UAV propeller system makes the grade

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by By Ian Ross A Thunder Bay innovator has landed a deal with a U.S. defence contractor that could take his small aviation firm soaring to new heights. Andrew Kondor, president of Aerovate, has sold two units of his leading edge passive…

Drone footage reveals extent of damage in Kathmandu

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by More than 48 hours after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal killing more than 3,700 people, the scale of the devastation caused is becoming increasingly apparent. As people in the capital Kathmandu search for lost loved ones and try to find shelter and…

Increase unmanned/manned buffer: AOPA

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by by Aimee Turner AOPA is asking the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to close gaps in the agency’s proposed rules governing small commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The association made the recommendations in formal comments filed April 22 in response…

Drone Ready For Fisheries Fight

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by ONE YEAR after the late agriculture minister Roger Clarke announced the acquisition of two drones to bolster surveillance and monitoring of vast marine space, and to increase safety at sea, the Ministry of Agriculture is reporting that the aircraft…

Sky-high refuelling for UAVs

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by A University of Sydney researcher has designed and successfully tested a method for autonomously docking drones for refuelling or recharging, in mid-air. Daniel Wilson, whose PhD research addressed the limited endurance levels of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) says: “At…

Textron markets Aerosonde UAV internationally

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by Marina Malenic, Washington, DC - IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly Textron has begun marketing its Aerosonde 4.7 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) internationally while it continues to fulfill contracts with US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and the US Navy (USN), said David…

AF Research Laboratory redesigns mock UAV

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by By Jeanne Dailey, Air Force Research Laboratory KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) – The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Surrogate Predator Program has given the warfighter a way to train in the U.S. before deploying overseas. AFRL’s Directed Energy Directorate…