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Grand Forks RPA Training Academy Expands

2016-06-01
Grand Forks RPA Training Academy Expands
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. has announced two contracts in support of GA-ASI’s new RPA Training Academy in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

US Office of Naval Research Tests Drone Swarms

2016-05-26
US Office of Naval Research Tests Drone Swarms
The Department of the Navy’s Office of Naval Research this week released this video showing a 30 aircraft flight of UAVs directed in tandem by the Navy and researchers from the Georgia Tech Research Institute of the Georgia Institute of Technology.

US Air Force Flight Plan Outlines Next 20 Years for sUAS

2016-05-25
US Air Force Flight Plan Outlines Next 20 Years for sUAS
US Air Force leaders outlined what the next 20 years will look like for remotely piloted aircraft in the Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Plan.

Drone Privacy Best Practices: Dept of Commerce Weighs In

2016-05-22
Drone Privacy Best Practices: Dept of Commerce Weighs In
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), an arm of the Department of Commerce, released a list of voluntary best practices for drone privacy yesterday.

US Air Force Flight Plan Outlines Next 20 Years for sUAS

2016-05-20
US Air Force Flight Plan Outlines Next 20 Years for sUAS
US Air Force leaders outlined what the next 20 years will look like for remotely piloted aircraft in the Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Plan.

Counter-UAS System in Development

2016-05-19
Counter-UAS System in Development
With the proliferation of consumer UAS, the threat of collisions between drones and manned aircraft is a growing concern, particularly to operators of rotorcraft, which tend to fly at lower altitudes than fixed-wing aircraft. To combat this potential hazard, Virginia-based Alion Science and Technology (a $billion-revenue government contractor) is developing a device to take control of encroaching drones and move them out of harm’s way.

Drones May Soon Deliver Vital Organs Across India

2016-05-18
Drones May Soon Deliver Vital Organs Across India
Delivery drones have been proposed for all sorts of purposes – pizza, soccer shoes and prescription drugs. But a new UAV project in India may literally save lives by speedily delivering vital organs for transplant.

Airborne Inspectors Could Help Control Corrosion

2016-05-17
Airborne Inspectors Could Help Control Corrosion
It has long been recognised that drones also have potential in the offshore wind industry where, it is anticipated, they could provide significant cost and efficiency benefits. Work undertaken to date in the RepaKorr project suggests that these potential benefits extend to new, more cost-effective ways to detect corrosion.

India Leads the Way in Public-Safety Drones

2016-05-16
India Leads the Way in Public-Safety Drones
There’s no doubt – when it comes to public-security drone deployment across Asia, India is well ahead of the competition. Want proof? Lets travel to Noida.

Airbus Seeks to Raise Its Profile in the Drone Industry

2016-05-15
Airbus Seeks to Raise Its Profile in the Drone Industry
Airbus Group SE wants to become a major player in the fast-growing global drone industry, said its chief executive, Tom Enders, after years of missteps by the European plane maker that have left rivals with the upper hand.


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