Engineering & Design

January 28, 2020

Yates to unveil cargo drone with 48-foot wingspan

BY Yates Electrospace Corp. Yates Electrospace Corp., whose Silent Arrow platform is bringing disruptive innovation to the heavy payload, unmanned cargo delivery market, has announced the design completion and specifications of massive cargo delivery drone. READ MORE

January 24, 2020

Syniverse, AiRXOS unveil new drone communication network

BY Syniverse Technology innovators Syniverse and AiRXOS, a wholly owned subsidiary of GE Aviation, are working together to protect the skies by providing a communications infrastructure. READ MORE

January 21, 2020

Deloitte, San Diego children's hospital to test drone delivery

BY Deloitte The plan calls for avoiding ground traffic delays by deploying UAS to fly genomic testing specimens to the lab to get results back to acutely ill babies and children more quickly. READ MORE

January 16, 2020

Idaho researchers work to show promise of drones and fruit trees

BY Luke GeiverA team of researchers from the University of Idaho has created a list denoting the most promising ways drones can be used at tree nurseries. The list, along with other outreach is part of their work to educate growers on the promise of drones. READ MORE

January 16, 2020

Drone enterprise consultancy, swarm tech provider partner

BY VHive VHive, a software solution that enables enterprises to digitize their field assets and operations using autonomous drone hives has partnered with DFS Autonomous Systems LLC (DAS). READ MORE

January 14, 2020

Orbital UAV now shipping new engine model to Insitu

BY Orbital UAV Orbital Corporation Ltd has started shipping the second engine model identified under its Long Term Agreement with Insitu Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company. READ MORE

January 14, 2020

Blue, Kyocera form partnership for communication relay drones

BY Luke GeiverBlue innovation Co. and Kyocera Corporation have announced that the companies have reached an agreement to jointly develop new drone solutions focused on flying multiple drones with mobile relay station functions. READ MORE

January 02, 2020

NASA, South Dakota State students work on human-carrying drone

BY South Dakota State University Engineering students at South Dakota State University are designing a drone large enough to carry a human for their capstone senior design project through a nearly $80,000 grant from NASA. READ MORE

January 02, 2020

Drone swarms, fireworks earn world record over Marjan Island

BY SKYMAGIC SKYMAGIC, one of the world's leading performance drone companies, helped to deliver a ground-breaking pyrotechnic drone show designed by Phil Grucci and realised by Fireworks by Grucci and SKYMAGIC. READ MORE

January 02, 2020

New hydrogen gas, tank supply service formed by drone firm

BY ReadyH2 ReadyH2, a newly formed subsidiary of Fortress Solutions and Fortress UAV, has announced a new compressed hydrogen gas distribution service that will enable hydrogen-powered drone flights. READ MORE

December 18, 2019

GA set to modernize Gray Eagle UAS

BY General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) has teamed with the U.S. Army to enhance the capabilities and survivability of the MQ-1C ER Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) Unmanned Aircraft System. READ MORE

December 18, 2019

UAV Turbines expands engine design into electric drones

BY UAV Turbines UAV Turbines Inc., a pioneer of microturbine technology, has successfully demonstrated its Monarch Hybrid Range Extender (HREX), a microturbine powered generator technology that extends the range of a drone, into electric platforms. READ MORE

December 04, 2019

Workhorse sells VTOL drone, delivery system to Moog

BY Workhorse Group Inc. As part of the first completed transaction, Workhorse sold the assets of its SureFly electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and related hybrid electric power system technology. READ MORE

December 04, 2019

VTOL drone team named to prestigious tech accelerator

BY Luke GeiverURBAN-X, a leading accelerator for startups reimagining city life, today announced its seventh cohort of companies, including a drone firm that will focus on vertical take-off-and-landing. READ MORE

December 04, 2019

DARPA, Echodyne work together on Aerial Dragnet system

BY DARPA DARPA's Aerial Dragnet program aims to achieve the technically difficult goal of detecting and tracking small UAS in urban terrain. One of the participating companies, Echodyne, offered this on its role with the project. READ MORE

November 20, 2019

Auterion partners on new VTOL drone capable of long flights

BY Luke GeiverFollowing the announcement of its collaboration with GE Aviation and the Hybrid Project, Auterion has more to share on its growth in the commercial drone space. READ MORE

November 20, 2019

Drone-based first response tech showcased at Verizon event

BY Archer UAS Archer Unmanned Air Systems, a Florida technology company specializing in unmanned air systems deployment and services, was selected by Verizon to showcase its emergency medical supply delivery system. READ MORE

November 19, 2019

1-ton delivery drone secures flight testing contract with US Gov

BY Yates Electrospace Corp. Silent Arrow is the world's first production-ready, 1-ton, autonomous cargo aircraft, which delivers up to 1,631 pounds (740 kg) of supplies at less than half the cost of JPADS with more than double the glide ratio. READ MORE

November 06, 2019

TerraView unveils mil-spec drone capable of 70-minute flight

BY TerraView Its highly efficient design coupled with higher capacity batteries result in flight times that are on average two and a half times longer than the competition, READ MORE

November 06, 2019

Canadian drone pioneer begins trading on Canada's stock exchange

BY Luke GeiverDraganfly Inc., a manufacturer within the commercial unmanned aerial vehicle space, will begin trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange under ticker symbol DFLY. READ MORE

October 29, 2019

Kongsberg, AiRXOS partner on new UAS mobility platform

BY Kongsberg Geospatial Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based air traffic management company, and AiRXOS, part of GE Aviation, announced today that AiRXOS has fully integrated the real-time airspace mobility platform into Kongsberg technology. READ MORE

October 28, 2019

GE, Hybrid Project partner on long-endurance VTOL drone

BY GE Aviation GE Aviation announced a teaming agreement with Hybrid Project to provide a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) UAV designed for high endurance commercial applications at scale. READ MORE

October 23, 2019

Comm-link provider for drone flights partners with Robotic Skies

BY SqwaQ SqwaQ’s patented, postcard-sized communications modem aggregates the bandwidth of up to twelve 3G/4G/LTE data connections. This powerful multi-redundant massive throughput enables reliable drone command and control nationwide. READ MORE

October 21, 2019

Drone passenger vehicle maker, Germany's largest telecom partner

BY EHang EHang, the world's leading autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology platform company, has announced a strategic partnership with Vodafone, one of the world's biggest telecoms that serves 600 million customers. READ MORE

October 21, 2019

Raytheon, AirMap unveil new UAS traffic workstation

BY Raytheon Co. Raytheon Co. and AirMap, a global airspace intelligence platform for drones, have integrated AirMap's unmanned aerial systems (UAS) monitoring capabilities onto a working prototype of Raytheon's next-generation air traffic controller workstation. READ MORE

October 09, 2019

Counter UAS firm acquires drone defense tech from national lab

BY Dedrone Dedrone, a counter-small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) technology provider, has announced the purchase of DroneDefender from Battelle. This purchase includes all assets and intellectual property. READ MORE

September 25, 2019

AirMap acquires sophisticated flight automation developer

BY Luke GeiverAirMap is adding a new layer to its globally-used drone product offering. Already a major provider of airspace management and flight operations software, AirMap will now be able to provide high-precision flight automation. READ MORE

September 24, 2019

Boeing shows capability of unmanned aircraft refueler

BY Boeing Boeing and the U.S. Navy successfully completed the first test flight of the MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueler. The MQ-25 test asset, known as T1, completed the autonomous flight under the direction of Boeing at an airport in Illinois. READ MORE

September 24, 2019

Solar drone makes historic flight

BY AeroVironment Inc. Developed and assembled in AeroVironment’s HAPS Innovation Center, the HAWK30 has a wingspan of approximately 260 feet and is propelled by 10 electric motors powered by solar panels covering the surface of the wing, resulting in zero emissions. READ MORE

September 11, 2019

Flirtey details new drone delivery system, the Eagle

BY Luke GeiverDrone delivery system developer Flirtey has unveiled a new system that could be performing routine operations next year. To announce its new Flirtey Eagle, the Nevada-based company took the stage at the National Press Club. READ MORE