Avitas Systems to fly BVLOS drone inspections in Texas


Boston-based Avitas Systems has received approval from the FAA to use radar for commercial BVLOS drone operations in Texas. The company will be inspecting oil and gas infrastructure for Shell Oil Co., a first step toward expanded UAS operations.
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DJI demands drone strike research, video be withdrawn


Research comparing the results of drone and bird strikes on manned aircraft drew a critical response from DJI, the world's largest drone manufacturer. The company demanded that the University of Dayton Research Institute withdraw its research.
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PaintCopter developed by Disney Research shows potential


Disney Research has developed the PaintCopter, a UAV with the ability to fly autonomously while applying textured paint to 3D surfaces. Researchers believe the technology provides safety benefits at a lower cost, as well as consistent results.
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Study shows need for small UAS geofencing near busy airports


A new study from Embry-Riddle Aeronautics University of DJI drone flights near Daytona Beach International Airport in Florida shows the need for geofencing. The study found that about 20 percent of the flights presented a risk to manned aircraft.
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Resolute Eagle UAS to be equipped with TASE400 LD system


An optical and laser designation system made by UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected to equip the PAE ISR Resolute Eagle UAS. The TASE400 LD provides integrated onboard video processing with image stabilization and enhancement capability.
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FLIR unveils Black Hornet vehicle reconaissance drone system


FLIR Systems has launched the Black Hornet 3 vehicle reconnaissance system for military, government and first responder operations. The nano-drone enables users to gather information on their surroundings while remaining inside a vehicle.
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