All Civil UAVs news – Page 41

  • Pilot training

    ANALYSIS: France's ISAE studies reasons for pilot error


    Pilots make mistakes. Mistakes are a product of the brain. If it were possible to identify the common neurological precursors for pilot errors, it might be possible to prevent them.

  • SoSITE graphic - DARPA

    DARPA strives to maintain relevance of US air systems


    ​In an effort to avoid new airborne technology becoming obsolescent as a result of expensive and slow integration, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a project to explore the quicker integration of new systems with existing technology.

  • Airlander 10 - HAV - FS

    Airlander receives environmentally-friendly transport funding


    ​Furthering its campaign to raise the required funds to bring its Airlander 10 airship to flight, Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) has received a €2.5 million ($2.7 million) EU grant that is awarded to environmentally-friendly transport projects.

  • Heron TP - IAI

    Fibre-optics aid composite UAV structure monitoring


    Their high strength-to-weight ratio, corrosion resistance and fatigue strength make composite materials an excellent candidate for use in unmanned air vehicle structures.

  • Watchkeeper Afghan - Crown Copyright

    Thales proposes weaponised Watchkeeper for Polish tactical UAV requirement


    ​Thales has proposed teaming with Polish industry to offer a weaponised version of the WK450 Watchkeeper unmanned air vehicle for Warsaw’s tactical UAV requirement.

  • RSAF Hermes 450 FOC - Singapore MoD

    RSAF Hermes 450 UAV reaches FOC


    ​The Royal Singapore Air Force’s Elbit Systems Hermes 450 unmanned air vehicle fleet has reached full operational capability (FOC), some eight years after the system was delivered to the force.

  • UH-60 thumb - US Army

    UTC names new CEO for Sikorsky as spinoff review continues


    ​United Technologies has brought a former senior executive out of retirement and name him as the new chief executive for Sikorsky Aircraft as the parent company continues reviewing a potential spinoff.

  • Zephyr 7 - Airbus D&S

    Airbus D&S focuses on commercialisation of Zephyr HAPS


    ​Airbus Defence & Space is preparing for full commercial operations of its Zephyr high altitude pseudo satellite (HAPS), envisioning the establishment of launchpads that could deploy an aircraft anywhere in the world within 24h.

  • DARPA Tern 640

    DARPA selects two firms to compete for sea-based UAV


    AeroVironment and Northrop Grumman will compete to build a Predator-sized unmanned air system (UAS) that can be launched and recovered from a naval patrol vessel, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced.

  • Tornado GR4 pair - Crown Copyright

    Fallon rejects 'modest' description of UK's anti-IS role


    ​The UK Ministry of Defence has rejected claims that it is only making a “strikingly modest” contribution to the multinational coalition effort against Islamic State militants in Iraq, touting that it has performed only second to the USA throughout the campaign.

  • Amazon drone - Rex Features

    Technology overtakes Amazon's FAA UAV authorisation


    ​A delay in the Federal Aviation Administration granting Amazon permission to test an unmanned air vehicle has rendered the UAV “obsolete”, the online retailer says, as it continues to develop advanced models of the variant authorised by the administration.

  • Apache Shadow - US Army

    US Army establishes first manned-unmanned unit


    ​The US Army has established its first manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) squadron, combining the Boeing AH-64D/E Apache helicopters with the Textron Systems RQ-7B Shadow unmanned air vehicles into one heavy attack reconnaissance unit.

  • Google Project Wing

    Google targets low-cost ADS-B Out avionics market


    Google’s quest to introduce small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into low altitude airspace within a “few years” has driven the company to launch an unexpected foray into the avionics market, says Dave Vos, head of the Internet company’s Project Wing.

  • Gray Eagle NERO FS US Army

    US Army orders more Gray Eagle UAVs


    ​The US Army has made a $133 million modification to a contract for its General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned air vehicles to add 19 aircraft to the order.

  • Amazon drone - Rex Features

    FAA permits Amazon to carry out research into UAV delivery service


    ​Amazon is a step closer to realising its dream of utilising unmanned air vehicles in its delivery service, following the Federal Aviation Administration’s award of an experimental airworthiness certificate to the firm to carry out research that would contribute to its envisioned Prime Air offering.

  • Watchkeeper Afghan - Crown Copyright

    Study shows armed UAV exports limited despite demand


    ​An arms transfer study from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) claims that only the UK and Nigeria have been the recipients of armed unmanned air vehicles, despite “widespread interest” in their acquisition.

  • MQ-1 crash Syria - SANA

    US Predator 'shot down' over Syria, says local news agency


    ​Images released by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) depict a crashed General Atomics Aeronautical Systems unmanned air vehicle, which it claims was shot down over Lattakia in Syria on 17 March.

  • Pakistan Burrag UAV - ISPR

    Pakistan army fires indigenous missile from UAV


    ​The Pakistan army says it has successfully carried out flight tests of the Barq laser-guided missile on-board the Burraq unmanned air vehicle, both of which it claims to have been indigenously developed.

  • Chirok UAV model - Rostec

    Russia's Rostec proposes 2t hovering amphibious UAV


    Russia’s state-owned Rostec is reportedly developing a larger 2t variant of the Chirok amphibious hovering unmanned air vehicle that it revealed in 2014.

  • Vanilla VA001 UAV - Vanilla

    Ten-day endurance UAV completes first flight test


    ​Vanilla Aircraft has carried out the first flight of its long-endurance VA001 unmanned air vehicle, completing a NASA-funded research and development phase.