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  • Unmanned air system manufacturer Baykar Makina is developing a new heavy armed unmanned aerial vehicle called Akinci, according to Turkish media reports. Turkish media has published photos showing a new 4.5-tonne Akinci twin-engine, medium-altitude,...

    Turkey Develops New Heavy Armed UAS

    Unmanned air system manufacturer Baykar Makina is developing a new heavy armed unmanned aerial vehicle called Akinci, according to Turkish media reports. Turkish media has published photos showing a new 4.5-tonne Akinci twin-engine, medium-altitude,...

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  • On 8 June 2018, a report on drones entitled « Drones on the Horizon » was made public by Prof Yaye Kène-Gassama Dia & University Cheikh Anta Diop Dakar at the African Innovation Summit (AIS2018) in Kigali, Rwanda. The AIS is an Africa-wide ini...

    African Union Publishes Drone Report

    On 8 June 2018, a report on drones entitled « Drones on the Horizon » was made public by Prof Yaye Kène-Gassama Dia & University Cheikh Anta Diop Dakar at the African Innovation Summit (AIS2018) in Kigali, Rwanda. The AIS is an Africa-wide ini...

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  • Counter drone technology provider DroneShield has secured an order for 70 units of its DroneGun tactical jammer by an as-yet-unnamed “major Middle Eastern country allied with Western governments”, with the identity of the country remaining a myst...

    DroneShield Secures $3M Middle East Contract

    Counter drone technology provider DroneShield has secured an order for 70 units of its DroneGun tactical jammer by an as-yet-unnamed “major Middle Eastern country allied with Western governments”, with the identity of the country remaining a myst...

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  • AERTEC Solutions has reached a new technological milestone in the RPAS sector in Spain with its unmanned fixed-wing aerial platform TARSIS 75. This RPAS, built in carbon fiber, has made a complete and automatic operation in the Arenosillo area, on the ...

    Aertec Completes Automated Operations from Sand

    AERTEC Solutions has reached a new technological milestone in the RPAS sector in Spain with its unmanned fixed-wing aerial platform TARSIS 75. This RPAS, built in carbon fiber, has made a complete and automatic operation in the Arenosillo area, on the ...

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  • A British Army Watchkeeper  has crashed near Aberporth, taking the number of crashes involving the unmanned aircraft to five. Launched from West Wales Airport at Aberporth, it crashed in a lane close to the airstrip at around 5 pm on Thursday afternoo...

    …And Another One Bites the Dust…

    A British Army Watchkeeper  has crashed near Aberporth, taking the number of crashes involving the unmanned aircraft to five. Launched from West Wales Airport at Aberporth, it crashed in a lane close to the airstrip at around 5 pm on Thursday afternoo...

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  • Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) signed an agreement with Airbus to lease Heron TP Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) RPAS  to Germany’s Federal Ministry of Defence. Under the $600 million deal, Airbus DS Airborne Solutions GmbH will serve as th...

    Germany Signs $600M Heron TP Lease Deal

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) signed an agreement with Airbus to lease Heron TP Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) RPAS  to Germany’s Federal Ministry of Defence. Under the $600 million deal, Airbus DS Airborne Solutions GmbH will serve as th...

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  • Airbus Helicopters is set to conduct the first fully unmanned flight demonstration of its Optionally Piloted Vehicle (OPV) by the end of June, Jane’s has learned. The OPV is a modified Hélicoptères Guimbal Cabri G light helicopter being used to d...

    Airbus Helicopters to Test VSR700 OPV

    Airbus Helicopters is set to conduct the first fully unmanned flight demonstration of its Optionally Piloted Vehicle (OPV) by the end of June, Jane’s has learned. The OPV is a modified Hélicoptères Guimbal Cabri G light helicopter being used to d...

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  • In March 2018, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Sensors Program Office, working jointly with the AFLCMC Medium Altitude Unmanned Aerial Systems Program Office, sponsored three demonstration flights of an MQ-9 Reaper with AgilePod. The fli...

    AgilePod Flies on US Air Force MQ-9

    In March 2018, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Sensors Program Office, working jointly with the AFLCMC Medium Altitude Unmanned Aerial Systems Program Office, sponsored three demonstration flights of an MQ-9 Reaper with AgilePod. The fli...

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  • Headwall has introduced advanced sensor payloads consisting of hyperspectral sensors and LIDAR for deployment on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platforms.  Through the fusion of spectral imaging data and 3D LIDAR output, Headwall continues to provide n...

    Headwall Integrates Hyperspectral and LiDAR on UAS

    Headwall has introduced advanced sensor payloads consisting of hyperspectral sensors and LIDAR for deployment on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platforms.  Through the fusion of spectral imaging data and 3D LIDAR output, Headwall continues to provide n...

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  • Spain’s Directorate-General for Armament and Material (DGAM) has awarded Thales two contracts to supply unmanned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platforms to the Spanish Navy and Army. The Spanish Navy has selected the Ful...

    Spain Orders Thales Fulmar X for Army and Navy

    Spain’s Directorate-General for Armament and Material (DGAM) has awarded Thales two contracts to supply unmanned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platforms to the Spanish Navy and Army. The Spanish Navy has selected the Ful...

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