Manufacturing & Distribution

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

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 22, 2019

US Border Patrol signs $5.2M deal for AeroVironment's UAV

BY Luke GeiverAeroVironment Inc. received a $5.2 million firm fixed-price contract award for the trademarked Puma 3 AE systems and support equipment on August 8, 2019 for the U.S. Border Patrol. Delivery of the drone system will happen in January 2020. READ MORE

October 09, 2019

Who wins: AI piloted drone vs human racer? New race will decide

BY Luke GeiverCan a robot-controlled drone beat the best human-piloted drone team in the world? A team of researchers from Lockheed Martin believe it is possible. READ MORE

October 09, 2019

Workhorse unveiling drone delivery system in San Diego

BY Luke GeiverWorkhorse and USOG are initially working together in the FAA's unmanned aerial system (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) in San Diego, CA, in which USOG is utilizing a Workhorse step van and Horsefly drone. READ MORE

October 09, 2019

Tethered drone maker earns $10M contract

BY Luke GeiverStarting next month, Florida-based tethered drone developer and service provider Hoverfly will be working for the U.S. Government. The company announced it has been awarded a contract worth $10 million. 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

Microturbine engine maker performs breakthrough UAV flight

BY Luke GeiverAfter years of innovative and intensive design and engineering work, we are elated to see our first Monarch propulsion system take flight in a TigerShark airframe from Navmar Applied Science Corp, UAV Turbines CEO said. READ MORE

September 24, 2019

Walgreens, Wing set to role out drone delivery service

BY Walgreens Eligible customers in the Christiansburg, Virginia, area will have access to more than 100 products and six convenient “packs” via the Wing app that include many of Walgreens most sought-after products in store. 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 12, 2019

Pendleton UAS range plays role in unmanned cargo delivery system

BY Yates Electrospace Corp. Yates Electrospace Corporation (YEC), world leaders in heavy payload, unmanned cargo delivery solutions, have announced the unveiling of the trademarked Silent Arrow GD-2000 cargo delivery drone. The system was tested in Oregon at Pendleton range. 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

August 14, 2019

Drone delivery developer signs global distribution deal

BY AirBox Drone Delivery Systems has secured a distributor of their products including AirBox Home for the Nordic region plus India and Malaysia. READ MORE