Engineering & Design

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

Drone swarm software service developer gains more funding

BY vHive Since its seed investment, vHive has attracted Fortune 500 companies who use its software platform across a variety of industries and geographies. vHive has enabled its customers to conduct thousands of drone surveys. 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

September 10, 2019

AeroVironment unveils VAPOR all-electric helicopter UAS

BY AeroVironment Inc. AeroVironment, Inc., a manufacturer for unmanned aircraft systems for both defense and commercial applications, has announced the availability of its VAPOR all-electric Helicopter UAS. READ MORE

September 04, 2019

XAG combats pests with crop spraying drones

BY XAG A special automated spraying mechanism, features micron-level droplets and powerful downdraft, is designed to achieve uniform applications of ultralow-volume pesticides. READ MORE

September 04, 2019

Tests on eVTOL drone for delivery go well for Bell Textron

BY Bell Textron Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc.company, has announced the successful first autonomous flight of the Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) 70 at their testing site near Fort Worth. READ MORE

August 14, 2019

DARPA, research partners tests drone swarms in urban settings

BY Luke GeiverNew testing by a team of researchers and private companies led by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has helped demonstrate how drone swarms can be used in urban environments. READ MORE

July 31, 2019

Kespry, Dronebase partner on 'bring your own drone' program

BY Kespry Kespry’s customers will now be able to leverage DroneBase to manage their Kespry deployments as part of Kespry’s new Bring Your Own Drone program. READ MORE

July 09, 2019

Siemens collaborates with VTOL drone maker Paragon

BY Siemens Digital Industries Software The need for increased performance and reduced time-to-market has led Paragon VTOL Aerospace, a global vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft provider for numerous industries, to adopt solutions from Siemens. READ MORE

July 02, 2019

Drone service report recognizes SkySkopes for innovation, growth

BY Luke GeiverFrost & Sullivan has recently evaluated the 22 top DSPs around the globe based on their growth performance and ability to innovate. Of these 22 companies, only 5 fell into the “sweet spot” range on the Frost Radar which exhibits an optimal mix. READ MORE

June 27, 2019

DJI creates high-security solution for government drone programs

BY DJI Government Edition allows us to tell our clients that all of their telemetry data, meaning where their drone is flying, is stored securely and not shared with anyone but them. READ MORE

June 19, 2019

UAH to test drones for earthquake first respondents

BY University of Alabama in Huntsville RSESC’s involvement will center on integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into disaster response and recovery operations by using open-source Internet of Things (IoT) software. READ MORE

June 19, 2019

SkyGuardian Surpasses 100 Test Flights

BY Luke Geiver The MQ-9B SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), designed and developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., has now flown more than 100 test flights as development continues. READ MORE