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December 18, 2019

GA set to modernize Gray Eagle UAS

BY General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) has teamed with the U.S. Army to enhance the capabilities and survivability of the MQ-1C ER Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) Unmanned Aircraft System. READ MORE

December 18, 2019

EHang, autonomous aerial vehicle maker, issues IPO

BY Luke GeiverEHang Holdings Limited, an autonomous aerial vehicle technology platform company, has announced the pricing of its initial public offering at a share price of roughly $12.50 and a share total of 6.4 million. The company listed on the NASDAQ. READ MORE

December 18, 2019

American Aerospace acquires long-range drone maker

BY Luke GeiverLong-endurance unmanned aircraft systems service provider American Aerospace Technologies Inc. is adding to its aircraft fleet. Through a financing deal with Riva Ridge Capital Management, the New York company is adding a BVLOS platform. READ MORE

December 18, 2019

ASTM: Remote ID standards for drones coming soon

BY ASTM International A highly anticipated ASTM International standard aims to satisfy the growing demand for better identification and tracking of unmanned aircraft systems in airspace systems worldwide. READ MORE

December 18, 2019

UAV Turbines expands engine design into electric drones

BY UAV Turbines UAV Turbines Inc., a pioneer of microturbine technology, has successfully demonstrated its Monarch Hybrid Range Extender (HREX), a microturbine powered generator technology that extends the range of a drone, into electric platforms. READ MORE

December 04, 2019

Workhorse sells VTOL drone, delivery system to Moog

BY Workhorse Group Inc. As part of the first completed transaction, Workhorse sold the assets of its SureFly electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and related hybrid electric power system technology. READ MORE

December 04, 2019

VTOL drone team named to prestigious tech accelerator

BY Luke GeiverURBAN-X, a leading accelerator for startups reimagining city life, today announced its seventh cohort of companies, including a drone firm that will focus on vertical take-off-and-landing. READ MORE

December 04, 2019

SkyGrid now apart of FAA's UAS low altitude airspace system

BY SkyGrid SkyGrid, a Boeing, SparkCognition company, has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a supplier of Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) services. READ MORE

December 04, 2019

With drones, Sony continues expansion into ag

BY Sony Electronics Inc. With the launch of Sony’s Version 2.0 Software update, the enhanced agriculture solution consisting of a drone-mounted multispectral sensing unit and Fast Field Analyzer image analytics software will help the company expand in ag. READ MORE

December 04, 2019

Drone firm earns $4.5M for multisensor work in precision ag

BY Purdue University GRYFN offers precise geomatics solutions for coaligned and repeatable multi-sensor drone data collection. The approach enables breeders to scale research operations and empowers them with precise, repeatable analytic solutions. READ MORE

December 04, 2019

DARPA, Echodyne work together on Aerial Dragnet system

BY DARPA DARPA's Aerial Dragnet program aims to achieve the technically difficult goal of detecting and tracking small UAS in urban terrain. One of the participating companies, Echodyne, offered this on its role with the project. READ MORE

November 20, 2019

Auterion partners on new VTOL drone capable of long flights

BY Luke GeiverFollowing the announcement of its collaboration with GE Aviation and the Hybrid Project, Auterion has more to share on its growth in the commercial drone space. READ MORE

November 20, 2019

Drone-based first response tech showcased at Verizon event

BY Archer UAS Archer Unmanned Air Systems, a Florida technology company specializing in unmanned air systems deployment and services, was selected by Verizon to showcase its emergency medical supply delivery system. READ MORE

November 19, 2019

Fixed-wing drone maker senseFly partners with Microsoft, Trimble

BY SenseFly SenseFly, the global manufacturer of fixed-wing drones, has announced new strategic partnerships. The organizations include Trimble and Microsoft and demonstrate the capability and suitability of senseFly's precision ag abilities. READ MORE

November 19, 2019

1-ton delivery drone secures flight testing contract with US Gov

BY Yates Electrospace Corp. Silent Arrow is the world's first production-ready, 1-ton, autonomous cargo aircraft, which delivers up to 1,631 pounds (740 kg) of supplies at less than half the cost of JPADS with more than double the glide ratio. READ MORE

November 19, 2019

Lidar maker brings affordable option to drone industry

BY Ouster Inc. With a range of 120 meters, the OS1-32 maintains the smallest form factor and lowest weight of any commercially available high-resolution lidar sensor on the market. READ MORE

November 06, 2019

ParaZero, Helios bring drone flights over people to Chicago

BY Luke GeiverHelios Visions is now flying drone flights over people in Chicago, and once again, ParaZero is a major reason why. Helios is now only the forty-seventh company in the U.S. to receive the Part 107.39 waiver. READ MORE

November 06, 2019

TerraView unveils mil-spec drone capable of 70-minute flight

BY TerraView Its highly efficient design coupled with higher capacity batteries result in flight times that are on average two and a half times longer than the competition, READ MORE

November 06, 2019

Canadian drone pioneer begins trading on Canada's stock exchange

BY Luke GeiverDraganfly Inc., a manufacturer within the commercial unmanned aerial vehicle space, will begin trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange under ticker symbol DFLY. READ MORE

October 29, 2019

Kongsberg, AiRXOS partner on new UAS mobility platform

BY Kongsberg Geospatial Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based air traffic management company, and AiRXOS, part of GE Aviation, announced today that AiRXOS has fully integrated the real-time airspace mobility platform into Kongsberg technology. READ MORE

October 28, 2019

GE, Hybrid Project partner on long-endurance VTOL drone

BY GE Aviation GE Aviation announced a teaming agreement with Hybrid Project to provide a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) UAV designed for high endurance commercial applications at scale. READ MORE

October 25, 2019

International consortium to use drones for Arctic monitoring

BY Integrated Remote Sensing for the Arctic A new consortium of international companies, called IRSA Development Group (IDG), has formed to bring remote sensing capabilities to the Arctic. Boeing and others will use various drones to help monitor and assess the security of the arctic. READ MORE

October 23, 2019

Drone delivery partnerships expand in US, Canada

BY Luke GeiverDrone delivery announcements continue to land this month. Drone Delivery Canada Corp. said this week the Toronto-based firm has signed a commercial agreement with DSV Air & Sea Inc. UPS Flight Forward will work with CVS Pharmacy. READ MORE

October 23, 2019

Comm-link provider for drone flights partners with Robotic Skies

BY SqwaQ SqwaQ’s patented, postcard-sized communications modem aggregates the bandwidth of up to twelve 3G/4G/LTE data connections. This powerful multi-redundant massive throughput enables reliable drone command and control nationwide. READ MORE

October 22, 2019

US Border Patrol signs $5.2M deal for AeroVironment's UAV

BY Luke GeiverAeroVironment Inc. received a $5.2 million firm fixed-price contract award for the trademarked Puma 3 AE systems and support equipment on August 8, 2019 for the U.S. Border Patrol. Delivery of the drone system will happen in January 2020. READ MORE

October 21, 2019

Drone passenger vehicle maker, Germany's largest telecom partner

BY EHang EHang, the world's leading autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology platform company, has announced a strategic partnership with Vodafone, one of the world's biggest telecoms that serves 600 million customers. READ MORE

October 21, 2019

Raytheon, AirMap unveil new UAS traffic workstation

BY Raytheon Co. Raytheon Co. and AirMap, a global airspace intelligence platform for drones, have integrated AirMap's unmanned aerial systems (UAS) monitoring capabilities onto a working prototype of Raytheon's next-generation air traffic controller workstation. READ MORE

October 21, 2019

Wing, FedEx use drones for direct home delivery

BY FedEx For the first time in the United States, a drone completed a scheduled commercial residential delivery to a home in Christiansburg, Virginia. The drone delivery was conducted by Wing Aviation, in collaboration with FedEx. READ MORE

October 09, 2019

Who wins: AI piloted drone vs human racer? New race will decide

BY Luke GeiverCan a robot-controlled drone beat the best human-piloted drone team in the world? A team of researchers from Lockheed Martin believe it is possible. READ MORE

October 09, 2019

Workhorse unveiling drone delivery system in San Diego

BY Luke GeiverWorkhorse and USOG are initially working together in the FAA's unmanned aerial system (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) in San Diego, CA, in which USOG is utilizing a Workhorse step van and Horsefly drone. READ MORE