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Northrop Grumman Signs Up First Customer for its UAS Training

2012-12-06
Northrop Grumman Signs Up First Customer for its UAS Training
Orlando, FL. —Northrop Grumman announcedDec. 5 that it has signed upthe first customer for its Sandstorm/Longshot training system for unmanned aerial systems.

Textron, Bell Helicopters open state-of-the-art integration labs in Huntsville

2012-12-05
Textron, Bell Helicopters open state-of-the-art integration labs in Huntsville
Textron Systems and Bell Helicopters have teamed up to open state-of-the-art laboratories to provide integration and testing of manned and unmanned aircraft systems.

DJI releases All-in-One Solution, Read-to-Fly Phantom Quadcopter!

2012-12-04
DJI releases All-in-One Solution, Read-to-Fly Phantom Quadcopter!
The Phantom is DJI’s first small size Ready-to-Fly VTOL, integrated multi-rotor aircraft for aerial filming. It not only has an attractive appearance, but also has a built-in Naza-M + GPS multi-rotor autopilot system giving a stable and reliable flight characteristic.

nEUROn UCAV, first flight

2012-12-03
nEUROn UCAV, first flight

A pan-European stealth combat drone demonstrator has taken its first test flight in southern France.

French defense company Dassault-Aviation is lead contractor on the “nEUROn” project launched in 2005 involving firms from France, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Greece and Switzerland to provide a test bed for developing future combat aircraft.

The DIY Kid-tracking Drone

2012-11-30
The DIY Kid-tracking Drone

ByPAUL WALLICH

On school-day mornings, I walk my grade-school-age son 400 meters down the hill to the bus stop. Last winter, I fantasized about sitting at my computer while a camera-equipped drone followed him overhead.

Aeryon Scout sUAS at IDEX 2013 with Live Flight Demonstrations

2012-11-29
Aeryon Scout sUAS at IDEX 2013 with Live Flight Demonstrations
Aeryon Labs is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting the field-tested and mission-proven Aeryon Scout™ sUAS in the new Unmanned Systems Area at the International Defense Exhibition Conference (IDEX) 2013, on February 17-21 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Scout will be stationed in the Aeryon booth #005, and partnerDatron World Communicationswill be exhibiting in booth #023.

Chilean army Lascar UA flies

2012-11-28
Chilean army Lascar UA flies

An unmanned aerial vehicle prototype developed by the Chilean army has successfully completed its first flight test.

Lascar, as the UAV is called, has been under development the army, in collaboration with the University of Concepcion and private business, since 2008 and was flown in Chile’s Biobio region.

Aibot X6 rotary-blade UAV lands in Australia

2012-11-22
Aibot X6 rotary-blade UAV lands in Australia
Following a recent announcement of the fixed wing SIRIUSUnmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Position Partners has extended its aerial mapping range with a complementary new rotary-blade UAV for Australia, theAibot X6by Aibotix.

Vietnam, Sweden to cooperate in unmanned aircraft manufacturing

2012-11-21
Vietnam, Sweden to cooperate in unmanned aircraft manufacturing
Can’t be sure which of the Unmanned Groups airframes this will actually be, the smallest fixed wing offering looks to be a UAV Factory Penguin re badged as a Discoverer, back in September they flew the bigger Discoverer IIfor the first time. Perhaps there is something else in the hanger. ed

Austin company gives high-tech birds eye view of F1 racetrack

2012-11-20
Austin company gives high-tech birds eye view of F1 racetrack

by MARK WIGGINS / KVUE News and photojournalist DAVID GARDNER

AUSTIN — It’s a weekend marked by the roar of engines, but even before the first multimillion dollar car screams off the starting line at Austin’s first Formula 1 race, another high-tech engine is cranking up and leaving the track behind.


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