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January 19, 2017

UK UAS service provider performs job over populated rail corridor

BY Luke GeiverU.K.-based Cyberhawk has completed an unmanned aircraft vehicle application that could model how UAVs can be used to inspect, survey and monitor railway infrastructure present in populated corridors. READ MORE

January 19, 2017

From calculators to drones: Texas Instruments makes sUAV battery

BY Luke GeiverA technology manufacturer well-known for its popular handheld calculators has created a new offering designed to help drone flights last longer and fly smoother. Texas Instruments has announced the release of multiple new products. READ MORE

January 19, 2017

Drones tapped for nuclear waste site clean-up

BY University of Nevada, Reno Their work is part of a National Robotics Initiative project funded by the Department of Energy to clean up the legacy sites of the Manhattan project that have been shuttered for decades. READ MORE

January 05, 2017

Nation's first BVLOS UAS operations approved

BY Patrick C. MillerNorth Dakota's Northern Plains UAS Test Site became the first in the nation to receive approval from the FAA to begin phasing in beyond-visual-line-of-sight flights for large-platform unmanned aircraft, eliminating the requirement for chase aircraft. READ MORE

January 05, 2017

British firm develops fixed-wing UAS that can land like a bird

BY Patrick C. MillerBritish contractor BMT Defence Services in partnership with the University of Bristol has developed a fixed-wing UAS that can perform a perch maneuver to land like a bird. Machine learning algorithms enable the aircraft to perform the maneuver. READ MORE

January 05, 2017

UAS attorney: Drone deliveries for the masses a long way off

BY Patrick C. MillerAmazon and Flirty have made news with reports of successful drone deliveries. But how close are they to becoming a reality? UAS attorney Jonathan Rupprecht believes there are substantial regulatory and legal hurdles yet to be cleared. READ MORE

January 05, 2017

Leading UAV maker, data storage provider form partnership

BY Seagate Technology DJI and Seagate Technology, a world leader in storage solutions, have announced a strategic partnership to work jointly to solve the data storage demands of UAV operators. READ MORE

January 05, 2017

Home security solutions provider unveils plans for drone system

BY Luke GeiverUnwanted visitors or intruders at your home or business will soon risk being caught on video via drone. Alarm.com, a security platform developer that provides security solutions to millions in the U.S. is now working with Qualcomm on a new system. READ MORE

January 05, 2017

CTA: Drones will be part of record year ahead

BY Luke GeiverThe U.S. consumer technology industry will reach $292 billion in retail revenues in 2017 driven in part by the sale of small unmanned aircraft vehicles, according to recently released research from the Consumer Technology Association. READ MORE

December 22, 2016

UKRspecsystems selects Robotic Skies for worldwide services

BY Robotic Skies UKRspecsystems has selected Robotic Skies to provide worldwide support services for its line of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) products. READ MORE

December 22, 2016

FAA expected to approve BVLOS flights at ND UAS test site

BY Patrick C. MillerDuring a meeting with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, U.S. Sen. John Hoeven said he expects the FAA to next week approve beyond visual line of sight flights for the Northern Plains UAS Test Site in North Dakota. READ MORE

December 21, 2016

AirMap: think of new Drone ID like any form you have in wallet

BY AirMap AirMap, an unmanned aircraft systems airspace management company, has announced Drone ID, a partnership with DigiCert that will enable, instant authentication of a UAV's identity via digital certificate. READ MORE

December 21, 2016

University, utility collaborate to develop UAS inspection team

BY Patrick C. MillerKansas State's Polytechnic Campus and Westar Energy have been partners for two years in integrating UAS into the utility's operations. Westar Energy is using the technology in its day-to-day operations to lower costs and improve safety. READ MORE

December 21, 2016

In-house hydrogen fuel cell expands Naval Research Lab’s UAV use

BY Luke GeiverThe do-it-yourself skills of a U.S. Naval Research Laboratory team may help bring hydrogen-powered fuel cell technology to the Navy, with a little help from an unmanned aircraft vehicle. READ MORE

December 20, 2016

USDA funds drone research to improve wheat yields

BY Luke GeiverThe U.S. Department of Agriculture is turning its eyes to the sky to find the next breeding breakthrough in U.S. wheat fields. The National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded a Kansas State research team $300,000 for drone-based research. READ MORE

December 19, 2016

UAS test site supports flights at Denver International Airport

BY North Dakota Department of Commerce The Northern Plains UAS Test site based in North Dakota supported the FAA's Pathfinder Program by conducting a dozen flights at Denver International airport last month. The test flights will help evaluate the safety of UAS operations around airports. READ MORE

December 08, 2016

Precision ag drone system creator earns commercial investment

BY Luke GeiverRaptor Maps has grown its drone-based system designed for specialty crop precision agriculture applications into a business worthy of investment. The Commercial Drone Fund, a venture-backed capital fund, has added the company to its portfolio. READ MORE

December 08, 2016

Online drone safety course offered by Unmanned Safety Institute

BY Patrick C. MillerThe Unmanned Safety Institute is offering the first-ever online safety course for drone enthusiasts. With millions of drones in the air and reports of near misses between manned and unmanned aircraft increasing, USI is looking to improve safety. READ MORE

December 08, 2016

EdgeData planning world-class data center at Grand Sky

BY Patrick C. MillerThe Grand Sky UAS Aviation and Business Park is expected to host a world-class data center within a year. EdgeData LLC this week signed a letter of intent to build the 16,000-square-foot facility to store and convert data collected by UAS. READ MORE

December 08, 2016

Florida firm offers drone building and roof inspections

BY Patrick C. MillerUsing a drone for roof and building inspections enables GCI Consultants in West Palm Beach, Florida, to provide its customers with services that were too expensive and too intrusive in the past. It's also safer and more efficient. READ MORE

December 08, 2016

Drone groups reach out to Trump

BY Luke GeiverPresident-elect Donald Trump and his incoming administration can play a vital role in furthering the commercial deployment of unmanned aircraft systems, according to two industry-related organizations who recently reached out to his team. READ MORE

December 08, 2016

Drone study proves blood transport possible

BY John Hopkins Medicine John Hopkins University researchers have proven that blood transported via drone is not impacted by flight and can be used for medical reasons if necessary. READ MORE

December 01, 2016

European drone report calls for immediate action, investment

BY Luke GeiverA new report issued by a European Union aerospace entity states drones represent a genuine opportunity which requires immediate EU actions including roughly $200 million in the next five years. READ MORE

December 01, 2016

News media drone flights during pipeline protests approved by FAA

BY Patrick C. MillerThe FAA said news organizations that want to use drones to cover the ongoing Dakota Access Pipeline protests in North Dakota can do so as long as they get permission and follow the agency's UAS regulations. READ MORE

December 01, 2016

FAA video reminds new drone pilots how to fly safely

BY Patrick C. MillerAn increase in the number of drone sales to new pilots during the holiday season has prompted the FAA to release a new video reminding them to register their aircraft and follow the rules of safe flying. READ MORE

December 01, 2016

FLIR’s newly acquired drone weighs roughly 3 pieces of paper

BY Luke GeiverFLIR Systems Inc. has spent $134 million in cash to acquire a Norwegian-based nano-class unmanned aircraft developer and manufacturer. The team created a mini UAS they call the Black Hornet. READ MORE

December 01, 2016

Award-winning sense-and-avoid tech maker joins BVLOS project

BY Aerotenna Aerotenna, a developer of radar sensing and SoC flight control technologies for UAVs, and Windhover Labs, a developer of low-cost drone software, have collaborated on an autonomous flight solution for BVLOS operations. READ MORE

December 01, 2016

General Atomics performs UAV test flight for NATO airworthiness

BY General Atomics The Predator-B system will be offered in several configurations, including an unweaponized maritime patrol variant to support open-ocean and littoral surface surveillance for border patrol, coast guard, and disaster relief missions. READ MORE

November 17, 2016

NY works with NASA to develop UAS traffic management system

BY Patrick C. MillerDuring the NASA UAS Traffic Management Convention last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state would invest $30 million in a 50-mile-long flight traffic management system. The technology for a viable UTM system is not far off. READ MORE

November 17, 2016

Northrop Grumman celebrates 15 years of its Global Hawk UAS

BY Northrop Grumman Corp. Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Global Hawk unmanned high altitude long endurance system will mark the 15th anniversary of supporting United States Air Force (USAF) combat operations and other critical needs in the U.S. like weather monitoring. READ MORE