06/11/2013, The Sky Sentinel UAV could be the next eye in the sky.
01/30/2013, Here is a rather large – and shall I say, expensive, accessory for your GoPro devices, where it will come in the form of the LA100 Flying UAV Drone. Touted to be the first fully autonomous UAV drone aircraft in the world, it has been specially built so that it will fly around (within range of the controls and power of course) the perimeter of your choice, shooting still images […]
11/23/2012, If you are a photographer who is looking to up your game, then you might have been toying around with the idea of capturing images from different angles – and with the help of the LA100 automatic micro UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle), that is not too hard to do. Lehmann Aviation of France is the one behind the LA100 fully automatic UAV which was specially designed to tote around a […]
08/10/2012, Silent Falcon UAS Technologies officially announced the Silent Falcon solar electric unmanned aerial system (UAS) at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) conference in Las Vegas early this week. Silent Falcon is the result of the company’s collaboration with Bye Aerospace to build a small tactical UAS that’s portable for long-range intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. The Silent Falcon uses thin film photo voltaic (TFPV) solar energy collection and […]
07/17/2012, Contrary to the Vigilus UAV from MBDA that we covered last week, this entirely different UAV is built for peace and will be released to the masses soon. A company called Rotary Robotics is now working on a project called Drones for Peace. The project aims to develop a $100 drone for aerial photography. The prototype drone can reportedly fly with speeds up to 20 to 30 knots. But due […]
07/11/2012, Missile developer and manufacturer MBDA introduced an entirely different UAV missile system concept this week at the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow. It is called Vigilus, and MBDA hopes to have the system ready and working by 2030. Vigilus is a promising scout missile system that could very well pave the way for future strike weapons. The system hopes to provide UAVs with a close air support capability in the battlefield. […]
07/09/2012, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have been doing their bit to help save lives in the military for some time already – where pilotless vehicles ply routes in the air over battlefields in order to scout the enemies’ area as well as make strategic strikes against their high profile targets. Enter this particular futuristic robot plane which is capable of taking off, make a decent landing, and even avoid bad weather […]
04/15/2012, Researchers over at the Utah State University have been busy sending slingshot-like UAVs into the air, and the AggieAir Flying Circus is the platform of choice. This is a full-service aerial photography lab which comes in the form of an unmanned drone aircraft, where it will be used to map the environment. There are no runways to construct, as it can be launched via bungee. According to Utah Water Research […]
02/16/2012, We normally thing that UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) are normally the domain of the military, but Lehmann Aviation (no relation to the failed financial institution, even the name itself has an additional letter) intends to bring UAV flying goodness to families who want to do something different other than flying kites at the park. Enter the LFPV civil UAV, where it retails for $2,352 after conversion (1,790€) while packing in […]
12/28/2011, The military certainly does have their fair share of “big boys toys” to play around with, and the UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) is one of them – so here is one interesting idea that is worth looking into. While we know that most submarines are lurking underneath the seven seas, ready to launch a counterattack in the form of missiles on behalf of their countries, here is a novel idea […]
11/16/2011, Just when you thought that unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs for short) being used in the battlefield is the next best thing since sliced bread, considering the ‘pilot’ needs not head out to the battlefield and risk his life, along comes the report of the first known friendly-fire deaths from a drone airstrike to dampen whatever enthusiasm you have. Well, the US military definitely wants to learn from this painful lesson, […]
11/14/2011, When we talk about drones, most of the time we think of the Predator – this huge winged beast the flies like a remote controlled plane, making war seem more like a video game compared to the visceral air experience that combat pilots of both World Wars had to go through. Well, it seems as though the wonders of miniaturization has struck again, this time around with the SQ-4 nanodrone […]
10/13/2011, A Remora is a fish that attaches itself onto larger marine life, such as sharks, dugongs, manta rays, and whales, and this is precisely why this unmanned air vehicle (UAV) has been named such.
08/21/2011, Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that carry weapons are not just meant for the baddies in the war zone – they will soon see action in local airspace, although the form of the UAV would be very different from the models that you see in the theater of war. We’re talking about the ShadowHawk helicopters that pack personal stun guns, 12-gauge shotguns and even grenade launchers. Measuring a good 7′ in […]