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DEFEXPO 2018 HIGHLIGHTS – Unmanned Systems

The fourth part of our photo report highlighting UAV topics from the DEFEXPO 2018 exhibition in India.

Airbus Taps WIlliams’ Experience to Enhance Zephyr

December 19, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Airbus, Syndicated Industry News 
Williams Advanced Engineering will explore the use of lightweight composites and battery design for application with Airbus‘ Zephyr High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) programme.

MAGMA Drone to Demonstrate Flight Without Control Surfaces

December 14, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: BAE Systems, Syndicated Industry News 
BAE Systems and The University of Manchester have developed and tested unique flight control technology that could enable future aircraft - including stealthy, jet-powered drones, to maneuver without the use of control surfaces. If successful, the tests will demonstrate the first ever use of such circulation control in flight on a gas turbine aircraft and from a single engine, paving the way for future, stealthier aircraft designs.

Future Drones: Smarter and Deadlier

October 26, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Today military forces use Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in many roles, primarily for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) supporting all echelons, from the strategic to the tactical level.  Drones are also used for strike missions, particularly against time-sensitive targets (TST), where these persistent platforms, that carry the surveillance and communications equipment, also operate the strike […]

Optimus Drones Set to Safeguard Cities

September 7, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Airobotics, an Israel based developer of automated industrial drone based systems completed an investment round raising $32.5 million to strengthen its industrial and mining solutions and expand into new applications. "Our next stop – automated drones in cities" sasid CEO Ran Krauss.

IAI Introduces an Export Version of Heron TP

February 8, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: IAI, India, Syndicated Industry News 

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Diesel-Powered Drone Set Endurance Record (56 Hour Mission) for Small UAS

January 12, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: DARPA, Syndicated Industry News 
Vanilla Aircraft VA001 has set an endurance record for 50 kg-500 kg subclass drones, flying a 56-hour mission without refueling the diesel-powered drone, demonstrated the feasibility of designing a low-cost UAV able to take off from one side of a continent, fly to the other, perform its duties for a week, and come back - all on the same tank of fuel.
              

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Startup Ventures Showcase New Developments at Israel’s Defense Innovation Hub

December 12, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Israel, Syndicated Industry News 

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New Mini-Drone Provides ‘Eye in the Sky’ for Small Boats

August 15, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Elbit Systems, Israel, Syndicated Industry News 
Rail launched from a ship deck or small boat, Skylark C is operated by two operators from a portable mission control unit. Photo: Elbit SystemsElbit Systems introduce today the Skylark C - the first naval member of its electrically powered mini-UAV family. Based on the operational and combat-proven Skylark I-LEX Mini UAS, the naval variant extends the Skylark reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities to the maritime domain.
              

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Italian Drone Lost in the Mediterranean Sea

June 1, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
p1hh-hammerhead_1021The Piaggio Aerospace P.1HH HammerHead drone crashed yesterday off the Sicilian coast while on a test flight. According to .... the drone lost contact with the ground station during the flight and crashed into the sea, about 20 minutes after takeoff.
              

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Singapore Technologies’ Hybrid Mini UAV Can Fly and Dive

February 16, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
The new hybrid drone can fly in the air at a speed of 45 knots and move underwater, at a speed of three knots for up to three hours. Photo: Singapore Technologies EngineeringThis hybrid drone can fly for 15 minutes, dive underwater and operate sonar sensors for 3 hour underwater surveillance missions.
              

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IAI’s ROTEM – Tactical Multirotor Killer Drone

February 16, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: IAI, Syndicated Industry News 
The lightweight UAV weighs only 4.5 kg, packing an impressive array of sensors, including day or night (IR) cameras, used for piloting and reconnaissance, additional, multiple acoustic transducer enabling obstacle avoidance and flight through inner spaces of buildings, entering through windows, narrow urban streets or dense vegetation. Photo: IAIIAI MBT has designed as a small, quad-rotor based loitering weapon called ROTEM, that is uniquely built to support dismounted combatants and special operations in urban warfare, offering effective, indirect observation and engagement of targets from an elevated position.
              

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DARPA To Fly VTOL Tail Sitter Drone From Frigates and Destroyers

December 29, 2015 by · Comment
Filed under: DARPA, northrop grumman, Syndicated Industry News 

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New Navy drone gets its feet wet flying off a Navy destroyer

December 24, 2014 by · Comment
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Airshow China 2014 Photo Report – UAV’s

November 12, 2014 by · Comment
Filed under: China, Syndicated Industry News 

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French Army could expand UAS choices

June 16, 2014 by · Comment
Filed under: France, Syndicated Industry News, Thales 

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Aeronautics revamps Orbiter 2 – new B model is an all-digital system

June 15, 2014 by · Comment
Filed under: Israel, Syndicated Industry News 

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GAO tells Air Force: Improve Service Conditions for Drone Pilots

April 17, 2014 by · Comment
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Indian Government Approves Procurement of 15 New Heron UAVs

December 30, 2013 by · Comment
Filed under: IAI, India, Israel, Syndicated Industry News 

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Unarmed Reaper Crashes Into Lake Ontario

November 12, 2013 by · Comment
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Russia to buy Drones from the UAE

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European Aerospace Industries Call For a European MALE Program

MALE-UAS_PAS2013Paris, Le Bourget: European aerospace industries and defense establishments are promoting pan-European collaboration in launching a collaborative development of Medium Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) drone capability that will rely on the collective...

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Electrically Powered Ion Tiger Drone Set 48 hour Flight Record

May 12, 2013 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News, United States 

20130512-204220.jpgResearchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory flew their fuel cell powered Ion Tiger UAV for 48 hours and 1 minute on April 16-18 by using liquid hydrogen fuel in a new, NRL-developed, cryogenic fuel storage tank and delivery system. This flight...

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Teherans’ Drone Fever

May 11, 2013 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

Last week Iran unveiled its latest drone dubbed “Hamaseh”. This unmanned aerial vehicle follows a classic twin-boom tail design, pioneered by IAI’s Scout and Tadiran Mastiff in the 1980s. On the My 9, 2013 unveiling ceremony the drone was...

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Modified Phantom-Eye Doubles Endurance, Altitude on Second Test Flight

February 27, 2013 by · Comment
Filed under: Boeing, Syndicated Industry News 
Boeing's liquid hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system (UAS) completed its second flight Feb. 25. On its second flight the modified drone achieved more than twice the flight duration and altitude, compared to the first flight which lasted only 28 minutes.

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