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]

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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]

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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]

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Air Safety

CAA launches mandatory drone registration scheme

UK aviation regulator, The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today launched its Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme. The online system allows owners and operators of any drone or model aircraft to meet the new regulation that requires anyone responsible for a drone or model aircraft weighing more [read more]