All Civil UAVs articles – Page 26

  • MQ-9 ER - General Atomics
    News

    UK selects Certifiable Predator B as Reaper replacement

    2016-04-27T12:11:05Z

    The UK Ministry of Defence has decided to procure the in-development General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Certifiable Predator B unmanned air vehicle under its Protector programme. The UAV will be acquired through a foreign military sales contract with the US Department of Defense.

  • Hero 400 UAV - UVision
    News

    UVision loitering munitions to undergo anti-tank testing

    2016-04-27T11:28:56Z

    ​The development of two of UVision’s loitering munitions will soon extend to anti-tank warfare testing.

  • Aerostar UAS - Aeronautics
    News

    Azerbaijan requires more Israeli UAVs for border conflict

    2016-04-27T11:17:33Z

    ​As the conflict continues with neighbouring Armenia, Azerbaijan has expressed its intention to buy additional Israeli unmanned air vehicles.

  • Analysis

    ANALYSIS: Europe looks inward for future UAV ops

    2016-04-27T10:05:45Z

    ​European forces operate a diverse range of aircraft – including unmanned – due to their relatively high, NATO-level defence budgets and involvement in a number of international arenas.

  • Flirtey
    Analysis

    ANALYSIS: FAA creeps closer to UAV integration

    2016-04-22T11:23:00Z

    ​In the months before the 2015 AUVSI Unmanned Systems exhibition in Atlanta in May, the US Federal Aviation Administration had issued its proposed ruling on the operation of small unmanned air vehicles in national airspace.

  • Opinion

    OPINION: The unknown impact of UAV collisions

    2016-04-22T09:15:32Z

    ​If a recent report is to be believed, the 137 crew and passengers of British Airways flight 727 on 17 April were among the unluckiest people on the planet. It appears their Airbus A320 collided with a small drone on approach to London Heathrow airport from Geneva. The exact circumstances ...

  • Zephyr 8 stress test - Airbus Defence & Space
    News

    UK discloses Zephyr-suited payload investment

    2016-04-21T13:13:12Z

    The UK government’s Centre for Defence Excellence (CDE) is supporting the development airborne payload projects, which will seemingly be adapted for use on its new Airbus Defence & Space Zephyr high-altitude pseudo satellite (HAPS).

  • Phantom UAV - Ed Stone/REX/Shutterstock
    News

    A320 collision heightens UAV safety concerns

    2016-04-21T08:57:21Z

    Fresh concerns over the potential danger of operating unmanned air vehicles in the vicinity of manned aircraft have been sparked by the collision of a British Airways Airbus A320 with a UAV at London Heathrow on 17 April.

  • Aurora Flight Sciences LightningStrike VTOL X-Plan
    News

    Aurora flies subscaled electric VTOL demonstrator

    2016-04-18T20:26:11Z

    Aurora Flight Sciences has flown a 20%-scaled demonstrator of the unmanned LightningStrike, a uniquely electric-powered X-plane launched less than two months ago with a contract from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

  • Ikhana UAV - NASA
    News

    NASA's Ikhana to undergo further airspace integration testing

    2016-04-18T13:59:11Z

    A NASA-led team is about to embark on a new round of testing to validate technologies deemed necessary to support the US Federal Aviation Administration’s integration of unmanned air vehicles into national airspace (NAS).

  • Russian UAV - Russian advanced projects agency
    News

    Russia looks to develop advanced rotary-wing UAV test bed

    2016-04-15T16:15:32Z

    Russia’s advanced research projects agency is launching a programme for the development of a rotary-winged unmanned air vehicle testbed, which will be used by government agencies to assess advanced robotic technologies for the military.

  • UAV - AscTec
    News

    Monaco to operate counter-UAV system

    2016-04-14T14:16:46Z

    Monaco has contracted a consortium of companies to provide an anti-unmanned air vehicle system to protect the principality from malicious attacks.

  • RAAF Heron at Amberley - Commonwealth of Australia
    News

    PICTURES: RAAF Heron flies at Amberley alongside manned aircraft

    2016-04-13T20:46:50Z

    The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is flying its Israel Aerospace Industries Heron unmanned air vehicle at RAAF Amberley in Queensland, marking the first time the aircraft has operated alongside manned military aircraft at one of its home bases.

  • Aeryon SkyRanger - Sussex police
    News

    Momentum building in use of UAVs for aircraft crash analysis

    2016-04-13T14:00:51Z

    Drawing upon its work integrating unmanned air vehicle use into the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch’s (AAIB) wreckage assessments, Cranfield University is in discussions with international bodies exploring the use of the technology for post-crash analysis.

  • News

    Regulatory clearance – and new name – ahead of Airlander 10 airship's flight return

    2016-04-12T15:33:38Z

    Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) has received the necessary European and national approvals to return its Airlander 10 airship – now named Martha Gwyn – to flight.

  • Drone Dome - Rafael
    News

    Rafael unveils "Drone Dome" anti-UAV system

    2016-04-12T11:04:31Z

    ​Rafael has unveiled its offering for countering malicious unmanned air vehicles, the “Drone Dome”.

  • ISIS airship
    News

    NASA floats stratospheric airship prize

    2016-04-07T10:13:00Z

    NASA is again considering whether to launch a public competition to develop large stratospheric airships, a capability that has eluded the US military despite several costly attempts.

  • Patroller
    News

    France firms up order for 14 Patroller UAVs

    2016-04-05T13:59:52Z

    Sagem has been contracted to supply its Patroller system to the French army as the service's new tactical unmanned air vehicle, some two months after Paris confirmed its selection of the type.

  • Crashed Thunder B UAV - Nagorno-Karabakh
    News

    ThunderB UAV shot down over Nagorno-Karabakh

    2016-04-05T11:31:32Z

    ​An Israeli-made unmanned air vehicle operated by Azerbaijan was shot down in early April over the Nagorno-Karabakh region of the South Caucasus.

  • Gremlins
    News

    DARPA selects industry teams for 'Gremlins' UAV project

    2016-04-04T15:43:20Z

    The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has picked four teams for its Gremlins project, which aims to launch volleys of small, low-cost unmanned air vehicles from bombers, cargo aircraft or possibly even fighter jets, and recover them via a Lockheed Martin C-130 transport.