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April 27th
by By: DOMINIC PERRY California-based Arcturus UAV has unveiled a new iterative development of its Jump 20 vertical take-off and landing unmanned air vehicle that it intends to pitch for a major US Department of Defense requirement. The developmen...
April 27th
by By Ian Ross A Thunder Bay innovator has landed a deal with a U.S. defence contractor that could take his small aviation firm soaring to new heights. Andrew Kondor, president of Aerovate, has sold two units of his leading edge passive…Read...
April 27th
by On February 23, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) issued new proposed regulations for the operation and certification of small unmanned aircraft systems (“sUAS”), popularly referred to as “drones.&#...
April 27th
by Parsippany, New Jersey – Managing safety and insuring against risk will be crucial to the ultimate success of the fast-growing unmanned aviation industry. This is one of the key observations in a new white paper, Unmanned Aviation Risk Manageme...
April 27th
by by Aimee Turner AOPA is asking the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to close gaps in the agency’s proposed rules governing small commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The association made the recommendations in formal comments fil...
April 27th
by DULLES, Va. (WJLA/ABC News) – The Federal Aviation Administration said it was investigating a close call Thursday between a drone and a plane landing at Dulles International Airport. The crew of a jetliner reported seeing an unmanned airc...
April 27th
by ONE YEAR after the late agriculture minister Roger Clarke announced the acquisition of two drones to bolster surveillance and monitoring of vast marine space, and to increase safety at sea, the Ministry of Agriculture is reporting that the airc...
April 27th
by Aero Kinetics has initiated a radical effort that will change the commercial use of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS). In March 2015, the agile Aerospace and Defense firm Aero Kinetics applied for Type Certifi...
April 23rd
by Marina Malenic, Washington, DC - IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly Textron has begun marketing its Aerosonde 4.7 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) internationally while it continues to fulfill contracts with US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and ...
April 23rd
by By Jeanne Dailey, Air Force Research Laboratory KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) – The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Surrogate Predator Program has given the warfighter a way to train in the U.S. before deploying overseas. AFR...
News from UAS VISION
April 27th
AOPA is asking the FAA to close gaps in the agency’s proposed rules governing small commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The association made the recommendations in formal comments filed April 22 in response to the FAA’s notice of proposed rulemaki...
April 27th
Christopher Zappa , an oceanographer at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, wants to understand the details of exactly how sea ice breaks up and melts, and he is going to call on a quintessentially 21st century technology to help him d...
April 27th
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) admits its drone regulations are out of date governing the use of drones in the UK, following feedback from drone operators and members of the public. Published back in 2008, the regulations were written when commercial ...
April 27th
More and more the Golden Gate Bridge is being buzzed by camera-carrying flying drones, and security-conscious span officials are none too happy about it. Several times a month bridge officials notice remote-controlled drones flying around the span. “The i...
April 27th
Agricultural drones could help Tasmania’s poppy industry fight the systemic mildew that has wiped hundreds of thousands of dollars from the 2015 harvest. Poppy grower and co-owner of Drone Ag, Will Bignell, from Bothwell in the Central Highlands, fl...
April 27th
The US Air Force issued Boeing an order for 25 converted QF-16 full-scale aerial target drones under a $28.5 million contract option, the Pentagon announced. The sum covers Lot 3 production on Boeing’s conversion line at Cecil Field, Fla., and a fou...
April 27th
Russian drones will start monitoring the situation in the Arctic as well as on a part of the Northern Sea Route starting May 1, authorities announced. The vehicles can be used in navigation as well as in search and rescue missions. “The drones’ task...
April 26th
Police in Japan have arrested the man who claimed to have flown and landed a drone with minute traces of radiation on top of the Prime Minister’s Office. According to public broadcaster NHK, 40-year-old Yasuo Yamamoto turned himself into the Fukui P...
April 26th
Japanese government ministers gathered on Friday to discuss regulations to prevent the harmful use of drones after the incident sparked concerns that they could be used for terrorist attacks. “We will swiftly consider steps to strengthen the security of i...
April 26th
EASA’s recent proposed ruling that it takes regulatory responsibility for smaller unmanned air vehicles has left national aviation agencies questioning what category of small UAVs they will be left to regulate. Under the proposed ruling released in March,...