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China Unveils First Armed Unmanned Helicopter

2016-03-24
China Unveils First Armed Unmanned Helicopter
China’s growing defence industry has quickly made a name for itself, especially in drones. Government produced CH-3 and CH-4 combat drones are already used worldwide, including by the Iraqi and Nigerian governments. Now NORINCO, one of the countrys largest state-owned corporations, is getting into the the act with a drone of its own.

Micro Drones are the Next Big Thing for Drone Investors

2016-03-23
Micro Drones are the Next Big Thing for Drone Investors
Micro drones are hot in the drone marketplace, as investors anticipate the passage of micro drone regulations.

DroneTracker 2.0 has Enhanced Range and Integrated Wi-Fi Sensors

2016-03-22
DroneTracker 2.0 has Enhanced Range and Integrated Wi-Fi Sensors
Dedrone, a leading drone detection technology company, has announced the next generation of its drone warning system. The DroneTracker 2.0 detects unmanned aerial vehicles based on their WLAN signals, allowing for identification of drone models and even individual devices.

Marine Drone Will Police British Ocean Reserve

2016-03-21
Marine Drone Will Police British Ocean Reserve
Fishing vessels trawling illegally near the South Pacific Pitcairn Islands are on notice – the British government will not tolerate unlawful fishing in what has been described as “the world’s largest, continuous marine reserve” and government officials say drones will play a key role in enforcement efforts.

Russian Helicopter Show Features UAS

2016-03-17
Russian Helicopter Show Features UAS
This year the IX International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2016 , which runs from 19 to 21 May in Moscow, will have more focus on Unmanned Aircraft Systems and will host the UAS Conference that will cover many topical subjects. The event will bring together both manned and unmanned aviation that shares the same aerospace, consolidating them.

US Navy Descopes Stealth Requirement for Stingray Tanking UAV

2016-03-16
US Navy Descopes Stealth Requirement for Stingray Tanking UAV
The US Navy plans to “descope” the stealth requirement for its future carrier-based aerial refuelling unmanned air vehicle, which is now called the MQ-25 Stingray.

Key Milestone Reached in Airlanders Return-to-Flight Programme

2016-03-15
Key Milestone Reached in Airlanders Return-to-Flight Programme
2016 will be a momentous year for the future of aviation with the innovative Airlander 10 taking to the British skies for the first time – the construction team continues to make ground-breaking progress on a daily basis most recently attaching the Mission Module to the iconic hull.

Broadcast TV Drone Launched at SXSW

2016-03-14
Broadcast TV Drone Launched at SXSW
Amongst the music and films that make up the annual South by Southwest Festival, New York-based startup Aerobo will launch its new Micro Unmanned Aerial System that it says it specifically designed for the broadcast TV industry. The drone will be unveiled toady, Monday, March 14, at the Google Fiber Pavilion with FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and UAS Integration Senior Advisor Marke “Hoot” Gibson.

Laser-Based Aircraft Tracking System in Development

2016-03-13
Laser-Based Aircraft Tracking System in Development
A ground-breaking tracking system called HYPERION based on eye-safe lasers could enable aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and even orbiting satellites to transmit vital data to ground stations more securely, quickly and efficiently.

Pentagon Office Plans Drone Swarms

2016-03-11
Pentagon Office Plans Drone Swarms
High over Alaska last summer, the Pentagon experimented with new, secret prototypes: Micro-drones that can be launched from the flare dispensers of moving F-16s and F/A-18 fighter jets. Canisters containing the tiny aircraft descended from the jets on parachutes before breaking open, allowing wings on each drone to swing out and catch the wind. Inch-wide propellers on the back provided propulsion as they found one another and created a swarm.


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