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2019
18 Nov

Airbus partners with Amprius on energy density battery tech

Airbus Defence and Space has partnered with U.S. based Amprius Inc's current equity funding. This financing will further boost the development of new generation batteries based on Silicon Nanowire Anode technology.
15 Oct

Airbus and LM Industries sign deal to 3D print drones, cars

Airbus and LM Industries, the world's first and only digital manufacturer, have announced the formation of Neorizon to provide disruptive and innovative products with an initial focus on local mobility and autonomy.
23 Jan

AI for smarter forest management

Down on the ground, it isn't possible to get a full understanding of the richness of resources in a given forest area or predict any potential risks to the health of plants and trees. Comprehensive, manual surveying and data collection of forested areas can take months, with considerable strain placed on budgets and manpower.
2018
11 Dec

Amprius' silicon nanowire lithium ion batteries power Airbus Zephyr

Amprius Inc is supplying advanced lithium ion cells to the Airbus Defence and Space Zephyr Program. Using Amprius' cells, which contain a 100% silicon anode, the Zephyr S flew more than 25 days, setting a new endurance and altitude record for stratospheric flight.
17 Aug

Solar-powered aircraft breaks record

Airbus Defence and Space announced the successful landing of its first production aircraft of the Zephyr programme, the new Zephyr S HAPS. Zephyr S logged a maiden flight of over 25 days, the longest duration flight ever made.
30 Mar

€6.3m Irish drone research project

The programme will see researchers recreate flying environments for drones as digital models, taking into account a wide range of factors like air traffic, buildings and electricity lines, and then testing them in the real world at Waterford Airport and other selected locations around Ireland.
7 Mar

Robotics experts to help with Sellafield decommissioning

This latest nuclear clean-up scheme sees a consortium of industry and academia tasked with designing a system for dismantling highly radioactive rooms or 'cells' at Sellafield in Cumbria, UK, Europe's most complex nuclear site.
2017
5 Apr

Airbus Group Innovations Singapore

The Airbus group has developed a polymer additive that acts as shutdown mechanism for Li-ion batteries in case of thermal runaway
2016
31 Oct

Airbus Vahana robot air taxi

Airbus Group experts are looking skywards to develop radical concepts that will relieve urban congestion.
18 Feb

Britain set to buy two Zephyr spy drones from Airbus

The British government says it is close to ordering two solar-powered high-altitude Zephyr surveillance drones from European aerospace giant Airbus.
2015
22 Jul

Saft li-ion battery to power the ExoMars rover

Saft has signed a contract worth over one million euros from Airbus Defence and Space Ltd to develop, qualify and test a specific lithium-ion battery system to power the ExoMars Rover vehicle.