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First images of X-47B on the USS Harry S. Truman released

2012-12-11
First images of X-47B on the USS Harry S. Truman released
Only one thing to add to this, wow! Just look at the size of the thing. With nobody to keep alive on board it must have quite an endurance. The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator taxies on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is the first aircraft...

Making connections at 45,000′: Future UAS may fuel up in flight

2012-12-10
Making connections at 45,000′: Future UAS may fuel up in flight
DARPA completes close-proximity flight tests of two modified RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles, demonstrates technology enabling autonomous aerial refueling

DARPAs load placing UAS.

2012-12-07
DARPAs load placing UAS.
When a person reaches out to place an object in just the right place, their mind makes a series of judgments requiring vision, stability and careful movement. Trying to do the same thing robotically from a hovering unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) requires several technology advances.

Northrop Grumman Signs Up First Customer for its UAS Training

2012-12-06
Northrop Grumman Signs Up First Customer for its UAS Training
Orlando, FL. —Northrop Grumman announcedDec. 5 that it has signed upthe first customer for its Sandstorm/Longshot training system for unmanned aerial systems.

Textron, Bell Helicopters open state-of-the-art integration labs in Huntsville

2012-12-05
Textron, Bell Helicopters open state-of-the-art integration labs in Huntsville
Textron Systems and Bell Helicopters have teamed up to open state-of-the-art laboratories to provide integration and testing of manned and unmanned aircraft systems.

DJI releases All-in-One Solution, Read-to-Fly Phantom Quadcopter!

2012-12-04
DJI releases All-in-One Solution, Read-to-Fly Phantom Quadcopter!
The Phantom is DJI’s first small size Ready-to-Fly VTOL, integrated multi-rotor aircraft for aerial filming. It not only has an attractive appearance, but also has a built-in Naza-M + GPS multi-rotor autopilot system giving a stable and reliable flight characteristic.

nEUROn UCAV, first flight

2012-12-03
nEUROn UCAV, first flight

A pan-European stealth combat drone demonstrator has taken its first test flight in southern France.

French defense company Dassault-Aviation is lead contractor on the “nEUROn” project launched in 2005 involving firms from France, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Greece and Switzerland to provide a test bed for developing future combat aircraft.

The DIY Kid-tracking Drone

2012-11-30
The DIY Kid-tracking Drone

ByPAUL WALLICH

On school-day mornings, I walk my grade-school-age son 400 meters down the hill to the bus stop. Last winter, I fantasized about sitting at my computer while a camera-equipped drone followed him overhead.

Aeryon Scout sUAS at IDEX 2013 with Live Flight Demonstrations

2012-11-29
Aeryon Scout sUAS at IDEX 2013 with Live Flight Demonstrations
Aeryon Labs is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting the field-tested and mission-proven Aeryon Scout™ sUAS in the new Unmanned Systems Area at the International Defense Exhibition Conference (IDEX) 2013, on February 17-21 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Scout will be stationed in the Aeryon booth #005, and partnerDatron World Communicationswill be exhibiting in booth #023.

Chilean army Lascar UA flies

2012-11-28
Chilean army Lascar UA flies

An unmanned aerial vehicle prototype developed by the Chilean army has successfully completed its first flight test.

Lascar, as the UAV is called, has been under development the army, in collaboration with the University of Concepcion and private business, since 2008 and was flown in Chile’s Biobio region.


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