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Kaman and Textron join to advance KARGO UAV technology

Kaman and Textron join to advance KARGO UAV technology

7-May-2024Source: Kaman

Kaman and Textron Systems have recently announced a Strategic Alliance Agreement. This agreement facilitates collaboration on opportunities and critical technologies for Kaman’s KARGO UAV. Textron Systems, with its extensive 30-year experience in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), brings a wealth of knowledge and technical expertise, as well as insights on safety and airworthiness. “This agreement enables... Read more

Kaman Celebrates First Flight of Autonomous KARGO UAV

Kaman Celebrates First Flight of Autonomous KARGO UAV

1-May-2024Source: Kaman

Kaman Corporation proudly announces the significant achievement of the first flight of the full-scale KARGO UAV, a purpose-built, autonomous, expeditionary resupply vehicle. This milestone, which took place in December of 2023, signifies a major accomplishment in the ongoing flight test progression. The development of this medium-lift UAS, initiated in 2021 to address logistics needs for... Read more

Amprius and Stafl Systems partner in Battery Market

Amprius and Stafl Systems partner in Battery Market

26-Apr-2024Source: Amprius

Amprius Technologies, Inc. (“Amprius”) (NYSE: AMPX), a leader in next-generation lithium-ion batteries with its Silicon Anode Platform, announced a strategic partnership with Stafl Systems, a pioneer in advanced battery pack manufacturing, to offer high-performance battery solutions. This collaboration marks a significant step forward in driving innovation and accelerating the adoption of high-performance battery solutions for... Read more

High Eye wins Dutch military tender

High Eye wins Dutch military tender

7-Mar-2024Source: High Eye

High Eye has emerged victorious in an international open tender issued by the Ministry of Defence Netherlands, marking a significant milestone in our journey of innovation and growth. This prestigious tender victory signifies not only a tremendous achievement by High Eye but also a testament to the quality and capability of our Airboxer. As part of... Read more

EHang quotes EH216-S retail price in China as $336K

EHang quotes EH216-S retail price in China as $336K

6-Feb-2024Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (“EHang” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: EH), the world’s leading urban air mobility (“UAM”) technology platform company, announced the suggested retail price for its EH216-S passenger-carrying unmanned aerial vehicle (“UAV”) system in China. Given the market potential and substantial industry scale of China’s low-altitude economy, coupled with the global trend of rapid growth... Read more

Kawasaki K-Racer-X2 UAV demonstrates 200kg useful load

Kawasaki K-Racer-X2 UAV demonstrates 200kg useful load

19-Jan-2024Source: Kawasaki

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that it has successfully tested the K-RACER-X2 unmanned demonstration helicopter at the Fukushima Robot Test Field’s Namie Runway. The test demonstrated the useful load capacity of 200kg, the largest ever flown by an unmanned aircraft developed in Japan. The K-RACER will be used to help solve social issues through... Read more

Ehang makes first customer deliveries of certified EH216S eVTOL

Ehang makes first customer deliveries of certified EH216S eVTOL

2-Jan-2024Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (“EHang” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: EH), the world’s leading urban air mobility (“UAM”) technology platform company, announced that its EH216-S passenger-carrying unmanned aerial vehicle (“UAV”) system has obtained the standard Airworthiness Certificate (“AC”) from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (the “CAAC”). It marks the first of its kind globally for the... Read more

Dufour Aerospace and Copenhagen Helicopter sign letter of intent

Dufour Aerospace and Copenhagen Helicopter sign letter of intent

16-Nov-2023Source: Dufour Aerospace

The Danish company Copenhagen Helicopter and their partner Copenhagen AirTaxi – both based at Roskilde Airport – have signed a letter of intent with Dufour Aerospace for a conditional order to purchase the Aero2 UAV for cargo and aerial work and the Aero3 for passenger transportation. The aim is to strengthen their initiatives to introduce... Read more

EHang Promotes Operations and Commercial Deployment of EH216-S

EHang Promotes Operations and Commercial Deployment of EH216-S

3-Nov-2023Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (“EHang” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: EH), the world’s leading urban air mobility (“UAM”) technology platform company, announced that the Company is progressing towards obtaining the Production Certificate (“PC”) and Airworthiness Certificate (“AC”) for the EH216-S, its self-developed passenger-carrying Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (“UAV”) system, with the full support from the Civil Aviation Administration... Read more

China certifies EHang 216S passenger-carrying UAV

China certifies EHang 216S passenger-carrying UAV

18-Oct-2023Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (“EHang” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: EH), the world’s leading urban air mobility (“UAM”) technology platform company, announced that the EH216-S, its self-developed passenger-carrying unmanned aerial vehicle (“UAV”) system, has obtained the type certificate (“TC”) officially issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (“CAAC”). This demonstrates that the EH216-S’s model design fully... Read more

Kulr Technology to supply Velos Rotors with Vibration Reduction Technology

Kulr Technology to supply Velos Rotors with Vibration Reduction Technology

25-Sep-2023Source: KULR

KULR Technology Group, Inc. (NYSE American: KULR) (the “Company” or “KULR”), a global leader in sustainable energy management, today partnered with Velos Rotors (“VELOS”) to provide its KULR VIBE service as an added enhancement to the Velos V3 UAV helicopter for reducing vibration and increasing balance of UAV payloads that are highly sensitive to aircraft vibration. The collaboration... Read more

Alpha Unmanned Systems integrates its drones into the combat systems of the Armada

Alpha Unmanned Systems integrates its drones into the combat systems of the Armada

18-Sep-2023Source: Alpha Unmanned Systems

Alpha Unmanned Systems (AUS) a manufacturer of unmanned helicopters (UAV) based in Madrid, has successfully completed the integration of its UAVs in the Combat Systems of the Navy’s BAM “Furor (P-46)”. The announcement of this integration is part of the continued collaboration of AUS with the Spanish Armed Forces. In this case through the different... Read more

Dubai Helishow and World UAV Federation Join Forces for Helishow 2024

Dubai Helishow and World UAV Federation Join Forces for Helishow 2024

26-Jul-2023Source: Dubai HeliShow

Domus Group the organizer of Dubai Helishow establishes a partnership with World UAV Federation for Helishow 2024: We are thrilled to announce a momentous partnership between Domus Group the organizer of Dubai Helishow, the leading event in the helicopter industry, and the esteemed China-based organization, World UAV Federation. This landmark collaboration is set to take... Read more

SkyDrive receives 100 aircraft pre-order from Vietnam

SkyDrive receives 100 aircraft pre-order from Vietnam

26-Jul-2023Source: SkyDrive

SkyDrive Inc. (hereinafter “SkyDrive”), a leading Japanese eVTOL aircraft (*1) manufacturer headquartered in Toyota City, Japan, and CT UAV JSC (hereinafter “CT UAV”) in Vietnam announced that they had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and CT UAV had agreed on a pre-order of up to 100 SkyDrive eVTOL aircraft “SKYDRIVE.” CT UAV is a... Read more

MAST-F Programme develops new Akeron LP air-to-ground missile for the Tiger

MAST-F Programme develops new Akeron LP air-to-ground missile for the Tiger

3-May-2023Source: OCCAR

The MAST-F Programme is developing the new generation Akeron LP air-to-ground missile for the Tiger helicopter and for the MALE RPAS UAV. It will address the challenges of future warfare, offering a high-precision striking capability with an increased range. The Akeron LP multipurpose warhead will neutralize various types of fixed and mobile targets, including the... Read more

Former F1 Technical Director launches cargo eVTOL programme

Former F1 Technical Director launches cargo eVTOL programme

20-Apr-2023Source: MGI Engineering

Specialist consultancy company MGI Engineering has launched its cargo UAV technology demonstrator programme. MGI CEO and Founder Mike Gascoyne officially unveiled its fully functional technology demonstrator at the eVTOL Insights’ London Conference on Wednesday 19 April 2023. This announcement will thrust the well-established specialist engineering consultancy firm into the newly-emerging cargo eVTOL industry and promises... Read more

Kaman and PHI Aviation Announce Commercial Agreement

Kaman and PHI Aviation Announce Commercial Agreement

8-Mar-2023Source: Kaman

Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN) and PHI Aviation LLC (“PHI”) announced at the 2023 HAI Heli-Expo that Kaman’s subsidiary, Kaman Aerospace Corporation (“Kaman”) and PHI have entered into a master commercial agreement for the promotion, sales and support of a commercial version of Kaman’s KARGO UAVTM unmanned aerial system, including collaboration relating to its ongoing design and... Read more

Ameriflight signs LOI for 35 VTOL Cargo Drones

Ameriflight signs LOI for 35 VTOL Cargo Drones

22-Feb-2023Source: Ameriflight

Ameriflight, the nation’s largest Part 135 Cargo airline, announces signed letter of intent to purchase 35 VTOL air cargo drones from Sabrewing Aircraft Company, Inc., a U.S. corporation designing and producing a new generation of regional cargo UAV that offers high-efficiency, all-weather operation with vertical landing and takeoff (VTOL) capabilities. The agreement is for the Rhaegal-A... Read more

Northrop Grumman and KAI to collaborate on unmanned helicopter

Northrop Grumman and KAI to collaborate on unmanned helicopter

10-Feb-2023Source: KAI

‣ KAI announced on the 19th that it had signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Northrop Grumman (hereinafter referred to as NG) of the United States for technical cooperation in the vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicle business at its headquarters in Sacheon on the 18th. ‣ The signing ceremony was attended by... Read more

Only 10 of 38 MQ-8C remain in active service

Only 10 of 38 MQ-8C remain in active service

3-Feb-2023Source: SEA POWER

The U.S. Navy is operating and sustaining 10 MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), having place the rest in storage, from which the service can easily restore them to service. The Navy also has retired its fleet of smaller MQ-8B versions of the Fire. According to information provided by the Navy’s Program Executive Office for... Read more

eVTOL OEM estimates 40% saving on helicopter operations costs

eVTOL OEM estimates 40% saving on helicopter operations costs

1-Feb-2023Source: ARC Aerosystems

The UK startup, which has designed two UAVs for cargo transportation to date, has just unveiled its first passenger plane. The new ARC Linx P9, which debuted at the Airfinance Journal event in Dublin last week, has been billed as the “world’s most advanced nine-seater aircraft with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capability.” Designed as a cost-effective, low-carbon... Read more

Elistair Equips the Nigerian Police Forces with Orion Tethered UAVs for Border Protection

Elistair Equips the Nigerian Police Forces with Orion Tethered UAVs for Border Protection

2-Nov-2022Source: Elistair

Elistair announces that it has equipped the Nigerian Police Forces with Orions UAVs, as part of the reinforcement of their border security. Following the delivery of the UAV’s and the training of the police forces in Abuja at the beginning of 2022, the tethered drones are now deployed on a daily basis for homeland security,... Read more

US Marines selects Kaman to build Cargo UAS prototype

US Marines selects Kaman to build Cargo UAS prototype

13-Oct-2022Source: Kaman

  Kaman Air Vehicles, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) announced that they have been selected to build a logistics UAS prototype for the United States Marine Corps. Kaman will build a funded military version of its KARGO UAV, a purpose-built autonomous medium-lift logistics vehicle. KARGO UAV carries up to 800 pounds of payload and... Read more

UAV Navigation Releases Its New Visual Navigation System

UAV Navigation Releases Its New Visual Navigation System

13-Sep-2022Source: UAV Navigation

  UAV Navigation releases its new Visual Navigation System (VNS). This exciting new capability is bound to cause a stir amongst manufacturers and end users of NATO Category I and II UAS. The compact and lightweight device, which is provided as an optional peripheral to the main Flight Control System (FCS), enables the safe and... Read more

Minneapolis Police petition city for drone use authorisation

Minneapolis Police petition city for drone use authorisation

12-Aug-2022Source: CBS Minnesota News

The Minneapolis Police Department is planning to utilize unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as part of its law enforcement and training activities. Minnesota statutes allow for state, county and municipal agencies to fly drones, but the process for approval requires a public hearing. See Full Story.... Read more

Boots completes first drone delivery in UK

Boots completes first drone delivery in UK

8-Aug-2022Source: Boots

Boots has become the first community pharmacy in the UK to transport prescription-only medicines by uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs) – commonly known as drones.  The leading health and beauty retailer has already completed a test flight transporting prescription-only medicines by drone from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight earlier this month.   The flight departed from the British Army’s Baker Barracks on Thorney Island near Portsmouth and arrived at St. Mary’s Hospital on the Isle of Wight. The... Read more

Rostec develops urban area ATC system for UAV traffic

Rostec develops urban area ATC system for UAV traffic

28-Mar-2022Source: Rostec

Azimut, a Rostec subsidiary, has created and successfully tested the Jupiter complex, designed to organize and control the traffic of drones in an urban environment. The tests were performed on the premises of the Skolkovo Innovation Center in the experimental zone of urban air mobility, which is being developed with the support of the Moscow... Read more

New BAS-200 Drone for Geophysical Explorations in Arctic

New BAS-200 Drone for Geophysical Explorations in Arctic

21-Feb-2022Source: Rostec

The cutting-edge helicopter-type unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) BAS-200 is intended for mineral explorations employing airborne gravimetric and magnetic mapping, including that in the Arctic region, the aviation cluster of Rostec State Corporation informed. “Russian Helicopters has streamlined this UAV for multi-purpose tasks. This drone will be used for exploration of oil and gas fields. Of... Read more

Wingcopter teams up with UAV LATAM for drone delivery operations in Peru

Wingcopter teams up with UAV LATAM for drone delivery operations in Peru

2-Feb-2022Source: Wingcopter

German drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter is partnering with UAV LATAM, a Latin American holding with more than 10 years of experience in the unmanned aerial vehicle space (UAV) and a presence in 7 countries. Through this alliance, Wingcopter will work with UAV del Peru, a subsidiary of UAV LATAM, deploying the Wingcopter 198, Wingcopter’s new... Read more

UMS Skeldar and Primoco to jointly bid  for customers requesting fixed and rotary wing UAV

UMS Skeldar and Primoco to jointly bid for customers requesting fixed and rotary wing UAV

24-Nov-2021Source: Primco

Czech-based Primoco UAV SE and Swiss-Swedish UMS Skeldar have teamed up as part of a cooperation agreement to provide selected customers with a combination of the Primoco One 150 fixed-wing and UMS Skeldar’s V-150 rotary wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Enabling organisations the versatility to use both platforms as part of their missions, this agreement... Read more

Finnish Border Guard completes trials with UMS Skeldar V-200 UAV

Finnish Border Guard completes trials with UMS Skeldar V-200 UAV

21-Oct-2021Source: UMS Skeldar

UMS Skeldar’s V-200 has successfully completed five-day long surveillance flight trial demonstrations aboard the OPV Turva as part of the Valvonta2 project led by the Finnish Border Guard and funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. The project aims to achieve an understanding of how authorities could use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for diverse and demanding operations at sea both now and in future scenarios. As part of the trials, UMS Skeldar’s V-200 completed multiple operational... Read more

Kaman Unveils New Medium Lift UAV

Kaman Unveils New Medium Lift UAV

23-Sep-2021Source: Kaman

Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN) unveiled the KARGO UAV, the newest addition to its family of purpose-built, autonomous unmanned systems designed to be the new standard for expeditionary logistics. Built with the U.S. Armed Forces future operating concepts in mind, the KARGO UAV offers a rugged design for easy transport and deployment. The system’s compact form-factor... Read more

Russian Helicopters and Maritime University to partner on UAV research

Russian Helicopters and Maritime University to partner on UAV research

7-Sep-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

AAC Progress of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) and the Maritime State University signed an agreement on the joint creation of the Aviation and Marine Unmanned Systems Research and Production Cluster, which will consolidate competencies in the field of unmanned aircraft and unmanned maritime systems. The signing ceremony took place... Read more

BAS-200 of Russian Helicopters was the first ever UAV at MAKS-2021

BAS-200 of Russian Helicopters was the first ever UAV at MAKS-2021

26-Jul-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) for the first time presented its new project BAS-200 at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2021 – a helicopter-type unmanned aerial vehicle. This aircraft will become the first unmanned participant in the air show’s flight program in history. The maximum takeoff weight of the... Read more

EHang Announced Completion of EH216F’s Technical Examination by NFFE

EHang Announced Completion of EH216F’s Technical Examination by NFFE

15-Jul-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, today announced it has successfully completed the technical examination of its EH216F AAV, the firefighting model, by the China National Fire-Fighting Equipment Quality Supervision Testing Center (“NFFE”) as entrusted by the Company. The NFFE is a... Read more

UMS Skeldar to start flight trials of ECARO V-150 UAV

UMS Skeldar to start flight trials of ECARO V-150 UAV

15-Jun-2021Source: UMS Skeldar

Europe’s leading provider of Rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platforms, UMS Skeldar, arrived this week at the Grottaglie Airport in Italy with its V-150 Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) air vehicle ahead of a three-week flight test campaign with the Distretto Technologico Aerospaziale (DTA). The tests form part of the ECARO project which, among other... Read more

UEC is Developing an Engine for Russian UAVs

UEC is Developing an Engine for Russian UAVs

21-May-2021Source: The United Engine Corporation

The United Engine Corporation (UEC, part of the Rostec State Corporation) is developing engines for Russian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). This was reported to TASS by the Deputy General Director – General Designer of the United Engine Corporation (UEC, part of the Rostec State Corporation), Yuri Shmotin. “Research work during the creation of a demonstrator for our... Read more

Skeldar V-200 selected in EU “Detect and Avoid” program

Skeldar V-200 selected in EU “Detect and Avoid” program

26-Mar-2021Source: UMS SKELDAR

Europe’s leading provider of Rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platforms, UMS SKELDAR, is celebrating another significant milestone for its flagship SKELDAR V-200 UAV after it was selected to be part of a new European Commission (EC) programme. In December 2020, the EC awarded a contract to the European Detect and Avoid System (EUDAAS) consortium –... Read more

EHang Joins EU GOF 2.0 Research Project

EHang Joins EU GOF 2.0 Research Project

22-Feb-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology platform company, announced its participation in the European Union “GOF 2.0 Integrated Urban Airspace Validation” project, which is a follow-up to the SESAR JU GOF U-space project. GOF 2.0 is focused on developing the safe, secure, and sustainable... Read more

First flight of UAVOS – TITRA joint project

First flight of UAVOS – TITRA joint project

18-Jan-2021Source: UAVOS

The converted Alpin UAV, which is based on the manned Heli-Sport Italian CH7 helicopter, a joint project of TITRA, a Turkish engineering company, and UAVOS, a researcher, developer, and manufacturer of advanced products in the unmanned systems industry, has completed its first successful flight in the sky of the State of Turkey. The test flight... Read more

French Navy adds 4 Schiebel S-100 Camcopters

French Navy adds 4 Schiebel S-100 Camcopters

15-Dec-2020Source: Schiebel

Naval Group, on behalf of the French Navy, has accepted for operational use two further CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) with a total of four Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs). They will be deployed on the Mistral-class amphibious helicopter carriers (Porte-Hélicoptères Amphibie – PHA) Tonnerre and Mistral. The acquisition comes after the successful integration of... Read more

Leonardo demonstrates helicopter-UAV teaming in the UK with its AW159 Wildcat

Leonardo demonstrates helicopter-UAV teaming in the UK with its AW159 Wildcat

21-Oct-2020Source: Leonardo

On 17th September, Leonardo successfully demonstrated unique integrated capabilities between a manned aircraft and an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). This took place in the UK during Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUMT) trials between a Leonardo AW159 Wildcat helicopter and a semi-autonomous UAV from Callen-Lenz Associates. In this instance, MUMT is when a helicopter crew controls a UAV... Read more

IAI Introduces MultiFlyer

IAI Introduces MultiFlyer

11-Sep-2020Source: IAI

IAI has introduced MultiFlyer, a UAV squadron of small unmanned helicopters that can fulfill a large range of non-military tasks. MultiFlyer provides advanced monitoring capabilities for large areas and is based on commercial, off-the-shelf helicopter UAVs from Alpha Unmanned Systems integrated with components from IAI and several Israeli startup companies. The command and control system... Read more

Airial Robotics launches new type of UAV

Airial Robotics launches new type of UAV

27-Jul-2020Source: Airial Robotics

The company Airial Robotics, head-quartered in Hamburg, Germany, and with branches in Hungary and the United Kingdom, has unveiled an innovative UAV carrier system that redefines the possibilities of commercial drone applications: the completely newly developed and patented technology platform Gyrotrak. Based on a new hybrid concept, Airial Robotics has created a new class of... Read more

UAVOS Completes tests for UAV Delivery Service Humanitarian Relief

UAVOS Completes tests for UAV Delivery Service Humanitarian Relief

29-Apr-2020Source: UAVOS

UAVOS has successfully tested its cargo delivery UVH-170 unmanned helicopter. The trial aimed to validate a highly automated delivery flight from a vendor to a destination and back, across precisely pre-selected pathways. The flight took 1.7 hours and covered a standoff distance of 62 miles (100 km). Critical humanitarian aid, whose weight was 17,6 lbs... Read more

GE partners with Hybrid Project for high-endurance VTOL UAV

GE partners with Hybrid Project for high-endurance VTOL UAV

11-Nov-2019Source: GE Aviation

GE Aviation announced a teaming agreement with Hybrid Project to provide a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) UAV designed for high endurance commercial applications at scale. Flight testing will commence in Q4 this year with commercial availability targeted for Q1 2020. The agreement enables Hybrid Project’s 35-pound hybrid-powered SuperVolo VTOL UAV with a full stack... Read more

Vertical Flight Expo appoint Earlymarket to run an Innovation Zone

Vertical Flight Expo appoint Earlymarket to run an Innovation Zone

28-Jun-2019Source: Vertical Flight Expo

Earlymarket has partnered with Vertical Flight Expo to create the new Innovation Launchpad which will showcase the development of vertical flight technologies including helicopters, UAVs, eVTOLs, VTOLs and advanced drone hardware and software. The Vertical Flight Expo will be held at Farnborough International from 5-7 November. Vertical Flight Expo, previously known as Helitech International, aims... Read more

UAVOS completes first flight of unmanned Robinson R22

UAVOS completes first flight of unmanned Robinson R22

1-Jun-2019Source: UAVOS

Robinson-22 helicopter converted by UAVOS to unmanned drone successfully completed in-air programmed missions. The project was carried out jointly with King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), a scientific government institution of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The first flight of the modernized helicopter lasted more than 1 hour and was performed in a... Read more

DRF Luftrettung – “Use of unmanned aerial vehicles in emergency medicine”

DRF Luftrettung – “Use of unmanned aerial vehicles in emergency medicine”

21-Feb-2019Source: DRF Luftrettung

[electronic translation] DRF Luftrettung invites you to transfer knowledge to Filderstadt: Prior to the European Day of Emergency Call 112 on 11 February, the DRF Luftrettung in Filderstadt organized a workshop on the topic “Use of unmanned aerial vehicles in emergency medicine”. Experts from the fields of medicine, flight operations and research and development discussed locally... Read more

New CAAA UAV Tilt Rotor

New CAAA UAV Tilt Rotor

5-Nov-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Chinese Academy of Aerospace and Aerodynamics (CAAA) has recently revealed their new unmanned tilt-rotor, the CH-10. The UAV is a combination of helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft, which enables  it to land and take-off vertically as well as cruise over long distances, reports Global Times.... Read more

Airbus Awarded Patent For Aircraft Sensing Orifice

Airbus Awarded Patent For Aircraft Sensing Orifice

24-Aug-2018Source: USPTO

A sensing orifice for an aircraft, an aircraft with such a sensing orifice and a method for assembling a sensing orifice for an aircraft are provided. The aircraft may be an airplane, a helicopter, a UAV, a drone or similar. The static sensing orifice includes a passage through an outer skin of the aircraft and a moisture... Read more

Boeing completes autonomous synchronised flight tests

Boeing completes autonomous synchronised flight tests

21-Aug-2018Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has successfully completed the first suite of synchronised unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flight tests using new on-board autonomous command and control technology developed by Boeing in Australia. Conducted at a regional Queensland airfield, the test flights saw five UAV test beds equipped with Boeing’s new on-board system safely complete in-air programmed missions... Read more

CybAero Files for Bankruptcy

CybAero Files for Bankruptcy

28-Jun-2018Source: HeliHub.com

CybAero, a Swedish UAV manufacturer has had to file for bankruptcy after their deal with China to sell 20 drones fell through. The deal was expected to bring in a large amount of money to help the struggling company. The deal fell through as the Swedish government blocked the sale, retracting CybAero’s clearance to export... Read more

Lower helicopter requirement as Fox News train 90 drone pilots

Lower helicopter requirement as Fox News train 90 drone pilots

19-Feb-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Fox Television Stations has almost finished training 90 drone pilots. These drones will take over helicopters when it comes to aerial footage. Fox commented that they now employ drones at 13 of their 16 news stations. The drones are more cost effective, can provide a wider scope of coverage and has been said to change... Read more

Teal predicts $80 Billion military UAV market over 10 years

Teal predicts $80 Billion military UAV market over 10 years

13-Nov-2017Source: Teal Group

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) will be the most dynamic growth sector of the world aerospace industry this decade, more than tripling in the next decade, report Teal analysts in their latest market analysis. Worldwide military adoption of UAVs and soaring demand for the next generation of unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) are driving the market’s... Read more

IAI completes helicopter UAV proof of concept

IAI completes helicopter UAV proof of concept

16-Oct-2017Source: IAI

Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) Unmanned systems have successfully completed a proof of concept to high officials of the defense industry and the IDF. Recently developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) the Air Hopper took a part in a demonstration that covered two scenarios, one simulating carrying a seriously-wounded soldier to a extraction point for life-saving... Read more

Yamaha awarded patent for two-part drive shaft on drones

Yamaha awarded patent for two-part drive shaft on drones

23-Aug-2017Source: USPTO

An unmanned helicopter includes a drive source, a tail rotor, a shaft unit that transmits a drive force from the drive source to the tail rotor, and an elastic member. The shaft unit includes a drive shaft, a transmission which transmits a drive force from the drive source to the drive shaft, and a transmittal portion that... Read more

Mumbai to use UAVs to monitor illegal construction work

Mumbai to use UAVs to monitor illegal construction work

19-Jun-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has submitted a proposal authorising the use of drones or UAVs to record aerial surveys. These surveys will be able to identify unauthorised constructions of buildings or encroachment. This information can greatly help the Special Planning Authority. They currently use Google Maps to research this data, but it... Read more

United Arab Emirates Begins Unmanned Ka-226T Production

United Arab Emirates Begins Unmanned Ka-226T Production

19-Jun-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The United Arab Emirates will soon begin with the production of their unmanned version of the Ka-226T helicopter. O.V.Uspenskogo research centre has called this version ESA-In, reports Mena Defence. It is unknown how many of these unmanned helicopters they will be making.... Read more

Lockheed Martin achieves BVLOS drone inspections

Lockheed Martin achieves BVLOS drone inspections

9-Jun-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin, in partnership with Canadian UAVs, completed the first beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) pipeline and well assets inspection using the Lockheed Martin Indago 2. The Indago 2 quadrotor unmanned aerial system completed the inspection at the Foremost Testing Range Indago is one of few unmanned systems deemed Transport Canada Compliant, which means... Read more

Drone Industry Forecasts to Grow at 12.7% CAGR till 2022

Drone Industry Forecasts to Grow at 12.7% CAGR till 2022

1-Jun-2017Source: Orbis Research

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly referred as drones, are aircraft without a human pilot aboard. The flight is controlled either autonomously, or by an onboard computer, or by remote control from the ground or another vehicle. The large-sized remotely pilot aircraft (RPA) are powered by internal combustion engines, while relatively small UAVs are driven by... Read more

Russian Helicopters showcases unmanned tiltrotor at HeliRussia-2017

Russian Helicopters showcases unmanned tiltrotor at HeliRussia-2017

30-May-2017Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, is featuring a prototype of an unmanned tiltrotor created by VR-Technologies design bureau, at the 10th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia-2017. The prototype of the UAV was first shown at the Army-2016 International Military Technical Forum in September 2016, after subsequently the tiltrotor was retrofitted with a control... Read more

The anniversary HeliRussia 2017 have set an absolute record

The anniversary HeliRussia 2017 have set an absolute record

29-May-2017Source: HeliRussia

The anniversary 10th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia gathered a record exhibition – 237 companies from 21 countries will participate in the expo, 22 helicopters, 2 gyroplanes and 15 UAVs to be displayed, the business program includes 60 events. Venue of the event is 12.4 thousand square meters. All of these sets an absolute record... Read more

US Navy helicopter squadron puts MQ-8B Fire Scout UAV to work

US Navy helicopter squadron puts MQ-8B Fire Scout UAV to work

24-May-2017Source: US Navy

The “Wildcards” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 made history this month, operating MQ-8B Fire Scout Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV) from Naval Auxiliary Landing Field (NALF) San Clemente Island utilizing a Mobile Mission Control Station (MMCS). Teams of pilots, aircrewmen, maintenance personnel and civilian specialists functioned organically to complete integrated missions with various surface... Read more

Pulse Aerospace introduces two new UAVs for specific mission

Pulse Aerospace introduces two new UAVs for specific mission

11-May-2017Source: Pulse Aerospace

Pulse Aerospace, the premier developer of helicopter Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) platforms in the United States, has publicly announced the release of two new rotorcraft UAS, the petroleum powered Radius 65™  and electric Vapor 15™.  By expanding beyond the company’s current Vapor 35™ Vapor 55™ offerings, Pulse covers the broadest application range of any Helicopter UAS... Read more

Uganda Wildlife Authority Has Budget for One Helicopter and One Fixed Wing

Uganda Wildlife Authority Has Budget for One Helicopter and One Fixed Wing

25-Apr-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has announced that they now have a helicopter budget of $3.1 million. They plan to purchase one helicopter, to deploy game rangers during poaching incidents, a fixed wing aircraft for wildlife surveillance and five unmanned aerial vehicles for general surveillance. They hope the new helicopter will increase response time when... Read more

Textron to Demonstrate Vertical Capability for Aerosonde on US Navy Vessel

Textron to Demonstrate Vertical Capability for Aerosonde on US Navy Vessel

6-Apr-2017Source: UAS Vision

Textron has developed a modification to its Aerosonde unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to give it a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capability and will demonstrate it at sea this summer. The modification allows for more flexibility in operations and a reduction in footprint for launch and recovery equipment. The Aerosonde HQ — Hybrid Quad —... Read more

China’s expanding DEA General Aviation debuts at LIMA 17

China’s expanding DEA General Aviation debuts at LIMA 17

23-Mar-2017Source: DEA General Aviation

DEA General Aviation China makes its debut in Asia Pacific at LIMA’17 this week with a newly ratified collaborative agreement with Malaysia’s Alaf Strategi to develop Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for the commercial market. To underline the collaboration the two companies are sharing a booth at the Langkawi Show (21st to 25th March).  Stand No HA173.... Read more

Sweden rejects Chinese export request for CybAero UAV for fisheries work

Sweden rejects Chinese export request for CybAero UAV for fisheries work

22-Feb-2017Source: CybAero

First North listed CybAero AB, which develops and manufactures remote-controlled helicopter systems, October 21, 2016 applied to the ISP, Swedish Inspectorate of Strategic Products, for export authorization of demonstration flight UAS in China. The application concerns one helicopter system and the demonstration is addressed to the Administration of Fishery and Fishing Supervision. The deal’s representative... Read more

CybAero completes acceptance tests on first Apid-60 UAV for China Customs

CybAero completes acceptance tests on first Apid-60 UAV for China Customs

4-Jun-2015Source: CybAero

CybAero, which develops and manufactures remotely piloted helicopter systems, received an order in January 2014 for three systems to China Customs. The systems will be based on three new ships and used for applications such as customs control, port management and anti-smuggling operations. CybAero completed the tests and trials for the first system which will... Read more

PCAS Demo shows MV-22 integration with Switchblade UAS

PCAS Demo shows MV-22 integration with Switchblade UAS

23-Apr-2015Source: DARPA

Close air support (CAS)—delivery of airborne munitions to support ground forces—is difficult and dangerous because it requires intricate coordination between combat aircrews and dismounted ground forces (for example, joint terminal attack controllers, or JTACs). DARPA’s Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) program focuses on technologies to enable sharing of real-time situational awareness and weapons systems data... Read more

Red Cross Study Says Drones Can Aid Emergency Response And Save Lives

Red Cross Study Says Drones Can Aid Emergency Response And Save Lives

23-Apr-2015Source: AUVSI

The American Red Cross and Measure, a 32 Advisors consulting firm, released a 52-page study based on extensive field research and industry input highlighting the humanitarian, safety, and economic benefits of using drones to help first responders and improve disaster relief efforts. “Drones provide significant benefits to first responders, enabling them to expedite disaster relief... Read more

Korea orders Raytheon Stinger missiles for Apache fleet

Korea orders Raytheon Stinger missiles for Apache fleet

1-Apr-2015Source: Raytheon

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) signed a $35 million contract to deliver Stinger® missiles and air-to-air launchers to the Republic of Korea Army in support of their recent procurement of AH-64 Apache helicopters. Under the previously announced foreign military sale, Raytheon will begin deliveries of the Stinger weapon systems in 2017. “Stinger provides vital self-protection capabilities... Read more

First unit fields Apache-Shadow combo

First unit fields Apache-Shadow combo

25-Mar-2015Source: US Army

Manned-unmanned operations using helicopters linked with unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, have been used by the Army for a number of years. However, no single unit has ever actually been assigned to both assets until now, said Lt. Col. Tory Burgess, product manager for Shadow Tactical UAS. Burgess and others spoke during a media roundtable... Read more

SANParks receives air support for anti-poaching operations

SANParks receives air support for anti-poaching operations

20-Mar-2015Source: SANP

South African National Parks (SANParks) is a proud recipient of a brand new Airbus AS-350B3e helicopter with night flying capability, made available with funding from the US based Howard G Buffet Foundation (HGBF). SANParks Board Chairperson, Mr Kuseni Dlamini, stated that SANParks had received an initial grant funding of R254.8 million in 2014 to support... Read more

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