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Lockheed Martin Continues Successful Flight Demonstrations of Fury Expeditionary Unmanned Aerial System (UAS)

12 hours 39 sec ago
furyLockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] advanced tactical Group 3 unmanned aerial system (UAS), Fury, is regularly flying long-range endurance test missions as the company prepares it for low-rate production. In flight tests since May 2016, Fury has flown more than 200 hours and reliably demonstrated more than 12-hour endurance, while simultaneously operating 100 pounds of payloads, […]

Drone maker DJI offers up to $145,000 bounty for information on Chinese illegal flights.

April 26, 2017 - 9:08pm
chengduIf you can identify who flew and disrupted flights at Chengdu airport in April 2017, DJI might give you $145,000. Funnily enough, this press release does not seem to in English on the DJI site. It is below in all it’s Google translate glory. Some pressure must be being exerted on DJI at home. DJI have […]

uAvionix Announces Line of Integrated ADS-B and GPS Solutions for Drones

April 26, 2017 - 11:38am
uAvionixuAvionix Corporation, the leader in avionics products for small UAS (sUAS) today announced a new line of four integrated Ping transceivers and navigation products reducing weight and installation complexity.  The new hardware is available and shipping now to customers worldwide. The Ping2020i, Ping1090i, Ping200Sr and Ping200Si products combine the existing transceiver product line of Ping2020, […]

DJI And Hasselblad Introduce World’s First 100-Megapixel Integrated Aerial Photography Platform

April 26, 2017 - 10:00am
HasselbladDJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, and Hasselblad, the leader in high-quality professional medium format cameras, Tuesday marked the start of the next era of aerial photography by introducing the first 100-megapixel integrated drone imaging platform. The DJI M600 Pro drone, the Ronin-MX gimbal and the Hasselblad H6D-100c camera combine […]

Federal Aviation Administration and Aireon Announce Space-Based ADS-B NextGen Technology Flight Test Success

April 26, 2017 - 5:17am
Aireon and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a successful flight test of space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) technology, collecting ADS-B data to be used as part of a larger validation effort exploring the new system’s capability from low-earth orbit.  The flight took place on Thursday, March 30, 2017, utilising the FAA’s specially equipped […]

Ballard’s Protonex Subsidiary Powers Successful Test Flights of Boeing Insitu ScanEagle RPAS

April 26, 2017 - 3:20am
UNDBallard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP) announced that the company’s subsidiary, Protonex, has successfully powered test flights of the ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with the Company’s PEM (proton exchange membrane) fuel cell propulsion system. The ScanEagle is manufactured by Insitu (www.insitu.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company. “These test flights have […]

Aeryon Receives Top Small & Medium Employer Award

April 25, 2017 - 11:48pm
aeryonAeryon Labs Inc. was honoured today by The Globe and Mail and Mediacorp Canada Inc., the organiser of the 4th annual Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers competition.  The provider of trusted small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) aerial intelligence solutions to Military, Public Safety and Energy customers around the world was recognised as one of Canada’s […]

USA Drone Port launch Hazard,KY

April 25, 2017 - 1:42pm
hazardLocal organizations will announce a major economic development project involving drones, unmanned vehicles and robotics in Hazard, KY on Monday April 24 at the Hazard Community & Technical College campus at 1:00 p.m. Land has been donated for the “USA Drone Port: National Unmanned Robotic Research and Development Center “for drone research, testing, training, advanced […]

Airware and senseFly Sign Global Partnership Agreement to Bring Survey-Grade Aerial Mapping to the Enterprise

April 25, 2017 - 1:34pm
airwareAirware, which provides end-to-end solutions that turn aerial data into actionable business intelligence for enterprises, has signed a global distribution agreement with senseFly, the world’s leading producer of fixed-wing mapping drones, to bring the survey-grade eBee Plus to its enterprise customers. Airware ’s end-to-end solutions for mining, quarrying, and construction sites harness drone technology to […]

Aurora Unveils New eVTOL Aircraft at Uber Elevate Summit

April 25, 2017 - 11:01am
Uber announced today that it has selected Aurora Flight Sciences as a partner to develop electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for its Uber Elevate Network. The formal announcement of the initiative partners took place at Uber’s Elevate Summit in Dallas, Texas. “Uber is taking a big step forward toward making the world’s first […]

Drone Search & Rescue Training sUSB Expo 2017

April 25, 2017 - 5:02am
SARSince the first sUSB Expo we have been proud to bring you the cutting edge of the drone world and real world applications.  Not the least of which has been the Public Safety/Search and Rescue aspect of unmanned aircraft.  This year, the sUSB Expo has expanded this sector with a program that is keeping up […]

SITECH® South Now Offering Microdrones® UAV Mapping Systems for Construction

April 25, 2017 - 3:11am
sitechMicrodrones, a global manufacturer of professional unmanned aerial systems (UAS), is pleased to announce they are partnering with SITECH South, a leading provider of construction equipment and services in Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. SITECH South will now offer Microdrones mdMapper solutions – complete UAV packages with everything needed for surveying and mapping. “We’re excited to […]

NTT DOCOMO Develops World’s First Spherical Drone Display

April 25, 2017 - 3:06am
NTT DOCOMONTT DOCOMO, INC., in a continuing quest to create innovative new business, has developed a spherical drone display – an unmanned aerial vehicle that displays LED images on an omnidirectional spherical screen while in flight – which DOCOMO believes to be a world first (as of April 16, 2017). The device comprises a spherical external […]

Novadrone and Sevilla University research rice crop optimisation

April 25, 2017 - 12:12am
Novadrone and Sevilla University researchers are collaborating in a Research and Development project to help the rice crop industry to optimise rice production. During two years several flights will be conducted. The research study has two main objectives. The first objective is to compare in real time, satellite captured images with drone captured images, in the aim to find […]

Zerotech don’t really understand leaks, Zerospace swarms

April 24, 2017 - 11:52pm
zerospaceHere’s their headline, “ZEROTECH Leaks New Pocket Drone Hesper and Introduces ZEROSPACE Drone Formation Dance Set” So they have announced a product in a press release and describe it as a leak. DJI are really good at leaks and Zerotech must have seen that. The Hesper, well it’s another quad. Zerospace, now that is a […]

Open Grove Raceway: A Hub For Drone Racers

April 24, 2017 - 1:27pm
open groveIt’s the weekend and pilots from all over California are gathering to build, tune, and race drones around the first permanent drone racing track on the west coast of the United States. Drone racing has been the fastest expanding sector of the drone industry and certainly is the most innovative. I took a trip to […]

SF Drone School Research Center Open House May 6th

April 24, 2017 - 8:46am
We will be hosting an open house as part of this year’s Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition. The public is invited to come on out to Treasure Island to see live product demonstrations from vendors like DroneDeploy, PropellerAero, Skyefish, Pix4D and others. This is an opportunity for the public to tour the facilities and see […]

Seagate and DJI team up for external storage – Fly Drive

April 24, 2017 - 3:34am
The collaboration between Seagate and DJI announced earlier this year is bearing fruit. Fly Drive has hit the market and is expected to retail for $119.99 and will be on display at NAB. Drones are creating more content than ever before, and with the announcement of the Seagate DJI Fly Drive, managing that surge of data […]

DJI release nice to haves at NAB 2017 Cendence Controller and Antenna Tracking

April 23, 2017 - 10:10pm
Social media was abuzz with hopes of the DJI Spark and or Phantom5 launch for NAB 2017 but many were disappointed that it’s the posh Cendence controller and a tracking antenna. I have heard it said that DJI flight controllers have toy-like simplicity. Personally, I think they are form and function distilled to where they […]

Northwest UAV NW-44 Engine hits 1000 combat flight hours

April 22, 2017 - 10:59am
northwestThe Northwest UAV NW-44 Engine – the only cutting edge propulsion system ever developed for small unmanned aerial systems – has now successfully logged over 1000 combat flight hours, demonstrating its unique value to the UAS community by changing what’s possible with small UAVs. McMinnville, OR: In just a few years, from concept to first […]

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