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News from sUAS News
May 24th
by By Amanda Bohman  FAIRBANKS — When a wildfire broke out in Michael Cook’s neighborhood off the Richardson Highway a couple of weeks ago, he decided to help. Cook flies unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones, for a living.…Read...
May 24th
by BY PAUL PELUSO The Department of Justice on Friday released its first written guidelines for the domestic use of unmanned aircraft. The policy highlights the growing importance of Unmanned Aerial System — referred to at times as “dr...
May 24th
by Adam Fiebal The three men from Constance Bay whose YouTube video of a drone attacking them with fireworks have now caught heat from Transport Canada. Andy Stewart, his brother Jason and their buddy Matt Trueman are the daredevils whose…Re...
May 24th
by Officials with the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech on Friday welcomed the Federal Aviation Administration’s announcement that it will soon be simpler for the six unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test sites to conduct research....
May 22nd
by Dear Drone Lovers, We are writing to let you know that AirDroids, Inc. is ceasing operations. As of this week, we have sent out units for all the orders that we received addresses for. Our company ran out of…Read more →
May 22nd
by  The Lynx M UAS is an affordable imagery collection device with the performance and features that match or out perform considerably more expensive systems. The Lynx design emphasizes simplicity, ruggedness, and performance. Lynx is designed for...
May 22nd
by Joseph N. DiStefano One of Pennsylvania’s largest insurers says it has received the Federal Aviation Administration’s blessing to launch its first DJI Phantom 2 quadrocopter drones, which will putter across the skies to spy out your...
May 22nd
by Loren Thompson In the years since the 9-11 attacks, unmanned aircraft — “drones” — have become the signature combat system of America’s global war against terrorists.  According to the Air Force, its fleet of Predator and Reaper unmanned aircra...
May 22nd
by Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch on Thursday talked briefly with Knoxville City Council as officials picked through the upcoming fiscal year’s spending plan. Few questions were asked, but some city leaders were particularly interested ...
May 21st
by ING Robotic Aviation and Ottawa Aviation Services have partnered to offer a professional Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator’s Course.  This course combines the rigour of an accomplished flight training school with that of a highly experienced UAV...
News from UAS VISION
May 24th
Thanks to the power of its rotors, this fold-up quadrotor extends its articulated arms and takes off in a fraction of a second. This prototype will be viewed by specialists on May 25 at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Seattle.  ...
May 24th
Biorobotics researchers at a University in France have created a drone by taking inspiration from one of the Earth’s smallest winged creatures. Source: Bloomberg
May 24th
A mischief-making teenager has been arrested by police after posting an online video threatening to fly his drone at the jam-packed Sanja Matsuri festival in Tokyo’s Asakusa district. “I will go to Sanja Matsuri. That is because it is not prohibited...
May 21st
The US Air Force is pursuing a range of options that will, in combination with a reset in the number of sustainable combat air patrols, help alleviate long-term stress on Remotely Piloted Aircraft crews.  Initial efforts were announced by the Air Force Se...
May 21st
Robonic Ltd Oy of Finland (Sagem / Safran) and Lockheed Martin of the United States have signed an agreement to develop a smaller, more efficient and transportable fourth‐generation pneumatic launcher for drones, called OHTO. Under the terms of this agree...
May 21st
Researchers used an unmanned aircraft to map the sea ice north of Barrow in April as part of a cooperative effort between the Native community of Barrow and the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Whaling captains want to know the safest route across the ice ...
May 21st
Israel Aerospace Industries has acquired a full independent capability for UAS payload simulation by purchasing TView, a 3D image generator for simulation and C4I applications from Tiltan Systems Engineering, an Israeli company. According to IAI the agree...
May 21st
The US Navy says it’s not sure what kind of cyber threats its drones, sensors and missiles are up against. That’s because aerial weapons systems were not expected to become part of the so-called Internet of Things, the present-day entanglement...
May 21st
This Curtiss P-40B is unique as she is the only remaining airworthy survivor from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 7th December 1941. In additional to this auspicious history she is also the oldest airworthy P-40B in the world. One of the 131 P40-B...
May 20th
Lego bricks can be used to build a perfect symmetrical frame for a quadcopter. Instructables user Weseley  used Lego Technic because it has holes in the bricks. He writes: “You can mount the motor’s with tie wraps through the holes and it̵...