India:- Army eyeing IIT-made UAV for border patrolling

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Researchers at IIT-Kanpur have developed India’s first low-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that could be used for anything from patrolling the border to traffic and crowd monitoring. The aircraft, called P1, is commanded by a computer pilot on the…

Students compete in UAS challenge

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By Kelley King DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Teams of high school students put their unmanned aerial vehicles to the test for Destination: Dayton High School UAS Challenge at Sinclair Community College Saturday. During the daylong three part competition, students will…

Meet Ohio’s new point man for drones

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Tristan Navera Dayton Business Journal Ohio has named a new point man to oversee the state’s drone efforts. Ryan Smith has been named director of Unmanned Aerial Systems operations for the state of Ohio. Smith will be heading up statewide…

Robots Moving Robots: Lockheed Martin Conducts First Fully Autonomous Mission

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Lockheed Martin, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), successfully conducted a fully autonomous resupply, reconnaissance, surveillance and target-acquisition demonstration using its Squad Mission Support System (SMSS) unmanned ground vehicle, K-MAX unmanned helicopter and Gyrocam optical sensor.…

Amazon to trial PrimeAir drone delivery service in India

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If everything goes well, the loud buzz of drones will drown the noise of crackers this Diwali in Mumbai and Bangalore, thanks to Amazon. According to a report in The Economic Times, Amazon is planning to kick start its delivery by drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)…

Researchers decry limits on drones

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By Jessica Meyers WASHINGTON — A regulatory battle in Washington has compelled professors to ground their research drones, the tiny aircraft academics consider vital for archaeological surveys, river mapping, and countless other discoveries. The Federal Aviation Administration recently clarified that…

TASE500 – All HD Imaging Performance

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All-HD solution for improved image quality and clarity Full digital imaging enables advanced post processing and third party exploitation tools and no compression artifacts Fourth Generation HD-MWIR imager for superior IR imaging at long ranges Precision optics, shared aperture between…

UgCS adds DJI support.

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By adding support of DJI autopilots to the list of supported systems UgCS opens new possibilities for professional and other applications of DJI based drones. UgCS is a universal ground control software which makes it possible to operate multiple drones…

NATO summit 2014 flight restrictions.

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A Restriction of Flying order has been made to cover the period of the NATO summit, which is taking place in Newport, Gwent, during the period 3-5 September 2014 – the full details are published within Aeronautical Information Circular M 081/2014, which is contained…

Carrier-based drone flies with manned aircraft

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By Ali Rockett A computer-controlled drone launched, flew and landed alongside a fighter jet during an exercise Sunday off the Virginia coast — proving for the first time that manned and unmanned aircraft can operate together. In tests aboard the…