List of JMSDF Facilities Where Unauthorized UAV Use is Banned

June 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – Target defense related facilities based on the provisions of the Act (2016 Law No. 9), Article 6 paragraphs 1 and 2 and paragraph 4 concerning the prohibition of the flight of small unmanned aerial vehicles etc. in the upper air of the surrounding area of ​​important facilities And we have announced that we have specified that the site or area of ​​the relevant defense related facilities and the area around the target facilities pertaining to the relevant defense related facilities will be specified. The…

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Airbus’ Skyways Drone Trials World’s First Shore-to-Ship Deliveries

March 15, 2019 – Airbus has begun shore-to-ship trials in Singapore with its Skyways parcel delivery drone. This marks the first time drone technology has been deployed in real port conditions to deliver a variety of small, time-critical maritime essentials to working vessels at anchorage. The maiden shore-to-ship delivery flight was made to the Swire Pacific Offshore’s Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessel “M/V Pacific Centurion,” 1.5 km from the shoreline of Singapore’s Marina South Pier, carrying 1.5 kg of 3D printed consumables. Landing safely on the ship deck and depositing…

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UAV unit of Baltic Fleet start night flights

August 19, 2018 (Google Translation) – A unit of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) started night training flights at one of the training grounds in the Kaliningrad region. The UAVs are equipped with modern infrared photo and video modules, which are capable to detect even well-disguised enemy objects, including at night, at distances up to 70 km. Flights are performed both over the ground and the Baltic Sea. The training involves more than 50 servicemen and domestic complexes with Forpost (Russian license-produced version of the Israeli IAI Searcher II drone) and…

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U.S. Naval Research Lab Selects Alta Devices to Add Solar Power to Its Breakthrough Hybrid Tiger UAV Project

Alta Devices announced May 14th that the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) will use Alta Devices highly efficient, flexible, and light-weight solar technology to help power the breakthrough Hybrid Tiger UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle). The Hybrid Tiger is a project designed to create a Group-2 UAV that will stay aloft for at least 3.5 days. Technologies developed for the project will be applicable to other unmanned vehicles. U.S. NAVAL RESEARCH LAB SELECTS ALTA DEVICES TO ADD SOLAR POWER TO ITS BREAKTHROUGH HYBRID TIGER UAV PROJECT The Hybrid Tiger program integrates multiple technologies into…

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ScanEagle completes operational evaluation

HMAS Newcastle has conducted the Royal Australian Navy’s first simultaneous operations of manned and unmanned aircraft during its current deployment to the Middle East on Operation MANITOU. In September, Newcastle’s MH-60R helicopter and ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial System were employed on concurrent surface search tasking in the Gulf of Oman in support of Task Force 50, United States Navy’s 5th Fleet. Commanding Officer, Newcastle, Commander Mark Sirois said the integration of manned and unmanned aerial operations offered significant flexibility to Commanders at sea. “The cooperative employment of both aviation platforms allows…

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AeroVironment Upgrading Family of Small UAS

Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition – AeroVironment, Inc., a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both military and commercial applications, today announced that its Puma™ AE and Raven® small unmanned aircraft systems, the most widely deployed UAVs in the United States Department of Defense fleet, are being enhanced with new upgrades. The new aircraft, Puma 3 and Raven 3, will be unveiled at the AUSA Global Force Symposium in March 2018. The upgrades, which are being briefed in a series of customer meetings at…

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US Navy Awards AeroVironment $2.5 Million Blackwing UAS Program Contract

AeroVironment, Inc. a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both military and commercial applications, today announced the receipt of a contract award from the United States Navy on September 29, 2017, for continuation and expansion of its Blackwing™ small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) program. The contract includes orders for multiple Blackwing vehicles, sensor payloads and refurbishment kits for a total value of $2,578,822. The initial set of vehicles are anticipated for delivery by May 2018, and final delivery anticipated by November 2018. Blackwing is a small, tube-launched unmanned…

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Raytheon Coyote UAVs help NOAA track, model Hurricane Maria

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration used six Raytheon Company Coyote® unmanned aerial vehicles to track and model Hurricane Maria. Launched from a NOAA WP-3D Orion hurricane hunter aircraft, the Coyotes flew directly into the storm, giving researchers an unprecedented view of Maria from a safe distance. NOAA researchers prepare to launch a Raytheon-built Coyote UAV into Hurricane Maria. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXdNB7gUUcE[/embedyt] Developed for the military, Coyote is a small, expendable UAV that’s air- or ground-launched into environments too dangerous for manned aircraft. The system can fly for more than an…

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CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS wins contract with Royal Australian Navy

February 6, 2017 – The Royal Australian Navy awarded to Schiebel a contract for the supply of its CAMCOPTER® S-100 System and three years of follow-on Contractor Logistics Support. The Royal Australian Navy released an international Request for Tender (RfT) in late February 2016 for a UAS capability. Schiebel was very pleased to be able to submit a comprehensive proposal to deliver the latest version of its highly successful CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS. After thorough proposal evaluation and completing negotiations, the contract was signed at the end of December 2016. Hans…

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