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June 11, 2020

Research analyzes using drones to find dead bodies

BY Jakob Rodriguez, KSAT Texas State University announced its Forensic Anthropology Center was awarded a $280,000 grant to utilize drones to locate human remains. READ MORE

June 09, 2020

Ascent Vision Technologies Receives $16M in DoD Contracts

BY Ascent Vision Technologies Ascent Vision Technologies (AVT) has been awarded over $16 million in contracts by a non-disclosed US DoD customer to deliver its innovative ground-based imaging systems. READ MORE

June 08, 2020

System Integrators Selected for ND's Statewide UAS BVLOS Network

BY Northern Plains UAS Test Site Three leading aviation companies have been selected to provide systems engineering and integration services to build, implement, and operate North Dakota’s statewide network for flying unmanned aircraft systems beyond visual line of sight. READ MORE

June 03, 2020

NPUAS names 3 aviation infrastructure partners for BVLOS system

BY Northern Plains UAS Test Site Three leading aviation infrastructure companies have been selected to provide systems engineering and integration services to build, implement, and operate North Dakota’s first-of-its-kind, aviation-grade, statewide network for flying BVLOS. READ MORE

June 03, 2020

XAG Introduces rice seeding drone to mitigate labor shortage

BY XAG With the farming population decreasing and growing older, the global food system now faces great uncertainty especially when the covid-19 pandemic exacerbates labour shortages in China. READ MORE

June 03, 2020

Swift, Japanese officials work together with new drone

BY Swift Engineering Nearly two years after Swift UAS teams flew the first unmanned vehicle over a densely populated area, the drone services leader is making history in Japan again. READ MORE

May 28, 2020

NHS Scotland Drone Delivery Trial Supports Covid-19 Response

BY Thales An NHS Scotland drone delivery trial will support the U.K.’s COVID-19 response – and help prove the case for drone delivery between remote healthcare facilities. READ MORE

May 28, 2020

Zipline, Novant Health launch emergency drone to deliver supplies

BY CNBC Zipline, Novant Health launch the first long-distance emergency drone operation in U.S. to deliver PPE and medical supplies READ MORE

May 19, 2020

Drones now deliver defibrillators in Sweden

BY Everdrone Everdrone, a global leader in autonomous drone technology, is now deploying a drone system that delivers Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to the scene of cardiac arrests. READ MORE

May 19, 2020

Alaskan researchers use Wingtra drones to watch flash floods

BY Wingtra Just outside Juneau, Alaska, climate researchers are tracking rising and falling ice and water levels in Suicide Basin glacial lake. This work is a preventative measure to protect neighboring areas. Wingtra drones are crucial to the efforts. READ MORE

May 12, 2020

Matternet Reaches Milestone in FAA's Type Certification Process

BY Matternet Matternet's M2 Drone approved to start D&R testing, one of the final steps to achieve type certification to fly in the U.S. READ MORE

May 12, 2020

USAIG Boosts Safety Programs for Unmanned Aircraft Policyholders

BY United States Aircraft Insurance Group (USAIG) USAIG and the Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) have teamed up to enhance the utility of safety benefits made available to all Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) policyholders. READ MORE

May 07, 2020

Australian military gets first drone with artificial intelligence

BY Brad Lendon, CNN Boeing Australia presented the country's Air Force on Tuesday with a prototype of a jet-powered drone that they hope will one day fly alongside manned warplanes while bringing artificial intelligence to the battlefield. READ MORE

May 07, 2020

Philipp Senn Named Chief Technology Officer at AVT Australia

BY AVT Australia AVT Australia, the APAC division of Ascent Vision Technologies (AVT), is pleased to announce that Philipp Senn has been appointed Chief Technology Officer (CTO). READ MORE

May 05, 2020

Ascent Vision Technologies Announces New CUAS System Release

BY Ascent Vision Technologies Ascent Vision Technologies (AVT) has released the latest variant of the eXpeditionary Mobile Air Defense Integrated System (X-MADIS), offering next-generation portable, on-the-move counter sUAS capabilities. READ MORE

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

May 01, 2020

First drone flight carrying coronavirus patient sample in Estonia

BY Andrew Whyte err.ee A drone was used for conveying a coronavirus sample from Estonia's second-largest island, Hiiumaa, for testing in Tallinn, for the first time. READ MORE

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 22, 2020

ND UAS Coalition runs COVID-19 spray, delivery program

BY SkySkopes UAS missions have been successfully executed over the last week involving drone spraying of playgrounds, delivery of medical supplies and temperature readings via payload sensors. READ MORE

April 08, 2020

How specialized drones could detect COVID-19 at crucial places

BY Luke GeiverThe Vital Intelligence Project is a health and respiratory monitoring platform involving utilizing new and existing camera networks as well as UAVs and RPAS being immediately commercialized for health monitoring and detection of infectious diseases. READ MORE

April 08, 2020

Above SoCal, NASA and GA fly SkyGuardian to prove UAS ability

BY General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. NASA’s goal to help accelerate routine UAS operations into the national airspace has moved one step closer with this successful flight demo, according to NASA officials. 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

March 25, 2020

ND Sen, UAS test team working with FAA on drone delivery waiver

BY Luke GeiverThe leading unmanned aircraft system test range in the U.S. may be increasing its support and help in making near-term drone deliveries to areas in urgent need of supplies a reality. 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 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 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 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 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

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

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