Category Archives: UAV

Mark Your Calendar: 2021 FAA UAS Symposium

Mark Your Calendar: 2021 FAA UAS Symposium The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will co-host Episodes III and IV of the virtual FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Symposium – Remotely Piloted Edition. … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Completes Acquisition of Telerob, Expanding Multi-Domain Robotic Systems Offering and Global Presence

AeroVironment Completes Acquisition of Telerob, Expanding Multi-Domain Robotic Systems Offering and Global Presence • Transaction combines leaders in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) for broader, integrated mission solutions in air, near-space, ground and maritime domains • … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Receives U.S. Army Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile Systems Contract Valued At Up To $41 Million for Switchblade 300 Tactical Missile Systems Contractor Logistics Support

AeroVironment Receives U.S. Army Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile Systems Contract Valued At Up To $41 Million for Switchblade 300 Tactical Missile Systems Contractor Logistics Support • Award for contractor logistics support approved through Joint Urgent Operational Needs Statement, reflecting high … Continue reading

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New Drone Rules Take Effect 21 April 2021

Date: April 21, 2021 WASHINGTON –Final rules take effect today for remotely identifying drones and allowing operators of small drones to fly over people and at night under certain conditions. “Today’s rules are an important first step in safely and … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Awarded $45 Million Option for Switchblade Tactical Missile Systems Under U.S. Army Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile Systems Contract

AeroVironment Awarded $45 Million Option for Switchblade Tactical Missile Systems Under U.S. Army Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile Systems Contract • Combat proven Switchblade 300 with patented “wave-off” feature and recommit ability provides operators with increased lethality, reach and precision strike … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Celebrates Historic First Powered Flight on another World by Mars Ingenuity Helicopter

AeroVironment issued the following press release this afternoon: AeroVironment Celebrates Historic First Powered Flight on another World by Mars Ingenuity Helicopter AeroVironment Mars Ingenuity Helicopter Program team members Sara Langberg, Peter Zwaan, Joey Beckman, Ben Pipenberg, Jeremy Tyler and Matt … Continue reading

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MKS Launches Ophir® MWIR Folded Zoom Lens with Disruptive Range and SWaP Capabilities for Drone and Small Gimbal Applications

MKS Launches Ophir® MWIR Folded Zoom Lens with Disruptive Range and SWaP Capabilities for Drone and Small Gimbal Applications Innovative LightIR 16-180mm f/3.6 folded zoom lens addresses market shift toward smaller size, weight, and power (SWaP) 10µm VGA FPA detectors … Continue reading

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Recurrent Training Courses for Drone Pilots Available Online

News & Update Recurrent Training Courses for Drone Pilots Available Online Drone pilots who have Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification can now take their required training courses online. The training ensures that they have the knowledge necessary to operate in … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Receives Multiple Puma 3 AE Orders Totaling $11 Million from NATO Support and Procurement Agency

AeroVironment issued the following press release this morning: AeroVironment Receives Multiple Puma 3 AE Orders Totaling $11 Million from NATO Support and Procurement Agency • Portable, rugged Puma 3 All Environment (AE) unmanned aircraft system provides immediate tactical reconnaissance capabilities … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Awarded $21 Million Contract Option for Raven Radio Frequency Modifications Under Existing U.S. Army FCS Contract

AeroVironment Awarded $21 Million Contract Option for Raven Radio Frequency Modifications Under Existing U.S. Army FCS Contract • Second of three contract options exercised under the sole source Flight Control Systems (FCS) domain of the Army’s multi-year Small Unmanned Aircraft … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Earns ISO 14001 Certification for Environmental Management System

AeroVironment Earns ISO 14001 Certification for Environmental Management System – Aligns with the Company’s Zero-Emission Unmanned Systems • Certification represents third-party validation of company’s commitment to conducting business in an ethical, environmentally sensitive and proactive manner • Complements the AS9100 … Continue reading

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Exciting Drone Opportunity with the FAA – Apply Now!

Apply to Become a Drone Test Administrator Collaborate with the FAA on an exciting new program to help recreational flyers fly safely! The FAA opened applications for people interested in serving as test administrators for The Recreational UAS Safety Test … Continue reading

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FAA Announces Effective Dates for Final Drone Rules

FAA Announces Effective Dates for Final Drone Rules The final rules requiring remote identification of drones and allowing some flights over people, over moving vehicles and at night under certain conditions will go into effect on April 21, 2021. Remote … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Secures $5.9 Million Puma 3 AE Unmanned Aircraft Systems Foreign Military Sales Contract Award for U.S. Ally

AeroVironment Secures $5.9 Million Puma 3 AE Unmanned Aircraft Systems Foreign Military Sales Contract Award for U.S. Ally • Puma 3 All Environment (AE) unmanned aircraft system delivers immediate tactical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance in maritime and land operations • … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Wholly-Owned Subsidiary Arcturus UAV Awarded Approximately $7 Million Task Order for U.S. Special Operations Command Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program

AeroVironment Wholly-Owned Subsidiary Arcturus UAV Awarded Approximately $7 Million Task Order for U.S. Special Operations Command Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program • Competitive task order awarded for USSOCOM’s Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems (MEUAS) program • Vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) … Continue reading

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FAA Selects Five Host Airports to Test and Evaluate Unmanned Aircraft Detection and Mitigation Systems

March 2, 2021 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today selected five host airports to evaluate technologies and systems that could detect and mitigate potential safety risks posed by unmanned aircraft. The effort is part of the agency’s Airport Unmanned Aircraft … Continue reading

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Introducing the DJI FPV Drone

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AeroVironment Acquires Progeny Systems Corporation’s Intelligent Systems Group, a Leading Provider of Artificial Intelligence-Enabled Machine Learning and Perceptive Autonomy Technologies and Services

• Transaction significantly accelerates AeroVironment’s artificial intelligence and autonomy initiatives with best-in-class computer vision and machine perception capabilities • Increases AeroVironment’s customer-funded research and development revenue • Broadens the scope of AeroVironment’s advanced robotic systems engineering services for defense and … Continue reading

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Become an FAA Service Supplier of LAANC!

Become an FAA Service Supplier of LAANC! Could your organization help the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) develop the technological infrastructure required to support and accelerate drone integration? Now’s your chance to be at the forefront of an emerging technology that … Continue reading

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AeroVironment, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Arcturus UAV, Expands Portfolio with Medium Unmanned Aircraft Systems

AeroVironment, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Arcturus UAV, Expands Portfolio with Medium Unmanned Aircraft Systems • Arcturus UAV’s complementary capabilities provide program diversification, increase key customer penetration and enhance shareholder value • Transaction adds leading medium Unmanned Aircraft Systems to AeroVironment’s … Continue reading

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Tampa Bay is a “No Drone Zone” During Super Bowl LV

Tampa Bay is a “No Drone Zone” During Super Bowl LV TAMPA, Fla., – Raymond James Stadium in Tampa is a “No Drone Zone” for Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7, 2021. Drones also are prohibited around the Tampa Riverwalk … Continue reading

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AeroVironment to Acquire Arcturus UAV, Expanding Product Portfolio and Reach into Group 2 and 3 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Segments

• Total transaction value of $405 million in cash and stock • Arcturus UAV’s complementary capabilities provide program diversification, increase key customer penetration and enhance shareholder value • Arcturus UAV is well positioned for ongoing United States Special Operations Command … Continue reading

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Sony Announces Airpeak Brand Drones

The Airpeak drones are compatible with the Sony Alpha cameras and should be available in the Q1-Q2 2021 timeframe. Pricing has not been announced but they will be at the high end of the spectrum.

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FAA Issues Restrictions on UAS Operations at DOD Facilities

FAA Issues Restrictions on UAS Operations at DOD Facilities Washington –The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) airspace restrictions over additional national security sensitive locations, effective December 30. In cooperation with its federal partners, the FAA … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Two Much-Anticipated Drone Rules to Advance Safety and Innovation in the United States

U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Two Much-Anticipated Drone Rules to Advance Safety and Innovation in the United States WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced final rules for Unmanned Aircraft (UA), commonly known as … Continue reading

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Did You Get That Christmas Drone?

I hope you’ve all had a Joyous Christmas and that Santa brought all the goodies on your wish list, but if that wish list included a drone you may want to keep it grounded until you come up to speed … Continue reading

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FAA PART 107 REMOTE PILOT EXAM OVERVIEW

This 2.25 hour video takes you through 140 question that you may encounter on your exam. Who needs a remote pilot certification? I’ll give just a few relevant examples. If you are a training facility and you use a drone, … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Introduces Extended Range Antenna (ERA), Expanding UAS Command and Control up to 40 Kilometers in a Lightweight, Portable Form Factor

AeroVironment Introduces Extended Range Antenna (ERA), Expanding UAS Command and Control up to 40 Kilometers in a Lightweight, Portable Form Factor  Cost-effective optional antenna array kit designed to integrate seamlessly with AeroVironment’s standard RF head antenna  Provides operators 100 percent … Continue reading

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FAA Moving Forward to Enable Safe Integration of Drones

WASHINGTON – The FAA published airworthiness criteria for the proposed certification of 10 different Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or drones as special class aircraft. This is a crucial step to enabling more complex drone operations beyond what is allowed under … Continue reading

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DO YOU NEED TO REGISTER YOUR DJI MAVIC MINI DRONE?

Drones are in vogue and this Christmas shopping season is no different. One of the top sellers for 2020 is projected to be DJI Mavic Mini and Mavic Mini 2. The performance of these tiny drones is just short of … Continue reading

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Viasat, AeroVironment Team to Develop Enhanced Type 1 Encrypted Communications Capabilities for U.S. Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems

CARLSBAD, Calif. and SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 15, 2020 — Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, and AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), today announced they will collaborate on a contract awarded … Continue reading

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AeroVironment, Inc. Press Release – AeroVironment Secures $8.4 Million Puma 3 AE Unmanned Aircraft Systems Foreign Military Sales Contract Award for U.S. Ally

AeroVironment Secures $8.4 Million Puma 3 AE Unmanned Aircraft Systems Foreign Military Sales Contract Award for U.S. Ally Puma 3 All Environment (AE) unmanned aircraft system delivers immediate tactical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) in maritime and land operations Customer … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Successfully Completes Sunglider Solar HAPS Stratospheric Test Flight, Surpassing 60,000 Feet Altitude and Demonstrating Broadband Mobile Connectivity

AeroVironment issued the following press release: AeroVironment Successfully Completes Sunglider Solar HAPS Stratospheric Test Flight, Surpassing 60,000 Feet Altitude and Demonstrating Broadband Mobile Connectivity Sunglider reaches stratospheric altitude in 20-hour test flight Successfully demonstrates broadband mobile communication on consumer smartphones, … Continue reading

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HENSOLDT receives Xpeller order from South America

The Xpeller variants now procured consist of a customer-optimized combination of EO/IR sensor technology, radar, RF detection as well as jamming as a countermeasure to defend against intruding drones. (Photo: HENSOLDT.) Taufkirchen, Germany, 06 October 2020 – In recent years, … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Teams with Robotic Skies for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Maintenance Support

AeroVironment’s all-electric VAPOR® 55 helicopter unmanned aircraft system (Photo: AeroVironment) SIMI VALLEY, Calif. and CHICAGO, Sept. 29, 2020 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), today announced a teaming agreement with Robotic Skies, a … Continue reading

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The FAA launched a podcast!

Meet The Air Up There, a podcast for people who are curious about aviation Meet The Air Up There, a Podcast for People Who Are Curious About Aviation It’s no secret that we at the Federal Aviation Administration think aviation … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Expands Capabilities of its Puma UAS Product Line with New Smart 2500 Battery and Bungee Launch System

New Puma Smart 2500 Battery extends Puma LE’s flight time by nearly 20 percent with up to 6.5 hours of endurance, delivering longer time on station, greater range, and maximizing its multi-mission capabilities Now compatible with Puma 2 AE, Puma … Continue reading

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SpearUAV Unveils Ninox – a Unique Encapsulated Drone System for Instant ISTAR Capabilities

Immediately launched and intuitively operated, the encapsulated drone system provides an on-demand, on-the-move, instant drone intelligence capability for ground, air and naval forces 6 August 2020, SpearUAV – an innovative company that develops and supplies unique UAS solutions for defense … Continue reading

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INDRA SUCCESSFULLY TESTS ITS OPTIONALLY PILOTED VEHICLE TARGUS IN A PIONEER FLIGHT

· Indra will subject this advanced drone to a battery of tests in the non-segregated airspace · After the aircraft takes off, the ground control station operates all systems and sensors · Indra reaches one of the key milestones of … Continue reading

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AeroVironment, Inc. Press Release – AeroVironment Receives $21 Million Initial Contract Option for Raven Radio Frequency Modifications Under Previously Awarded U.S. Army Contract with Potential $55 Million Total Value

AeroVironment Receives $21 Million Initial Contract Option for Raven Radio Frequency Modifications Under Previously Awarded U.S. Army Contract with Potential $55 Million Total Value Contract option for Army Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) Flight Control Systems (FCS) domain includes avionics … Continue reading

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