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Drones to play key part in surf safety

2012-06-04
Drones to play key part in surf safety
AAP FUTURISTIC technology normally used for military operations could soon be monitoring bathers and sharks off Australian beaches. The project will test the effectiveness of unmanned flying drones as...

Quadcopter UAVs recharging your smartphone with wireless power

2012-05-31
Quadcopter UAVs recharging your smartphone with wireless power
The University of Nebraska’s NIMBUS Lab has developed unmanned quadcopters that can fly around and wirelessly transmit power to devices. Ostensibly these UAVs have the rather unromantic purpose of recharging remote sensors — weather stations, highway monitoring/messaging systems, and...

Northrop Developing Navy UAV Logistics System

2012-05-30
Northrop Developing Navy UAV Logistics System
Northrop Grumman Corp. will help the Navy transition into a lead maintenance role for anunmannedaircraft fleet, the Defense Department announced Tuesday. The company will develop logistics management systems under...

Engineers Develop Cheap Onboard Tracking System For UAVs

2012-05-29
Engineers Develop Cheap Onboard Tracking System For UAVs
The popularity of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or UAVs has exploded in just a few years. That’s the result of smaller, cheaper computers that allow these vehicles to fly unaided, better radio communication systems and more efficient, lighter motors for...

NATO Forces to Gain Security by Procuring New UAV

2012-05-28
NATO Forces to Gain Security by Procuring New UAV
Global Hawk Block 40(RQ-4) is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that has been procured along with its four small vehicles by 13 NATO nations. Weighing only 6.7 T and...

SAF gets new unmanned aerial vehicle

2012-05-24
SAF gets new unmanned aerial vehicle

The Singapore Armed Forces is replacing the existing Searcher unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) which have been in use since 1994, with the new and improved Heron-1.

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen announced this at the inauguration of the new fleet into 119 Squadron on Wednesday afternoon.

SPI Corp Unveils Next Generation Thermal PTZ M1-D Multisensor Thermal Imager

2012-05-23
SPI Corp Unveils Next Generation Thermal PTZ M1-D Multisensor Thermal Imager
SPI Corp is a long time distributor and manufacturer of thermal imager systems in the United States. They specialize in thermal PTZ systems.Thermal PTZsystems are typically comprised of a thermal imager, visual cctv camera and other sensor or laser components. The thermal PTZ (AKA thermal gimbal or thermal pod) is a versatile platform that can be mounted on vehicles, boats, UAV’s and fixed positions such as poles or buildings. Traditionally, thermal PTZ systems are very expensive and difficult to maintain. SPI Corp has been working on a corporate directive to reduce the cost and size of these typically large and expensive thermal PTZ systems. The M1-D Micro MultisensorThermal PTZ systemis said to be the culmination of this development effort.

Sci-fi buys: Drones and robots

2012-05-22
Sci-fi buys: Drones and robots

By Jim Powell,Global Changes & Opportunities Report

Commercial drones — or unmanned aerial vehicles — will, no doubt, soon become very popular. In addition to being useful, they can be made inexpensively and can save companies a lot of money. Robots are also making big advances in the commercial market.

First international signing for Block 40 Global Hawks

2012-05-21
First international signing for Block 40 Global Hawks
Northrop Grumman Corporationhas announced it has signed a $1.7 billion (euro 1.2 billion) contract for NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) system. Operating under NATO command, AGS is expected to...

Egypt: Nation Produces UAV in Cooperation With China

2012-05-18
Egypt: Nation Produces UAV in Cooperation With China
Chairman of the Arab Organization for Industrialization, Hamdy Weheba said that Egypt has started the second phase to produce 12 Egyptian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) “ASN-209″ in cooperation with...


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