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Jun 18, 2015

Royal Navy warship uses drones to net £98m heroin haul

A drone aircraft was used by a Royal Navy warship to spy on drug smugglers, leading to a series of raids in which heroin with a street value of £98 million was seized. Six boats carrying narcotics were boarded off the east coast of Africa and their cargoes seized by an international task force which included British frigate HMS Richmond.

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Jun 04, 2015

A New Approach; NSW Opens UAS School

Late in the morning, the sun beats down on a small group of structures in the middle of a field in Camp Roberts, Calif. More than a dozen men gather around a tent at the back end of the site as Senior Chief Aviation Structural Mechanic Travis Bramwell speaks to them. As he speaks, a man kneels beside him and refuels a Scan Eagle unmanned aerial system.

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Feb 13, 2015

Next Generation ScanEagle Engine

Orbital is pleased to announce that the Orbital designed and developed, Insitu ScanEagle propulsion system has recently passed the United States of America, Federal Aviation Administration’s (“FAA”) Federal Aviation Regulation section 33.49 reciprocating aircraft engine endurance test (“FAR 33.49”).

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Sep 23, 2014

Researchers Are Saving Sea Cows, Rhinos, And Other Animals With Drones

Neil Smith, Insitu Pacific Ltd. Marine researcher Amanda Hodgson holding an aerial drone. Studying ocean animals can be a tough gig. By simply observing them you change their environment. You can try to get as close as possible by boat, but you run the risk of stressing the animals out or scaring them off. Alternatively, you can get in a plane and observe them from the air — but flying can be risky, and you can't get very close to the animals because of the noise.

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Sep 18, 2014

Orbital delivers First Engine to Insitu subsidiary of Boeing

PERTH, Australia, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbital Corporation Limited (Orbital) has delivered the first purpose-built ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) propulsion system to Insitu Inc., a subsidiary of The Boeing Company, for in-house testing and development.

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Jul 25, 2014

Boeing drones to monitor Wash. wildfires

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Federal Aviation Administration has given Washington state authorization to use an unmanned drone to monitor wildfires that pose an urgent threat.

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