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Verizon Tests New Drone-Based 4G LTE Service

2017-04-17
Verizon Tests New Drone-Based 4G LTE Service
On April 5, Verizon conducted the latest engineering flight tests to determine how large an area of wireless coverage can be created aerially using a “flying cell site” aboard a long endurance drone piloted by American Aerospace Technologies, Inc. (AATI).

Sweden Bans CybAero Export to China

2017-04-14
Sweden Bans CybAero Export to China
CybAero has received a recall of a previously issued export license from the ISP – The Inspectorate of Strategic Products. The export authorization referred to a helicopter system for demonstration flights in China with the end customer AVIC.

3D Printing Improves Battery Life of Crop Dusting UAV

2017-04-13
3D Printing Improves Battery Life of Crop Dusting UAV
Italian drone company Soleon has been using 3D printing to reduce the weight of drone components, improving the efficiency of its unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). One of its latest products, SoleonAgro, is an agricultural pest control drone with a laser sintered polyamide body.

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.


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