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December 17, 2014
Trimble UX5 drone allowed for commercial operations
Sunnyvale, Calif. (UPI) Dec 11, 2014
A California-headquartered company has been given the go-ahead to commercially operate its unmanned aerial system for a variety of industries. Trimble, which provides aerial images for 2D and 3D deliverables - such as orthomosaic images, three-dimensional point clouds and contour maps - said permission came through an exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA is allowed to grant exemptions to temporary restrictions on the use of commercial UAVs to "provide a pathway f ... read more

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Army taps AeroVironment for continued Switchblade support services
The U.S. Army is continuing AeroVironment's support services for the Switchblade, a tactical system that is a combination of drone and missile. ... more
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NGC delivers first operational MQ-8C Fire Scout to the US Navy
Northrop Grumman has delivered the first operational MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter to the U.S. Navy. The system will be used by ship-based commanders to improve the Navy's intelligence-gather ... more
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France studies how to intercept mystery drones over nuclear plants
A spate of mystery drones flying over French nuclear plants has led the country to launch a programme aimed at developing ways of detecting and intercepting them, officials said Thursday. ... more
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Sagem demos drone for use in civilian airspace
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Sense and Avoid system for UAVs in civilian airspace closer to reality
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. is advancing its Sense and Avoid system for unmanned aerial vehicles in non-segregated civilian airspace. ... more
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Law firm forms unit for civilian UAV issues
Hunton & Williams LLP has opened a unit to help clients navigate the complexities of the developing regulatory framework for using drones in civilian airspace. ... more
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US can pursue 'reckless' drone flyers, panel rules
US aviation authorities are allowed to pursue small drone operators suspected of operating their radio-controlled devices in a reckless manner, a US government agency ruled Tuesday. ... more
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New Global Hawk support contract for Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman has received a $306 million contract to continue logistics an sustainment services for U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft. ... more
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Iran shows its copy of US drone in flight
State television aired footage Wednesday of the test flight of a drone which Iran says it reverse engineered from a US aircraft that came down over its territory in 2011. ... more
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Altavian Inc., Lockheed Martin providing sensor payload to Army
A new gimbaled imaging sensor jointly developed by Altavian Inc. and Lockheed Martin will be used on the U.S. Army's Puma small unmanned aerial system. ... more
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British drones strike IS jihadists in Iraq
Britain has used its unmanned aerial drones in Iraq for the first time to strike Islamic State jihadists, the Ministry of Defence said Monday. ... more
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Iran claims successful test flight of replica US drone
Iran said Monday that a copy of an American drone downed over its territory in 2011 had successfully completed its first test flight, promising to release footage of the experiment. ... more
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New flyover in French drone mystery
Another unidentified drone was spotted this week flying over a French nuclear plant, adding to a spate of mystery drones over the past month, the nuclear plant at Bugey reported on its website Saturday. ... more
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Poland to buy armed drones amid Ukraine crisis
NATO member Poland said Tuesday it will acquire combat drones as part of a multi-billion-euro revamp of its armed forces amid heightened tensions with Russia over its role in the Ukraine crisis. ... more
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Britain, France award joint contracts for UAV program
Three aerospace industry groups have received contracts by the British and French procurement agencies for the joint Unmanned Combat Air System. ... more
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Britain, France launch feasibility study for joint military drones
Britain and France Wednesday tasked two major defence contractors with a two-year feasibility study over a joint military drone project, with the aim of getting it off the ground by 2030. ... more
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Mystery deepens as more drones spotted over French nuclear plants
Drones have overflown five more nuclear plants in France, sources said on Saturday, the latest in a mysterious string of such incidents across the country. ... more
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Australia to extend lease of unmanned aerial vehicles
Australia is extending its contract with Canada-headquarted McDonald, Detwiler and Associates for continued use of Heron remotely piloted aircraft. ... more
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Singapore to deploy massive surveillance balloon
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Airbus DS, DCNS partner to advance unmanned naval helicopter system
Airbus Defense and Space and DCNS are partnering for continued development of a ship-based unmanned tactical helicopter called Tanen. ... more
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Navy validates landing, takeoff of MQ-8C unmanned helo
Northrop Grumman's MQ-8C unmanned autonomous helicopter has completed precision sloped landing tests at a U.S. Navy base in California. ... more
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Aerostat surveillance system being evaluated by CBP
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is evaluating a Lockheed Martin aerostat surveillance system along the border with Mexico. ... more
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Insitu Inc. announces next-generation ScanEagle 2
A next-generation ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle has been announced by Insitu Inc., a subsidiary of The Boeing Company. ... more
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'Ambulance drone' prototype unveiled in Holland
A Dutch-based student on Tuesday unveiled a prototype of an "ambulance drone", a flying defibrillator able to reach heart attack victims within precious life-saving minutes. ... more
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