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Maiden flight of Camcopter with Schiebels new heavy fuel engine.

2012-03-13
Maiden flight of Camcopter with Schiebels new heavy fuel engine.
Vienna, 12 March 2012 Schiebel is delighted to announce the first flight of aheavy-fuel powered CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS (Unmanned Air System). Theflexibility this engine provides will further add to..

Northrop Grumman and Raytheon to demonstrate MP-RTIP radar system on Global Hawk Block 40 UAV

2012-03-12
Northrop Grumman and Raytheon to demonstrate MP-RTIP radar system on Global Hawk Block 40 UAV
HANSCOM AFB, Mass., 8 March 2012. Military radar experts at the Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems segment in El Segundo, Calif., and partner Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in El Segundo, Calif., will develop and install an advanced..

Tetracam Multispectral Workshops

2012-03-06
Tetracam Multispectral Workshops
Tetracam are holding training workshops which look interesting.

Tetracam produces the world’s most efficient and most economical multi-spectral cameras and the software required to interpret the images they capture. On farms, ranches and orchards throughout the world, Tetracam systems monitor subtle changes in the visible and near-infrared radiation that plants reflect. Farmers use the data to spot impending dangers to their crops. Changes in the near-infrared indicate factors that threaten plants long before any indications appear in the visible spectrum

Sky Fortress-III Taiwanese turbo prop

2012-03-05
Sky Fortress-III Taiwanese turbo prop
Tainan, Taiwan – An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) design team led by Wei-Hsiang Lai, professor of aeronautics and astronautics and director of advanced propulsion and power system research center...

Avian-Inspired Graspers

2012-03-02
Avian-Inspired Graspers
Another entrant for UASGotTalent ™, (see UGT) our new section invented by @RAeSTimR from the twittosphere

ITM Power, UK company to develop off grid charging for Boeing UAS

2012-02-28
ITM Power, UK company to develop off grid charging for Boeing UAS
Perhaps pointing to an electric version of the ScanEagle or a new platform? Equipment Development and Lease Agreement with Boeing ITM Power(AIM: ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, announces that it has signed an Equipment Development and Lease Agreement withBoeing Research & Technology Europe S.L.U. “Boeing”for the development, assembly and field trials of a 1Nm3/hr (2.1kg/day) PEM...

Supersonic sUAS

2012-02-24
Supersonic sUAS
Propulsion by a novel jet engine is the crux of the innovation behind a University of Colorado Boulder-developed aircraft that’s accelerating toward commercialization. Jet engine technology can be small,.

Conservation Drones take Flight

2012-02-23
Conservation Drones take Flight
Conservationists have converted a remote-controlled plane into a potent tool for conservation.

Using seed funding from the National Geographic Society, The Orangutan Conservancy, and the Denver Zoo, Lian Pin Koh, an ecologist at the ETH Zürich, and Serge Wich, a biologist at the University of Zürich and PanEco, have developed a conservation drone equipped with cameras, sensors and GPS. So far they have used the remote-controlled aircraft to map deforestation, count orangutans and other endangered species, and get a bird’s eye view of hard-to-access forest areas in North Sumatra, Indonesia.

Top Ten Things to Do With Your Own Drone

2012-02-22
Top Ten Things to Do With Your Own Drone
Its dromeagedan this week, the main stream press is scrambling to find opinions. This is another pretty good one from Forbes. The entire article is well worth a read.

Drones May Set Off a Flurry of Lawsuits

2012-02-21
Drones May Set Off a Flurry of Lawsuits
The New York Times seems pretty anti sUAS use, almost daily reports of worries. We think they are operating in the manufacturers twilight zone. They believe the capability hype. Perhaps they ought to be flying a couple of their own before to get a handle on how things really work. What people say is possible and what is actually possible are...


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