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Gliding Algorithm Keeps Drones Aloft for Hours

2016-10-20
Gliding Algorithm Keeps Drones Aloft for Hours
Launch an unmanned SBXC sailplane into the air with a catapult and it glides lazily down again in about three minutes. But when the sailplane is equipped with software to find plumes of warm air rising from the ground, known as thermals, it can ride them upward and extend its flight to a record-breaking five hours.

Industry Presents UAV Upgrades to UK Royal Navy

2016-10-19
Industry Presents UAV Upgrades to UK Royal Navy
As the Royal Navy moves towards retiring its only unmanned air vehicle from service in 2017, industry has presented a number of upgrades to UK-operated systems to try and tempt the service into continuing operations with such technology.

Russia Builds Microwave Anti-Drone Weapon

2016-10-18
Russia Builds Microwave Anti-Drone Weapon
The Russian government is backing a military research project to develop a powerful microwave-based weapon designed to take out unmanned enemy drones from up to half a mile away.

Russia Builds Microwave Anti-Drone Weapon

2016-10-18
Russia Builds Microwave Anti-Drone Weapon
The Russian government is backing a military research project to develop a powerful microwave-based weapon designed to take out unmanned enemy drones from up to half a mile away.

Tzur: New Israeli Defence Force Drone

2016-10-17
Tzur: New Israeli Defence Force Drone
The new Israeli UAV will be capable of carrying supplies and special reconnaissance equipment, hover for long periods of time, and operate at a range of 10 kilometers.The IDF is developing a new drone, the first of its kind to be developed by the Israeli military in-house. The development of the drone, code-named Tzur, began about two years ago, and could conclude in a year, following further tests.

Drone Aviation Gets DoD Contract for WATT Tethered Drones

2016-10-14
Drone Aviation Gets DoD Contract for WATT Tethered Drones
Drone Aviation Holding Corp, a manufacturer of tethered drones and lighter-than-air aerostats, has announced that it has been awarded a contract to supply its WATT electric tethered drones to a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) customer.

Ultimate Unmanned Unveils Viper 1000C

2016-10-12
Ultimate Unmanned Unveils Viper 1000C
South African company Ultimate Unmanned has launched its new Viper 1000C unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which is based on a Stemme motor glider.

US Army Cyber Command Tests COTS-Modified Quadcopter

2016-10-09
US Army Cyber Command Tests COTS-Modified Quadcopter
During battlefield exercises that took place in August at Fort Irwin, California, the Army tested new tactical unmanned aerial vehicle capabilities to feed information directly to brigade combat team commanders.

Russian State Tech Firm Designing Dragonfly Drone

2016-10-03
Russian State Tech Firm Designing Dragonfly Drone
Russia’s United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC), a state tech firm, is working on a tiny reconnaissance drone that will be small enough to fit in one hand, its press office said.

UPS Tests Drones for Urgent Deliveries

2016-09-26
UPS Tests Drones for Urgent Deliveries
Package delivery giant United Parcel Service Inc. began testing last Thursday the use of drones to make commercial deliveries of packages to remote locations. Working with Danvers, Mass.-based drone maker CyPhy Works, UPS staged a mock delivery of urgently needed medicine from Beverly, Mass. to Children’s Island.


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