Dr Tad McGeer Wins sUAS Industry Leadership Award

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By Kirk Elton Greninger Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition 2016, San Francisco. On the behalf of the readership and the sUAS community Tad McGeer was recognized at the sUSB Expostion 2016 for his leadership in the development of innovative technologies in small commercial UAS. Dr. McGeer has constantly striven to develop technologies through the creation…

United States Navy to Deploy AeroVironment Blackwing Reconnaissance Systems on Attack and Guided Missile Submarines

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AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced the United States Navy plans to deploy its “BlackwingTM,” a small, tube-launched unmanned aircraft system that deploys from under the surface of the sea, on manned submarines and unmanned underwater vehicles. Blackwing builds on AeroVironment’s extensive operational experience with small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and its SwitchbladeTM Lethal Miniature…

Dugway tests system for easier UAS transit

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DUGWAY PROVING GROUND, Utah — A radar-based system tested at Dugway will soon allow military operators of unmanned aerial vehicles to fly within the National Airspace System to help maintain their skills. The Ground Based Sense And Avoid is the first and only system that meets federal requirements that aircraft operators see and avoid other…

Flyability and Sky-Futures Announce Technology and Delivery Partnership for Drone Based Internal Tank Inspections.

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Current internal tank inspection techniques require people to climb inside dangerous and potentially chemically hazardous tanks. This process is fraught with danger, time consuming and delivers low quality data sets. The Flyability and Sky-Futures drone based solution allows inspections to take place without personnel entering the tank, significantly reducing risk to life and improving both…

PrecisionHawk CEO Bob Young, inducted into Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

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The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) today revealed the inaugural class of the North Carolina Entrepreneur Hall of Fame: Dennis Dougherty, Dennis Gillings, Fred Hutchison and Bob Young. The 2016 class will be inducted on May 17 as part of the first annual CED Founders Day celebration, taking place at The Frontier in RTP, from…

Weekly Video News Roundup

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Just hit play on the video above and the playlist will play through or choose a specific video by clicking at the top left playlist icon. The main headline in this week’s video news roundup is, of course, DHL’s successful completion of a 3-month trial delivering actual customer packages using a tilt-wing UAS in the mountains…

Project Wing looking for somebody with Aviation experience

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Lets hope more experienced RPA operators and pilots get on board. There have been some disconnected mentions of ADSB in the past from on high. Things that showed a lack of aviation understanding. Software Engineer, Airspace Management (Wing), X Project Wing is working on self-flying vehicles that could open up entirely new approaches to delivering…

MicaSense looking for customer support manager

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The role of the Customer Support Manager (CSM) is to be a MicaSense Expert! MicaSense is a Seattle-based company, rapidly expanding to service a growing demand for its state-of-the-art multispectral imaging and data solutions. We strive to provide the highest level of technical support to our customers – responding to and anticipating their needs for…

Assistant/Associate Professorship in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

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School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Tenure and Tenure-Track Faculty Positions Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 13th globally.  It is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities. The School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) is one of the largest mechanical and aerospace engineering schools in the world.…