Tag Archives: UAV

This Is XQ-58A Valkyrie UAV, The ‘Loyal Wingman’ To Fighter Jets

You know how some sci-fi and/or apocalyptic movies sometimes depicted unmanned fighter jets going out to take on the enemies? Well, that, my friends, is about to come true. And mind you, we are not talking about the current drones which are mostly use for reconnaissance and maybe drop a guided missile or two. We are talking about full-fledged unmanned, jet-powered fighter jets. We are talking about the experimental XQ-58A Valkyrie Unmanned Fighter Jet. Continue reading This Is XQ-58A Valkyrie UAV, The ‘Loyal Wingman’ To Fighter Jets

Yikes. Maker Of AK-47 Assault Rifle Revealed Kamikaze Drone

Drones that kill are nothing new, but one that reminds the world of the horrific images of Japanese’s WWII warplanes doing Kamikaze run is disturbingly new. Such was what maker of AK-47 assault rifle, Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov, has unveiled. Jointly developed by Kalashnikov and Russian UAV specialist ZALA AERO, this unmanned combat aerial system called KYB-UAV was unveiled at the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) in UAE, late last month. Continue reading Yikes. Maker Of AK-47 Assault Rifle Revealed Kamikaze Drone

This Is Airshadow, Drone Volt’s New, RTF Professional Mini Drone

This is Airshadow Ready-To-Fly Professional Mini Drone from French drone maker, Drone Volt. We think it might be an answer to DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise, but the unlike DJI’s, Airshadow is designed from the ground up as a professional drone for use in surveillance, recognition, inspection, and search and rescue operations. Not surprisingly, really, because these guys have been making commercial-grade drones since 2011. Continue reading This Is Airshadow, Drone Volt’s New, RTF Professional Mini Drone

Russia’s Giant Drone Lifted 220 LBS, Wrote A New World Record

Now, here’s a drone that blurs the line between an aircraft and an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). It is called SKYF Cargo, a purposed built cargo drone that is now staking claim as Guinness World Record for the heaviest weight to be lifted by a remote-controlled multicopter. Built by Russian drone maker SKYF Technology, this drone so enormous that dwarfs every other non-military drones out there. Moreover, what makes this heavy-lifting drone ticks is very unique. Continue reading Russia’s Giant Drone Lifted 220 LBS, Wrote A New World Record

University Develop Incredible Drone That Changes Shape And Size On-The-Fly

Drones are suited for search and rescue operations, but they will be even better if they can pass through small openings to explore, say for example, damaged buildings. Instead of making drones smaller, which will inadvertently limit their functionality, JSK Lab at University of Tokyo proposes a segmented flying robot called DRAGON, and today, we learned that University of Zurich has one up that with a less creepy and very, very impressive drone. Continue reading University Develop Incredible Drone That Changes Shape And Size On-The-Fly

This Drone Splits Into Four To Rescue People Trapped In High Rise Fires

As the population in city centers grow, buildings become taller in order to accommodate more people in the same square area. In times of emergency, such as an outbreak of fire, towering skyscrapers present a new challenge for first responder like fire fighters. Fighting fire is one thing; retrieving people trapped in high rise buildings that are beyond the reach of fireman ladder is another major issue. Enters Net Guard UAV Concept. Continue reading This Drone Splits Into Four To Rescue People Trapped In High Rise Fires

Abris DG FLIRT Drone Is One Flirt Mapping Professionals Would Love

Despite its rather suggestive acronym, the Abris DG FLIRT is not out there to tease anyone. FLIRT is short for FLying Intelligent Robotic Tool and it is a new professional tool for aerial mapping and other remote sensing applications. FLIRT stands out as one unmanned aerial vehicle that is capable of capturing well-aligned images even in strong crosswinds. Abris DG has a video of it in action to show off what FLIRT can do and in it, you certainly won’t find it winking, or seducing anyone, except for professionals who are eager in getting the most accurate mapping possible. Continue reading Abris DG FLIRT Drone Is One Flirt Mapping Professionals Would Love

In China, Dove Surveillance Drone Is Watching From The Sky Above

Drones that mimic real bird flight aren’t new. Festo has done it, so did Netherlands’ Clear Flight Solutions and several others, but China is the first to put such biomimicry into operation. China is fast solidifying itself as the pioneer in surveillance. Previously, we have reported on the smart glasses used by police to identify fugitives at crowded train stations, and now, it is this rather realistic dove that is doing the surveillance from up above. Continue reading In China, Dove Surveillance Drone Is Watching From The Sky Above

AT&T Flying COW Brings Cell Services To Disaster-hit Areas In Puerto Rico

When disaster strikes, communication is as important as basics like water and power. The importance of communication cannot be overstated and understanding this, U.S. telecommunication giant AT&T has a drone helicopter, aptly called Flying COW (Cell on Wings), that will serve to provide temporarily cell services, including data, voice and text. The unmanned heli is an experimental technology currently deployed in Puerto Rico after the Caribbean Sea island state was swept by Category 5 Hurricane Maria, the worst natural disaster to hit the Dominica. Continue reading AT&T Flying COW Brings Cell Services To Disaster-hit Areas In Puerto Rico

DHL’s Third Parcelcopter Is Tilt-rotor, Docks At Special Packstations

Remember the DHL Parcelcopter 2.0? Yeah. That drone that was trialled for delivery of medicine to Island of Juist in 2014. Well, as it turns out. DHL has made a lot of headway into autonomous delivery since then. In early 2016, DHL has already trialling the third iteration of the Parcelcopter, the Parcelcopter 3.0, but instead of over waters, it now flies within the mountainous region of Reit Im Winkl and it was quadcopter no more. Parcelcopter 3.0, as you can see in the image above, is a tilt rotor VTOL drone much like the V-22 Osprey. Continue reading DHL’s Third Parcelcopter Is Tilt-rotor, Docks At Special Packstations