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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

May 14, 2019

Drone swarm operations gaining traction

BY Luke GeiverAs the drone industry gains the ability to fly beyond visual line of sight operations, flights over people or during no-light conditions, another use-case is also gaining traction: drone swarms. READ MORE

May 10, 2019

Boeing's cargo air vehicle completes first outdoor flight

BY Boeing Boeing has successfully completed the first outdoor flight tests of the cargo air vehicle (CAV). In a safe and controlled environment, the electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle was a success. READ MORE

May 08, 2019

Major drone service provider to oil, gas acquired by ICR

BY ICR Integrity The transaction facilitates the next phase of ICR’s inspection service offering, augmenting its existing leading global provision of integrated maintenance and integrity solutions to the oil and gas, power, chemical and nuclear industries. READ MORE

May 08, 2019

Cylinder drone maker finds first major customer

BY Ascent AeroSystems Massachusetts-based Ascent AeroSystems has announced the specifications, pricing, availability and launch customer for Spirit, its new dual-rotor coaxial drone. READ MORE

May 08, 2019

New report, new activity shows growth of drone, precision ag

BY Staff The allure of drones used for precision agriculture continues to grow. Although the market for precision agriculture-based drones and robots was only at $2.5 million in 2018, a new report by BIS Research says the next decade will see $23 billion. READ MORE

May 07, 2019

Drone developer, fiber optics firm partner to monitor pipelines

BY Luke GeiverAs shale oil and gas production continues to increase across the U.S., pipeline gathering and takeaway capacity used to the move crude oil or natural gas is providing an opportunity for unique monitoring efforts like those of SkyX. READ MORE

May 01, 2019

BVLOS Boost: ND invests $30M for statewide UAS operations

BY Staff With a $30 million investment in a first-of-its-kind beyond visual line of sight network, along with other strategic UAS additions, North Dakota has the country's most unique and valuable UAS ecosystem for operations of all kinds. READ MORE

May 01, 2019

Unmanned's largest event shows mood of industry, focus on BVLOS

BY Staff The mood is strong at the world's largest gathering of unmanned systems experts and technology providers. At XPONENTIAL 2019, new technology and BVLOS operational capabilities is guiding the conversations. READ MORE

April 24, 2019

ND establishes first ever UAS super corridor for BVLOS

BY Staff The path to commercially viable beyond visual line of sight flights was revealed this week along a 100-mile super corridor established in North Dakota. READ MORE

April 23, 2019

Sky Power unveils new combustion engines for drones

BY Sky Power GmbH The German engine maker will display its newest drone motors at AUVSI's Xponential 2019 in Chicago. The lineup ranges from small single-cylinder engines based on carburetor technology to two-cylinder engines with carburetor or fuel injection systems. READ MORE

April 22, 2019

Black Swift UAS chosen for arctic research project in Greenland

BY Black Swift Technologies To discover how atmospheric conditions interplay with ice shelf mass reduction, the company's S2 drone will operate at subzero temperatures and fly at altitudes up to 14,000 feet, right on the edge of commercial airspace. READ MORE

April 19, 2019

Parrot launches professional thermography drone package

BY Tom BryanThe system will allow operators to view live thermal and high-definition images of surfaces, structures and at-risk areas as the drone flies over or under them. Arriving in May, the drone is targeted at industrial and commercial end-users. READ MORE

April 18, 2019

Swiss drone designed for search and rescue missions

BY Staff Report With the ability to autonomously scan large geographical search areas, The helicopter-like Rega drone will be deployed on missions to search for missing, injured or ill persons in advance of manned helicopter or ground rescue operations. READ MORE

April 15, 2019

The case for digital license plates for drones

BY Mariah Scott Consistent standards for remote identification, deconfliction, and communication will also allow aircraft and software to understand where other aircraft are and how to avoid each other aiding in BVLOS flights. READ MORE

April 10, 2019

FLIR makes strategic investment in DroneBase UAS pilot network

BY Patrick C. MillerA strategic investment by FLIR Systems Inc. makes it the exclusive provider of thermal product solutions and thermal imaging training for DroneBase's global UAS pilot network. Training will occur through the FLIR Infrared Training Center. READ MORE

April 09, 2019

NAAA: Beware of low-flying ag aircraft during growing season

BY Patrick C. MillerThe National Agricultural Aviation Association is reminding commercial and hobbyist drone operators to be aware of manned agricultural aircraft flying in the same airspace as low as 10 feet at 140 mph. The organization has a checklist for UAS pilots. READ MORE

April 08, 2019

Drone-mounted streaming system provides real-time video

BY Patrick C. MillerTriangle UAS has developed a drone-mounted real-time video streaming system to improve situational awareness for emergency response, search and rescue operations and law enforcement activities. The video stream is transmitted by either 4G or Wi-Fi. READ MORE

April 05, 2019

Patented drone delivery mailbox offers standardized landing zone

BY Patrick C. MillerChicago-based Valquari says its patented Drone Delivery Mailbox gives it a lead on global competition in the UAS delivery space. The company's solution provides a safe, secure and standardized landing zone for a range of delivery applications. READ MORE

April 05, 2019

India approves uAvionix system for UAS in controlled airspace

BY Patrick C. MillerDetect-and-avoid technology developed by uAvionix has been approved for use in India by the country's Director General of Civil Aviation. The system equips the Trinity+ drone made by Quantum Systems of Germany and used by Survey of India. READ MORE

April 04, 2019

UPS, Matternet test medical drone deliveries in North Carolina

BY Patrick C. MillerUPS and Matternet are teaming up to test the delivery of medical samples by drone at the WakeMed hospital and campus in Raleigh, North Carolina. Project results will be used to evaluate how drones can improve transport services at U.S. hospitals. READ MORE

March 28, 2019

FAA authorizes Oklahoma State University to fly drone swarms

BY Oklahoma State University Oklahoma State University's Unmanned Systems Research Institute recently became the first organization in the U.S. to receive authorization from the FAA to fly drone swarms within the national airspace. READ MORE

March 27, 2019

Drones will gather data for tornado research project

BY Patrick C. MillerIn what's being called the biggest tornado research project of its kind, three universities and NOAA will use drones to gather data on how tornadoes form within supercell thunderstorms. The project covers a 367,000-square-mile area of Tornado Alley. READ MORE

March 26, 2019

Report: UAS industry shows exponential growth since 2016

BY Patrick C. MillerA recently released report from AUVSI and the Danish Technological Institute reveals that growth in the UAS industry has been exponential since 2016. About 80 percent of UAS technology patents have been published over the past two years. READ MORE