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Northrop Grumman announces media briefing on Triton unmanned aircraft system at Australian International Air Show

2013-02-22
Northrop Grumman announces media briefing on Triton unmanned aircraft system at Australian International Air Show
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) will be holding a media briefing during the Australian International Air Show focused on the Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS). The briefing will take place onWednesday, Feb. 27, from2 to 3 p.m.

Unmanned storm-chaser lands CU-Boulder on FAAs domestic drone list

2013-02-20
Unmanned storm-chaser lands CU-Boulder on FAAs domestic drone list
By Erica MeltzerCamera Staff Writer Program director on drones: ‘We hate that term and don’t use it’ Would a drone by any other name sound as threatening? A long-standing program to use unmanned aircraft to collect data on storm...

The CROC Flying Drone Contest

2013-02-19
The CROC Flying Drone Contest
CROC is running a Flying Drone Contest which requires contestants to demonstrate an unmanned autonomous flying drone (copter) which must successfully complete contest tasks. The first prize is 1 million Rubles**. Contest milestones are in January, March, May and June 2013; the finals will be held in August 2013.

FAA Announces Request for Proposals For Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research and Test Sites

2013-02-15
FAA Announces Request for Proposals For Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research and Test Sites
WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today solicited proposals from state and local governments, eligible universities and other public entities to develop six unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research and test sites around the country.

Combat veterans refresh unmanned aircraft skills

2013-02-14
Combat veterans refresh unmanned aircraft skills
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Feb. 12, 2013) — Infantry Capt. Joseph Driskell ended his recent deployment to Afghanistan using unmanned aerial vehicles differently than when he began. One thing he realized that unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, training is critical.

Even Hobby Drones Could Be Made Illegal In Texas

2013-02-13
Even Hobby Drones Could Be Made Illegal In Texas
On a hazy day last January, an unmanned aircraft enthusiast piloted his camera-equipped drone in the vicinity of a Dallas meatpacking plant, cruising around 400 feet in the air. To test his equipment, he took some photos of the Trinity River with a point-and-shoot camera mounted to his $75 foam airframe.

Congressmen seek action on UAS test sites

2013-02-12
Congressmen seek action on UAS test sites
Joe CoglianoSenior Reporter-Dayton Business Journal Some members of Congress — including U.S. RepMike Turner, R-Dayton — are getting antsy when it comes to theFederal Aviation Administration’sprogress when it comes to unmanned aircraft. In a letter late last week, the Congressional Unmanned Aerial Systems Caucus sent a letter Department of Transportation SecretaryRay LaHoodsaying the FAA should be focused on safety...

Amateur UAS on CNN

2013-02-11
Amateur UAS on CNN
UAS are a hot topic at the moment in the USA, CNN has a piece on FPV flying running at the moment. Bookmark It Hide Sites

Iran releases video from captured RQ-170 Sentinel released (perhaps)

2013-02-07
Iran releases video from captured RQ-170 Sentinel released (perhaps)
Iranian News Agency Alalam has released footage that purports to come from theBeast of Kandahar. The RQ 170 in question was said to have been driven off track and captured inDecember 2011. Iranian boffins have decoded the video and released it as proof!

Virginia lawmakers back two year moratorium on RAPS UAS

2013-02-06
Virginia lawmakers back two year moratorium on RAPS UAS
Stuff and non sense really, this puts things on hold until July 2015. The FAA are not properly off the starting blocks for the much touted 2015 civil drone invasion so it matters not. The electorate will feel something...


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