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GRIFF Aviation awarded $2M USD research grant

February 17, 2018 - 10:20am
GRIFF Aviation has been awarded a $2M USD grant by the Research Council of Norway. The award from the government agency will be used on a joint-industry research project into drone operations and associated challenges at sea. Joining GRIFF Aviation on the project are Olympic Shipping, Norut (the Northern Research Institute) and Stable, specialists in […]

DroneBase Secures $12 Million Round of Series B Funding to Expand Drone Operations Technology

February 16, 2018 - 5:23am
DroneBase, the largest global drone operations company, today announced it has raised $12 million in Series B funding to expand its drone operations services for enterprises. Union Square Ventures (USV) and Upfront Ventures co-led the round alongside DJI and new investors Hearst Ventures and Pritzker Group. This brings DroneBase’s total funding to more than $17 […]

DroneDeploy Launches Real-Time Mapping for Instant Aerial Data and Analysis

February 16, 2018 - 4:59am
dronedeployDroneDeploy, the leading drone mapping software platform in the world, today announced the release of Live Map — a first-of-its-kind feature that allows any drone operator to create real-time maps in the field with their iOS device. Users plan a flight, take off, and see maps render on-screen during flight — without the need for […]

Singapore’s HES Energy Systems Pushes Forward on Long Range Hydrogen-Electric Flight, Joins Forces with French Aerospace & Energy Tech Developers to Form Complete Value Chain

February 16, 2018 - 4:54am
HES Energy Systems, the leading Fuel Cell Systems developer from Singapore has formed an Alliance with three French Clean Energy and Aerospace Tech companies. Named FLY-HY, the group’s mission is to begin addressing the global market as a unified value chain, ranging from hydrogen refuelling systems to energy storage and power conversion, and cooperate with […]

Fortem Technologies, Inc., Announces DroneHunter: First Fully Autonomous Counter UAS Solution Using AI-Enabled Radar Technology

February 15, 2018 - 8:50am
Fortem Technologies, Inc., announced today the release of DroneHunter™, the first military-tested unmanned aircraft that provides perimeter intrusion detection and protection by autonomously patrolling an airspace and towing away any rogue drones from the sky. Using AI algorithms, the DroneHunter system provides detection, monitoring and capture of rogue drones over restricted airspace or no-fly zones. […]

Event 38 Adds Sony R10C

February 15, 2018 - 8:46am
Event 38 has completed development work on integrating the Sony R10C both with Event 38 aircraft as well as stand-alone units for integration into other systems. The R10C is Sony’s camera made specifically for embedded applications. Sony grants Event 38 access to the full camera controls available to the internal software. This allows us an […]

V-Cube Robotics Begins Offering SOLAR CHECK, a Solar Power Plant Inspection Package Service

February 15, 2018 - 8:40am
V-cube Robotics, Inc. (Headquarters: Shibuya, Tokyo; Representative Director and President: Taishin Demura; hereinafter “V-cube Robotics”), a provider of commercial drone solutions to enterprise and local governments, announced that it would begin offering SOLAR CHECK, a solar power plant inspection package service utilizing drones. Equipped with infrared thermography cameras, the drones autonomously fly around a facility, […]

Eyes in the Sky, Smart Techs on the Ground

February 15, 2018 - 8:39am
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food and nutritional security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries. It provides access to information and […]

No trade-offs with the WingtraOne: get the largest coverage even at low GSDs

February 15, 2018 - 5:09am
When it comes to the world of drone photogrammetry, trade-offs abound – something we at Wingtra have been committed to minimizing at every level. We have already discussed how the WingtraOne lets our users have both, the ease-of-use and accuracy of multicopters, and the long range of fixed-wings. In this post, we describe how the WingtraOne bridges the gap […]

Sky Flight Robotics & Quantum Systems unveil the Trinity Unmanned aircraft at “Space Coast Drone Test Center”

February 14, 2018 - 7:28am
Sky Flight Robotics and Quantum Systems arrived in Florida Friday, February 2nd to conduct training and customer demos of the new Quantum Systems Trinity vertical take-off and landing unmanned fixed-wing aircraft. This is the first of its kind to enter into North America drone market. We had hotel accommodations at the Holiday Inn Express on […]

DroneShield Assigned a NATO Stock Number for DroneGun

February 14, 2018 - 7:14am
DroneShield’s DroneGun MKII has been assigned a NATO Stock Number, following a request by the United States Department of Defense. NATO militaries now able to purchase DroneGun MKII “off the shelf”. DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO) (“DroneShield” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that its DroneGun MKII product has been assigned a NATO Stock Number (NSN) […]

United States Marine Corps Orders 800 InstantEye Systems

February 14, 2018 - 7:07am
InstantEye Robotics announced today that it has received an order from PMA-263, the Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office, for an additional 800 InstantEye Mk-2 GEN3-A0 sUAS systems. The systems delivered under this contract will support deployed Marine infantry squads, providing organic surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. “We are excited that […]

Idaho Technology Company Black Sage Plans Drone Defense Demonstration at Idaho State Capitol

February 14, 2018 - 6:50am
Boise, Idaho based Black Sage will demonstrate drone defense on the State Capitol in Boise, Idaho at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 21, with the company’s state-of-the-art counter unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) technology. The demonstration will be the first of its kind. “The layered approach Black Sage employs to detect, identify and defeat unauthorized drones is the most capable and flexible technique used anywhere,” said […]

Altavian Works Alongside Northern Plains UAS Test Site for NASA Universal Traffic Management Testing

February 13, 2018 - 11:29am
Gainesville, FL (February 13, 2018) – Altavian, Inc., a leading manufacturer of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) systems and components, announced today that it is working with Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS) to help test NASA’s Unmanned aircraft systems Traffic Management (UTM) system. Altavian and NPUASTS will work to develop technology related to UTM while […]

New training partnership poised to propel UK commercial drone industry to new heights

February 13, 2018 - 9:04am
NATS and Sky-Futures announce partnership to deliver commercial drone pilot training throughout the UK NATS, the UK’s leading air traffic control provider, and Sky-Futures, a world leader in commercial drone-based inspection services and training, have announced an exciting new partnership that will change the landscape of drone training in the UK.  The initiative will bring […]

Skydio Announces R1, Delivering on the Promise of the Self-Flying Camera

February 13, 2018 - 8:53am
Redwood City, CA – February 13, 2018 – Skydio, the California-based company, announced today the availability of the company’s first product: R1, a fully autonomous flying camera. With the introduction of R1, the company is taking a step toward the future of autonomous drones and enabling a new type of visual storytelling. “The promise of […]

How CU Boulder drone will track and crack hidden language of sperm whales

February 13, 2018 - 1:08am
The University of Colorado Boulder’s Search and Help Aquatic Mammals UAS (SHAMU) aerospace engineering student team is raising funds for a project that will facilitate scientific research on sperm whale communication patterns.  Through a partnership with scientists from the Cetacean Echolocation Translation Initiative (CETI), SHAMU will design, fabricate and operate an unmanned aerial system (UAS) to […]

AirGon LLC Appointed North American Distributor for YellowScan Drone LIDAR Systems

February 13, 2018 - 12:21am
Huntsville, AL – AirGon LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of GeoCue Group Inc., has been appointed the North American Distributor for YellowScan, based in Montpellier, France.   Under the agreement, AirGon will sell, train and support YellowScan’s complete line of small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (sUAV) LIDAR scanning systems.  The system choices range from the mapping grade […]

DJI Drones Take Flight with Worldpay

February 12, 2018 - 11:26pm
Worldpay Inc., a global leader in payments, has partnered with the world’s leading drone manufacturer DJI, to help the company expand its eCommerce platform to reach more customers around the world. The global drone market is expected to be worth more than $11.2 billion by 2020[1] and adoption is growing at a rapid pace. With growing consumer interest […]

Airbus completes first flight demonstration for its commercial parcel delivery drone ‘Skyways’

February 12, 2018 - 6:06am
Airbus Helicopters’ Skyways unmanned air vehicle has successfully completed its first flight demonstration at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The drone took off from its dedicated maintenance centre and landed on the roof of a specially designed parcel station where a parcel was automatically loaded via a robotic arm. Once successfully loaded with the […]