Manufacturing & Distribution

May 01, 2020

Flytrex launches drone delivery service in North Dakota

BY Kyle Wiggers, VB Flytrex today announced the launch of a drone delivery service in Grand Forks, North Dakota. 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 20, 2020

General Atomics, affiliates develop COVID-19 tests, PPE, vents

BY General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. At GA facilities in San Diego and across the country, test kit development, 3D printing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and ventilator component manufacturing are underway. READ MORE

March 25, 2020

1-ton drone delivery glider could provide COVID relief

BY Yates Electrospace Corp. Yates Electrospace Corp. has announced the launch of a civilian subsidiary, AVIUS Air Delivery, to provide immediate air response for humanitarian relief efforts, natural disasters and pandemics to areas in need of critical supplies. READ MORE

March 24, 2020

UPS chooses another drone maker for delivery fleet

BY UPS Flight Forward UPS has chosen another drone tech provider to help it further develop UAV-based deliveries. With Wingcopter, UPS has chosen a vertical take off and landing developer that can also perform beyond visual line of sight flights. READ MORE

March 20, 2020

Drone-based image specialist earns USAF small business contract

BY Aerial Applications Aerial Applications, a software company specializing in GPU-accelerated data processing of drone imagery to make maps, was today awarded the US Air Force Small Business Innovation Research fund. Verizon will also work with Aerial Applications. READ MORE

March 19, 2020

Aerovironment, Draganfly team up to distribute drones to markets

BY AeroVironment Inc. AeroVironment Inc., and Draganfly are preparing for a busy commercial drone season. Through a new partnership, the major unmanned aircraft systems developers will work together to distribute the Quantix Mapper System. READ MORE

March 11, 2020

Leading UAS industry event dates announced

BY John Nelson Produced by UAS Magazine, the UAS Summit will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the current state of the unmanned aircraft systems industry. READ MORE

March 11, 2020

Behind the scenes of a Chinese drone maker operation during COVID

BY XAG The Chinese agriculture technology company XAG is one of the first companies obtaining work resumption approval from government. Five key measures have been strictly put in place to ensure that work resumes orderly without compromising the efforts. 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

Spain drone developer breaks flight endurance record

BY Luke GeiverA hybrid multirotor developed by Spain-based Quaternium has set a flight time record of eight hours and ten minutes. The system used electric batteries and a two-stroke engine. READ MORE

February 26, 2020

UK firms partner on China-free drone platforms

BY Luke GeiverWorkswell, a UK-based designer and manufacturer of stationary, R&D and UAV thermal imaging cameras, solutions and systems, is renewing its partnership with Acecore Technologies, a market leading drone developer. 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 12, 2020

Drone delivery firm Flirtey gains crucial safety patent

BY Luke GeiverLess than a month after releasing a new video detailing a Flirtey drone delivery operation, the innovative unmanned aircraft systems company has announced the receipt of a crucial new patent. READ MORE

February 12, 2020

New payload will make stratosphere drone flights possible

BY Loon Alphabet's Loon LLC and HAPSMobile Inc. have announced the development of a communications payload for HAWK30, a solar-powered unmanned aircraft system designed to fly in the stratosphere. READ MORE

January 29, 2020

Mobile modem maker, communications provider partner for drones

BY SqwaQ Assayer, a Master Agent specializing in mobile and wireline telecommunications, announced that it has signed a Channel Partner Distribution Agreement with SqwaQ. 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 16, 2020

CUAS maker announces another $10M contract

BY Luke GeiverFollowing the news that the U.S. Pentagon has begun standing up a counter unmanned aircraft systems division, a Colorado maker of CUAS technology has announced another sale and delivery of its containerized system. READ MORE

January 14, 2020

EVTOL drone developer launches BlackFly with new CEO

BY OPENER OPENER, a developer of aerial vehicles for consumer travel, has announced the appointment of Ben Diachun as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). OPENER is producing BlackFly, an electric vertical take off and landing vehicle. 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

December 30, 2019

With counter UAS, Liteye expands footprint and head count

BY Luke GeiverLiteye Systems Inc. a U.S.-based counter unmanned aerial systems developer, announced in December the opening of a new 55,000 square foot facility in Highfield Business Park, in Colorado. 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

American Aerospace acquires long-range drone maker

BY Luke GeiverLong-endurance unmanned aircraft systems service provider American Aerospace Technologies Inc. is adding to its aircraft fleet. Through a financing deal with Riva Ridge Capital Management, the New York company is adding a BVLOS platform. READ MORE

December 04, 2019

Drone firm earns $4.5M for multisensor work in precision ag

BY Purdue University GRYFN offers precise geomatics solutions for coaligned and repeatable multi-sensor drone data collection. The approach enables breeders to scale research operations and empowers them with precise, repeatable analytic solutions. 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