All Civil UAVs news – Page 30

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    France orders third Reaper system


    France has ordered the third General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Reaper unmanned air system to bolster its growing fleet of the type, which is operating in the Sahel-Saharan strip in Africa.

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    UK predicts more stealthy and stand-off ops by 2035


    Future British military operations will require more stand-off or remotely-operated weapons to counter a spread of advanced technologies among its enemies that will make today's conflicts appear "relatively simple" by comparison, according to a Ministry of Defence research paper.

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    Global Hawk readies for new payload tests


    Northrop Grumman has scheduled flight tests of three new payloads for the RQ-4B Global Hawk fleet next year.

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    Flying wing tailsitter emerges as last proposal for DARPA Tern contract


    ​Northrop Grumman revealed a flying-wing tailsitter design as the company’s offering for an experimental unmanned air system that can bring Predator-sized payload and endurance to naval ships smaller than aircraft carriers.

  • Typhoon Paveway IV - Raytheon UK

    Raytheon hopeful of full UK adoption of Paveway IV upgrades


    Raytheon is confident the enhanced moving target-tracking seeker it is developing for its Paveway IV laser-guided bomb will be adopted by the UK Royal Air Force, but anticipates this will not happen until a new penetrating warhead has been integrated onto the service’s weapons.

  • Zephyr 7 - Airbus Defence & Space

    Roke Manor develops communications payload for Zephyr


    Roke Manor has been contracted under the UK’s Defence Growth Partnership (DGP) to develop a communications payload for high-altitude unmanned air vehicles. The system is being developed with the Airbus Defence & Space Zephyr pseudo satellite in mind.

  • Typhoon Paveway IVs - Craig Hoyle Flightglobal

    First Typhoons and additional Tornados bolster RAF's anti-IS contribution


    The extension of the UK’s operations against Islamic State militants into Syria has seen an additional two Panavia Tornado GR4s deployed to the Royal Air Force's Akrotiri base in Cyprus, plus a new deployment of six Eurofighter Typhoons.

  • Dutch F-15 - Frank Crebas/Dutch Defence Ministry

    ANALYSIS: RNLAF urges for rapid defence development


    The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) is in a phase of modernisation, accepting new rotorcraft and preparing for a new fighter and unmanned air vehicle.

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    Bell 407-based Fire Scout completes evaluation


    ​The Northrop Grumman MQ-8C has completed a ground-based operational assessment to clear the US Navy to prepare for a low-rate production decision next year and ship-based testing in 2017.

  • Hermes 900 Switzerland - Armasuisse

    Switzerland orders Hermes 900 UAV


    Switzerland has signed a production contract for the Elbit Systems Hermes 900 unmanned air vehicle following selection of the type in June 2014.

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    Lack of freighter development pushing back commercial UAV introduction


    The first application for large unmanned air vehicles in the commercial aviation sector is likely to be for cargo transport, however a lack of new designs exclusively for manned freighters suggests that aircraft manufacturers are not prioritising investment in this area.

  • MQ-9 - US Air Force

    Spain reveals plans for armed MQ-9


    Spain has confirmed that it will eventually try to weaponise its future fleet of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Reaper unmanned air vehicles, although the immediate priority is to bring the surveillance-only variant into operation.

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    SDSR provides surge for UK airborne capabilities


    ​The UK has revealed a commitment to a new maritime patrol aircraft plus a number of life extensions for ongoing aerial capabilities in its highly anticipated and newly-released Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR).

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    UK MAA seeks to allow commercial UAV ops by military personnel


    ​The UK’s Military Aviation Authority is seeking to allow readily-available commercial unmanned air vehicles to be operated by military personnel, as a lack of aviation experience currently prohibits them from doing so.

  • Danish army Puma UAV - Danish ministry of defence

    Danish army seeking Puma UAV certification for overseas flight


    The Royal Danish Army is looking to acquire an airworthiness certificate for its AeroVironment Puma AE unmanned air vehicle, as it is currently limited to the overseas joint exercises and operations that it can be deployed in support of.

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    Start-up ArcadiaSky creates marketplace for commercial UAV hire


    A start-up in Melbourne is seeking to connect commercial unmanned air vehicle operators with those requiring aerial services and simplify the use of these systems for an increasing number of applications.

  • News

    NBAA: UAVs find their place in business aviation


    ​Small unmanned aircraft are finding a place for themselves within the general aviation community, even though pilots and UAS operators often butt heads over safety and regulatory concerns.

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    FAA approves Lockheed airship certification plan


    The US Federal Aviation Administration has approved a certification plan developed by Lockheed Martin to facilitate the introduction of hybrid airships into routine cargo-carrying operations.

  • Harop - IAI

    Software regulation challenges UCAV proliferation control


    The introduction of international laws for a future generation of unmanned combat air vehicles hinges on the regulation of software, which can effectively be used to turn a regular aerial system into an autonomous weapon.

  • Iraqi CH-4 - Iraqi MoD

    Indian MTCR progress highlights Chinese absence from control regime


    The potential signing of India into the Missile Technology Control Regime has shed light on China’s failed entry to the export control scheme as questions remain over its trading in unmanned air vehicles and missiles.