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FAA Grants Special Airworthiness Certificate for Nighthawk IV Micro Unmanned Aircraft System

Following a comprehensive review and demonstration in September of 2013, Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) has received a Federal Aviation Administration(FAA) Special Airworthiness Certificate for its Nighthawk IV micro Unmanned Air System (UAS) operating at its Randolph, Vt. location for the purposes of research & development, customer demonstrations and crew training. Continue reading

One Unmanned Aircraft – Multiple Applications – “Mother Hen and Friendly Chicks”

EqqUnderstanding the present demand for a range of applications and diversities, Eqquera Inc., innovated and is researching and developing Unmanned Aircraft System capable of carrying various payloads and engaging in multiple missions from protecting the environment to combat missions. The project is called  “Mother Hen and Friendly Chicks”. Continue reading

First Flight for Radiation Detector UAS at Bristol University

Bristol1A flying radiation detector that could be used to help with nuclear decommissioning and clean-up at sites such as Fukushima and Sellafield was recently tested in a specially designed experimental area at the National Physical Laboratory, the only one of its kind in the UK.

Project RISER (remote intelligent survey equipment for radiation), a collaboration between the University of BristolBlue Bear Systems Research (BBSR), Createc, demonstrated at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and funded by the UK’s Technology Strategy Board, has been focused on the development and demonstration of a unmanned air system (UAS) based radiation survey system that could potentially be used in hazardous environments. Continue reading