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Project Zero, Augusta Westland electric tilt rotor.

2013-03-05
Project Zero, Augusta Westland electric tilt rotor.
Here’s one for Mat Wellington, my money is on this being unmanned or OPV at very least  (ed)
Agusta Westland has unveiled its “Project Zero” tilt rotor technology demonstrator, giving an insight into what advanced rotorcraft of the future may look like. This, however, is no paper study. The technology demonstrator was designed and built in less than six months and has already secretly flown several times in 2011 and 2012, demonstrating Agusta Westland’s advanced rotorcraft technology.

Turkish aircraft to be produced serially

2013-03-04
Turkish aircraft to be produced serially
The serial production of Turkish local unmanned aircraft ANKA will begin as developer Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) is set to sign a contract with the Defense Industry Undersecretary in one to two months, the undersecretary has said.

Scout Plays Vital Role in Fighting Fires

2013-02-28
Scout Plays Vital Role in Fighting Fires

While drones are commonly used by the military for surveillance and dropping bombs, unmanned aerial systems are now being developed for much broader uses outside the military. Take, for instance, Datron’s 2.5-pound drone equipped with a camera  “Scout.”

Boeing Phantom Eye Completes Second Flight

2013-02-27
Boeing Phantom Eye Completes Second Flight
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 26, 2013 — Boeing’s [NYSE: BA] liquid hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system completed its second flight Feb. 25, demonstrating capabilities that will allow it to perform intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions for up to four days without refueling.

Tailor Toys To Unveil iPhone Controlled Paper Airplane

2013-02-25
Tailor Toys To Unveil iPhone Controlled Paper Airplane
Tailor Toys LLC, innovators of the PowerUp™  – Electric Paper Airplane Conversion Kit, will unveil their 2013 product line-up at the American International Toy Fair, February 10-13, 2013 in New York City. The new line is featured with the PowerUp 3.0 smartphone controlled paper airplane, the PowerUp 2.0second generation of the Electric Paper Airplane Conversion KitPowerUp Boat - Power Paper Boat Conversion Kit.

Catch

2013-02-22
Catch
Mind blowing stuff from the talented folks at the ETH flying machine arena another worthy entrant to UAS Got Talent. Great Friday video.

Successful flight trials for Thales I-Master on Schiebel Camcopter S-100

2013-02-20
Successful flight trials for Thales I-Master on Schiebel Camcopter S-100
Vienna, 19 February 2013 – Thales’ I-Master radar system has successfully completed flight trials on-board a Schiebel CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS (Unmanned Air System). The flight trials on CAMCOPTER® S-100 took place on 7 February 2013 at the Schiebel test facility in Wiener Neustadt, Austria.

UAE-made UAV appeals

2013-02-19
UAE-made UAV appeals
ABU DHABI – Meet Yabhon United 40 – Block 5; with its futuristic aero-dynamics, this unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, was a major show attraction at Idex 2013.

Piaggio Aero Industries and Selex ES present the P.1HH ‘HammerHead’

2013-02-18
Piaggio Aero Industries and Selex ES present the P.1HH ‘HammerHead’
The P.1HH “HammerHead” programme objective is the development of a multipurpose state-of-the-art Unmanned Aerial System designed to meet the need for a robust and high-tech solution for Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions (ISR). The Piaggio Aero P.1HH Unmanned Aerial System includes an unmanned aircraft platform, specific mission equipment and systems and a remote Ground Control Station (GCS).

Raytheon to integrate Miniature Air Launched Decoy on Predator & Reaper

2013-02-14
Raytheon to integrate Miniature Air Launched Decoy on Predator & Reaper
Raytheon Company and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.  are working together to develop a highly autonomous, unmanned electronic warfare capability based on equipping GA-ASI’s Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) with Raytheon’s Miniature Air Launched Decoy (MALD).


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