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UAS-DronesUnmanned airplanes. Russia: Uav producers more efficient thanks to sanctions
Moscow, Russia - Research on drones is part of a plan to get independent from foreign military import
Vladimir Kozhin, president Putin advisor on military-technical cooperation, stated last September that Russia launched an “Import substitution program” to face US and EU sanctions on the defence sector. Tha... more
UAS-DronesUnmanned airplanes. Israel: SpyLite drone used in the last military missions
Tel Aviv, Israel - Unmanned airplanes. Israel: SpyLite drone used in the last military missions
The Israel Army integrated a new unmanned aircraft in its air and land missions. So far, the air force had been using Hermes 450 by Elbit Systems and Heron 1 by Israel Aerospace Industries and the infantry... more
UAS-DronesEU Transports Council: decisions adopted (ports, drone airplanes, roads)
Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Four main profiles analyzed on EU drones
The themes and decisions adopted during the Transport Council led by Italian Transport and Infrastructures Minister, Maurizio Lupi, focused in particular on European port services, drone aircraft and road... more
UAS-DronesAirbus DS: Atlante aircraft ready to UAV civil certification by EASA, the first ever such type in Europe
Madrid, Spain - It will set the standards of future in terms of civil applications of drones
Airbus Defence and Space has formally submitted its Atlante unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for civil type certification – the first ever such application in Europe. The application was made to the European A... more
UAS-DronesFAA authorizes six video production companies to use drone aircraft
Washington, USA - Uav flights will be restricted to sets and will have to observe strict rules
The FAA-Federal Aviation Administration of the USA granted six aerial photo and video production companies authorization to use Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAV) for film and television.
The six companies... more
UAS-DronesUnmanned aircraft. Watchkeeper drones take service in Afghanistan
London, United Kingdom - The news was revealed by the minister of Defence of the United Kingdom
On September 29 the minister of Defence of the United Kingdom said a new UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, commonly known as drone) has been deployed in Afghanistan. It’s the Watchkeeper, developed by Thales U... more
UAS-DronesUnited Kingdom: are drones a threat for privacy?
London, United Kingdom - The great diffusion of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles between opportunities and fears
A recent study by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the agency regulating air traffic in Britain, has recorded a rise in the number of authorised drone operators in the UK by a third in the past year.... more
UAS-DronesAirplanes and technology. UAV: NASA working on traffic management program for the commercial use of drones
Houston, USA - Only recreational flights are currently allowed
Flying unmanned aerial vehicles (Uav, known colloquially as drones) for commercial use is currently prohibited by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), the United States authority regulating all aspects... more
UAS-DronesUS restrictions on UAV aircraft: 30 professors send a letter to FAA
Rome , Italy - Signed by names coming from the most prestigious American universities
According to local press, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) received a letter signed by thirty university American professors, against the restriction imposed by the body concerning the use of... more
UAS-DronesFinmeccanica-Selex ES' mini and micro UAV aircraft ready for delivery to the Italian Army
Rome, Italy - For its Forza NEC modernisation programme
Finmeccanica-Selex ES’s ASIO-B and SPYBALL-B UAVs have passed their factory acceptance tests, leaving them ready for delivery to the Italian Army for its Forza NEC modernisation programme.
With the s... more
UAS-DronesExemptions for commercial use of UAS aircraft in US: FAA promotes a public petition
Washington, Usa - They are so widespread used as to ask for a regulation for those vehicles that cost less than £55
It is clear that a proper regulation for the civil and commercial use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles remote-controlled, UAV or Uas (Unmanned Aerial System) is getting urgent in the US as well as in Europe... more
UAS-DronesRussia to invest in training for UAV aircraft operations
Moscow, Russia - During the upcoming years Moscow will spend 6.7 billion Euros in this sector
Russia is planning to invest on training of its soldiers for the operation of UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, remote-controlled aircraft).
As explained in a statement of Moscow's Defence Ministry, "The... more
UAS-DronesAirbus DS, Dassault Aviation and Alenia Aermacchi propose joint approach to Europe's next generation drone aircraft
Rome, Italy - Leading European companies deliver plan to France, Germany and Italy
Europe's Industry is ready to develop a next generation advanced European Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) aircraft. After their call for the development of a European drone at last year's "Paris Airshow",... more
UAS-DronesPartnership between Northrop Grumman and Yamaha to develop a new UAV helicopter (VIDEO)
San Diego, USA - Aircraft destined to be used in urban environments
Northrop Grumman and Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA have agreed to work together to develop and market an innovative small, unmanned autonomous helicopter system.
Called the Rotary Bat (R-Bat), the new... more
UAS-DronesEasyJet will use drones to inspect its aircraft
London, United Kingdom - "Checks that would usually take more than a day could be performed in a couple of hours"
EasyJet announced its intention to start with the usage of drones (remote-piloted aircraft) to inspect its fleet of 220 Airbus airplanes.
UK's largest company in terms of passengers carried started... more
UAS-DronesMQ-8C UAV helicopter ready for the last testing phase before embarking on a ship
San Diego, USA - The Faraday cages on board of the aircraft need to be verified
In preparation for ship-board flights this spring, the Northrop Grumman-built MQ-8C Fire Scout UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, a remote-piloted aircraft) helicopter will be tested for its ability to operate... more
UAS-DronesUAV aircraft's ban for flights for commercial purposes: non-profit oassociation sues FAA
Washington, USA - "The order is unlawful, arbitrary and capricious"
Texas-based non-profit association EquuSearch has started a legal action against the US' Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the recently-introduced ban relative to the use of unmanned aircraft (UAV)... more
UAS-DronesEC calls for tough standards to regulate civil drone aircraft
Brussels, Belgium - To cover safety, security, privacy, data protection, insurance and liability
The European Commission has today proposed to set tough new standards to regulate the operations of civil drones (or "Remotely piloted aircraft sytems" – RPAS). The new standards will cover safety, security, p... more
UAS-DronesFive new MQ-8C Fire Scout UAV helicopters for the US Navy
San Diego, USA - The contract currently includes 19 aircraft
The US Navy asked Northrop Grumman to build five additional MQ-8C UAV (Unmanned Aerial vehicle, remote-piloted aircraft) helicopters. The overall number of examples of the model included in the contract... more
UAS-DronesMQ-4C Triton UAV aircraft: Norhrop Grumman and US Navy conclude initial testing phase
San Diego, USA - 81 hours gathered, at altitudes of up to almost 60,000 feet
Northrop Grumman Corporation and the US Navy have successfully completed the first major milestone of the Triton unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV, a remote-piloted aircraft) flight test program, clearing... more
UAS-DronesAircraft and drones. The Federal Aviation Administration struggling
Washington, USA - The lack of specific rules is causing several troubles to the agency
Using a drone in the United States for a purpose different from the mere recreation is considered illegal but this has not prevented certain companies from offering innovative services thanks to the use... more
UAS-DronesThe jellyfish-inspired drone flies for the first time (VIDEO)
New York, Usa - Its four wings move in the air like a jellyfish swims in the water
Scientists Leif Ristroph and Stephen Childress of New York University’s Applied Math Lab created a flying drone whose four wings remind of a jellyfish in the water. Despite its small size the robotic c... more
UAS-DronesFAA announces decision about test sites for UAV aircraft
Washington, USA - The zones will be selected by six organizations
In November 2013 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States prepared a roadmap for the integration of UASs (Unmanned Aerial System, a remote-piloted aircraft) in the US airspace, included... more
UAS-DronesNorthrop Grumman starts production of NATO's Global Hawk UAV aircraft
Moss Point, USA - 15 countries are involved in the purchase
Northrop Grumman started the production of the five UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, a remote-piloted aircraft) Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) Block 40 Global Hawk aircraft, enhanced to meet NATO operational... more
UAS-DronesChina's first combat stealth aircraft performs maiden flight (VIDEO)
Beijing, China - The Lijian is designed by Hongdu Aviation Industry Group and Shenyang Aviation Corporation
The Chinese media reported that the Lijian ("Sharp sword"), the first UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, a remote-piloted aircraft) stealth combat plane developed in the Asian country, successfully performed... more
UAS-DronesFAA sets the plan for the integration of UAS aircraft into US airspace
Washington, USA - "It will help stakeholders understand the operational goals and safety issues", the Transport Secretary claims
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States prepared a preliminary plan for the integration of UASs (Unmanned Aerial System, a remote-piloted aircraft) in the US airspace by 2015.
UAS-DronesDrone aircraft of the Israeli Air Force crashed in the Gaza Strip
Tel Aviv, Israel - The mini-plane was reportedly seized by Hamas members
The Israeli Air Force officially confirmed that a drone aircraft crashed on Sunday 3 November 2013 in the Gaza Strip.
Hamas claims it shot down the unmanned airplane and seized it, but the Israel Defence... more
UAS-DronesUS Air Force completes first flight of an unmanned F-16 aircraft (VIDEO)
Panama City, USA - The models will be used during training
The United States Air Force (USAF) completed the first flight of the QF-16, the aircraft derivated from the renowned F-16 fighter, modified as an unmanned aerial system (UAS) to be utilized as a Full Scale... more
UAS-DronesNorthrop Grumman tests aerial refueling for UAV aircraft
Niagara Falls, USA - A Calspan Learjet and a KC-707 were utilized
The US Navy is continuing to demonstrate multiple technologies that promise to significantly increase the endurance and range of carrier-based unmanned aircraft.
As part of the Unmanned Combat Air System... more
UAS-DronesPartnership Berkut Aero-Adcom System to create the first Russian drone attack helicopter
Moscow, Russia - The projects involve the retrofitting of the Berkut VL
Berkut Aero and Adcom Systems are planning to create a partnership for the design and the development of the first Russian UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, a remote-piloted aircraft) attack helicopter.