2,800 interested parties apply for UAS Integration Pilot Program


The FAA has received more than 2,800 applications from interested parties for the UAS Integration Pilot Program announced last fall. Most applicants are commercial drone operators, but private entities and law enforcement agencies have also applied.
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DroneGun a countermeasure to drone terror attacks


DroneShield CEO Oleg Vornik sees the use of drones as a terror weapon as a growing threat. Military and security organizations around the world see the company's DroneGun as an effective countermeasure to the potential threat.
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NV5 acquires Skyscene to add unmanned aerial mapping


Florida-based NV5, an engineering consulting firm, has acquired Skyscene, a California UAS service provider, to add unmanned aerial mapping to its services. NV5 has traditionally relied on manned aircraft for this application.
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Ballard, Insitu partner on UAS fuel cell propulsion system


Ballard Power Systems and Insitu, a Boeing subsidiary, recently signed a contract to integrate a next-generation fuel cell propulsion system into the ScanEagle fixed-wing UAS. The new fuel cells increase power with little increase in size or weight.
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Workhorse to spin-off electric passenger helicopter drone


Attendees of this year's Consumer Electronic Show held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada, will have the chance to witness the first experimental flight of the SureFlyTM electric hybrid helicopter. In December, a spin-off plan was announced.
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Aerospace manufacturers eliminate weak link in aero machining


A small issue in aerospace manufacturing can be fixed by focusing on the designs or solutions used to machine certain parts in a fixed toolhoder process.
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