Category Archives: UAV

AeroVironment Successfully Demonstrates Maritime Sensor-To-Shooter Capability

AeroVironment Successfully Demonstrates Maritime Sensor-To-Shooter Capability with Puma 3 AE and Switchblade 300 at NATO REP(MUS) 21 Experimentation Exercise • Experimentation was part of NATO REP(MUS) 21 U.S./U.K. Interoperability to Interchangeability (I2I) initiatives using uncrewed systems • First successful cross-domain, … Continue reading

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AeroVironment, Inc. Press Release – U.S. Army Awards AeroVironment $11.7 Million Third and Final Contract Option for Raven Radio Frequency Modifications Under Existing FCS Contract

U.S. Army Awards AeroVironment $11.7 Million Third and Final Contract Option for Raven Radio Frequency Modifications Under Existing FCS Contract • Final contract option exercised under the sole source Flight Control Systems (FCS) domain of the Army’s multi-year small unmanned … Continue reading

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Night Authorization Available for Part 107 Drone Pilots

Night Authorization Available for Part 107 Drone Pilots  Drone pilots with current Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificates may now obtain near real-time authorizations to fly at night through FAA-approved providers of Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) services. LAANC … Continue reading

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DSEi 2021: SKYWALL Anti-Drone Platform

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The British Ministry of Defense Employed Rafael’s DRONE DOME to Defend the G7 Summit from Drone, UAV threats

The British Ministry of Defense Employed Rafael’s DRONE DOME to Defend the G7 Summit from Drone, UAV threats Earlier this year, in June 2021, the British Ministry of Defense employed Rafael’s DRONE DOME counter-UAV system to protect world leaders during … Continue reading

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FAA Drone Safety Awareness Week Starts Today

FAA Drone Safety Awareness Week Starts Today Safely integrating drones into the National Airspace System is a key priority for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and our third-annual Drone Safety Awareness Week helps ensure drone operators understand that they are … Continue reading

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Phase III returns this October

AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems Defense 2021 is returning for its third and final Phase this October 19-21! Join us on the frontline of innovation to connect with key decision makers and program managers, and discover how unmanned technologies are transforming national … Continue reading

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You’re In The Know with AUVSI

Our members take advantage of numerous opportunities to connect, collaborate, and grow our industry all year long. AUVSI is known for enabling market growth and stimulating innovation with our custom resources that will help you realize your full potential in … Continue reading

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Join Drone Safety Awareness Week this September

National Drone Safety Awareness Week is for Everyone You are invited to join the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the drone community for our third annual National Drone Safety Awareness Week, September 13-19. This year we are especially focused on … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Introduces Standardized Modular Payload Interface Kits for RQ-20B Puma Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems; Kits Under Order by USSOCOM

• Enables third-party payload manufacturers, as well as U.S. DoD and international partners, to develop and integrate payloads onto RQ-20B Puma • Utilizes the Modular Payload Standard initiated by USSOCOM to create a modular architectural standard for payloads on unmanned … Continue reading

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Join the conversation at the FAA UAS Symposium

On September 14 – 15, Episode IV of the FAA UAS Symposium is coming to you! We want to connect with YOU — our law enforcement, first responders and public safety partners and colleagues, on the critical and exciting developments … Continue reading

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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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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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