NASA-NOAA Mission Studies Storm Intensification in Northern Hemisphere

A group of NASA and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists are teaming up this month for an airborne mission focused on studying severe storm processes and intensification. The Hand-On Project Experience (HOPE) Eastern Pacific Origins and Characteristics of Hurricanes (EPOCH) field campaign will utilize NASA’s Global Hawk autonomous aircraft to study storms in the […]

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High Performance Hybrid Tri-Copter from FlightWave

FlightWave Aerospace Systems, Inc., a California-based startup brings new capabilities to customers who need a sustained aerial presence in high-wind, maritime, or terrestrial missions. The company also announced an investment from Breakout Labs, the Thiel Foundation’s programme of support for deep technology companies. FlightWave’s premier product, the FlightWave Edge Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), is a long-range, […]

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Robotic Skies Raises Venture Capital Funding Round

Robotic Skies announced it has raised a round of venture capital financing. The investment round was led by Kickstart Seed Fund of Salt Lake City, Utah, and included participation by Sun Mountain Capital of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The capital will accelerate the expansion of the Robotic Skies maintenance network for high-end commercial unmanned aircraft […]

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US Coast Guard Uses Drones to Expand its Reach

Unmanned aircraft do not have a long, storied history like the Coast Guard. But they already play a role in one of the Coast Guard’s earliest missions – guarding against illicit trade. In a letter to the commanding officers of the Revenue Cutter Service dated June 4, 1791, 10 months after the service was founded, Alexander Hamilton warned of […]

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First Offshore Drone Survey for Norway’s DNV GL

DNV GL surveyors have carried out the classification society’s first offshore drone survey on the semisubmersible vessel Safe Scandinavia in the North Sea. This 25,383 GT tender support vessel (TSV) is owned and operated by Prosafe, supporting Statoil’s drilling operations off the coast of Norway. Using camera-equipped drones, DNV GL’s drone pilots checked the TSV’s […]

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Fixed-Wing, VTOL UAS Designed for Utility Inspections

ULC Robotics, Inc. is advancing the state-of-the-art in commercial utility industry aerial inspection after successfully flight testing a newly developed vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle last week. As a leading robotics, energy services and research and development company focused on the energy and utility industries, ULC Robotics’ commercial-grade VTOL fixed-wing UAV […]

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Fixed-Wing, VTOL UAS Designed for Utility Inspections

ULC Robotics, Inc. is advancing the state-of-the-art in commercial utility industry aerial inspection after successfully flight testing a newly developed vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle last week. As a leading robotics, energy services and research and development company focused on the energy and utility industries, ULC Robotics’ commercial-grade VTOL fixed-wing UAV […]

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Fixed-Wing, VTOL UAS Designed for Utility Inspections

ULC Robotics, Inc. is advancing the state-of-the-art in commercial utility industry aerial inspection after successfully flight testing a newly developed vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle last week. As a leading robotics, energy services and research and development company focused on the energy and utility industries, ULC Robotics’ commercial-grade VTOL fixed-wing UAV […]

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Fixed-Wing, VTOL UAS Designed for Utility Inspections

ULC Robotics, Inc. is advancing the state-of-the-art in commercial utility industry aerial inspection after successfully flight testing a newly developed vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle last week. As a leading robotics, energy services and research and development company focused on the energy and utility industries, ULC Robotics’ commercial-grade VTOL fixed-wing UAV […]

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Fixed-Wing, VTOL UAS Designed for Utility Inspections

ULC Robotics, Inc. is advancing the state-of-the-art in commercial utility industry aerial inspection after successfully flight testing a newly developed vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle last week. As a leading robotics, energy services and research and development company focused on the energy and utility industries, ULC Robotics’ commercial-grade VTOL fixed-wing UAV […]

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Fixed-Wing, VTOL UAS Designed for Utility Inspections

ULC Robotics, Inc. is advancing the state-of-the-art in commercial utility industry aerial inspection after successfully flight testing a newly developed vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle last week. As a leading robotics, energy services and research and development company focused on the energy and utility industries, ULC Robotics’ commercial-grade VTOL fixed-wing UAV […]

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Regulatory Framework for Dubai’s Flying Taxis

Within a matter of months that dilemma could become real. Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that it will begin testing a two-seater autonomous flying taxi that within five years could be as familiar as the current terrestrial versions. At the same time, the RTA is to work with Dubai’s Civil Aviation Authority […]

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Drone Lands on Walls Like a Bird

Designed by Createk Design Lab at the Université de Sherbrooke in Quebec,the Multimodal Autonomous Drone (S-MAD) can repeatedly perform autonomous landing and takeoffs from walls. Presented at Living Machines 2017, Stanford (Best Robotics Paper Award). The drone can land vertically because it’s equipped with a “wall detection range sensor” that helps it know when to start […]

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Tracking Pythons in Everglades with Thermal Technology

Volaero UAV & Drones Holdings Corp., a Miami based Drone Tech Startup Company, has teamed up with Bill Booth Outdoors and Bruni Infrared to utilize its advanced drone imagery technologies to create solutions for the python issues in the Florida Everglades. “Volaero is excited to team up with Bill Booth, a famous outdoorsman with extensive experience […]

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Farmers Insurance Gets Drone Fleet

Farmers Insurance has announced that it has enlisted a fleet of unmanned aerial aircraft systems (UAS) to enhance the claims experience for customers who have suffered significant damage to their roof following major weather events. After field tests to assess the most effective and customer-centric ways of leveraging drone technology with its existing claims operation, Farmers will now […]

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Drones to Protect Koala Bears in Queensland

Queensland University of Technology will deploy drones in a high-tech effort to find and protect koalas in South East Queensland, with the State Government announcing a funding boost for koala conservation. The two-year project to be led by Dr Grant Hamilton, from QUT’s Science and Engineering Faculty, will use drones and high resolution imagery to […]

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NOAA Picks SuperSwift for Nighttime Fire Observation

Black Swift Technologies (BST), a specialized engineering firm based in Boulder, Colo., is supplying its small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) nighttime wildfire measurements. Black Swift Technologies (BST), a specialized engineering firm based in Boulder, CO, announced that their small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS), SuperSwift, has been selected […]

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CSIRO and Ruralco Team to Push Digital Management and Drones on Farms in Australia

CSIRO and agribusiness, Ruralco, have teamed up in a partnership which will promote greater use of digital technology, including drones and long-range sensing in agriculture. A series of projects will roll out in coming months to develop data-driven solutions for more efficient and sustainable farming. The partnership draws on CSIRO’s expertise in data science research and […]

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CSIRO and Ruralco Team to Push Digital Management and Drones on Farms in Australia

CSIRO and agribusiness, Ruralco, have teamed up in a partnership which will promote greater use of digital technology, including drones and long-range sensing in agriculture. A series of projects will roll out in coming months to develop data-driven solutions for more efficient and sustainable farming. The partnership draws on CSIRO’s expertise in data science research and […]

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UK Small RPAS Mid-Air Collision Study Published

The Department for Transport, the Military Aviation Authority and British Airline Pilots’ Association commissioned a study into the effects of a mid-air collision between small remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS, commonly known as a drones) and manned aircraft. The study was conducted by QinetiQ and Natural Impacts using laboratory collision testing and computer modelling. This […]

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China to Use CH-T4 Solar Drone as ‘Quasi-Satellite’ and Wi-Fi Hub

China is developing an airborne mobile Wi-Fi hub in near space with solar-powered drones. The Feiyun (“Flying Cloud”) project is able to secure emergency communication for more than one week and proof of concept is expected to be demonstrated before the end of year. The recent and once secret flight of Caihong-T4 (CH-T4) — China’s […]

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Drones and AI Beat Humans at Fake Duck Test

An experiment using fake ducks to stand in for the real thing has found that when it comes to counting birds, drones beat humans. Jarrod Hodgson and his colleagues at the University of Adelaide in Australia had previously used aerial images from drones to count seabirds and found that the drones had a more comprehensive view of the […]

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China’s Ehang to Launch Commercial Fly-by-iPad

Chinese small unmanned-aircraft manufacturer Ehang plans the launch next year of a commercial version of its autonomous single-passenger vertical-takeoff-and-landing air vehicle that flies without a pilot, under the control of a plug-and-play iPad. That vehicle will likely be larger and heavier as the current Ehang 184 is weight-limited to a single passenger of 220 lb. […]

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Perth Law Student Builds Faster, Longer-Lasting Drone

A Perth student has built a high-performance drone with a new kind of battery that allows it to fly faster for longer, hitting speeds up to 65 kilometres per hour. Tom Maclaurin is not studying science or engineering, but the second-year law student at the University of WA said he’d had an interest in unmanned […]

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Forest Fire Control Using Drones

Forest fires are common phenomena and they often lead to fatal consequences. Both on the environment but also on people and animals living in the area. Take the fire in Little Valley, Nevada, as an example. In October 2016, embers from a controlled burn set 10 days earlier in timber sparked and flared in the wind. When […]

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Winter-Proof Drone to Watch the Arctic

The U.S. federal research facility Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) needed something that could carry lots of equipment to measure solar irradiance, three-dimensional windspeed, and analyze air particulates. It needed an aircraft to help climate scientists understand what’s happening in an ecosystem undergoing a massive transformation. However, a manned aircraft would be too expensive (and potentially dangerous), […]

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World’s First Flying Drone Billboard

Bobby Watts of Orlando, Florida has built the world’s first digital 360-degree drone billboard. An avid model aircraft enthusiast, Watts was inspired to build the UAV-billboard by observing people’s amazed reactions upon first encountering a drone being piloted. The billboard, which Watts calls “Drobotron“, was hovering above Orlando’s Parc Corniche Hotel. where it advertised pizza […]

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Transport Canada’s Arctic Drone Project Delayed 2 years by Arms-Control Rules

Transport Canada’s plan to patrol the Arctic with a drone has been delayed by at least two years, partly because the unmanned aircraft is so large it’s considered a kind of missile and falls under complex arms-control rules. The $39.5-million project, approved June 2015, was supposed to see a drone flying patrols by March next […]

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Record Long Drone Delivery Demo in Texas

Two Tucson companies were part of a team that recently claimed a new U.S. record for long-distance urban delivery by a drone, using cellphone networks to help navigate a simulated 97-mile trip. Team Roadrunner, a Nevada unmanned aircraft consortium that included Tucson-based Latitude Engineering and AUV Flight Services, conducted the flight in Texas in early […]

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Professional Photographers of America Adds ‘Certified Drone Photographer’ Certification

The US Professional Photographers of America (PPA), a nonprofit photography association touting 30,000 members in more than 50 countries, has launched a “Certified Drone Photographer” programme for members. This unique program ensures that you are not only legal to fly drones, but also equipped with the education to take the best pictures using drones. Before you jump […]

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Dutch Drone Films Games of Thrones Season 7

During the recordings of the most downloaded series of the Games of Thrones, the NEO drone has been used in Iceland provided by the Dutch company Acecore Technologies. The recordings took place last winter at different locations in Iceland. According to owner and pilot Jorrit Linders the weather conditions were very extreme. It was for […]

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Walmart Rents Griffiss Airport for Drone Delivery Research

The Oneida County Legislature Wednesday approved two resolutions that will allow the national corporation to rent and commission research on the possibility of drone delivery for orders. ″(Walmart) is working with another UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) test site; they’ve already started doing preliminary work and they’re working out West,” said Oneida County Aviation Commissioner Russell Stark. […]

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Texas Utility Using UAS for Power Line Inspections

NEW BRAUNFELS—NBU will be utilizing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) —commonly known as drones—to perform inspections on three-phase electric distribution lines starting on July 14. The work is being performed by NBU contractor Survey and Mapping, LLC (SAM) and will include the following areas: 1. E. Torrey Street from Elizabeth Avenue to the dead-end northeast of […]

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First Air/Water Drone Inspection of Bridge in Delaware

Using an innovative drone that can both fly and swim, the first combination aerial and underwater bridge inspection was successfully conducted on the Delaware Memorial Bridge Twin Spans on June 18, 2017, through a collaborative effort that included the Delaware River Bay Authority (DRBA), Rutgers University-New Brunswick (RU-NB) and SubUAS LLC. This hybrid unmanned vehicle, […]

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Ex-MIT Start-Up Launches 3-Hour Hybrid QuadCopter

Boston-based Top Flight Technologies, Inc., an innovative provider of extended flight, enhanced payload, hybrid-powered commercial UAVs  hardware and autopilot control products, is seeking initial commercial and government customers for its recently announced Airborg H8, 10K UAV, and powered by the company’s proprietary Top Flight Technologies Hybrid-Power (Gasoline and Electric) System. “Global customers look to MIT […]

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University of Arizona Using AI and Drones to Help Guard US Border

Whether or not President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico ever gets built, a new project coming out of the University of Arizona offers a new solution for surveilling national borders without necessarily having to invest in quite so many bricks: Use smart technologies instead. What University of Arizona researchers have been working on is […]

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University of Arizona Using AI and Drones to Help Guard US Border

Whether or not President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico ever gets built, a new project coming out of the University of Arizona offers a new solution for surveilling national borders without necessarily having to invest in quite so many bricks: Use smart technologies instead. What University of Arizona researchers have been working on is […]

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US Coast Guard Seeks UAS to Launch from Cutter

The U.S. Coast Guard is looking for a small unmanned aerial vehicle for use on its Legend-class national security cutters. Under a draft request for proposals issued in the spring, the service will evaluate platforms with an eye toward issuing a full RFP by year’s end. A fiscal 2018 award would bring advanced intelligence, surveillance […]

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US Coast Guard Seeks UAS to Launch from Cutter

The U.S. Coast Guard is looking for a small unmanned aerial vehicle for use on its Legend-class national security cutters. Under a draft request for proposals issued in the spring, the service will evaluate platforms with an eye toward issuing a full RFP by year’s end. A fiscal 2018 award would bring advanced intelligence, surveillance […]

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Ukraine’s Border Guard Deploys Spectator-M

Ukrainian State Border Guard Service (SBGS) has put the new Spectator-M unmanned aircraft system to service. Flights are carried out within the reserved airspace with help of BPAC-MP-1, unmanned aviation complexes, SBGS’ official website said. The State Border Guard Service plans only to increase the activity of using these aviation units and thereby increase the […]

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Arrest Made in Drone Flights Over Arizona Fires

A 54-year-old Prescott Valley man suspected of flying a drone that grounded Goodwin Fire firefighting efforts last week has been arrested.  The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office reported Saturday that Gene Alan Carpenter was arrested on charges of endangerment and unlawful operation of an unmanned aircraft. Carpenter is accused of endangering 14 aircraft and air crews […]

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Survey UAS/RPAS/Drone Operations – Online in 5 Languages

This survey, which is aimed at the worldwide UAS/RPAS/Drone operator community is now available in English, French, German, Italian & Spanish. This survey is an opportunity to make it possible for all drone operators to assure that their specific applications are taken into account. The objective of this survey is to: 1- Identify the market […]

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Portable UAV Landing Zone

Indianapolis-based Ocelleye LLC, a commercial drone operator in North America, has released its UAV Landing Zone for vertical takeoff and landing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) weighing under 25 pounds. The UAV Landing Zone, developed over the course of a year, was tested in conjunction with Ocelleye’s day-to-day operations. The UAV Landing Zone,is a highly portable […]

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Drone Causes Disruption at UK’s Gatwick Airport

A drone flying close to Gatwick Airport led to the closure of the runway and forced five flights to be diverted. An airport spokesman said the runway had been closed for two periods on Sunday – of nine and five minutes – after the drone was sighted. Easyjet said four of its flights were diverted, […]

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Facebook Aquila’s Successful Second Flight

Just after dawn on May 22, Facebook reached another exciting and important milestone for the Aquila program — completing the successful second full-scale test flight of the aircraft. The aircraft flew for 1 hour and 46 minutes, and landed perfectly on our prepared landing site. In order to launch right after sunrise, which was at […]

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Malawi and Unicef Launch Drone Air Corridor

Malawi has launched Africa’s first air corridor to test the use of drones, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, in humanitarian missions in partnership with the UN children’s agency, Unicef. Kasungu Aerodrome, in central Malawi, will be used as a test site for aerial scouting in crisis situations, delivering supplies and using drones to boost internet connectivity. […]

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Survey on UAS/RPAS/Drone Operations

Currently, the UAS/RPAS/Drone community, as well as regulatory authorities and the press, make suppositions concerning the drone market (the market sectors involved), as well as the flight operations actually taking place in these market sectors. These suppositions are not based on justifiable numbers. In addition, there are no commonly accepted definitions of the terms to […]

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Air Bases Report Increase in Near-Collisions with Drones

Rogue toy drones – a hot-selling Christmas gift this season and last – are starting to interfere with military operations at several bases across the country. With sales of consumer drones expected to approach 700,000 this year, military officials say they are bracing for the problem to get worse and are worried about the potential […]

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UAS Aids in Train Derailment Investigation

On a beautiful October day, Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne and his team at the University of Vermont’s Spatial Analysis Lab got a call from the Vermont Agency of Transportation. An Amtrak Vermonter train had just derailed in Northfield, Vermont, and the agency wanted to learn more about what caused the derailment. A team of four volunteers from […]

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