Civil UAVs – Page 19

  • 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.

  • CPB - GA-ASI

    UK allocates funding to Protector programme


    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

    Canned ASTRAEA effort lives on with industry-led testing


    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.

  • Dominator XP Mexico - Aeronautics Defense Systems

    Aeronautics eyes further Dominator XP sales


    Aeronautics Defense Systems is negotiating further sales of its Dominator XP unmanned air vehicle to a number of countries.

  • CPB - GA-ASI

    General Atomics performs first flight of next-generation Predator


    ​General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has carried out the maiden flight of its Certifiable Predator B (CPB), which will eventually lead to deliveries of the aircraft to the UK's Royal Air Force in 2018.

  • Orbiter 3 - Aeronautics

    Aeronautics outlines Orbiter 4 payload plans, develops new multi-rotor UAVs


    The developmental Aeronautics Orbiter 4 unmanned air vehicle will be able to carry two payloads, which the company says will help it provide better target identification.

  • Facebook Aquila 640

    NTSB confirms structural failure of Facebook's Aquila UAV


    ​The National Transportation Safety Board confirms it is investigating the June crash of Facebook's unmanned aircraft Aquila, which the company is developing to bring Internet access to remote regions.

  • MOAS Camcopter - Schiebel

    Camcopter tests new COMINT payload


    Schiebel and Israel Aerospace Industries’ Elta subsidiary are performing demonstrations of the former’s Camcopter S-100 unmanned air vehicle equipped with the ELK-7065 3D HF communications intelligence (COMINT) payload.

  • Reaper Brimstone grab - MBDA Inc

    US approves sale of up to 26 Protector UAVs to UK


    The UK is likely to acquire 26 examples of the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Certifiable Predator B (CPB), according to a US State Department approval issued on 16 November.

  • Rustom II/Tapas 201 - DRDO

    India's Rustom II makes flight debut


    The Indian-developed Rustom II unmanned air vehicle has carried out its maiden flight at a specialised test range in the south of the country.