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Recherche scientifique                                                                           Relevés volumétriques

UTM                                                                                                            Anti-drone

Système autonome de surveillance                                                      Logistique terrestre

Divers                                                                                                         Surveillance & Guerre électronique

Sauvetage                                                                                                 Surveillance de la faune

Drone captif                                                                                              Liaison radio

Relevé et cartographies zones agricoles                                             Recherche et développement

 

Recherche scientifique

30/10/2002 New drone technology improves ability to forecast volcanic eruptions

Specially-adapted drones have been gathering data from never-before-explored volcanoes that will enable local communities to better forecast future eruptions. The cutting-edge research at Manam volcano in Papua New Guinea is improving scientists’ understanding of how volcanoes contribute to the global carbon cycle, key to sustaining life on Earth. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/10/201030144837.htm

 

UTM

02/11/2020 ASTRA UTM and AirMarket to further enhance UTM collaboration

With the final selection of their group to conduct the RTM* Trials in Canada under the supervision of Transport Canada and NAV Canada, ASTRA UTM and Airmarket have announced the next phase of their ongoing UTM collaboration where by ASTRA UTM’s world leading platform will be at the core of the Airmarket’s envisioned UTM architecture for the BVLOS trials.  https://uasweekly.com/2020/11/02/astra-utm-and-airmarket-to-further-enhance-utm-collaboration/

 

Système autonome de surveillance

05/11/2020 Easy Aerial’s New SAMS-T-MINI Raises the Bar in Portable, Autonomous Drone-Based Monitoring Solutions

Easy Aerial, a leading provider of autonomous drone-based monitoring solutions for commercial, government, and military applications, today announced the launch of the SAMS-T-MINI. The newest addition in the company’s rapidly expanding portfolio of Smart Aerial Monitoring Systems (SAMS), the SAMS-T-MINI offers users a lightweight, easily transported autonomous tethered drone solution with unlimited flight time and unbreachable data connection. https://uasweekly.com/2020/11/05/easy-aerials-new-sams-t-mini-raises-the-bar-in-portable-autonomous-drone-based-monitoring-solutions/

04/11/2020 SOR Autonomous Security Drone Collaboration

Strategic Elements Ltd (ASX:SOR) subsidiary Stealth Technologies has signed an agreement to collaborate with leading US based Autonomous Drone technology Company, Planck AeroSystems. The Companies will work to enable drones to autonomously launch and land from the Stealth ground based autonomous vehicle platform (AxV). https://uasweekly.com/2020/11/04/sor-autonomous-security-drone-collaboration/

02/11/2020 Autonomous Drones are a Hot Market: Dronehub Scores New Funding Round

Autonomous drones – the drone in the box solutions that deliver drone operations without a pilot onsite – are emerging as an important market sector.  Polish autonomous drone company Dronehub is the latest autonomous drone company to get new investment funding in order to grow their operations. https://dronelife.com/2020/10/28/autonomous-drones-are-a-hot-market-dronehub-scores-new-funding-round/

 

Divers

06/11/2020 White House approves nearly $3B drone deal with UAE: report

The State Department has informally told Congress that it plans to sell 18 armed aerial drones worth approximately $2.9 billion to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), people familiar with the matter told Reutershttps://thehill.com/policy/defense/524745-white-house-approves-nearly-3b-drone-deal-with-uae-report

03/11/2020 New Chinese drone Wing Loong-10 is presented at an air…

China unveiled its new Wing Loong-10 attack drone at the Nanchang Airshow 2020, which started on Saturday. The aircraft is a ground-attack version of Wing Loong. It uses a ZF850 engine that costs about $ 57,000, according to Chinese media reports. https://alkhaleejtoday.co/international/5266178/IMAGES-New-Chinese-drone-Wing-Loong-10-is-presented-at-an-air.html

04/11/2020 ARMEMENT : LES TROIS COOPERATIONS CRUCIALES ENTRE LA France ET LA Grande-Bretagne

En dépit d’un axe franco-germanique, Paris poursuit des coopérations essentielles avec Londres, notamment dans le nucléaire et les missiles de croisière. Des programmes qui restent toutefois à confirmer et lancer. L’année 2021 sera déterminante. https://www.luqi.fr/#/diffusion/budget/a2t57000001E6UuAAK/partage/368307e3e6b99b912344ea2224e631c4?rm=10000000060046868&origine=2

03/11/2020 Parrot + DroneLogbook : Automate your enterprise drone management operations program

DroneLogbook is a cloud-based management tool for drone operations, covering all the aspect of professional drone use in enterprise: Mission Planning, Compliance Reporting, Maintenance Reporting and Flight Tracking. The platform is compatible with ANAFI, ANAFI Thermal and the latest ANAFI USA with a native integration in FreeFlight 6 (on iOS and Android), offering ANAFI users a the simplest and most seamless experience on the market. https://www.parrot.com/en/newsroom/parrot-dronelogbook

26/10/2020 INCIDENTS IMPLIQUANT DES DRONES : ÉTAT DES LIEUX ET PERSPECTIVES POUR LA SÉCURITÉ, J. Sharples et C. Rotily

De nouveaux aéronefs – les drones ou aéronefs circulant sans personne à bord – habitent l’espace aérien et le complexifient, impliquant de nouveaux risques qui nécessitent d’être analysés et pris en compte. http://www.jac.cerdacc.uha.fr/incidents-impliquant-des-drones-etat-des-lieux-et-perspectives-pour-la-securite-j-sharples-et-c-rotily/

04/11/2020 US approves drone sale to help Taiwan detect China invasion

The United States has agreed to sell four armed MQ-9 Reaper drones to Taiwan, the US State Department announced on Tuesday, helping to boost the island’s defence as Beijing steps up its threats. The US$600 million sale aids Taiwan’s « continuing efforts to modernise its armed forces and to maintain a credible defensive capability, » the State Department said. https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1558290-20201104.htm

03/11/2020 Le gouvernement va légaliser la surveillance… par drone

En prévision d’une nouvelle loi sur la sécurité, Gérald Darmanin a annoncé de nouvelles mesures… dont la mise en place de drones de surveillance. https://www.valeursactuelles.com/societe/le-gouvernement-va-legaliser-la-surveillance-par-drone-125288

 

Sauvetage

15/10/2020 Sonin Hybrid : un drone de secours volant à 225 km/h pour venir en aide aux pompiers lors de catastrophes

Lors de catastrophes naturelles, comme on a pu le constater lors des inondations dans le Sud de la France, les secours peinent à rejoindre les lieux sinistrés. La vitesse de réaction des secours peut souvent faire la différence et sauver des vies humaines. Les drones semblent les plus à même de résoudre le problème du temps d’arrivée des secours ! https://www.neozone.org/innovation/sonin-hybrid-un-drone-de-secours-volant-a-225-km-h-pour-venir-en-aide-aux-pompiers-lors-de-catastrophes/

 

Drone captif

04/11/2020 Elistair conçoit un drone dédié aux applications de défense

Elistair, société française bien connue pour ses stations filaires et son drone Orion, a dévoilé un nouvel aéronef, conçu pour répondre aux besoins des acteurs de la défense et de la sécurité publique. https://air-cosmos.com/article/elistair-conoit-un-drone-ddi-aux-applications-de-dfense-23818

 

Relevé et cartographies zones agricoles

06/11/2020 Le Maroc utilise de plus en plus de drones pour son agriculture

Le secteur agricole marocain dispose davantage de drones pour le traitement, le diagnostic ou le contrôle des cultures. Le royaume met ainsi les nouvelles technologies au service du développement de la filière agricole nationale. https://www.bladi.net/maroc-drone-agriculture,75733.html

06/11/2020 Agriculture 2.0 : Des drones prennent leur envol au service des agriculteurs 

Casablanca – Le secteur agricole marocain emploie de plus en plus de drones pour différentes missions, notamment celles de traitements, de diagnostic ou de contrôle des cultures, mettant ainsi à contribution les nouvelles technologies pour le développement de la filière agricole au niveau national. http://www.mapexpress.ma/actualite/opinions-et-debats/agriculture-2-0-drones-prennent-envol-au-service-agriculteurs/

03/11/2020 Les drones agricoles font l’essentiel du job

Ces microscopes numériques des cultures agricoles ont nettement révolutionné le secteur agricole dans le monde. Au Togo, la pratique rentre peu à peu dans les habitudes des producteurs et des structures de formation en aviation agricole montent au créneau. https://www.agridigitale.net/art-les_drones_agricoles_font_l_essentiel_du_job_.html

 

Relevés volumétriques

06/11/2020 Four days, 28 000ha aerial survey by UAS

Submit COVID-19 hard-lockdown season has began up with 3DroneMapping’s Uganda workplace endeavor a 28 000ha aerial survey of a sugar cane property. The property required the providers of 3DroneMapping to supply extremely correct Digital Terrain Modelling (DTM) and orthophotos.  https://drone-market.net/2020/11/06/4-days-28-000ha-aerial-survey-by-uas-suas-information/

 

Anti-drone

04/11/2020 La DGA confirme enfin le choix du canon RAPIDFire Naval

C’était un secret de polichinelle depuis de nombreux mois et nous l’annoncions d’ailleurs dès février. Ce n’est finalement que le 27 octobre que la Direction Générale de l’Armement a officialisé le choix du RAPIDFire Naval comme nouveau canon de moyen calibre de la flotte française. Un système qui permettra, explique la DGA, de doter « les prochains navires de la Marine nationale d’une nouvelle artillerie de défense à très courte portée protégeant contre les menaces modernes aériennes et navales ». https://www.meretmarine.com/fr/content/la-dga-confirme-enfin-le-choix-du-canon-rapidfire-naval

03/11/2020 THE U.S. MILITARY IS CREATING ITS OWN ANTI-DRONE SCHOOL

The increased use and threat of drones and the lack of a dependable network to counter them has been identified as a “concerning tactical development” by the military as a whole but especially by the U.S. Central Command. The Pentagon, after identifying the lack of institutionalized training in defeating the ever-increasing drone threat, is developing a joint strategy dedicated to countering small unmanned aircraft systems. https://sofrep.com/news/the-u-s-military-is-creating-its-own-anti-drone-school/

03/11/2020 Le gouvernement souhaite mieux encadrer le brouillage des drones

Le gouvernement profite de la proposition de la loi sur la sécurité globale pour réviser les conditions du brouillage des drones. La proposition de loi sur la sécurité globale fait notamment parler d’elle parce qu’elle entend interdire la diffusion d’images ou de vidéos des forces de l’ordre si leur visage n’est pas flouté. Mais c’est loin d’être la seule mesure que ce texte poussé par le député Jean-Michel Fauvergue, ex-patron du RAID, propose. https://www.numerama.com/politique/663262-le-gouvernement-souhaite-mieux-encadrer-le-brouillage-des-drones.html

02/11/2020 La Marine Nationale fait la chasse aux drones malveillants

La Marine Nationale vient de se doter d’un système pour écarter des navires militaires les drones, à même de porter atteinte à la sécurité nationale. C’est Cerbair et KEAS, deux entreprises françaises partenaires, qui ont été retenues pour cette première réalisée à Brest. https://www.luqi.fr/#/diffusion/budget/a2t57000001E6UuAAK/partage/9d29a4d963352d260ad8e91cf53eef42?rm=30000000000052840&origine=2

31/10/2020 Counter-UAS Simulation and Training System Launched

Liteye Systems, in conjunction with Numerica and AEgis Technologies Group, has developed a high-fidelity C-UAS (Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems) modeling, simulation and training system, the Liteye C-UAS Simulator. This new solution has been developed in response to the need to update the traditional hands-on individual and classroom training currently being provided to operators and service representatives for Liteye’s Anti-UAS Defense System (AUDS). https://www.unmannedsystemstechnology.com/2020/10/counter-uas-simulation-and-training-system-launched/

30/10/2020 USAF issues RFI for directed energy C-UAS technologies

The US Air Force (USAF) is requesting information from industry about directed energy (DE) capabilities for counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) technologies. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Architecture and Integration Directorate (AFLCMC/XA) seeks to better characterise the technological, manufacturing, and performance capabilities of the industrial base to develop and produce upgrades to DE prototypes and related C-UAS subsystems. https://www.janes.com/defence-news/usaf-issues-rfi-for-directed-energy-c-uas-technologies/

 

Surveillance de zone ou de site

03/11/2020 Drones that patrol forests could monitor environmental and ecological changes

Imperial researchers have created drones that can attach sensors to trees to monitor environmental and ecological changes in forests. https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/207653/drones-that-patrol-forests-could-monitor/v

06/11/2020 Madagascar : deux étudiants fabriquent un drone pour protéger les forêts

Leur drone ressemble, comme deux gouttes d’eau, à ceux produits par l’industrie aéronautique et militaire européenne ou américaine, pourtant les deux étudiants malgaches ont fabriqué leur objet volant identifié avec les moyens du bord.
Le jury a été impressionné par le résultat. Bardé d’électronique, le petit avion peut emporter « dans sa soute » une charge de 1,5 kg. https://la1ere.francetvinfo.fr/reunion/madagascar-deux-etudiants-fabriquent-un-drone-pour-surveiller-les-forets-889584.html

02/11/2020 Fighting Wildfires with Drones: On the Front Lines with Bridger Aerospace

As wildfires continue to ravage vast swaths of land across the western United States unmanned aerial vehicle operators are stepping up to provide critical services, acting as eyes in the skies in support of firefighting teams on the ground. https://dronelife.com/2020/11/02/fighting-wildfires-with-drones-on-the-front-lines-with-bridger-aerospace/

03/11/2020 Drones Over Nuclear Power Plants No Threat, Says Regulatory Commission

Commercial drones can be used unlawfully.  Terrorist incidents over oil and gas infrastructure have led to concerns that commercial drones pose a threat to any protected site.  The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, however, has published a memo saying that commercial drones do not pose a threat to nuclear power plants. https://dronelife.com/2020/11/03/drones-over-nuclear-power-plants-no-threat-says-regulatory-commission/

31/10/2020 UAS Monitoring Deployed at Port of Antwerp

Nordic Unmanned has provided its UAS (unmanned aerial system) services via the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) to port authorities in Antwerp, Belgium in order to support day-to-day monitoring of port operations and provide rapid response to pollution incidents in the area. https://www.unmannedsystemstechnology.com/2020/10/uas-monitoring-deployed-at-port-of-antwerp/

 

Logistique terrestre

02/11/2020 Wing’s Drone Delivery Program Extended as Part of the BEYOND Program

Wing‘s drone delivery trial in Christianburg, VA will continue as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s BEYOND program, the next phase of the now complete UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP.) Google’s spin-off Wing has been a leader in pushing forward residential drone delivery of everyday items in the U.S. and overseas. https://dronelife.com/2020/11/02/wings-drone-delivery-program-extended-as-part-of-the-beyond-program/

29/10/2020 Drone Delivery Canada Announces Update on Successful Condor Testing

Drone Delivery Canada Corp. is pleased to provide an update on the Condor drone from successful testing at the Alma, Quebec Unmanned Aerial System Centre of Excellence. On September 1st, 2020, the Company had announced successful testing of numerous critical aspects of the Condor, including:  triple-redundant communications system (satellite, cellular, 900MHz RF)… https://uasweekly.com/2020/10/29/drone-delivery-canada-announces-update-on-successful-condor-testing-2/

 

Guerre électronique

30/10/2020 IMSAR Develops High-Performance Synthetic Aperture Radars for UAVs

IMSAR, a leading developer of low-SWaP (size, weight and power) synthetic aperture radar systems for unmanned aerial vehicles, has partnered with Unmanned Systems Technology (“UST”) to demonstrate their expertise in this field. The ‘Gold’ profile highlights how their lightweight, compact radars can complement EO/IR and electronic warfare (EW) payloads and provide advanced geospatial intelligence capabilities in all weather conditions, day or night. https://www.unmannedsystemstechnology.com/2020/10/imsar-develops-high-performance-synthetic-aperture-radars-for-uavs/

Surveillance de la faune

21/07/2020 En Australie, des drones identifient les koalas rescapés des incendies

Le développement de l’algorithme devrait progresser afin que cette technologie puisse aussi être utilisée pour détecter d’autres populations animales. https://www.zdnet.fr/actualites/en-australie-des-drones-identifient-les-koalas-rescapes-des-incendies-39906993.htm

02/22/2020 Autonomous Multi-Drone Aerial Surveys of Antarctic Penguin Colonies

Stanford University researcher Mac Schwager entered the world of penguin counting through a chance meeting where he learned that Annie Schmidt, a biologist at Point Blue Conservation Science, was seeking a better way to image a large penguin colony in Antarctica. Schwager, who is an assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics… https://www.electricvehiclesresearch.com/articles/22124/autonomous-multi-drone-aerial-surveys-of-antarctic-penguin-colonies?rsst2id=3

 

Liaison radio

13/10/2020 PHASA-35 Solar Aircraft Completes Critical Endurance Trials with Sensor Payload

BAE Systems’ PHASA-35, a 35-metre wingspan solar-electric aircraft, has successfully completed critical endurance trials with sensor payload. “This latest success, only eight months after PHASA-35’s maiden flight, further demonstrates how UK industry and our partners are accelerating pace to deliver the UK’s vision for innovation, a Future Combat Air System and information advantage,” Ian Muldowney, Chief Operating Officer, BAE Systems Air, said. https://www.defenseworld.net/news/28061/PHASA_35_Solar_Aircraft_Completes_Critical_Endurance_Trials_with_Sensor_Payload

03/11/2020 Sagetech Avionics and Kraus Hamdani Aerospace Deliver ArduPilot Integration

Sagetech Avionics, an innovative technology company providing industry-leading safety solutions for unmanned aerial systems (UAS), and Kraus Hamdani Aerospace, a leading UAS technology company, announced today that they have completed the integration of Sagetech’s UAV transponders …https://uasweekly.com/2020/11/03/sagetech-avionics-and-kraus-hamdani-aerospace-deliver-ardupilot-integration/

 

Recherche et développement

28/10/2020 L’EPFL a conçu un drone ailé imitant le vol d’un rapace

Des scientifiques de l’EPFL ont créé un drone dont les plumes de la queue et des ailes lui confèrent une agilité de vol sans précédent. Il est inspiré de l’autour des palombes, rapace rapide, puissant et spécialiste du vol en forêt. https://www.rts.ch/info/sciences-tech/11711786-lepfl-a-concu-un-drone-aile-imitant-le-vol-dun-rapace.html

03/11/2020 Penguin C Mk 2 Tactical UAS Unveiled

UAV Factory has launched an upgraded version of its Penguin C small tactical UAS (unmanned aerial system). The Mk 2 model has successfully completed its validation flight program and deliveries to customers are currently underway. The Penguin C Mk2 is available in Group 2 or Group 3 UAS configuration, and improves on the previous model in payload capacity, endurance and other capabilities. https://www.unmannedsystemstechnology.com/2020/11/penguin-c-mk-2-tactical-uas-unveiled/

26/09/2020 AEROVEL SPOOLS-UP FLEXROTOR PRODUCTION AS SERVICE EXPERIENCE FUELS DEMAND

Diminutive, and squat on its four lunar-lander legs, a Flexrotor spins-up its outsize rotor and levitates into the hot, high desert twilight. As it disappears into the darkness, its legs join into a trim rear fuselage, its broad wings take over, and the rotor slows to a flickering idle for a long, efficient cruise until dawn. It comes back to base as daylight breaks over the horizon… https://aerovel.com/aerovel-spools-up-flexrotor-production/

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