India's indigenous Rustom-II UAV completes maiden flight - IHS Jane's 360

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India's indigenous Rustom-II UAVcompletes maiden flight
IHS Jane's 360
India's locally developed Rustom-II medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (MALE UAV) completed its maiden test flight at the aeronautical test range in Chitradurga, near Bangalore, on 16 November. Official sources told IHS Jane's that ...
DRDO Conducts Successful Maiden Flight of Rustom-II UAVNews18
Rustom-II: DRDO's combat drone, developed on lines of America's ...Financial Express
India's Rustom-II combat UAVcompletes first flight testUPI.com
International Business Times, India Edition -DefenseNews.com
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http://www.janes.com/article/65584/india-s-indigenous-rustom-ii-uav-completes-maiden-flight

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Boeing to Consolidate Defense and Space Sites to Improve Operating Efficiency

http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2016-11-15-Boeing-to-Consolidate-Defense-and-Space-Sites-to-Improve-Operating-Efficiency

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Money Talks as Spain Lifts Ban on Ammunition Supplies to Saudi Arabia... - Sputnik International


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Money Talks as Spain Lifts Ban on Ammunition Supplies to Saudi ...
Sputnik International
In 2015, Riyadh spent €546 million ($588 million) to buy Spanish military equipment, including A330 MRTT tanker aircraft. This was despite the fact that the European Parliament introduced a ban on military support for Saudi Arabia from European Union ...

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https://sputniknews.com/world/201611151047454201-spain-saudi-arabia-weapons/

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Airbus, Ilyushin To Have Boeing As Competitor In Indian MRTT ... - Defenseworld.net

Airbus, Ilyushin To Have Boeing As Competitor In Indian MRTT ...
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The MRTT request for proposal was issued in 2008, and the European consortium, Cassidian (Now Airbus Defence and Space), had bid with its Airbus A330 and was selected over the Russian entry, Il 78. The proposal to buy Airbus MRTT aircraft was sent to ...


www.defenseworld.net/news/17667/Airbus__Ilyushin_To_Have_Boeing_As_Competitor_In_Indian_MRTT_Contest

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China's first aircraft carrier 'combat ready'

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Chinas_first_aircraft_carrier_combat_ready_999.html

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Sukhoi ramps up SSJ 100 deliveries - www.rusaviainsider.com

http://www.rusaviainsider.com/sukhoi-ramps-up-ssj-100-deliveries/

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Sukhoi ramps up SSJ 100 deliveries
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During the first three quarters of the current year Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) has increased the deliveries of Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ 100). According to SCAC report the manufacturer has delivered 16 aircraft compared with nine aircraft ...
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft develops partnership with Interjet - Aviation NewsAviation Tribune
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft delivers first Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft with ...CAPA - Centre for Aviation

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Spain receives its first A400M transport

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/spain-receives-its-first-a400m-transport-431578/

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India's Rustom II makes flight debut

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/indias-rustom-ii-makes-flight-debut-431583/

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AeroVironment Launches Integrated Commercial Information Solution; Unveils Powerfully-Simple Quantix™ Drone and ... - Business Wire (press release)

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161115006203/en/AeroVironment-Launches-Integrated-Commercial-Information-Solution-Unveils

AeroVironment Launches Integrated Commercial Information Solution; Unveils Powerfully-Simple Quantix™ Drone and ...
Business Wire (press release)
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At Drone World Expo – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both military and commercial applications, today launched its new integrated commercial information ...

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AT&T, NASA to build national drone tracking system - Investing.com

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AT&T, NASA to build national drone tracking system
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Although a press release was published a few days ago, news outlets are now reporting that AT&T (NYSE:T) will collaborate with NASA to develop an Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management program to allow agencies to monitor drones. The solution ...

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Leonardo Demonstrates SW-4 'Solo' Unmanned Rotorcraft And Airborne Systems At Unmanned Warrior 2016 - Defenseworld.net

http://www.defenseworld.net/news/17682/Leonardo_Demonstrates_SW_4____Solo____Unmanned_Rotorcraft_And_Airborne_Systems_At_Unmanned_Warrior_2016


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Leonardo Demonstrates SW-4 'Solo' UnmannedRotorcraft And Airborne Systems At UnmannedWarrior 2016
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Leonardo-Finmeccanica has demonstrated its advanced SW-4 'Solo' Rotary Unmanned Air System as well as its airborne sensors such as SAGE electronic warfare and Osprey E-Scan radar systems integrated using its skyISTAR mission management system ...

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Lockheed Martin demonstration shows how helicopters and drones can work in rescue, firefighting environments - Government Security News

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Lockheed Martin demonstration shows how helicopters and drones can work in rescue, firefighting environments
Government Security News
15, 2016 Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) demonstrated for the first time how its suite of optionally-piloted helicopters and small unmanned aerial systems can work together to successfully locate and extinguish fires, pinpoint the location of a missing ...
Lockheed's Robot Helicopters Are So Easy To Fly A 13-Year-Old Could Do ItDaily Caller

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Defense Secretary Hopeful Tom Cotton Wants More B-21s

http://aviationweek.com/awindefense/defense-secretary-hopeful-tom-cotton-wants-more-b-21s

"Maybe we could eliminate the B-52 and just get enough B-21s to replace it, since the B-52 has been around since my grandfather was of fighting age," Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton said Nov. 17 during an event in Washington.

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Trio of UAV incidents reported over London - ATWOnline

http://atwonline.com/safety/trio-uav-incidents-reported-over-london


Trio of UAV incidents reported over London
ATWOnline
Three cases of close encounters between unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and airliners heading for London Heathrow Airport were recorded in three consecutive days in July, according to the UK Airprox Board. Reports filed by flightdeck crew said that, ...

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Elbit unveils ReDrone counter-UAV system - IHS Jane's 360

http://www.janes.com/article/65587/elbit-unveils-redrone-counter-uav-system


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Elbit unveils ReDrone counter-UAV system
IHS Jane's 360
A photograph released by Elbit Systems shows components of its ReDrone counter-UAVsystem. (Elbit Systems). Elbit Systems unveiled on 14 November a new system designed to identify, track, and jam unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that enter restricted ...

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[España] Hasta 22/11/16 esta en fase de Información Pública el Proyecto de R.D. sobre uso civil de "drones"




INFORMACIÓN PÚBLICA DEL PROYECTO DE REAL DECRETO POR EL QUE SE REGULA LA UTILIZACIÓN CIVIL DE LAS AERONAVES PILOTADAS POR CONTROL REMOTO, (FINALIZACIÓN DEL PLAZO DE LA CONSULTA 22/11/2016)


Información pública del proyecto de Real Decreto por el que se regula la utilización civil de las aeronaves pilotadas por control remoto, y se modifica el Real Decreto 552/2014, de 27 de junio, por el que se desarrolla el Reglamento del aire y disposiciones operativas comunes para los servicios y procedimientos de navegación aérea y se modifica el Real Decreto 57/2002, de 18 de enero, por el que se aprueba el Reglamento de Circulación Aérea (finalización del plazo de la consulta 22/11/2016).

Se ruega que las observaciones o comentarios que se deseen realizar sobre este proyecto se hagan llegar a la siguiente dirección de correo electrónico:ciudadano.dgac@fomento.es.



R.D. RPAS 27-10-2016 (470 Kb. pdf)

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Diamond Aircraft Industries offers cost-effective Maritime Patrol Turnkey Solution



Diamond Aircraft Industries, known for the most efficient airplanes in the industry and state-of-the-art remote sensing solutions, puts another Diamond in the sky: the DA42 MPP PANDION, an all in one solution for coastal surveillance.




The fully in-house designed DA42 MPP PANDION comprises a lightweight search radar, an electro-optical and infrared gyro stabilized gimbal camera and a commercial satellite communication system. All components are no ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) ensuring fast worldwide delivery on short notice.

Markus Fischer, Sales Director Special Mission Aircraft, Diamond Aircraft Industries Austria: „The concept of the Pandion is to provide a full maritime airborne solution to a fixed price against illegal fishery and anti-piracy. Equipped with an EO/IR turret, a Beyond-Line-Of-Sight Satcom and a mission management system the DA42MPP is capable operate easily up to 6 hours and 150NM out of the shoreline. Included in the package price is the compact ground station where decision makers receives a full situational overview (live video feed, telemetry data and voice communication) of the situation at sea. The argument airborne surveillance against illegal activities like, piracy, drug smuggling, illegal fishing or environmental pollution is no longer acceptable – it is an excuse to all who do not want to change those circumstances in their countries.”

Diamond Aircraft internally modified both the maritime radar, called NEPTUN, and the BLOS SATCOM (Beyond Line of Sight Satellite Communication), called KOPERNIKUS. The architecture was kept simple and very user friendly to guarantee stable and reliable operation throughout the mission.

Alexander Hauthaler, Technical Director Special Mission Aircraft, Diamond Aircraft Industries Austria: “We have successfully tested Neptun and Kopernikus over the Mediterranean Sea for about 200 hours. Results showed that with implemented AIS and nautical charts together with the radar and camera data it is possible to create a real situation map about current events on the sea.”

Mathias Hutterer, Head of Airborne Sensing Division at Diamond Aircraft Industries Austria: "Our test flights showed that the in-house developed, drop-shaped Neptun radome is perfectly designed for smooth flight operations. The whole PANDION configuration is an extremely efficient tool for sea and coastal surveillance.”

NEPTUN, mounted on the aircraft’s belly, is equipped with an AIS (Automatic Identification System) receiver. It delivers situational overview of the actual ship traffic within a maximum range of 36 nm (66 km). The system offers an additional benefit for the aircraft crew: nautical charts can be uploaded to enable an overlay with the real time processed radar data. The underfloor radom was redesigned, offering best aerodynamic performance to minimize the DA42 MPP’s drag characteristics.

The satellite communication system KOPERNIKUS enables permanent connection with decision makers and crew on ground. It is available for INMARSAT and THURAYA networks and allows working online, emailing, using VoIP, transmitting snapshots from the radar, or streaming live video from the camera.

Diamond Aircraft Industries offers the maritime patrol system as a turnkey solution, enhanced with ground station and training if requested.

About the DA42 MPPThe DA42 MPP is the most capable aircraft in its class with an incredible endurance of up to 12 hours while burning only 6.4 US Gal in total. Powered with state-of-the-art turbocharged jet-fuel engines (AE300 from Austro Engine) capable of using different fuel grades, such as Jet-A, Jet-A1, TS-1, RT or JP-8, it offers ultimate deployment flexibility. Designed as a multi-purpose platform the aircraft is ready to carry various sensors according to specific customer needs. More about Diamond Aircraft’s Special Mission Aircraft:
www.diamond-sensing.com

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Airbus to announce 'significant order' from Japanese airline on Friday...

...in a move that could help the planemaker narrow the gap with its arch-rival Boeing in their race to supply aircraft to the country.


Airbus will unveil the Japanese deal on Friday, 0100 GMT, at a briefing hosted by its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Fabrice Bregier, the company said in an e-mailed invitation, without providing any details on the name of the buyer.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-airbus-orders-idUSKBN13C06P


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Video: "Collision Avoidance System for Aircraft" by Diamond Aircraft

Publicado el 15 nov. 2016In close cooperation, experts from the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology and Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH, have developed an intelligent sensor system enabling aircraft to detect and avoid potential obstacles both in the air and on the ground. This innovative airborne assistance system is an important step towards improving the safety of manned and unmanned flight.
The technology was integrated in a Diamond Aircraft DA42 MPP and demonstrated in relevant scenarios. 





Made in Austria: Intelligent Vision Technologies for Aviation Safety & Security
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In close cooperation, experts of the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology and Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH, have developed an intelligent sensor system enabling aircraft to detect and avoid potential obstacles both in the air and on the ground. This innovative airborne assistance system is an important step towards improving the safety of manned and unmanned flight.


Collision avoidance systems are a key technology for future unmanned aerial systems and advanced air traffic services. The objective is to increase the safety of manned and future unmanned aviation by detecting possible collisions with both cooperative and non-cooperative obstacles, and performing avoidance maneuvers as a last resort to avoid collisions. Obstacle avoidance is the key technology in missions involving the highest possible degree of autonomy, e.g. for generating situation maps for crisis and disaster management.

Experts at AIT have taken an innovative vision-based approach, enabling future unmanned aerial systems to observe and understand their environment in real-time. This approach goes beyond the state-of-the-art, making use of novel sensing techniques and route planning strategies for collision avoidance. The technology is capable of detecting both cooperative and non-cooperative objects in the airspace by fusing passive electro-optical and thermal-infrared sensor data. The technology was integrated in a Diamond Aircraft DA42 MPP and demonstrated in relevant scenarios.

Diamond Aircraft has used the test results to assess potential applications for this technology as an innovative and effective safety-improving feature both for unmanned flying objects and manned aviation. One option would be to integrate the technology into an autonomous flight control system similar to the one developed during a recent Diamond Aircraft project which, in 2015, successfully demonstrated safe autonomous flying for manned aircraft in emergency situations, including completely automated landing. Another possible use could be sensorial integration into conventional manned aircraft, to increase situational awareness and prevent collisions with airborne or ground obstacles. This would offer an additional and more reliable pair of artificial “eyes” able to generate potentially life-saving collision avoidance advisories.




About AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbHThe AIT Austrian Institute of Technology is Austria's largest application-oriented research institute and focuses on the key infrastructure topics of the future. The Digital Safety & Security Department has established a reputation for innovative safety & security solutions based on high-performance image processing – Intelligent Vision Systems – at international technological and scientific level. Working together with major players in industry, science and public administration, over 100 experts carry out research and development in key technology areas including multi-camera networks, 3D image processing and optical quality inspection. The Digital Safety and Security Department maintains successful strategic collaborations and partnerships with major organisations from industry and science in the field of image processing and machine vision. The sensor technology presented here can also be applied to develop autonomous rail and road vehicles, as well as special vehicles used in construction and agriculture. More information: www.ait.ac.at/3d, www.ait.ac.at/airborne.

About Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbHDiamond Aircraft produces a full range of high quality, certified, all composite aircraft including the 2-seat DA20, the 4-seat DA40, 4-seat twin engine DA42 and 5/7-seat twin engine DA62, as well as type-specific flight training simulators, the DA42 MPP (Multi-Purpose Platform), a remote sensing turnkey solution, and the 2-seat aerobatic turboprop trainer DART 450. The company uses proprietary, lead-free jet fuel piston engines made by Austro Engine GmbH of Austria for the DA40, DA42 and DA62. Diamond applies modern technologies to achieve high fuel efficiency, low noise, excellent performance and safety. Our aircraft are flown by private pilots, professional flight training operators and institutions worldwide. For more information about Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH go to: www.diamond-air.at.

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US, EU ignore Chinese, Russian subsidies

Nov. 15, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Government subsidies to commercial aircraft companies appear to be increasing despite the 12-year disputes before the World Trade Organization between Europe and the US over Airbus and Boeing aid.

Yet the US and Europeans appear to be doing little to try and curb the subsidies to new competitors.

https://leehamnews.com/2016/11/15/us-eu-ignore-chinese-russian-subsidies/

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Airmule, now Cormoran, takes its first autonomous flight | Popular Science

http://www.popsci.com/robot-flying-taxi-cormorant-takes-its-first-autonomous-flight?src=SOC&dom=fb

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