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MIT Breakthrough Brings Delivery Drones Closer To Reality

MIT Breakthrough Brings Delivery Drones Closer To Reality

Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The much vaunted drone delivery promise has taken a step closer to reality. In December last year the online retail giant Amazon revealed its “Prime Air” plans to deliver its products...

Latest Unmanned aerial vehicle Stories

2014-08-18 16:20:34

UC-San Diego Grads to Launch Quadcopter Training Video Series SAN DIEGO, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spark Aerial, San Diego's high flying startup, has exceeded 100% funding in its Kickstarter campaign with 22 days still remaining. The company is using the campaign to underwrite the cost of production for a video training series and online learning resources for aspiring quadcopter pilots and cinematographers. As the Kickstarter Campaign continues to grow, Spark Aerial's funded...

2014-08-18 12:21:30

K-MAX unmanned helicopter deploys SMSS unmanned ground vehicle DALLAS, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], in collaboration with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), successfully conducted a fully autonomous resupply, reconnaissance, surveillance and target-acquisition demonstration using its Squad Mission Support System (SMSS) unmanned ground vehicle, K-MAX unmanned helicopter and Gyrocam optical sensor....

2014-08-14 12:21:09

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force's RQ-4 Global Hawk, a wide area surveillance unmanned aircraft system, has just completed its 100th operational mission in Southwest Asia and recently moved into the Pacific region. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO Built by Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC), Global Hawk is operated largely out of the 69th Reconnaissance Group at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. The 69th Reconnaissance Group...

2014-08-12 23:12:36

The first life-saving Public Safety operated small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) in the world joins the permanent collection at the National Air and Space Museum for all to see. Saskatoon, SK (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 On May 9th, 2013 at 00:20 hours the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) investigated a single roll-over accident in a rural area of Saskatchewan, Canada. Ground units and a manned helicopter searched for the seriously injured driver for two hours until the RCMP called in...

2014-08-12 23:07:34

Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) announced today that it has been awarded a contract valued at $1.8 million from Idaho National Laboratory to perform Phase one of a two-phase program to provide a common data link (CDL) for unmanned platforms, specifically Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS). SAN DIEGO, Calif. (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) announced today that it has been awarded a contract valued at $1.8 million from Idaho National Laboratory to perform Phase one...

2014-08-07 23:09:49

Online Publisher SAJ Technologies, Inc. today launched DRONESERVICEFINDER.com, the first comprehensive aerial photography services finder application for the burgeoning commercial drone industry. Hopkinton, Massachusetts (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 Complimenting DRONELIFE.com, the Ccompany's popular UAV-news website and DRONECONFIGURATOR.com, the drone buyers configuration application, DRONESERVICEFINDER.com, allows businesses to find prospective drone services providers based on...

2014-08-05 08:22:38

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland (UMD) A. James Clark School of Engineering today announced the launch of a new Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site in Southern Maryland. With support from the University System of Maryland, the site will bring together leaders in academia, industry, and government to accelerate UAS research. Congressman Steny Hoyer, who represents the district in which UMD and its UAS Test Site are located,...

2014-07-30 08:25:04

BARRINGTON, N.H., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The second largest land mammal on earth, the majestic white rhino is under siege by poachers looking to make big money selling its highly coveted tusks, which in many parts of Asia are thought to contain almost magical medicinal properties. UAV-America, a New Hampshire-based designer and builder of UAV's is helping a South African game preserve protect the white rhino using a multirotor UAV equipped with infrared thermal imaging...

2014-07-29 23:07:34

North American Drone Leader 3D Robotics Announces Strategic Acquisition of Sifteo Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Today, 3D Robotics – the leading North American drone company across both consumer and enterprise channels, announces its acquisition of Sifteo, a cutting-edge consumer electronics company. Sifteo's team of consumer electronics industry veterans (UX designers, engineers, manufacturing experts, retail operations, etc.) bring expertise in building high-quality,...

2014-07-29 23:01:17

MPAA and AIA seek exemption for Astraeus Aerial to open economic opportunities for the motion picture and aviation industries | Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Marion C. Blakey and Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd Arlington, Va. (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 The Aerospace Industries Association and Motion Picture Association of America are urging the Federal Aviation Administration to support increasing the safe...


Latest Unmanned aerial vehicle Reference Libraries

General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper
2013-10-03 13:25:05

The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper, once known as the Predator B, is an unmanned aerial vehicle or UAV that was created by the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) for the United States Air Force. Air Force members refer to the MQ-9 and other UAVs, also known as drones, as Remotely Piloted Vehicles/Aircraft (RPV/RPA) because humans can control them, but they are capable of autonomous flight as well. This hunter-killer drone is the first of its kind that can be used for long-endurance...

Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout
2013-09-24 15:48:13

The Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout is an unmanned autonomous helicopter that is used by the United States Armed Forces for reconnaissance missions, situational awareness, and targeting assistance for ground, air, and sea bound soldiers. There are four variants of this UAV, two of which were derived from Schweizer helicopters. The first MQ-8 version, known as the RQ-8A, was used after the Navy retired their RQ-2 Pioneers. The Navy wanted an updated UAV with specific guidelines, including...

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