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MicroFalcon completes Multi UAV test flights

2011-07-10
MicroFalcon completes Multi UAV test flights
Innocon's MicroFalcon mini UAS has completed flight testing with the Multi UAV configuration. The Multi UAV enables the user to operate the system over a target with a continuous coverage at both day and night operation.

D-Dalus - an entirely new genre of aircraft arrives

2011-06-30
D-Dalus - an entirely new genre of aircraft arrives
Austrian research company IAT21 has presented a new type of aircraft at the Paris Air Show which has the potential to become aviation's first disruptive technology since the jet engine.

Boeing SolarEagle solar-powered UAV to fly in 2014

2011-06-30
Boeing SolarEagle solar-powered UAV to fly in 2014
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agencys (DARPA) Vulture program, which aims to develop and demonstrate technology to enable a single high-altitude unmanned airplane (UAV) to operate continuously for a period of five years, has entered phase II. Under the terms of an US$89 million contract, Boeing will develop a full-scale demonstrator called the SolarEagle that will make its first demonstration flight in 2014. The aircraft will have highly efficient electric motors and propellers and a high-aspect-ratio, 400-foot wing for increased solar power and aerodynamic performance.

Datron Scout - UAV reconnnaisance with the stability of four rotors

2011-06-29
Datron Scout - UAV reconnnaisance with the stability of four rotors
Younger owners of the Parrot AR.Drone will no doubt have discovered the advantages of such a device when gathering intelligence on siblings and parents. The Datron Scout Air Reconnaissance System shares a few similarities with the AR.Drone but, like the CyberQuad, is a quadricopter designed for slightly more critical missions.

Pakistani makes drones for peaceful use

2011-06-28
Pakistani makes drones for peaceful use
In Pakistans commercial hub, a Pakistani is developing his own drone technology despite security challenges arising from the current political climate and the public anger over the US use of the unmanned aircrafts.

PARIS: Aeronautics delivers first Orbiter 3 STUAS

2011-06-27
PARIS: Aeronautics delivers first Orbiter 3 STUAS
Israeli company Aeronautics has delivered the first Orbiter 3 small tactical unmanned air system to a first undisclosed customer. " The Orbiter 3 STUAS brings to the unmanned systems market capabilities that did not exist previously," said Ran Carmeli, head of the aerial division at Aeronautics.

PARIS: China primes predatory MALE

2011-06-25
PARIS: China primes predatory MALE
The Chinese aerospace corporation is displaying a small model of the distinctly Predator-like Wing-Loong, which it describes as a medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) vehicle with autonomous take-off and landing capability and the ability to carry "small-sized air-to-ground strike weapons".

PARIS: Euro Hawk nearly ready for Germany flight

2011-06-24
PARIS: Euro Hawk nearly ready for Germany flight
Northrop Grumman and Cassidian have confirmed that the Euro Hawk testbed, the German version of the RQ-4 Global Hawk, will fly to Germany for payload integration and testing.

PARIS: Turkey launches armed, unmanned helicopter prototype

2011-06-23
PARIS: Turkey launches armed, unmanned helicopter prototype
Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has launched a small, armed, unmanned helicopter to expand a widening portfolio in the unmanned airborne systems market.

Paris Air Show Roundup: Camcopter Flies, Thales Deploys, Rockwell Sees the Future

2011-06-21
Paris Air Show Roundup: Camcopter Flies, Thales Deploys, Rockwell Sees the Future
For the second Paris Air Show in a row, Schiebel's Camcopter S-100 was the only unmanned aircraft flying. The company had hoped to fly it closer to the crowd, said Neil Hunter, the managing director for sales, marketing and strategy, but it was again kept away from the main viewing area. To make the small helicopter more visible this time, Schiebel covered most of the fuselage in red foil.


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