Category Archives: Applications & Testing & Experience

Airbus Flight Tests Jet-Powered Sagitta in South Africa

Airbus Defence and Space has successfully tested a new type of aircraft that will aid the development of future unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for series production. The unmanned jet-propelled demonstrator with the project name SAGITTA flew completely autonomously for around seven minutes over Denel’s Overberg Test Range (OTR) in  South Africa, on a pre-programmed course. Continue reading

First Air/Water Drone Inspection of Bridge in Delaware

Using an innovative drone that can both fly and swim, the first combination aerial and underwater bridge inspection was successfully conducted on the Delaware Memorial Bridge Twin Spans on June 18, 2017, through a collaborative effort that included the Delaware River Bay Authority (DRBA), Rutgers University-New Brunswick (RU-NB) and SubUAS LLC. Continue reading