All Civil UAVs news – Page 18

  • News

    ​Camcopter wins Australian navy contract

    2017-02-07T06:57:39Z

    The Schiebel S-100 Camcopter has won a Royal Australian Navy contract for an un-specified number of airframes.

  • Analysis

    ANALYSIS: Raytheon adapts Coyote as swarming commodity

    2017-02-03T14:48:48Z

    The swarm is coming. Packs of centrally monitored, flying robots are now a hallmark of the Pentagon’s strategy of future warfare.

  • News

    Virginia start-up sets endurance record for small UAV

    2017-01-17T20:01:19Z

    ​A Virginia-based start-up company has announced setting a new endurance record with a 56h flight by a combustion-powered unmanned air vehicle (UAV) funded by the US military.

  • News

    Israel bids farewell to Sea Scan maritime patrol aircraft

    2017-01-10T14:50:27Z

    Israel’s air force has officially phased out its Israel Aerospace Industries Sea Scan 1124 Shahaf maritime patrol aircraft, ending a service life which began in 1978.

  • SD-150 Hero - Beth Stevenson
    News

    Leonardo acquires full ownership of SD-150 Hero UAV

    2017-01-03T15:56:39Z

    Leonardo has acquired the remaining shares of Sistemi Dinamici from IDS of Italy, providing it with full ownership of the SD-150 Hero unmanned helicopter programme.

  • News

    FORECASTS: What's in store for 2017?

    2017-01-03T10:19:27Z

    ​As the old saying goes, anybody who can tell the future should keep quiet about it and quietly get rich on the stock market. Here at Flightglobal, we are naturally quite confident of our forecasting ability but instinctively generous with our opinions. Herewith our best horizon-scanning guestimates for 2017:

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    News

    UK government launches UAV issue consultation period

    2016-12-23T14:08:29Z

    The UK government has launched a consultation period on how unmanned air vehicles are used, calling for responses to a number of proposals surrounding their use in the nation.

  • ThunderB UAV - BlueBird
    News

    BlueBird wins Israeli target UAV contract

    2016-12-21T16:29:05Z

    ​BlueBird has won a contract to supply a target variant of an unmanned air vehicle to the Israeli air force (IAF), to enable it to train its air defence units.

  • FCAS mock up - BAE Systems
    News

    UK and France agree on interim FCAS work

    2016-12-20T16:10:40Z

    The British and French governments have signed an agreement to begin a new interim phase of the bilateral Future Combat Air System (FCAS) programme.

  • Skeldar UAS - Saab
    News

    UMS Skeldar and ESG carry out German sensor trials

    2016-12-20T14:47:57Z

    UMS Skeldar and ESG have carried out trials of a number of sensors installed on one of the former’s unmanned rotorcraft as the pair promote their capabilities in the German market.

  • Hermes 900 - Elbit Systems
    News

    Israel to acquire more Hermes 900s

    2016-12-20T11:36:58Z

    The Israeli air force (IAF) is acquiring more unmanned air vehicles with advanced payloads to satisfy the growing demand for their services.

  • FE Panther front - IAI
    News

    Hybrid power Panther demonstrated in South Korea

    2016-12-19T14:28:48Z

    Hankuk Carbon of South Korea and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) have demonstrated a hybrid version of the latter’s Panther unmanned air vehicle, under a joint venture the two companies signed in 2015.

  • Global Hawk
    News

    Global Hawk MS-177 flight test expected in coming days

    2016-12-16T16:47:14Z

    ​Northrop Grumman has installed the new UTC MS-177 multi-spectral sensor on-board its RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned air vehicle, and plans to carry out the maiden flight of the payload in coming days.

  • Renegade UAV - APG
    News

    APG unveils two new UAV designs

    2016-12-15T12:01:38Z

    ​Advanced Programs Group (APG) has unveiled two new designs of extremely short take-off and landing unmanned air vehicles that it is developing for military and civil customers.

  • News

    Amazon reveals first drone package delivery in UK

    2016-12-15T01:13:06Z

    ​Online retailer Amazon has revealed more details of its drone-based delivery service with the first Prime Air package to one of two trial customers now active in the Cambridge area of the UK.

  • Gray Eagle ER first flight - General Atomics
    News

    PICTURES: New Gray Eagle variant takes flight

    2016-12-14T15:49:55Z

    ​General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has carried out the maiden flight of a production variant of its new extended range MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned air vehicle, which will eventually become the baseline system for the US Army’s aircraft.

  • Solar Ship
    News

    Solar Ship challenges Lockheed to airship race

    2016-12-07T17:15:28Z

    Solar Ship has challenged Lockheed Martin to an intercontinental race, to pitch the two companies’ airship designs against each other and promote the benefits of using lighter-than-air technology for cargo transport.

  • SunSpark UAV - APG
    News

    SunSpark solar-powered demonstrator makes maiden flight

    2016-12-07T17:06:49Z

    Advanced Programs Group (APG) performed the first flight test of its new solar-powered unmanned air vehicle in early December and has deemed the trial a success.

  • CPB - GA-ASI
    News

    UK allocates funding to Protector programme

    2016-12-07T13:54:02Z

    The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded £100 million ($126 million) to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems to kick off the Royal Air Force’s Protector unmanned air vehicle programme.

  • Jetstream testbed - BAE
    News

    Canned ASTRAEA effort lives on with industry-led testing

    2016-12-06T14:34:08Z

    A year after the UK government canned an industry-led effort to develop the regulations and technology required to integrate unmanned air vehicles into national airspace, BAE Systems has offered the project a lifeline, announcing plans to invest £400 million ($508 million) to restart development.