NASA has awarded Black Swift Technologies, a specialized engineering firm, a contract to develop and deliver a purpose-built scientific platform to explore volcanoes in order to improve air traffic management systems and the accuracy of ashfall measurements. Continue reading →
A fleet of high-powered ‘spy drones’ have been bought by the Irish Army from an Israeli defence company for €1.9m – despite claims the deal may damage Ireland’s ‘honest broker’ role in Middle East peacekeeping duties. Continue reading →
Czech company Primoco UAV, a producer of civilian unmanned drones, is now expanding to Russia. Primoco launched full production of its first model, the UAV One 100, last year. Russia is the first country outside the Czech Republic where the company will produce its drones through its new subsidiary Primoco BPLA. Continue reading →
As part of a layered approach to combat the evolving threat from ISIS with the recent rise in attacks from commercially purchased drones, the U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Lab in partnership with Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) has awarded a contract with UAS countermeasure company, Sensofusion, to further develop and leverage its AIRFENCE Mobile capability.
Counter drone technology company, Department 13, has sold its MESMER counter-drone solution to its first Australian customer. The deal sees EPE, D13’s strategic partner in the Australasian region, purchase MESMER Version 1.0 on behalf of an end-customer as an initial order following a series of successful demonstrations with the customer.
Boeing’s newly launched venture investment division, HorizonX, along with JetBlue Technology Ventures, are investing in a startup developing an electric-powered aircraft with the potential to transform short-haul flights.