All Civil UAVs news – Page 32

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    DUBAI: ​RAAF still seeking armed, long-range UAV


    Australia still hopes to acquire an armed, long-range unmanned air vehicle in a similar class to the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Reaper, but moving forward with a “recommended project” depends on outcome of a pending force structure review.

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    Textron works to arm latest Shadow UAV variants


    Textron is determined to arm its “Version 2” and next-generation “Mark 2” Shadow tactical unmanned aircraft with its lightweight Fury weapons even without serious interest from the US Army, which is more keen to diversify the weaponry available on its General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-1C Gray Eagles.

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    British Antarctic Survey looks towards whole fleet modernisation


    The British Antarctic Survey is in the process of updating its scientific research fleet, including the addition of an unmanned air vehicle and cockpit and sensing upgrades to its manned aircraft.

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    US authorises weapons upgrade for Italian Reapers


    Italy is planning to arm its air force's fleet of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 unmanned air vehicles, according to a US government export body, becoming the first country to benefit from relaxed export restrictions on the Reaper.

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    ANALYSIS: Industry pitches new uses for commercial UAVs


    When David Cush was named chief executive of Virgin America, he already had two decades of experience at American Airlines. So what made him leave a well-established airline for a new carrier that had such a hard time with the regulators when starting up?

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    HAV airship receives helium lift ahead of delayed return to flight


    Hybrid Air Vehicles has inflated its Airlander airship with helium ahead of its highly anticipated but long delayed return to flight.

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    Israel air defence counters UAV threat


    ​Israel is increasingly concerned with the proliferation of unmanned air vehicles throughout the Middle East, particularly with the number in the hands of terrorist organisations operating in neighbouring countries.

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    NATO UV-16 looks to better use of data during joint missions


    NATO’s Unified Vision 2016 exercise is to explore how data collected from individual national aircraft – plus the alliance’s new unmanned air vehicle capability – can be better used during joint missions.

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    US Army aerostat descends after three-hour flight


    ​A US Army tethered aerostat has descended near to the ground after breaking loose from its moorings and floating free for several hours over northern Maryland and southern Pennsylvania.

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    Swedish army evaluates Mali UAV deployment


    Following operational deployments to Mali and Afghanistan, the Swedish army’s family of unmanned air vehicles is nearing the end of its lifespan, with replacement programmes potentially due to begin in 2016.

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    CONOPS required for UK F-35 data collection


    Concepts of operation need to be developed so the UK’s new Lockheed Martin F-35B Joint Strike Fighters can best exploit the large amount of data that it would collect, a Royal Navy representative has claimed.

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    NATO looks to AGS to retain AWACS relevance


    The lifespan of NATO’s airborne warning and control system fleet has become increasingly dependent on it being able to operate alongside its new unmanned Alliance Ground Surveillance capability.

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    Patroller carries out Portugal homeland security tests


    In an effort to further test the integration of unmanned air vehicles in European airspace, European Commission testing saw the SAGEM Patroller carry out flight trials in homeland security scenarios in Portugal.

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    DfT takes UAV discussion on military and civil UAVs to the public


    A Department for Transport-led team is about to launch a series of public dialogues that will help inform the government on how the British population views the operation of civil and military unmanned air vehicles in UK airspace.

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    NASA plans next phase of UAV ATM integration


    NASA plans to carry out beyond line-of-sight testing of an air traffic management component for unmanned air vehicles in 2016, following on from a series of low-risk testing that took place last August.

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    FAA reiterates need for UAV registration


    ​The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has reinforced the importance of regulating unmanned air systems (UAS), even as its near-term funding remains uncertain.

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    CAA claims Watchkeeper controlled airspace flight was isolated event


    The recent flight of a Thales Watchkeeper in controlled airspace in Wales was simply “a one-off”, and a lot more work must be done before unmanned systems of its size can routinely fly through national airspace, the UK Civil Aviation Authority says.

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    New-start Iris to offer high-end sensing UAV services


    A newly created company is preparing to penetrate the unmanned air vehicle services market by offering high-end sensing for commercial applications.

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    Airbus names outsider to lead defence and space business


    Airbus has named Siemens executive Dirk Hoke to succeed Bernhard Gerwert as chief executive of Airbus Defence and Space next year, reaching outside the company to succeed a 36-year veteran of the company.

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    More UAV surveillance needed following Nepalese earthquake


    Following the destruction caused by a major earthquake in Nepal earlier this year, a humanitarian unmanned air vehicle coordinator is calling on more operators to take their systems to the country, in order to provide aerial services to aid in analysis of the event.