Category UAV

A Hybrid UAV, the X PlusOne by xCraft: A Quadcopter Plus a Flying Wing

Avaialble on the Kickstarter site at: Drones seem to be everywhere. The problem is that the vast majority of them are multi-rotors and they excel at one thing: hovering. Hovering solves one side of the problem, but when shooting a fast subject you need speed. Without compromising precision hovering capabilities we created something fast. […]

Swiss Company to Launch Robotic Mini-Shuttle in 2017

By Rob Coppinger, Contributor | – 4 hrs ago LONDON — A Swiss company has unveiled an ambitious plan to build a privately built robotic rocket plane by 2017 in order launch satellites into orbit. The company Swiss Space Systems (S3) plans to loft the unmanned suborbital shuttle from the back of an Airbus A300 jetliner to serve as a commercial satellite […]

Domestic Drones Stir Imaginations, and Concerns Drones: A Booming Business?: Unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, may soon become commercialized. In Grand Forks, N.D., people are preparing for a coming boom in drones-related business. Benjamin Trapnell, a professor at the University of North Dakota, mounting a video camera to an unmanned aerial vehicle.To the pilot’s right, a sensor operator was […]

Rise of Drones in U.S. Drives Efforts to Limit Police Use

Drones are becoming a darling of law enforcement authorities across the country. But they have given rise to fears of government surveillance, in many cases even before they take to the skies. And that has prompted local and state lawmakers from Seattle to Tallahassee to outline how they can be used by police or to ground […]

Boeing, ADASI Sign Teaming Agreement for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 18, 2013 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments Company (ADASI), a Tawazun subsidiary, today signed a teaming agreement for the two companies to address the growing Middle East market for unmanned systems. Speaking at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, company representatives […]

Boeing liquid hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye unmanned aircraft system

High-Altitude, Long-Endurance aircraft also receives software upgrades These images are available for editorial use by news media. ST. LOUIS, Feb. 7, 2013 — Boeing’s [NYSE: BA] liquid hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye unmanned aircraft system has completed taxi testing at Edwards Air Force Base in California as it progresses toward its second flight. During the testing, which occurred […]

Dassault’s nEUROn Makes Its Maiden Flight Stealth Technology UAS Demonstrator To Undergo Testing Until 2014

With a length of 30 feet, a wingspan of 41 feet and an empty weight of 5 tons, the aircraft is powered by a Rolls-Royce Turbomeca “Adour” engine. The nEUROn will continue to undergo testing in France until 2014, at which time it will be sent to Vidsel in Sweden for a series of operational […]