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Kickstarter,Incredible Heavy lift Quad (HLQ)

2013-02-01
Kickstarter,Incredible Heavy lift Quad (HLQ)
This one looks almost certain to obtain funding as they have kept the money required low. For me any number of conventional helicopter platforms can lift this sort of load so I am not seeing the advantage in adding more spinning bits. Perhaps it could be more compact. Good luck to them though, watching with interest.

RCMP to expand use of drone mini-helicopters

2013-01-29
RCMP to expand use of drone mini-helicopters
Douglas Quan, Postmedia News The RCMP are planning to expand their fleet of remote-controlled “eyes in the sky,” and for the first time, they’re looking south of the border...

Iranian researchers produce new unmanned aerial vehicle

2013-01-18
Iranian researchers produce new unmanned aerial vehicle
oooh look JATO, its not a new system though… good old Press TV (ed) Iranian researchers have produced an indigenous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can be used for a number of civilian applications. Project manager, Mostafa Shojaei, said...

SBG Systems introduces Ekinox Series, a new family of MEMS-based Tactical Grade Inertial Systems.

2013-01-17
SBG Systems introduces Ekinox Series, a new family of MEMS-based Tactical Grade Inertial Systems.
Rueil-Malmaison, France – SBG Systems presents Ekinox Series, a brand new product range of tactical grade inertial systems which brings robust and cost-effective MEMS to the Fiber Optic Gyro (FOG) level. This series consists of two ITAR Free models; the Ekinox AHRS which provides 0.05° 3D Attitude and 5 cm Heave, and the Ekinox INS which delivers additional 2 cm position.

Flying Test Bed: New Aerial Platform Supports Development of Lightweight Sensors for UAVs

2013-01-16
Flying Test Bed: New Aerial Platform Supports Development of Lightweight Sensors for UAVs
A research team at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is developing an airborne testing capability for sensors, communications devices and other airborne payloads. This aerial test bed, called the GTRI Airborne Unmanned Sensor System (GAUSS), is based on an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) made by Griffon Aerospace and modified by GTRI.

Testing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

2013-01-15
Testing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
By Ellen Reinhardt ATLANTA — Students at Middle Georgia State College’s aviation campus in Eastman are testing drones, but not the military drones you’ve heard of. They are working with NASA, Boeing and other companies using an unmanned aerial...

Northrop Grumman, Cassidian Fly First Sensor-Equipped EURO HAWK Unmanned Aircraft

2013-01-14
Northrop Grumman, Cassidian Fly First Sensor-Equipped EURO HAWK Unmanned Aircraft
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and EADS Deutschland GmbH, operating through Cassidian, together achieved a major milestone today with the first full system test flight of the EURO HAWK® unmanned aircraft system (UAS) equipped with the signals intelligence (SIGINT) advanced sensors for detection of radar and communication emitters.

TerraLuma project to use Headwall Photonics hyperspectral sensor for SkyJib UAV

2013-01-11
TerraLuma project to use Headwall Photonics hyperspectral sensor for SkyJib UAV
Fitchburg, MA–Because they say the richness of imagery data collected via hyperspectral sensing far exceeds that of other methods, researchers working on theTerraLuma project (www.terraluma.net) at the University of Tasmania (www.utas.edu.au) in Australia are partnering withHeadwall Photonicsto bringhyperspectral technologyto their fleet of unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) orunmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Sandia Airborne Pods Seek to Trace Nuclear Bombs Origins

2013-01-10
Sandia Airborne Pods Seek to Trace Nuclear Bombs Origins
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — If a nuclear device were to unexpectedly detonate anywhere on Earth, the ensuing effort to find out who made the weapon probably would be led by aircraft rapidly collecting airborne radioactive particles for analysis.

EMTs Museco VTOL UAS completes test flight

2013-01-09
EMTs Museco VTOL UAS completes test flight
The uprated MUSECO (multisensor Copter) prototype completed a successful test flight in December 2012. The MUSECO is based on the NEO S-350 VTOL UAV built by Swiss UAV AG and was developed in close co-operation between the two companies.


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