FLIR Systems acquires Aeryon Labs for $200 million


FLIR Systems Inc. has acquired Canadian drone developer Aeryon Labs for $200 million to reinforce its long-term strategy aimed at becoming a provider of complete UAS solutions. FLIR will continue expanding its UAS capabilities into other markets.
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General Atomics collaborates with businesses in UK, Belgium


General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. is collaborating with businesses in the United Kingdom and Belgium to support its operational and new remotely piloted aircraft systems. The Belgian team includes five businesses while the UK group has 12.
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Amazon testing commercial UAS traffic management system


A team at Amazon Prime Air is working with NASA and Single European Sky ATM Research to develop a traffic management system for small UAS conducting commercial operations in the same airspace. The goal is safe operations for all drones.
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FAA proposes new rules to move UAS industry forward


The FAA has published notices of proposed rulemaking for drone flights over people and nighttime operations without requiring waivers from the agency. The Department of Transportation is also moving ahead to develop UAS traffic management technology.
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Canada set to launch new drone regulations in June


Canada will implement new drone regulations in June this year for both recreational and commercial UAS pilots. The regulations provide serious penalties for those who break the rules. A small UAS operator said the rules could put him out of business.
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Aria Insights transforms CyPhy Works tech with new AI abilities


Founded by the team at CyPhy Works, Aria Insights is expanding upon CyPhy’s tethered drone legacy by integrating AI and machine learning software into its drones. The company will provide customers with intelligent, autonomous drones to gather data.
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