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Germany – National Experimental Test Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The National Experimental Test Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems is a test centre that combines skills and expertise for the development of unmanned aircraft systems. The Test Center facilitates the networking of scientific research and industry for the ongoing development of UAS technologies.Since neither manufacturers, users or the regulatory authorities can investigate and resolve all…

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Civil Drone Authority to regulate unmanned aircraft in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will soon see the establishment of a Civil Drone Authority after Prime Minister Imran Khan’s approval on Saturday.The authority will regulate and control all unmanned aircraft in the country and put in place an institutionalised mechanism for the further growth of the sector. The Authority will be empowered to decide on the licensing,…

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Arcturus UAV Awarded $7 Million Task Order for USSOCOM’s Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems

With a best-in-class operational range of 185 km (115 mi) and 14+ hours of endurance, AeroVironment’s JUMP 20 is the ideal solution for multi-mission operations. AeroVironment, Inc., a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Arcturus UAV, now operating under the AeroVironment brand, was awarded a competitive task order valued…

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Elbit Systems Awarded a $300 Million Contract to Supply Hermes 900 Unmanned Aircraft Systems to a Country in Asia

Hermes 900 UAS in service with the Israeli Air Force Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT, TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems” or “the Company”) announced today that it was awarded an approximately $300 million contract by a country in Asia to provide HermesTM 900 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (“UAS”). The contract will be performed over a period of five years. Under…

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AeroVironment, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Arcturus UAV, Expands Portfolio with Medium Unmanned Aircraft Systems

AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems, today announced it had completed its acquisition of Arcturus UAV, Inc. a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The approximately $405 million transaction was previously announced in a press release on January 13, 2021. The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) selected Arcturus UAV…

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Unmanned Aircraft – Amendments to UAS operator ‘standard permissions’ issued prior to 31 December 2020

General Authorisation which amends the operating conditions of certain small unmanned aircraft permissions issued under the previous regulations, often referred to as a ‘standard permission’ or ‘PFCO’, so that they align with the conditions of the ‘replacement’ operational authorisation that will be issued from 31 December 2020 onwards. The authorisation ensures that the relevant UAS…

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The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Authentication System consortium announced

Atlanta, Georgia downtown aerial view. Connected Places Catapult partners with IoT security start-up, ANGOKA partners and Cranfield University to protect drone communications in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Authentication System (UASAS) project. Connected Places Catapult has partnered with ANGOKA Ltd, a Belfast cybersecurity start-up and Cranfield University in an exciting project to support and protect the…

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $5.8 Million in 33 Unmanned Aircraft System Research Grants to Universities

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced $5.8 million in research, education and training grants to universities that comprise FAA’s Air Transportation Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE). “These universities are making great strides in advancing the Department’s efforts…

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AeroVironment to Acquire Arcturus UAV, Expanding Product Portfolio and Reach into Group 2 and 3 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Segments

AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems, and Arcturus UAV, Inc., a privately-held leading provider of Group 2 and 3 unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and services, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which AeroVironment will acquire Arcturus UAV for a total purchase price of $405 million, including…

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