Manufacturing & Distribution

June 21, 2017

UAV equipped with radiation detectors can assist hazmat teams

BY Patrick C. MillerBNC Scientific has added the Phoenix ACE RAD Airborne Radiation Detector unmanned aerial vehicle to the tools available to hazmat teams and first responders. It has the ability to reach tight spaces without exposing personnel to unnecessary risks. READ MORE

May 24, 2017

On the spot: Textron, Aeryon assess Oklahoma tornado damage

BY Patrick C. MillerA team from Textron Systems and Aeryon Labs in Oklahoma to demonstrate the value of UAS in managing disasters found itself in the middle of a real disaster. They assisted first responders after a tornado struck Elk City on May 16. READ MORE

May 09, 2017

Lockheed introduces new version of sUAS Indago

BY Luke GeiverLockheed Martin has released an enhanced version of its Indago 3 small unmanned aircraft system. The Indago 3 is now capable of providing long-range, secure intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance for 50 minutes. READ MORE

April 27, 2017

AlarisPro software improves UAS safety for users, manufacturers

BY Patrick C. MillerSoftware developed by Maryland-based AlarisPro not only supplies operators with important information about their UAS fleet, but it also gives manufacturers data that can be used to improve safety and build better products. READ MORE

April 27, 2017

Super heavy-lift drone to be made at Florida plant

BY Luke GeiverFlorida is set to become home to the next wave of unique commercial drones to operate in the U.S. GRIFF Aviation, a Norwegian-based unmanned aircraft systems designer and manufacturer of a heavy-lift drones wants to open a plant in Tampa. READ MORE

April 13, 2017

Pipeline inspection drone developed for oil and gas industry

BY Patrick C. MillerThe vertical-take-off-and-landing SkyOne UAS developed by SkyX, a new Canadian aerospace company, is intended to serve the oil and gas industry's need for pipeline inspection, mapping and surveillance. READ MORE

March 30, 2017

DARPA continues General Atomics' Gremlins Phase 2 contract

BY General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. DARPA will continue its contract with General Atomics for Phase 2 of the agency's Gremlins program, which is developing technology to launch and recover volleys of low-cost, reusable drones from a manned aircraft. READ MORE

March 02, 2017

Security company aims to halt expanding drone threats

BY Patrick C. MillerWith 600,000 new drones entering the airspace every month, Joerg Lamprecht, CEO of Dedrone, believes the need for drone security technology is growing every day. His company is helping keep businesses and people safe around the world. READ MORE

March 02, 2017

Global farm equipment dealer explains move into drone offerings

BY Luke GeiverThe conversation on drones and precision agriculture farming practices is changing. UAS Magazine spoke with CNH Industrial about its partnership with DroneDeploy and how ag-clients view drones as a tool. READ MORE

February 16, 2017

Insitu hopes to give U.S. Coast Guard cutters the UAS advantage

BY Patrick C. MillerInsitu is well positioned to provide the U.S. Coast Guard with the small UAS it plans to have aboard its cutters in the next few years. The company has plenty of experience testing and operating is Scan Eagle from the service's ships. READ MORE

February 16, 2017

Counter-drone company Dedrone attracts $15 million in new funds

BY Patrick C. MillerDedrone's rapid expansion into the counter-drone market has attracted $15 million in new funding. One investor is John Chambers, executive chairman of Cisco, who said Dedrone empowers enterprise and federal customers regain control of airspace. READ MORE

February 02, 2017

General Atomics new SkyGuardian has commercial potential

BY Patrick C. MillerThe SkyGuardian, a new, upgraded version of the General Atomics Predator B, is going through an FAA type certification process that will enable it and other larger drone designs to eventually operate in the national airspace. READ MORE

February 02, 2017

Ukraine drone flights prove UAV crop spraying becoming reality

BY Luke GeiverFor two straight growing seasons, crop fields in a portion of Ukraine have benefited from unmanned aircraft vehicles used to spray bio-pesticide and liquid fertilizer, and now, the team wants to serve American customers. READ MORE

February 02, 2017

Outer space satellite developer engineers solar wing for UAV

BY Luke GeiverSolAero Technologies, a New Mexico-based solar technology developer responsible for supplying solar panels for outer space satellites, is now helping drone-based operations fly within the atmosphere. READ MORE

January 19, 2017

From calculators to drones: Texas Instruments makes sUAV battery

BY Luke GeiverA technology manufacturer well-known for its popular handheld calculators has created a new offering designed to help drone flights last longer and fly smoother. Texas Instruments has announced the release of multiple new products. READ MORE

January 05, 2017

Leading UAV maker, data storage provider form partnership

BY Seagate Technology DJI and Seagate Technology, a world leader in storage solutions, have announced a strategic partnership to work jointly to solve the data storage demands of UAV operators. READ MORE

January 05, 2017

Home security solutions provider unveils plans for drone system

BY Luke GeiverUnwanted visitors or intruders at your home or business will soon risk being caught on video via drone. Alarm.com, a security platform developer that provides security solutions to millions in the U.S. is now working with Qualcomm on a new system. READ MORE

January 05, 2017

CTA: Drones will be part of record year ahead

BY Luke GeiverThe U.S. consumer technology industry will reach $292 billion in retail revenues in 2017 driven in part by the sale of small unmanned aircraft vehicles, according to recently released research from the Consumer Technology Association. READ MORE

December 22, 2016

Making connections in the UAS world

BY Patrick C. Miller

December 21, 2016

In-house hydrogen fuel cell expands Naval Research Lab’s UAV use

BY Luke GeiverThe do-it-yourself skills of a U.S. Naval Research Laboratory team may help bring hydrogen-powered fuel cell technology to the Navy, with a little help from an unmanned aircraft vehicle. READ MORE

December 01, 2016

FAA video reminds new drone pilots how to fly safely

BY Patrick C. MillerAn increase in the number of drone sales to new pilots during the holiday season has prompted the FAA to release a new video reminding them to register their aircraft and follow the rules of safe flying. READ MORE

December 01, 2016

FLIR’s newly acquired drone weighs roughly 3 pieces of paper

BY Luke GeiverFLIR Systems Inc. has spent $134 million in cash to acquire a Norwegian-based nano-class unmanned aircraft developer and manufacturer. The team created a mini UAS they call the Black Hornet. READ MORE

December 01, 2016

General Atomics performs UAV test flight for NATO airworthiness

BY General Atomics The Predator-B system will be offered in several configurations, including an unweaponized maritime patrol variant to support open-ocean and littoral surface surveillance for border patrol, coast guard, and disaster relief missions. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

AeroVironment unveils VTOL drone for commercial markets

BY AeroVironment AeroVironment Inc., a manufacturer and developer of unmanned aircraft systems for both military and commercial applications, has launched its new integrated commercial information solution featuring vertical take off and landing capabilities. READ MORE

November 09, 2016

Local Motors relies on drone community for unique UAS designs

BY Patrick C. MillerHow did Local Motors get a major aviation manufacturer to truly think out of the box on UAS design? They challenged a 60,000-strong community to come up with and idea an co-create a drone far better than it had imagined. READ MORE

November 09, 2016

Textron Systems offers new precision survey sensor on Aerosonde

BY Textron Systems Textron Systems Unmanned Systems announced that it will now offer the TK-7 Firewatch precision survey sensor on the Aerosonde small unmanned aircraft system after its recent successful demonstration. READ MORE

November 08, 2016

Military has key role in Arizona’s commercial UAS development

BY Patrick C. MillerThe Arizona UAS Summit & Expo opened Monday near Scottsdale with a panel discussion on the role the state's military facilities play in developing the commercial UAS industry. The facilities generate billions of dollars in economic impact. READ MORE

October 27, 2016

Textron Systems demonstrates Aerosonde HQ with VTOL capability

BY Patrick C. MillerTextron Systems has added vertical takeoff and landing capability to its Aerosonde UAS, in addition to creating a compact system that fits into a single pickup. The company is looking to capture commercial and civil markets with its Aerosonde HQ. READ MORE

October 27, 2016

DeDrone provides drone security for presidential debates

BY Patrick C. MillerDeDrone used its DroneTracker system to keep presidential candidates safe from potential drone attacks during two of three debates. The system can locate a drone, determine its course and pinpoint the location of the operator. READ MORE