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Welsh drones challenge our limits. Andy Whale, Chief Engineer

“That’s not gonna fly”. It’s often something you hear when things seem impossible. It’s definitely what most people thought when we were asked to get high-speed broadband to the tiny village of Pontfadog – deep in the heart of rural North Wales. Skip forward a few months and we’d already engineered a link to the […]

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QinetiQ emulates drone threat for Royal Canadian Navy

QinetiQ Target Systems (QTS) has introduced a new service to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) by emulating the threat posed to large naval vessels by small multi-rotor drones. The live demonstration was carried out in November 2017 from a Halifax-class frigate under the C$8.5M Unmanned Targets Repair, Overhaul and Engineering contract, awarded to QTS in […]

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World first ASME code inspection at a US nuclear plant

Cyberhawk Innovations, a market leader in inspection and survey using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), has completed another world first for the drone industry, this time in the nuclear energy sector. Cyberhawk inspected two concrete PWR containment domes for American Electric Power at the Cook Nuclear Plant, located along Lake Michigan’s eastern shoreline. Although drones have […]

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Chinese hybrid multirotor makes 100km China Bohai Sea crossing.

Two multirotor drones powered by Hybrid system successfully crossed the 62 miles (100 km) China Bohai Sea, from Shandong Yantai to Dalian Lushun Port, one non-stop flight of 2 hours 55 minutes. The world’s longest electric driven multirotor sea flight record was created. This 8.8 lbs (4 kg) hybrid heart provided power for extremely long […]

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Government investment in aerospace R&D announced at ATI Conference 2017

Following the launch of the Industrial Strategy White Paper, Business Secretary Greg Clark has today announced £53.7m of funding for seven R&D projects to grow innovation in the aerospace sector.  This is part of government’s work with industry through the Aerospace Growth Partnership (AGP) to tackle barriers to growth, boost exports and grow high value […]

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