Maiden flight for Vanilla Aircraft HALE platform

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Falls Church, Virginia,  On February 25, 2015 Vanilla Aircraft LLC successfully completed first flight of the VA001 Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), a 36-ft wingspan Ultra-Long Endurance (ULE) aircraft designed to fly missions of up to 10 days. The aircraft (N240HR)…

Recently Graduated and Passionate About Drones?

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RMIT University’s UAS Research Team (RUASRT) is currently looking for enthusiastic and high achieving individuals interested in undertaking PhD level research in UAS. Applicants must hold a bachelors honours degree in aerospace, avionics, electronics, software, mechatronics, or systems engineering. Evidence of your…

Drone TV Oslo, The Extended Cut

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This extended episode contains interviews with some of the participants from the Unmanned Systems Conference Norway 2014. I interview Antimedia’s Daniell Ashby, Joachim Holland from HoverTech and Feye de Zwort, Dutch Drone Co. I also speak with Jarl Straume of…

GA-ASI & SENER Team to Offer Predator B to Spain

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, and SENER, a leading Spanish engineering company, today announced that they have signed a teaming agreement that…

Drone companies entering Wild West phase

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By Scott KirsnerGLOBE CORRESPONDENT Andrew Kehlenbeck pulls up a shirtsleeve and exposes a few linear scars on his forearm. They’re slashes from the plastic propeller of a small drone — a very modern sort of workplace injury. Kehlenbeck is cofounder and…

Ground rules needed as S.F. drone use skyrockets

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By C.W. Nevius San Francisco’s Dolores Park is known for many things: sunbathing, hipsters and weekend picnics. But lately it has a new designation — drone airport. “If you go to Dolores Park, there’s pretty much a drone overhead all the…

AdNear logging WiFi in LA

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Not the first time this has happened but the first time a company has announced it on their blog. AdNear are a location based marketing firm from Singapore. They aim to deliver adverts to you as you walk past a…

Drone Maker 3D Robotics Raises $50 Million In Latest Round

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By Frank Bi and Ryan Mac Less than two weeks after the Federal Aviation Administration unveiled its proposed regulations for commercial drones, one California-based drone company sealed its latest round of financing. North America’s largest personal drone manufacturer, 3D Robotics,…