Hermes 450 reaches 70,000 hours in Afghanistan

HERMES 450 REACHES 70,000 HRS IN AFGHANISTAN

The British Army’s Hermes 450 (H-450) unmanned air systems have completed over 70,000 hours of surveillance support in Afghanistan. This is the equivalent of 8 years of non-stop flying. Operated by the Theatre Integrated Unmanned Air Systems (ThIUAS) Battery at…

Aeryon Scout featured on Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet

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The Aeryon Scout™ is featured on Discover Channel’s Daily Planet. In this episode of Dissecting Disaster, Halton Regional Police Service officers describe how they are using UAS technology to assist them in operations such as search & rescue, accident reconstruction and explosive device disposal. Watch this…

Flight plan set for DIY drones

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Written by Ellen Spitaleri Patrick Sherman and Brian Zvaigzne want to make a couple of things clear about their drone. First, they fly drones as a hobby, not a business. Sherman and Zvaigzne don’t get paid for any of the activities…

Ellen Tauscher to Join Aurora Board

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Aurora Flight Sciences announced today that The Honorable Ellen O’Kane Tauscher has been elected to the Aurora Board of Directors. Tauscher is a former Member of the United States House of Representatives, representing California’s 10th Congressional district. She was first…

China’s buying of German firm risk for Turkish UAV

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Chinese Avic’s acquisition of German Thielert, leaves the first Turkish made drone, the Anka, without an engine. Turkish officials are worried that buying of Thielert, engines supplier of Anka, may delay the project It looked entirely like any other business…

Transpower turns to robots

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State-owned enterprise Transpower is investing in new technology to check its transmission lines and substations nationwide in a bid to cut costs, improve efficiency and increase safety. The operator of the national grid is planning a shift to robots and…

Boeing unmanned plane has fifth flight

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An experimental high-altitude unmanned plane developed by Boeing Co completed a fifth flight on Saturday and may soon fly at 60,000 feet, a top Boeing executive said Tuesday. Boeing designed its “Phantom Eye” drone, which is powered by liquid hydrogen, to meet the…

Multirotor crashes into crowd, Spain

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At what point will people taking money to film events from multirotors start becoming aviators. The cost of entry to the market is low and event organisers do not seem to want evidence of operator qualification before allowing people to…