DroneClash: the Dutch answer to the Gatwick Incident

DroneClash is sponsored by the Dutch Ministry of Defence (the head sponsor) and the Dutch Police. In the spirit of international collaboration, the Dutch Police have extended a warm welcome to their counterparts in other European countries to either join forces in an international police team or to join a Counter-Drone Coalition meeting which will…

Unmanned Air Systems,UAV Design, Development and Deployment

      Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)    An over-simplistic view of an unmanned aircraft is that it is an aircraft with its aircrew removed and replaced by a computer system and a radio-link. In reality, it is more complex than that, and the aircraft must be properly designed, from the beginning, without…

The Solar Solution for Extended Flight Mission Time for Drones

Technology and capabilities that will extend flight times and increase payloads took center stage in more ways than one at the Commercial UAV Expo.We’ve already highlighted some of the solutions that are designed to help drones stay in the air longer, but there were numerous companies that showcased and innovative ways to increase TiTA (Time in The Air)…

AeroVironment Provides Raven UAS to Portuguese Army

AeroVironment has announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide Raven unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) equipped with Mantis i23 sensors and pocket Remote Video Terminals (p/RVT) for the Portuguese Army, with delivery scheduled over a three-year period. “AeroVironment’s Raven unmanned aircraft system, equipped with our Mantis i23 gimbaled sensor suite and pocket Remote Video…

UAV Challenge 2018

UAV Challenge 2018 – no overall winner in Medical Express The UAV Challenge 2018 is over and we have had a spectacular week in Dalby. Eleven teams flew in the Medical Express Challenge. Their mission was to retrieve a blood sample from Outback Joe at his farm and in doing that they had to land within…

Queensland Drone Strategy features the UAV Challenge

via Queensland Drone Strategy features the UAV Challenge The Queensland Government in Australia today released their Drone Strategy. Very pleasingly, the UAV Challenge Medical Express is featured on the front cover (the MAVLab Delftacopterfrom TUDelft that competed in the 2016 Medical Express Challenge) with other mentions through the document. The Queensland Government have been a sponsor…

UAV Challenge – Medical Express 2018

The UAV Challenge Technical Committee has reviewed the Deliverable 2 documents and videos and are pleased to announce that twenty-one (21) teams were awarded a Go decision for their Deliverable 2 documentation and video(s). The list of teams (In alphabetical order) is as follows: Aerial Robotics Club at NC State University (USA) CanberraUAV (Australia) Cybirds…

FLIR Black Hornet 3 Nano-UAV

FLIR recently announced the next generation Black Hornet 3 nano-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the latest version of the world’s smallest combat-proven personal reconnaissance system. Built for use by global militaries, government agencies, and first responders, the Black Hornet 3 provides short-range surveillance day or night, enabling the personnel to maintain situational awareness, threat detection, and surveillance no…

First BVLOS flight in the Netherlands

The Delftacopter team conducted the first successful drone flight Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS) in the Netherlands. Their hybrid biplane Delftacopter drone flew from the Dutch mainland to the island of Schiermonnikoog. Flying BVLOS can extend the application of drones significantly to the deployment of drones for eg medical deliveries, agriculture and inspections of infrastructure. Therefore,…

Discover Airstar Aerospace

“Airstar chose to fulfill its destiny of living its inventions… Yes, we look up to the sky and the stars because we love our dreams and we empower ourselves to carry them out. We want to contribute to build a better future, thanks to our daring and our taste of innovation. Airstar is world leader…

Lockheed Martin – Indago UAS

The Lockheed Martin Procerus Technologies Indago quadrotor unmanned aerial system (UAS) goes beyond an average drone’s capabilities. With its leading endurance and quick deployment ability, Indago gives civilians and warfighters an eye-in-the sky in just minutes. The UAS, along with its payload options and advanced ground control software, helps users to accomplish diverse missions including…