Category: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, as an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. The flight of UAVs may operate with various degrees of autonomy: either under remote control by a human operator, or fully or intermittently autonomously, by onboard computers.

China to export CH-5 drone

Beijing (UPI) Nov 3, 2016 –

China has granted an export license for the CH-5 reconnaissance and combat drone, the state-run China Daily website reported this week.

The report called the drone one of the most powerful in the world, twice as big as it…

Beijing’s Battle-Tested War UAVs Confirm China’s ‘Leading Manufacturer Role’

Moscow (Sputnik) Nov 02, 2016 –

China’s new CH-5 drone is currently on display at the 2006 International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in China, according to local media. CH-5, China’s latest Rainbow-series unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is now o…

Northrop Grumman gets $35 million MQ-25 drone support contract

Washington (UPI) Oct 20, 2016 –

Northrop Grumman has received a $35 million contract to conduct risk reduction activities in support of the U.S. Navy’s MQ-25 Stingray drone.

Work under the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the unmanned carrier aviati…

Medical delivery drones take flight over Rwanda

Muhanga, Rwanda (AFP) Oct 14, 2016 –

“Three, two, one, launch!” And with that, catapulted from a ramp, the small fixed-wing drone buzzes into the air towards its pre-programmed destination, the Kabgayi hospital two kilometres away.

On Friday Rwanda…

General Atomics to provide Gray Eagle drone support

Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2016 –

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has received a $310 million contract for the U.S. Army’s MQ-1C Gray Eagle drone program.

The cost-plus-incentive-fee contract will cover logistics support for the drone’s sustainme…

Drones help identify post-Hurricane Matthew needs in Haiti

J?r?mie, Haiti (AFP) Oct 24, 2016 –

On a football field in the Haitian town of Jeremie, children gather to gape at a drone preparing to take off and document damage to the area caused by Hurricane Matthew.

The powerful storm, which crashed ashore o…

Iran unveils ‘suicide drone’

Tehran (AFP) Oct 26, 2016 –

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday they had developed a “suicide drone” capable of delivering explosives to blow up targets at sea and on land.

The new drone is primarily for maritime surveillance and “…

Navy selects radar for unmanned MQ-8C Fire Scout

Paris (UPI) Oct 19, 2016 –

The U.S. Navy has ordered Leonardo-Finmeccanica’s Osprey AESA radar for its newly-upgraded MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter.

Under a contract issued by the Naval Air Systems Command, the company is to deliver five of t…

Silent Falcon and MicroPilot succeed at NASA UTM 2016

Reno NV (SPX) Oct 25, 2016 –

Silent Falcon conducted a series of successful Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) demonstration flights as part of NASA’s Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) system.

NASA’s UTM program is developing a c…