Category Archives: UAV

HAPSMobile Successfully Completes Second HAWK30 Solar HAPS Test Flight

  HAPSMobile Inc. (“HAPSMobile”), a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. (TOKYO:9434) and minority-owned by AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), today announced the second successful test flight of the HAWK30 solar-powered high-altitude platform system (HAPS) that took place on October 23, 2019 (PT) … Continue reading

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For the first time at MILIPOL Paris, RAFAEL will exhibit the Drone Dome counter-drone system and the FIREFLY Tactical Loitering Weapon System

  November 4, 2019 – RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. is participating at MILIPOL PARIS 2019, 19-21 November and presenting a comprehensive suite of solutions for Border, Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), Energy Facilities, Sea Ports, Coastline and Offshore Protection with … Continue reading

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Southeast Asian Military Customer Awards AeroVironment $6.4 Million Raven Tactical UAS Follow-On Contract Award

  New order expands customer’s fleet of Raven systems Raven is the most widely used military unmanned aircraft system in the world AeroVironment’s Family of Tactical UAS are deployed by more than 45 allied governments SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 4, … Continue reading

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Falco Xplorer: persistent, multi-sensor strategic surveillance

Falco Xplorer is the largest drone aircraft Leonardo has ever produced.Flying for up to 24h with 350kg of payload, the aircraft is an affordable and potent option for Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions. Previous Falco variants have been chosen … Continue reading

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UTM for Enterprises is Here

  Enterprise drone operators must abide by all public airspace regulations. They also need to follow the operational, security, and compliance rules set by their organization. But how does an enterprise define, configure, and enforce those rules? How can it … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Receives $5.25 Million Puma 3 AE Contract for U.S. Border Patrol

  Award builds on the U.S. Border Patrol’s ongoing use of Puma AE small unmanned aircraft systems for border and homeland security U.S. Border Patrol agents rapidly deploy Puma AE anywhere, anytime, in any environment for continuous or on-demand spot … Continue reading

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AirMap and Industry Partners Successfully Demonstrate Dynamic Geofencing Capabilities

AirMap, Aeromapper, SPH Engineering and Industry Partners Successfully Demonstrate Dynamic Geofencing Capabilities as Part of SESAR GEOSAFE Project Earlier this year, the European Commission adopted EU-wide rules designed to pave the way for safe, efficient, and secure airspace access for … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Launches New Puma™ LE, Delivering Group 2 Capabilities in a Group 1 Footprint with Increased Range, Endurance and Payload Capacity

  AeroVironment’s new Puma LE small unmanned aircraft system (Photo: AeroVironment) Rapidly deployable via hand-launch, Puma LE’s 5.5-hour endurance delivers persistent data with increased time on station, in an economical two-case mission packout Puma LE’s 5.5-pound total payload capacity includes … Continue reading

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HENSOLDT looks back at successful first three quarters of its Xpeller business

  A HENSOLDT vehicle used to secure the G7 summit in Biarritz – equipped with a Z:NightOwl camera and a Spexer radar. Source: HENSOLDT. Paris/Munich, 24 September 2019 – Monitoring the airspace is an important task. Even more so when … Continue reading

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AirMap Acquires Hangar Technology to Expand Airspace and Mission Automation to Developers and Enterprises Worldwide

  It’s been roughly 4 years since AirMap was founded with the mission of enabling more drones to operate more flights and deliver more benefits to society.  Yet despite the compelling business case for drones, enterprises are still faced with … Continue reading

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AirMap, Wing, and Other USS Unveil ASTM Network Remote ID Readiness in Live Demonstrations in the US and Switzerland

In the last few days, AirMap and other companies across the drone industry successfully demonstrated an implementation of the ASTM Remote ID and Tracking standard to support the remote identification of drones by law enforcement and citizens in the United … Continue reading

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HAWK30 Takes Flight – AeroVironment Achieves Successful First Test Flight of Next Generation Solar HAPS Unmanned Aircraft System

Successful first test flight takes place less than two years after program start Test program to expand operating envelope with sequentially higher and longer flights SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 16, 2019 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV), a global leader in Unmanned … Continue reading

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Scheduled Maintenance: Sept 19th, 1:00 AM – 4:00 AM (UTC)

NOTAM: Scheduled Maintenance Oops! Our previous email contained an incorrect maintenance date in the email body. The correct maintenance date is Thursday, September 19th, 2019 from 1:00 AM to 4:00 AM (UTC).We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. … Continue reading

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HAPSMobile Receives Test Flight Approval from NASA’s Airworthiness and Flight Safety Review Board

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HAPSMobile Inc. (“HAPSMobile”), a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. (TOKYO: 9434) and minority-owned by AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), has received a limited flight release from NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC), Airworthiness and Flight Safety Review Board to conduct a … Continue reading

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SRC’s Counter-UAS Technology Chosen by the U.S. Military

  SRC is applying its extensive background in electronic warfare, air surveillance, and target detection, tracking and classification algorithms to help detect, track and defend against drone threats. In just 3 years, SRC has been awarded contracts totaling more than … Continue reading

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RAFAEL enters unmanned aerial platform domain with acquisition of Aeronautics

September 3, 2019 – RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., developer and manufacturer of some of the world’s most groundbreaking technologies for air, land, naval, space and cyber applications, announces it has completed, with its partner, Mr. Avichai Stolero, the acquisition … Continue reading

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AirMap Demonstrates USS-to-USS Flight Plan Deconfliction in Virginia

  To enable future complex commercial drone operations, digital UAS traffic management (UTM) solutions are needed to manage a diversity of drones and operators within the same airspace. Furthermore, as there will be multiple commercial providers of UTM services, known … Continue reading

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FROM HSS: UAV IMSI CATCHER

  The UAV IMSI Catcher # CC4300UTRACKING MOBILE PHONES + INTELLIGENCEFROM ABOVE Features: Track mobile phones with remoteaerial IMSI / IMEI collection Gather data upon thousands ofphones in minutes at fly-by speeds Operation used for covert and discreet monitoring modes … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Donates 87 Quantix Drones and AV DSS Ecosystems to 35 U.S. University Agriculture Departments to Advance Drones in Farming

  2019 University Collaboration Project advances academic research, applications and crop production practices Quantix™ hybrid drone and the AeroVironment Decision Support System™ (AV DSS) deliver on-demand field intelligence to improve crop management for today’s growers    Drone and data analytics ecosystem … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Receives $45 Million Raven B Unmanned Aircraft Systems Contract Award for U.S. Army Security Force Assistance Brigades

  Contract award funded by U.S. Government fiscal year 2019 appropriations Raven systems support U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Special Operations Command, National Guard and more than 25 defense forces around the globe Raven lightweight small unmanned aircraft system … Continue reading

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AMAZON PETITIONS FAA TO OPERATE UAVs UNDER PART 135 TO DELIVER YOUR PURCHASE

Amazon1 respectfully submits this petition for exemption to facilitate the operations of our Prime Air delivery service using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the United States. Specifically, Amazon seeks an exemption: (1) pursuant to 49 U.S.C. § 44807 to fulfill … Continue reading

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Swiss U-space Deploys National Flight Information Management System for Drones (FIMS)

  Today, AirMap and the Swiss air navigation service provider skyguide, in partnership with the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA), announced that they have deployed the Swiss U-space flight information management system for drones, referred to as the … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss Our "LAANC for Recreational Flyers" Webinar

Don’t forget to sign up for our “All About LAANC for Recreational Flyers” webinar for an in-depth overview of how to get authorization to fly in controlled airspace in seconds.This webinar will cover everything from the history of LAANC, to … Continue reading

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Flying Safely Near Wilderness Areas

AirMap Partners with Tread Lightly! and U.S. Forest Service to Address Safe and Compliant Wilderness Drone Use Drones aren’t just for cities and suburbs. They are becoming powerful tools for wildlife research and conservation, especially in previously inaccessible habitats where … Continue reading

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Now Available: Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability for Recreational Flyers

  Great news for recreational drone pilots! The FAA is upgrading its LAANC (Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability) system to allow recreational flyers to request automated airspace authorizations to fly in U.S. controlled airspace.This means that recreational users can … Continue reading

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INDRA STRENGTHENS ITS ARMS SYSTEM TO COUNTER THE NEXT GENERATION OF DRONES

· The company announces its strategy for the development of the company’s anti-drone system, one of the most advanced and effective on the market · Indra will be one of the few companies in the world that will be able … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Acquires VTOL UAS Developer Pulse Aerospace, LLC for $25.7 Million to Strengthen Family of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

  Pulse’s complementary Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) product family strengthens AeroVironment’s leading family of fixed-wing small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) Acquisition expands total addressable market by increasing mission capabilities of AeroVironment family of systems Pulse Aerospace receives multi-year contract … Continue reading

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INDRA’S ANTI-DRONE SHIELD AND AIR DEFENSE SYSTEMS, A COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTION AGAINST ANY TYPE OF THREAT

· Indra’s ARMS system is capable of cross-referencing information with this type of systems, ruling out identified objects to focus only on those that pose a real threat · This system has already been acquired by its first military client … Continue reading

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New Georeferencing Solution for your UAV Mapping System

Orientation and Navigation for your UAV Mapping System                  Two levels of Accuracy                                                   Best-in-Class INS Qinertia INS/GNSS Post-processing Software Modern. Ergonomic. Powerful.

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AeroVironment’s New 360 Multi-Sector Antenna Expands Puma AE UAS Operational Capabilities for Maritime Missions

  Available in M3/4/6 operating bands, 360 Multi-Sector Antenna provides continuous 360-degree long-range command and control between naval operators and Puma AE UAS for maritime applications Auto-tracking function provides uninterrupted mission support by eliminating the need for the crew to … Continue reading

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LAANC Scheduled Maintenance

  The FAA has informed us that LAANC will undergo scheduled maintenance on Sunday, March 31st 2019 from 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM (PDT). During this time, requesting and receiving LAANC authorizations through the AirMap for Drones mobile application will … Continue reading

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AirMap And Honeywell Develop Cost-Effective Tracking Solution For Drones

The Easy-to-Use Hardware Device Enables 4G and Satellite Connectivity to UTM System for Unmanned Aircraft MADRID, March 12, 2019 World ATM Congress — Today, AirMap, the leading global airspace management platform for drones, and Honeywell announced the development of a … Continue reading

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DRONE VOLT To Exhibit at SOFINS.

Register now and visit us at SOFINS, located at the Camp de Souge – France, from the 2nd to 4th of April 2019. BOOTH #B24 REGISTER Come and see our tactical UAV live demonstrations. Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Drone track … Continue reading

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INDRA’S ANTI-DRONE SHIELD, TESTED IN THE MOST COMPLEX ENVIRONMENTS AND READY TO PROTECT AIRPORTS

· Indra has an advanced anti-drone system that has been tested in countries where this type of attack is common and poses a major threat · It is one of the few companies in the world that has already sold … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SAFEDRONE PROJECT TO INTEGRATE DRONES IN THE FUTURE U-SPACE OVER CITIES AND RURAL AREAS TAKES OFF

· It will foster some of the largest European flight demonstrations of drones and aircraft sharing airspace at very low altitude · Development of U-space the key to unleash drones’ capacity to provide all kinds of services in rural areas … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Quantix Drone and Decision Support System To Aid National Park Service Recovery Efforts From Southern California Woolsey Fire

Woolsey fire destroyed 88% of National Park Service land within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area AeroVironment Quantix™ drone & Decision Support System™ data analytics platform delivered drone-based aerial imagery and actionable intelligence to guide disaster assessment and recovery … Continue reading

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INDRA WILL USE DRONES TO TRANSFORM FUTURE LOGISTICS AND IMPROVE SIMULATION REALISM

· The company is adding two new R&D projects to the Civil UAVs Initiative, an initiative of the local government of Galicia in the northeast of Spain (Xunta de Galicia) for turning the region into an European leader in the … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Awarded $3.2 Million Puma AE Unmanned Aircraft Systems Contract by United States Department of Defense for U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Ally

Puma all-environment system supports ground, riverine and maritime missions United States Department of Defense Foreign Military Sales program facilitates interoperability among U.S. and allied forces MONROVIA, Calif., Nov. 6, 2018 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned … Continue reading

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DJI Replaces AirMap with PrecisionHawk to Improve Geofencing Technology.

DJI has chosen PrecisionHawk as their new data provider, replacing DJI’s previous geospatial data provider AirMap. PrecisionHawk’s LATAS platform will provide the highly accurate details DJI needs, such as the exact locations of airport runways and facility boundaries, to support … Continue reading

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SKYLOCK THE EVOLVING DRONE THREAT

Drone technology has advanced significantly opening up a whole new world of possibilities; however, in the wrong hands, it can easily become an unexpected and lethal weapon. A simple drone can now be purchased, at a relatively low cost, online … Continue reading

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