Indoor drone production firm earns $18M financing round

Verity Studios AG will use $18 million in Series A funding to expand its indoor drone service into the U.S. The Zurich-based company that spun-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in 2014 has performed for Metallica, Cirque du Soliel.
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New York plans to move ahead with UAS program

Although New York's proposal wasn't among the 10 selected for the U.S. Department of Transportation's UAS Integration Pilot Program, the state is pressing ahead with plans to use its done corridor to test a variety of commercial applications.
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GAO says FAA needs better data on small UAS operations

A report issued by the U.S. Government Accountability Office recommends that the FAA do a better job of collecting data on the safe operation of small UAS in the national airspace. GAO said the FAA's data is often not accurate or complete.
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Navy to outfit drones with fuel cell systems

The U.S. Navy is looking for fuel cell propulsion systems to power unmanned aerial vehicles. Protonex, a subsidiary of Ballard Power Systems, recently received an order from the Navy for 13 fuel cell systems.
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For TIME's latest cover shoot, Intel used Shooting Star drones

Intel Shooting Star drones helped create their first magazine cover as part of the upcoming TIME drone special issue. The issue is the first TIME cover photo shot by a drone.
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What drone operators need to know at start of hurricane season

Operating a drone in the wake of a disaster is not business as usual. UAS operators need to be forming and strengthening relationships with key government entities that manage disaster areas and airspace. The onus is on them to be clear.
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