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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.

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.

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).

Drone World Expo 2017  Registration Now Open

2017-03-23
Drone World Expo 2017 Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for Drone World Expo 2017. From October 3-4, the 3rd annual Drone World Expo will once again gather thousands of thought leaders, end-users and decision makers in the commercial drone industry at the San Jose Convention Center.

Leidos Pilots New Service for UAS

2017-03-21
Leidos Pilots New Service for UAS
Leidos Flight Service has created an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) service that helps safeguard the airspace by sending automatic notifications of unmanned aircraft operations to relevant groups.

Amazon Patents Drones with Telescoping Landing Legs

2017-03-20
Amazon Patents Drones with Telescoping Landing Legs
A diagram shows how an Amazon drone could land on a sloping surface while keeping its main frame level, thanks to telescoping landing legs. (Amazon Illustration via USPTO)

US Air Force Buys Drone-Snagging Shotgun Shells

2017-03-17
US Air Force Buys Drone-Snagging Shotgun Shells
US Air Force security forces, as well as other military personnel and federal law enforcement agencies, may soon be getting a new tool to take down small commercial drones: shotgun shells with a net. The special cartridge is just one system the Pentagon has been looking at to manage the growing threat from small and readily available quad-and hex-copter-type unmanned aircraft.

Chinas Rainbow Solar UAV to Make Maiden Flight

2017-03-16
Chinas Rainbow Solar UAV to Make Maiden Flight
China’s aerospace engineers boast the “Caihong” is the worlds largest solar-powered drone, dwarfing NASAs Pathfinder series that never made it into mass production. The prospect of the drone leading in disaster monitoring is in the horizon.


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