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UAE-made UAV appeals

2013-02-19
UAE-made UAV appeals
ABU DHABI – Meet Yabhon United 40 – Block 5; with its futuristic aero-dynamics, this unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, was a major show attraction at Idex 2013.

Piaggio Aero Industries and Selex ES present the P.1HH HammerHead

2013-02-18
Piaggio Aero Industries and Selex ES present the P.1HH HammerHead
The P.1HH “HammerHead” programme objective is the development of a multipurpose state-of-the-art Unmanned Aerial System designed to meet the need for a robust and high-tech solution for Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions (ISR). The Piaggio Aero P.1HH Unmanned Aerial System includes an unmanned aircraft platform, specific mission equipment and systems and a remote Ground Control Station (GCS).

Raytheon to integrate Miniature Air Launched Decoy on Predator & Reaper

2013-02-14
Raytheon to integrate Miniature Air Launched Decoy on Predator & Reaper
Raytheon CompanyandGeneral Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. are working together to develop a highly autonomous, unmanned electronic warfare capability based on equipping GA-ASI’s PredatorB/MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) with Raytheon’sMiniature Air Launched Decoy (MALD).

PX4FLOW Camera

2013-02-13
PX4FLOW Camera
PX4Flow is an optical flow smart camera. It has a native resolution of 752×480 pixels and calculates optical flow on a 4x binned and cropped area at 250 Hz (bright, outdoors), giving it a very high light sensitivy. Unlike many mouse sensors, it also works indoors and in low outdoor light conditions without the need for an illumination LED at 120 Hz (dark, indoors).

3-axis multi-talent: Quanton flight control for multi rotor helis

2013-02-12
3-axis multi-talent: Quanton flight control for multi rotor helis
By Alexander Gerdes Inspired by the open source project Tau Labs (taulabs.org) and the strong multirotors community the German Quantec Networks GmbH has designed a newflight control for multi rotor helicopters. The board named ‚Quanton‘ is Tau Labs first...

New video of Black Hornet

2013-02-11
New video of Black Hornet
British troops in Afghanistan are the first to use state of the art handheld nano surveillance helicopters. Measuring just 4 inches by 1 inch, it provides troops on the...

Chinas UAV into a period of fast progress

2013-02-07
Chinas UAV into a period of fast progress
Thanks to the increasingly advanced support systems, China’s UAV is progressing in all aspects. In his interview with Outlook Weekly, Wei Yiyin, head of the Third Research Institute of China Aerospace Science & Industry Corporation, said that although the UAV industry in our country developed later than the worlds large UAV exporters, the domestic UAV was progressing rapidly thanks to the countrys loosening of airspace control, improving customer approvals, and advancing technologies.

Brazils Avibras joins Embraer and Elbit

2013-02-06
Brazils Avibras joins Embraer and Elbit
Brazilian defense contractor Avibras will join planemaker Embraer SA and the local unit of Israeli defense company Elbit Systems in developing unmanned aircraft in Brazil, the companies said on Tuesday.

Lockheed Martin has Big Plans for sUAS

2013-02-05
Lockheed Martin has Big Plans for sUAS
Over the past year, Lockheed Martin acquired CDL Systems, Chandler/May and Procerus Technologies to enhance its unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) capability.
The Army selected Lockheed Martin as one of five companies to compete for future Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) and parts under a 5-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract worth up to $248 million.

Russian-assembled Searcher UAS takes flight

2013-02-04
Russian-assembled Searcher UAS takes flight
Russia’s Ural Works of Civil Aviation (UZGA) has performed the first flight of a locally-assembled Israel Aerospace Industries Searcher II unmanned air vehicle.


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