Malaysia has invented a way to use pineapple leaves in the design of drones.

2021-01-13

Malaysia has invented a way to use pineapple leaves in the design of drones.

A team of Malaysian researchers has demonstrated a working technique for turning pineapple leaf waste into a durable material. According to them, the resulting fibers are great for creating cheap components for drones. In addition, such technology can be used in the aerospace industry in the future.

Engineers claim that drones made of biocomposite material have a higher strength-to-weight ratio than analogs made of synthetic fibers. Another advantage of the new material is its environmental friendliness, which will allow you to easily dispose of damaged parts without harm to nature.

The first prototypes have already been tested and are able to fly to a height of up to 1000 m, remaining in the air for up to 20 minutes. The researchers plan to increase the size of the drones, as well as the load they can carry. This will allow you to expand the area of their application, as well as increase autonomy.

"The goal is to provide farmers with innovative solutions that will lead to higher yields," the researchers say.




"Technodinamika" has handed over the first batch of unique helicopter-type unmanned aircraft systems to the Russian Aerospace Forces.

2021-01-18
"Technodinamika" has handed over the first batch of unique helicopter-type unmanned aircraft systems to the Russian Aerospace Forces.

"Technodinamika" Holding (part of Rostec) has handed over to the Russian Aerospace Forces the first batch of unique helicopter-type unmanned aircraft systems that will be used as targets for testing advanced weapons.

Two drones helped to find missing woman in Tennessee, USA

2021-01-15
Two drones helped to find missing woman in Tennessee, USA

A woman from Rutherford County, Tennessee, has been found by an emergency response team using a drone to aid in the search. The drone was used to locate the woman from above, who made her way into the woods sometime earlier.

Russia is working on UAV "Hunter-B" ahead of schedule

2021-01-15
Russia is working on UAV "Hunter-B" ahead of schedule
"Hunter" must be capable of autonomously hitting stationary and mobile ground targets with previously known coordinates, including with external target designation in the air.

Drone for inspection and measurement of weld thickness

2021-01-15
Drone for inspection and measurement of weld thickness

The Canadian company Skygauge Robotics has introduced an unusual drone with revolving rotors that can maintain a stable position when performing contact work at altitude.

Tu-95MS worked out the control of the drone during a flight

2021-01-14
Tu-95MS worked out the control of the drone during a flight

The crew of one of the strategic missile carriers of the Tu-95MS long-range aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces worked out the control of the drone from the aircraft.

New rules for the operation of UAVs in the United States

2021-01-11
New rules for the operation of UAVs in the United States

The US Federal Aviation Administration has published updated rules on the commercial operation of unmanned aerial vehicles.


Boeing is bringing the future of unmanned aircraft carrier aviation to the U.S. Navy with the MQ-25

2020-12-27
Boeing is bringing the future of unmanned aircraft carrier aviation to the U.S. Navy with the MQ-25

The unmanned aerial refueling vehicle is undergoing ground and flight tests with an underwing suspended refueling container carrying a hose and a refueling cone for refueling US Navy fighters in the air.

Turkey unveils new Goksungur supersonic UAV

2020-12-26
Turkey unveils new Goksungur supersonic UAV

Turkey has introduced a new supersonic UAV Goksungur, which is currently under development. According to the statements, the first flight will take place in 2021.

For the US Navy, they began developing a drone with folding wings.

2020-12-25
For the US Navy, they began developing a drone with folding wings.

Skyways started the development of an autonomous drone with folding wing technology. It is planned that this will be a VTOL drone capable of performing vertical takeoff and landing, and automatic folding of wings if necessary.

Russian-Armenian University will train specialists for the design and control of the UAV

2020-12-25
Russian-Armenian University will train specialists for the design and control of the UAV

Starting from the new academic year, Russian-Armenian University will train specialists in the design of unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as their management. The final version of this master's program is currently being developed. This is the first university program of this kind.


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