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S-100 Completes Successful Qualification Flights

S-100 Completes Successful Qualification FlightsSchiebel

Schiebel CAMCOPTER® S-100 Completes Successful Qualification Flights On French Navy’s BPC Dixmude Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) once again convinced with its outstanding maritime capability when successfully completing qualification flights for the French Navy from 29 May to 3 June 2017. The flight trials were performed from the deck of the Bâtiment de Projection et de Commandement (BPC) Dixmude,…

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Defence Force Selects AeroVironment Wasp AE SUAS

AeroVironment Wasp AE SUASAeroVironment

Australian Defence Force Selects AeroVironment Wasp AE SUAS AeroVironment, a global leader in military and commercial UAS applications, made an exciting announcement early this month. The company that its Wasp AE sUAS has been selected by the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The ADF Indefinite Delivery/ Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract calls for the delivery of Wasp AE systems over a three-year period, as well as…

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Radiation Monitoring via UAV

Radiation Monitoring via UAVBNC Scientific

Radiation Monitoring via UAV Meet The Phoenix ACE RAD Drones are constantly in the news, with uses for these systems expanding every day. The latest use involves monitoring radiation. BNC Scientific, a division of Berkeley Nucleonics Corp., is the first to offer this type of system. The Phoenix ACE RAD is a UAV Radiation Detection Solution, complementing the company’s family of nuclear detection technology. Thanks to this…

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Navy Tests New Unmanned Mine Detection System

Navy Tests New Unmanned Mine Detection Systemusnavyresearch

Navy Tests New Unmanned Mine Detection System There is a new piece of technology that is undergoing testing with the U.S. Navy and it’s a game changer. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) unveiled a new way to detect buried and submerged mines using drones. Dr. Rosemarie Oelrich, a scientist at NSWC Carderock’s Combatant Craft Division, and Dr. Cory Stephanson,…

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Snipe Nano UAS for ISR Missions

Snipe Nano UASAeroVironment

The Snipe Nano UAS Built for ISR Missions AeroVironment, a global leader in UAS for both military and commercial applications, unveiled the new Snipe Nano Quad. Snipe is a miniature system providing close-range intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR).  The the first customer delivery of 20 Snipe systems took place in April, with the customer being the U.S. government. “Snipe’s tiny…

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Shadow UAV enhances surveillance capabilities

Shadow UAV enhances surveillance capabilities at Saber Junction 17 Sgt. Devon Bistarkey

Shadow UAV enhances surveillance capabilities at Saber Junction 17 “Shadow is airborne at this time,” radios U.S. Army Sgt. Phillip Marlowe, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) crew chief, UAV Platoon Delta Troop, Regimental Engineer Squadron (RES), 2d Cavalry Regiment, signifying the successful launch of a RQ-7B Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) during Saber Junction 17 at the Joint Multinational Readiness…

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Fight Cocaine Boom With Drones

How Do You Fight the Largest Cocaine Boom in History? With Drones.Joe Raedle | Getty

How Do You Fight the Largest Cocaine Boom in History? With Drones. With record amounts of cocaine being shipped out of South America, the Coast Guard believes it needs more eyes in the sky. In Colombia, the coca crop is bigger than ever, and cocaine is being shipped out of the country as never before. With the boom in production—an estimated…

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FAA Digitizes Drone Limits

FAA Digitizes Drone LimitsGoogle Earth

FAA Digitizes Drone Limits And Launches Updates The FAA announced April 7 that it will soon prohibit drone flights over 133 military facilities nationwide, followed days later by word that drones may eventually get faster access to other airspace. The agency on April 10 said maps used by staff to make decisions on Part 107 airspace authorization and waiver requests…

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UAV sector on the upsurge

Report: UAV sector on the upsurgeU.S. Navy

Report: UAV sector on the upsurge Where It’s At, Where It’s Heading Assessing the health of an entire industry is not an easy task, but talking with industry leaders and looking for examples of growth and investment can help. My inquiries have led to discussions with General Atomics, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), Aeryon Labs and SensoFusion. Further…

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