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Flying Saucer Drone Use Sound Waves to Battle Blazes

2016-04-17
Flying Saucer Drone Use Sound Waves to Battle Blazes
A Canadian inventor is fanning the flames of innovation with a new concept that could revolutionize UAV firefighting technology.

US Navys Solar Drone Lands on Water

2016-04-14
US Navys Solar Drone Lands on Water
Unlike most quadcopters, the Aqua-Quad doesn’t take off from solid ground. Dr. Kevin Jones and his team from the Naval Postgraduate School developed it to fly straight up from the ocean or any body of water. And it can land back on water after it has fulfilled its mission, staying on or under the surface until its deployed again.

Google Patent for UAV Delivery of Medical Equipment

2016-04-12
Google Patent for UAV Delivery of Medical Equipment
A new patent awarded to Google outlines a device that can call for a drone to fly in with specific medical equipment. Last year, Google patented the idea of flying drones to medical emergencies with life-saving technology onboard, and now it seems the tech giant has a plan for how we would contact these drones.

Helicopter Drone Gets Green Light, Takes Off

2016-04-11
Helicopter Drone Gets Green Light, Takes Off
The Volocopter, the world’s first helicopter drone that anyone can fly, even with no pilot experience, has received the green light from German aviation authorities to fly as an ultralight aircraft.

Communication Range of 120 km by SpyLite Mini UAV

2016-04-10
Communication Range of 120 km by SpyLite Mini UAV
BlueBird Aero Systems Ltd – a designer and developer of combat-proven Micro, Mini and Small tactical UAS solutions and peripheral equipment announced that its SpyLite Mini UAV, weighing only ~9 kg, has achieved an extraordinary communication range of 120 km, an outstanding achievement and a new world record in the Mini UAV category.

DARPA Flight Tests Demonstrate Optical Sense-and-Avoid Capability

2016-04-07
DARPA Flight Tests Demonstrate Optical Sense-and-Avoid Capability
A research effort associated with DARPA’s Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program recently conducted the first successful flight tests of a shoebox-sized, plug-and-play system designed to enable manned and unmanned aircraft to automatically detect nearby aircraft and avoid potential mid-air collisions.

DroneCatcher Safely Takes Unwanted Drones into Custody

2016-04-06
DroneCatcher Safely Takes Unwanted Drones into Custody
Delft Dynamics recently conducted a successful test of its DroneCatcher, an unmanned aerial vehicle that takes out other, unwanted unmanned aerial vehicles.

BlueBirds ThunderB Performs 25.5h Test Flight

2016-04-05
BlueBirds ThunderB Performs 25.5h Test Flight
BlueBird’s ThunderB tactical unmanned air vehicle performed a record 25.5h flight on 17 March, as part of a demonstration for an undisclosed customer.

US Army Gives Details on Micro Drone RFI

2016-04-04
US Army Gives Details on Micro Drone RFI
The US Army has provided more details on the Soldier Borne Sensors (SBS) micro drones it hopes to issue for individual soldiers.

FAA Studies Detect and Avoid Displays

2016-03-31
FAA Studies Detect and Avoid Displays
The Federal Aviation Administration selected eight 111th Attack Wing pilots for a study aimed at developing a Detect and Avoid display for unmanned aircraft systems at the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey that began late January until April 1.


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