What Does the FAA Roadmap for UAS Mean?

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By Joseph V. Paiva, PhD, PS, PE The FAA released its UAS Roadmap and plan for integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the national airspace system (NAS) on Nov. 7, 2013.  You can find these documents on the Web at this site:http://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/uas/. There’s much…

Drones impact on theater and art

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Swiss based artist, comedian and stuntman Superbuffo creates a new show called SUPERDRONES.CH that incorporates four drones into a live show. Drones are not only a reality in the theater of war but they slowly arrive in the centre of…

AV Week reveal new large flying wing the RQ180

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Amy Butler and Bill Sweetman A large, classified unmanned aircraft developed by Northrop Grumman is now flying—and it demonstrates a major advance in combining stealth and aerodynamic efficiency. Defense and intelligence officials say the secret unmanned aerial system (UAS), designed…

ATX8 Drone flys in storm force winds

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THE HAGUE – On the the fifth of December, a Dutch holiday, weather alerts were issued for several parts of the Netherlands, including the entire coast. Wind speed over 9 on the Beaufort scale were expected. Aerialtronics, manufacturer of Multi Rotor…

Navy Launches UAV from Submerged Submarine

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The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) with funding from SwampWorks at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Department of Defense Rapid Reaction Technology Office (DoD/RRTO) demonstrated the launch of an all-electric, fuel cell-powered, unmanned aerial system (UAS) from…

Drone Social Innovation Award $10k prize fund.

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The Drone User Group Network’s Drone Social Innovation Award is a $10,000 prize for the most socially beneficial, documented use of a drone platform costing less than $3,000. Through this prize we hope to spur innovation, investment, and attention to the positive role this…

Steadi does it

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STEADIDRONE – the Knysna-based unmanned aircraft developer and manufacturer – received excellent news from up north last month, when it was announced as winner of the 2013 Step-Up Technology Innovation Awards hosted in Pretoria on November 21. The awards programme…