Category Archives: UAV

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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ECA Group selects UAV SKELDAR V-200 for the Belgium-Royal Dutch Navies program

ECA Group awarded UMS SKELDAR a procurement contract to supply the UAV SKELDAR V-200 as part of the naval mine countermeasures capability replacement, a program led by Belgium Naval & Robotics – a consortium including Naval Group and ECA Group … Continue reading

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Drone technology leaders, experts and geeks! Join the conversation at the FAA UAS Symposium!

What’s now and what’s next on drone technology?Find out at the FAA UAS Symposium Are you in the drone business or simply have a passion for flying drones? The 5th Annual FAA UAS Symposium is coming to you this summer … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Receives $9.8 Million Raven and Puma 3 AE Awards from NATO Support and Procurement Agency under Multi-Year Contract with $80 million Potential Value

Three-year base contract includes option for an additional two years of logistical support, spares and repair services for existing fleet of Raven, Wasp and Puma tactical unmanned aircraft systems AeroVironment’s family of tactical UAS allows customers to use the same … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Unveils Quantix™ Recon, Fully-Automated Hybrid Vertical Takeoff and Landing Unmanned Aircraft System for Defense Applications

   • Quantix Recon delivers on-demand, georeferenced aerial imagery, providing quick visibility for on-site mission planning and verification • Fully-Automated, hybrid vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) design and radio frequency silent mode enable aircraft to conduct missions undetected • Powerful … Continue reading

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HENSOLDT secures Remembrance Day in The Netherlands

One part of the system, consisting of two SMS-D which comprises of a Spexer 360 radar, daylight and thermal cameras, one Spexer 500, two Skyscan 7x and one Jammer. On location, these various sensors where distributed between two buildings approximately … Continue reading

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Remote ID Cohort Information

Remote ID Cohort Information Thanks for the questions we received after yesterday’s press release on the Remote ID Cohort. To clarify, the Cohort is not part of the decision-making process for the proposed Remote ID rule final rule. The Cohort … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Technology Partners for Remote ID Development

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced the eight companies that will assist the Federal government in establishing requirements for future suppliers of Remote Identification (Remote ID). Remote ID will enable Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), … Continue reading

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Israeli MOD orders RAFAEL’s Spike FireFly loitering munition for IDF ground forces

FIREFLY is designed for the dismounted infantry for engagement of targets behind cover TEL AVIV, May 4, 2020 – Israel’s MOD has placed an order for RAFAEL’s SPIKE FireFly (known in the IDF as “MAOZ”) loitering munition. Jointly developed by … Continue reading

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Ohio’s Plans for UAM, Air Force Fly-off & more..

Presented by King Aerospace Ohio’s Plans for UAM, Air Force Fly-off & more..With the COVID-19 virus on everyone’s mind, and the World ATM Congress in Madrid cancelled, organizers of other upcoming UAM events have not indicated to me any changes … Continue reading

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There are just five days left to comment on the FAA’s Remote ID NPRM

If you are a drone pilot or operator you have just five day to tell the FAA how concerned you are about the Remote ID Regs. being proposed. For assistance in commenting on the proposed remote ID regulations click here. … Continue reading

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Major General Gainey joins Counter UAS Summit

Last month it was announced that Major General Sean Gainey, Deputy Director for Force Protection, J-8 Director will be leading a new 60-person team for the Defense Department to develop new methods to counter drone strikes, which are increasing on … Continue reading

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First Vertically Integrated, End-to-End UAS Manufacturer Launches

CP Aeronautics Offers American Built Combat Proven Unmanned Aerial Systems for Defense, Homeland Security, and Civil Applications San Diego, Calif. – CP Technologies today launches a new division, CP Aeronautics, to provide integrated turnkey solutions based on unmanned aerial systems … Continue reading

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Grand Sky Flying High as it Celebrates Five Years

America’s commercial UAS proving ground provides unmatched industry capabilities and creates dramatic economic impact to Red River Valley GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Grand Sky Development Company, LLC (Grand Sky), the nation’s first commercial unmanned aerial system (UAS) testing and training … Continue reading

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RAFAEL’s Drone Dome intercepts multiple maneuvering targets with LASER technology

  The system achieved 100% success in all test scenarios TEL AVIV, February 12, 2020 – In a recent demo conducted in Israel, RAFAEL’s Drone Dome C-UAS system performed interceptions of multiple drones, including maneuvering targets, using its hard-kill LASER … Continue reading

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HENSOLDT and MyDefence receive order for a mobile integrated counter-UAS system by a Southeast Asian customer related to homeland security

  Singapore, 11 February 2020 – At Singapore Air Show, HENSOLDT and MyDefence announced their cooperation on a delivery of a counter-UAS system for an unnamed Southeast Asian customer. The system will be integrated into anti-drone vehicles to monitor the … Continue reading

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RAFAEL Unveils: MicroLite

  Compact, lightweight Airborne EO/IR system for Wide-Area Persistent Surveillance The new system will be displayed at the Singapore Air show on the Aeronautics Orbiter-4 UAV at RAFAEL’s booth TEL AVIV, February 10, 2020 – RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. … Continue reading

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The counter-UAV Suite Xpeller, the ISR/MPR Radar PrecISR, the Airborne Missile Protection Suite AMPS, Kalaetron and the Passive Radar TwInvis are among HENSOLDT’s main exhibits at DEFEXPO 2020.

Lucknow, India, 4 February 2020 – One of HENSOLDT’s core competence lies in recognizing threats and protecting end users from them. At DEFEXPO 2020 in Lucknow, HENSOLDT presents its broad range of sensor solutions for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations … Continue reading

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