Category Archives: UAV

FAA UAS Symposium – Remotely Piloted Edition

UAS thought leaders are supporting the FAA UAS Symposium – Remotely Piloted Edition to drive the future of integration and advanced operations. Don’t miss the last chance of 2021 to become a Partner with the FAA and AUVSI. Opportunities are … Continue reading

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Join the conversation at the FAA UAS Symposium

FAA and Public Safety experts discuss how Tactical Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) helps to save lives On September 14 and 15, the FAA UAS Symposium is coming to you! We want to connect with YOU—our law enforcement, first responders and public … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Receives Puma 3 AE and Raven Unmanned Aircraft System Orders Totaling $15.9 Million from United States Air Force

eroVironment issued the following press release this morning: AeroVironment Receives Puma 3 AE and Raven Unmanned Aircraft System Orders Totaling $15.9 Million from United States Air Force • United States Air Force to equip its Security Forces with Puma 3 … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Selected by U.S. Special Operations Command for $22 Million Beyond Line of Sight ISR Services Award Under Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems IV

AeroVironment Selected by U.S. Special Operations Command for $22 Million Beyond Line of Sight ISR Services Award Under Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems IV Program • First award for satellite communications-enabled beyond line of sight (BLOS) on competitive Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft … Continue reading

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ECA GROUP upgrades its drone IT180 for special forces applications

ECA GROUP upgrades its drone IT180 for Special Forces applications ECA GROUP provides special forces with Over-the-Hill reconnaissance capabilities, day and night, by integrating the Controp EO/IR camera on its IT180 UAV. The IT180 UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) as part … Continue reading

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AFRL’s THOR hammers drones in new video animation

Shown is an artist rendering of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Tactical High-power Operational Responder, or THOR. THOR is a portable counter-UAS system, capable of destroying swarms of drones at speed-of-light, at long range, in its base defense mission. (Air … Continue reading

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Equity in Aerospace

The Drone Advisory Committee is Working to Create a More Inclusive Airspace The Drone Advisory Committee is Working to Create a More Inclusive Airspace Aviation is for everyone, and the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) is working to ensure that everyone … Continue reading

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FAA Announces Approved Administrators for Recreational Drone Pilot Safety Test

WASHINGTON  Sixteen organizations have been selected by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to initially administer the Recreational Unmanned Aircraft Systems Safety Test (TRUST). The test was developed to provide recreational drone flyers with aeronautical safety knowledge and an overview of … Continue reading

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New FAA Drone Test Launches Today for Recreational Flyers

Do you live in the U.S. and fly drones for recreation? Starting today, you must take a free online training and safety test. The Recreational UAS Safety Test, known simply as TRUST, was launched by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) … Continue reading

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LAST CHANCE for autonomy insights

As you try to navigate constantly changing market conditions, many events raise more questions than they answer. We’re breaking that cycle with a focused look at tactical decisions you can make now to get your business on the path to … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Relocates Corporate Headquarters to Arlington, Virginia

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., June 15, 2021 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems, today announced the relocation of its corporate headquarters from Simi Valley, Calif. to Arlington, Va., effective June 15, 2021. “The greater … Continue reading

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Want to become a drone entrepreneur?

Building a Career with Drones In this episode of ‘The Air Up There’ podcast, we’re talking about drone entrepreneurship. Drones can be used for a variety of business purposes, from photography, to surveying agriculture, to conducting building inspections. You’ll hear … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget to Register for the 2021 FAA UAS Symposium

Don’t Forget to Register for the 2021 FAA UAS Symposium There is still time to register for Episodes III and IV of the virtual FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Symposium. The theme for this year’s event is “Above and Beyond” … Continue reading

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The future of commercial drone operations looks bright!

Attend the FAA UAS Symposium and follow theCommercial Drone Operations Track The FAA UAS Symposium is coming to you this summer through two remote episodes: June 9-10 and September 14-15. We want to connect with YOU, commercial drone operators, on … Continue reading

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AUS&R & AUVSI 2021 July 5, 2021

AUS&R & AUVSI 2021July 5, 2021 Registration  Sponsorship

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AeroVironment Live Stream of Earth Copter Demonstration ( A Fantastic 51min video worth watching)

AeroVironment Live Stream of Earth Copter Demonstration (replica model of Ingenuity – the Mars Helicopter) May 13 at 11:30 am PDT AeroVironment will be conducting a live stream of its Earth Copter Demonstration (replica model of Ingenuity – the Mars … Continue reading

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AeroVironment, Inc. Announces Chairman Succession Plan

• Tim Conver to retire as chairman of the AeroVironment Board of Directors, effective at the company’s 2021 annual meeting of shareholders • Wahid Nawabi, president and chief executive officer, elected Chairman of the AeroVironment Board SIMI VALLEY, Calif., May … Continue reading

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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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