Russian drones will start monitoring the situation in the Arctic as well as on a part of the Northern Sea Route starting May 1, authorities announced. The vehicles can be used in navigation as well as in search and rescue missions.
A team of palaeontologists is halfway through a three-year project to document hundreds of dinosaur footprints that were left along the West Kimberley coast n Western Australia’s north about 130 million years ago. Team leader Steve Salisbury said this month’s field work had focused on using a drone to get a bird’s eye view of the track ways.
The sun has set on the 163rd Reconnaissance Wing’s MQ-1 Predator mission. The final mission of the California Air National Guard unit’s Predator aircraft ended at 1528 Zulu time on April 1 after eight years, 230 days, nine hours and 30 minutes of consecutive flights without a break supporting warfighters overseas.
The X-47B successfully conducted the first ever Autonomous Aerial Refuelling (AAR) of an unmanned aircraft April 22, completing the final test objective under the Navy’s Unmanned Combat Air System demonstration programme. Continue reading