All Civil UAVs news – Page 29

  • MQ-4C Triton debut - US Navy

    MQ-4C clears step before production decision


    ​The US Navy has completed the first of two operational test events on the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton that could prompt a rethink of procurement quantities.

  • News

    SINGAPORE: Triton assessment edges Australia closer to purchase agreement


    Completion of operational assessment (OA) testing on the US Navy's Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton unmanned air vehicle has edged the manufacturer closer to an agreement with Australia for a planned purchase of the system.

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    SINGAPORE: IAI reveals new family of loitering munitions


    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has introduced a new series of new loitering munitions, including a small grenade-carrying quadrotor designed for urban operations.

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    SINGAPORE: New UAV partnership ups Skeldar appeal


    Recently established unmanned air vehicle joint venture UMS Skeldar believes it will be able to boost the competitiveness of the Skeldar unmanned helicopter over rival systems.

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    SINGAPORE: Elbit promotes Hermes 900 for 'light MPA' role


    ​Elbit Systems is in Singapore with its Hermes 900 unmanned air vehicle, promoting its potential to be used in a “light MPA” role as a maritime patrol aircraft.

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    ​SINGAPORE: ST Aero UAV can fly and swim


    ST Aerospace is showing off a proof of concept unmanned air vehicle that can both fly and swim.

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    SINGAPORE: Controp delivers 2000th Stamp payload for small aircraft


    Sensor manufacturer Controp has now delivered 2,000 of its Stamp family of electro-optical/infrared payloads for integration on-board manned and unmanned aircraft.

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    SINGAPORE: Fire Scout touted for Asia-Pacific export


    Northrop Grumman is in talks with a number of Asian countries regarding the possible sale of its MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned rotorcraft on the back of a successful deployment aboard US Navy Littoral Combat Ships (LCS).

  • Patroller

    DGA defends Patroller buy, discloses Reaper aspirations


    ​The head of the French defence procurement agency has defended the selection of the Sagem Patroller for the French army’s tactical unmanned air vehicle requirement, claiming the competition was fair and did not dismiss the rival Thales Watchkeeper from the offset.

  • Iraqi CH-4 - Iraqi MoD

    Western defence technology edge challenged by proliferation


    More needs to be done by the West to address an ever-increasing imbalance of military power towards nations benefiting from new low barriers of entry to advanced missile and unmanned technology, new analysis has revealed.

  • MD4-200 VTOL UAV - Rex Features

    Canada mulls new UAV guidelines


    Transport Canada is preparing to introduce new guidelines for the operation of unmanned air vehicles similar to those being proposed in Europe.

  • Analysis

    ANALYSIS: BlueBird goes for big-time


    ​The Israeli unmanned air vehicle industry is characterised by two major players – IAI and Elbit Systems – that manufacture mainly large systems with big price tags; and by some smaller companies developing smaller systems. But this breakdown is not enough to survive in this very competitive market. Innovation is ...

  • Zephyr 8 stress test - Airbus Defence & Space

    UK contract for Zephyr HAPS imminent


    The UK Ministry of Defence is close to signing a contract with Airbus Defence & Space for the manufacture and testing of two Zephyr 8 high-altitude pseudo satellites (HAPS).

  • Hermes 900

    ANALYSIS: Largest UAV makers ponder next move


    ​The first public flight of the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Heron TP unmanned air vehicle (UAV) happened almost nine years years ago. The maiden flight of the Elbit Systems Hermes 900 occurred nearly seven years ago. Yet, since 2009, neither of Israel's largest UAV makers has released a new design ...

  • Analysis

    ANALYSIS: IAI CEO studies regional jet, light jet projects


    ​Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is at a major crossroads and every move in the wrong direction is crucial.

  • FE Panther front - IAI

    IAI and Hankuk Carbon team to develop VTOL unmanned systems


    ​Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Korean composite manufacturer Hankuk Carbon will form a joint venture to new vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned air vehicles.

  • RAF Reaper full size - RAF

    UK reveals sharp increase in Reaper Hellfire use


    A sharp surge in the number of Lockheed Martin AGM-114 missiles deployed from the Royal Air Force’s unmanned air vehicle fleet was seen between 2014 and 2015, marking a rise in the type's use from the drawdown from intervention in Afghanistan, to current operations in Iraq and Syria.

  • Coyote - credit Raytheon 640

    Upgraded Coyote UAV contracted for hurricane hunting


    The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will continue to use Raytheon’s tube-launched Coyote unmanned air vehicle to track hurricanes, following a successful upgrade to the system that has increased its endurance and range.

  • Resource Group UAV flying

    EASA ruling may lead to unregulated commercial UAV ops


    New risk-mitigating unmanned air vehicle regulations proposed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) will only serve to create a “grey area" in which users of smaller systems can carry out unregulated aerial work, an industry expert claims.

  • MD4-200 VTOL UAV - Rex Features

    UAV airspace management system readies for release


    Belgian company Unifly is poised to launch an airspace management system for unmanned air vehicles that informs users where they can legally and safely operate their aircraft.