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Brazils Avibras joins Embraer and Elbit

2013-02-06
Brazils Avibras joins Embraer and Elbit
Brazilian defense contractor Avibras will join planemaker Embraer SA and the local unit of Israeli defense company Elbit Systems in developing unmanned aircraft in Brazil, the companies said on Tuesday.

Lockheed Martin has Big Plans for sUAS

2013-02-05
Lockheed Martin has Big Plans for sUAS
Over the past year, Lockheed Martin acquired CDL Systems, Chandler/May and Procerus Technologies to enhance its unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) capability.
The Army selected Lockheed Martin as one of five companies to compete for future Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) and parts under a 5-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract worth up to $248 million.

Russian-assembled Searcher UAS takes flight

2013-02-04
Russian-assembled Searcher UAS takes flight
Russia’s Ural Works of Civil Aviation (UZGA) has performed the first flight of a locally-assembled Israel Aerospace Industries Searcher II unmanned air vehicle.

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.


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