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Camcopter in Canadian Ice-Breaking Operations

2016-04-19
Camcopter in Canadian Ice-Breaking Operations
At the end of March 2016 at Fogo Island in Canada, Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) successfully demonstrated its capabilities to a host of dignitaries from the Canadian Coast Guard, the Royal Canadian Navy, Transport Canada, the Canadian National Research Council and the University of Alaska in partnership with the Memorial University of Newfoundland.

NASA Preparing for Fourth Series of Flight Tests

2016-04-19
NASA Preparing for Fourth Series of Flight Tests
NASA and its partners, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Honeywell International and the RTCA Special Committee (SC)-228, are validating and advancing technologies that will assist the Federal Aviation Administration as they develop the regulations to allow integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS).

DJI Plows Ahead  Announces Advanced Imaging Capabilities for Osmo & Matrice

2016-04-18
DJI Plows Ahead Announces Advanced Imaging Capabilities for Osmo & Matrice
DJI is simply not going to sit still. Yesterday, the Shenzhen based leader in drone technology, released advanced imaging solutions for both consumers and professionals.

Flying Saucer Drone Use Sound Waves to Battle Blazes

2016-04-17
Flying Saucer Drone Use Sound Waves to Battle Blazes
A Canadian inventor is fanning the flames of innovation with a new concept that could revolutionize UAV firefighting technology.

US Navys Solar Drone Lands on Water

2016-04-14
US Navys Solar Drone Lands on Water
Unlike most quadcopters, the Aqua-Quad doesn’t take off from solid ground. Dr. Kevin Jones and his team from the Naval Postgraduate School developed it to fly straight up from the ocean or any body of water. And it can land back on water after it has fulfilled its mission, staying on or under the surface until its deployed again.

Google Patent for UAV Delivery of Medical Equipment

2016-04-12
Google Patent for UAV Delivery of Medical Equipment
A new patent awarded to Google outlines a device that can call for a drone to fly in with specific medical equipment. Last year, Google patented the idea of flying drones to medical emergencies with life-saving technology onboard, and now it seems the tech giant has a plan for how we would contact these drones.

Helicopter Drone Gets Green Light, Takes Off

2016-04-11
Helicopter Drone Gets Green Light, Takes Off
The Volocopter, the world’s first helicopter drone that anyone can fly, even with no pilot experience, has received the green light from German aviation authorities to fly as an ultralight aircraft.

Communication Range of 120 km by SpyLite Mini UAV

2016-04-10
Communication Range of 120 km by SpyLite Mini UAV
BlueBird Aero Systems Ltd – a designer and developer of combat-proven Micro, Mini and Small tactical UAS solutions and peripheral equipment announced that its SpyLite Mini UAV, weighing only ~9 kg, has achieved an extraordinary communication range of 120 km, an outstanding achievement and a new world record in the Mini UAV category.

DARPA Flight Tests Demonstrate Optical Sense-and-Avoid Capability

2016-04-07
DARPA Flight Tests Demonstrate Optical Sense-and-Avoid Capability
A research effort associated with DARPA’s Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program recently conducted the first successful flight tests of a shoebox-sized, plug-and-play system designed to enable manned and unmanned aircraft to automatically detect nearby aircraft and avoid potential mid-air collisions.

DroneCatcher Safely Takes Unwanted Drones into Custody

2016-04-06
DroneCatcher Safely Takes Unwanted Drones into Custody
Delft Dynamics recently conducted a successful test of its DroneCatcher, an unmanned aerial vehicle that takes out other, unwanted unmanned aerial vehicles.


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