Military

Unmanned fighter to be built in Northern Ireland

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a three-year contract to Spirit Aerosystems to build an unmanned fighter code named “Loyal Wingman” worth £30m. The contract will see a prototype for the unmanned aircraft designed and built at the former Bombardier site in Belfast, Northern Ireland and will support 100 [read more]

Boeing MQ-25 T1 ARS
Military

Boeing tests automated aerial refuelling store

Boeing has successfully completed the first test of its MQ-25 T1 Automated Aerial Refuelling Store. The 2 1/2 hour test flight was conducted in partnership with the US Navy and was designed to test the aerodynamics of the vehicle using the underwing mounted Cobham Aerial Refuelling System (ARS). The Cobham [read more]

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Reviews

In Review: DJI Mavic Mini

The DJI Mavic Mini was introduced as an affordable, yet powerful drone and primarily aimed at those looking for a bit more than the standard holiday photos. One of its big selling points is the weight, at 249grams it doesn’t require you to register with the Civil Aviation Authority or [read more]

CSD Operated Surveillance Drone
News

First private drone surveillance company certified

Belfast based Crowded Space Drones has become the first private company in the UK to be certified for surveillance using drones. The Office of Surveillance Commissioners (OSC) awarded first-ever private sector certificate of compliance of surveillance camera systems and the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 for the use of UAS (drone) [read more]

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News

Gatwick UAS lead to head Counter Drone Unit

Ashley Harvey, Gatwick Airport’s Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Lead is leaving the airport to join UK drone specialist, Crowded Space Drones, as the head of their Counter Drone Unit. Mr Harvey led the team that oversaw the testing and deployment of drone detection systems in the wake of the chaos [read more]

DJI Aeroscope System
Air Safety

Leeds based COPTRZ launches Drone Detection System

Leeds based Commercial Drone provider, COPTRZ, has announced it has launched a Drone Detection system to protect airports. The turnkey solution is in partnership with leading Drone manufacturer DJI using the DJI Aeroscope detection systems which allows an operator to track telemetry data from drones in surrounding airspace of up to [read more]