All Civil UAVs articles – Page 18

  • News

    LHT launches UAV flight safety initiative


    ​Lufthansa Technik has launched a voluntary online training and registration initiative for unmanned air vehicle operators.

  • News

    US think-tank calls for stealthy, carrier-based UCAV


    ​An influential think-tank has unveiled a vision of a future US Navy strike group composed of two aircraft carriers and supporting ships with 110 aircraft, including new requirements for a stealthy attack unmanned air system (UAS) and a manned fighter optimised for the air-to-air mission.

  • News

    ​Camcopter wins Australian navy contract


    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


    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


    ​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


    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

    Leonardo acquires full ownership of SD-150 Hero UAV


    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?


    ​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:

  • Prime Air Amazon

    UK government launches UAV issue consultation period


    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

    BlueBird wins Israeli target UAV contract


    ​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

    UK and France agree on interim FCAS work


    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

    UMS Skeldar and ESG carry out German sensor trials


    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

    Israel to acquire more Hermes 900s


    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

    Hybrid power Panther demonstrated in South Korea


    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

    Global Hawk MS-177 flight test expected in coming days


    ​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

    APG unveils two new UAV designs


    ​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


    ​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

    PICTURES: New Gray Eagle variant takes flight


    ​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

    Solar Ship challenges Lockheed to airship race


    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

    SunSpark solar-powered demonstrator makes maiden flight


    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.