Washington’s $10B Unmanned Industry

By Rick Anderson Tad McGeer, multimillionaire godfatherof the state’s drone industry, was heading home the other day from his office in the rain-swept Columbia River Gorge town of White Salmon when he picked up his cell phone and dialed a Seattle…

EADS Tropospheric Airship

Environmental or oil exploration? (ed) EADS Innovation Works is conducting a concept study for an innovative hybrid airship that is envisioned for use in multi-role missions in Arctic regions, providing a long-endurance platform capable of all-weather operations. Its missions will be environmental and wildlife monitoring,…

Is it, isn’t it nEUROn on display at PAS13

The twittersphere is all off a flutter is it the real Dassault-Aviation nEUROn underneath a protective dome at this years Paris Airshow? French defense company Dassault-Aviation is lead contractor on the “nEUROn” project launched in 2005 involving firms from France, Italy,…

TEDGlobal explores peaceful role for unmanned aircraft

LONDON: Instead of being harbingers of death, drones should become a vital technological tool in the conservation fight and in delivering vital goods to remote areas, the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh heard Wednesday. Biologist and science-fiction fan Lian Pin Koh told the conference about…

Cassidian at Paris 2013

Cassidian is proud to participate at the 50th edition of the Paris International Air Show held at Le Bourget Exhibition Center between the 17th and the 23rd June 2013. Cassidian has evolved dramatically to deliver innovation wherever it matters: in…

Iberdrola to Use UAVs for Power Lines Monitoring

Iberdrola—a Spanish private multinational electric utility company—and the Center for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI —Spain’s National Innovation Agency) have entered into an agreement today with the Salamanca-based company Arbórea Intellbird, S.L. The two institutions will be investing a total of…

Penguin BE – Electric UAV Platform

UAV Factory is pleased to announce the electric version of the Penguin unmanned aircraft – the Penguin BE. Several Penguin BE unmanned platforms already have been delivered to a major aerospace research center in Europe. The Penguin BE is a…

GA-ASI honored by AIAA

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic surveillance systems, today announced that two key employees recently have been honored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)…

K-MAX Unmanned Helicopter Crashes In Afghanistan

By Beth Ford Roth An investigation is underway as to why a K-MAX unmanned helicopter crashed in Afghanistan on June 5. The aircraft was delivering cargo to Marines near Camp Leatherneck when it went down. 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) spokesman Capt. Matthew…