In November, the Air Force and SOFWERX will pit unmanned aerial vehicles against each other in a rumble-style experiment to gather data on drone operations, the Air Force’s secretary said on August 9. Continue reading
When a firefighter, first responder or soldier operates a small, lightweight flight vehicle inside a building, in urban canyons, underground or under the forest canopy, the GPS-denied environment presents unique navigation challenges. Continue reading
Insitu has announced its partnership with FireWhat, and Esri, the world leader in spatial analytics. Through this partnership, aerial reconnaissance for fighting wildfires will be provided by Insitu’s INEXA Solutions, comprised of INEXA Control, Insitu air vehicles including the ScanEagle, and payloads including the new High Accuracy Photogrammetry (HAP) payload. Continue reading
Turkish security forces arrested a Russian national who was planning on attacking the US Air Force base at Incirlik, possibly by using a weaponized drone. Continue reading
The Planes of Fame’s own F4U-1 was joined this year by 4 other Corsairs, Chuck Wentworth’s FG-1D, Lewis Air Legends FG-1D, the Freidkin ‘Comanche Fighters’ F4U-4, and an F4U-7 from the Erickson Aircraft Collection. Continue reading
Leaders of an unmanned aircraft camp tailored toward young girls hope the lessons learned there will help the aspiring pilots with leadership skills, teamwork and more.