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  • Cabure 2 mini UAV makes debut flight


    Nostromo Defensa of Argentina has carried out the first flights of its new Cabure 2 mini unmanned air vehicle, an evolution of the existing Cabure 1 type. The...


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  • Selex's Asio could check high-voltage power lines


    Selex Sensors and Airborne Systems says it is in discussions with a Europe-based high-voltage power line operator...


  • Boeing 707 retirements prompt Australian tanker-transport shortfall


    The Royal Australian Air Force is facing a six- to 18-month gap in the availability of operational in-flight refuelling...


  • Cabure 2 mini UAV makes debut flight


    Nostromo Defensa of Argentina has carried out the first flights of its new Cabure 2 mini unmanned air vehicle, an...


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  • Selex's Asio could check high-voltage power lines

    News | 05 Dec 2007 16:01 | Peter La Franchi

    Selex Sensors and Airborne Systems says it is in discussions with a Europe-based high-voltage power line operator...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Selexs-Asio-could-check-high-voltage-power-lines-220079/
  • EADS UAV project may get Turkish development support

    News | 29 Nov 2007 14:39 | Peter LaFranchi

    Turkey's undersecretariat for defence industries has confirmed it is in discussions with Germany...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EADS-UAV-project-may-get-Turkish-development-support-219946/
  • New risk mitigation studies planned for NATO AGS programme

    News | 26 Nov 2007 00:00

    The US Air Force is preparing to launch studies of potential linkages between NATO's Alliance Ground Surveillance programme and its own rolling Northrop...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/New-risk-mitigation-studies-planned-for-NATO-AGS-programme-219822/
  • DARPA sets ball rolling for Rapid Eye UAV system

    News | 23 Nov 2007 14:55 | Peter La Franchi

    The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has released a broad agency solicitation for development and demonstration of its proposed Rapid Eye ballistic...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/DARPA-sets-ball-rolling-for-Rapid-Eye-UAV-system-219853/
  • Cloud Cap demonstrates UAV precision moving landing system

    News | 21 Nov 2007 00:00 | Peter La Franchi

    <P style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><A href="http://www.cloudcaptech.com/">Cloud&nbsp;Cap Technology </A>has demonstrated a precision net-based moving landing capability for unmanned air vehicles with ten successful flight tests carried out in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> 7-8 November.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">The recovery system uses a software modified Cloud Cap <A href="http://www.cloudcaptech.com/piccolo_II.shtm">Piccolo&nbsp;II autopilot</A>, the algorithms of which adapt the UAV glide path to match the relative position of the landing net as it moves in a constant linear direction.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">The modified autopilot was fitted to an <A href="http://www.acrtucson.com/UAV/silverfox/index.htm">Advanced&nbsp;Ceramics Silver Fox UAV</A> for the demonstrations. The recovery net was mounted on a trailer towed by a light truck. </P>http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Cloud-Cap-demonstrates-UAV-precision-moving-landing-system-219777/
  • EDA plans €6 million UAV spend in 2008

    News | 21 Nov 2007 00:00 | Peter La Franchi

    The European Defence Agency is planning to spend up to €6 million ($8.8 million) on new unmanned air vehicle initiatives in 2008 under funding arrangements...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EDA-plans-6-million-UAV-spend-in-2008-219771/