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July 24, 2019

Updated: FAA, USAF, industry giants head to ND for UAS event

BY Staff Top officials from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Air Force have announced their intention to partake in a unique joint-presentation. READ MORE

August 14, 2019

Success for several drone service firms continues in the oilfield

BY Luke GeiverDrone service firms are finding success in the oilfields. This month, two entities have announced major partnerships or contract awards to perform unmanned aircraft systems-based missions for oil and gas assets. READ MORE

August 14, 2019

DARPA, research partners tests drone swarms in urban settings

BY Luke GeiverNew testing by a team of researchers and private companies led by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has helped demonstrate how drone swarms can be used in urban environments. READ MORE

August 14, 2019

Drone delivery developer signs global distribution deal

BY AirBox Drone Delivery Systems has secured a distributor of their products including AirBox Home for the Nordic region plus India and Malaysia. READ MORE

August 12, 2019

Defense Logistics Agency proves drone delivery concept

BY Luke GeiverThe Defense Logistics Agency has proven how to use drones to provide food and water to troops or personnel operating in disaster relief scenarios. In July, the DLA worked with two unmanned aircraft systems and the U.S. Coast Guard. READ MORE

July 31, 2019

UAS pioneer Grand Sky makes bold move into MALE UAV service

BY Luke GeiverThe team at Grand Sky Development Co. LLC, has tapped into its pioneering roots to start a new unmanned aircraft systems venture that will be the first-of-its-kind in the U.S. READ MORE

July 31, 2019

NASA inspired drone control maker earns new patents

BY Fluidity Tech Fluidity Technologies is a technology innovation company focused on redefining movement through 3-dimensional space. Founded by former NASA astronaut, pilot and physician, Scott Parazynski, the company’s mission is to simplify and improve motion. READ MORE

July 31, 2019

Aerospace engineer explains multirotor UAV for glacier research

BY University of Kansas A University of Kansas aerospace engineer has earned the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award for young faculty to design, build and fly a radar suite and integrate it on a helicopter-based UAV. READ MORE

July 31, 2019

Kespry, Dronebase partner on 'bring your own drone' program

BY Kespry Kespry’s customers will now be able to leverage DroneBase to manage their Kespry deployments as part of Kespry’s new Bring Your Own Drone program. READ MORE

July 29, 2019

With UPS Flight Forward, drone delivery operations near reality

BY UPS UPS has applied to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration for Part 135 certification to operate commercial drone flights in the trademarked UPS network under a subsidiary business called UPS Flight Forward. READ MORE

July 09, 2019

Siemens collaborates with VTOL drone maker Paragon

BY Siemens Digital Industries Software The need for increased performance and reduced time-to-market has led Paragon VTOL Aerospace, a global vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft provider for numerous industries, to adopt solutions from Siemens. READ MORE

July 02, 2019

Drone service report recognizes SkySkopes for innovation, growth

BY Luke GeiverFrost & Sullivan has recently evaluated the 22 top DSPs around the globe based on their growth performance and ability to innovate. Of these 22 companies, only 5 fell into the “sweet spot” range on the Frost Radar which exhibits an optimal mix. READ MORE

July 01, 2019

SenseFly partners with distributor to expand US footprint

BY senseFly Enterprise UAS (previously Neat Brands) is a company specializing in the retail and wholesale distribution of emerging technologies and one of the largest enterprise drone dealers in the US. READ MORE

June 27, 2019

DJI creates high-security solution for government drone programs

BY DJI Government Edition allows us to tell our clients that all of their telemetry data, meaning where their drone is flying, is stored securely and not shared with anyone but them. READ MORE

June 26, 2019

Drone management tool could cut operation costs in half

BY Dronecloud The Dronecloud platform was built by a team of drone operators and designed to be the single most comprehensive tool on the market today. READ MORE

June 25, 2019

ND DOT receives 4-year FAA waiver for drone flights over people

BY North Dakota Department of Transportation This is the first time a North Dakota state agency has received a waiver to routinely conduct UAS operations over people using a drone, in this case a DJI Mavic 2 series equipped with a ParaZero SafeAir parachute recovery system. READ MORE

June 19, 2019

UAH to test drones for earthquake first respondents

BY University of Alabama in Huntsville RSESC’s involvement will center on integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into disaster response and recovery operations by using open-source Internet of Things (IoT) software. READ MORE

June 19, 2019

SkyGuardian Surpasses 100 Test Flights

BY Luke Geiver The MQ-9B SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), designed and developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., has now flown more than 100 test flights as development continues. READ MORE

June 19, 2019

Raytheon, AirMap partner on UAS airspace integration efforts

BY Raytheon Raytheon Company has signed a strategic agreement with AirMap, the leading global airspace intelligence platform for drones, to collaborate on future projects to safely integrate unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace. READ MORE

June 18, 2019

Northern Plains UAS team opens door for flights over people

BY ParaZero, Northern Plains UAS Test Site The completion of the compliance process for the SafeAir Mavic will open the doors for UAS operators that are interested in the possibility of safe and legal UAS operations over people using the DJI Mavic 2. READ MORE

June 18, 2019

Black Swift develops swarming drones for Hurricane tracking

BY Black Swift Technologies Black Swift Technologies, a specialized engineering firm based in Boulder, CO, has been awarded a U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration contract to develop an air-deployed unmanned aircraft set-up for tropical storms. READ MORE

June 17, 2019

AeroVironment acquires VTOL drone maker for $25M

BY AeroVironment AeroVironment Inc., a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both defense and commercial applications, has acquired Pulse Aerospace LLC, a developer and supplier of small vertical take off and landing UAVs. READ MORE

June 04, 2019

Air Canada Cargo, Drone Delivery team to establish 150k routes

BY Luke GeiverDrone Delivery Canada Corp. has signed a deal with Air Canada Cargo to establish and operate roughly 150,000 drone delivery routes throughout Canada, mainly in rural areas. READ MORE

June 03, 2019

Micro weather analytics firm focused on drones gains investors

BY TruWeather Solutions Inc. TruWeather Solutions, Inc., a micro weather data and analytics company successfully raised a Series Seed investment from Kluz Ventures, through its The Flying Object and The Next Impact funds. READ MORE

May 31, 2019

Silent Falcon's new fixed wing designed for long endurance

BY Silent Falcon UAS Technologies The Silent Falcon EE incorporates the newest technological innovations in solar panels, battery and solar power conversion. Silent Falcon EE can stay aloft for up to 8 hours in day time, and 4 hours at night. READ MORE

May 31, 2019

US Army selects Parrot, other drone makers for future work

BY Parrot The Short Range Reconnaissance (SRR) effort has recently awarded $11 million in funding to six companies to prototype and evaluate drones that can provide the Soldier on the ground with a rapidly deployable scouting capability. READ MORE

May 29, 2019

Drone maker Delair, seed breeder partner to enhance variety tests

BY Phenome Networks Phenome Networks, a premier plant breeding software company, and Delair, a leading supplier of commercial drone solutions, will present their strategic collaboration to offer a combined system to accelerate plant breeding and variety testing. READ MORE

May 23, 2019

DJI makes major safety upgrade, adds ADS-B in tech

BY Luke GeiverDJI will add ADS-B transponders to all new drones that weigh 250 grams or more (less than one pound). The addition of ADS-B, the communication transponding tech used in the airplane and helicopter industry, is part of DJI’s Elevating Safety plan. READ MORE

May 22, 2019

FAA changes rules for recreational drone pilots

BY Federal Aviation Administration While recreational flyers may continue to fly below 400 feet in uncontrolled airspace without specific certification or operating authority from the FAA, they are now required to obtain prior authorization from the FAA before flying near airports. READ MORE

May 20, 2019

DHL, EHang partner on drone delivery in China

BY DHL It reduces one-way delivery time from 40 minutes to only eight minutes and can save costs of up to 80 percent per delivery, with reduced energy consumption and carbon footprint compared with road transportation. READ MORE

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