Intel Acquires Ascending Technologies!

Intel Acquires Ascending Technologies!

Congratulations to everyone at AscTec, a fantastic company that deserves every success. (ed) Exciting news! Intel has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the German drone developer and manufacturer Ascending Technologies –subject to customary closing conditions. Intel plans for the Ascending Technologies team to continue supporting their current customers while also collaborating with Intel’s Perceptual…

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Japan:- Key Chinese drone-maker sees promise in newly regulated Japan market

Japan:- Key Chinese drone-maker sees promise in newly regulated Japan market

BY KAZUAKI NAGATA The outlook for Japan’s drone market is promising and a recently enacted law to regulate flights of unmanned aerial vehicles will result in a safer user environment, according to the Japan chief of China-based drone-maker DJI. Allen Wu, who heads the Japan office of the world’s largest commercial drone-maker, said that as…

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MSSU student using drone in mining district research

MSSU student using drone in mining district research

In the past, someone wanting an aerial view of the Tri-State Mining District would have had to rent an airplane and hire a photographer. Kush Bhakta, a sophomore mechanical engineering major at Missouri Southern State University, has come up with a much more efficient way to monitor the ongoing cleanup at the region’s mining sites.…

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Phase One Industrial Announces 100 Megapixel Medium Format Metric Cameras for Aerial Data Acquisition

Phase One Industrial Announces 100 Megapixel Medium Format Metric Cameras for Aerial Data Acquisition

COPENHAGEN, Phase One Industrial, a leading developer of aerial medium format camera equipment, today announced 100 MP CMOS-based medium format metric cameras available for aerial mapping and other demanding applications. The development of the Phase One iXU 1000 and the iXU-R 1000 camera systems marks a shift toward higher value for the aerial data acquisition…

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Dronewerx Receives 333 Exemption

Dronewerx Receives 333 Exemption

DRONEWERX®, LLC. an Ohio manufacturer of advanced, high-quality unmanned aircraft systems for the first responder, public safety and infrastructure inspection markets, recently received a 333 Exemption (No. 13630) from the Federal Aviation Administration allowing the company to fly its entire product line of custom systems. One of the aircraft covered under this exemption is the…

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Uganda:- Gov’t to use drones to enhance food security

Uganda:- Gov’t to use drones to enhance food security

By Gerald Tenywa They are more associated with spying, but unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones), will soon be deployed in Uganda to help farmers increase agricultural output and enhance food security. A drone is operated using a remote control and flies using propellers. It can be fitted with a knapsack in case the operator…

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Polytechnique students developing drone run by artificial intelligence

Polytechnique students developing drone run by artificial intelligence

By Sarah Leavitt, CBC News Students at Montreal’s École Polytechnique are hoping their drone will be the first to fly without a GPS or a human at the controls. The team is the only Canadian one still in the running for the top prize at the International Aerial Robotics Competition (IARC). Team Élikos has built a drone that is…

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Springfield test center gets OK for drone projects

Springfield test center gets OK for drone projects

The Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aerial Systems Center in Springfield has received federal permission for projects ranging from scanning for invasive species near Akron to looking for ways to prevent rock slides in southern Ohio. The news comes at a time when interest in using drones for business and other purposes is expanding rapidly. The Federal Aviation…

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DJI Launches Public Beta of New Geofencing System

DJI Launches Public Beta of New Geofencing System

Shenzhen, China –DJI, the world’s leading drone maker, Thursday launched a public beta version of its new geofencing system in North America and Europe. Geospatial Environment Online (GEO) will provide drone users with up-to-date guidance on locations where flight may be restricted by regulation or raise safety or security concerns. With this major upgrade to…

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Mt. Ashland Ski Area bans most drone use

Mt. Ashland Ski Area bans most drone use

By Vickie Aldous Mail Tribune Mt. Ashland Ski Area officials have declared the area a “no drone zone.” Under a new policy that went into effect Dec. 23, people may not fly drones over the ski area without prior written permission from managers. “It’s not appropriate to have drones flying over crowds or chairlifts,” said Hiram…

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Drone found in New Middletown still unclaimed

Drone found in New Middletown still unclaimed

NEW MIDDLETOWN, Ohio – A camera-equipped drone found in a New Middletown back yard remains unclaimed. Police say the drone was found in the yard of a home on Struthers Road. “It landed in the back yard next to a dog but it didn’t cause any problems with the dog,” Sgt. Ken Goist of the New Middletown Police Department…

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Snapdragon Flight at CES 2016 – Sneak Peek

Snapdragon Flight at CES 2016 – Sneak Peek

The next next generation of Qualcomm® drone technology is coming to this year’s CES in Las Vegas. The Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight drone platform will demo new technologies and systems including the autonomous navigation system — the intelligence to perceive objects in flight paths for safer and more reliable navigation. Watch the video for a sneak…

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Using The Force? No, it’s an Apple Watch flying this drone

Using The Force? No, it’s an Apple Watch flying this drone

Far from science fiction, the ability to seemingly control things with your hands is no longer the fantasy that stories like Star Wars once imagined, thanks to a research team in Taiwan that has created technology akin to using The Force. The Taiwanese technology researchers at PVD+ have written an algorithm for the Apple Watch…

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Russia introduces obligatory drone registration

Russia introduces obligatory drone registration

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that obliges all private owners of unmanned aircraft weighing over 250 grams to register them with the Federal Air Transport Agency. According to the new act, which comes into force at the end of March 2016, people or companies who own and use unmanned aircraft systems (also…

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Putin Signs Amendments to Russia’s Air Code Regulating Usage of UAVs

Putin Signs Amendments to Russia’s Air Code Regulating Usage of UAVs

MOSCOW (Sputnik) Russian President Vladimir Putin signed on Wednesday a bill, which amended country’s Air Code and created legal framework for usage of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in Russia, a law published on Russia’s legal information website said. The law introduces norms on certification and registration of drones and specifies requirements on the security of their flights. All the…

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UAV’s not allowed along Las Vegas strip for News Year’s Eve

UAV’s not allowed along Las Vegas strip for News Year’s Eve

by: Ashley Forest LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) – Metro police wants to remind the community of the recent changes in Nevada law regarding unmanned aerial vehicles also known as drones. Metro Police sent the following statement: “Nevada Assembly Bill 239, SEC 18.2b, states that it is illegal to fly an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) within…

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Extraordinary General Meeting of CybAero AB (publ) on December 30, 2015

Extraordinary General Meeting of CybAero AB (publ) on December 30, 2015

– The meeting resolved to elect Elisabeth Carelind, Authorized Public Accountant at KPMG, as the new auditor to replace Helena Lundquist, who has left the audit industry. – The meeting resolved in accordance with the board’s proposal to amend the company’s articles of association as follows: (1) that the company’s business description include the operation…

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Tern Moves Closer to Full-Scale Demonstration of Unmanned VTOL Aircraft Designed for Small Ships

Tern Moves Closer to Full-Scale Demonstration of Unmanned VTOL Aircraft Designed for Small Ships

  Small-deck ships such as destroyers and frigates could greatly increase their effectiveness if they had their own unmanned air systems (UASs) to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and other capabilities at long range around the clock. Current state-of-the-art UASs, however, lack the ability to take off and land from confined spaces in rough…

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Belleville drone vs. vehicle crash ‘probably won’t be the last’: police

Belleville drone vs. vehicle crash ‘probably won’t be the last’: police

Police in Belleville, Ont., are warning drivers that drones could become a growing hazard on the road after one of the airborne devices crashed into the grille of a moving vehicle on Monday morning, causing $1,000 in damage to it. Sgt. Kosta Brindakis told CBC News the privately owned drone crashed head-on into a westbound vehicle on Old Madoc Road around 10:30 a.m. No one…

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Two detained for flying drone over Vatican

Two detained for flying drone over Vatican

Two Israeli citizens have been detained by police in Rome for allegedly flying a drone over the Vatican. Airspace over the capital was closed to drones at the start of the Catholic Holy Year, or Jubilee, earlier this month over fears the remote-controlled aircraft could be used in a terrorist attack. Police patrolling the Vatican…

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Drone Flying Alongside Obama’s Motorcade In Hawaii Stopped By Secret Service

Drone Flying Alongside Obama’s Motorcade In Hawaii Stopped By Secret Service

BY SNEHA SHANKAR The U.S. Secret Service stopped a man from flying a recreational drone alongside President Barack Obama’s motorcade in Hawaii, reports said late Monday. The incident occurred at 4:00 p.m., local time, (9:00 p.m. EST) and was brought under control within minutes. The operator landed the drone near himself after agents from Secret Service approached…

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Flying Drones in East Bay Regional Parks Is Illegal With $300 Fines

Flying Drones in East Bay Regional Parks Is Illegal With $300 Fines

By Lisa Fernandez The East Bay Regional Park District is off-limits to drones and will cite violators $300 if they fly the unmanned aircraft in any of the district’s 65 parks and 120,000 acres of open space. Even though the Federal Aviation Administration began requiring drone owners to register with the agency before flying outdoors,…

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Firefighters rescue toy drone from tree on Christmas

Firefighters rescue toy drone from tree on Christmas

It was mealtime for firefighters about the time the drone took off on its maiden flight. What happened next dried a child’s eyes, brought firefighters close to tears and befriended a family and the crew at Station 2. Fire crew members left the dinner table for a call to Timiya Hutt’s house off Jersey Road in Salisbury. In a few minutes, they were…

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Flying an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), or drone, in Edmonton comes with a lengthy list of rules and regulations

Flying an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), or drone, in Edmonton comes with a lengthy list of rules and regulations

BY CLAIRE THEOBALD, EDMONTON SUN As enthusiastic hobbyists are taking drones for their first flights, many don’t know they could be breaking the law. “As an amateur, you want to go and take gorgeous pictures of the river valley, the bridges or the Muttart Conservatory,” said Dennis Cox, a professional Unmanned Aerial Vehicle [UAV] pilot…

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UAV-America creates long-duration flight time drone

UAV-America creates long-duration flight time drone

UAV-America, manufacturer of world-class drone platforms, has launched a new long-duration flight time UAV, the Eagle XF, which is capable of up to one-hour flight times with a payload of five pounds. As a member of the UAV Systems Association (UAVSA), UAV-America has worked with the organisation and its parent company, the Tesla Foundation, to…

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ATS tells govt to ban unapproved drones

ATS tells govt to ban unapproved drones

Murari Shetye | TNN Panaji: In view of threats to security during the ongoing tourist season, the flying of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) — commonly known as drones — for civil purposes, sans the requisite permissions, is likely to be banned. Taking note of the fact that no approvals are…

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SAAB AND UMS Aero Group AG and SAAB establish strategic partnership

SAAB AND UMS Aero Group AG and SAAB establish strategic partnership

Defence and security company Saab and UMS Aero Group AG, a Swiss supplier of tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are forming a joint venture under the name UMS Skeldar AG. UMS Skeldar will strengthen Saab’s offerings in the tactical UAV market. Saab will transfer all assets relating to the Skeldar unmanned helicopter to UMS Skeldar.…

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Drone spray helicopter flies by wire

Drone spray helicopter flies by wire

by By Hamish MacLean Could unmanned helicopters be, as their manufacturer claims, ”the future of the agriculture industry”? About a dozen farmers gathered on a farm near Ngapara on Thursday to have a look at the 99kg, 2.9m nose-to-tail, Yamaha RMAX in a simulation of spraying gorse along a fenceline, a creek, and in a…Read more…

ALIGN MR25 FPV Racing Quad

ALIGN MR25 FPV Racing Quad

by There can be no doubt 180 / 250 / 280 size FPV quads are on trend, What caught my eye from in the new offering from Align was the lost model finder. That’s quite clever it must be using the smartphones GPS and mapping bluetooth RSSI or direction finding with the compass or both.…Read more…

DJI Selected as Member of FAA Drone Registration Task Force

DJI Selected as Member of FAA Drone Registration Task Force

by DJI, the world’s leading manufacturer of professional and consumer drones, is pleased to announce the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has invited it to participate in its Unmanned Aircraft Systems Registration Task Force. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced the formation of the task force Monday. DJI takes safety very seriously and has led the civilian drone industry…Read more…

ASSURE Core Member Embry-Riddle and Partner Universities Receive Three FAA Research Awards to Study Unmanned Aircraft Systems

ASSURE Core Member Embry-Riddle and Partner Universities Receive Three FAA Research Awards to Study Unmanned Aircraft Systems

by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the ASSURE Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) have received the first group of FAA grant awards since the Center of Excellence was established in May 2015. The Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE) is composed of 21 of the…Read more…

NBAA Panel to Explore sUAS Opportunities

NBAA Panel to Explore sUAS Opportunities

by Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) create a powerful opportunity for flight departments to become even more relevant and impactful to their corporation’s bottom-line. Hazardous tasks like cell tower, flare stack, and wind turbine inspections that are normally performed by ground-based crews can now be accomplished more safely and efficiently by sUAS. Who in a…Read more…

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