Silent Falcon UAS Technologies solar electric, fixed wing, long endurance, long range Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) has been selected by DARPA as the unmanned aircraft system for its Stand-off Ubiquitous Power/Energy Replenishment – Power BeamingDemo (SUPER PBD). SUPER PBD is an innovative project designed to prove the feasibility of recharging an electric powered UAS while […]
UAV Propulsion Tech has signed a representative agreement with Fuel Safe Systems (Redmond, OR – USA) to market their fuel bladder & tank systems to the US Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) market. UAV Propulsion Tech currently represents several global organizations providing propulsion, servos, autopilots, gyro-stabilized gimbals, electric turbofans, pneumatic launchers, rescue/recovery parachute solutions, capacitive fuel […]
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Royal College of Art graduate Marcus Kung has designed a drone that can fly without propellers, with the aim of reducing injuries. The Impeller Drone — Kung’s graduate project as part of the RCA‘s masters programme in Design Products — flies using four air blowers, instead of exposed rotor blades like most drones. Kung created the product in an effort […]
During the Farnborough Air Show 2018, on 17th of July, SE Antonov, Ukraine and AIR-ION TECHNOLOGIES SA, Switzerland signed a Memorandum of Understanding about the establishment of partnership in area of design, tests, certification and serial production of hybrid and full electric unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) based on versatile, flexible, multifunctional platform developed by AIR-ION […]
British luxury brand Aston Martin at Farnborough presented the Volante Vision Concept, a luxury concept aircraft with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities. Produced in partnership with Cranfield University, Cranfield Aerospace Solutions and Rolls-Royce, the concept aircraft aims to bring luxury personal transportation to the sky. The Volante Vision Concept is a demonstration of […]
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Rolls-Royce has unveiled a concept electric vertical take-off and landing (EVTOL) vehicle at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018. The design could be adapted for personal transport, public transport, logistics and military applications and is based upon technologies that already exist or are currently under development. It could take to the skies as soon as the […]
Airbus Defence and Space has unveiled the new Zephyr S HAPS (High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite) to the world at Farnborough Air Show this morning. The Zephyr S is the first production aircraft of the Zephyr programme, previous Zephyr units being Research and Development prototypes. Zephyr is the world’s leading, solar–electric, stratospheric Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). It […]
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UAVOS Inc., a Mountain View-based company specialized in unmanned solutions, has completed flight tests of the unmanned SAT-i aircraft powered by the Sun, designed to perform monitoring and aerial photography during daylight hours. The new unmanned aircraft has demonstrated high performance, successfully completing a non-stop 10-hour mission for aerial photography of the surface relief, having […]
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Ballard Power Systems announced that the Company’s subsidiary, Protonex, has received purchase orders from the U.S. Navy for a total of 13 fuel cell propulsion systems for unmanned aerial vehicles. Deliveries of the fuel cell propulsion systems are expected to occur in 2018. Protonex has supplied proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell propulsion systems for the successful […]
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The Pratt & Whitney (P&W) PW815 engine was selected by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) to power their proposed solution for the U.S. Navy’s MQ-25 Stingray unmanned aerial refuelling aircraft. On April 5th, the GA-ASI/P&W team completed its first powered run of the PW815 with the GA-ASI MQ-25A inlet and exhaust configuration. The test met […]
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