Using drones in oil spill research

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The use of drones during the Surfzone Coastal Oil Pathways Experiment (SCOPE) helped scientists from CARTHE study how oil moves from offshore onto our beaches! This is an innovate approach to a complex problem with powerful results. Check out this Waterlust film…

Argentina announces SARA first flight

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The Sistema Aéreo Robótico Argentino (Argentine Air Robotics System: SARA) initial Technology Evaluation Model (MET 1) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) undertook its first flight, according to data published by San Martin University on 29 September. The first flight took place…

This Drone Fits In Your Pocket

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by SAMANTHA RAPHELSON The narrative around drones is that they are killing machines. Unmanned tools of war that the government uses to avoid putting boots on the ground in conflict zones around the world. But drones are actually much more than…

CybAero has completed demo flights

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First North-listed CybAero, which develops and markets unmanned helicopters, has performed demo flights on location for its major Chinese customer AVIC, which signed a framework agreement with CybAero this summer with an order value of SEK 700-800 million. The demo…

Unmanned aerial vehicle inspects powerlines

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Finnish high-tech company Sharper Shape has executed unique test flights on September 25, 2014, near Joensuu, in Eastern Finland. For the first time in the world an unmanned Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) took off to inspect local power lines with…

NMSU Tests Unmanned Aircraft Over Active Mine

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New Mexico State University’s Physical Science Laboratory Unmanned Aircraft Flight Test Center acquired a Certificate of Authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration to perform aeronautical research on an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) over an active open pit mine in central…

ERAU sUAS Challenge Houston

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is holding a second sUAS Challenge, this time at the Wings Over Houston air show (November 1-2) at Ellington Field, Houston, TX. The Challenge will be composed of three separate events that will result in both overall…

Flying Production Announce New Da-Vinci VTOL sUAS Platform

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Flying Production Ltd. – a leader in the design and development of Defense and HLS solutions, including Multi-Rotor Platforms – will launch Da-Vinci, a compact, lightweight, multi-rotor VTOL sUAS platform at AUSA 2014. The complete system, which is ideal for urban warfare observation…