Canadian navy takes mini unmanned aircraft systems

The Puma II AE UAV from AeroVironment will perform maritime surveillance operations to support the activities of the Royal Canadian Navy. The Royal... read more

Autonomous electric VTOL aircraft makes first test flight

The Vahana aircraft with electric power and self-flight capabilities has had its first successful test flight at UAV range in Oregon. Vahana, the a... read more

LiDAR brings new capabilities to aerial mapping

UAV manufacturer and LiDAR specialist combine their skills to produce drones with sensing systems that promise to transform aerial mapping. In 2012... read more

Aluminium-Beryllium composite finds home in Defence UAV

Advanced metal matrix composite materials are being used to provide a performance edge for UAV sensor systems used by US defence forces. UTC Aerosp... read more

Investment in technology crossing the boundary into space

Andy Pye looks at the move to take commercial aerospace beyond its normal boundaries and into the emerginh space market. More people than ever befo... read more