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Swedish Order AeroVironment Puma AE and Wasp

2012-06-08
Swedish Order AeroVironment Puma AE and Wasp
AeroVironmentAVAV-0.80%has received a firm fixed-price order for 12 hybrid small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (Forsvarets Materielverk) on behalf of the Swedish Army. The...

Google using small aircraft to enhance 3D data.

2012-06-07
Google using small aircraft to enhance 3D data.
We know there are a few multicopters hanging up in the Mountain View offices, just for fun has been said. GoogleInc is deploying a fleet of small, camera-equipped airplanes above several cities, theInternet search company’s latest step in its...

A design to generate UAV electrical power in flight

2012-06-06
A design to generate UAV electrical power in flight

Guy Wagner, Electronic Cooling Solutions, and Travis Mikjaniecn, Mentor Graphics

A mid-size unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is powered with a one- or two-cylinder, two-stroke engine. Some of the engine’s mechanical output typically is used to drive an alternator to power onboard electronics. A small two-stroke engine converts the energy output of gasoline at an efficiency rate less than 20 percent on average.

City Labs, Inc. Releases First Commercially-Available Betavoltaic Product

2012-06-05
City Labs, Inc. Releases First Commercially-Available Betavoltaic Product
Homestead, FL – June 4, 2012 – City Labs, Inc., the pioneering innovator of long-life (20+ years) NanoTritium™ betavoltaic power sources for microelectronics, has released its first commercial product, a tritium-based betavoltaic power source that enables low-power microelectronic and...

Drones to play key part in surf safety

2012-06-04
Drones to play key part in surf safety
AAP FUTURISTIC technology normally used for military operations could soon be monitoring bathers and sharks off Australian beaches. The project will test the effectiveness of unmanned flying drones as...

Quadcopter UAVs recharging your smartphone with wireless power

2012-05-31
Quadcopter UAVs recharging your smartphone with wireless power
The University of Nebraska’s NIMBUS Lab has developed unmanned quadcopters that can fly around and wirelessly transmit power to devices. Ostensibly these UAVs have the rather unromantic purpose of recharging remote sensors — weather stations, highway monitoring/messaging systems, and...

Northrop Developing Navy UAV Logistics System

2012-05-30
Northrop Developing Navy UAV Logistics System
Northrop Grumman Corp. will help the Navy transition into a lead maintenance role for anunmannedaircraft fleet, the Defense Department announced Tuesday. The company will develop logistics management systems under...

Engineers Develop Cheap Onboard Tracking System For UAVs

2012-05-29
Engineers Develop Cheap Onboard Tracking System For UAVs
The popularity of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or UAVs has exploded in just a few years. That’s the result of smaller, cheaper computers that allow these vehicles to fly unaided, better radio communication systems and more efficient, lighter motors for...

NATO Forces to Gain Security by Procuring New UAV

2012-05-28
NATO Forces to Gain Security by Procuring New UAV
Global Hawk Block 40(RQ-4) is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that has been procured along with its four small vehicles by 13 NATO nations. Weighing only 6.7 T and...

SAF gets new unmanned aerial vehicle

2012-05-24
SAF gets new unmanned aerial vehicle

The Singapore Armed Forces is replacing the existing Searcher unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) which have been in use since 1994, with the new and improved Heron-1.

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen announced this at the inauguration of the new fleet into 119 Squadron on Wednesday afternoon.


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