Yamaha Motors is making its first-ever appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and it is bringing drones. Using the theme, “Expanding the possibilities of mobility with advanced technology,” for its booth at CES 2018 in January, Yamaha will be unveiling two unmanned aircraft vehicles designed for industrial and commercial-use spraying applications. Continue reading
Railroads have been using drone technology for rail structure inspections since 2014, placing cameras where men used to hang from 800-foot-long metal bridges or 600-foot-high radio towers. Continue reading
U.S. forces, coalition partners and Syrian Democratic Forces liberated Raqqah, Syria from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s control in early October 2017. ISIS used the city as its capital for terrorist operations since January 2014. Continue reading
Researchers at Oxford University have discovered that peregrine falcons steer their attacks using the same control strategies as guided missiles.
Drone owners in Europe will have to register their devices if “dangerous” and aircraft makers ensure that black box recordings can be downloaded in real-time if a plane is in distress under a sweeping reform of Europe’s aviation safety agency. Continue reading
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $16,001,592 cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price undefinitized contract action modification (P00017) to a previously awarded contract (FA8620-16-C-3003) for the MQ-9 hybrid release 1 integration and 2407 operational flight program software testing, logistics engineering documentation, technical data, training, specifics and drawings. Continue reading
Kittyhawk has announced Flight Profiles, a key new feature to its expanding enterprise platform. After collaborating with customers, it became clear that as more organizations teams leave the “freelancer” or “contractor” model and begin to train more employees to fly, that a set of “common-sense” presets was necessary to help further reduce risk and empower their workforce. Continue reading