Abbott wants unmanned coastline drones

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has stressed the need for unmanned drones to help protect Australia’s borders in the wake of the Geraldton boat arrival. The coalition has pledged $1.5 billion to buy and operate seven unmanned aircraft to patrol the…

Parrot removes FreeFlight 2.2 from iTunes

French manufacturers of the worlds most popular UA have plainly run into problems. They issued a statement yesterday:- AR.Freeflight 2.2 was removed from iTunes last month due to the need for patents’ clarification on accelerometer and absolute control. In the…

Model aircraft owners drawn into privacy debate on drones

By Ben Wolfgang -The Washington Times CROWNSVILLE, Md. - Steve Barnett has been flying unmanned aerial systems for more than 30 years — long before the word “drone” started making global headlines. But now, the 65-year-old Army veteran and model-airplane enthusiast finds himself answering new…

S. Korea to begin development of mid-altitude UAV

By Kim Eun-jung SEOUL, April 9 (Yonhap) — South Korea will resume a once-aborted program to develop mid-altitude unmanned aerial vehicles (MUAV) to bolster its monitoring capabilities of North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs, a military source said Tuesday. The…

A-NSE T-C350 Aerostat

Close to our hearts at sUAS News, aerostats. Patrick runs PGSS gigs and I fly the manned ones. Writing from French company ANSE Olivier Jozan fills us in on their latest products. A-NSE is a French innovative company specialised in…

Lockheed Martin announce UCLASS at Navy League’s Exposition

The Lockheed Martin Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) air vehicle concept integrates proven technologies from F-35C, RQ-170 Sentinel and other operational systems to provide both the lowest development risk and greatest Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission…

2013 Navy League Sea-Air-Space

Northrop Grumman Corporation is honored to serve again as a major sponsor of and participant in the Navy League’s annual Sea-Air-Space Exposition, April 8-10, 2013, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. The company encourages members…

The drone age

BY JOAN LOWY AP WASHINGTON – The dawn of the age of aerial civilian drones is rich with possibilities for people far from the war zones where they made their devastating mark as a weapon of choice against terrorists. The unmanned, generally small…

Drone makers struggle for acceptance

By David Uberti WASHINGTON — The Danvers-based drone manufacturer CyPhy Works doesn’t build flying robots that rain Hellfire missiles on people or record license plate numbers from 40,000 feet. Its drones are designed for peaceful missions — aerial inspections of…