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    http://www.janes.com/article/66700/d...20Bird%20Brief

    15kg payload UAS flies 56hrs on half a tank of DIESEL!

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    Anyone able to ID this "anti drone gun"?



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    Nurf gun?

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    It looks like a jammer similar to this http://www.blighter.com/products/aud...ce-system.html
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    A Patriot missile - usually priced at about $3m (£2.5m) - was used to shoot down a small quadcopter drone, according to a US general.
    The strike was made by a US ally, Gen David Perkins told a military symposium.
    "That quadcopter that cost 200 bucks from Amazon.com did not stand a chance against a Patriot," he said.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39277940

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    US coast guard plans "small" sized uav competition

    https://www.defensenews.com/digital-...20Bird%20Brief

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    Looks like the US army is looking at more cost-effective ways of downing drones than using a Patriot on each

    http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the...nebacker-24146
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    A-techSYN Takes OFF
    European UAV Demo Flight,The CGT-45 27th February 2018,14:00pm
    “We invite you to witness an important moment which will become a milestone in the UAV History of Ireland”
    Location: Spanish Point Airfield, Clare / Ireland
    Periscope Live: https://lnkd.in/gcWQxpd
    https://twitter.com/Atechsyn_Live/st...12617847341056

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    Best of luck to them today

    love how the examiner stuck a stock photo of an armed MQ9 Reaper up for this story about a new irish drone being tested and then listed shannon as becoming a new drone centre! Lefty f**ks

    https://www.irishexaminer.com/breaki...re-829837.html

    Shannon set to be leading drone centre

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    Monday, February 26, 2018 - 06:30 AM
    By Pat Flynn

    A Shannon-based company that designs large unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) wants to establish Co Clare as a European test centre for its drones.

    A-techSYN unmanned aerial systems (UAS) launched its UAV business in the Shannon Free Zone near Shannon Airport in 2017. The company forms part of the Shannon Avionics Cluster.

    Tomorrow in Clare, the company will launch what’s believed to be the largest drone ever flown in Ireland at a planned demonstration. A-techSYN has also applied to the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) for the test site to be designated as a Temporary Restricted Area (TRA) for the duration of the demonstration flight.

    The event will be held at Spanish Point Flying Club and a number of potential customers have been invited to witness what the company has described as an “important moment which will become a milestone in the UAV History of Ireland.”

    A-techSYN will demonstrate its CGT45 SLT, one of the first UAV’s to use electric engines for take-off and landing and a combustion engine during fixed wing flight. This will be the first demonstration flight in Europe for the CGT45-SLT.

    A company spokesman confirmed: “We are planning to setup Clare/Spanish Point as one of the UAV and Drone Test Centres in Europe. The UAS business is a most promising sector with job opportunities for people not just with higher degree of education but also for high school graduates.”
    “Since a picture says more than 1000 words - and video consists of 25 pictures per second - we are planning a demonstration flight in Spanish Point Co Clare. I believe this is going to be one of the first UAS flights of this size in Ireland. We are inviting universities and potential important customers from across Europe who we met during our promotion activities,” the company added.

    The CGT45 SLT comprises a complete system with ground control software, hardware, tracking antenna and even a flight simulator that can be used to train new operators easily and safely.

    Tomorrow’s demonstration will consist of a vertical take-off, loiter, waypoint navigation and vertical landing mission.
    CGT45-SLT in action:




    interesting drone

    Our Orbiter UAV has endurance of 1.5hrs and a 15km range

    The CGT45-SLT UAV has 6 hrs endurance
    a 4kg payload,
    VTOL electric and horizontal flight using a 70hp petrol engine and
    50/120 km range
    50Kg max takeoff weight
    autonomous flight
    important though, its currently is NOT military standard

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    An emphatic "NO" beside MIL STD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pym View Post
    An emphatic "NO" beside MIL STD.
    Possibly looking to get a toe in the market first

    It’s beside all of their models

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    Im sure that a DJI phantom isnt MIL STD - doesnt stop them being used though :D
    "He is an enemy officer taken in battle and entitled to fair treatment."
    "No, sir. He's a sergeant, and they don't deserve no respect at all, sir. I should know. They're cunning and artful, if they're any good. I wouldn't mind if he was an officer, sir. But sergeants are clever."

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    Seems like a Drone is supporting the Gardaí:
    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crim...cork-1.3426130

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    Just back from Iceland - a week away - every tourist spot i saw, there were drones floating around - also at 3am in the city i passed 2 drones flying above the streets, privately owned as far as i could tell. was a bit weird. Arent the USA moving back to KEF soon?
    "He is an enemy officer taken in battle and entitled to fair treatment."
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    Quote Originally Posted by morpheus View Post
    Arent the USA moving back to KEF soon?
    The DoD FY18 funding has come through to build new hangers at KEF for the P-8A's they plan to forward deploy there. It would not surprise me that since P-8A's will operate out of there that USN EA-18G's will become frequent visitors to KEF in the future just to keep them company.

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    I seem to remember a squadron of F15 there back in the day, Black Knights I think.
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    on a more useful level, a neighbour was up in Kilbride digging roads out last week to get to his mother in law's place. Several people who needed medical assistance in the area were trapped by 8 foot deep snow drifts so a drone was used to fly in medicines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pym View Post
    And jammers won't stop UAV'S following a Pre programmed path using a basic accelerometer and no GPS.

    I suspect soft kill defence systems will be a huge growth area - you can't safely pump tons of lead into the air to defend a location in a heavily populated area against a piece of plastic - armed or not.

    I can see very small missiles being developed or even suicide drones packed with nets. Otherwise loaded with pellets that will fly next to "bogey" UAV and detonate. The pellets would be harmless when they fall back to earth, versus say a 20mm round.


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    COE now have 4 x Matrice 210 drones

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    https://www.independent.ie/irish-new...-37088535.html

    An Post carried out the first autonomous UAV postal delivery to Clare Island from the mainland.

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    Reports of 'pest' drones as ownership increases by a fifth

    https://m.independent.ie/irish-news/...-37117853.html

    Drones have forced a halt to Air Corps Operations during recent fire fighting taks.

    No credible deterence or mitigation available

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    Quote Originally Posted by TangoSierra View Post
    https://m.independent.ie/irish-news/...-37117853.html

    Drones have forced a halt to Air Corps Operations during recent fire fighting taks.

    No credible deterence or mitigation available
    Can you take a shotgun to one over your land/house.?

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    More likely to be charged with negligent/reckless discharge of a firearm

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