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US Air Force Adds New RPA Bases at Home & Abroad

2016-03-03
US Air Force Adds New RPA Bases at Home & Abroad
The US Air Force will add two new locations for remotely piloted aircraft operations within the continental United States, and look to build new overseas locations as it builds its RPA force. General Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, said ACC will add the two locations “as rapidly as possible,” though he could not provide a specific timeline.

Drone Deliveries in Cyprus ?

2016-03-03
Drone Deliveries in Cyprus ?
Postal deliveries by drone could be coming to Cyprus within two or three years, according to Director of the Cyprus Post, Andreas Gregoriou.

German Euro Hawk to Fly Again

2016-03-02
German Euro Hawk to Fly Again
The Northrop Grumman-built Euro Hawk unmanned air vehicle will fly again after the German air force decided to resume testing of the aircraft and its Airbus Defence & Space signals intelligence (SIGINT) payload.

Drone Safety Initiative in Romania

2016-03-02
Drone Safety Initiative in Romania
The first private institute for drones in Romania was founded at Medias, in Sibiu County. The Training, Studies and Research Institute for Unmanned Vehicle Systems (ITSC-SVFP) will raise awareness regarding potential incidents involving drones. The initiative is a new step in the path towards defining the legal status and functioning of drones in Romania.

 UAVs Combat Rhino Poaching in South Africa

2016-03-02
UAVs Combat Rhino Poaching in South Africa
Rhino protection efforts in Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife reserves in South Africa received vital support this month with the launch of the Air Shepherd UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) project – a partnership between the Lindbergh Foundation, Peace Parks Foundation (PPF) and the provincial conservation agency.

Northrop Demonstrates Global Hawk Payload Adapter

2016-03-01
Northrop Demonstrates Global Hawk Payload Adapter
Two flights in February with a Senior Year Electro-Optical Reconnaissance System (SYERS)-2 intelligence gathering sensor strapped to a Block 30 Global Hawk were the first demonstrations by Northrop Grumman of its Universal Payload Adapter – a move toward creating one fleet of the unmanned aircraft to carry any sensor the US Air Force needs.

Iran has a New Redesigned Shahed-129

2016-03-01
Iran has a New Redesigned Shahed-129
Iran has developed an ‘improved’ variant of its Shahed-129 unmanned aerial vehicle, which was displayed by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) for the first time during a rally in mid-February to mark the anniversary of the Islamic revolution in 1979.

Fifty UAVs Guard Russian Nuclear Missile Assets

2016-02-29
Fifty UAVs Guard Russian Nuclear Missile Assets
Around 50 unmanned aerial vehicles are protecting the assets of Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces (SMF), responsible for the countrys nuclear arsenal, according to the Russian defense ministry.

Facebook to Test Internet UAV this Year

2016-02-29
Facebook to Test Internet UAV this Year
Facebook will begin test flights of its solar-powered Internet UAV later this year, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The Aquila aircraft has the wingspan of a Boeing 737 but weighs about the same as a car. Its wings are covered in solar panels that provide enough energy to keep it aloft for three to six months at an altitude of 60,000 to 90,000 feet, well above aircraft.

French Air Force Explores Fuel Cell Technology

2016-02-29
French Air Force Explores Fuel Cell Technology
EnergyOr Technologies Inc., a leader in advanced PEM fuel cell systems for aerospace applications, recently signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with the French Air Force’s Centre d Expertise Aérienne Militaire (CEAM). This JDA will serve as the foundation to advance development of optimized long endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platforms powered by EnergyOrs fuel cell system technology.


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