Tag Archives: UAV

DA #5: LIVE from Aero India 2017 – Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) industry in India with David Willems of UMS Skeldar

We are LIVE from Aero India 2017 at Bengaluru, India. In this episode, I discuss on the Indian Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Industry with David Willems of UMS Skeldar. You can stream using the player above or download the mp3 to your computer or handheld devices. Download this episode (right click and save) Memorandum of Understanding signed between 3F Advanced Systems ...

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DA #4: A Glimpse into the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Industry with David Willems of UMS Skeldar

In this episode I interview David Willems from Switzerland, he is the Business Development Director at UMS Skeldar. We discuss on Systems, Customers, ethical issues behind Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Industry etc. You can stream this episode or download it to your computer or handheld devices. Right-click here to download the MP3. UMS Skeldar is a world leader in the design ...

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Sikorsky develops unmanned UH-60 Black Hawk

In development since 2007, Sikorsky recently acknowledge the existence of an unmanned version of UH-60 Black Hawk. According to Sikorsky the helicopter will be able to carry autonomous missions without having a pilot on board. The helicopter could be deployed as early as 2015. “The ability for the pilot to leave the cockpit for potentially dull and dangerous missions significantly ...

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Iran Claims Shooting Down 2 hand-launched RQ-11 Raven UAVs

Iran on January 2nd announced that it had shot down two US Army AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven in the span of 15 months. Iran however failed to provide any proof to the claims. Iran has in the past claimed to have hunted down a few U.S drones, showing detailed images of the alleged accomplishments. “The army’s air defense shot down two ...

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Conquering the UAV Human Machine Interface

The pace of change within the field of Unmanned Aerial Systems is simply staggering. From relative obscurity in the 1990’s, there are now over 260 UAV variants flying or in development from over 50 countries. Whole new classes of aircraft have emerged: SUAS, TUAS, MALE, HALE, LEMV and UCAS, and capabilities stretch to 7 days airborne, 70,000+ feet and 3,000+ ...

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Lockheed Martin Unveils Samarai Flyer

With UAVs taking all shapes and sizes in recent years, Lockheed Martin has been working which is based on a monocopter platform. Lockheed Martin calls it Samarai Flyer and was unveiled for the first time publically on August 16th, 2011 at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International conference. Technically a monocopter is like a helicopter, except that the entire ...

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Northrop Grumman offers MQ-4C Global Hawk to Indian Navy

Northrop Grumman has responded to Indian’s Navy tender for HALE (High Altitude Long Endurance) UAV. The tender was announced on 20th October 2010 which mentions neither the number of units to be purchase nor the value of the tender (Tender Ref. No: AH/8051/HALE). It is also not clear as yet which other manufacturer has responded to the tender but India ...

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