Kansas State using drones to improve agriculture, human health


UAS flown by Kansas State University researchers and students are part of a project designed to collect data on the prescribed burns used to maintain agricultural productivity. The goal is to limit the human health impacts from smoke.
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Hoverfly introduces new tethered LiveSky SENTRY drone


Hoverfly Technologies Inc. has introduced a new tethered unmanned aircraft system called the LiveSky SENTRY. It's designed to fly in extreme weather conditions and meets military standards for operation in harsh environments.
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Drones could detect air pollutants after a disaster or accident


Based on experience from Hurricane Harvey, Texas researchers and engineers are developing a fleet of autonomous drones equipped to detect, track and model hazardous air pollutants released during accidents and natural disasters.
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Xcel now operating drones for utility inspections BVLOS


In one of the most significant advancements of unmanned aircraft under development by a U.S. utility, Xcel Energy is operating drones beyond visual line of sight.
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NUAIR Alliance partners with Thales for UAS traffic management


The NUAIR Alliance will partner with Thales, an international air traffic management company, to help integrate unmanned aircraft into controlled airspace. The agreement will also support New York's 50-mile UAS corridor between Rome and Syracuse.
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Lockheed Martin, Drone Racing League launch AI tech challenge


Aviation manufacturer Lockheed Martin and the Drone Racing League have launched the AlphaPilot Innovation Challenge to encourage the development of AI technology for fully autonomous drone flights. A share of $2 million in prizes is up for grabs.
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