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SINGAPORE - As more drones and unmanned aircraft take to the skies in the Republic, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) is proposing enhancements to a law governing their use to ensure public safety. The five proposed changes include the introduction of an online training programme, ...
ECSU began offering drone courses last fall as part of its four-year aviation degree. Students get prepared to take the Federal Aviation Administration certification exam, Rawat said. In 2019, the college plans to offer what would be the state's only four-year degree in unmanned aircraft systems.

Current unmanned aircraft (UAV), like the MQ-9 Reaper and its smaller cousin the MQ-1 Reaper, function as spy planes and ground attack aircraft. But in fact, U.S. Air Force drones are not exactly strangers to air-to-air combat. In the early 2000s, the Air Force experimented with arming Predators with an ...
From tanks to drones: Military hardware floods central Moscow in V-Day parade rehearsal (VIDEO). Published time: 27 Apr, ... A whole range of aircraft is expected to partake in the celebrations, including strategic and tactic bombers, fighters and close air support, as well as various helicopters. At least two ...
ECSU began offering drone courses last fall as part of its four-year aviation degree. Students get prepared to take the Federal Aviation Administration certification exam, Rawat said. In 2019, the college plans to offer what would be the state's only four-year degree in unmanned aircraft systems. ECSU ...
While crop spraying has traditionally been done by hand or with small planes, drones can not only provide a less expensive solution, they do the job far better. The MMC Swift solution combines a state of the art aircraft, precision spraying payloads and the best of new automated operation technology.

The agency paid Aurora $89.4 million to construct and perform flight demonstrations with the plane, Flight Global reported in 2015. ... But even the Air Force cannot hold a flame to the "vast bureaucracies outside the military service that supposedly save money by consolidating management of joint activities ...
One of the main concerns of manned aviation organizations these days is to help the drone industry define the roles more clearly so there's no confusion when ... It has over 11,000 members and holds annual gatherings that are must-attend events for commercial aircraft operators and aviation legal experts.
The arrest could slow Russia's military drone development, according to Samuel Bendett, a research analyst at the Center for Naval Analyses. “What this means for the Altair/Altius is that its development schedule will be pushed even further to the right, although the prototypes are near completion and have ...
The U.S. Army has struggled the most with Gray Eagle and Shadow unmanned aircraft systems when it comes to accident rates. Shadow ... The Class A mishap took place in 2011 in Afghanistan where a Shadow that was in a holding pattern collided midair with a C-130 transport aircraft. Both were ...
DRONE AIRCRAFT -- The transportation agency charged with determining airspace traffic and safety requirements for US drone operations is the Federal Aviation Administration. We consider the FAA's mission as it applies to drones, by definition piloted off-vehicle under remote control. Host Jeffrey ...
For instance, in 1992, the Air Force shut down the “Red Hats” of the 6513th Test Squadron, which secretly conducted technical evaluations of various captured foreign aircraft at the remote Tonopah Test Range Airport. It transformed its remaining elements into 413th Test Squadron, Detachment 3, which ...
While its task seems prosaic, the MQ-25 portends a far more extensive use of unpiloted aircraft in the military. The Navy already is turning over some ocean surveillance duties to Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Triton drone. And the new B-21 bomber being developed for the U.S. Air Force by Northrop ...
AGADEZ, Niger (AP) — On the scorching edge of the Sahara Desert, the US Air Force is building a base for armed drones, the newest front in America's battle ... Already the US military presence here is the second largest in Africa behind the sole permanent US base on the continent, in the tiny Horn of Africa nation of ...
Drones have interfered with U.S. military operations, including Coast Guard drills, Air Force maneuvers, and one involving a Central Command pilot, buzzed by a drone last year while attempting to land on an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf. "Anecdotal information of drone incidents near military bases ...
In 2019, the college plans to offer what would be the state's only four-year degree in unmanned aircraft systems. ECSU already offers the only four-year aviation degree in North Carolina. The 16 students in the unmanned aircraft classes learn to fly drones, interact with air traffic control and use different ...
On October 7, 2001—the first night of the war in Afghanistan—a CIA Predator drone buzzed above a compound where Taliban leader Mullah Omar and his senior commanders were gathered. ... But drones—or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)—are no longer used only by top-tier military powers.

The project cost $110 million and according to Air Force officials, it is the largest troop labour construction project in U.S. history, reports VOA. The report added that it will cost $15 million annually to operate the base which is the second largest U.S. military presence in Africa behind the only U.S. base in ...
U.S. drone exports have long been governed by both domestic export controls and international agreements. These regulations, like the multilateral Missile Technology Control Regime, were drafted long before unmanned and remotely piloted aircraft became common features of military arsenals. As such ...
“Anecdotal information of drone incidents near military bases are leaving military security personnel with insufficient details about the nature of airspace ... an area of focus for other parties as well — the Air Force recently wrapped up an inaugural accelerator program focused on counter-drone companies.
Energized by lessons from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, countries around the world are expected to continue adding unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to their military arsenals, driving up annual global spending for defense drones by 36 percent over the coming decade. That growth in spending ...
India is seeking more oil, drones and aircraft from the US to help narrow its $28 billion trade surplus amid rising concerns of possible collateral damage to its economy from President Donald Trump's trade spat with China. Asia's third-largest economy could bridge the surplus by up to $4 billion through oil ...
On April 19, President Donald Trump signed a National Security Presidential Memorandum that revises rules for export of military drones, including big target and long-range reconnaissance drones such as the Predator and Reaper aircraft, which are capable delivering weapons. In a statement, the White ...
There are certain classes of technology that, by their nature, put those who possess their secrets in danger: Nuclear weapons. Ballistic missiles. Advanced encryption software. Now, add unmanned aerial vehicles—drones—to that list. A Palestinian electrical engineer who had published research on drones ...
The US Army recently announced that it is developing the first drones that can spot and target vehicles and people using artificial intelligence (AI). This is a big step forward. Whereas current military drones are still controlled by people, this new technology will decide who to kill with almost no human ...
Confusion abounded in Saudi Arabia on Saturday after reports of heavy gunfire near the Royal Palace in Riyadh. The commotion initially sparked concerns of an attempted coup, but media outlets reported that the gunfire was from a toy plane or drone being shot down. The drone was reportedly deployed ...
At its center, hundreds of Air Force personnel are feverishly working to complete a $110 million airfield that, when finished in the coming months, will be used to ... The military's missions in Niger are expected to come under scrutiny in a long-awaited Defense Department investigation into the deadly Oct. 4 ...
In addition to a ban on airport and military airspace, drones are not allowed to be flown in what is referred to as “prohibited or restricted areas” of the Kingdom. ... Some of these drones are then equipped with cameras, posing a threat to general security, high-security locations and other flying aircraft.
But software could change that, equipping every plane with an extremely experienced guidance system that is always learning more. Trending: ... Drones come in many forms, from tiny quad-rotor copter toys to missile-firing winged planes, or even 7-ton aircraft that can stay aloft for 34 hours at a stretch.
Saudi security forces shot down a small recreational drone flying in an unauthorized space in the capital Riyadh on Saturday, according to the ... The report said a remote-controlled toy aircraft was flown into a security cordon in the Khuzama neighborhood of the city around 7:50 p.m. The report gave no ...
These plans fit nicely within China's other military ambitions. The nation is already testing the first of VTOL unmanned aerial systems (UAS) on its warships. Those VTOL drones are likely unmanned helicopters, used for reconnaissance and possibly anti-submarine missions. Those drones will likely see ...
(This April 17 story has been corrected in the final paragraph to show Aviareto operates a registry that tracks financial interests in aircraft, not ICAO registry for manned aircraft). By Allison Lampert and Jamie Freed. MONTREAL/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The world's airlines are backing the development of a ...
But software could change that, equipping every plane with an extremely experienced guidance system that is always learning more. In fact, on ... Drones come in many forms, from tiny quad-rotor copter toys to missile-firing winged planes, or even seven-ton aircraft that can stay aloft for 34 hours at a stretch.
The global military drone market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $5 billion to more than $13 billion by 2024, according to a new research report by Global Market ... Governments around the globe are spending heavily to increase their unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) fleet sizes.
On April 19, President Donald Trump signed a National Security Presidential Memorandum that revises rules for export of military drones, including big target and long-range reconnaissance drones such as the Predator and Reaper aircraft, which are capable delivering weapons. In a statement, the White ...
The maker of China's bestselling unmanned combat aircraft is ready to market some of its killer drones for civilian commercial use. Shi Wen, chief designer of the Caihong, or Rainbow, series at the China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics in Beijing, said it is widely believed among engineers at the ...
In its own announcement, the company revealed that a video we at The War Zone previously reported on actually showed a special docking system that a C-130 Hercules aircraft will tow behind it so that the unmanned aircraft can latch on for a mid-air recovery, not one of the vehicles themselves.
If they're our allies, we are going to help them get this very important, great military equipment.” ... Mr. Navarro noted that at last year's Paris Air Show, Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group of China showed off its Wing Loong II, a medium-altitude long-endurance drone that he described as a knockoff of General ...
SEE: Drone policy (Tech Pro Research). DJI's enterprise appeal starts with its hardware, as the firm continues to offer business support its wide range of aircraft such as the Inspire and the larger and more powerful Matrice 600. Each aircraft is designed with efficiency in mind offering a wide range of ...
The Obama administration did, through the course of his Presidency, bring in rules to govern the use of armed drones. This included putting the military in charge of the lethal end of drone operations and limiting the CIA to providing intelligence. However, the Trump administration has put the CIA back in ...
The biggest line item for drone funding is $1.4 billion for the Air Force's MQ-9 Reaper, star player in America's drone wars. ... "After years of budget stagnation for small unmanned aircraft programs, each of the military services is directing fresh funding streams both to 'legacy' small drones like the ...
Autonomous ground drones designed to carry supplies to US troops in combat will soon be heading to the paddocks of northern Australia. Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) has been in talks with developers HDT Global, and is set to take delivery of a customised version later this year. "This six wheel ...
The conclusion that it was armed was based on “flight path analysis and an operational and intelligence-based investigations” of the remnants of the pilotless aircraft, the military said. Iran has not responded to the Israeli claim. The Israeli newspaper Haaretz said there was “a high probability that the attack ...
The US Army is developing drones that can spot and target vehicles and people with almost no human involvement. This artificial intelligence (AI) advancement is a huge step forward for warfare technology, but also raises concerns over the legal and ethical ramifications. Existing military drones like the ...
Their growing sophistication also presents challenges, and the weight of numbers of a drone swarm could overwhelm existing defenses. Drone swarms may be as transformational on the 21st-century battlefield as air power was in the 20th century. As with early aircraft, some view small drones as mere toys ...
Israel shot down the advanced Iranian drone early on February 10; the aircraft was operated by the Iranian air force from a command center at Syria's T4 ... Following the infiltration by the drone, Israel launched an airstrike on Syria, targeting the unmanned plane's command center and anti-aircraft batteries.
Russian forces are actively trying to jam U.S. military drones flying over Syria, disrupting flight operations by interfering with the signal broadcast by the worldwide Global Positioning System (GPS). The jamming is “seriously affecting” U.S. drone operations, but it's not yet clear how serious the Russian ...
The recent airstrike in Syria attributed to Israel has brought to the forefront Iran's intentions of establishing a network of drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) in that country. The project .... The establishment of the large military complex near Homs, the one attacked earlier this week, is vital for Iran. It employs ...
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, has begun to lay the groundworks of what will become a low-altitude traffic management guidance for domestic unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). In September this year, the organization will host their second ...
Good morning! Here are yesterday's headlines as well as a selection of news items from other outlets. There is more happening in the drone industry than we can possibly cover so this is our attempt to bring you the most important news items every day of the week. In case you missed yesterday's new ...


 

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