Posts Tagged ‘aerial photography’

GPS guidance for weapons mounted on drones: precision with no risk for troops


The Hunter drones, or UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), produced by Los Angeles-based Northrop Grumman, will soon be equipped with Viper Strike, a system capable of assisting the missiles guidance systems thanks to laser and GPS positioning, to strike both fixed and moving targets. Hunter MQ-5B is currently used for reconnaissance, aerial surveillance and target acquisition. […]

Two kilos, one meter. A seagull? No, a plane!


In war zones, especially if the terrain’s morphology is not suitable for sending armed troops for a reconnaissance operation, or where a plane would be in danger of being brought down by enemy forces, the usage of drones, or UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) such as RQ-11 Raven has become commonplace. RQ-11 Raven, produced by the […]

Seeing from a bird’s point of view


Boeing and the Austrian company Schiebel Industries are setting up a cooperation in order to distribute the S-100 Camcopter radio-operated mini helicopter, manufactured by Schiebel, which can carry up to 50 kg (or 25 kg in standard configuration) with an operating time of 6 hours. Generally, Camcopter is teamed up with video or photographic equipment, […]