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You can thank this Predator drone for capturing NASA’s incredible Orion splashdown

You can thank this Predator drone for capturing NASA’s incredible Orion splashdown
By Brian Fung Forty years ago, this is what a spacecraft splashdown looked like. Today, it looks more like this. (NASA) And this. (NASA) That’s partly due to improved camera technology, of course. We now get crisper images and better frame rates. But…

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Arcturus UAV Upgrades the JUMP15 VTOL UAV

Arcturus UAV Upgrades the JUMP15 VTOL UAV
Today Arcturus UAV announced major upgrades to their JUMP™15 Fixed Wing VTOL UAV. The JUMP 15 has been fitted with a completely new wing, designed specifically to maximize endurance and efficiency in JUMP CONOPS. Arcturus has also converted the JUMP…

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KXL’s newest ‘reporter’ has sky-high aims, tends to ‘drone’ on and on

KXL’s newest ‘reporter’ has sky-high aims, tends to ‘drone’ on and on
Andy Giegerich A local radio station will take to the skies in an effort to boost its news coverage. Alpha Media Portland and FM News 101 KXL announced Monday they’ve entered an exclusive partnership with Aerial Technology International. The agreement calls…

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South African Civil Aviation Authority releases proposed CAR amendments for RPAS

South African Civil Aviation Authority releases proposed CAR amendments for RPAS
Sensible conditions and language familiar to aviation professionals the proposed SACAA amendments to Civil Air Regulations make for interesting reading. I especially like the reference to the kinetic energy of the platform. A very sensible way of deciding whats safe…

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Navy taps new Fire Scout helicopter drone

Navy taps new Fire Scout helicopter drone
By Allison Barrie The latest Fire Scout helicopter is better, faster and stronger with twice the stamina for missions. Even more impressively – it flies by itself. Earlier this week Northrop Grumman delivered the first operational MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter…

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