20 20.06.2018

Aevum’s New Rocket-Drone Airplane Duo Could Launch Satellites Every 3 Hours

2018-06-20T07:03:09+00:00 20.06.2018|Kategorien: News, Non-Military & Commercial UAS, UAS Vision|Tags: , , |

A space launch every 3 hours may soon be possible using rockets carried on a fully autonomous unmanned airplane, a new startup company suggests. Alabama-based startup Aevum aims to per mission, using an air-launch system called Ravn. “Ravn is designed to launch every 180 minutes,” Jay Skylus, Aevum’s CEO and chief launch architect, told Space.com. […]

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20 20.06.2018

Ball Aerospace Remote Sensing Technology Detects Methane Leaks During Mobile Monitoring

2018-06-20T07:03:04+00:00 20.06.2018|Kategorien: Applications & Testing & Experience, News, Non-Military & Commercial UAS, UAS Vision|Tags: , , , |

Ball Aerospace demonstrated its methane remote sensing technology flying on board a piloted aircraft during the Stanford University and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Mobile Monitoring Challenge, resulting in high-resolution, geo-referenced imagery of simulated methane leaks in near real-time.The Mobile Monitoring Challenge is a new competition co-sponsored by Stanford University’s Natural Gas Initiative and the EDF that involves select teams […]

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20 20.06.2018

GA-ASI Conducts Successful Lightning Tests on MQ-9B

2018-06-20T07:02:58+00:00 20.06.2018|Kategorien: Applications & Testing & Experience, Military UAS, News, UAS Vision|Tags: , , , |

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) used its second full-scale MQ-9B to conduct successful lightning tests at its facility in Poway, California last month. The test was conducted jointly between engineers from GA-ASI and NTS Pittsfield, a recognized leader in the development of sophisticated lightning protection systems for the aerospace industry. MQ-9B is GA-ASI’s latest […]

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19 19.06.2018

US Senate Panel Approves Counter-Drone Authorities for DHS, Justice Departments

2018-06-19T09:29:10+00:00 19.06.2018|Kategorien: News, Regulatory Matters, UAS Vision|Tags: , , |

A bill that would give legal authorities to the U.S. departments of Homeland Security and Justice to counter threats posed by malicious drones in limited instances domestically was approved by a Senate panel Wednesday, but there might be jurisdictional disputes that prevent the legislation from getting to the Senate floor as quickly as hoped. The Preventing […]

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19 19.06.2018

French Army to Receive Patroller in 2019

2018-06-19T06:53:50+00:00 19.06.2018|Kategorien: Military UAS, News, UAS Vision|Tags: , , |

The arrival of Safran’s Patroller tactical unmanned aerial system next year will provide the French army with significantly upgraded capabilities and increased performance with a lower logistics footprint for reconnaissance operations and other missions, industry and military officials said June 12. In 2016, the French government signed a contract with the defense and electronics firm […]

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19 19.06.2018

NASA Picks Black Swift to Develop UAS for Atmospheric Observations of Venus

2018-06-19T06:53:43+00:00 19.06.2018|Kategorien: Business News, News, Non-Military & Commercial UAS, UAS Vision|Tags: , , , |

Black Swift Technologies (BST), a specialized engineering firm known for its purpose-built scientific aerial platforms, announced it has been awarded a NASA contract to develop an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to perform upper atmospheric observations of the planet Venus. BST is proposing a planetary aerial vehicle based on dynamic soaring, a proven method to extract […]

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19 19.06.2018

Winners Announced in Counter-Terrorism Startup Competition

2018-06-19T06:38:40+00:00 19.06.2018|Kategorien: News, UAS Vision|Tags: , |

The winners of a counter-terrorism technology competition backed by the Israeli and U.S. governments were announced on June 18th. CardioScale Ltd. won first place and $100,000 prize with a device that promises to help monitor the vitals of survivors of terrorist attacks and mass casualty events. Second place, and a $10,000 check, went to Colugo […]

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19 19.06.2018

Drone-Based Vaccine Deliveries in Vanuatu

2018-06-19T06:38:34+00:00 19.06.2018|Kategorien: News, Non-Military & Commercial UAS, UAS Vision|Tags: , , |

UNICEF has published, on behalf of the Ministry of Health of Vanuatu, an invitation to tender for the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) as a quick, reliable, and effective mode of transportation to deliver vaccines from main health facilities to dispensaries, aid post, and mobile vaccination teams. It also includes maintaining the cargo temperature […]

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18 18.06.2018

Aertec Completes Automated Operations from Sand

2018-06-18T09:22:01+00:00 18.06.2018|Kategorien: Applications & Testing & Experience, News, UAS Vision|Tags: , , |

AERTEC Solutions has reached a new technological milestone in the RPAS sector in Spain with its unmanned fixed-wing aerial platform TARSIS 75. This RPAS, built in carbon fiber, has made a complete and automatic operation in the Arenosillo area, on the beach of Mazagón (Huelva) , thus expanding its range of capabilities in unconventional operation […]

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18 18.06.2018

DroneShield Secures $3M Middle East Contract

2018-06-18T09:21:56+00:00 18.06.2018|Kategorien: Anti-Drone, Business News, News, UAS Vision|Tags: , , , |

Counter drone technology provider DroneShield has secured an order for 70 units of its DroneGun tactical jammer by an as-yet-unnamed “major Middle Eastern country allied with Western governments”, with the identity of the country remaining a mystery, potentially for security reasons. “We believe that this is a company-making sale and a gamechanger for DroneShield,” said Oleg Vornik, […]

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