Unmanned aircraft

Leonardo Introduces New M-40 Target Drone

Leonardo Introduces New M-40 Target Drone

Jun 19, 2017 @ 05:50 | The M-40 provides medium-to-high performance at a cost comparable with entry-level competing target drones Leonardo’s Mirach-family drones are the standard threat simulators of Armed Forces around the world including France, Italy and the UK A number of design enhancements, such as the removal of all pyrotechnics, mean that the […]

Unmanned  Aircraft Traffic Management

Unmanned Aircraft Traffic Management

Jun 9, 2017 @ 14:03 | Two unmanned aircraft, designed and flown by Project Wing, travel on nearby flight paths thanks to traffic-management software that allows them to share airspace safely. These flights in Blacksburg were part of a national NASA campaign to research unmanned traffic management; the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership was one […]

Drones That Can Stay Aloft For Five Days

Drones That Can Stay Aloft For Five Days

Jun 7, 2017 @ 07:40 | By Jennifer Chu | MIT News | MIT Engineers designs a new autonomous aircraft Drone that could provide communication support in disaster zones. In the event of a natural disaster that disrupts phone and Internet systems over a wide area, autonomous aircraft could potentially hover over affected regions, carrying communications payloads that […]

NASA Drone Traffic Management Tests Take Off in Reno

NASA Drone Traffic Management Tests Take Off in Reno

May 29, 2017 @ 13:02 | NASA and its partners are in the midst of testing the next, more complex version of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Drone Traffic Management (UTM) technologies with live, remotely-operated aircraft, or drones, at six different sites around the nation. The three-week campaign, known as Technology Capability Level 2 (TCL2) […]