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Canadian Police Force Purchasing Unmanned Aerial System

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 07, 2014

The Criminal Property Forteiture Fund of Manitoba is giving C$205,000 to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to purchase new equipment, including an unmanned aerial system (UAS). According to a report on CBC News, the UAS will be used for [Read More]

Unmanned Helicopter Maker CybAero Lands Large Order from China

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 02, 2014

CybAero, a Sweden-based provider of unmanned helicopters, has received an order worth SEK 700 million-800 million ($104 million-$119 million) from a company in the Aviation Industry Corp. of China (AVIC). The order was placed through an eight-year framework agreement through [Read More]

Iowa’s New Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Law Goes into Effect

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 01, 2014

New legislation restricting the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for law enforcement is now in effect in the state of Iowa. The Iowa Senate Democrats originally reported in April that the Iowa Senate had approved a law that would [Read More]

Law Firm Launches Unmanned Aerial Systems Group

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 25, 2014

Husch Blackwell, a litigation and business law firm in the U.S. and U.K., has introduced its unmanned aerial systems (UAS) group, which will assist commercial business users and manufacturers in navigating the requirements for UAS and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). [Read More]

FAA Issues More ‘Guidance’ For Unmanned Aircraft Operators

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 24, 2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has published a Federal Register notice on its interpretation of the statutory special rules for model aircraft in the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. The guidance comes after recent [Read More]

Moog Crossbow Unveils Control System for Unmanned Vehicles

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 12, 2014

Moog Crossbow, a wholly owned subsidiary of precision control components and systems manufacturer Moog Inc., has introduced the GNC1000, an integrated guidance, navigation and control system for unmanned vehicles. According to Moog, the GNC1000 features a flight control computer, autopilot, [Read More]

Reference Technologies Unveils Three VTOL Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 08, 2014

Lafayette, Colo.-based aerospace company Reference Technologies has released three models of its Hummingbird line of vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The company says the Hummingbird UAS incorporate a proprietary design that includes external multi-rotors attached on [Read More]

Northrop, Yamaha Collaborate on Unmanned Helicopter System

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 08, 2014

Northrop Grumman Corp. and Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A. have agreed to work together to develop and market an unmanned autonomous helicopter system. According to Northrop, the unmanned aerial system (UAS), called the Rotary Bat (R-Bat), merges an airframe produced by [Read More]

Unmanned Aircraft System Test Site Goes Live In Alaska

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 05, 2014

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced that the University of Alaska's unmanned aircraft system (UAS) test site is the second of six to become operational. Last month, the test site headed by the North Dakota Department of Commerce went [Read More]

Lockheed Martin Rolls Out Unmanned Technologies

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 01, 2014

Three systems acquired by security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin have progressed from their research and development phase to operational readiness. According to Lockheed, the systems include the Indago vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) quadrotor, its handheld ground control station [Read More]