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Cyberhawk Working With SSE To Inspect Wind Turbines

In May 2016, Cyberhawk Innovations began flying unmanned aircraft systems to perform close visual wind turbine inspections.Cyberhawk is working with SSE Plc, one of the UK’s largest energy companies, to inspect more than 600 blades using UAS, according to a news release. UAS will be ...

US Air Force Selects First Enlisted Airmen for Global Hawk Pilot Training

The US Air Force recently selected the first 10 enlisted Airmen to attend RQ-4 Global Hawk pilot training, marking the first time since World War II enlisted Airmen will be behind the stick. The first combined enlisted and officer training course will begin October 2016, with the first ...

L-3 Communications EO/IR Imaging System Selected for Predator XP UAS

The WESCAM division of L-3 Communications has received multiple orders from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) for its MXTM-15D electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) designator systems for an international military customer. L-3’s equipment will support medium-altitude covert ...

Olaeris Signs $55 Million In Orders For Hundreds Of Unmanned AEVA Aircraft

Olaeris, manufacturer of the ‘21st Century Helicopter’, has launched a crowd-based, online fundraising campaign after disclosing it has signed over $55 Million in orders for its unmanned VTOL aircraft called AEVA. Since Olaeris exhibited at the HAI Heli-Expo sixteen weeks ago, aviation ...

Amazon Patents Drone Housing In The Sky

The United States Patent Office issued Amazon with a multi-use UAV docking system patent last week. US patent number 9387928, filed by Amazon in December of 2014, provides an interesting insight into Amazon Prime Air’s thinking regarding potential delivery drone infrastructure in urban ...

Russian Company Uses 3D Printing Technology To Manufacture First UAS

The United Instrument-Manufacturing Corporation, part of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec, has produced the first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with the use of the 3D printing technology, a corporation spokesman told TASS.The unmanned aerial vehicle was unveiled at the Internat...

It’s Official: ‘MQ-25A Stingray’ U.S. Navy’s Name For First Carrier UAV

After months of deliberation, the name and designation of the Navy’s first carrier unmanned aerial vehicle are now official: MQ-25A Stingray, service officials told USNI News this week.Approved following a lengthy U.S. Air Force Material Command process for not only for the official ...

Drone Pilot Arrestsed For Flying Near Trailhead Fire

For the first time, Cal Fire law enforcement officers have arrested a man accused of interfering with firefighting operations with a drone.Eric Wamser, 57, of Foresthill was arrested Friday for allegedly flying his unmanned hobby aircraft over the Trailhead Fire. The incident reportedly ...

Airbus Cargo Drone Challenge Winners Announced

Airbus Group SE and Local Motors Inc. announced during a ceremony held at the Farnborough International Airshow the winners of the “Airbus Cargo Drone Challenge ”, a co-creation competition for the next generation of commercial drones, which both companies launched in April.The five ...

Trimble UX5 Monitors Beach Restoration Efforts

For the first time, a team from Florida Atlantic University’s Geosciences Department is using an unmanned aircraft system to monitor ongoing beach restoration efforts.Typically, scientists use traditional surveying methods such as an electronic total station and a RTK GPS receiver to ...