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UAVOS successfully tests modified high-altitude drone

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UAVOS has announced the completion of a successful test flight of its modified ApusDuo solar-powered high-altitude platform system (HAPS). ApusDuo’s design has been modified to increase reliability and decrease overall weight. Improvements include an increased wingspan and better control algorithms that reduce power consumption. The modified prototype comes with a wingspan of 28 meters and a payload capacity of 8kg and is designed to act as a telecommunications platform, delivering global connectivity. UAVOS CEO, Aliaksei Stratsilatau, said: “UAVOS demonstrated a flight of ApusDuo aircraft with a wingspan of 9000m in August 2018. “Following lower-altitude test flights and other preoperational activities,
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UAVOS introduces LiDAR Mapping UAV at Las Vegas show

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UAVOS has announced the unique UVH-25EL unmanned helicopter, specially designed for commercial industries and data capturing applications using LiDAR system as an all-in-one 3D mapping device. Fully automatic, compact and lightweight the UVH -25EL is equipped with an electric engine unit and features a flight endurance of up to 1.5 hours when mounted with a payload of 5 kg. UAVOS describes the UVH-25EL as an ideal platform for highly accurate Light Distance and Ranging (LiDAR) sensing capabilities with integrated high resolution cameras, dramatically increasing the precision, efficiency and cost effectiveness of surveying and 3D mapping. Aliaksei Stratsilatau, UAVOS CEO, said:
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Car maker Lexus unveils futuristic luggage-carrying drone

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Lexus has unveiled the first look at a futuristic drone designed to carry your luggage onboard its new electric car concept. As part of the reveal of the LF-30 electrified concept car, Lexus teased the Lexus Airporter, an autonomous drone that will assist the owners of its space-age car. A statement read: “Autonomous driving and drone support vehicle technologies look ahead to 2030 and the greatly expanded value vehicles will be able to offer.” https://vimeo.com/368000421 The reveal of the Lexus Airporter follows Ford patenting a “vehicle-integrated drone” that would automatically deploy from cars and trucks in the event of an
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AirMap and Raytheon partner to improve drone integration and safety with air traffic controllers

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AirMap and Raytheon have partnered to integrate AirMap’s unmanned aerial systems montoring capabilities into a prototype of Raytheon’s air traffic controller workstation. AirMap, a leading airspace intelligence platform for drones, and Raytheon Company unveiled a virtual demonstration of the integration this past weekend at the Air Traffic Control Association’s 2019 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. The UAS monitor has been integrated into Raytheon’s next-generation workstation known as Multi-platform ATC Re-hosting Solution, or MARS. The MARS display now offers air traffic controllers real time remote identification, airspace authorization and dynamic geofencing, improving the safety of drone integration. Raytheon intelligence, information and
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AeroVironment expands small UAS product line with Puma LE launch

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AeroVironment has launched the Puma LE (Long Endurance), the next generation in its Puma All Environment small UAS product line. The company says Puma LE builds on the combat-proven Puma AE legacy with new capabilities which include increased range and expanded payload capacity. With the integrated Mantis i45 gimbaled EO/IR sensor and NVG-visible laser illuminator, AeroVironment says the Puma LE provides the warfighter with superior imagery for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) during day, night and low-light operations on land and in maritime environments. Delivering Group 2 capabilities in a Group 1 footprint, the aircraft weighs only 22.5 pounds (10.4
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Anduril Industries launches counter-drone system

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Anduril Industries has released the Interceptor drone as part of the Lattice AI cUAS (counter Unmanned Aerial System) solution. Developers say its aim is to detect and interdict unmanned aircraft or autonomous drone systems. This system uses Anduril technology to what it describes as the “increasingly critical counter-drone mission”, in order to provide an additional dimension of force protection for military personnel and installations or critical infrastructure. Whether seamlessly integrated with Lattice AI or manually cued, a human operator can verify targets and launch Interceptor drones to kill rotary or fixed-wing threats autonomously in any environment, day or night. Brian
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