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2009-08-17 11:20:00

A new wave of robotic weaponry is changing the face of modern warfare, offering the possibility of a future where countries can wage war without having to put soldiers or civilians on the battlefield, AFP reported. Armed U.S. drones fly over Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan while "pilots" control them with a joystick from thousands of miles away. Other robots under development could soon ferry supplies on dangerous routes and fire at enemy tanks. However, analysts question the technology's many...

2009-08-06 14:17:28

 The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has completed a successful flight test of the fuel cell powered XFC (eXperimental Fuel Cell) unmanned aerial system (UAS). During the June 2 flight test, the XFC UAS was airborne for more than six hours. NRL's Chemistry and Tactical Electronic Warfare Divisions are developing the XFC UAS as an expendable, long endurance platform for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR).Compared to internal combustion powered vehicles, battery powered...

2009-07-08 09:52:17

U.S. researchers say they used real bats as the inspiration for a new type of military surveillance drone equipped with wings that flap. The micro-aerial vehicle, developed at North Carolina State University, is used to monitor activities on the ground and detect biological weapons. It was designed with a lightweight skeleton and mechanical muscle system similar to a bat's and can be used to monitor movements on the ground or detect the presence of biological weapons. We have used a...

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2009-07-07 13:40:00

Andalusian scientists of the Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (IAS) -part of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC)- and the University of C³rdoba (UCO) are leading a campaign of measures in the USA to estimate crop water needs using their own system of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) equipped with thermal multispectral cameras.In collaboration with the University of California (and thanks to an invitation from the Vice-President of such university for a project led by...

2009-06-16 18:56:00

LAS VEGAS, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mundus Group, Inc. (Pink Sheets: MNDP), a VTOL UAV technology provider, announces a positive update on acquired company, AirStar International, worldwide leader in remote controlled VTOL UAV camera copters for surveillance, aerial photography and aerial delivery systems for environmental compliance, and UAV drones as a ducted fan UAV (Unmanned Air Vehicle). CEO of Mundus Group, Josef Obermeier, commented, "Mundus Corp is pleased to announce that...

2009-06-16 06:00:00

PARIS, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Unmanned Aerial Vehicles represent a prime area of acquisition interest for major aerospace contractors, report Teal analysts in their latest integrated market analysis. "UAVs are one of the most active areas for acquisitions by defense companies," said Philip Finnegan, Teal Group's Director of Corporate Analysis. "The sector has the advantage of being a high growth area and having a number of small producers available for purchase." As a result,...

2009-06-16 03:00:00

YUMA PROVING GROUNDS, Ariz. and PARIS, June 16, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with its teammate XRDi, completed testing of its KillerBee unmanned aircraft system heavy fuel engine. KillerBee's purpose-built HFE is highly efficient and reliable compared with conventional gasoline engines converted to burn heavy fuels. The KillerBee UAS features a blended-wing body design and systems for launch, recovery and ground control on land and sea. It has the ability to insert...

2009-06-03 05:00:00

LAS VEGAS, June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mundus Group, Inc. (Pink Sheets: MNDP), a VTOL UAV technology provider, announces the take-over of AirStar International, worldwide leader in remote controlled VTOL UAV camera copters for surveillance, aerial photography and aerial delivery systems for environmental compliance, and UAV drones as a ducted fan UAV (Unmanned Air Vehicle). Mundus Group will acquire 100% of AirStar International's assets, 100% AirStar stock/ownership, ongoing business...

2009-06-01 05:00:00

LAS VEGAS, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mundus Group, Inc. (Pink Sheets: MNDP) , a VTOL UAV technology provider and partner of AirStar announces the delivery of 12 state of the art VTOL UAVs (unmanned air vehicles) to Texas, Louisiana and Gulf coast government agencies for hurricane observation and early warning systems at $40,000 each. The company stated, "This is just the beginning of something huge and we're very excited to be involved, supplying our breakthrough technology to...

2009-05-28 19:46:00

LAS VEGAS, May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mundus Group, Inc. (Pink Sheets: MNDP) and AirStar announced today the recent formation of UAV Aerial Photography division. Mundus Group and AirStar CamCopter Aerial Photography have created panoramic views for 100s movies, commercials, infomercials and advertisements. When George Lucas's Industrial Light Magic, a division of Lucas Digital Ltd. needed some tight, high-speed aerial footage for his Nissan Super Bowl commercial, they called for the...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.