The Chernobyl nuclear power plant was surveyed for the first time since 1986 with the use of a drone.

2021-01-22

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant was surveyed for the first time since 1986 with the use of a drone.

All these years, since the accident in 1986, the reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant was heavily contaminated with radioactive waste. As a result, it was decided to use modern technologies to find out whether there was still dangerous "garbage". For the first time since the disaster, it was possible to establish that there was no radioactive waste in the reactor. The inspection of the nuclear power plant was provided with an inspection system based on the Elios shockproof quadrocopter

The protected Flyability Elios drone is now being used in the nuclear industry. The shockproof quadcopter greatly simplifies the inspection of the equipment and tanks of the nuclear reactor.

The Elios drone is used for two different tasks: conducting an annual survey of underground tanks at a nuclear power plant and inspecting a suspected leak inside the reactor vessel.

Using a quadrocopter to survey a nuclear power plant, there is no need to send personnel to a high-risk area. The inspectors did not have to wear protective clothing or go downstairs, which reduced the total time spent on the inspection of the three rooms from 1.5 hours to less than 15 minutes. A team of inspectors, reviewing the video footage captured by the copter for a possible leak, concluded that there was no leak. Clear and contrasting images allowed for a minute to inspect the valve at the top of the tank in the reactor building. Personnel did not need to go up to critical areas, which significantly reduced radiation exposure.




Reverse Conversion: the world's first project to convert shopping centers into mass drone production facilities.

2022-08-24
Reverse Conversion: the world's first project to convert shopping centers into mass drone production facilities.
General constructor of ZALA AERO has presented a new initiative - the world's first project to convert shopping centers into mass drone production facilities.

Machine learning helps determine health of soybean fields

2022-06-10
Machine learning helps determine health of soybean fields

Using a combination of drones and machine learning techniques, researchers from The Ohio State University have recently developed a novel method for determining crop health and used it to create a new tool that may aid future farmers.

Volocopters 4-Seater Aircraft Takes First Flight

2022-06-08
Volocopters 4-Seater Aircraft Takes First Flight

German startup Volocopter announced that its four-seat electric aircraft VoloConnect made its first successful flight in May 2022. The vehicle concept spent 2 minutes and 14 seconds in the air. The prototype has all the planned aerodynamic and tactical-technical characteristics of the future commercial product.

THE EFKO GROUP HAS SUCCESSFULLY TESTED A PROTOTYPE OF THE HI-FLY CARGO DRONE

2022-04-13
THE EFKO GROUP HAS SUCCESSFULLY TESTED A PROTOTYPE OF THE HI-FLY CARGO DRONE

The Biryuch Innovation Center conducted successful flight tests of the prototype of a new model of unmanned aerial vehicle - a cargo drone. The drone is supposed to be used in emergency situations to deliver cargoes and evacuate victims.

The government has approved the parameters of the experiment on implementation of unmanned aviation in five regions

2022-04-08
The government has approved the parameters of the experiment on implementation of unmanned aviation in five regions

In the nearest future an experiment on implementation of unmanned aircraft systems will start in five regions of Russia. Resolutions to this effect were signed by the Chairman of the Government Mikhail Mishustin.

RN-Purneftegaz expands the geography of UAV usage for environmental monitoring

2022-04-08
RN-Purneftegaz expands the geography of UAV usage for environmental monitoring

RN-Purneftegaz, which is part of Rosneft's oil and gas production complex, is increasing overflights of production facilities and pipelines using Russian-made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in 2022. The number of aerial monitoring routes increased from 8 to 17, monthly kilometers increased to 6,700 km.

The ROSC-1 radar and optical complex was installed at Kurumoch airport in Samara

2022-04-05
The ROSC-1 radar and optical complex was installed at Kurumoch airport in Samara

The Almaz-Antey Concern has successfully completed state acceptance tests of the ROSC-1 radar-optical complex for ensuring security of critical facilities at Kurumoch International Airport in Samara.

Tree planting in the mountains with drones

2021-05-19
Tree planting in the mountains with drones

FlyingBasket and Bayerische Staatsforsten (BaySF) joined forces to test the use of cargo drones for tree planting in the mountains. After FlyingBasket obtained crossborder operation authorisation by the Federal Aviation Office in Germany, the team was able to start the trial by transporting 2,000 young trees from a location in the valley of Aschau, Southern Bavaria, to 18 planting locations up in the mountains near the famous Kampenwand.

Kaman Announces First Flight of Unmanned K-MAX TITAN

2021-05-13
Kaman Announces First Flight of Unmanned K-MAX TITAN

Kaman Air Vehicles, a division of Kaman Aerospace Corporation, announced today the first flight of its new unmanned helicopter, the K-MAX TITAN™. The world’s first heavy lift unmanned helicopter for the commercial market, K-MAX TITAN leads the way in repetitive, heavy lift without the constraints of manned operations. With a focus on enabling safety and operational efficiency, the proprietary K-MAX TITAN system will redefine the helicopter external lift market by increasing future mission capabilities in any location and any type of weather.

ZALA Lancet - Drone Fighter

2021-05-13
ZALA Lancet - Drone Fighter

Unmanned aviation follows the path of manned. At the beginning of the XX century, first, there were reconnaissance airplanes, then they learned to drop bombs from them. We fought the first planes initially from the ground with machine-gun and artillery fire, it turned out to be expensive and inefficient. Until specialized fighter planes appeared. History repeats itself with unmanned aircraft. Shooting down drones with missiles or cannons is also expensive and also inefficient. It was clear that soon the reconnaissance and strike drones would be hunted by unmanned fighters. The first such device was presented by the Russian company ZALA DEFENSE.


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