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Feb 26, 2019

Boeing Will Unveil This ‘Loyal Wingman’ Combat Drone For Australia’s Air Force Tomorrow (Updated)

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Boeing reportedly developed the all-new stealthy drone specifically for the Australians as part of a classified program.

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Feb 19, 2019

The British Military Is Working on Anti-Aircraft Drone Swarms

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A swarm of 150 drones buzzed over Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine’s head during this year’s Super Bowl half time show, spelling out the words “One Love.”

It was a dazzling display of drone technology — and military developers in the United States and United Kingdom are increasingly interested in using something similar, but with a very different goal in mind: to surround enemy aircraft, confusing them and forcing them out of the sky.

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Feb 17, 2019

These Tree-Planting Drones Are About To Start An Entire Forest From The Sky

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Villages have spent years replanting mangroves along the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar. Now their work will go much faster, with some help from above.

“We are now racing against time to rebuild the green shield in order to protect the most vulnerable people.” [Photo: BioCarbon Engineering].

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Feb 14, 2019

This Giant Cargo Drone Can Carry 500 Pound Pods Hundreds of Miles

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A hybrid powertrain could give it a range of 300 miles.

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Feb 12, 2019

FAA will require drones to display registration numbers externally

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You have until February 23rd to mark the number on the outside of your drone.

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Feb 6, 2019

Here’s the Army’s now-patented EMP rifle attachment for taking out small drones

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A U.S. Army engineer’s idea to turn the standard M4 rifle into an electromagnetic pulse gun recently got the nod from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

James E. Burke, electronics engineer at the U.S. Army’s Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, received U.S. patent 10,180,309 on Tuesday, giving the Army intellectual property protections on Burke’s “Electromagnetic Pulse Transmitter Muzzle Adapter.”

This invention would enable a single soldier in a ground unit to destroy enemy electronics, such as small drones or improvised explosive devices, by attaching a special blank-firing adapter to their rifle’s muzzle, then firing a shot.

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Feb 6, 2019

AlphaPilot AI Drone Innovation Challenge

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Register now! We’re calling on the world’s greatest minds to achieve a new milestone for the future of artificial intelligence and autonomous flight.

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Feb 5, 2019

Penny-Sized Ionocraft Flies With No Moving Parts

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The development of utility fog just took a significant step forward. The projected size for miniaturization is mm size. With increased nanofabrication should come sub-millimeter.

Absolutely no moving parts, either.

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Feb 3, 2019

The US Army Is Equipping Soldiers With Pocket-Sized Recon Drones

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The U.S. Army has placed a $39 million order for tiny reconnaissance drones, small enough to fit in a soldier’s pocket or palm.

The idea behind the drones, which are made by FLIR Systems and look like tiny menacing helicopters, is that soldiers will be able to send them into the sky of the battlefield in order to get a “lethal edge” during combat, according to Business Insider.

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Feb 1, 2019

Outdoor Autonomous Flying of Flying-LASDRA with Onboard Sensing

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A saying from one of my favorite movies is, “Tie two birds together and even though they have four wings they cannot fly.” Can’t say the same about flying drones.

“We perform outdoor autonomous flying experiment of f-LASDRA, constructed with multiple ODAR-8 links connected via cable with each other. Each ODAR-8 can compensate for its own weight, rendering f-LASDRA scalable. Utilizing SCKF with IMU/GNSS-module on each link and inter-link kinematic-constraints, we attain estimation accuracy suitable for stable control (5cm: cf. 1-5m w/ GNSS).”

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