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November 20, 2014
Law firm forms unit for civilian UAV issues
New York (UPI) Nov 18, 2014
Hunton & Williams LLP has opened a unit to help clients navigate the complexities of the developing regulatory framework for using drones in civilian airspace. The New York-headquartered law firm said its multi-disciplinary Unmanned Aircraft Systems integration Unit is part of its larger Unmanned Systems Group and is composed of business, litigation and regulatory professionals who will monitor and participate in the developments of regulatory programs for UAS and other unmanned systems. ... read 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
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Poland to buy armed drones amid Ukraine crisis
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Britain, France award joint contracts for UAV program
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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
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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
Singapore will deploy a huge tethered surveillance balloon to boost its maritime and air security, the defence ministry has announced. ... more
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Airbus DS, DCNS partner to advance unmanned naval helicopter system
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Navy validates landing, takeoff of MQ-8C unmanned helo
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Mapping drone prompts China to scramble fighter jets: report
China deployed more than 1,200 troops and scrambled fighter jets in response to an unauthorised flight near Beijing airport by what turned out to be a mapping drone, state-run media reported Thursday. ... more
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US drone crashes at Niger airport
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NMSU Physical Science Lab tests unmanned aircraft over active mine
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DARPA Awards AeroVironment Phase II Tern Contract
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US drone strike kills four in NW Pakistan: officials
A US drone attack has killed at least four militants in a restive northwestern Pakistani tribal area on the Afghan border, officials said Thursday, taking the toll from a flurry of strikes this week to 25. ... more
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Airbus seeks civil certification unmanned aerial vehicle in Europe
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Aurora Flight Services receives DARPA funding
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