Category Archives: UAV

U.S. Army Selects AeroVironment to Compete for Family of Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Spare Parts Task Orders

Army secures continued support for its fleet of Puma Long Range Reconnaissance Surveillance (LRRS) and Raven Medium Range Mobile (MRM) UAS Raven and Puma continue to support US Army soldiers with critical situational awareness anywhere, anytime Sustainment of Raven and … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Collaborating with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to Build First Drone – the Mars Helicopter – to Fly on Mars

New space endeavor draws on company’s unique and diverse history of innovation and high-altitude drone flight experience Drone prototypes have passed rigorous tests in simulated Mars atmosphere Final Mars-bound helicopter now in production at JPL MONROVIA, Calif., July 3, 2018 … Continue reading

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HENSOLDT Showcases Portable Counter-UAV System-EUROSATORY 2018 (Continued)

“XpellerGear” also provides protection against radio-controlled bombs. Munich/Paris, 7 June 2018 – At Eurosatory, the international defense and securityexhibition in Paris, the sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT will be showcasing for the firsttime a portable version of its counter-UAV system Xpeller, … Continue reading

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AACUS Makes First Operational Cargo Delivery to US Marines Aurora’s AACUS Program Honored with Howard Hughes Award

Twentynine Palms, California, May 17, 2018 – Aurora’s Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) achieved a major milestone last week when it successfully delivered cargo to US Marines in the Integrated Training Exercise at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat … Continue reading

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Lockheed Martin’s MQ-25A Stingray May Soon Be Your Next In Flight Fueling Stop!

Speaking at the Sea-Air-Space Exposition on Monday, Rob Weiss and his successor, Jeff Babione, formerly of Lockheed’s F-35 program, discussed the unmanned tanker that Lockheed’s advanced developments division is working on for the U.S. Navy. MQ-25 being purpose-built tanker design … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Successfully Conducts Maritime Demonstration of Puma-Switchblade Automated Sensor-to-Shooter Capability to Counter Swarm Attacks

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., at Sea Air Space 2018, April 9, 2018 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, today announced the successful maritime demonstration of a Puma™–Switchblade® automated … Continue reading

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Discover Air Map’s New App

  Discover your airspace.Access up-to-date airspace intelligence for every country in the world. Global Airspace Rules & Advisories Get to know and understand the airspace around you with global airspace rules, advisories, weather, and more, right at your fingertips. Intuitive Flight … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Releases New Puma 3, Upgraded for Operation in More Challenging Radio Frequency Environments

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., at AUSA Global Force Symposium, March 26, 2018 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, today announced at the AUSA Global Force Symposium (booth 1429) that … Continue reading

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Integration of the sUAS In Training and Tactical Operations

EnforceTac  NuernbergMesse The integration of the sUAS in training and tactical operations is expanding the capabilities of EU responders and is providing a level of close quarters security previously unavailable.

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Swiss U-space & Airmap Join Forces

AirMap and skyguide have joined forces to develop Europe’s first national drone traffic management system in Switzerland. Following Europe’s first-ever live demonstration of U-space last fall, AirMap and skyguide have partnered to advance the development of U-space infrastructure, beginning with … Continue reading

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LAANC Expands Nationwide

The FAA has announced an official timeline for nationwide expansion of the LAANC program. With LAANC, Sinclair Broadcast Group gets a new angle on breaking news stories. After 6 months of being the preferred UAS Service Supplier of automated airspace … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Announces Joint Venture and Solar High-Altitude Long-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft System Development Program

MONROVIA, Calif., Jan. 3, 2018 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, today announced the formation of a joint venture to develop solar-powered high-altitude long-endurance, or HALE, UAS … Continue reading

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Aurora Demonstrates Fully Autonomous Helicopter

Autonomous UH-1H successfully demonstrates flight and operational capabilities at Marine Corps Base Quantico MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, VA, December 13, 2017 – Aurora Flight Sciences conducted a successful demonstration of the company’s autonomous helicopter system developed under the Office of … Continue reading

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Marines to Test Technology that Allows Fully Autonomous Flight for Helicopters

  Manassas, VA —The Office of Naval Research (ONR) will conduct a final demonstration of Aurora’s Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Marine Corps Base Quantico’s Urban Training Center, as the program moves to the … Continue reading

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Low-Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) Expands To 46 Airports Covering 200 Cities

As a remote pilot my biggest challenge is obtaining FAA authorization to clear airspace for operations. AirMap, based in Santa Monica, California, has been working with the FAA to implement LAANC across the United States. In a nutshell, LAANC is … Continue reading

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Delair and ECA Group Unveil Their Multi-drone Ground Station

  MILIPOL 2017, Paris, France: the new ground control station developed by Delair and ECA Group, French specialists in civil, defense and security mini-drones, is changing the game for collaborative drone missions. To succeed in drone-based security missions, the ground … Continue reading

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FAA Grants Airworthiness Certificate for Aurora’s Optionally-Piloted UH-1H

Manassas, VA, November 1, 2017 – Aurora Flight Sciences announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted a Special Airworthiness Certificate to Aurora’s newest optionally-piloted aircraft, a UH-1H helicopter. The latest development in the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) … Continue reading

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Automated Airspace Authorization Is Here !

AirMap is a UAS Service Supplier of automated airspace authorization at LAANC prototype evaluation facilities. Automated airspace authorization is #poweredbyAirMap. Commercial drone operators can request digital airspace authorization in U.S. controlled airspace through the very same AirMap mobile app that … Continue reading

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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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