08 May 2015 Is it a helicopter? Is it a plane? NASA has developed a 10-engine electric vehicle that can take off like a helicopter but fly a plane. The prototype, dubbed ‘Greased Lightning,’ or ‘GL-10’ is initially being developed as a drone, according to NASA but could eventually become a manned vehicle. “We have […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on NASA’s ‘Greased Lightning’ drone merges helicopter and plane technology
The world’s smallest operational military UAV with night capability was unveiled by Prox Dynamics. The PD-100 Black Hornet is an 18-gram single-rotor helicopter UAV. It is fitted with both long-wave infrared and day video sensors, and can transmit video streams as well as high-resolution still images via a digital datalink with a 1m range. According to […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Nano UAS Demonstrates Night-Vision Capability
Airbus Defense and Space and DCNS have signed a cooperation agreement to develop a ship-based helicopter UAS capability. This technological partnership will help to speed up the market release of the TANAN vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) tactical helicopter UAS, as it takes into account the naval sector’s requirements and the aircraft’s efficient integration onto […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on DCNS, Airbus Defense and Space to Develop Tantan Ship-Based UAS
11 February 2014 Unmanned aerial logistics system would bypass ground-based threats and enable faster, more effective delivery of cargo and other essential services in hard-to-reach areas U.S. military experience has shown that rugged terrain and threats such as ambushes and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) can make ground-based transportation to and from the front lines a […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on ARES Aims to Provide More Front-line Units with Mission-tailored VTOL Capabilities
9 February 2014 All new models, from SteadiDrone, South Africas multirotor manufacturers. They have simplified their range focusing on two quadrotor platforms, the QU4D X is a large heavy lift platform capable of flight times in excess of 60 minutes and able to lift well over 8kg. It replaces the 2013 H6X and EI8HT I have […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on SteadiDrone – New platforms for 2014
13 Jan 2014 On Dec. 30, the Federal Aviation Administration authorized six public entities across the U.S. to research and test Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones). Among them is a joint venture between universities in New Jersey and Virginia, including Liberty University. This is a step forward in the FAA’s effort to incorporate drones into the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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