USAF:- Flight plan outlines next 20 years for RPA

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Air Force leaders outlined what the next 20 years will look like for remotely piloted aircraft in the Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Plan published April 30. “The Small UAS Flight Plan outlines a vision and strategy for the continued development, operation and sustainment of SUAS over the next 20 years,” said Lt. Gen. Robert…

Autel Kestrel

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Designed for long-range, high speed missions, Kestrel represents the most efficient electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) UAS in the world. With the benefits of VTOL and the aerodynamic advantages of fixed-wing flight, Kestrel delivers long flight times with high payload capacities in even the most challenging environments. MODULAR NOSE With multiple task-specific nose cone…

RCAPA gives Jeffery Antonelli the nod to represent the org at the RTCA DAC

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Jeffery Antonelli of Antonelli Law has been tapped by RCAPA to represent the organization in the RTCA Drone Advisory Committee. Mr Antonelli is recognized as launching one of the first Drone/UAS Practice Groups in the country, in his legal work he supports a large number of national clients with complex drone operations challenges across industries,…

Life-saving drone firm calls for speedy deregulation

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By Woo Jae-yeon SEOUL, May 20 (Yonhap) — It is often the case that regulation fails to keep pace with rapidly developing technology. The drone industry is a case in point. “It feels like our hands are tied” said Park Sung-youl, Overseas Strategy Manager at Soomvi Co., a maritime life-saving drone company based in Incheon.…

Airbus Defence and Space and SurveyCopter offer SkyGhost ER, a new SMDR solution

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The use of mini tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has become an essential feature of land operations against adversaries that take advantage of their knowledge of the terrain. UAVs are now used systematically to protect forward bases, convoys and land operations. Airbus Defence and Space and its UAV subsidiary Survey Copter are proposing a true…

Airbus Defence and Space Enters Solar Cell Production Contract with MicroLink Devices

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MicroLink Devices is proud to announce that Airbus Defence and Space has issued a production contract for MicroLink’s epitaxial liftoff (ELO)-based multijunction solar sheets for use on the new Zephyr S platform. The Zephyr platform is a new class of unmanned air vehicle that operates as a high altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) enabling affordable, persistent, local…

Mi UAV rumors re rumoring

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You have to hand it to Xiaomi they know how to spin up the hype (see what I did there) The same old patent pictures of a quad and a watch controlling it are being released and now we hear of a 4K camera. No doubt the app appearing in app stores for a few hours…

Airware:- Director, Flight Operations

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The Director of Flight Operations will join Airware’s Professional Services and Customer Success organization to lead a team of UAV Operators and Instructors.  You will build and lead a team responsible for representing the Airware vision for how aerial data collection with commercial drones should be carried out. You set the direction for our team…

Aerial ‘fire drone’ passes Homestead test

The drone takes off on it's 5th flight of the test surrounded by the UNL drone team, media and firefighters. UNL researchers use a small drone to set prairie burn at Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, NE. April 22, 2016. Photo by Craig Chandler / University Communications

by Leslie Reed | University Communications An innovative University of Nebraska-Lincoln-designed drone designed to ignite prescribed fires in grasslands and forests was used successfully April 22 to burn 26 acres of restored tallgrass prairie at Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice. In addition to testing the capabilities of the unmanned aircraft system under development…