UAV not best choice for finding boats

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AAP The high altitude surveillance drones advocated by the opposition aren’t the complete answer to detecting asylum seeker boats in Australia’s northern waters, a senior customs official says. Detecting irregular maritime arrivals is a clear priority and the seven Triton…

“Schiebel Camcopter S-100 completes successful flight tests with “Deckfinder” local positioning system for automated GPS independent opertaions

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Schiebel has successfully concluded a series of flight trials with EADS Astrium’s Pseudolite-based Local Positioning System “DeckFinder”, expanding its automated launch and recovery capability for operation where access to GPS has been denied. Schiebel integrated the DeckFinder Receiver Segment into…

Speaking of Drones…

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Drones, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, as the industry refers to them, will be the focus of the Small Unmanned Systems Business Expo at the San Francisco Presidio July 25 -26. Speakers from throughout the country will gather at the Presidio to…

France Requests $1.5B General Atomics Reaper UAV Sale

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Camille Harthy France has requested to buy 16 General Atomics-made Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles from the U.S. government through a potential $1.5 billion foreign military sales agreement. France intends for the remotely-piloted aircraft to support military intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions and…

India’s HAL Pursues UAV Market

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Eyeing a potential $2 billion domestic market, India’s state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), which recently carved out a separate unmanned air systems (UAS) division as part of a comprehensive diversification drive, wants to prepare platforms quickly to meet a raft…

Oregon drone mission: Keeping spuds happy

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HERMISTON, ORE. (AP) – Experiments have begun in Oregon aimed at using the unmanned aircraft known as drones to keep potatoes happy. The Federal Aviation Administration recently authorized the use of drones to fly over Oregon State University potato fields…

SA police to use unmanned drones to spy on criminals

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BRAD CROUCH, NIGEL HUNTThe Advertiser SOUTH Australian police will use sophisticated remote-controlled drones to spy on suspects as it takes the war on crime to new heights. The stealthy miniature unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will be equipped with still, video,…

Printed drones to hunt down drug-running boats

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Paul Marks Under the gaze of a hovering quadcopter’s high-definition camera, a 4-metre-wingspan drone guns its twin engines and takes to the skies. So began the first flight of an uncrewed aircraft early last month that could soon be monitoring…

Italians learn to fly RPAs at Holloman

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HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE – There’s no doubt that Holloman Air Force Base is home to extraordinary missions, but we wouldn’t be completely mission successful without the help of our foreign brothers and sisters. People are aware of our support…

Sensintel acquires BAE Systems Unmanned Aircraft Program business

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Sensintel Inc.–a newly formed company and provider of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), sensors, and related services–has acquired BAE Systems’ Unmanned Aircraft Programs business. “The decision to acquire this business and form Sensintel was an easy one, given my passion for aviation and my belief in the unmanned…