Airbus Completes SatCom-controlled High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite Zephyr 7 Test Flight

Zephyr 7Airbus 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.

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UAS Give RCMP ‘New Perspective’ on Crime Scenes

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

Northrop Grumman Hosts Winners of 2014 UAE Innovation Challenge

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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