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March 09, 2020

Drone researchers create microchip to mimic flight of fruit fly

BY National Tsing Hua University Intrigued by the fruit fly’s uncanny ability to avoid obstacles, Tang figured that it might be possible to replicate the optical nerve of this tiny insect and adapt it to AI applications. READ MORE

March 09, 2020

Spain drone developer breaks flight endurance record

BY Luke GeiverA hybrid multirotor developed by Spain-based Quaternium has set a flight time record of eight hours and ten minutes. The system used electric batteries and a two-stroke engine. READ MORE

February 26, 2020

UK firms partner on China-free drone platforms

BY Luke GeiverWorkswell, a UK-based designer and manufacturer of stationary, R&D and UAV thermal imaging cameras, solutions and systems, is renewing its partnership with Acecore Technologies, a market leading drone developer. READ MORE

February 26, 2020

New pre-flight system reveals best drone data capture options

BY SOARIZON The partnership will provide SOARIZON customers with pre-flight consultancy on the best methodologies for data acquisition, as well as first class post processing capability that far surpasses the current go-to systems that utilize cloud processing. READ MORE

February 26, 2020

NAV Canada signs strategic deal to help manage drones

BY NAV CANADA NAV CANADA has entered into an agreement with Unifly, a strategic technology partner, in the deployment of a national system that provides digital services for safely operating and managing drones in the Canadian airspace. READ MORE

February 26, 2020

Global safety tech provider launches drone livestream for law

BY Axon Axon, the global leader in connected public safety technologies, has announced a new drone piloting and livestreaming application that allows law enforcement to livestream critical data directly into digital evidence management systems. READ MORE

February 26, 2020

Collins Aerospace, NASA embark on final phase of UAV command link

BY Collins Aerospace Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., is entering the final stages of a nine-year project with NASA to enable unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to operate safely in the National Airspace. READ MORE

February 26, 2020

ASTM, FAA, UAS industry pushing remote ID options

BY Luke GeiverThe U.S Federal Aviation Administration's newly released proposal for unmanned aircraft systems remote identification has drawn mixed reviews from major industry stakeholders. Most stakeholders are looking to ASTM standards. READ MORE

February 12, 2020

Reality show to highlight role of drones in difficult survey ops

BY MicroDrone "Down to Earth," a new reality series, reveals the challenges and hazards that professional surveyors face while out in the field. The series, sponsored by MicroDrones, shows how challenging survey operations can be overcome by drones. READ MORE

February 12, 2020

Chinese ag-drone spayer maker helping with coronavirus

BY Luke GeiverAn agricultural-focused drone platform and systems developer from China has shifted its focus to helping stop the spread of Covid19, the novel coronavirus that has caused a global health emergency. READ MORE

February 12, 2020

SkyGrid now gives drone pilots hyper local weather

BY SkyGrid SkyGrid, a Boeing, SparkCognition company, has announced it is integrating multiple data layers, including hyper-local weather data, into its aerial operating system to enable safer drone operations. READ MORE

February 12, 2020

Drone delivery firm Flirtey gains crucial safety patent

BY Luke GeiverLess than a month after releasing a new video detailing a Flirtey drone delivery operation, the innovative unmanned aircraft systems company has announced the receipt of a crucial new patent. READ MORE

February 12, 2020

New payload will make stratosphere drone flights possible

BY Loon Alphabet's Loon LLC and HAPSMobile Inc. have announced the development of a communications payload for HAWK30, a solar-powered unmanned aircraft system designed to fly in the stratosphere. READ MORE

February 05, 2020

Xcel Energy, eSmart, drone maker partner on AI-powered system

BY eSmart Systems ESmart Systems, Xcel Energy and EDM International have announced the first phase of a strategic initiative to deploy AI-based collaborative intelligence for 3,300 miles of Xcel's transmission lines. READ MORE

January 29, 2020

Mobile modem maker, communications provider partner for drones

BY SqwaQ Assayer, a Master Agent specializing in mobile and wireline telecommunications, announced that it has signed a Channel Partner Distribution Agreement with SqwaQ. READ MORE

January 29, 2020

K-MAX offering new commercial UAV kits

BY Luke GeiverA rugged low-maintenance aircraft optimized for external load operations that was first certified in 1994 is once again impacting the aviation market. Kaman Corp. announced this month it has developed a new, commercial UAS kit for the entire U.S. READ MORE

January 28, 2020

Yates to unveil cargo drone with 48-foot wingspan

BY Yates Electrospace Corp. Yates Electrospace Corp., whose Silent Arrow platform is bringing disruptive innovation to the heavy payload, unmanned cargo delivery market, has announced the design completion and specifications of massive cargo delivery drone. READ MORE

January 24, 2020

Syniverse, AiRXOS unveil new drone communication network

BY Syniverse Technology innovators Syniverse and AiRXOS, a wholly owned subsidiary of GE Aviation, are working together to protect the skies by providing a communications infrastructure. READ MORE

January 21, 2020

Deloitte, San Diego children's hospital to test drone delivery

BY Deloitte The plan calls for avoiding ground traffic delays by deploying UAS to fly genomic testing specimens to the lab to get results back to acutely ill babies and children more quickly. READ MORE

January 16, 2020

Idaho researchers work to show promise of drones and fruit trees

BY Luke GeiverA team of researchers from the University of Idaho has created a list denoting the most promising ways drones can be used at tree nurseries. The list, along with other outreach is part of their work to educate growers on the promise of drones. READ MORE

January 16, 2020

CUAS maker announces another $10M contract

BY Luke GeiverFollowing the news that the U.S. Pentagon has begun standing up a counter unmanned aircraft systems division, a Colorado maker of CUAS technology has announced another sale and delivery of its containerized system. READ MORE

January 16, 2020

Drone enterprise consultancy, swarm tech provider partner

BY VHive VHive, a software solution that enables enterprises to digitize their field assets and operations using autonomous drone hives has partnered with DFS Autonomous Systems LLC (DAS). READ MORE

January 14, 2020

EVTOL drone developer launches BlackFly with new CEO

BY OPENER OPENER, a developer of aerial vehicles for consumer travel, has announced the appointment of Ben Diachun as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). OPENER is producing BlackFly, an electric vertical take off and landing vehicle. READ MORE

January 14, 2020

Orbital UAV now shipping new engine model to Insitu

BY Orbital UAV Orbital Corporation Ltd has started shipping the second engine model identified under its Long Term Agreement with Insitu Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company. READ MORE

January 14, 2020

Blue, Kyocera form partnership for communication relay drones

BY Luke GeiverBlue innovation Co. and Kyocera Corporation have announced that the companies have reached an agreement to jointly develop new drone solutions focused on flying multiple drones with mobile relay station functions. READ MORE

January 02, 2020

US DOT sets path for drone remote ID systems

BY U.S. Federal Aviation Administration These efforts lay the foundation for more complex operations, such as those beyond visual line of sight at low altitudes, as the FAA and the drone industry move toward a traffic management ecosystem for UAS flights. READ MORE

January 02, 2020

NASA, South Dakota State students work on human-carrying drone

BY South Dakota State University Engineering students at South Dakota State University are designing a drone large enough to carry a human for their capstone senior design project through a nearly $80,000 grant from NASA. READ MORE

January 02, 2020

Drone swarms, fireworks earn world record over Marjan Island

BY SKYMAGIC SKYMAGIC, one of the world's leading performance drone companies, helped to deliver a ground-breaking pyrotechnic drone show designed by Phil Grucci and realised by Fireworks by Grucci and SKYMAGIC. READ MORE

January 02, 2020

States now forming agreements with UAS service firms

BY Luke GeiverAn Alabama-based unmanned aircraft systems company has agreed to work with the state of Connecticut. Avion Unmanned out of Huntsville, Alabama, signed a participating addendum with Connecticut. DroneUp, from Virginia, is now working with New Mexico. READ MORE

January 02, 2020

New hydrogen gas, tank supply service formed by drone firm

BY ReadyH2 ReadyH2, a newly formed subsidiary of Fortress Solutions and Fortress UAV, has announced a new compressed hydrogen gas distribution service that will enable hydrogen-powered drone flights. READ MORE