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UAV Panchi Warms Up for Maiden Flight

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By Anantha Krishnan M BANGALORE: Defence scientists are all set to unveil the wheeled-version of India’s homegrown unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Nishant. The UAV named Panchi, means bird, and it will be capable of taking off and landing from semi-prepared runways,…

China:- CybAero has completed demo flights

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First North-listed CybAero, which develops and markets unmanned helicopters, has performed demo flights on location for its major Chinese customer AVIC, which signed a framework agreement with CybAero this summer with an order value of SEK 700-800 million. The demo…

Demo on ATOL Role of Rustom-1 UAV

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By Anantha Krishnan M BANGALORE: Defence scientists at the Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) are closing in on enabling the country’s Rustom-1 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with the automatic take-off and landing (ATOL) capability. The ATOL configuration, to be demonstrated by this…

Namma UAV Gets Rave Reviews in US

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By Anantha Krishnan M BANGALORE: Dawon, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) named after the mythological tiger of goddess Durga and designed by M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT) students, won rave reviews at an international event held in the United…

Rosy outlook for UAV courier services in China

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Unmanned aerial vehicles used for courier services first appeared in Shanghai and Guangdong last year, and now one firm has acquired a fleet of 500 drones to deliver packages in Guangdong’s Dongguan and Huizhou with maximum speed of about 60…

UAV applied to search drug fields in Beijing

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Police officers manipulate an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to search illegal drug fields in mountain areas in Yanqing county of Beijing on September 4, 2014. The 2.1-meter-long unmanned plane equipped with probe on its underbelly has been used by local…

US Predator not as good as China’s CH-4 drone

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The People’s Liberation Army’s CH-4 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is receiving high-profile publicity in China after being touted as being superior in all key indicators to the American MQ-1 Predator. The CH-4, otherwise known as the Cai Hong-4 or Rainbow-4…