Perth-based Orbital UAV has been selected by the Texas company Skyways to support the development of unmanned capability for the US Navy.
Under the new partnership, Quickstep will supply engineering, tooling and manufacturing services for Swoop Aero's KITE unmanned cargo drone.
Alauda Aeronautics has released a video footage of two of its electric ‘flying cars’ hovering alongside each other in Australia. It comes ahead of the planned launch of its Airspeeder racing series at the end of this year. The two full-scale electric flying cars remotely piloted completed test flights in an undisclosed location near Adelaide
The development is hugely significant because previously retailers had to co-locate in the tech giant’s distribution centres.
The first delivery of the new aircraft to Skyportz is expected to take place in 2026, with the first demonstrator model set to grace Australian skies as soon as 2023.
Drone operators will soon face the same mandatory reporting requirements as traditional aircraft, as the ATSB introduces its biggest overhaul in reporting rules in nearly two decades.