Operations

February 02, 2023

Highlander Partners Announces the Acquisition of Black Sage Tech

BY Highlander Partners Highlander Partners announced the acquisition of Black Sage Technologies from Acorn Growth Companies. Black Sage is an industry-leading multi-mission platform provider of C-UAS and security solutions. READ MORE

February 02, 2023

Sky Eye Systems Signs Contract with Army for Rapier X-25 UAV

BY Sky Eye Systems Sky Eye Systems Srl in December 2022 signed with the General Secretariat of Defence, National Directorate of Aeronautical Armaments and Airworthiness the Contract for the supply of Rapier X-25 UAV systems to all "Italian Army." READ MORE

February 02, 2023

UPDATE to the Blue UAS 2.0 Cleared List

BY Defense Innovation Unit The Defense Innovation Unit and the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment are unveiling the first companies that have passed the vetting required for onboarding policy-compliant, commercial sUAS into the DoD. READ MORE

February 02, 2023

Pyka Unveils World’s Largest Autonomous Electric Cargo Airplane

BY Pyka Pyka unveiled the latest addition to its fleet of purpose-built industrial aircraft; the Pelican Cargo. Featuring unprecedented payload and range capabilities, is the first autonomous vehicle of its class. READ MORE

February 02, 2023

FlightOps Powers First Multi-Drone BVLOS Missions in Urban Area

BY FlightOps FlightOps Ltd., a multi-drone operating system, recently partnered with drone operator FlyTech IL to deploy the world’s first multiple drone operations in an urban area. READ MORE

January 25, 2023

HevenDrones Named “Most Disruptive Hydrogen Mobility” Company

BY HevenDrones HevenDrones, a leader in the development and commercialization of actionable drones, announced on January 25th its selection by the Monaco Hydrogen Alliance as the company with the most disruptive potential in the field of hydrogen mobility. READ MORE

January 24, 2023

MightyFly Unveils Second-Generation eVTOL

BY MightyFly Autonomous cargo transport company receives FAA Certificate of Authorization for long-range flight, will begin testing its last-mile and middle-mile logistics service READ MORE

January 24, 2023

U.S. Army Awards Epirus $66.1M for Leonidas Directed System

BY Epirus Epirus announced on Jan a $66.1 million contract award from the U.S. Army's Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office in support of the Indirect Fire Protection Capability-High-Power Microwave Program. READ MORE

January 19, 2023

G4S selects Dedrone to bring airspace security to 50 countries

BY Dedrone Dedrone announced that it has entered a partnership with G4S. G4S will now offer Dedrone’s command and control drone detection, tracking and identification solution suite to its customers in more than 50 countries across EMEA. READ MORE

January 19, 2023

Turkey's Baykar to deliver drones to Kuwait in $370 million deal

BY Baykar Turkey is set to deliver an undisclosed number of armed drones to Kuwait in a contract worth $370 million, Turkish defense firm Baykar said on Wednesday, January 18th. READ MORE

January 19, 2023

XTEND awarded $20M contract for multi-drone operating system

BY XTEND XTEND has been awarded a $20M contract by Israel Ministry of Defense, for the development and supply of a first-of-its-kind multi-drone operating system. READ MORE

January 17, 2023

Percepto approved to deploy BVLOS drones for remote operations

BY Percepto Percepto announced that the FAA has allowed operators to use Percepto’s drone-in-a-box solution to perform highly automated Beyond Visual Line of Sight inspection and monitoring operations at a large Texas solar power plant. READ MORE

January 12, 2023

Northrop Grumman, NASA to shape future integration of UAS

BY Northrop Grumman Northrop Grumman Corporation is collaborating with NASA to develop and test solutions for integrating large, uncrewed aircraft systems into the National Airspace System. READ MORE

January 12, 2023

U-SCUAR Strategic Project to Enable SAIL IV Operations

BY UAV Navigation The U-SCUAR consortium was born with the objective of undertaking advanced research in the field of unmanned systems, in order to comply with the requirements of European regulations on UAS. READ MORE

January 12, 2023

GA-ASI Flies Multiple Missions Using AI Pilots

BY General Atomics GA-ASI further advanced its Collaborative Combat Aircraft ecosystem by flying three unique missions with artificially intelligent pilots on an operationally relevant Open Mission System software stack. READ MORE

January 12, 2023

Lobo Leasing and Air Taurus enter LOI to lease unmanned aircraft

BY Lobo Leasing Lobo Leasing and Air Taurus Limited have entered into a letter of intent to lease five Pipistrel Nuuva V300 hVTOL unmanned cargo aircraft. The companies will cooperate in developing a leasing model for the new asset class. READ MORE

January 11, 2023

Pierce Aerospace Announces Partnership with Skye Air Mobility

BY Pierce Aerospace The partnership brings Pierce Aerospace's Flight Portal ID UAS Technologies as an integrated Remote ID solution with Skye Air Mobility's drone delivery platforms and Skye UTM starting in 2023. READ MORE

January 10, 2023

Skyfire and AeroVigilance Partner to Provide C-UAS Services

BY Skyfire Consulting Skyfire Consulting announced it has officially partnered with AeroVigilance. This newly formed partnership brings decades of combined real-world experience in both offensive and defensive drone missions to help proactively defend against threats. READ MORE

January 10, 2023

UAS Cluster Initiative Announces New Program Manager

BY UAS Cluster Initiative The Unmanned Aerial Systems Cluster Initiative announced Emily Bell has joined the team as Program Manager. In this role, she will oversee program development and implementation to support organizational and ecosystem growth. READ MORE

January 10, 2023

Gannet Glide Drone Program Conducts Successful Flight Tests

BY Skybourne Technologies Skyborne Technologies has conducted a series of successful guided flight tests of the air-launched Gannet Glide Drone. The Gannet program aligns directly with the goals of the Australian Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance enterprise. READ MORE

January 10, 2023

FAA Grants Initial Approval Allowing BVLOS Flights on ND System

BY uAvionix Leveraging Vantis, uAvionix received approval by the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct beyond visual line-of-sight small unmanned aircraft flights in North Dakota. READ MORE

January 09, 2023

Thread awarded $1.2M for UAS Research & Development at GFAFB

BY Office of Senator John Hoeven Senator John Hoeven on January 6th announced that Thread has received a $1.2M award under the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research program to develop an UAS solution that will enhance perimeter security at the Grand Forks Air Force Base. READ MORE

January 09, 2023

GA-ASI Flies First M2DO MQ-9A Aircraft

BY General Atomics On Nov. 10, 2022, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. flew the first production MQ-9A Multi-Domain Operations (M2DO)-ready variant of the U.S. Air Force MQ-9A Reaper. READ MORE

January 09, 2023

Dronetag Synchronization Now Available via DroneLogbook

BY Dronetag DroneLogbook is the leading application allowing commercial UAV pilots to log their telemetry in one comprehensive compliance tool. Commercial drone pilots can now synchronize Dronetag generated flight data to their DroneLogbook accounts. READ MORE

January 04, 2023

H3 Dynamics & ARO Launch Model for DBX Drone-in-a-Box

BY ARO H3 Dynamics and ARO are preparing the scale-up for a new Raas economy, by removing conventional robotics CAPEX purchasing models and transitioning to a bundled single monthly service fee that ties on-demand aerial data services to installations. READ MORE

January 04, 2023

DroneShield Protects Brazil Presidential Inauguration

BY DroneShield DroneShield advised its DroneGun Tactical™ counterdrone/C-UAS system has been utilised in the inauguration ceremony for the president-elect of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, held at the Planalto Palace. READ MORE

December 27, 2022

Leonardo's Falco Xplorer completes first flight campaign

BY Leonardo Leonardo has successfully completed the first phase of flight testing for its Falco Xplorer drone. The system is now ready for the second phase of the campaign, which will lead to the certification. READ MORE

December 27, 2022

Chief Minister launched the State GIS and UAV Centre

BY Meghalaya Basin Management Agency The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma, launched the State GIS and UAV Centre at an event held at Secretariat on December 22nd. This makes the state the first in the region to have its very own GIS and UAV Centre. READ MORE

December 27, 2022

Navy successfully demonstrated unmanned cargo delivery systems

BY U.S. Navy The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division recently demonstrated multiple unmanned systems in a first-of-its-kind mission to move supplies to ships at sea without the use of manned aircraft during an event at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. READ MORE

December 27, 2022

H3 Dynamics Adds Hydrogen-Electric Propulsion to HyLight Airships

BY H3 Dynamics H3 Dynamics and HyLight have joined forces to bring new long range, sustainable and quiet unmanned airships to a range of commercial applications. READ MORE