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…

Xponential: Novadem Will Launch New Tethered Drone

In April, French drone company Novademwill unleash it newest tethered UAV platform, the NXWIRE 2.0 at AUVSI XPONENTIAL, the largest UAS trade show that brings together more than 8,500 unmanned systems industry leaders. A second-generation tethered system, NXWIRE 2.0 offers several new features: Ground-based power supply that can be connected to a main supply or auxiliary power…

European Drone Legislation: What Portugal is Doing Right

Guest post by drone enthusiast and writer Pedro Dias, editor of Central Drones, the largest online Portuguese speaking drone portal. Recreational drone usage has soared globally and with the emergence of companies in this industry with billions of dollars in revenues, it has become apparent that there is a real demand for this hobby. However, as happens with…

AeroVironment Puma II AE

AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, and MDA, a Maxar Technologies company, announced the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has acquired the AeroVironmentPuma™ II AE,  maritime mini unmanned aircraft system, for fielding aboard RCN Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDV).  The Puma II AE systems will…

WingtraOne PPK VTOL

Belgian GNSS receiver manufacturer Septentrio is delighted to announce selection by Swiss drone manufacturer Wingtra to supply GNSS OEM receiver boards and PPK processing software for the newly launched WingtraOne PPK drone. The combination of VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) technology and a high-spec PPK (Post-Process Kinematics) brings wide-area coverage at ultra-high precision. “With the…

Inspired by Tesla battery pack system

Inspired by Tesla battery pack system, but designed and adapted for UAVs specs – where the battery weight needs to be kept as low as possible. This passive cooling technology relies on the thermodynamics of conduction. Interstitial material help absorbs and disperses heat generated during high-discharge rate. Learn more – http://www.uavfpvbattery.com