Airbus Defence and Space has announced that the Zephyr 7 High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) has just completed its most demanding mission to date and thus set a new benchmark in persistent, year-round operations for this class of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The test consisted of over 11 days of non-stop flight, in winter weather conditions with a new primary payload, including flight controlled through satellite communications – three more benchmarks reached by Zephyr 7.
Disaster detectives can always use another set of eyes. Manitoba RCMP say they’re better served when they come from up above. So while one mayoral candidate trumpeted the benefits Unmanned Aerial Vehicles would have for Winnipeg police, Manitoba RCMP have been seeing the benefits of the so-called “drones” for the past two years. Continue reading
China’s unmanned helicopter, the V750, will receive an airworthiness certificate from Civil Aviation Administration next month. It will be the first such certificate issued by the country to a UAS.
A magistrate’s court in Perth has prosecuted West Australian UAS manufacturer Cyber Technology for attempting to export thousands of dollars worth of sophisticated aircraft without approval.
The Israeli air force (IAF) shot down a Syrian air force unmanned air vehicle (UAV) when it entered Israeli airspace on 31 August, according to local sources. Continue reading
Google[x], Google’s facility dedicated to advancing technology, finally announced Project Wing, a project set on developing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) that can quickly transport and deliver goods across a city or into rural areas. Continue reading
Recently, video emerged that showed Islamic militants in Syria had acquired a surveillance UAS. It marked the first time such technology has been used by the burgeoning terrorist organization, a RAND Corp. analyst said. Continue reading
Northrop Grumman recently hosted the 2014 United Arab Emirates (UAE) Innovation Challenge champions, from the Higher Colleges of Technology’s (HCT) Fujairah Colleges, in Southern California.The weeklong trip took the coed team, named Fujairah Dynamic, on an extensive tour of the region’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) facilities. The tour is part of Northrop Grumman’s efforts to encourage STEM education across the globe. Continue reading