Plumas National Forest Uses UAV for Fire Reconnaissance

Yesterday morning, the Plumas National Forest, located in the Sierra Nevada in northern California, flew an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) over the Minerva Fire. According to the U.S. Forest Service, the drone was equipped with a FLIR infrared camera, which detected heat and produced thermal imagery so that the fire managers would be able to […]

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Measure CEO Brandon Torres Declet on the UAV Industry, Regs and Drones as a Business

  DroneLife recently spoke with Mr Torres Declet, CEO and co-founder of Measure. Following is a summary of the conversation. In 2014, Brandon Torres Declet was an attorney working in the private sector developing unmanned systems policy for the Department of Defense and Homeland Security. He became fascinated by the information gathering potential of UAVs […]

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SkyHOPPER ONE Link Offers Secure Communications for DIY Drones

Mobilicom has released the SkyHopper ONE UAV data link, which allows DIY drone users to equip their aircraft with a secure communication link. According to the company, DIY drone enthusiasts often use separate solutions for control, telemetry and payload, thereby increasing costs and weight. However, HowSkyHopper ONE is a plug-and-play device that packages all drone […]

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FlightWave’s Edge: The Radical New Drone Flying Towards a Carbon-Free Future

  A new commercial drone company started by a team of Stanford PhDs is introducing a radical new commercial solution.  At InterDrone next month, CA startup FlightWave will debut the Edge drone – an autonomous, battery-powered endurance drone which can leverage solar power for increased range. The Edge represents an academic, ideal design – but […]

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Sky Hopper – an Electric Drone Capable of Carrying 100kg May Be on the Way

A group of entrepreneurial UK engineers is planning to build a mid-mass logistics drone for global markets. The system will be aimed initially at remote and isolated communities with plans to roll it out in urban areas over time. Called Sky Hopper, the UAV has an electrically powered tri fan design that will be constructed […]

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Drone Video Showcases Uptown Oakland’s Best Murals

Earlier this year, Oakland resident Myles Fenwick started posting beautiful drone videos high above The Town. His videos peeked down at the scenes around Jack London Square, West Oakland, and the Lake Merritt region, to name a few. As he told SFGate.com, “you just get a whole new perspective on everything around you. You can see things that you would never knowRead more…

DJI Beefs Up Drone Data Privacy

DJI is developing a new local data mode that stops internet traffic to and from its drone flight control apps. According to the company, the change has been made in order to provide enhanced data privacy assurances for sensitive government and enterprise customers. Earlier this month, DJI came under fire by the U.S. Army, who […]

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Eachine E013 Micro FPV Racing Drone – Affordable Fast Racing Drone

Eachine got a new racing drone, the E012 Micro FPV racing drone. The Eachine E03 Mini/Micro drone got a new design making it more agile, durable and fast. With its small durable body, the E013 is built for speed. Flying features of the drone includes rudder speed, 360 degree turn as well as pattern tumbling. Still it has the basics such as one key return and headless mode, according to Eachine the 013 has a table flight and connection. Well for the design, unlike the regular racing drone that has a fully exposed body, the E013 has a body casing

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Futaba To Sponsor MultiGP RIOT International Open

From Futaba: Futaba, one of RC’s most respected radio manufacturers, joins with the biggest names in FPV drone racing at this year’s highly anticipated MultiGP RIOT International Open. The event, hosted by Rotor Riot and MultiGP, happens on August 9-13 at the AMA National Headquarters in Muncie, Indiana. Futaba is an event Platinum Sponsor and […]

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The Drone World Expo 2017 Interviews – Kathleen “Kat” Swain

In the second of a series of interviews with key figures involved in the success of Drone World Expo, we talked to Kathleen “Kat” Swain, Senior Director of UAS Programs, AOPA – Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Kat is responsible for developing and managing the UAS “Drone” programs at Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Kat joined AOPA in March 2016. […]

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Amateur Drone Lands on £3BN HMS Queen Elizabeth

It is a £3BN state-of-the-art investment, commissioned to reassert Britain’s supremacy on the high seas. But this week the Royal Navy was left blushing after it emerged that an amateur enthusiast managed to land a £300 drone on the deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth – without anyone raising the alarm. According to local media reports in […]

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Kratos Mako Completes Successful Flight Test Series

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. recently completed a flight test series evaluating the next evolution of the UTAP-22 Mako Unmanned Aerial System that was first introduced and demonstrated in late 2015. The Mako has been enhanced with a suite of mission systems typically employed on manned aircraft and now integrated with the unmanned Mako […]

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More Work for RPA Pilot Training Unit

MQ-9 trainers are still facing a task to increase the output of pilots and sensor operators, on track to reach a high of 700 this year with even more needed. As part of the 2015 plan to increase the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capability of the Air Force and amount of personnel in the remotely […]

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DJI Tightens Security to Ease Data Vulnerability Fears

DJI has announced the development of a new option for pilots concerned over recent data security issues. The new feature, Local Data Mode, will enable flight without any internet data transfer, ensuring that enterprise customers and sensitive government operations remain secure. The announcement is in response to recent stories suggesting that the US Army had grounded […]

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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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Dedrone Retains Retired Lieutenant General Keith Walker as Strategic Advisor

Dedrone, a developer of drone detection technology, has added a new member to their executive leadership team. Lieutenant General Keith Walker, US Army (Retired) is joining Dedrone as a Strategic Advisor. Based in Washington D.C, he will assist Dedrone in their work with U.S. and international government agencies to protect military and civilian operations from […]

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Canadian University’s New UAV Ground School Open to the Public

Manitoba-based Brandon University (BU) is touting its new course on drones, Applied Topics in Geography: UAV Ground School, offered to both students and the public beginning this fall. According to BU, the course will prepare drone pilots for stiff new Transport Canada regulations. Existing rules exempt people who fly drones recreationally, while the proposed new […]

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CompassDrone Creates All-in-One UAS Package for Public Safety

Centennial, Colo.-based CompassDrone has unveiled a comprehensive drone-based mapping program designed specifically for public safety applications. According to the company, the Complete Incident Response Recovery Unmanned Aerial System (CIRRUAS) program is designed primarily for accident reconstruction and crime scene mapping but is also applicable for search and rescue and reconnaissance missions. “CIRRUAS was designed by […]

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Voici 5 ans que le robot Curiosity est sur Mars

Les équipes internationales qui pilotent le robot Curiosity ont célébré le 6 août dernier les cinq ans de la mission martienne destinée à évaluer l’habitabilité de la planète rouge. Déposé par une sonde dans le cratère de Gale après neuf mois de voyage, le robot mobile à six roues a parcouru 17km depuis son arrivée. Ses […]

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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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US Air Force Lab Tests High-Efficiency Engine for UAS

The US Air Force Research Laboratory Advanced Power Technology Office, along with Engineered Propulsion Systems and the Arnold Engineering and Development Center, recently concluded ground-based testing of an advanced diesel engine that promises to increase the utility and ease the logistics burden of military aircraft missions. The high efficiency, innovative aviation diesel engine is a […]

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Peruvian Air Force Develops Two New Drones

The Peruvian Air Force’s (FAP, per its Spanish acronym) Project Research and Investigation Center (CIDEP, per its Spanish acronym) was created in 1993 to develop flight simulators for Cessna A-37 aircraft. The project was led by officers from the electronic services branch. Following their success, they moved forward with the development of a series of […]

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Modified X-47B Appears as Testbed for MQ-25 Bid

Northrop Grumman is using an X-47B unmanned air vehicle (UAV) as a flying testbed for air refuelling systems in support of its proposal for the U.S. Navy’s upcoming MQ-25A Stingray unmanned aerial refuelling tanker contest. First details of Northrop Grumman’s preparations for the MQ-25A bid have emerged in photographs obtained by Aviation Week of a […]

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ThunderDrone Drone Battle Experiment

In November, the Air Force and SOFWERX will pit unmanned aerial vehicles against each other in a rumble-style experiment to gather data on drone operations, the Air Force’s secretary said on August 9. The competition, called the ThunderDrone Rapid Prototyping Event, will take place in a rented warehouse and will “investigate forms and platforms and effects […]

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