UVify and Aevius Announce Partnership to Bring Draco R. to the US Industrial Market

Las Vegas, NV — (SUNDAY, JANUARY 7, 2017) — Today UVify, winner of CES 2017 Best Drone and Aevius, the nation’s leading industrial drone consultancy, have announced a strategic partnership to bring the Draco Research drone to the US market. After consideration of several industrial UAV distributors, UVify chose Aevius as the first official US dealer of the Draco R. because of Aevius’ years of experience and commitment to pushing the boundaries of what is possible with industrial drones.


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NASA Remembers Agency’s Most Experienced Astronaut

The following is a statement from acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot on the passing of John Young, who died Friday night following complications from pneumonia at the age of 87. Young is the only agency astronaut to go into space as part of the Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle programs, and the first to fly into space six times:

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Commercial Flights To Resume Between Egypt and Russia

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Resumption of services expected to put further pressure on Sharm El Sheikh flight ban

Russian President Vladimir Putin has authorised commercial flights between Egypt and Russia to resume following a two-year suspension, in a move expected to place further pressure on the British government to review their own stance on flights to Egypt.


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AeroVironment Announces Joint Venture and Solar High-Altitude Long-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft System Development Program

  • Joint venture to fund development and production of solar-powered high-altitude unmanned aircraft systems
  • AeroVironment to design and develop solar aircraft and ground control stations for flight testing and certification
  • Net value of development contract is $65 million


MONROVIA, Calif., Jan. 3, 2018 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, today announced the formation of a joint venture to develop solar-powered high-altitude long-endurance, or HALE, UAS for commercial operations.  This category of UAS is also referred to as high-altitude pseudo-satellites, or HAPS.  The joint venture will fund the development program up to a net maximum value of $65,011,481.


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