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April 27, 2017

AlarisPro software improves UAS safety for users, manufacturers

BY Patrick C. MillerSoftware developed by Maryland-based AlarisPro not only supplies operators with important information about their UAS fleet, but it also gives manufacturers data that can be used to improve safety and build better products. READ MORE

April 27, 2017

Super heavy-lift drone to be made at Florida plant

BY Luke GeiverFlorida is set to become home to the next wave of unique commercial drones to operate in the U.S. GRIFF Aviation, a Norwegian-based unmanned aircraft systems designer and manufacturer of a heavy-lift drones wants to open a plant in Tampa. READ MORE

April 27, 2017

Mini-ADS-B maker set to release newer, smaller versions for sUAS

BY Luke GeiverThe maker of a miniature ADS-B transceivers and navigation products has announced plans to debut a new line of small unmanned aircraft systems products that are lighter and better than previous versions. READ MORE

April 27, 2017

ATL airport deploys drones for runway maintenance

BY Luke GeiverThe busiest airport in the U.S. has turned to small unmanned aircraft vehicles to enhance and maintain day-to-day operations. Michael Baker International, an engineering and consulting service has deployed a drone to monitor heavy aircraft runways. READ MORE

April 27, 2017

FAA issues 200 maps to streamline commercial drone ops

BY Federal Aviation Administration The Federal Aviation Administration today published ;more than 200 facility maps to streamline the commercial drone authorization process. The maps depict areas and altitudes near airports where UAS may operate safely. READ MORE

April 25, 2017

Northrop Grumman opens new ND facility

BY Patrick C. MillerNorthrop Grumman last week officially opened its new facility adjacent to the Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota as the first anchor tenant of the Grand Sky UAS Business and Aviation Park, calling it a unique opportunity for innovation. READ MORE

April 13, 2017

3DR shares progress updates on commercial sUAS work

BY Luke GeiverThe issue with 3D Robotics efforts to move from serving the hobbyist market to the commercial enterprise space hasn't been related to its unmanned aircraft system or software performance. The highly publicized drone entity has the stories to prove it READ MORE

April 13, 2017

Using innovative satellite, 5G system, sUAS goes BVLOS in Va

BY Luke GeiverCredit a one-of-a-kind satellite system that utilizes a 22-meter reflector-based antenna for the successful test flight of a small unmanned aircraft system that flew more than 12 miles beyond visual line of sight. READ MORE

April 13, 2017

Verizon tests cellphone tower in the sky to aid first responders

BY Patrick C. MillerVerizon is testing a drone equipped as a flying cell tower to demonstrate its ability to provide communications to first responders during emergencies and disasters when normal communications are knocked out. A larger test is planned for next month. READ MORE

April 13, 2017

Nation’s largest private aggregate producer partners with Airware

BY Luke GeiverThe nation's largest family-owned producer of crushed stone, sand and gravel is shifting its focus to the sky. Luck Stone, based in Richmond, Virginia, has partnered with Airware to better utilize drone data on more than 22 sites. READ MORE

April 13, 2017

FAA maps will speed up drone authorization applications

BY Federal Aviation Administration The FAA this week announced that on April 27, it will release the first set of UAS facility maps showing areas and altitudes near airports where drones can safely operate. This will help the agency process Part 107 requests more quickly. READ MORE

April 13, 2017

Pipeline inspection drone developed for oil and gas industry

BY Patrick C. MillerThe vertical-take-off-and-landing SkyOne UAS developed by SkyX, a new Canadian aerospace company, is intended to serve the oil and gas industry's need for pipeline inspection, mapping and surveillance. READ MORE

March 30, 2017

ACSS, NASA plan UAS collision avoidance flight tests this summer

BY Patrick C. MillerFollowing last year's successful flight tests with Northrop Grumman's optionally piloted Firebird aircraft, Arizona avionics developer ACSS will this summer be working with NASA to test a new version of its UAS collision avoidance system. READ MORE

March 30, 2017

DARPA continues General Atomics' Gremlins Phase 2 contract

BY General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. DARPA will continue its contract with General Atomics for Phase 2 of the agency's Gremlins program, which is developing technology to launch and recover volleys of low-cost, reusable drones from a manned aircraft. READ MORE

March 23, 2017

IP firm: drone identification tech isn’t theory, its available

BY Luke GeiverA New York-based intellectual property broker believes it has the patent to a drone tracking and identification system that could be used by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and law enforcement to ID and track drones. READ MORE

March 23, 2017

Aviation consulting experts launch guaranteed UAS solutions

BY Luke GeiverEvans Inc., a consulting firm specialized in health care, aviation and international developments, has released a new service to the unmanned aircraft systems industry it guarantees will produce a successful outcome for commercial and gov agencies. READ MORE

March 23, 2017

Fukushima nuclear plant issues call for drone operator help

BY Luke GeiverThe owner of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station is looking for drone-technology and operations partners to continue the decommissioning process of the damaged nuclear power plant in Japan. READ MORE

March 23, 2017

Hydrogen fuel cell maker inks first deal with US drone operator

BY Luke GeiverHydrogen fuel cell designer Intelligent Energy has signed its first deal for the supply of the U.K.-based firm's drone power system. PINC, a California-based warehouse and logistics solutions provider will outfit drones with the fuel cell. READ MORE

March 16, 2017

Senate hearing offers insight on FAA UAS progress, future plans

BY Luke GeiverThe U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation met this week to hear testimony from unmanned aircraft systems experts, officials and interested parties. During a two-hour long hearing the FAA gave progress reports and plans. READ MORE

March 16, 2017

Author says U.S. has a bewildering array of UAS laws, regulations

BY Patrick C. MillerSarah Nilsson, a pilot and attorney who wrote a new book on federal and state UAS laws and regulations, believes that the U.S. has a long way to go before it can effectively regulate drones for commercial and recreational uses. READ MORE

March 16, 2017

Dynetics wins DARPA contract for Gremlin swarming drones

BY Dynetics Alabama-based Dynetics Inc. has won a $21 million contract from DARPA to develop low-cost, swarming drones called Gremlins that can be launched in a volley from an aircraft and retrieved in midair. READ MORE

March 16, 2017

Construction camera provider: Top 4 reasons for drones

BY Luke GeiverTrueLook, a North Carolina-based construction camera company, has released its take on using drones on the construction site, giving four reasons to use drones in construction. READ MORE

March 16, 2017

Black Swift tests sUAS for surveying at 14,000 feet

BY Black Swift Technologies Overcoming the challenges of mapping terrain in difficult conditions at altitudes exceeding 14,000 feet using a small unmanned aircraft system is not something that scares Black Swift Technologies. READ MORE

March 16, 2017

UNICEF looking for Africa drone corridor leader

BY Luke GeiverIf you are a committed, creative professiona, and you know drones, UNICEF wants to hire you. UNICEF announced this week its plans to hire for humanitarian response efforts that will utilize drones in a testing corridor based in Malawi. READ MORE

March 02, 2017

Security company aims to halt expanding drone threats

BY Patrick C. MillerWith 600,000 new drones entering the airspace every month, Joerg Lamprecht, CEO of Dedrone, believes the need for drone security technology is growing every day. His company is helping keep businesses and people safe around the world. READ MORE

March 02, 2017

University studies drone swarms to clean up oil spills

BY Patrick C. Miller Studying how ants swarm to and from a food site is helping researchers at the University at Buffalo’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences understand how swarms of drones might one day be used to clean up an oil spill. READ MORE

March 02, 2017

Global farm equipment dealer explains move into drone offerings

BY Luke GeiverThe conversation on drones and precision agriculture farming practices is changing. UAS Magazine spoke with CNH Industrial about its partnership with DroneDeploy and how ag-clients view drones as a tool. READ MORE

March 01, 2017

Harris, ND partner to create first-ever BVLOS network for UAVs

BY Harris Corp. Harris Corp. has received a two-year grant to help develop a first-of-its-kind solution to enable beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) operations for unmanned aircraft systems. Harris is working with several entities in North Dakota. READ MORE

March 01, 2017

Groundbreaking arctic drone to test at Oregon's UAS range

BY SOAR Oregon Prior to its scheduled launch in 2018, the ArcticShark, a groundbreaking new unmanned aerial system designed to collect the world's most sophisticated atmospheric data in the Arctic, will perform test flights at Oregon's FAA-selected UAS range. READ MORE

March 01, 2017

Drone maker, LED provider partner for night ops illumination

BY Draganfly LLC Draganfly Innovations has signed an agreement with SureFire LLC to integrate and test their LED technology as a complete system with Draganfly's UAVs for use in nighttime operations. READ MORE

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