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 Arctic-Capable Solar-Powered Russian UAV

2016-08-09
Arctic-Capable Solar-Powered Russian UAV
A prototype of an Arctic-capable solar-powered drone for monitoring and telecommunications transmissions has successfully performed a 50-hour-long test-flight in Russia. Designers are preparing a three-times-bigger version for tests later this year.

New Water Rescue Tactic using Drones

2016-08-07
New Water Rescue Tactic using Drones
Microdrones recently collaborated with the DLRG Horneburg/Altes Land e.V. (German Lifeguard Association) to simulate a mission to rescue a drowning swimmer, demonstrating the life-saving potential of a tactic that combines two cutting-edge technologies: unmanned aerial systems (UAVs) and RESTUBE.

New Water Rescue Tactic using Drones

2016-08-07
New Water Rescue Tactic using Drones
Microdrones recently collaborated with the DLRG Horneburg/Altes Land e.V. (German Lifeguard Association) to simulate a mission to rescue a drowning swimmer, demonstrating the life-saving potential of a tactic that combines two cutting-edge technologies: unmanned aerial systems (UAVs) and RESTUBE.

In depth with Tanky  The Worlds Fastest Ready-to-Fly Racing Drone?

2016-07-24
In depth with Tanky The Worlds Fastest Ready-to-Fly Racing Drone?
There’s a new drone startup making waves in the world of crowdfunding, and this time, it looks like speed is the top priority. California-based Tanky Drone has launched a crowdfunding campaign to bring its FPV racer to the wider public, which comes ready to fly and has, in testing at least, hit speeds in excess of 100 mph.

Kafon Drone Clears Minefields 20 X Faster than People

2016-07-23
Kafon Drone Clears Minefields 20 X Faster than People
The manufacture, dissemination and use of anti-personnel mines were effectively banned in the late 1990s when 133 nations signed the Ottawa Treaty. But despite that international agreement, an estimated 100 million mines remain buried beneath former war zones where they kill or maim an average of 10 people per day.

Drone Navigates Obstacles Like an Insect

2016-07-21
Drone Navigates Obstacles Like an Insect
Physics student Darius Merk has used an insect-inspired algorithm to develop a drone that can navigate around obstacles. His research could prove particularly useful in a natural disaster.

Irans New Radar System Detects Tiny Flying Objects

2016-07-20
Irans New Radar System Detects Tiny Flying Objects
Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli announced that a highly advanced home-made radar system will be deployed in Northeastern Iran soon with the capability of detecting and tracing very small flying objects.

Amazon to Build Birdhouses for Drones

2016-07-19
Amazon to Build Birdhouses for Drones
Amazon drone delivery appears to be making some progress, as the company filed a patent this week for birdhouse-like docking stations for drones.

UTC Aerospace Next-Gen Sensor for Global Hawk

2016-07-18
UTC Aerospace Next-Gen Sensor for Global Hawk
UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. has been awarded a contract to support the integration and testing of the MS-177 multi-spectral imaging (MSI) and long-range intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) sensor onto the Northrop Grumman RQ-4B Global Hawk Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).

Chinese Unmanned Helicopter to Redefine Air-logistics

2016-07-15
Chinese Unmanned Helicopter to Redefine Air-logistics
A new Chinese unmanned helicopter might be the industry’s first critical step to a functional aerial logistic platform in the near future. This unmanned helicopter, produced by Ziyan UAV excelled its counterparts by its outstanding performance in load-bearing, safety and speed.


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