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December 20th
Bingen, Wash.,-based Insitu Inc., a subsidiary of Boeing, has won a Navy contract valued at $41,076,746, the Pentagon said Thursday. That will pay for three of the company’s RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft systems, including launch and re...
December 20th
Can you imagine living next door to a giant, stinking cesspool the size of four football fields? People who live near pig farms that supply Smithfield Foods can. These gigantic lakes of urine and feces were documented in a unique…Read more &...
December 20th
KEN RITTER, Associated Press BOULDER CITY, Nev. — A drone testing program in Nevada is off to a bumpy start after the first unmanned aircraft authorized to fly without Federal Aviation Administration supervision crashed during a ceremony in Boulde...
December 19th
LORD Corporation MicroStrain® Sensing Systems – a global leader in developing embedded sensing systems for aerospace and industrial markets – was recently selected by Energy Harvesting Journal for having the “Best Technical Development of an Energ...
December 19th
by: JOAN LOWY and JENNIFER AGIESTA , Associated Press WASHINGTON — Americans are skeptical that the benefits of the heralded drone revolution will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety, although a majority approve of using small, unmanned aircr...
December 19th
Rob Walker It’s been quite a year for unmanned aerial vehicles — or drones, to you and me. Forget the familiar military and business uses for the machines. In 2014 it’s been the hobbyist, the recreational user, the drone owner…Read more U...
December 19th
By Brandi Jewett Local leaders in the unmanned aerial systems industry met Thursday with U.S. Sen. John Hoeven in Grand Forks to discuss strategy for advancing UAS operations in the state. In a recent round of legislation, the Air Force’s Gl...
December 19th
FORT HOOD, Texas – The Army installed its first Ground Based Sense and Avoid system radar on Dec. 15 at Fort Hood home to two MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System companies. Fort Hood is one of five installations that…Read more →
December 18th
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide will offer five free webinars in 2015 that cover a variety of topics, ranging from unmanned systems to job interviewing. Each 50-minute webinar includes a presentation and Q&A session. This comp...
December 17th
BY KAVEH WADDELL Academics who use drones for their research are pushing back on what they call overly restrictive federal regulations. Two associations that together represent more than 200 American universities are complaining that the Federal A...
News from UAS VISION
December 19th
The U.S. Coast Guard, in conjunction with Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy, flew the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter off the national security cutter (NSC), USCGC Bertholf (WMSL-750), Dec. 5 off the coast of Naval Base Ventura County, P...
December 19th
Time lapse inflation of a Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System (JLENS) aerostat at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Dec. 14, 2014. JLENS provides national command authorities with increased situational awareness and early wa...
December 19th
The Defence Acquisition Programme Administration (DAPA) of the Republic of Korea has selected the Heron Medium Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) from Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) for its corps-level UAS upgrade project. Seo...
December 19th
A team at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has designed a new approach that could lead to bathymetric lidars that are much smaller and more efficient than the current full-size systems. The new technology, developed under the Active Electro-Opti...
December 19th
New Zealand’s only operating de Havilland Venom is shown here at Tauranga Airport, Tauranga, New Zealand.The de Havilland DH 112 Venom was a British postwar single-engined jet aircraft developed from the de Havilland Vampire.It served with the Royal...
December 19th
The New York city council is eyeing a potential ban of private drones and the addition of fines, in two separate bills. The first bill is “more of an outright ban” of drones, proposed by Council member Dan Garodnick, and the other will create fines and ar...
December 18th
On Friday, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, NORAD, will launch a giant drone-hunting blimp over Maryland’s Aberdeen Proving Grounds just east of Washington D.C. The system includes a 242-foot balloon (technically called an aerostat because it...
December 18th
Northrop Grumman Corp has won a $657.4 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide South Korea with four RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned surveillance aircraft, the company and the Defense Department announced on Tuesday. The contract, which includes two...
December 18th
MicaSense, a sensor and information company has raised $2M in Series A funding from Parrot. MicaSense delivers a fully integrated hardware solution for agricultural remote sensing from any unmanned aerial platform, tightly coupled with cloud-based analyti...
December 18th
The American military does a lot of work in the field of bio-mimicry, stealing designs from nature for use in new technology. After all, if you’re going to design a robot, where better to draw inspiration than from billions of years of evolution? The late...