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(AP) -- Officials at a northern Oklahoma air force base are asking the public to keep recreational drones away from aircraft after a near collision on a training flight ... drone operators need permission to fly within 5 miles of an airport or military airfield, according to Federal Aviation Administration regulations.
Aurora had a head start, since it was already building a prototype for a fully autonomous drone for the US Air Force and DARPA called Lightningstrike. ... multiple rotor architecture of smaller consumer drones and Amazon's delivery prototypes-rather than the typical airplane architecture of military drones.

9, the Enid News and Eagle reports that an aircraft on a training flight came within 50 feet of a drone flying at an altitude of 1,000 feet. Fortunately, no one was hurt. However, FAA regulations say that drone pilots need permission to fly within five miles of an airport or military airfield. 36.395589 -97.878391 ...
In a summary of the crash the AAIB stated: "The unmanned aircraft struck a crane during an autonomous flight to survey a construction site. The pilot, who had previously flown the pre-programmed mission at the site, had not taken into account the addition of a new crane." The 3DR Solo is an unmanned ...
However, countering drones with surface-to-air missiles or interceptor aircraft is expensive, thus an airplane such as Embraer and Sierra Nevada's A-29 ... Thus, if the United States Air Force acquires a platform like the A-29 or AT-6, it might be able to use such an aircraft as a defense against swarms of ...
Beirut, Lebanon (9:25 A.M.) - For the first time time since they began their air campaign in Syria, the Royal Air Force (RAF) of Great Britain attacked the so-called Islamic State's (ISIS) drone operating teams in the northern part of the country. According to the British Ministry of Defense, RAF Reaper, ...

Beyond its roots in military applications, the employment of drones in inspecting infrastructure, precision farming, aiding the emergency services and radioactive ... Consortiq also offers training to achieve an Unmanned aircraft Qualification to demonstrate sufficient competency to obtain a "Permission for ...
(AP) -- Officials at a northern Oklahoma air force base are asking the public to keep recreational drones away from aircraft after a near collision on a training flight ... drone operators need permission to fly within 5 miles of an airport or military airfield, according to Federal Aviation Administration regulations.
As the threat of small drones, or swarms thereof, becomes increasingly apparent, the U.S. military as a whole is rushing to add new and improved short-range air defense capabilities. Now, the U.S. Army in planning to add hundreds of teams armed with Stinger missiles to smaller units as it pushes ahead ...
It was about 800 feet below him and a half-mile away, and quite bright, said Doyle, who said the drone was being operated safely. But not all such local encounters have been so benign. At least 20 times between January and September last year, aircraft taking off or landing at area airports reported seeing ...
A pilot flying a 3D Robotics Solo drone let his autonomous aircraft fly itself into a crane that some inconsiderate person erected on a building site. ... itself off the deck of Serco ship SD Northern River, which was supporting various military unmanned tech trials, into the icy waters of Benbecula, Scotland. ®.
Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu (second right) talks to Indonesian military commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto (left), navy chief of staff Admiral ... aircraft company PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) is collaborating with Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) to produce unmanned aerial vehicles ...
A mass drone attack on Russian forces in Syria has highlighted the very real danger that small unmanned aircraft increasingly pose, even in the hands of non-state groups. At the same time, it underscores how small drone swarms could be a game-changing capability for larger nation states, including the ...
Unmanned aircraft systems can provide police with critical information to boost situational awareness, help mitigate risk and improve response capabilities. In most cases, a UAS can ... Training is led by Icarus' experienced public safety UAS instructors, many of whom are military or LE veterans. "Icarus employees have ...
"The UASIPP stands for Unmanned aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program. It's an opportunity, for state, local and tribal governments to partner with private companies such as UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) operators and manufacturers to accelerate safe UAS integration, Saddler said. "In this ...
Most likely, your expectations for the age of drone delivery involve cute li'l quadcopters that descend onto your porch with a gentle bzzzz, deposit a box of diapers or a pizza or ... (This is a commercial project, but it's easy to see potential military applications, like moving supplies around combat areas.).
The popularity of drones has more than doubled year over year, according to NPD, a group that analyzes consumer and retail data. drone revenues were expected to soar past the $1 billion mark in 2017, according to the Consumer technology Association, with about 3.4 million sold just in the United ...

If it's not a bird, and it's not a plane, that buzz you hear overhead could very well be a drone. Once mostly the pursuit of professional photographers or aviation buffs, the devices known as "small unmanned aircraft systems" or "unmanned aircraft systems" seem to be popping up everywhere since Christmas ...
And, less than a month later, Pakistan's military intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence, or I.S.I., arrested one of the men atop the list. ... By 2015, the C.I.A. had begun to run out of al Qaeda targets in Pakistan; there were ten drone strikes reported in Pakistan that year, compared to a hundred and ...
Ten of the drones, which the Kremlin described as "aircraft-type," assaulted Khmeimim air base, where Russia stages most of its air power in Syria. ... small drones are an efficient way of carrying a payload to a target," Nick Waters, a former British Army officer and independent military analyst, told me.
One of drones that attacked the Russian air base in Syria and were captured by the Russian military is displayed at a briefing in the Russian Defense Ministry ... Novikov didn't blame any specific country, but the Defense Ministry earlier referred to the "strange coincidence" of a U.S. military intelligence plane ...
Call it the steampunk attack of the drone world. When 13 roughly-made UAV aircraft made a coordinated attack on two Russian bases in Syria on the night of January 5, some Western media outlets described the attack as the first "swarm" attack by drones. It wasn't. It wasn't even close to a swarm. Even the ...
Russia says it has identified the launch location from where a swarm of armed drones began their attack on two of its military bases in western Syria on Saturday. ... Russia said it shot down seven drones using anti-aircraft missiles while the other six were taken under control and landed by its military.
In 2016, a prototype plane built by solar Impulse with a single pilot flew around the world on nothing but solar energy, a first for humanity. A number of companies are trying to take that test flight from prototype to commercial viability. A realistic commercial application for solar-powered aircraft could be ...
Boeing today unveiled a giant drone that's capable of lifting a 500 pound payload. Calling it an "unmanned electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) cargo air vehicle (CAV) prototype," the aerospace giant said it could serve as a precursor for future autonomous flying aircraft. The heavy-duty drone took ...
The aircraft are known as "hunter-killers" and can carry a wide range of ordnance such as missiles and machine guns. The Air Force frowns on the term "drone" because the MQ-9 is a propeller-driven, fixed wing aircraft that doesn't hover. It is about the same size as a civilian Cessna airplane. Shaw is ...
A Russian officer walks next to drones that attacked the Russian air base in Syria and were captured by the Russian military are displayed at a briefing in ... Novikov didn't blame a specific country, but the Defense Ministry has referred to the "strange coincidence" of a U.S. military intelligence plane allegedly ...
Six of the assault force drones were intercepted by Russian electronic warfare units, with three of the UAVs being brought to land outside the base, while the remaining three exploded on contact with the ground. Another seven drones were "eliminated" by Pantsir-S anti-aircraft missiles fired by the Russians ...
In the 1970s, the CIA created a dragonfly-shaped drone that carried a microphone, with the goal of using it to snoop on remote targets. It was a pretty ingenious piece of engineering: propelled by a liquid fuel and guided by a laser, it actually achieved flight in a few tests. The CIA has released footage of one ...
We have been closely tracking the slow motion unveiling of Boeing's MQ-25 Stingray Carrier-Based Aerial Refueling System (CBARS) drone. After initially releasing a single head-on picture of the aircraft on December 19th, 2017, last week Boeing released a short video montage giving us a quick and ...
Last year, drones were sighted 70 times near German airports, according to Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS) - the company in charge of air traffic control in the Bundesrepublik. Another ... A miniature aircraft moreover almost collided with a passenger plane in Hamburg in 2015, triggering a hunt for the pilot.
The $799 Karma drone was first unveiled in late 2016, but proved to be an unfinished and expensive product. All Karma units were recalled in November that year after a fault caused the aircraft to lose power, while reviewers compared the drone unfavorably to rival devices by companies like DJI. GoPro ...
Unlike airplane and helicopter manuals that give pilots a thorough understanding of their aircraft, its capabilities, and both normal and emergency operation procedures, most unmanned aircraft are sold with comparatively bare-bones documentation, their inner workings a mystery to the uninitiated.
Overnight on January 6, militants in Syria launched a massive attack against Russian military facilities, including the Tartus Naval base and Hmeimin ... The Russian military has taken control of six drones that were sent by militants, another seven were shot down by the Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile and ...
drones weighing more than a half a pound must be registered with the Federal Aviation Administration. ... Basil Yap, Unmanned aircraft System Program manager with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, said while the devices are fun to operate, it's important to understand the risks they can ...
The American government's defence department is offering funding to companies that can create a new generation of autonomous bat-like drones powered by lasers. They are particularly interested in "biomimetic" technology, which is a design mimicking real-life biological systems or functions.
A passenger plane taking off from Newcastle International Airport had a near miss when it came dangerously close to a drone. The incident, involving an aircraft with around 400 people onboard, also caused severe disruption with air traffic controllers having to divert all other planes away from the area until ...
The FBI warns people not to fly drones or aircraft downtown through Monday or face violation of federal law. ... Any aircraft, drones included, are prohibited from flying near the venues used during the championship weekend and game day, including Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Centennial Olympic Park and ...
The Dutch engineer behind the idea for circular runways at airports has revealed plans to build a test runway for unmanned delivery drones. ... While small drones will be used to deliver goods direct to your home, larger drone aircraft will be needed to carry goods to out-of-town distribution centres, ...
Russian forces have foiled a drone attack on an airbase in Syria just days after reports that rebel shelling had damaged several planes, activists say. The attempt to bomb the Hmeimim base near the north-western city of Latakia on Saturday was thwarted when unmanned aircraft were shot down, the Syrian ...
... contract to continue developing its unmanned aerial vehicles in Mississippi and Virginia. Local media in Mississippi report that the U.S. Air Force awarded the contract to Aurora Flight sciences, which was bought by Boeing Co. in October. Aurora's twin-engine Orion aircraft can fly for more than 100 hours ...
the Pentagon wants laser-powered bat drones, because we're apparently living in a Black Mirror episode. Earlier this week, the Department of Defense introduced the Defense Enterprise science Initiative, a pilot program dedicated to incentivizing collaboration between university and industry teams "with ...
Russia has started development of a new unmanned strike aircraft in the same general class as the General Atomics Avenger. ... capabilities and this new drone could be a test bed for that platform," Sam Bendett, a researcher specializing in Russian military robotics at the Center for Naval Analyses told The ...
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) -- A drone maker has won a $48 million contract to continue developing its unmanned aerial vehicles in Mississippi and Virginia. Local media in Mississippi report that the U.S. Air Force awarded the contract to Aurora Flight sciences, which was bought by Boeing Co. in October.
Aurora Flight sciences, the Manassas company acquired recently by The Boeing Co. for its innovative work in autonomous flight technologies, said it's won a $48 million Air Force contract to continue developing the Orion unmanned aircraft system. Orion is a medium-altitude, long-endurance, twin-engine ...
Made by a subsidiary of San Diego-based Kratos Defense and Security Solutions, the drone tests military air-to-air missiles. (U.S. Air Force) ... will build the army's advanced subscale aerial drone system, which includes pilotless target aircraft, launchers, ground equipment and spares, Kratos announced ...
The U.S. Air Force wants to continue development of its Orion unmanned aircraft system (UAS). It has awarded Aurora Flight sciences a new, $48 million contract, the new Boeing Company said. Orion is a twin-engine, high performance drone. According to Aurora, it can stay aloft for more than 100 hours at ...
Biologically inspired drones may be seen more often in future UAVs, but it's nothing new. The CIA created a nano-sized drone of their own back in the 1970s. At a time when the government required a miniature listening device, they invented a mechanical bumblebee. Their initial design was too difficult to ...
Biologically inspired drones may be seen more often in future UAVs, but it's nothing new. The CIA created a nano-sized drone of their own back in the 1970s. At a time when the government required a miniature listening device, they invented a mechanical bumblebee. Their initial design was too difficult to ...
US military chiefs are developing huge flying aircraft carriers capable of launching swarms of drones from mid-air. ... A US defence department research agency has fixed a price with two weapons companies to develop the drones, named 'gremlins', and expects to conduct a demonstration of the system ...


 

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