UAVs

Japan Airlines invests into eVTOL development through Volocopter

Japan Airlines (JAL) has signed an agreement with Volocopter after entering a Memorandum of Understanding with Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance (MSI) to promote and develop urban air mobility for passenger and goods transportation in Japan....


IAI introduces helicopter drones to manage wide-area surveillance

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) introduced an unmanned helicopter unit designed to perform a wide array of surveillance and monitoring tasks for large areas....


Loyal wingmen: the cyberpunk future of aerial warfare

A swarm of small, fast, cockpitless fighter jets are flying in a tight circle around an F-22 Raptor, reacting to its every move, waiting for a command. They will scout ahead, attack or sacrifice themselves if needed, relying on their superhuman reaction time and precision to execute manoeuvres that human pilots would never manage to do. This is the way many nations envision the air combat of the future. But why?...


Top 10 combat drones of 2020

Forget your fighter jets and stealth bombers, decommission your ground attack aircraft; lay off your pilots and, with a gentle touch of a command console, switch to autonomous mode. We need as little interference from squishy human beings as possible, because unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is where the future of aerial warfare is!...


Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)/how does it work?

In a recent couple of years (UAVs) have amply demonstrated their value and attractiveness with a wide range of applications includes inspection, maintenance, and repair in the aviation world, UAVs are...


Opinion: how to build a plane that never needs to land

The launch of the Zephyr aircraft by Airbus could mark the start of a new era of continuous flight. What made this possible was a series of breakthroughs in lightweight materials, solar power and batteries, and autonomous navigation. These advances have come together to create planes that can fly day and night without intervention, potentially for months at a time....


Aerial power line inspection in Romania

In a world where everything is going airborne, it only makes sense to take that technology to the power line inspection industry. The vast majority of power line inspections are still being done by foot, which provides a time-consuming, costly, and limited view of power lines. Mantas Vaskela, the CEO for Laserpas, a company that provides solutions for aerial power line inspections, will be discussing solutions to crucial issues at Commercial UAV...


Lockheed Martin launches multiple UAV control software

On February 20, 2018, Lockheed Martin announced the launch of VCSi, a new vehicle control software that enables operators to simultaneously control dozens of unmanned vehicles and conduct information, surveillance and reconaissance missions....


How drones are being used in Zanzibar’s fight against malaria

Both it and mainland Tanzania have fought a long, well documented battle with malaria. Now epidemiologists and public health managers are looking to complement indoor-based nets and spraying with outdoor based solutions. In effect, they’re taking the battle to mosquitoes. And drones are a crucial part of their armoury....


Drones are taking to the skies above Africa to map land ownership

Mapping land boundaries is an important way to boost a country’s economic growth and development. It contributes towards better security of land ownership, allows land owners to get bank loans and helps governments to tax owners correctly....