Tag Archives: UAV

SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES INDUSTRY CONFERENCE (SOFIC) PART II

Continuing with the SOF requirements for more UAVs, there is also a need to detect and target a hostile sUAV. One approach is based on a directed energy system like the one developed by Boeing. The directed energy system focus … Continue reading

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U.T.SEC – Unmanned Technologies & Security 2017: Premiere at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg

New exhibition and conference at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg Focus on security topics Partner entities UAV DACH and the Association for Security Technology (VfS)Focus on security topics. Security using drones, and security against drones, are the focus of the U.T.SEC … Continue reading

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE FLYING YOUR CHRISTMAS DRONE…

I’ve been chatting with a number of my UAV sources and was informed that UAV sales have been through the roof this Holiday Season. The majority of buyers fall under the category of recreational users. I think that’s a wonderful … Continue reading

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UNMANNED SYSTEMS, LIGHT AIRCRAFTS, HELICOPTERS AT EUROSATORY

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SOFIC 2016 – INDUSTRY RESPONDS TO THE COMMERCIAL sUAS THREAT

The proliferation of hobby and commercial sUAS represents a significant threat to commercial aviation and domestic critical infrastructure. DHS, FAA and DOD are the principal drivers behind the recent Draconian restrictions placed on commercial and hobby sUAS flight.  The Federal … 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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Is Skynet Coming?

I’m a confirmed early adopter. All my life, I’ve embraced technology and used it extensively as an enabler. I seek knowledge of it, ways to apply it and master it. Others express noticeable timidity, suspicion, and in extreme cases irrational … Continue reading

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Johnny Dronehunter

  The year is 2015 a.d. and man has survived the wars but he faces new and present dangers. Technology which once helped him now hunts him, and liberty is a passing concept. Freedom belongs to those who stand squarely … Continue reading

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THAT HIGH PITCH BUZZING SOUND YOU ARE HEARING MAY NOT BE MOSQUITOS

  Drone Munitions Launches Tactical Drone Defense Ammunition Premium ammunition and merchandising protecting the freedoms and rights to privacy of American citizens. Meridian, Idaho (February 2015)- Drone Munitions, based out of Meridian, ID is pleased to announce the launch of … Continue reading

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STAR WARS Episode VII or DOD’s 5 Year Business Plan

This Friday’s shoot-the-shit is an open discussion on who knocked who off. If you’ve seen the new Star Wars Episode VII trailer, just released today, you can observe some similarities between it an what the DoD sees as a future … Continue reading

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Iran Unveiled Its New Armed Drone

Apparently this new drone is designed for air-to-air engagements against rotor, fixed winged and UAV aircraft. The drone is armed with air-to-air missiles.

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Finmeccanica SPYBALL-B and ASIO-B micro and mini UAVs

ASIO-B and SPYBALL-B UAVs are two very cool little UAS from Italian Manufacturer Finmeccanica. Since completion of development and testing these micro and mini UAVs have passed their factory acceptance tests, and are now headed to the Italian Army for … Continue reading

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Aurora Flight Science SKATE Small Unmanned Aircraft System

  The last 12 years of uninterrupted action in Iraq and Afghanistan has ushered in a number of technologies touted as force multipliers; however, none are as deserving of the accolade as the Unmanned Arial Vehicle (UAV), but in particular … Continue reading

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Deer Trail, CO, Officials Are Asked To Please NOT Shoot Down Drones.

Just when you think you’ve hear it all, you discover that you’re only at the tip of the iceberg. It appears that officials from Deer Trail, CO are contemplating issuing a $25 drone hunting license. They may even post a … Continue reading

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IDF Spokeswoman Describes Israel’s Response to the Unidentified UAV Intrusion Into Israeli Air Space

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LaserMotive Technology To Refuel Stalker UAV In Flight

On 11 July 2012, Lockheed Martin issued a press release about a joint test with LaserMotive using laser power to keep their Stalker UAS powered for more than 48 hours. LaserMotive, headquartered just outside of the Seattle area, has brought to fruition … Continue reading

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Infotron IT180 VTOL UAV

  I thought  counter-rotating rotors were exclusive to the Kamov Russian designs, a la Mischa… This little guy sports 2 counter-rotating rotors, and can be deployed in 2 minutes or less. It comes with a choice of powerplants either an electric brushless … Continue reading

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SOFIC 2012 / ISOF 2012 – AeroVironment Raven® UAS

When I first started talking about the UAS and UAV systems, I alluded to the fact that these devices are increasingly becoming and extension of the soldier operator and as important as anything else in his array of tools. My assertion is proving to be … Continue reading

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SELEX Galileo Puts The Lead In UAS System Integration and Control With skyISTAR…

When you think of budget dollars and the allocation thereof, into the forseeable future, look to ISR. And the UAS will be the workhorse at all levels with specific focus on the man packable platforms. At this years DSEi, SELEX Galileo announced ISTAR an open … Continue reading

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If You Don’t Believe the UAV Will Become One of the More Meaningful Developments in Our Lives, You Need To Checkout The Parrot AR Drone Quadricopter…

Man’s fascination with flight began when man encountered his first Aves. The concept of soaring into the skies so preoccupied man that he developed aircraft to carry him into that lofty space. Soon after his first flight, man saw aviation in a … Continue reading

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