General Atomics Wins $110M to Sustain Army Gray Eagle UAS

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has won a $110,261,703 contractmodification to continue helping the U.S. Army sustain its fleet of Gray Eagleunmanned aircraft systems. This modification increases the total value of the previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract to $354,683,431, the Defense Department said Tuesday. GA-ASI will perform work in Afghanistan and…

UAS photogrammetric software upgrade 90% faster

Orbit GeoSpatial Technologies upgraded its Orbit Strabo photogrammetric unmanned aerial survey (UAS) mapping application, which is now 90 percent faster than the previous version producing orthorectified images from digital elevation models (DEM) created by captured data. Based in Lokeren, Belgium, Orbit…

Cal UAS submits final UAS document to FAA

By Jack Barnwell After a three months of long nights and sorting through copious amounts of data, the Cal Unmanned Aircraft Systems Portal filed its final volume Monday for its bid to be considered one of six Federal Aviation Administration’s…

Stoprotor, Hybrid Rotorwing VTOL

Australian start up Stoprotor have an interesting concept that has moved from X Plane simulation to real world testing. Good for them! The Hybrid RotorWing is the first VTOL aircraft to employ the use of high alpha flight controls to…

RPAS:- A boost for European creativity and innovation

The EU continues to look forward and rapidly advance UA civilian integration, are you watching FAA?? A completely different narrative to what is currently happening in the New World (well the bit between Canada and Mexico) View the ebook here http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/flipbook/rpas/?goback=%2Egde_941207_member_238344699#/1/ The development of Remotely…

Jordi meets Obama

Well done to Jordi and Chris this is certainly a level of official recognition! Quite amazing what a collaboration with a sprinkling of vision mixed in can lead to. With a loud whir and a rush of air, a small…

OppiKoppi Beer drone tech

OppiKoppi beer drone technology v1.1: This is the sort of ordnance drones should really deliver all over the world. More updates to follow, but you will be able to order beers from your phone to the District 9 campsite in…

Lady Justice DJI Phantom rescued

‘Let’s put this in perspective,’ Bailey said. ‘He ran a helicopter into county property. It’s no different than if someone hit the courthouse with their car. We took a report. We’re done.’ After a week of back-and-forth, the dust-up ended…

Lake Region to offer UAS training

Lake Region State College in Devils Lake is getting into the unmanned aircraft systems industry. The college plans to offer training for law enforcement officials and farmers in the use of UAS, and it’s partnering with UND, home to the…