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Category: Drones

IAI invests in counter-UAS technologies

Israel Aerospace Industries has announced that it is entering into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi-based military contractor EDGE to deliver a cutting-edge counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS). IAI will be working closely alongside EDGE’s subsidiary SIGN4L, which specialises in electronic warfare, to manufacture the systems. It is expected that the C-UAS will include

FAA to begin testing drone detection technologies in shared airspaces

The US Federal Aviation Administration will begin testing new technologies that detect unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in shared airspaces from later this year. The regulator has chosen five airports to host the initial tests, which form part of the FAA’s Airport Unmanned Aircraft Systems Detection and Mitigation Research Program. The program will include testing at

Landmark pop-up flying car airport to be built in UK

The world’s first pop-up mobile airport for eVTOL vehicles and drones is set to open its doors in Coventry, UK, by November this year. Korean car manufacturer Hyundai and British company Urban-Air Port have teamed up for the project, which hopes to see similar small, demountable airports specifically catering to electric cars, air taxis and

Comment: Reduce drone noise pollution by factoring in humans at the design stage

Acoustic engineering professor Antonio J Torija Martinez shares his research on drone noise pollution, and how to reduce such noise moving forward, in this cross-posting with The Conversation. These days almost everyone has either flown a drone or listened to the nasty whining sound they produce. Although small drones (up to 20 kilograms) are about

UAE set to purchase 50 F-35 jets and drones from US

The United Arab Emirates has reportedly signed a deal with the US to purchase 50 F-35 fighter jets, as well as up to 18 armed drones. The deal is said to have been signed just one hour before President Joe Biden was sworn into office, according to sources close to the matter. President Biden has

Volansi to expand drone presence in Australia after Quickstep deal

US-based drone logistics company Volanski has signed a deal with Australian carbon fibre composites manufacturer Quickstep to expand its presence in the Australian commercial and defence drone market. The memorandum of understanding will also include a commitment to discuss proposals for Volansi to use Quickstep’s AeroQure manufacturing process to create drones. Quickstep employs more than


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