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April 19, 2014
Google buys solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace
New York (AFP) April 14, 2014
Google Monday announced that it is acquiring Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones that could be used to boost Internet access to remote areas. "It's still early days, but atmospheric satellites could help bring Internet access to millions of people, and help solve other problems, including disaster relief and environmental damage like deforestation," said a Google spokesman in an email to AFP. "It's why we're so excited to welcome Titan Aerospace to the Google family." Google did ... read more

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N. Korea denies link to drones recovered by South
North Korea on Monday flatly denied any connection to three crashed drones recovered in the South, and accused Seoul of "fabricating" a link in order to smear Pyongyang. ... more
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S. Korea says drones were from N. Korea
South Korea's defence ministry said Friday it was convinced that three crashed drones recovered in recent weeks were of North Korean origin. ... more
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Northrop Grumman to Build Five More MQ-8C Fire Scouts for the US Navy
Northrop Grumman will build five additional U.S. Navy MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopters, which allow ship commanders to extend their intelligence-gathering capabilities far beyond the horizon. ... more
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LockMart and US Navy Demonstrate Airborne Autonomy Technology
As autonomous technologies continue to develop and grow within the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) successfully demonstrated t ... more
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Remote Troops Closer to Having High-Speed Wireless Networks Mounted on UAVs
Missions in remote, forward operating locations often suffer from a lack of connectivity to tactical operation centers and access to valuable intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) dat ... more
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Navy to fly drone helicopters from tablet app
The Pentagon is pushing the envelope yet again with a new $100 million, five-year program that aims to turn assorted military helicopters into a fleet of autonomous unmanned choppers. When all ... more
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Global Hawk Expands Satellite Communications Capability
The U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has completed a series of ground and air demonstrations at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., expanding the adaptability of the Global H ... more
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Pentagon to organize drones in teams for sharing data, fighting together
The Pentagon's research unit is ready to launch a program that unites drones into teams allowing them to share data and act together on a battlefield while being operated by one human. The Defense A ... more
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'StratoBus' drone-satellite hybrid to provide new level of surveillance
A new project of an autonomous airship - a hybrid between a drone and a satellite - has been developed in France. The 'StratoBus' dirigible drone will be able to carry out long endurance observation ... more
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Northrop Grumman, US Navy Complete Initial Flight Testing of the Triton Unmanned Aircraft System
Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy have successfully completed the first major milestone of the Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) flight test program, clearing the aircraft to fly at various alt ... more
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UAVs Reach New Heights With Warsaw Polytechnic and LockMart Partnership
Lockheed Martin and Politechnika Warszawska (Warsaw Polytechnic) will jointly conduct an advanced applied research program in the field of integration between manned and unmanned airborne platform s ... more
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Northrop Grumman Delivers Global Hawk Early and On Cost
Northrop Grumman delivered a Global Hawk Block 40 Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to the U.S. Air Force at Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., ahead of schedule, Feb. 14. This is the second aircr ... more
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Israel drone crashes in Gaza
An unmanned aircraft of the sort Israel uses for surveillance and missile strikes in Gaza crashed in the south of the territory early on Tuesday, sources on both sides said. ... more
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Air Strato first take-off and landing
On February 13, 2014, Air Strato, electrical powered unmanned aerial vehicle performed the first take-off from rough ground. The aircraft performed a short flight at 25 m altitude and then landed. ... more
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US aviation agency to appeal drone ruling
The US aviation agency said Friday it will appeal the dismissal of a $10,000 fine it imposed on a Swiss entrepreneur who flew a drone over a college campus to make a commercial. ... more
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For US forces in Africa, spy drones in short supply
The US military faces a chronic shortage of surveillance aircraft in Africa needed to track extremists on the continent, particularly in the Sahel region, a top general said Thursday. ... more
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Facebook out to buy solar drone maker: report
Facebook is in talks to buy a solar-powered drone startup in what could lead to making wireless Internet available in regions without online access, according to technology news website TechCrunch. ... more
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Israel unveils new anti-missile systems, long-range UAV
Israel has completed testing on Elbit Systems' SkyShield that protects commercial aircraft against surface-to-air missiles, one of a trio of advanced military systems the Jewish state has unveiled in recent weeks. ... more
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Northrop Grumman's Common Imagery Processor Deploys To Support Global Hawk Block 40
Northrop Grumman's Common Imagery Processor (CIP) has taken another important step in supporting the Global Hawk Block 40 Unmanned Aircraft System by deploying to Grand Forks Air Force Base in Grand ... more
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Bats inspire 'micro air vehicle' designs
By exploring how creatures in nature are able to fly by flapping their wings, Virginia Tech researchers hope to apply that knowledge toward designing small flying vehicles known as "micro air vehicl ... more
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Killer robot drones are like drugs: regulate, but resist the urge to ban them
BAE Systems has revealed that it has successfully test-flown Taranis, its prototype Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. The test has some people understandably hot under the collar. But while there is much to ... more
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Journalism use of drones may get prohibited as well as commercial
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is developing new rules of using drones and is launching several investigations on the drones following the recent accident in Connecticut. Now journalis ... more
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Israel unveils "Super Heron" MALE drone
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) on Tuesday unveiled the newest "Super Heron" drone at the Singapore Air Show, an aircraft that "redefines" Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial sys ... more
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Dutch scientists flap to the future with 'insect' drone
Dutch scientists have developed the world's smallest autonomous flapping drone, a dragonfly-like beast with 3-D vision that could revolutionise our experience of everything from pop concerts to farming. ... more
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