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GA-ASI Continues Gremlins Phase Two for DARPA

March 23, 2017 - 11:09pm
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, today announced that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has continued to contract the company for Phase 2 of the Gremlins program. The Gremlins program seeks to develop innovative technologies and […]

Delft University of Technology organises first anti-drone race

March 23, 2017 - 8:49am
droneclashTo incorporate drones in our lives in a good and safe way, we need anti-drone instruments. On 4 December the TU Delft Micro Air Vehicle Lab (MAVLab) will therefore host the first ever anti-drone competition DroneClash. During this competition participants use their own drone(s) to take down as many other drones as possible. They also […]

Uplift Data Partners Extends Leadership Team

March 23, 2017 - 5:00am
upliftUplift Data Partners, a leader in drone flight-operation management and data analysis, today announced the appointment of two key executives to augment its engineering and sales teams. The company is strategically positioned on the frontline of an industry revolution and has entered a stage of accelerated growth to meet market demand for its services. In […]

Drone Stuff This Week 21st March 2017

March 23, 2017 - 3:10am
The one in which we discuss women in the drone industry with Carla Taylor, Rhianna Lakin Loretta Alkalay and Nigel King. Regulars, Bruce Simpson, Gene Robinson, Jonathan Rupprecht as ever chip in. Another one where we went over the hour. 00:52 Martek Marine and their €67M Maritime Drone Contract 03:17 Nigel King, QuestUAV what has […]

Healthy Drones becomes Airdata UAV

March 23, 2017 - 1:26am
airdata uavWe are very pleased to announce that we have changed our name. HealthyDrones is now Airdata UAV. Same company, same great service, new name. Today we have launched under our new name, new brand, and new website – Our new name and brand reflect our continued commitment to providing our pilots and fleet operators […]

HexH2O Pro v2 waterproof DJI equipped

March 23, 2017 - 1:12am
HexH2O Pro v2The all new waterproof drone from QuadH2O is here, the HexH2O Pro v2. Redesigned to accommodate some of the industries best technology. Featuring the new DJI N3 flight controller, X3 4K camera/gimbal system, Lightbridge 2; giving you amazing high definition video downlink, ranges of up to 3.5km and of course, all controlled via the powerful DJI […]

The Drone Light Show a Drone Aerial Light Show

March 22, 2017 - 11:26pm
drone light showThe Drone Light Show, a division of Great Lakes Drone Company (GLDC), debuted their 25 drone aerial light show LIVE on March 20 and 21 of 2017, to an invite-only crowd. Amongst the audience of 60 people combined The Drone Light Show put on an aerial show spectacular! These multiple drones created designs with bright […]

DroneShield European Security Integrator Order

March 22, 2017 - 9:20pm
droneshieldDroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO)  is pleased to announce a sale of its FarAlert and WideAlert acoustic drone detection systems to a European (NATO member country) security integrator through the Company’s distributor. While the fact that the sale involved only one test and demonstration system means that the revenue from this sale is not material, the sale […]

DJI Matrice 200 powerline inspections

March 22, 2017 - 10:36am
Matrice 200As the sun sets on the consumer drone industry, well hovers just before setting in a plateau sort of a way. Oh, what a terrible analogy. DJI have released a video of one of the new Matrice 200 system doing what it was designed for, powerline inspections. The Matrice is hardened against EMI (Electromagnetic interference) […]

NASA includes UAV from SmartPlanes for beyond line of sight testing

March 22, 2017 - 9:08am
smartplanesSmartPlanes is proud to announce that the SmartPlanes Freya UAV is included in the NASA UAS Traffic Management (UTM) R&D Technical Capability Level 3 (TCL 3) project, at the FAA-designated Nevada UAS test site. SmartPlanes is represented by its US distributor Carbon Autonomous. SmartPlanes already has a long-term plan for Beyond Visual Line Of Sight […]

DJI Node to aid Canadian drone operators

March 22, 2017 - 7:26am
NodeDJI’s recently created NODE, Network of Drone Enthusiasts is calling for drone operators North of the US border to join. This in response to last week’s change in regulations in Canada. The new regulations make it very difficult to fly in built up areas. NODE was created to give a centralised voice to speak to power. […]

Esri Introduces Image Platform Bundles for Analysis, Management, and Analytics

March 22, 2017 - 6:40am
esriEsri, the global leader in spatial analytics, today introduced four image platform bundles that enable management and analytics of all forms of imagery in a fraction of the time most desktop or enterprise image processing technologies require. Esri’s image platform bundles allow organisations to save time on detailed and precise image analytics, making these tasks […]

Evans Incorporated Launches Human-Centered CAARMA™ Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Solutions Suite

March 22, 2017 - 6:26am
human-centeredFALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA – Evans Incorporated, the leading provider of Human-Centered consulting solutions, announces today the continuing expansion of its footprint as the driver of successful strategic initiatives by launching its comprehensive CAARMA™ Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Solutions Suite. The CAARMA™ UAS Solutions Suite delivers significant value to users across the aviation industry in its […]

Synergy Drone, LLC v. SZ DJI Technology Co and Parrot SA

March 21, 2017 - 11:30pm
phantom 4Nicolas Labbit is defending his team’s hard work. Drone Control, LLC applied for and won patents for Intelligent Flight Modes, Course Lock and Home Lock in DJI speak and Absolute Control if you talk Parrot. These were granted on Valentines Day 2017. The action against Parrot and DJI kicked off last Friday, the 17th of […]

QuestUAV DroneGirls hit out at “Sexist” Comments

March 21, 2017 - 6:46am
questuavJo Harris, female marketing consultant at QuestUAV wrote an article entitled “Drone Boys vs Drone Girls” on 22 Feb 2017. sUAS News received a complaint following the publishing of the article complaining that the article was “flagrantly sexist, male-centric and benighted”. The complainant went on the say “You owe your readers, both female and male, […]

UAvionix, Kongsberg Geospatial Announce Integrated ADS-B Technology

March 21, 2017 - 5:59am
kongsbergKongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based developer of real-time geospatial visualisation software, announced today with uAvionix, a California-based company that creates lightweight ADS-B transponders for unmanned aerial vehicles, that the two companies will be integrating Kongsberg Geospatial’s IRIS UAS Airspace Situational Awareness Display with uAvionix’s PingStation ADS-B receiver. Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast, or ADS-B transceivers help […]

SimActive and Tianlifa Launch Integrated UAV Solution

March 21, 2017 - 5:41am
TianlifaSimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, is pleased to announce a fully-integrated solution with Tianlifa, a major firm in the Asian surveying market for over 20 years. The partnership results in a high-end mapping product featuring the new China Star drone from Tianlifa and SimActive’s Correlator3D™. “We wanted the best available software for […]

JTT Industrial Drone is Guarding the Coast of Australia, Protecting People From Shark Attacks

March 21, 2017 - 2:17am
Technology development is the most important force driving mankind forward. As great high-tech innovations are changing people’s lives, the drone industry is booming than ever before. Among them, JTT UAV is a dark horse that the drone industry should not ignore. JTT Technology was the first Chinese partner to work with Little Ripper, an Australian […]

IAI New Tactical EO/IR Payloads – 1.1 Kg MicroPOP & 200 gr NanoPOP

March 21, 2017 - 12:25am
IAIIsrael Aerospace Industries (IAI) is expanding its optronics (EO/IR) family with new payloads designated for tactical UAV’s, robotic vehicles and drone applications used by ground and homeland security forces. The new EO/IR payloads are developed by TAMAM, the inertial navigation and electro-optical house of IAI, and will be displayed at the LAAD Defense & Security […]

SF Drone School Research Center Receives Night Waiver

March 21, 2017 - 12:19am
SF Drone SchoolThe SF Drone School Research Center recently announced the acquisition of it’s night waver for part 107 sUAS research at Treasure Island. “This waiver will give us the ability to expand our testing capabilities for companies working on applications and innovations that will help them grow market share. Someday commercial drone operators will be able […]