[Source: The StarPhoenix - Les MacPherson | May 8th, 2012]
Canada once again is shopping for new warplanes at a time when the future of military aviation is in flux.
We last were in this position in the 1950s, when Canada developed at great expense the Avro Arrow, a terrifically fast and sophisticated jet designed to intercept Soviet bombers. The Arrow rolled out just as the threat of incoming bombers was eclipsed by ballistic missiles, for which there was no defence at the time. Canada suddenly had the world's most sophisticated obsolete aircraft.
Traditional methods for remote wildlife and environmental research can be unreliable, dangerous and expensive. Researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks used the Aeryon Scout to demonstrate the increased reliability and effectiveness of conducting ship based wildlife monitoring using a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) UAV.
See more: Segment Featuring the Scout's Wildlife Obsevation Mission on the Daily Planet (segment starts at 12:38)
The Aeryon Scout micro-UAV contributed to security preparation and response measures for the G50 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, South Korea – demonstrating the real-world application of small UAVs for event and VIP security
It can now be disclosed that in advance of the arrival of government delegations and heads-of-state from around the world, the Aeryon Scout™ was already flying in Seoul, South Korea. In partnership with SIS Corporation of South Korea, local military and police were being trained to use several Scout systems as part of advance security preparations for the international summit on March 26-27, 2012.
[Source: Salon - Jefferson Morley | April 24, 2012]
Drone manufacturers are using militaristic language to entice police forces across the United States
In November 2010, a police lieutenant from Parma, Ohio, asked Vanguard Defense Industries if the Texas-based drone manufacturer could mount a “grenade launcher and/or 12-gauge shotgun” on its ShadowHawk drone for U.S. law enforcement agencies. The answer was yes.
The new Photo3S-NIR™ payload from Aeryon Labs enhances Scout micro-UAV system for use in environmental and engineering assessment, precision agriculture, and other GIS applications. The Photo3S™ and Photo3S-NIR™ both feature 3-axis stabilization for precision imaging.
Aeryon Labs is pleased to introduce the latest addition to its line of integrated imaging payloads with immediate availability of the new Photo3S-NIR (Near-IR). The Photo3S-NIR is designed to capture aerial video and high resolution still images in the near-infrared light spectrum, outside the human-visible red, blue, and green light bands.