Category Archives: UAV

HENSOLDT’S XPELLER COUTER sUAV SYSTEM

Hensoldt’s Xpeller consists of radars, optical and other sensor payloads capable of detecting and identifying sUAV as well as threat assessment at ranges stretching from a “…few hundred metres out to several kilometers. Once the threat has been identified, a … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Participates in Contract Signing Ceremony for Australian Defence Force Wasp AE Package

Three-year contract includes AeroVironment Wasp® AE systems, plus multi-year training and support Australian-based companies XTEK Limited, Sentient Vision Systems and General Dynamics Mediaware to provide added capabilities for Wasp AE and local support AeroVironment now supports more than 40 allied … Continue reading

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AirMap Working With The FAA On Low-Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC)

Santa Monica, CA based Air Map is working with the FAA on Low-Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC). The results of that collaboration are significant and should come as great news to commercial sUAS pilots. To fully appreciate LAANC, I’ll … Continue reading

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ECA Group Tethered UAV

ECA Group was one of several exhibitors at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The company is aggressively developing UAV surveillance systems for a broad range of applications, including maritime operations. Important to note is the emphasis on tethered systems that … Continue reading

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FAA Expands Restricted Air Space for UAS Operations

The use of UAS is expanding exponentially and some of our readers have begun to incorporate the use of UAS for tactical operations training or aerial filming of training sessions. You need to be aware of your airspace at any … Continue reading

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UPDATE ON THE REMOTE PILOT IN COMMAND sUAS CERTIFICATION

We’ve just completed taking the FAA’s knowledge exam. The exam is advertised as a 2 hr., 60 question test; however, the FAA includes 5 or 6 additional questions to  validate them so plan on sitting for a 65 question exam. … Continue reading

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DJI Introduces Mavic Pro: Foldable and Portable Drone

At a press event in New York City today, DJI introduced the all-new Mavic Pro (starting at $749). The foldable drone (that packs up to around the size of a water bottle) features a built-in 4k camera,  3-axis gimbal, and … Continue reading

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New FAA Regulations for Drones

This post applies to individuals or companies who currently operate drones for commercial application. All drone operators need to examine what you’re are doing with your drones and if there is any gray area or overlap with commercial activity, error … Continue reading

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DRONE MAGAZINE

Drone is a new rag printed in the U.K where UAVs are out of the closet in a very big way. Our interest in drones is that they are part of the ISR fabric with a rapidly increasing commercial application. … Continue reading

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NOTICE TO DRONE OWNERS

A number of our readers may operate drones as a tool while conducting training, videography or both. It’s important that you understand and comply with FAA rules and regulation. There are a number of regulations in place. First you can … Continue reading

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