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New Indian HAPS Drone Announced After Recent Drone Incursion Into China

Indian navy UAV Heron, Credit: Wikimedia Commons Normally I try to avoid writing stories about military drone use, generally speaking there are negative undertones that are hard to avoid, however in this case I have to make an exception. Why? For two reasons, first, some of the drone technology in question is pretty [...]

By |2017-12-08T01:37:57+00:00December 7th, 2017|Drones, Military, Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Indian HAPS Drone Announced After Recent Drone Incursion Into China

Drone Collides with Passenger Aircraft, and Other Near Misses

Drones are exciting and fun to fly, and that's a big part of the reason that people forget the dangers consumer drones can pose. I'm not talking about personal injury in this case, but rather the very real danger that drones can pose to other aircraft. Previous articles I've written on subject have been more positive, and while I wish I could continue that trend, it seems that the facts no longer support it. After a documented collision and numerous near misses this is a safety issue that we must be aware of, and as a community address.

By |2017-11-14T14:21:30+00:00November 14th, 2017|Drones, Military, Safety|Comments Off on Drone Collides with Passenger Aircraft, and Other Near Misses

The TIKAD, By Duke Robotics, Changes The Face Of Drones

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., center, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley, Credit: DoD While I try to avoid discussing the military and it's use of drones, I've discussed weaponized drones a number of times on this blog. Thanks to [...]

By |2017-10-04T12:49:23+00:00August 28th, 2017|Drone Design, Drones, Military, New Drones|Comments Off on The TIKAD, By Duke Robotics, Changes The Face Of Drones

Both Russia and US Working on Militarized, Swarming Drones

Drone technology is improving fast, both on the consumer as well as military side. Now more then ever, drones are having a big impact on modern warfare. The US and Russia are both working on new, tiny, swarming drones that can be launched from a rifle-like device and the race is heating up. In recent years, [...]

By |2017-03-29T18:41:19+00:00April 3rd, 2017|Drones, Military|Comments Off on Both Russia and US Working on Militarized, Swarming Drones

Prioria Robotics Drone Scandal

You may remember the name Prioria from a few years ago when they received positive press coverage in stories like this one, "Prioria Robotics to provide drones to Army in $4.5 million deal" Now Prioria Robotics is at the center of a major drone-related scandal. After winning some major government contracts, Prioria went on to sell their [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:06+00:00November 3rd, 2015|Drones, Military, Scams|Comments Off on Prioria Robotics Drone Scandal

Boeing Applies For “Rapid Deployment Air And Water Vehicle” UAV Patent

Boeing In a recent blog post, I talked about autonomous cargo ships being developed by Inmarsat. Now Boeing is stepping up with a new "rapid deployment air and water vehicle" or a drone that starts as a fixed wing, but ends as submarine style submersible. Details of this new military drone design were identified [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:30+00:00September 13th, 2015|Drone Technology, Drones, Military, New Drones|Comments Off on Boeing Applies For “Rapid Deployment Air And Water Vehicle” UAV Patent

3D Printed Drone For The Department of Defense (DOD)

I'm not just a fan of drones, I'm also into the "maker culture." What is maker culture? According to Wikipedia, the maker culture can be defined as: The maker culture is a contemporary culture or subculture representing a technology-based extension of DIY culture. Typical interests enjoyed by the maker culture include engineering-oriented pursuits such as [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:59+00:00June 21st, 2015|Drone Technology, Drones, Military|Comments Off on 3D Printed Drone For The Department of Defense (DOD)

The Zephyr High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) Aircraft Gets Lithium Sulfur (Li-S) Batteries

Sion Power is a world leader in lightweight, high energy, rechargeable Li-S battery technology. Airbus Defence and Space's mission is to create innovative, effective space and defence solutions and services. A recent announcement from Airbus Defence and Space shows a new three-year collaborative between the two companies. This agreement will The agreement provides for Sion [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:59+00:00June 20th, 2015|Drone Technology, Drones, Military, New Drones|Comments Off on The Zephyr High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) Aircraft Gets Lithium Sulfur (Li-S) Batteries

Navy Successfully Tests UAV In-Flight Refueling

The X-47B receives fuel from an Omega K-707 tanker. Midair refueling is incredibly difficult for a pilot, but a drone? Extended flight test have just been accomplished by the Navy. Their drone program uses the X-47B which successfully demonstrated mid air refueling, a first. The possibilities are tremendous as it allows them to [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:25:06+00:00June 2nd, 2015|Drone Technology, Drones|Comments Off on Navy Successfully Tests UAV In-Flight Refueling