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April 24, 2015
NASA Testing an Ultra-Lightweight Cartoonish Drone
Edwards AFB CA (Sputnik) Apr 23, 2015
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is testing a new drone that is designed to be an experimental airplane which could change aviation in the future. The Multi-Utility Technology Testbed (MUTT) gyrocopter has much longer arms than conventional aircraft, and scientists believe that the longer arms help make the aircraft more fuel-efficient, and offer a smoother ride. The MUTT looks like a cartoon drawing of a plane and a stingray, and NASA has given it the nickname Buckey ... read more

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Satellite Services supplies on-board sub-systems for smallsats and microsats.
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Navy's Triton drone flies with new radar system
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New safety system for unmanned aerial systems in U.S.
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X-47B unmanned aerial system demos in-flight refueling
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Iran, world powers seek to finalise nuclear deal

New safety system for unmanned aerial systems in U.S.

Malaysia urges Beijing's cooperation in South China Sea

X-47B unmanned aerial system demos in-flight refueling

Japan ministers go to Yasukuni hours after China talks

New deadly strikes in Yemen despite rebel demands

Northrop helps stabilize Raytheon optical targeting systems

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For the First Time Ever: US Navy Drone Refueled Mid-Flight
The X-47B test UAV has completed the first-ever autonomous aerial refueling. Developed by Northrop Grumman, the drone received over 4,000 pounds of fuel from a tanker jet just off the coast of Virgi ... more
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Chile first Latin America country to allow drones
Chile introduced regulations Friday making it the first country in Latin America to officially allow drone flights. ... more
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ECA Group develops illegal-drone detection system
Technology to rapidly locate, identify and track illegal drone aircraft and their operators has been developed by the ECA Group of France. ... more
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Operating in Contested Environments
For decades, the United States has successfully countered the threats of competitor nations by harnessing advanced technologies to create exceedingly robust and capable military platforms. But as ad ... more
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US approves drone flights for insurer AIG
Insurance giant American International Group Wednesday announced that it had won US government approval to use drones to survey disaster areas, including territory that may be otherwise inaccessible. ... more
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French energy company invests in drones
French energy company GDF Suez said Wednesday it was investing in Redbird, a civilian drone company, to monitor natural gas infrastructures. ... more
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Heron-based UAV to be made in Brazil
Israel Aerospace Industries' Brazilian partner is moving toward production of a long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle using IAI technology. ... more
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Northrop Grumman company to market small unmanned helos
Remotec Inc. and AirRobot US have signed a distribution agreement for AirRobot's line of small unmanned aerial systems. ... more
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France, Britain jointly contract for naval drones
Surface and underwater naval drones for combating mines are to be developed by a European industrial consortium by 2019. ... more
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Winged drones look and move like real butterflies
German robotics company Festo makes robots inspired by nature. Its newest invention, a winged drone, may be its most realistic yet. The eMotionButterflies look, fly and behave like real butterflies. ... more
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Tern enables small ships to host their own UAVs
DARPA has awarded prime contracts for Phase 2 of Tern, a joint program between DARPA and the U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research (ONR). The goal of Tern is to give forward-deployed small ships the ... more
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Amazon says US too late on drone rules
Online giant Amazon told Congress on Tuesday the US government is lagging in implementing rules for commercial drones, making it hard to make plans for its quick delivery system by air. ... more
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DARPA, Navy contract for new UAS-ship capability
AeroVironment and Northrop Grumman are developing systems to allow small ships to launch and recover medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial systems. ... more
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US allows Amazon to test drones
US aviation officials announced Thursday they will allow online giant Amazon to carry out testing for its drone program which could be used for quick deliveries. ... more
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US aircraft strike IS drone in Iraq: officials
US warplanes have bombed a small drone used by Islamic State extremists in Iraq, marking the first time American-led forces had targeted an unmanned aircraft flown by the jihadists, officials said Wednesday. ... more
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US loses contact with drone over Syria: officials
The US military lost communication with a Predator drone over Syria on Tuesday and is looking into claims by state media in Damascus that the robotic aircraft was shot down, officials said. ... more
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Syria air defence shoots down US drone: state media
Syria's military has shot down a US drone over the coastal province of Latakia, a stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad, state media said on Tuesday. ... more
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Draganfly offers turnkey agricultural remote sensing solution
Unmanned aerial vehicles are instrumental in collecting multispectral imaging and provide data rich images, which are not visible to the naked eye. Draganfly Innovations now provides an all-inclusiv ... more
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Pakistan tests homemade armed drone, missile: military
Pakistan successfully tested a homemade armed drone and a laser-guided missile Friday, the military said, taking it a step closer to acquiring the technology it has long demanded from the United States. ... more
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Argentina to make military drones
Argentina will manufacture locally designed military drones, according to an announcement Tuesday in the official government gazette. ... more
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New drone uses smart technology from Sweden
Inxide - which was started with assistance from Fouriertransform - has developed a chassis for the eXom professional drone from Swiss company senseFly. Inxide's patented technologies and an advanced ... more
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Two Ton Drone: Russian Company Developing New Versatile Multipurpose UAV
Engineers at the United Instrument Corporation, a branch of the state-owned innovation corporation Rostec, have conceptualized a new two-ton unmanned aerial vehicle, capable of transporting supplies ... more
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NMSU Physical Science Lab tests new unmanned aircraft system with Vanilla Aircraft
Under the New Mexico State University Physical Science Laboratory Unmanned Aircraft Flight Test Center's Certificate of Authorization, Vanilla Aircraft LLC successfully completed the first flight Fe ... more
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Talking drone technology developed by Australian researchers
Australian scientists have developed a talking drone that can converse with air traffic controllers as a pilot would, the lead researcher told Xinhua on Friday. Dr Reece Clothier, leader of th ... more
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