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.

USS America tests Rolling Airframe Missile on drone

Washington (UPI) Apr 7, 2017 –
The U.S Navy’s USS America shot down a remotely piloted aircraft with a Rolling Airframe Missile during a live-fire exercise on Thursday.

According to Navy officials, the exercise was conducted to verify the new ship’…

MS-177 sensor completes test on Global Hawk

Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017 –

MS-177, a sensor developed by UTC Aerospace Systems, has completed a round of testing with the Northrop Grumman-made RA-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft.

The sensor is a high-resolution imaging device designed to impro…

China to open first drone factory in Saudi Arabia

Washington (UPI) Mar 27, 2017 –
China will soon construct the first unmanned aerial vehicle factory in the Middle East following a meeting with Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

The New Arab reports Saudi Arabia granted the Chinese p…

Heron 1 UAV becomes operational in Singapore

Washington (UPI) Mar 17, 2017 –

Singapore’s defense ministry marked the full operational capability for its Heron 1 unmanned aerial vehicle during a ceremony on Wednesday.

During the event, the country’s top defense officials praised the platform, n…

General Atomics producing additional MQ-9 drone parts

Washington (UPI) Mar 21, 2017 –

General Atomics was awarded a $12 million contract to produce various MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle components for the U.S. Air Force.

Under the agreement, the company will construct various installation kits to…

A novel hybrid UAV that may change the way people operate drones

Beijing, China (SPX) Mar 29, 2017 –

Two PhD students in National University of Singapore, Unmanned System Research Group spent four years in developing the novel hybrid unmanned aerial vehicles(UAV), U-Lion as shown in Figure 1. U-Lion is a hybrid U…

General Atomics building ground control station for drones

Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017 –

General Atomics received a $39.5 million contract modification to support production for an unmanned aircraft system ground control station.

The contract, which calls for a station to manage medium-altitude craft, was…