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The incident on Wednesday involved a student pilot and an instructor, both of whom told investigators that a small drone appeared directly in front of them, according to a Charleston police Department report. The instructor took over the controls and attempted to avoid a collision, and the tail of the helicopter ...
New research conducted by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Carnegie Mellon University, SRI International and the University of Colorado at Boulder shows that drone-based delivery could reduce greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions and energy use in the transportation sector. As explained ...

The drone is believed to have been a DJI Phantom. "DJI is trying to learn more about this incident and stands ready to assist investigators," the company said. It provided owners with help to ensure they "steer clear" of traditional aircraft, DJI added. Industry groups representing large US airlines, pilots and ...
In response to the drone incursion, Israeli Air Force jets targeted a mobile command center military officials claimed had operated the unmanned aerial vehicle. During the raid one of eight jets involved in the attack was hit by a Syrian anti-aircraft missile. The aircraft crash-landed in Israel. In a secondary ...
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a helicopter crash landing in South Carolina that may have been caused by a civilian drone, ... metal so drone collisions won't damage planes upon impact, essentially making them as harmless as geese (which, by the way, can also cause plane ...

In January 2017, the US Air Force carried out trials with 103 Perdix quadcopter drones functioning as a swarm. The trial included airdropping of these drones in the battlefield from canisters carried by three F/A-18 fighter aircraft, gathering the drones in a swarm and then proceeding to engage targets in the ...
drone pilot and services platform droneBase has today announced $12 million in Series B funding to expand its drone ops and services for enterprise. Backers include Union Square Ventures, Upfront Ventures, DJI, Hearst Ventures and Pritzker Group. The move brings droneBase's total funding to over ...
Working under AFWERX, the Air Force's new tech innovation program,they partnered with tech accelerator Techstars to find start-ups and early-stage ... of a new way for the military to engage with technology development, following in the footsteps of the CIA's In-Q-Tel and other outfits that operate like venture capital funds.
An unmanned aircraft system is seen on the flight line at Naval Base Ventura County and sea Range, Point Mugu, Calif., July 31, 2015. ... Steven D. Lauver, cofounder of the accelerator idea, said the Air Force was taking a broad view of "counter-drone" -- companies working on any number of different ...
After more than 16 years of wielding virtually unopposed air power in areas such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, the military is shifting its attention to countering threats and aggression ... In all, the budget calls for a slight increase in the Air Force's total aircraft inventory, from 5,373 in 2018 to 5,426 in 2019.
... from the crashed airplane. Truckloads of rescue teams working at the site can also be seen. Saratov airlines Flight 703, an Antonov An-148, crashed near the village of Argunovo, some 80km (50 miles) south-east of Moscow, shortly after taking off from Domodedovo International Airport. The plane, bound ...
While American officials rarely comment on Pakistan-specific anti-terrorism drone operations, tribal sources and local intelligence officials at the time had confirmed Sajna and his fighters were returning home from the adjacent Afghan province of Khost when missiles fired from an unmanned aircraft hit their ...
Tel Aviv, Israel -- A senior Israeli Air Force officer told reporters Monday that the Iranian drone it intercepted over the weekend was a "copy" of a stealthy U.S.-built RQ-170 Sentinel ... Tomer Bar, chief of staff of the Israeli Air Force, said of the drone in Israel's possession, which he identified as Shahed 171.
the Pentagon is expected to kill its long-awaited JSTARS recap program in its fiscal 2019 budget request Monday, according to the publication Defense News. The program is to replace the Air Force's existing E-8C Joint surveillance Target Attack Radar System, which was first used in the 1990s.
The Unmanned aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program has jump-started the development of the drone industry in the United States, aiming to ... an engineering research and development lab based in San Francisco, created the APSARA glider, an advanced, biodegradable cardboard airplane ...
navy aviators set to start controlling unmanned aircraft from Jacksonville ..... The Navy is following the Air Force's lead in the world of large unmanned surveillance aircraft. ... "It's hard to say that, but in a manned aircraft I have to make a decision as to if that plane goes left or right or up and down.".

Tourists using drones to capture dramatic holiday photos are proving a lot more dangerous than those wielding selfie sticks. After several close calls between tourist-operated drones and aircraft, Southern Lakes Helicopters operations manager Lloyd Matheson is trying to get drone use banned on the Lake ...
The military said its planes faced massive anti-aircraft fire from Syria that forced two pilots to abandon an F-16 jet that crashed in northern Israel. ... "The fact that a drone like this is identified, tracked and intercepted so smoothly by the Israeli Air Force demonstrates our capabilities, demonstrates our resolve ...
The Israeli military then attacked what it called the command-and-control center from which Iran had launched the drone, at a Syrian air base near ... In the past week, aircraft from three foreign countries have been brought down in the conflict: the Israeli plane; a Turkish helicopter shot down, also on ...
An investigation has been launched by the Federal Aviation Administration after drone footage recently surfaced showing a drone flying shockingly close to a Frontier airlines plane landing in Las Vegas. The 27-second video shows the drone flying in the air near McCarran International Airport with a plane ...
Singapore, February 6. /TASS/. Tests of a coaxial-rotor drone helicopter capable of carrying up to 150 kg of payload, including armaments and the monitoring system, will be completed in eighteen months, Chief Executive Officer of Russian Helicopters Andrei Boginsky told reporters on Tuesday.
Ehang wants to put its egg-shaped, multirotor aircraft in use as an air taxi, shuttling passengers across dense urban environments. The company has said it would demonstrate this service for Dubai's World government Summit later this month, but a spokesperson didn't respond whether that was still the ...
China's military has raised the alarm about the country's cutting-edge tech falling into foreign hands - as Beijing continues to come under fire from the West for forcing firms to hand over the keys to their intellectual property. The fears were highlighted in a comment piece in the People's Liberation army's ...
In fact, aviation experts are now warning that aeroplanes are at risk, after a drone was involved in a near-collision with a passenger plane in the United States. ... Flying directly above a Frontier airlines Airbus, the drone captured video footage as the aircraft came into land at Las Vegas' international airport.
In addition to the drone-catching-drone and the military plane, the Olympics venues will be protected by multiple motion-tracking CCTVs, as well. Pyeongchang's anti-terrorism team will also deploy three X-ray search vehicles, which will be able to see any hidden person or weapons inside vehicles driving ...
The FAA is looking into an incident of a drone hovering above a plane approaching McCarran International Airport in Nevada after video emerged online. (File Photo by David McNew/Getty ... "All drone and model aircraft pilots must stay well clear of manned aircraft. We condemn the type of operation ...
Vast resources have been deployed to identify, track, and intercept unmanned aircraft deemed a threat, but drones "continue to provide a significant challenge to special event security in the U.S.," a Department of Homeland Security official, who asked not to be named, told Foreign Policy. "In the civilian ...
The aircraft is a missing link in a lineage of shadowy unmanned flying-wing drones built by the legendary Skunk Works. ... of the Department of Defense Directive 4120.15-L, Model Designation of Military Aerospace Vehicles, the Pentagon's official public master list of aircraft and missile nomenclature.
How high the drone is flying is not clear, but it appears obviously above the altitude limit set by the FAA as a large white object moves into frame. The camera turns to track the object, which is revealed to be an Airbus in Frontier airlines livery. The camera pans around as the aircraft passes underneath.
drone video documents a disturbingly close encounter with passenger plane ... A passenger plane over Las Vegas, as seen from an unmanned aircraft. ... The short clip shows a Frontier airlines Airbus jet passing beneath the drone on its way to a landing at Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport .
The United States' Low-Cost unmanned aerial vehicle Swarming technology (LOCUST) program, for instance, exhibits a system that rapidly discharges drones into the air from a single tube, like an anti-aircraft gun spewing hundreds of rounds in seconds. Given China's success in replicating lower-tech ...
In an effort to address safety concerns arising from the widespread use of small unmanned aircraft, the aviators Code Initiative (formerly the Aviators Model Code of Conduct Initiative) and the University aviation Association released guidance aimed at advancing safety, airmanship, and professionalism ...
Maybe it was the Queen Bee, the first reusable unmanned aerial vehicle, which the British military used in the 1930s for military target practice. Wherever the idea began, drones were ... On the consumer side, drones rose from a community of remote-control airplane fliers. In the late 2000s, some hobbyists ...
A drone flies within feet of an airplane landing at McCarran International Airport and the footage was posted online. The drone took off from Whitney Park and unclear when the incident happened. "We became aware of this incident this afternoon and we are investigating," said Ian Gregor from the FAA.
PCL, which has its U.S. headquarters in Denver, has 14 pilots and 13 drones licensed with the Federal Aviation Administration, Lierheimer said. It launched its unmanned aircraft program around four years ago, and uses a software platform from tech firm 3D Robotics to program flights and collect, process ...
"When the [drones] complete their mission, a C-130 transport aircraft would retrieve them in the air and carry them home, where ground crews would prepare them for their next use within 24 hours," according to DARPA. Each drone would be capable of a remaining on station for one hour at a range of 300 ...
In 2013, when investors' interest in drones and space-tech was heating up, Willard began hearing from a number of silicon Valley firms. Since then, he's advised at least a dozen funds, helping partners who don't have the same technical background to "due diligence" start-ups who promise to build a better ...
That intense growth has raised safety and privacy concerns for the general public as drone hobbyists increasingly zip their mini aircraft around suburban homes and parks. But a consensus ... The broad term can describe a $20 remote control toy or a $64.2 million armed spycraft flown by the U.S. Air Force.
The second annual enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilot selection board met last week to decide on the next enlisted airmen who will attend training and soon fly the RQ-4 Global Hawk. The Air Force Personnel Center will decide on 40 new airmen -- an increase from last year's pool -- out of 134 ...
As a result, general liability underwriters will have an important role to play in providing cover, said the IUA in its report titled "unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) ... In the past, the general liability market normally has sought to exclude liabilities arising from the use of any aircraft, the report said. However, the ...
Unmanned aircraft systems represent the fastest growth area in the aviation industry - an estimated $90 billion of work over a 10-year period. ... one of America's aeronautics hubs, thanks to the state's long-standing ties with military contractors and big aviation, and the proximity of Tinker Air Force Base, the ...
For a long time, drones were primarily used for military purposes. However, as the technology advances, new applications are being discovered for the unmanned aircraft and that could mean big money for FAA-certified commercial drone pilots. With all of this money-making potential, drone schools are ...
The data from the drills will be further analyzed to promote joint UAV security, according to Xinhua. The military signed agreements with five logistics companies, SF Express, e-commerce giant JD.com, China Railway Express, China Postal Express and logistics and Deppon Logistics, the South China ...
China's biggest private courier company has been drafted by the Chinese military to help deliver on unmanned emergency missions. State-run Xinhua news agency reported on the weekend that SF Express drones took part in People's Liberation army Air Force exercises in the southwestern province of ...
"There are about a thousand unmanned aircraft manufacturers in the world today, but 90% of them make tiny battery-powered drones with an endurance of tens of minutes, with very limited ability to ... At the opposite end, there are large and powerful systems that have been developed for military needs.
drone flown just misses passenger plane by mere feet over London. Nicole MorleySaturday 27 ... The small drone was in such close proximity to the plane that the crew feared it 'must have collided with the tail'. ... engineers inspected the aircraft after landing but there was 'no tangible evidence of collision'.
The U.S. Air Force says its force of MQ-9 Reapers at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan is now the largest deployment of the type to a single base ever. The drones are part of a larger surge in the air war over the country, which could still include yet more unmanned aircraft in the near future as other services, ...
It stated: "The crew considered that the drone passed close enough that it must have collided with the tail." The aircraft was inspected by engineers after landing but they found "no tangible evidence of collision". The incident happened on 25 October 2017 as the jet flew at an altitude of 1,700 feet and the ...
Joe Ramey watched as, one after the other, stealthy high-flying drones hovered over a Dallas park. Twelve years ago, Ramey was an assistant chief when Gaston County police became the first North Carolina law enforcement agency to dispatch an unmanned flying aircraft to the sky. The ones flown as ...


 

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