Schoolhouse opens to qualify unmanned system operators

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By Cpl. Mark Garcia | I Marine Expeditionary Force MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. –Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems have become a vital aspect in the ever changing battlefield. A newly opened schoolhouse aboard Camp Pendleton will qualify Marines as system…

King reappointed to AABI Board of Trustees

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Natalie Blair SALINA — Bernard “Barney” King, has been re-elected to a three-year term as an educator trustee of the Aviation Accreditation Board International. King has served on the board of trustees since 2006. King became interested in flying while…

Sky’s the limit for civil drones, PAS13

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By Maria Sheahan PARIS, June 19 (Reuters) – From their roots in spying and stealth military attacks, unmanned planes are spreading into the civilian sphere and could soon be put to work in tasks as diverse as inspecting oil pipelines,…

Unmanned aircraft training goes on the road

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By HEATHER R. SMITH AMRDEC Public Affairs To train operators of the unmanned aircraft Shadow, Hunter and Gray Eagle, the Army uses Institutional Mission Simulators, which are mockups of the ground control stations from which aircraft are operated in the…

GA-ASI and Fokker Team to Offer Predator B to the Netherlands PAS13

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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 it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Fokker Technologies, a leading specialist in advanced components…

Unmanned Research

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A new organization called Unmanned Research has recently been formed in an effort to address the current void in standardization and approach to legalization of the UAS industry for civilian applications. The FAA has been stagnant for almost a decade…

ETURNAS UAV at PAS 13

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LE BOURGET, FRANCE: June 19, 2013 - Design Intelligence Incorporated, LLC (DII) and MicroLink Devices, Inc.  (MLD) today announced the development of a new solar-optimized unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) called ETURNAS. The ETURNAS UAV weighs less than nine pounds and uses a reconfigurable solar wing…

Piaggio Hammerhead at PAS13

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Visiting Paris airshow for the first time the Piaggio Hammerhead is certainly the most dashing UA entrant. Based on its existing manned platform the Hammerhead is a fast high performance machine as one might expect from the Italians. The Piaggio…

New Pix4DPartner‐ and Sponsorships

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While Pix4D’s currentDesktop software Pix4uav isthe perfectsolution to convertUAV imagery into geo‐referenced 2Dmosaics and 3Dmodels, Pix4D’s goal isto keep on innovating and developing technology that can push the limits of 3Dmodeling even further. The current version of Pix4uav is used…

Bill Seeks to Restrict Drones

JIM PROVANCE SOURCE: THE BLADE, TOLEDO, OHIO June 18–COLUMBUS — If unmanned drones are going to hover over Ohioans’ heads, state law has to catch up with them, a lawmaker argues. State Rep. Rex Damschroder, the Fremont Republican and pilot, has…

NASA Tests Radio for Unmanned Aircraft Operations

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NASA’s communications experts have begun flight testing a prototype radio as part of the agency’s contributions toward fully integrating civil and commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS). This particular radio is one of the first…