Civil UAVs – Page 5

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    JAL to test drone flights for medical supply delivery


    Japan Airlines has signed a cooperation agreement with the Japanese city of Yabu to launch unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) test flights to transport medical supplies. JAL is hoping to conduct the maiden sortie this spring. The expected route will span about 25km, from a hospital to a clinic and ...

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    India implements compulsory drone registration


    Drone owners and operators in India will need to register with the authorities by the end of January. The country’s Ministry of Civil Aviation says the registration is a “one-time opportunity for voluntary disclosure”, which will help the authorities in identification of civil drones and their operators. As ...

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    EHang conducts first US autonomous trial flight


    Chinese autonomous unmanned air vehicle (UAV) giant EHang conducted its first trial flight in the United States, as it works towards getting certification for passenger flights in the country. EHang’s two-seater passenger-grade aircraft, the EHang 216, took to the skies for the flight during the North Carolina Transportation Summit. ...

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    UAV Turbines unveils hybrid-electric ‘microturbine’ for drones


    UAV Turbines unveiled to the market on 10 December a demonstrator hybrid-electric “microturbine” for small unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) that it says allows drones to harness the efficiency of a turbine, but also the instant power of an electric motor.

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    NAVAIR picks payload contest winners for US Marine Corps' MUX


    The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded the first four payload prizes for the Marine Air Ground Task Force Unmanned Aircraft System Expeditionary (MUX) programme.

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    Morocco approved for 36 AH-64Es with manned-unmanned teaming


    The US State Department approved a potential Foreign Military Sale to Morocco worth an estimated $4.25 billion for 36 Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and related equipment, including manned-unmanned teaming kits.

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    US Army looks for autonomous medevac vehicles, including UAVs


    The US Army is drawing up its roadmap for the future of medical care on the battlefield and is looking to autonomous vehicles, including unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), to support its medevac mission.

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    DUBAI: UMS Skeldar to announce new contract wins


    UMS Skeldar expects to sign contracts with two countries before year-end for its Skeldar V-200 vertical take-off and landing unmanned air vehicle, as the programme moves into the industrialisation phase.

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    Raytheon offers advice on dealing with drones


    Raytheon is displaying a range of counter drone systems at the show, amid strong regional interest in technology that can keep airspace clear of undesired small intruders.

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    Shenzhen Sunwin makes its international debut with UAV duo


    Chinese Technology company Shenzhen Sunwin is making its international debut at the show, where it hopes to raise awareness among exhibitors and visitors of its Eagle family of unmanned air vehicles. Sunwin is also hoping to attract potential partners and distributors who can help to promote its line-up, which includes ...

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    ADASI, SwissDrones in UAE sales agreement


    UAE firm ADASI has entered an agreement with Switzerland’s SwissDrones, allowing it to integrate payloads on the Swiss firm’s SDO-50V2 drone.

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    DUBAI: AVIC promotes U8EW strike UA


    AVIC is displaying a full-sized mock-up of its U8EW vertical take-off and landing unmanned air vehicle at its stand.

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    Gallery of the best images from the 2019 Dubai airshow


    All the best images from the 2019 Dubai Airshow, captured from on the ground in the United Arab Emirates. Catch up on all the latest news, in-depth analysis and opinion from the show here.

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    ​General Atomics to demonstrate MQ-9 maritime patrols for Europe


    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems plans to demonstrate its MQ-9 Guardian unmanned air vehicle’s (UAV) maritime patrol surveillance capabilities for European nations in December.

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    Solar-powered Hawk30 completes 1.5h second flight


    HAPSMobile’s Hawk30 solar-powered, high-altitude platform completed its second test flight in the last two months when it touched down after a 1.5h flight at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in Southern California.

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    ​US Navy moves to put Link 16 in MQ-8C unmanned helicopter


    The US Navy (USN) is moving forward with its plan to add the Link 16 communications terminals to its fleet of Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopters.

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    ​DoD warns China exporting killer autonomous drones to Middle East


    China is exporting unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) to the Middle East which are capable of launching autonomous attacks.

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    DARPA looking for anti-laser defences for US aircraft


    Rapid improvements in high-energy laser weapons has the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) concerned that US aircraft could be targeted and attacked by adversaries in the future.

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    Singapore mandates unmanned aircraft registration


    The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) is implementing mandatory registration of all unmanned aircraft — such as drones — from next year.

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    Volocopter launches Singapore test flights


    Urban air mobility company Volocopter has flown its first manned flight over downtown Singapore, kicking off the company’s efforts to bring commercial air taxi services to the city-state.