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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is continuing the development of its Air Hopper VTOL UAS platform, having recently completed a proof of concept demonstration to Israeli defence and military officials. The Air Hopper simulated the carrying of a seriously-wounded soldier to an evacuation point for life-saving treatment, airborne monitoring of vital …

UltiSat has received a contract from the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center to support Global Hawk communications for NASA’s Airborne Science programme, the company announced on 16 October. The contract will see the company provide commercial Ku-band satellite capacity with coverage of the continental US, Atlantic and Pacific areas of operation. During atmospheric research operations, …
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Non-destructive inspection of engineering equipment, products and installations has always received support from inventors through offering remote vision gadgets / instruments that help in close and detailed examination of the object under inspection. Almost 100 years back, first industrial borescope was invented (in 1921) which allowed inspectors to examine places that were otherwise inaccessible or …
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UAV mapping projects require reliable, repeatable accuracy before they can be used and trusted by professional clients. The most common method of achieving this has been placing ground control points (GCPs) which must be spread across the entire site. Whether traditional surveyed targets or the various smart GCPs with built-in GPS, GCPs require site access …
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The unprecedented waiver granted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to allow CNN to fly a small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) over crowds represents an important milestone for the future use of commercial drones. The waiver applies to the provision of the federal regulations for commercial operations of small UAS, known as Part 107, that …
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