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SolAero Delivers First Solar Wing for StratoAirNet UAV

SolAero Delivers First Solar Wing for StratoAirNet UAV SolAero Technologies Corp (SolAero) announced the completion and delivery of the first solar wing for Bye Aerospace‘s “StratoAirNet”, a solar-electric unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). SolAero is integrating their advanced high-efficiency solar cell technologies on the graphite composite StratoAirNet wing using proprietary methods to maintain […]

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Autonomous Aerial Chemical Detection System

Autonomous Aerial Chemical Detection System NevadaNano has announced that the U.S. Army has awarded the company and the University of Utah’s DARC Lab the next round of funding for the “Autonomous Broad Spectrum Environmental Sentinels” Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, started in 2014. The new funding was awarded after the partners successfully […]

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Rockwell Collins Teams with Black & Veatch and Ameren for BVLOS UAS Flight in Power Line Infrastructure

Rockwell Collins Teams with Black & Veatch and Ameren for BVLOS UAS Flight in Power Line Infrastructure Rockwell Collins, working closely with Black & Veatch, has successfully demonstrated a beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flight along almost 10 miles of power line infrastructure owned by Ameren Corp., […]

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FAI Ratifies Unmanned Plane Duration World Record

FAI Ratifies Unmanned Plane Duration World Record The FAI has ratified a duration world record for a unique experimental unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The VA001, an unmanned aircraft that looks like a glider but is powered by a diesel engine, successfully flew for 55hrs 56mins non-stop and without re-fuelling on 2 December […]

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MQ-9B SkyGuardian Completes FAA Approved Flight

MQ-9B SkyGuardian Completes FAA Approved Flight On August 16th General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) flew a MQ-9B SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) from Laguna Airfield at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., through National Airspace, to its Gray Butte Flight Operations facility near Palmdale, California. The MQ-9B is a STANAG 4671 (NATO airworthiness […]

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Microsoft Tests Self-Flying Gliders in Rural Nevada

Microsoft Tests Self-Flying Gliders in Rural Nevada Microsoft is already thinking about self-flying airplanes. The tech giant tested such technology in Hawthorne, 130 miles south of Reno, last week with the help of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems. “This is one of the most […]

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US Naval Research Lab Tests Stackable CICADA Microdrones Swarm

US Naval Research Lab Tests Stackable CICADA Microdrones Swarm The U.S. Naval Research Lab has been working on its CICADA (Close-In Covert Autonomous Disposable Aircraft) drones since at least 2011. The tiny drones are designed to be carried aloft by other aircraft and dropped, whereupon they’ll use GPS and little fins to glide to within […]

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DARPA Elevated Sensor Mast Tested on US Navy Vessel

DARPA Elevated Sensor Mast Tested on US Navy Vessel DARPA’s Towed Airborne Lift of Naval Systems (TALONS) research effort recently demonstrated its prototype of a low-cost, elevated sensor mast aboard a commissioned U.S. Navy vessel for the first time. The crew of USS Zephyr, a 174-foot (53-meter) Cyclone-class patrol coastal ship, evaluated the technology […]

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Future Mission Control System Key to UAS Flying Off Carriers

Future Mission Control System Key to UAS Flying Off Carriers The US Navy says it is moving full-throttle on plans to fly unmanned aircraft off of carriers. The planned MQ-25A will serve primarily as a refuelling platform, with the capacity to carry out some intelligence missions. The first unmanned craft to fly […]

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Kratos Mako Completes Successful Flight Test Series

Kratos Mako Completes Successful Flight Test Series Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. recently completed a flight test series evaluating the next evolution of the UTAP-22 Mako Unmanned Aerial System that was first introduced and demonstrated in late 2015. The Mako has been enhanced with a suite of mission systems typically employed […]

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