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A new medium-sized unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) can lift and transport a payload of over 90 kg. The Dauntless UAV is manufactured by Mobile...
uav battery

The next phase of drone deployment that will support longer flights and heavier payloads will need improved power solutions. Drone endurance has become a...

Odysseus is a solar-powered high-altitude and long-endurance autonomous aircraft, utilizing advanced solar cell technology and lightweight materials allowing it to remain on station indefinitely,...

By Arie Egozi The Israeli Air Force wants to receive the new KC-46 A tanker aircraft as early as possible and is even checking the...
diamonds

Various models of drones have the same weak point: their battery. They are capable of flying for only around 15 minutes at a time...
propulsion system

Most drones are small in size, typically large enough to serve as cool cameras or occasionally deliver packages. The US military wants to be...
bladeless drone

The exposed propellers found on many unmanned aircraft systems pose substantial hazards. People can easily cut themselves on the sharp, exposed motors. Bladeless drones...
drone inspection

Offshore wind turbines have been inspected by drones. Rhode Island-based Deepwater Wind has recently authorized deployments of drone technology to capture high-resolution data of...
power grid

The combination of UAVs, machine learning, and automated image processing technologies can help electric utilities inspect power installations and make informed decisions. A new...
rocket propulsion

This is the next big thing in rocket propulsion. An Israeli company is developing a gel-based propellant that will change the way rockets and...
drone

A Philippine inventor flew and hovered for some 10 minutes in a single-passenger contraption powered by the “multicopter” technology commonly used in small unmanned...
self-charging drones

Disrupting drone mid-flight for recharge may soon become a thing of the past. An American company with an engineering center in Russia has developed...
solar-electric

As more and more advantages of renewable energy are being taken into account in the field of aerial transportation, a new environmentally-friendly autopilot aircraft...

Refueling aircraft during a mission in order to extend their range has always been a challenge. A new unmanned carrier-based tanker aircraft will help...
drone ambulance

An innovative project could save lives. A self-piloting drone ambulance that could carry a single person for up to 150km at a maximum speed...
batteries

With more people using battery packs, such as those in drones, cameras, or simply power bricks to charge the many devices we own, it’s...

Smart clothes technology enters the field of search and rescue. The US Homeland Security Department (DHS) is looking to outfit first responders with uniforms...

Soldier augmentation has become another field in the competition between the Russian and the US military forces. Russia has been accelerating the development of...

Aircraft that can take off and land directly without the need for a runway – such as helicopters and quadcopters – are attractive for...

The Zephyr spy drone has extended the record for the longest flight within the Earth’s atmosphere to 25 days, two-thirds more than the previous...

China is pursuing a solar-electric, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) development program called Qi Mingxing (Venus). According to a report by the Chinese aviation...

While the entire drone industry has been laser-focused on how drones can improve established commercial industries, the feasibility of indefinitely operational drones opens the...

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