UAV

Easy Aerial launches ultra-portable UAV ground station

Easy Aerial, a provider of autonomous drone-in-a-box solutions, has launched a new line of ultra-portable models of its aerial vehicle (UAV) ground stations

Heathrow and Vertical look into eVTOL tie-up

Aerospace and technology company Vertical is collaborating with Heathrow Airport to explore how its VA-X4 eVTOL could operate from the hub

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Vertical limits – BlueBird Aero Systems and VTOL technology

Militaries worldwide are moving to the adoption of fixed-wing vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial systems capabilities Joe Charlaff speaks with BlueBird Aero Systems on emerging trends

USAF contracts Exosonic to develop ‘Red Air’ supersonic UAV

Exosonic has been awarded a Direct to Phase II Small Business Innovation Research contract by the USAF to develop a low boom supersonic UAV demonstrator that could be used to support adversary air training operations

Applied Aeronautics reveals latest UAV

Applied Aeronautics has revealed its latest Albatross UAV aircraft featuring Iris Automation’s advanced detect-and-avoid Casia solution

Royal Mail trials drone deliveries in Orkney

The UK’s Royal Mail is trialling scheduled, autonomous UAV delivery flights in Scotland’s Orkney Islands

Drone night flights authorised

A new authorisation has made it easier for United States-based pilots to operate their drones at night and in a wider range of locations

Inmarsat looks to unlock the sky for UAVs

ATM discusses the evolution of UAV communications with Inmarsat.

MQ-25A refuels F-35C in-flight for the first time

Boeing’s MQ-25A Stingray test asset marked yet another milestone on September 13, when the platform completed its first aerial refuelling of a US Navy-operated Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighter

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Kratos goes public with Air Wolf jet-powered drone

San Diego-based drone-maker, Kratos, is developing a small, jet-powered drone that manned aircraft would be able to launch mid-flight in order to extend their sensor and, potentially, weapons range