Hurricane Edouard Right Environment for Drone Test

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by By JENNIFER KAY Associated Press Hurricane Edouard was the perfect environment to test new data-collecting drones because the storm was strong, had a well-defined eye and never threatened land, U.S. government scientists said Thursday. Four drones called Coyotes —…

UAV Panchi Warms Up for Maiden Flight

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by By Anantha Krishnan M BANGALORE: Defence scientists are all set to unveil the wheeled-version of India’s homegrown unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Nishant. The UAV named Panchi, means bird, and it will be capable of taking off and landing from semi-prepared…

In Switzerland, police find a use for drones

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by Matt McFarland Earlier this month, the Zurich police department began using a drone to take aerial photos of accidents. The drone is most useful for accidents that occur over a large span — such as those involving a crane or…

Surf Lifesaving UAV wins innovation award

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by by Simon Chester Two students from University of Wollongong have won an innovation award for using a quadcopter UAV to quickly deliver a floatation device to a distressed swimmer. The UAV, designed by Nicolas Roach and Leo Stevens, uses magnets to carry…

Unmanned hurricane plane based on Delmarva

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by Molly Murray, The News Journal A mass of clouds – a weather system likely to become a tropical storm or hurricane – swirled just off the Cape Verde Islands near Africa. Thursday afternoon, it was called Invest 91 L but eventually,…

Orbital delivers First Engine to Insitu subsidiary of Boeing

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by Orbital Corporation Limited (Orbital) has delivered the first purpose-built ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) propulsion system to Insitu Inc, a subsidiary of The Boeing Company, for in-house testing and development. Designed specifically for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) class…