Paramount Advanced Technologies (PAT) is currently developing a Persistent Surveillance Tethered Drone for missions such as border control and anti-poaching, and displayed the aircraft at the Africa Aerospace and Defence exhibition last week.
Jiangsu Tianyu Aviation Technology Co., Ltd. and the 60th Research Institute of the General Staff Department of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (60th Research Institute) held a signing ceremony for cooperation on an unmanned helicopter project recently.
NASA is now planning on using a UAV in addition to the Rover in order to explore Mars. The reasons are very simple, and parallel the desire to use UAV’s on earth. Having a camera in the air, instead of being stuck on the ground, allows for better perspective to see details of the terrain. And also, avoids the problem that rovers have with negotiating difficult terrain.
Martin UAV LLC, a San Jose, California based designer and fabricator of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) recently participated in the 2016 Joint Interagency Field Experimentation (JIFX) event at Camp Roberts, California, at the invitation of the United States Naval Post Graduate School. Continue reading
Negotiations are under way concerning the potential procurement of tactical VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) UAV systems, according to an announcement by the Polish Armament Inspectorate.
The US Marine Corps’ portion of the future vertical lift programme will be an optionally manned platform, the service’s deputy commandant for aviation says. Continue reading
At Tuesday’s display at Farnborough, this clip highlights the F-35′s STOVL transition, hover and transition to forward flight.