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VR-64 transports Fire Scout UAV

2013-04-22
VR-64 transports Fire Scout UAV
The MQ-8B is a remote piloted helicopter capable of shipboard launch and recovery. The aircraft will see action supporting naval operations throughout the theater, providing reconnaissance and situational awareness.

Students test new heights of drone use

2013-04-22
Students test new heights of drone use
The Drone Lab, a group-directed study composed of nine students in the UC Berkeley School of Information, is currently working with consumer-grade drones to extend the possibilities for their application in everyday life.

Media Invited to Observe Small Unmanned Aircraft System in Action

2013-04-12
Media Invited to Observe Small Unmanned Aircraft System in Action
Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the U.S. Geological Survey will work together to evaluate whether a small unmanned aircraft can save state wildlife managers time, money and offer a safer and enhanced alternative to gather greater sage-grouse data.

UAV Pilot Tests Data Collection

2013-04-12
UAV Pilot Tests Data Collection
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is conducting a one-year pilot project using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to photograph and video collision and crime scenes from the air.

UAS-maker partners for Brazilian market

2013-04-11
UAS-maker partners for Brazilian market
U.S. unmanned aerial systems producer Insitu is teaming with Brazil’s Santos Lab for manufacturing and marketing of its drones in the country.

Laser-based UAV sensor payload for detecting beach mines to be designed by BAE Systems

2013-04-11
Laser-based UAV sensor payload for detecting beach mines to be designed by BAE Systems
HONOLULU, 9 April 2013.Electro-opticsdesigners at the BAE Systems Spectral Solutions segment in Honolulu are developing a prototype laser-based mine- and obstacle-detection system to help Navy and Marine Corps forces avoid threats on invasion beaches.

Super Silent UAV Muffler from the UAV Factory

2013-04-11
Super Silent UAV Muffler from the UAV Factory
Silent muffler is the UAV Factory’s proprietary product that is optimized for lowest detectability range, without sacrificing the maximum power output of the engine. Design is based on extensive simulations using advanced finite element analysis tools for internal flow and acoustics.

S. Korea to begin development of mid-altitude UAV

2013-04-10
S. Korea to begin development of mid-altitude UAV
SEOUL, April 9 (Yonhap) — South Korea will resume a once-aborted program to develop mid-altitude unmanned aerial vehicles (MUAV) to bolster its monitoring capabilities of North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs, a military source said Tuesday.

AeroVironment wins $13.8 Mln order for RQ-11B Raven Small Unmanned Aircraft

2013-04-10
AeroVironment wins $13.8 Mln order for RQ-11B Raven Small Unmanned Aircraft
AeroVironment Inc. (AVAV) announced Wednesday that it received $13.80 million of incremental funding on March 30, 2013 from the United States Army for continued performance of a contract action with a not to exceed value of $65.54 million.

Insitu Announces Successful First Maritime Flight of RQ-21A Small Tactical Unmanned Air System

2013-04-10
Insitu Announces Successful First Maritime Flight of RQ-21A Small Tactical Unmanned Air System
Insitu Inc. announced today the successful first maritime flight of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (STUAS) RQ-21A. The nearly two-hour flight launched from the USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) after three months of land-based development testing and operational assessment.