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Supersonic sUAS

2012-02-24
Supersonic sUAS
Propulsion by a novel jet engine is the crux of the innovation behind a University of Colorado Boulder-developed aircraft that’s accelerating toward commercialization. Jet engine technology can be small,.

Conservation Drones take Flight

2012-02-23
Conservation Drones take Flight
Conservationists have converted a remote-controlled plane into a potent tool for conservation.

Using seed funding from the National Geographic Society, The Orangutan Conservancy, and the Denver Zoo, Lian Pin Koh, an ecologist at the ETH Zürich, and Serge Wich, a biologist at the University of Zürich and PanEco, have developed a conservation drone equipped with cameras, sensors and GPS. So far they have used the remote-controlled aircraft to map deforestation, count orangutans and other endangered species, and get a bird’s eye view of hard-to-access forest areas in North Sumatra, Indonesia.

Top Ten Things to Do With Your Own Drone

2012-02-22
Top Ten Things to Do With Your Own Drone
Its dromeagedan this week, the main stream press is scrambling to find opinions. This is another pretty good one from Forbes. The entire article is well worth a read.

Drones May Set Off a Flurry of Lawsuits

2012-02-21
Drones May Set Off a Flurry of Lawsuits
The New York Times seems pretty anti sUAS use, almost daily reports of worries. We think they are operating in the manufacturers twilight zone. They believe the capability hype. Perhaps they ought to be flying a couple of their own before to get a handle on how things really work. What people say is possible and what is actually possible are...

Unmanned A10 on the way.

2012-02-20
Unmanned A10 on the way.
Aurora Flight Sciences has been selected to work on a U.S. military project for an unmanned version of the A-10 close support aircraft. Its selection as a team member in the Persistent Close Air Support program of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency was made by Raytheon, which is leading the effort. Aurora, with extensive experience in robotic.

IAI Establishes UAS Academy

2012-02-17
IAI Establishes UAS Academy
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has established a training and certification facility preparing UAS operators and technicians to support Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The UAS Academy leverages the extensive experience gained by IAI experts through more than 40 years of UAS design, development, operations and training of UAS operators and technicians. In addition to providing a variety of training services..

Integrator Deliveries

2012-02-16
Integrator Deliveries
The first of two Integrator unmanned aircraft systems for the U.S. Marine Corps has been flown and delivered by Insitu Inc.

The first Integrator system, which give the Marines early operation of the aircraft — part of the military’s Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System program is being provided under a government-owned, contractor-operated arrangement

Unmanned aerial drones the future of Arctic reconnaissance?

2012-02-15
Unmanned aerial drones the future of Arctic reconnaissance?
Ben Anderson Alaska Dispatch Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, often referred to as “drones,” don’t get a lot of good press. Usually, when a drone makes the news, its just completed an airstrike somewhere across the world, likely in the Middle East,...

Koreas wonder tiltrotor

2012-02-13
Koreas wonder tiltrotor
Korean Air and the Korea Aerospace Research Institute plan to develop the world’s first small-scale unmanned tiltrotor aircraft by 2013, the two companies announced Monday. The envisioned aircraft, dubbed...

AeroVironment shares jump

2012-02-07
AeroVironment shares jump
NEW YORK — Shares of AeroVironment Inc. jumped Monday after a Goldman Sachs analyst upgraded the stock, suggesting the maker of unmanned aerial drones and charging systems for electric cars will be boosted by more orders and a potential...


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