Battery Connection Failure Detection System

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Designers and manufacturers of advanced, lithium powerpack systems for the defense and aerospace markets, PanacisInc, has been granted a patent by the U.S. Patent Office for a Battery Connection Failure Detection System. Panacis’ experience with high power battery systems in the areas…

We Almost Had a Giant Robot Spy Blimp

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David Axe The Army’s dream was a fantastical one. Build a 300-foot-long, helium-filled, pilotless airship, pack it with sophisticated sensors and other spy gear and park it over the remotest, most dangerous region of Afghanistan, where it would hover for…

Turkish UAV market may boom after development

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Burak BEKDİLHürriyet Daily News When Turkey’s military planners grasped more than a decade ago the virtues of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) mostly in their asymmetric warfare against Kurdish separatists, the country was solely dependent on imported drones. Later, the dependency…

Drone crashes into Virginia bull run crowd

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Photo Dave Parrish Online forums suggest that there were actually three different operators flying at the recent Bull Run incident. Among them Digital Thunderdome, who apparently  were not flying the incident aircraft but another lofting a Red Epic. Flight over…

Drone crashes into crowd at Great Bull Run

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DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) — A drone grabbing video of Saturday’s historic bull run in Dinwiddie County crashed into the crowd. It happened at the Virginia Motorsports Park just before the 12 p.m. wave of the Great Bull Run kicked…

Jamming Pod Demonstrated on MQ-9 Reaper UAV

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by  BILL CAREY General Atomics has demonstrated electronic attack capability on an MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft fitted with a Northrop Grumman jamming pod. A test flight took place during aU.S. Marine Corps weapons and tactics instructor (WTI) course in April, the results of…

FAA Grounds Midwest Journalism School Drones

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – The federal agency overseeing air travel has temporarily grounded drone use by a pair of Midwest journalism schools. Researchers at the University of Missouri in Columbia and the University of Nebraska in Lincoln were testing the flying…