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  • A notorious San Francisco hacker already serving a 13-year prison term has been charged with  using a smuggled cell phone to loot consumer debit card accounts, then channeling the profits into a brash jailhouse smuggling caper that used a remotely-pil...

    Imprisoned Hacker Ran a Drone Smuggling Ring

    A notorious San Francisco hacker already serving a 13-year prison term has been charged with  using a smuggled cell phone to loot consumer debit card accounts, then channeling the profits into a brash jailhouse smuggling caper that used a remotely-pil...

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  • General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $26,718,824 option (002620) to a previously awarded contract (FA8620-15-G-4040) for MQ-9 contractor logistics support phase three. The contractor will provide an additiona...

    GA-ASI Gets $27M MQ-9 French Air Force Logistics Contract

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $26,718,824 option (002620) to a previously awarded contract (FA8620-15-G-4040) for MQ-9 contractor logistics support phase three. The contractor will provide an additiona...

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  • General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. is seeking to establish relationships with defense industry suppliers and related businesses in Japan. GA-ASI’s commitment to providing the best available RPA technology means identifying and establishing re...

    GA-ASI Seeks Industrial Collaboration in Japan

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. is seeking to establish relationships with defense industry suppliers and related businesses in Japan. GA-ASI’s commitment to providing the best available RPA technology means identifying and establishing re...

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  • ANRA Technologies, a provider of commercial drone operations and unmanned traffic management platforms announced that it has been selected for the UK UAS Traffic Management (UTM) program. The Program is part of a wider program which is government led a...

    ANRA Technologies UTM Joins UK Pathfinder Programme

    ANRA Technologies, a provider of commercial drone operations and unmanned traffic management platforms announced that it has been selected for the UK UAS Traffic Management (UTM) program. The Program is part of a wider program which is government led a...

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  • Sagetech Corporation, a maker of certified UAV avionics, this month demonstrated NATO Mode 5 encrypted interrogations/replies with a device weighing less than 6 ounces. The MX12B is an aviation transponder that enables small unmanned aircraft to intero...

    Sagetech Demos Micro-Mode 5 Transponder for NATO Small Drones

    Sagetech Corporation, a maker of certified UAV avionics, this month demonstrated NATO Mode 5 encrypted interrogations/replies with a device weighing less than 6 ounces. The MX12B is an aviation transponder that enables small unmanned aircraft to intero...

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  • Martin UAV and Northrop Grumman Technology Services (NGTS) have entered into a teaming agreement to bring the world’s first ducted fan vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) tactical UAS (TUAS), the “V-BAT”, to the United States Army. In concert wit...

    Northrop Grumman and Martin UAV Team for US Army FTUAS

    Martin UAV and Northrop Grumman Technology Services (NGTS) have entered into a teaming agreement to bring the world’s first ducted fan vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) tactical UAS (TUAS), the “V-BAT”, to the United States Army. In concert wit...

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  • Airbus Defence and Space announced the opening of the world’s first High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) flight base serving as the launch site for the Zephyr UAV in Wyndham, Western Australia. This site has been chosen due to its largely unrestrict...

    Airbus Opens Zephyr Solar HAPS Test Range in Australia

    Airbus Defence and Space announced the opening of the world’s first High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) flight base serving as the launch site for the Zephyr UAV in Wyndham, Western Australia. This site has been chosen due to its largely unrestrict...

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  • Europe’s only commercial maker of military drones, Italy-based Piaggio Aerospace, has lost its sole customer after going into bankruptcy in a setback for Italian ambitions to challenge U.S. and Israeli firms in a fast growing industry. Piaggio, a uni...

    Bankrupt Piaggio Aero Loses Only Client

    Europe’s only commercial maker of military drones, Italy-based Piaggio Aerospace, has lost its sole customer after going into bankruptcy in a setback for Italian ambitions to challenge U.S. and Israeli firms in a fast growing industry. Piaggio, a uni...

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  • With thousands of miles of high-voltage lines, Ameren Corp. wanted a better and safer way to monitor its assets spread over rural territories beyond manual or helicopter inspections. The St. Louis-based energy company worked with Black & Veatch and...

    Ameren Completes 60-mile Drone Flight over Power Lines

    With thousands of miles of high-voltage lines, Ameren Corp. wanted a better and safer way to monitor its assets spread over rural territories beyond manual or helicopter inspections. The St. Louis-based energy company worked with Black & Veatch and...

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  • Vodafone has conducted a 4G drone pilot at the BCN Drone Center in Moià near Barcelona,with the aim of defining a model of aerial coverage that allows the massive use of drones beyond the line of sight in a safe environment. This pilot makes it possib...

    Vodafone Conducts 4G Drone Trials Near Barcelona

    Vodafone has conducted a 4G drone pilot at the BCN Drone Center in Moià near Barcelona,with the aim of defining a model of aerial coverage that allows the massive use of drones beyond the line of sight in a safe environment. This pilot makes it possib...

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