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#AUVSI: Skate UAV flies inside my office

I’ve seen many flight demonstrations before, but never one inside my office. A crew from Aurora Flight Sciences’ research and technology laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, yesterday flew the backpack-able Skate UAV inside Flightglobal’s newsroom inside the Denver Convention Center. I wasn’t in the office at the time, but my co-workers enjoyed the show.

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#AUVSI: UAV baton is passed

The briefing slide on Thursday morning showed an image of a relay race, with the trailing runner who wore an “Air Force” jersey passing a yellow baton to a “Navy” teammate. It appeared during a press conference on the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance program. Capt Bob Dishman’s idea was to illustrate the evolution of the […]

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#AUVSI: Navy wants UCLASS faster than 2018

A strategy unveiled by the US Navy three months ago toinstall a stealthy unmanned aircraft system (UAS) aboard aircraft carriers by 2018 may seem ambitious, but the service’s top officer wants the capability to arrive even faster.

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VIDEO: Octo-rotor X8 unveiled at #AUVSI

Draganfly is one of the few remote control aircraft companies who have pushed into the market for high-end, unmanned aerial vehicles. I interviewed founder Zenon Dragan about the company’s newest product — the X8 octo-rotor unveiled and flown for the first time yesterday inside the AUVSI exhibit hall. Read the full story here.

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#AUVSI: AeroVironment reveals video of Global Observer first flight

Ever seen an aircraft fly that is designed to be powered by liquid hydrogen? Well, now you have.Bob Curtin, AeroVironment business development director, revealed video of the 5 August first flight event for the Global Observer (GO), which is designed to remain airborne for several days. US Special Operations Command plans to use the aircraft […]

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