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Unmanned Aerostar-C flies towards certification

2011-07-13
Unmanned Aerostar-C flies towards certification
Aeronautics Defense Systems expects there to be a large potential market for its Aerostar-C unmanned air vehicle, including that from customers looking to acquire equipment to support training activities.

MicroFalcon completes Multi UAV test flights

2011-07-10
MicroFalcon completes Multi UAV test flights
Innocon's MicroFalcon mini UAS has completed flight testing with the Multi UAV configuration. The Multi UAV enables the user to operate the system over a target with a continuous coverage at both day and night operation.

Robot explores where no human dares: The final rest of the Franklin expedition

2011-07-05
Robot explores where no human dares: The final rest of the Franklin expedition
This summer, a torpedo-shaped robot will try to do what 160 years of navy expeditions, RCMP search parties and eagle-eyed Northern hunters could not.

Success for OAO Gorizont, Schiebel in Russia

2011-07-01
Success for OAO Gorizont, Schiebel in Russia
OAO Gorizont (Russia) and Schiebel (Austria) have joined forces to deliver an Unmanned Air System (UAS) in Russia based on the famous and proven S-100 unmanned helicopter. One UAS will be soon in operational use for a government customer.

D-Dalus - an entirely new genre of aircraft arrives

2011-06-30
D-Dalus - an entirely new genre of aircraft arrives
Austrian research company IAT21 has presented a new type of aircraft at the Paris Air Show which has the potential to become aviation's first disruptive technology since the jet engine.

Boeing SolarEagle solar-powered UAV to fly in 2014

2011-06-30
Boeing SolarEagle solar-powered UAV to fly in 2014
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agencys (DARPA) Vulture program, which aims to develop and demonstrate technology to enable a single high-altitude unmanned airplane (UAV) to operate continuously for a period of five years, has entered phase II. Under the terms of an US$89 million contract, Boeing will develop a full-scale demonstrator called the SolarEagle that will make its first demonstration flight in 2014. The aircraft will have highly efficient electric motors and propellers and a high-aspect-ratio, 400-foot wing for increased solar power and aerodynamic performance.

Datron Scout - UAV reconnnaisance with the stability of four rotors

2011-06-29
Datron Scout - UAV reconnnaisance with the stability of four rotors
Younger owners of the Parrot AR.Drone will no doubt have discovered the advantages of such a device when gathering intelligence on siblings and parents. The Datron Scout Air Reconnaissance System shares a few similarities with the AR.Drone but, like the CyberQuad, is a quadricopter designed for slightly more critical missions.

Pakistani makes drones for peaceful use

2011-06-28
Pakistani makes drones for peaceful use
In Pakistans commercial hub, a Pakistani is developing his own drone technology despite security challenges arising from the current political climate and the public anger over the US use of the unmanned aircrafts.

Obama Announces Manufacturing Plan that Includes Unmanned Systems

2011-06-28
Obama Announces Manufacturing Plan that Includes Unmanned Systems
President Barack Obama launched the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) Friday at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. The national effort invests more than $500 million in manufacturing and emerging technologies, with $70 million going specifically to development in the robotics and unmanned systems industries.

Chinese Navy Mission Reveals Secret Drone

2011-06-27
Chinese Navy Mission Reveals Secret Drone
It was another big reveal in a long history of them. Six months after the Chinese air force let the first photos of its new stealth fighter leak online, Beijing’s military has “accidentally” showed off another secretive weapon system: a small drone, apparently used to scout ahead of China’s fast-growing fleet of warships.