitude, long-range reconnaissance drone, which the university also developed.

French Start-Up Unveils Inflatable UAVs

2017-04-05
French Start-Up Unveils Inflatable UAVs
French start-up company Airvada presented its range of innovative DIODON inflatable unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) at SOFINS, near Bordeaux.

Black Hornet 3 in Development

2017-04-05
Black Hornet 3 in Development
FLIR’s Prox Dynamics unit is in the process of developing a new version of its PD-100 Black Hornet nano rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), Janes has learned.

Terra Powerlifter Offers 10kg Payload

2017-04-04
Terra Powerlifter Offers 10kg Payload
A new unmanned aerial vehicle offering up to two hours continuous flying time and capable of carrying a payload of up to 10kg has been released by Terra Drone Corporation.

 Russias New Drone-Based Electronic-Warfare System

2017-04-04
Russias New Drone-Based Electronic-Warfare System
Russia’s new drone-based electronic-warfare system, the Leer-3 RB-341V combines jammers and Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicles to disable cellular networks, and allow the Russian military to send fake messages to subscribers.

China to Open a Drone Factory in Saudi Arabia

2017-04-03
China to Open a Drone Factory in Saudi Arabia
China will construct a new facility to produce unmanned aerial vehicles in Saudi Arabia, following a recent visit from Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud Salman.

Schiebel CAMCOPTER Approaches Manned-Unmanned Teaming Operations

2017-03-31
Schiebel CAMCOPTER Approaches Manned-Unmanned Teaming Operations
Schiebel and Patria have been working together to integrate Patria’s sophisticated Compact Airborne Networking Data Link (CANDL) communication network onto the CAMCOPTER S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS).

General Atomics Gets $39M USAF MQ-9 Support Contract

2017-03-30
General Atomics Gets $39M USAF MQ-9 Support Contract
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $39,122,913 modification (06) to task order (0017) on previously awarded contract FA8620-15-G-4040 for MQ-9 contractor logistics support.


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