Engineering & Design

May 05, 2020

Liteye Expands with Raytheon Missiles & Defense’s Phaser

BY Liteye Systems, Inc. Liteye has provided Raytheon Missiles & Defense in Albuquerque NM, a purpose-built system to visually identify, target and cue Raytheon Missiles & Defense’s Phaser™ High Powered Microwave system to an intended target. READ MORE

April 20, 2020

Swift Tactical aligns with radio provider to support drone work

BY Swift Engineering Swift Tactical Systems, a subsidiary of Swift Engineering, and Silvus Technologies have entered into a strategic alliance. This collaboration combines Swift's world-class unmanned aircraft systems with radio technology from Silvus. READ MORE

April 08, 2020

COVID fighting drones can spray down arenas, stadiums

BY Luke Geiver A Louisiana-based environmental service solution company is turning its attention away from oil spills and hazardous waste cleaning to large indoor spaces like arenas and stadiums. READ MORE

April 08, 2020

Iris unveils hardware, software for BVLOS flights

BY Iris Automation Iris Automation has launched Casia 360, the first onboard detect-and-avoid (DAA) solution with a 360-degree radial field of view to enable commercial Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operation. READ MORE

March 23, 2020

Italian drone dealer creates delivery box for swabs, COVID meds

BY Elite Consulting Inc. The Italian company Elite Consulting, a DJI Enterprise Dealer since 2008, has designed a box suitable for the transport of swabs and small medicines with the DJI Matrice 200 drone in Italy. READ MORE

March 10, 2020

Canadian UAS service provider acquires RoBird drone tech

BY AERIUM Analytics AERIUM Analytics has acquired the technology and intellectual property (IP) portfolio from Clear Flight Solutions, including the RoBird technology, a small unmanned aircraft vehicle that mimics the look and flapping flight of a bird. READ MORE

March 09, 2020

Drone researchers create microchip to mimic flight of fruit fly

BY National Tsing Hua University Intrigued by the fruit fly’s uncanny ability to avoid obstacles, Tang figured that it might be possible to replicate the optical nerve of this tiny insect and adapt it to AI applications. READ MORE

February 26, 2020

New pre-flight system reveals best drone data capture options

BY SOARIZON The partnership will provide SOARIZON customers with pre-flight consultancy on the best methodologies for data acquisition, as well as first class post processing capability that far surpasses the current go-to systems that utilize cloud processing. READ MORE

February 26, 2020

Global safety tech provider launches drone livestream for law

BY Axon Axon, the global leader in connected public safety technologies, has announced a new drone piloting and livestreaming application that allows law enforcement to livestream critical data directly into digital evidence management systems. READ MORE

February 26, 2020

Collins Aerospace, NASA embark on final phase of UAV command link

BY Collins Aerospace Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., is entering the final stages of a nine-year project with NASA to enable unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to operate safely in the National Airspace. READ MORE

February 12, 2020

SkyGrid now gives drone pilots hyper local weather

BY SkyGrid SkyGrid, a Boeing, SparkCognition company, has announced it is integrating multiple data layers, including hyper-local weather data, into its aerial operating system to enable safer drone operations. READ MORE

February 05, 2020

Xcel Energy, eSmart, drone maker partner on AI-powered system

BY eSmart Systems ESmart Systems, Xcel Energy and EDM International have announced the first phase of a strategic initiative to deploy AI-based collaborative intelligence for 3,300 miles of Xcel's transmission lines. READ MORE

January 29, 2020

K-MAX offering new commercial UAV kits

BY Luke GeiverA rugged low-maintenance aircraft optimized for external load operations that was first certified in 1994 is once again impacting the aviation market. Kaman Corp. announced this month it has developed a new, commercial UAS kit for the entire U.S. READ MORE

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