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Moscow purchased 10 Israeli drones

2015-09-09
Moscow purchased 10 Israeli drones
Russia has purchased 10 Israeli intelligence-gathering drones this year, an independent Russian newspaper reported in recent days.
According to Vedomosti, the drones are to be assembled in Russia in accordance with a license awarded to Ural Work Civil Aviation factory.

This underwater drone hunts and kills invasive starfish on the Great Barrier Reef

2015-09-08
This underwater drone hunts and kills invasive starfish on the Great Barrier Reef
Crown-of-thorns starfish are literally devouring Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, an overpopulation problem that is threatening the coral that forms the reef. To save it, researchers have developed an underwater vehicle capable of destroying the hungry starfish quickly and efficiently.

DJI updates Phantom 3 drones with new 'Intelligent Flight Modes,' including auto-follow

2015-09-08
DJI updates Phantom 3 drones with new 'Intelligent Flight Modes,' including auto-follow
DJI's latest generation of drones, the Phantom 3 lineup, gained a number of new features on Monday, thanks to new firmware that adds "intelligent flight modes," including auto-follow, waypoints, and auto-filming of points of interest.

Swiss to buy Israeli drones after parliament green light

2015-09-08
Swiss to buy Israeli drones after parliament green light

Geneva (AFP) - Switzerland's parliament on Monday voted in favour of a controversial plan to buy six Israeli surveillance drones worth 250 million Swiss francs ($256 million, 230 million euros).

Drone Surveillance Radar at UAS Test Range in Spain

2015-09-07
Drone Surveillance Radar at UAS Test Range in Spain
DeTect, INC. announced that its HARRIER S200d Air Surveillance Radar (ASR) has been installed at the Air Traffic Laboratory for Advanced Systems (ATLAS) in Villacarillo, Spain, to provide detection and tracking of aircraft, drones and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). ATLAS is Europe’s first purpose-built drone and UAS test flight and development range.

 Warsaw University of Technology & Lockheed Martin Conclude UAS Research

2015-09-04
Warsaw University of Technology & Lockheed Martin Conclude UAS Research
The Warsaw University of Technology (WUT) and Lockheed Martin celebrated the successful conclusion of a joint advanced applied research program focused on the integration between manned and unmanned airborne platform systems. The program builds on the strong industrial and academic partnership between Poland and Lockheed Martin aimed at motivating young Polish engineers to address tomorrow’s defense and industrial needs.

Rio Tinto to Expand Use of UAS

2015-09-04
Rio Tinto to Expand Use of UAS
Rio Tinto is moving to expand its use of unmanned aerial systems outside its current mine monitoring and inspection activities and into the wider business.
Rio is among many in the industrial sector to turn to drones to more safely and easily survey and inspect their vast infrastructure assets.

Nigeria to deploy drones to fight oil theft

2015-09-02
Nigeria to deploy drones to fight oil theft
State oil firm announces plan to help military monitor ships carrying oil bid to fight theft on country's waterways.
Nigeria's state oil giant NNPC has announced a plan to deploy drones to monitor the movement of ships in a bid to fight oil theft on the country's waterways.

Russian Helicopters Unmanned Tiltrotor Concept

2015-09-02
Russian Helicopters Unmanned Tiltrotor Concept
Russian Helicopters has expressed new interest in developing tilt-rotor technologies that could be used to design a new family of unmanned and potentially even manned aircraft.

FAA reports five close calls with drones in Oklahoma

2015-09-01
FAA reports five close calls with drones in Oklahoma
In January, the pilot of a Hawker Beechcraft Bonanza flying over Tulsa reported seeing a 3-foot by 3-foot black drone flying about a quarter-mile off his left wing.


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