NOAA Partners with Drone Firm To Forecast Wildfires

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is taking swift steps to predict wildfires by partnering with a drone firm. Colorado-based Black Swift Technologies recently announced the drone deal – the deployment of “a tightly integrated system consisting of an airframe, avionics, and multiple sensors capable of research-quality measurements of CO2, CO, aerosol, [and other data] […]

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3DR Envisions Constructions Drones as the New Normal

Fresh off a recent announcement of a major partnership with a former competitor, 3DR says it’s ready to dive into the construction sector as a key player in drone inspection and data analysis. In a recent interview with ConstructionDive.com, CEO Chris Anderson said his company’s latest decision to integrate its Site Scan software package with […]

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University of Michigan Launches Netted Drone Testing Grounds

Students returning to the University of Michigan this fall will be greeted by a new construction site for an outdoor testing lab for autonomous drones. The university’s College of Engineering recently announced the creation of M-Air, a four-story drone-testing complex to be sited near the proposed Ford Motor Company Robotics Building in Ann Arbor. “M-Air […]

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Australian Government Plants Seed of Drone Agriculture

Australia’s top science agency is teaming up with the nation’s leading agribusiness corporation to deploy drones and long-range sensing tech to boost crop yields Down Under. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) signed a joint partnership agreement with Ruralco, a nationwide agribusiness outlet with more than 500 outlets offering services from data analysis […]

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British Constables Launch Drone Trial Program

A local British police force will take to the skies to find missing people, investigate crimes and save lives via drone technology. The Norfolk Constabulary announced a three-month UAV trial program this week. The agency will deploy four drone teams and officials hope to extend the program well into the future. The agency purchased a […]

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British Constables Launch Drone Trial Program

A local British police force will take to the skies to find missing people, investigate crimes and save lives via drone technology. The Norfolk Constabulary announced a three-month UAV trial program this week. The agency will deploy four drone teams and officials hope to extend the program well into the future. The agency purchased a […]

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German InterAerial Solutions Expo Focuses on Drone Rules, Innovation

More than 150 drone industry players from more than 25 nations will take flight to Berlin in September for InterAerial Solutions Expo (IASEXPO) to discuss UAS legal issues, market analysis and new improvements in aerial sensor solutions. Focusing on both the German market and wider global issues, IASEXPO is a sub-event of INTERGEO, billed as […]

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Trimble Inks Drone Data Deal with Propeller Aero

A leading drone firm is putting a new spin on aerial data by cementing a distribution deal with a growing cloud-based analytics company. Last week, California-based Trimble announced a new collaboration with Propeller Aero, an Australian company known for automated drone ground-control targets, cloud-based data visualization and analysis. The deal will see Propeller’s web-based interface […]

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Report: Government Drone Spending to Double by 2025

American government spending on drones is expected to more than double in eight years, according to an American market research firm. A report released by Ohio-based Freedonia Group predicts spending will leap from $100 million to $250 million by 2025 with federal spending alone accounting for $170 million in new UAV tech purchases. “The state […]

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Report: Government Drone Spending to Double by 2025

American government spending on drones is expected to more than double in eight years, according to an American market research firm. A report released by Ohio-based Freedonia Group predicts spending will leap from $100 million to $250 million by 2025 with federal spending alone accounting for $170 million in new UAV tech purchases. “The state […]

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Scottish Drone Firm Soars into UK Energy Awards Finals

A Scotland-based drone survey firm has been shortlisted for two British energy awards, solidifying UAV tech as a key component in energy innovation. Cyberhawk made the final cut for Best Offshore Renewables Innovation and Best Safety Improvement categories for the UK Energy Innovation Awards 2017. Sponsored by the Energy Innovation Centre, the awards “celebrate the […]

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Security Firm Predicts Autonomous Drones Will Take Off

Police drones are fast becoming a cornerstone technology for law-enforcement agencies across the globe – so, what’s the next step? According to one South African UAV company – autonomous (virtually self-flying/piloting) models represent the evolution in public-safety drone systems. Airborne Drones predicts that staffing costs may soon lead agencies to invest in drones that require […]

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DroneShield New Device Detects and Jams Rogue Drones

A rising star in the drone-mitigation game is launching a new product that offers a one-two punch when it comes to deterring and defeating rogue drones. On Monday, American-Australian startup DroneShield announced production of DroneSentry, a “multi-method drone detection [system] that integrates radar, radio frequency, acoustic, thermal and optical (with a range extender) sensor detection.” In addition […]

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Malawi and UNICEF Create Drone Corridor for Rescue Work

Malawi and UNICEF have joined forces to open up a 25-mile-radius drone corridor over the nation’s Kasungu Aerodrome in an effort to improve emergency rescue operations and further aerial research. The UN agency says the drone corridor is the first in Africa and will be used by universities and some private sector business in addition […]

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