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Kratos Advances to Gremlins Phase III

April 18, 2018 - 1:09pm
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its subsidiary, Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems, Inc. as part of the Dynetics led team, has been selected for award on Phase III of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Gremlins program. The goal of the Gremlins program […]

FLIR Systems Completes Strategic Investment in DroneSense

April 18, 2018 - 12:17pm
Investment Creates Partnership to Develop Powerful UAS Solutions for FLIR’s First Responder Customers and Funds DroneSense for Growth WILSONVILLE, Ore. & AUSTIN, Texas –Apr. 18, 2018– FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) and DroneSense, Inc. announced today that FLIR has completed a strategic investment in DroneSense, makers of a unique software platform that serves the growing […]

Introducing the RadioPlane Seeker

April 18, 2018 - 12:04pm
Radioplane, a new player in the drone sphere is introducing a next generation, highly adaptable, modular drone for serious work and adventure. The state of the art Seeker drone is designed to carry many different types of equipment for a multitude of tasks autonomously, automatically and continuously. The Seeker drone is a highly precise flying device that can be programmed […]

Drone racing and parachuting canopy piloting at The World Games 2021

April 18, 2018 - 11:50am
The World Games 2021 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, will include two FAI air sports, it was announced on Sunday. Drone racing and canopy piloting – a spectacular form of skydiving that combines precision and speed – will be on the programme of the multi-sport event. The decision to include the two air sports was made […]

Xcel Energy announces a new milestone for drone technology

April 18, 2018 - 11:45am
Xcel Energy, a leader in using drone technology to inspect energy infrastructure, will be the first utility in the nation to routinely fly unmanned aircraft beyond the operator’s line of sight when it begins surveying transmission lines near Denver, Colorado. Last week, the Federal Aviation Administration announced it authorized the flights. The FAA’s decision to […]

Altavian Awarded US Army TUAS Contract

April 17, 2018 - 1:08pm
Altavian, Inc., a U.S. based Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) engineering and manufacturing firm, today announces the award of a $250M Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract with the US Army. Under the Program Executive Office Aviation, Products Office for Tactical Unmanned Aircraft (TUAS), Altavian will be supporting the largest small UAS program in the world. The […]

Parrot Bluegrass: Estimate biomass, understand fertilization needs and identify opportunities increase agricultural output

April 17, 2018 - 12:44pm
Parrot Bluegrass is an all-in-one, multipurpose quadcopter drone solution specifically designed for farming and agriculture. The Parrot Bluegrass helps business owners remain competitive and produce higher quality crops by providing accurate data which can be used to improve farming practices and agricultural output while being eco-friendly and cost-effective. The drone’s frontal camera gives farmers a […]

French elite law enforcement team RAID adopt Elios

April 17, 2018 - 12:15pm
Developed by Swiss startup Flyability, Elios is successfully used by one of the most prestigious special law enforcement units in the world, the RAID (Research, Assistance, Intervention, Deterrence), to perform indoor reconnaissance and intelligence in the most complex enclosed spaces. The unique ability of Elios to tolerate collisions makes it ideal for deployment in critical […]

Drone Flying Demonstrations At The SUSB EXPO 2018

April 17, 2018 - 8:27am
This is your chance to hear first hand from successful drone industry professionals and see live “cage free” demonstrations of applications, products and safety mitigations for drones. If you have an interest in drones or are looking for more information about what they can do or get into the drone business, this might be the […]

senseFly – Integrating Drone Tech into Mine and Quarry Workflows webinar

April 17, 2018 - 2:46am
Real-world usage, ROI & adoption feedback from experienced operators Wed, April 18, 10:00 EST / 16:00 CET (GMT+2) Register How drone (UAV) technology is being employed by mine & quarry companies & service providers How drones are being employed at mine & quarry sites worldwide: from volume calculation to slope monitoring & blast analysis How […]

Kittyhawk Insights: LAANC In-Depth

April 16, 2018 - 11:47pm
Jon Hegranes CEO & Co-Founder @kittyhawkio With the initial roll-out of LAANC just a few weeks away, we’ve been hard at work integrating native, seamless, and beautiful LAANC functionality into our platform (but more on that later ;). Today we wanted to dig into the numbers and dissect *why* there’s such a fervour around LAANC. What […]

New tool serves as digital logbook for drone users

April 16, 2018 - 11:03pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A Purdue University researcher led the development of a free, web-based application that will allow those using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to easily log their flight-related data. The UAS User Log is a digital logbook available around the world to serve those using UAS, or drones, for research, crop production, spray […]

GA-ASI Demonstrates Flight Deck Taxi Capability for MQ-25

April 16, 2018 - 10:53pm
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has successfully demonstrated aircraft carrier deck handling to include taxi capability and transition to the launch and recovery phases using a Predator® C Avenger® jet aircraft as a surrogate. As part of the proposed MQ-25 solution, GA-ASI has demonstrated that the new carrier-based unmanned tanker can integrate with the complexities of […]

Help the AMA protect 336

April 16, 2018 - 8:30am
Some are petitioning Congress to eliminate the Special Rule for Model Aircraft – also known as Section 336. This is a critical moment to let your elected representatives know the importance of the recreational community and the Special Rule for Model Aircraft. The recreational community has played a critical role in the innovations of new […]

Altitude Angel – Accurate NOTAM parsing, and why you should care

April 16, 2018 - 1:24am
CTO Neil Kidd explains why Altitude Angel have invested in building the necessary real-time data processing technology for one of aviation’s most important international systems, and shows us why other big names in the business often get this wrong. He walks us through a real-life NOTAM, set to come in to effect on the 18th […]

DJI and Mercedes-AMG launch partnership

April 16, 2018 - 1:10am
DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, will support a Mercedes-AMG car at the ADAC Zurich 24-Hour Race at the Nurburgring this year. The sponsorship consists of a picture of the DJI Mavic Air and a prominent logo placement on the roof as well as a logo placement on the bonnet […]

RT LTA has signed a leasing agreement with a leading European country

April 16, 2018 - 12:47am
The Israeli-based aerostat company RT LTA Systems Ltd. has signed a leasing agreement with the government of a leading European country, under which the company will provide it’s SkyStar 180 Aerostat system for 6 months. The leasing agreement includes an option to extend the leasing period in additional 30 months, as well as an option […]

Google employees petition against Project Maven

April 13, 2018 - 11:22am
Dear Sundar, We believe that Google should not be in the business of war. Therefore we ask that Project Maven be cancelled, and that Google draft, publicize and enforce a clear policy stating that neither Google nor its contractors will ever build warfare technology. Google is implementing Project Maven, a customized AI surveillance engine that […]

Martin VBAT demonstrations for Indian Army

April 13, 2018 - 10:34am
Martin UAV has successfully completed flight demonstrations in India for the Indian Army. Over the last 2 weeks, Martin UAV’s innovative V-BAT aircraft flew in operational test scenarios in both mountainous terrain and Jungle environments. Flying both day and night sorties the V-BAT performed exceptionally well in the challenging conditions. Following the demonstrations, Martin UAV […]

Altavian looking forward to BVLOS

April 13, 2018 - 10:23am
What is BVLOS? BVLOS means Beyond Visual Line of Sight operations for drones. BVLOS is the natural progression for commercial drone operations, but before it can take off the FAA will need to make it safe, so until then everyone is in a holding pattern. The limitation to Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) or Extended […]