A modified version of Northrop Grumman’s MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter has successfully completed an automated sea mine-hunting demonstration. The work saw the rotorcraft coordinate with a small robotic surface ship and unmanned submersible at the US Navy’s Advanced Naval Technology (ANTX) exercise from 29-31 August, according to Northrop. The MQ-8C Fire Scout served as […]
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, has announced a cooperative agreement with NASA for an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) flight demonstration in the National Airspace System (NAS) expected to be conducted in 2020. The cooperative agreement outlines the goal of progressing toward routine commercial UAS operations in the NAS. Bell and our collaborative teammates Textron […]
BlueBird Aero Systems recently revealed a new VTOL Capability of its long range, long endurance ThunderB tactical UAS (~30Kg, 4m wing-span), only 2 months after exposing an exceptional Cargo Release Capability of the ThunderB UAV at Eurosatory 2018. The new dual-hybrid ThunderB VTOL is capable of taking-off vertically from a very small ground clearing or […]
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FT SISTEMAS has successfully advanced in the Flight Testing campaign of its new design the FT-100FH Rotorcraft. The company is about to conclude the Visual-Line-of-Sight flight testing necessary to go further in the development, getting RBAC-E94 Beyond-Line-of-Sight flight authorization by ANAC, the Brazilian civil aviation authority. “For a program of this complexity, the successful […]
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UMS SKELDAR has been awarded a procurement contract through Munich-based partner and prime contractor Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (ESG) for a new, unmanned, airborne reconnaissance system for the German Navy specified by the Federal military procurement agency Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw). The contract was ratified between ESG and UMS SKELDAR […]
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited successfully demonstrated flight of a 10Kg Rotary Wing (Helicopter) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (RUAV) here in the presence of its Board of Directors, recently. The RUAV is of a 2-stroke petrol engine, twin blade main rotor and tail rotor, payload capability of 2.5Kg including live stream video camera and range of the vehicle […]
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VTOL Flugvorführungen in Friedrichshafen Es finden 3 unterschiedliche Events statt, an denen jeweils auch Publikum zugelassen ist DGLR-Innovationswettbewerb VTOL; 3 Prototypen Innovationswettbewerb: am 31.7.ab 13:00h (Ersatztermin bei Schlechtwetter: 1.8. 09:00h); Ort Zeppelin-Ankerplatz RC-VTOL-WM (mit RC-VTOL-Challange); 9 RC-Modelle RC-VTOL-Challange: 9.8. und 10.8 jeweils 09:00 – 16:00h ; Trainingsflüge und [...]
Historische Fotos @ Dornier Museum Friedrichshafen Vor 50 Jahren ging der Senkrechtflug in Deutschland in eine neue Zeit Epoche über. Die Transition vom Horizontalflug in den Erstflug der Dornier Do 31 als Senkrechtstartendes Flugzeug war in Deutschland Neuland. International wurde Deutschland damit technologisch führend und baute die [...]
Leonardo continues to invest heavily in unmanned helicopter technology, offering the Solo and Hero platforms. No customer has yet bought them, but the Italian and British defense ministries have provided funding for flight trials, and now the company is leading a major research contract on unmanned maritime surveillance for the European Defence Agency (EDA). Italy […]
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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