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AmeyVTOL Transforms Asset Inspection

2016-07-20
AmeyVTOL Transforms Asset Inspection
A new joint venture between global asset management consultancy, Amey, and VTOL Technologies, will use precision, long-range drones to transform asset management inspections – making it safer, quicker and easier to assess vital infrastructure such as bridges and railways.

Argentina Air Force Unveils Domestic MALE UAV

2016-07-19
Argentina Air Force Unveils Domestic MALE UAV
Further to interest from the Ministry of Defence to develop the Argentina Air Force Base in Chamical, Province of La Rioja as the main base exclusively for UAVs in the Argentina Republic, details of the most recent UAV project, the 2A Vigia, have just been released.

FAA Gives TSA Another Job: Drone Pilot Vetting

2016-07-18
FAA Gives TSA Another Job: Drone Pilot Vetting
The FAA has given the Transportation Security Administration (“TSA”) a new and potentially time-consuming task: vetting commercial sUAS pilots who do not already have a certificate to operate manned flights. The proliferation of new applications underscores the importance of having an adequately staffed and funded TSA so integration of commercial sUAS is not delayed.

AT&T Incorporating Drones to Deliver Enhanced Cell Service

2016-07-17
AT&T Incorporating Drones to Deliver Enhanced Cell Service
According to a recent AT&T blog post by Chief Strategy Officer John Dunn, AT&T is looking at ways to deliver enhanced LTE wireless coverage using drones.

Rockwell Collins Milestone for Commercial UAS BVOLS

2016-07-15
Rockwell Collins Milestone for Commercial UAS BVOLS
Rockwell Collins, in collaboration with The University of Iowa’s Operator Performance Lab (OPL), successfully controlled an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) using its end-to-end UAS integrated avionics solution. The test flight was a key milestone toward the successful operation of UAS beyond an operators visual line of sight in the National Airspace System (NAS).

UK Royal Air Force to Acquire Certifiable Predator B

2016-07-14
UK Royal Air Force to Acquire Certifiable Predator B
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) announced at the Farnborough Air Show that the UK Ministry of Defence has selected the Certifiable Predator B (CPB) RPA system, with some specific modifications, to fulfil the country’s future armed Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) requirements.

Real-Time Flight Tracker to Track Drones

2016-07-07
Real-Time Flight Tracker to Track Drones
Flightradar24 is probably the web’s foremost destination for aviation nerds of all stripes. Using data from a worldwide network of radio ground stations, the site lets users track the real-time locations of civilian aircraft by constantly updating a live map based on their transponder pings.

Poland Orders Counter-Drone System to Secure NATO Summit

2016-07-06
Poland Orders Counter-Drone System to Secure NATO Summit
Poland’s Ministry of Defense has signed a contract for the deployment of non-kinetic countermeasures against unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) during the upcoming NATO summit in Warsaw. Bids to provide the services were due June 28, the ministrys Armament Inspectorate said in a statement.

Japan, Israel Plan Joint Research on Unmanned Systems

2016-07-05
Japan, Israel Plan Joint Research on Unmanned Systems
The defense authorities of Japan and Israel are making preparations toward initiating joint research on unmanned surveillance airplanes, Japanese government sources and bilateral diplomatic sources said.

Hacking Team Reveals Cracks in Drone Network Armor

2016-07-04
Hacking Team Reveals Cracks in Drone Network Armor
As the anti-drone industry grows, the many ways tech is used to down unmanned aircraft expands. Case in point — a research team at Johns Hopkins University recently demonstrated a hacking technique that joins a myriad of anti-drone solutions already out there – radar rifles, “virtual security domes,” acoustic detectors and more.


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