UAV crashes into coconut grove

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D. J. WALTER SCOTT An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the Indian Naval Air Station (INS) Parundu crashed into a coconut grove, close to a residential area, while returning to base after completing its routine surveillance operation on Friday. The…

Poland Budgets $975M to Boost UAS Programme

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As early as next year, Warsaw could select a supplier for a tactical Army UAS, part of Poland’s push to boost domestic industry and military capability in unmanned aircraft systems, a Polish Army officer said. “The earliest [is] 2014,” Army…

Drone experts see booming ag market

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MCMINNVILLE — Young Kim is a former U.S. Air Force pilot and familiar with the “outcome oriented” use of drone aircraft by the military. Get them over a target, conduct the surveillance or fire the missile – that’s how success…

Flying technology aiding dairy industry

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By Kate Prestt TECHNOLOGY was in the spotlight at the 2013 Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture Dairy Centre Open Day. The Oktokopter was front and centre at the third annual open day with the theme Precision Dairy Farming. The event was…

Journalists: good early drone adopters

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Matt Waite The recent news that Amazon plans to use mini-drones to fly small packages to consumers in just 30 minutes raised an important question: what could a journalist do with a small drone? The simple straighforward answer is that they can get…

Anish Mohammed Up in the Air

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Susan Karlin Several years into his hobby of building unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), IEEE Member Anish Mohammed earned some geek cred when he met William Premerlani, who’d written some of the initial open-source software that galvanized the do-it-yourself drone community.…

Ohio Study to Guide Air Force UAS Flights over U.S.

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A study set to be completed early next year will lead to developing a unique national capability in Ohio for flying unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to meet Air Force research needs and to boostOhio’s leadership in developing technologies to integrate unmanned systems. The…

Aviation Schools Prepare for Boom in Drone Jobs

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Two student pilots are seated shoulder to shoulder before a bank of video monitors, maneuvering an unmanned aircraft by keyboard and mouse as the drone descends toward a virtual runway in a suburban landscape. Aaron Gabrielson and Andrew Regenhard, aviation…

Trappy’s lawyer responds to the FAA

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Our moving brief established that there is no regulation concerning the operation of a model airplane, that the FAA’s 2007 Policy Statement purporting both to regulate and ban the “business” use of a model aircraft was unenforceable for lack of…

Dayton film producer buys a UAV

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By Thomas Gnau A Dayton film producer has purchased a helicopter. A very small one. Niche Productions said Tuesday it will take possession of a “Black Armored Drone” with a gimbal, or pivot mechanism, manufactured by Intuitive Aerial, of Sweden. Niche…

Iran to install jet engines on home-made UAVs

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By Umid Niayesh – Trend: Iran plans to install jet engines on home-made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), Iranian defence minister, Hossein Dehghan said, ISNA news agency reported on Dec. 10. Dehghan underlined that the engines have already been manufactured. Iran…