NAVAIR Flight Tests Autonomous Aerial Refuelling

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The US Navy is continuing the development of its Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration (UCAS-D) programme, recently completing another phase of its Autonomous Aerial Refuelling (AAR) tests with an optionally piloted Learjet. On Sept. 6, in Niagra Falls, N.Y., Northrop Grumman…

Drones to fly out of Newquay testing site

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Unmanned aircraft, or drones, could soon be flying out of Newquay Airport in Cornwall. A deal with the National Aeronautical Centre (NAC) in Wales will see aircraft tested for military or civilian use. The NAC, which has authority to fly…

Sinclair nears clearance to fly another UAV

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Tristan Navera Sinclair Community College is close to scoring permission to fly another model of unmanned aircraft. The school is pending clearance of a Certificate of Authorization from theFederal Aviation Administration to fly Altavian Inc.’s Unmanned Aerial Systems, or UAS, at Wilmington…

Watchkeeper at Aberporth

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Due to enter service in 2010 and deploy to Afghanistan the Watchkeeper in the air over Wales. Its not expected to see service in sandy places any more. Nice to hear the RT on this one.

AIN, small rule delayed yet again.

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Shock horror the FAA delays NPRM again, whilst giving large oil companies the green light. This news comes in the week when the UK announced a joint agreement between Aberporth and the Aerohub Enterprise Zone  and another ex military airfield is opening…

UAV to scan Paramakudi area

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The district police have introduced, for the first time, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to scan Paramakudi and the surrounding areas during the death anniversary of Dalit leader Immanuel Sekaran on Wednesday to prevent any untoward incident. On Tuesday, T.K.Rajendran, Additional…

JSTARS participates in counter UAV exercise

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MELBOURNE, Fla. – Recently, the 605th Test and Evaluation Squadron Detachment 2, Melbourne, Fla., utilized the T3 JSTARS test jet to perform a tactics development & evaluation (TD&E) during an exercise at Naval Base Ventura County, in Oxnard, Calif. Tactics development and…

‘I am not a pervert, spying on people’

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By Patsy Beangstrom Kimberley – “I am not a pervert, spying on people” . . . these are the words of the Kimberley man who has been testing out his multi-rotor (a remote-controlled helicopter), which he hopes to develop and…

A wide range of uses for multirotor aircraft

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Enthusiasts of radio-controlled model aircraft models driven by the fun and the “cool” factor are the main movers behind the emerging popularity of multirotor aircraft around the world. But there are a wide range of uses for them in the…

MSU lands first drone

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Farmers can now get a birds-eye view ­of their fields – in full HD – thanks to Michigan State University landing its first drone. MSU researchers are using its first unmanned aerial vehicle to help farmers maximize yields by improving…

Into the Moving, Crushing, Shifting Ice

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Two days on an ice floe may not seem like paradise, but for a team of scientists on the multinational 2013 Oden Arctic Technology Research Cruise, it was the achievement of an important research goal. “They surveyed the ice floe…