Civil UAVs – Page 18

  • 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.

  • Dominator XP Mexico - Aeronautics Defense Systems
    News

    Aeronautics eyes further Dominator XP sales

    2016-11-30T17:18:26Z

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

  • CPB - GA-ASI
    News

    General Atomics performs first flight of next-generation Predator

    2016-11-30T12:51:15Z

    ​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
    News

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

    2016-11-23T14:48:19Z

    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
    News

    NTSB confirms structural failure of Facebook's Aquila UAV

    2016-11-22T17:10:37Z

    ​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
    News

    Camcopter tests new COMINT payload

    2016-11-22T13:01:45Z

    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
    News

    US approves sale of up to 26 Protector UAVs to UK

    2016-11-18T16:40:30Z

    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
    News

    India's Rustom II makes flight debut

    2016-11-17T13:54:31Z

    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.