Europe

MIDCAS hails RPAS integration progress

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by by Aimee Turner The MIDCAS (Mid Air Collision Avoidance System) consortium together with the European Defence Agency (EDA) have now completed flight test and simulation campaigns conducted as part of the MIDCAS project. Major milestones included fully automatic avoidance manoeuvres…

European pilots want rules on drones in the sky

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by Matthew Vella The commercial advantages and possibilities of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) or ‘drones’ seem almost unlimited. And because of decreasing costs, recreational users and companies using drones will be new actors in the airspace. But this new…

Counter drone Anti-UAV system unveiled by British trio

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by Blighter Surveillance Systems (electronic-scanning radar target detection), Chess Dynamics (electro-optic tracking and classification) and Enterprise Control Systems (radio frequency disruption) join forces to combat growing threat of micro, mini and larger unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones. Anti-UAV Defence…

Unique mapping of Prague castle area by UAS

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by Czech company UPVISION (all services with unmanned aerial systems) is the first in the Czech Republic carried out a detailed mapping of the Prague Castle- the residence of the Czech President. Prague castle Prague Castle is the most important Czech castle standing above the Vltava river in the center of Prague.…

Italy, France, Germany sign European drone project

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by Reporting by Robin Emmott; Editing by Toby Chopra Italy, France and Germany agreed on Monday to develop a European drone program for reconnaissance and surveillance, seeking to inject momentum into a proposal first considered in 2013 to reduce reliance on…

Burglars use drone helicopters to target homes

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by By David Barrett Unmanned drones are being piloted over private homes by burglars in a bid to identify potential targets, police have confirmed. Detectives fear the mini-helicopters, which can be bought for as little as £30, are being deployed to…

Trimble UAV used to revolutionise Potato Growth Yield

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by The James Hutton Institute, in Invergowrie, Scotland have been utilising the Trimble UX5 UAV in conjunction with Trimble V10 imaging rovers to optimize plant health monitoring. Plant phenotyping and monitoring allows the comprehensive assessment of complex traits by evaluating…