INSIGHT: Running a police drone program with the Alliance Drone Team
INSIGHT: Running a police drone program with the Alliance Drone Team

As part of the Special Report in May, CDP spoke to Sergeant James Rees, the Alliance Drone Team manager in Devon and Cornwall.

28-May-20read more →

telent and DGS installing world-class anti-drone system at major UK airport - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
telent and DGS installing world-class anti-drone system at major UK airport - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

 telent, in collaboration with its technology partner Digital Global Systems (DGS), has agreed a three-year contract to install the CLEARKSY™ Drone Threat Management system at Bristol Airport, marking the first UK deployment of the system. The CLEARKSY™ Drone Threat Management system was developed by DGS in response to the rising threat of unauthorised drone usage at critical […]

28-May-20read more →

Mejzlik Propellers Develops Custom Carbon-Fiber Drone Propellers | Unmanned Systems Technology
Mejzlik Propellers Develops Custom Carbon-Fiber Drone Propellers | Unmanned Systems Technology

Mejzlik Propellers, a leading designer and manufacturer of custom propellers for unmanned aerial systems (UAS), has partnered with Unmanned Systems...

28-May-20read more →

XAG introduces rice seeding drone to mitigate labour shortage
XAG introduces rice seeding drone to mitigate labour shortage

One XAG agricultural drone can seed 50,000 square metres of land per hour, which would otherwise take 50 to 60 field workers to complete.

28-May-20read more →

Behind the Scenes of Mavic Air 2’s R&D Journey - DJI Guides
Behind the Scenes of Mavic Air 2’s R&D Journey - DJI Guides

Mavic Air 2 delivers stunning flight and camera performance. But what did it take to make Mavic Air 2? We’ll take you through the long and incredible R&D journey.

28-May-20read more →

Experimental UAV Endurance Record Test Flight Concludes | Unmanned Systems Technology
Experimental UAV Endurance Record Test Flight Concludes | Unmanned Systems Technology

UAV Factory has reported that an experimental 25 kg VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) owned by...

28-May-20read more →

Flock supports Skyports in NHS drone delivery trials - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
Flock supports Skyports in NHS drone delivery trials - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Flock is supporting Skyports in drone delivery trials taking place this week, backed by Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership?—?part of NHS Highland. This week, Skyports will conduct flights between two hospitals in Scotland, taking off in Oban before flying 10 miles away to the Isle of Mull. The goal is to cut delivery times from […]

28-May-20read more →

This Is How The US Navy Shoots Down a Drone (Video) - DRONELIFE
This Is How The US Navy Shoots Down a Drone (Video) - DRONELIFE

This short video that shows the USS Portland downing a drone using a on-board laser.  This is one of the ways that the US Navy shoots down a drone.

27-May-20read more →

Autel's Lawsuit Against DJI: DJI Attorneys Say Suit Unlikely to Affect U.S. Sales - DRONELIFE
Autel's Lawsuit Against DJI: DJI Attorneys Say Suit Unlikely to Affect U.S. Sales - DRONELIFE

DJI attorneys respond to Autel's lawsuit against DJI, saying that sales of the Mavic series and other popular models are unlikely to be impacted.

27-May-20read more →

Social Distancing Solutions - Drones For Construction - COPTRZ
Social Distancing Solutions - Drones For Construction - COPTRZ

Looking into ways to enforce social distancing while still completing your projects? Drones offer the perfect solution. Learn here.

27-May-20read more →

NHS Scotland Drone Delivery Trial Supports Covid-19 Response - DRONELIFE
NHS Scotland Drone Delivery Trial Supports Covid-19 Response - DRONELIFE

A new NHS Scotland drone delivery trial will support COVID-19 response, and prove the case for drone delivery between remote healthcare facilities.

27-May-20read more →

Drone Delivers Package to World's Largest Vessel | Unmanned Systems Technology
Drone Delivers Package to World's Largest Vessel | Unmanned Systems Technology

A drone has been used to conduct a delivery of a parts consignment to Pioneering Spirit, a construction vessel owned...

27-May-20read more →

AV8 make their EASA drone courses available to emergency services on a not-for-profit basis - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
AV8 make their EASA drone courses available to emergency services on a not-for-profit basis - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

AV8 are to make their market-leading General VLOS Certificate (GVC) conversion drone course available on a not-for-profit basis to anyone who flies drones for the emergency services*. The course, which includes both the GVC and A2 Certificate of Competence (A2 CofC), is part of the UK’s adoption of a harmonised European framework for drones, set […]

27-May-20read more →

SPI Engineering announce ATLAS - drone data processing, storage and AI-powered analysis - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
SPI Engineering announce ATLAS - drone data processing, storage and AI-powered analysis - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

SPH Engineering’s launch of ATLAS addresses the increasing demand for powerful and user-friendly data processing and analysis solution. ATLAS provides AI-powered analytical capabilities enhancing industrial drone inspection and asset management. The AI-powered platform ATLAS enables to automate object detection on drone and satellite imagery to detect and count or measure the identified objects of interest. […]

24-May-20read more →

Autel Wins Patent Dispute Against DJI | Unmanned Systems Technology
Autel Wins Patent Dispute Against DJI | Unmanned Systems Technology

International law firm Steptoe has secured a significant trial victory for Autel Robotics USA at the US International Trade Commission...

24-May-20read more →

Wingcopter Lands Award for Humanitarian Drone Delivery - DRONELIFE
Wingcopter Lands Award for Humanitarian Drone Delivery - DRONELIFE

UAV startup Wingcopter is flying high this week after being named one of nine winners of a global hackathon to kick-start humanitarian drone delivery.

24-May-20read more →

Enabling Unmanned Aircraft Traffic Management in the UK - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
Enabling Unmanned Aircraft Traffic Management in the UK - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

London, UK – A new report from Connected Places Catapult’s explores the steps the UK has taken to be at the forefront of commercial drone development and identifies the steps yet to be taken in order to remain in the global race towards Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM). There is a huge global opportunity for countries […]

24-May-20read more →

Flirtey's Drone Delivery Patent Focuses on Safety - DRONELIFE
Flirtey's Drone Delivery Patent Focuses on Safety - DRONELIFE

UAV startup Flirtey announced the granting of a new drone delivery patent the company says will make the process safer and more precise.

24-May-20read more →

Patent Granted for New Drone Delivery Mechanism | Unmanned Systems Technology
Patent Granted for New Drone Delivery Mechanism | Unmanned Systems Technology

Flirtey has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a new system enabling safe...

22-May-20read more →

Hexacopter Drone for Commercial & Federal Applications Unveiled | Unmanned Systems Technology
Hexacopter Drone for Commercial & Federal Applications Unveiled | Unmanned Systems Technology

  Inspired Flight Technologies has introduced the IF1000, a hexacopter unmanned aerial vehicle with a payload capacity of 3.5kg (7.7lb)...

22-May-20read more →

Mapping Drones: The Remo-M is the Award Winning, Sophisticated Solution You've Never Heard Of (Yet) - DRONELIFE
Mapping Drones: The Remo-M is the Award Winning, Sophisticated Solution You've Never Heard Of (Yet) - DRONELIFE

The Remo-M is a major new entry on the global field of mapping drones: offering endurance, precision, and a truly unique landing system.

22-May-20read more →

Full HD EO/IR Aerial Surveillance System Launched | Unmanned Systems Technology
Full HD EO/IR Aerial Surveillance System Launched | Unmanned Systems Technology

Octopus ISR Systems has launched the Epsilon 180, a state-of-the-art Full HD electro-optical and mid-wave infrared (EO/MWIR) camera payload featuring...

21-May-20read more →

Airobotics Receives World’s First Approval to Fly Automated, Commercial Drones Above a Major Metropolis, Flies Above Singapore - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
Airobotics Receives World’s First Approval to Fly Automated, Commercial Drones Above a Major Metropolis, Flies Above Singapore - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Leading automated industrial drones startup, Airobotics, receives the world’s first approval to fly over a major metropolis and flies above Singapore. As part of Singapore’s response to protect the public’s health during the coronavirus crisis, The Home Team Science & Technology Agency (HTX) of Singapore, has partnered with Airobotics, through its local partner, SJ Defence, […]

21-May-20read more →

Unmanned Leadership Forum Soars: Drone Experts Talk Regulations, Business, and Covid-19 - DRONELIFE
Unmanned Leadership Forum Soars: Drone Experts Talk Regulations, Business, and Covid-19 - DRONELIFE

Yesterday's first Unmanned Leadership Forum was a great success, with over a dozen panelists speaking to a global audience of over 300 drone stakeholders.

21-May-20read more →

Compare DJI Mavic Air 2 vs. Mavic Air - DJI Guides
Compare DJI Mavic Air 2 vs. Mavic Air - DJI Guides

Compare Mavic Air 2 vs. Mavic Air in this detailed side-by-side comparison article! Find everything you need to know about the new DJI Mavic Air 2 drone!

21-May-20read more →

New Drone Automation Software Launched for Large-Scale Industrial Operations | Unmanned Systems Technology
New Drone Automation Software Launched for Large-Scale Industrial Operations | Unmanned Systems Technology

DroneInch has launched version 3.0 of its AI-powered drone automation software, featuring new analytics capabilities for gathering vital insights from...

21-May-20read more →

DroneShield Chosen by the European Union Police - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
DroneShield Chosen by the European Union Police - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO or DRO.AU) (“DroneShield” or the “Company”) is pleased to advise that, following a competitive tender, its DroneGun TacticalTM product was selected as the preferred solution by the European Union police forces. The process was run by Belgium Police, with an EU-wide framework. Sales, training and local support will be managed by DroneShield’s Benelux region […]

21-May-20read more →

Skyeton Develops Small UAS for Long-Range & Extended-Endurance Missions | Unmanned Systems Technology
Skyeton Develops Small UAS for Long-Range & Extended-Endurance Missions | Unmanned Systems Technology

Skyeton, a leading developer of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for long-range and extended-endurance missions, has partnered with Unmanned Systems Technology...

20-May-20read more →

DJI Mavic Air 2 Review: 48MP Camera, 8K Hyperlapse, and More! - DJI
DJI Mavic Air 2 Review: 48MP Camera, 8K Hyperlapse, and More! - DJI

This DJI Mavic Air 2 review is brought to you by an aerial independent ariel photographer. Read on to discover OcuSync 2.0, 8K Hyperlapse, and more!

20-May-20read more →

Millimeter-Level Accuracy for ATMOS Hybrid VTOL UAV | Unmanned Systems Technology
Millimeter-Level Accuracy for ATMOS Hybrid VTOL UAV | Unmanned Systems Technology

Xsens has released a case study detailing how its MTi-G-710-GNSS high-performance GNSS-aided inertial navigation module has been used by drone...

20-May-20read more →

Texas personal injury firm uses drones for road traffic accident investigation and reconstruction
Texas personal injury firm uses drones for road traffic accident investigation and reconstruction

Texas personal injury firm Witherite has begun utilising drone technology for the purposes of accident investigation and reconstruction.

20-May-20read more →

VIDEO: New VOLY M20 long-range cargo drone
VIDEO: New VOLY M20 long-range cargo drone

Volansi has launched its new VOLY M20 long-range cargo drone, designed for use in maritime and military operations. The company unveiled its new...

20-May-20read more →

Skeyetech autonomous drones make industry safer - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
Skeyetech autonomous drones make industry safer - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Intrusions, malicious acts, ignitions, leaks of hazardous materials… sensitive and industrial sites are exposed to numerous risks and require the highest levels of safety and security. Being able to assess quickly any situation, anytime, anywhere, has become crucial for site managers and executives. To help reduce risk exposure, Azur Drones has been working for more […]

20-May-20read more →

Open-Source Platform Released for Drone Remote ID & UTM | Unmanned Systems Technology
Open-Source Platform Released for Drone Remote ID & UTM | Unmanned Systems Technology

Altitude Angel has released Scout, an open-source project consisting of hardware and firmware that will allow UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle)...

20-May-20read more →

Acecore to Launch New Long-Endurance Hexacopter Drone | Unmanned Systems Technology
Acecore to Launch New Long-Endurance Hexacopter Drone | Unmanned Systems Technology

Acecore has announced the release date for its new Noa long-endurance hexacopter drone. The next-generation unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), featuring...

19-May-20read more →

Involi launches sales of first Remote Identification compatible drone tracker - Kivu - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
Involi launches sales of first Remote Identification compatible drone tracker - Kivu - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Lausanne, Switzerland: In its vision to enable a sky where drones safely fly alongside manned aviation, INVOLI launches the sales of first Remote Identification (Remote ID) compatible drone tracker: KIVU. At only 22 grams, KIVU is the lightest drone tracker on the market, it has 2 hours of battery autonomy and it is self-sufficient with […]

19-May-20read more →

EXCLUSIVE: Sergeant Kevin Taylor’s insight on getting the Lincs Police drone program off the ground
EXCLUSIVE: Sergeant Kevin Taylor’s insight on getting the Lincs Police drone program off the ground

Sergeant Kevin Taylor, chief pilot of the Lincolnshire Police Drone Unit, comments on some of the challenges and gives insight to what is crucial to get right when setting it up.

19-May-20read more →

European aviation community calls for cooperation to ensure the safe integration of drones in European airspace - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
European aviation community calls for cooperation to ensure the safe integration of drones in European airspace - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) along with Europe’s leading aviation associations call on the European Commission to develop an inclusive and cooperative approach to ensure the safe integration of drones in the  European airspace. The joint signatories of the ‘We are all ONE in the sky’ initiative (see note to editors) sent an open letter […]

19-May-20read more →

Post-Wildfire Reseeding Performed with Drones | Unmanned Systems Technology
Post-Wildfire Reseeding Performed with Drones | Unmanned Systems Technology

XAG has provided resources to aid the post-fire drone seeding operation on Lake Cobrico, Victoria, as part of the effort...

19-May-20read more →

GKN Aerospace signs Eviation collaboration for all-electric aircraft
GKN Aerospace signs Eviation collaboration for all-electric aircraft

The aircraft is aiming to change the way people travel, by making journeys of distances up to 650 miles more sustainable.

18-May-20read more →

Teledyne CARIS Develops Processing & Optimization Software for Marine Survey Data | Unmanned Systems Technology
Teledyne CARIS Develops Processing & Optimization Software for Marine Survey Data | Unmanned Systems Technology

Teledyne CARIS, a leading developer of software for the marine GIS community, has partnered with Unmanned Systems Technology (“UST”) to...

18-May-20read more →

The Mountain Rescue Drone Revolution - COPTRZ
The Mountain Rescue Drone Revolution - COPTRZ

Drones have revolutionised the work of Mountain Rescue teams - Find out more about the mountain rescue drone revolution here...

18-May-20read more →

Minnesota Man Arrested in Drone Shooting - DRONELIFE
Minnesota Man Arrested in Drone Shooting - DRONELIFE

A Minnesota man faces criminal charges after a pilot reported a drone shooting as the aircraft flew over a meat-processing plant.

17-May-20read more →

Unobtrusive Surveillance With Drone Bird - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
Unobtrusive Surveillance With Drone Bird - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

The Drone Bird Company is a world champion in building drone birds. After 30 years of research and development of various fixed-wing and flapping-wing drone birds, the company is excited to announce their newest addition – the AVES Series 1 surveillance and reconnaissance drone. AVES is the first professional, unobtrusive drone bird in the world […]

16-May-20read more →

Steptoe Secures ITC Win for Autel in Patent Dispute with DJI - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
Steptoe Secures ITC Win for Autel in Patent Dispute with DJI - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Steptoe has secured a significant trial victory for Autel Robotics USA at the US International Trade Commission (ITC). On March 2, the chief administrative law judge of the ITC found that SZ DJI Technology Co. Ltd. and seven related entities (together known as “DJI”), the world’s largest maker of consumer drones, violated Section 337 of the […]

16-May-20read more →

X-MADIS Counter-UAS Systems Delivered to US DoD | Unmanned Systems Technology
X-MADIS Counter-UAS Systems Delivered to US DoD | Unmanned Systems Technology

Ascent Vision Technologies (AVT) has delivered several units of the latest variant of its eXpeditionary Mobile Air Defense Integrated System...

16-May-20read more →

Orthophoto Survey Drones Help Predict Flash Flooding - DRONELIFE
Orthophoto Survey Drones Help Predict Flash Flooding - DRONELIFE

Orthophoto survey drones are providing new insights to scientists tracking ice and water levels in Alaska in measuring rising and falling ice levels

16-May-20read more →

VIDEO: Autonomous drones deliver defibrillators to 80,000 Swedish residents
VIDEO: Autonomous drones deliver defibrillators to 80,000 Swedish residents

Everdrone is now deploying a drone system that delivers Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to the scene of cardiac arrests.

16-May-20read more →

Microdrones as a Service - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
Microdrones as a Service - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

New Rent-or-Own Program Expands Availability, Offers Flexibility, Matches Budgets that Develop Growth Partnerships You operate a small surveying business. An increasing array of capable technologies can make your deliverables more precise and proficient. But a purchase might be a budget-buster, especially in a coronavirus-afflicted business environment. You run a medium-sized mining company with a surveying […]

16-May-20read more →

Drone Professionals: Plasma Nanocoating Could Keep Your Aircraft Working Longer - DRONELIFE
Drone Professionals: Plasma Nanocoating Could Keep Your Aircraft Working Longer - DRONELIFE

Drone professionals have a major investment in their aerial assets - and plasma nanocoating is a weatherproofing technique that keep drones in the air.

14-May-20read more →

SPECIAL REPORT: Drones and the Emergency Services
SPECIAL REPORT: Drones and the Emergency Services

This month’s CDP Special Report looks into how Emergency Services are deploying drones to assist in important and sometimes life-saving work.

14-May-20read more →

Ultra-Miniature Fiber Optic Gyroscope for UAVs Released | Unmanned Systems Technology
Ultra-Miniature Fiber Optic Gyroscope for UAVs Released | Unmanned Systems Technology

Fizoptika has launched the VG191A, the company’s smallest ever differential-output fiber optic gyroscope (FOG). It is the newest addition to...

14-May-20read more →

Infrared Cameras Integrated into Energy Industry Inspection Drones | Unmanned Systems Technology
Infrared Cameras Integrated into Energy Industry Inspection Drones | Unmanned Systems Technology

Union Robotics has integrated infrared cameras into the company’s industrial inspection drones in order to boost their capabilities for working...

13-May-20read more →

Parrot and DroneSense partner to better equip public safety UAS programs - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
Parrot and DroneSense partner to better equip public safety UAS programs - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

DroneSense software platform adds innovative support features for ANAFI drones to deliver the capabilities needed by first responders London, UK – May, 2020: Parrot, the leading European drone group, has announced it is partnering with DroneSense— a software company that develops comprehensive drone management platforms to empower public safety organisations to build, manage, and scale their …

13-May-20read more →

Fire Scout Unmanned Helicopter Equipped with Tracking Radar | Unmanned Systems Technology
Fire Scout Unmanned Helicopter Equipped with Tracking Radar | Unmanned Systems Technology

The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman have begun flight testing of the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter’s Leonardo AN/ZPY-8 multi-mode...

13-May-20read more →

A Passenger Drone Hotel: EHang and LN Holdings Make it a Reality - DRONELIFE
A Passenger Drone Hotel: EHang and LN Holdings Make it a Reality - DRONELIFE

Urban air mobility pioneers EHang have partnered with LN Holdings to create the world's first passenger drone hotel experience.

13-May-20read more →

The UK Drones Pathfinder Programme announces new Pathfinder led by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
The UK Drones Pathfinder Programme announces new Pathfinder led by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

A ground-breaking new project announced today (12th May) will allow the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to regularly and routinely use drones, to carry out its time critical, reactive search and rescue, and international counter pollution obligations. The MCA Drone Demonstration and Development Pathfinder aims to explore and develop the safe use of drones Beyond Visual …

12-May-20read more →

This Singapore Drone Company Wants to Reinvent Ship to Shore Delivery - DRONELIFE
This Singapore Drone Company Wants to Reinvent Ship to Shore Delivery - DRONELIFE

Singapore drone company F-Drones wants to re-invent ship to shore delivery to be cleaner, faster, and easier - with drones.

12-May-20read more →

Residential Drone Deliveries to Begin in California | Unmanned Systems Technology
Residential Drone Deliveries to Begin in California | Unmanned Systems Technology

Dive Delivery has secured permission from the FAA to perform drone deliveries to residential addresses in San Mateo and Contra...

10-May-20read more →

Anti-Terror Drill Monitoring With a Tethered UAV | Unmanned Systems Technology
Anti-Terror Drill Monitoring With a Tethered UAV | Unmanned Systems Technology

Elistair has released a video showing the deployment of its Orion tethered UAS (unmanned aerial system) during an anti-terror drill...

09-May-20read more →

DRONEII: Add Your Voice to the 2020 Drone Industry Barometer - DRONELIFE
DRONEII: Add Your Voice to the 2020 Drone Industry Barometer - DRONELIFE

Leading drone research and consulting firm DRONEII has announced the annual survey of the drone industry, which will inform the 2020 Drone Industry Barometer Report.  Drone professionals are encouraged to participate in the survey, which will result in DRONEII’s in-depth report on the state of the drone market.  (See last year’s report here.) Here are […]

09-May-20read more →

Long-Range Maritime Rescue UAS Developed | Unmanned Systems Technology
Long-Range Maritime Rescue UAS Developed | Unmanned Systems Technology

Elbit Systems has integrated new life-saving capabilities into one of its Hermes 900 Maritime Patrol unmanned aerial systems (UAS) at...

09-May-20read more →

Phased-Array Communications Used for Long-Distance UAS Flight | Unmanned Systems Technology
Phased-Array Communications Used for Long-Distance UAS Flight | Unmanned Systems Technology

Radionor Communications’ phased-array communications technology has been integrated into a modified Penguin B UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles), owned by the...

08-May-20read more →

FLIR Wins $20.6 Million Contract to Provide Black Hornet Nano-UAV Systems for U.S. Army’s Soldier Borne Sensor Program - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
FLIR Wins $20.6 Million Contract to Provide Black Hornet Nano-UAV Systems for U.S. Army’s Soldier Borne Sensor Program - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Award Augments Army’s $40 Million Initial Order for Black Hornets in Early 2019 ARLINGTON, Va., May 7, 2020 ? FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced it has won an additional $20.6 million contract from the U.S. Army to deliver its FLIR Black Hornet® 3 Personal Reconnaissance Systems (PRS). The advanced nano-unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will …

08-May-20read more →

Surveillance Drones: French Judge Refuses to Ban Drones in Paris for Monitoring Social Distancing - DRONELIFE
Surveillance Drones: French Judge Refuses to Ban Drones in Paris for Monitoring Social Distancing - DRONELIFE

A French judge has refused to ban the use of surveillance drones for social distance monitoring, saying they are justified under the circumstances.

08-May-20read more →

DJI Matrice 300 RTK - Secrets & Lies - COPTRZ
DJI Matrice 300 RTK - Secrets & Lies - COPTRZ

Secrets & Lies: We separate the facts from the fake news with the launch of the most eagerly awaited drone of the year; The new DJI Matrice 300 RTK.

07-May-20read more →

Remote ID for Drones: FAA Names 8 Technology Partners - DRONELIFE
Remote ID for Drones: FAA Names 8 Technology Partners - DRONELIFE

The FAA has named 8 companies who will participate in the development of technology requirements for service suppliers of remote ID for drones.

07-May-20read more →

DJI Defines a New Standard for Industrial Tools by Unveiling the Most Advanced Commercial Drone Platform and its First Hybrid Camera Series - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
DJI Defines a New Standard for Industrial Tools by Unveiling the Most Advanced Commercial Drone Platform and its First Hybrid Camera Series - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

New Matrice 300 RTK and Zenmuse H20 Series Extend Airborne Intelligence to a New Generation of Work Ready to Embrace Digitalisation and AI DJI, the world leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today unveiled its most advanced commercial drone platform, the Matrice 300 RTK (M300 RTK), and the Zenmuse H20 Series – a …

07-May-20read more →

Boeing completes on largest UAS investment outside of the United States
Boeing completes on largest UAS investment outside of the United States

Boeing described the move as a historic milestone for the company and the Commonwealth.

06-May-20read more →

Parachute System Tested for High-Speed UAS | Unmanned Systems Technology
Parachute System Tested for High-Speed UAS | Unmanned Systems Technology

UAVOS has performed a successful test of the company’s new two-stage parachute system for unmanned aerial systems (UAS), designed to...

06-May-20read more →

African Drone Industry: Winners of the Lake Kivu Challenge Announced! - DRONELIFE
African Drone Industry: Winners of the Lake Kivu Challenge Announced! - DRONELIFE

The African drone industry is in the spotlight again today as the winners of the African Drone Forum's Lake Kivu Challenge were announced.

06-May-20read more →

Delivering High-Accuracy Positioning with GNSS | Unmanned Systems Technology
Delivering High-Accuracy Positioning with GNSS | Unmanned Systems Technology

Unmanned Systems Source, an online supplier of components, complete unmanned aerial system (UAS) and other products, has released an article...

06-May-20read more →

UK Firm Will Provide Drone Fuel Cells via Robotic Skies - DRONELIFE
UK Firm Will Provide Drone Fuel Cells via Robotic Skies - DRONELIFE

UAV-services provider Robotic Skies is teaming up with UK fuel-cell startup Intelligent Energy to offer expanded, post-sale support for drone fuel cells.

06-May-20read more →

VTOL UAV Used for Fire Detection and Monitoring | Unmanned Systems Technology
VTOL UAV Used for Fire Detection and Monitoring | Unmanned Systems Technology

Ukrspecsystems‘ PD-1 VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) fixed-wing UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) has been used to monitor sources of fire...

06-May-20read more →

Wingcopter wins at World Bank-sponsored drone challenge, sets benchmark for emergency delivery - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
Wingcopter wins at World Bank-sponsored drone challenge, sets benchmark for emergency delivery - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

German drone manufacturer wins two prizes at renowned Lake Kivu Challenge in Rwanda Darmstadt/Kigali, May 6, 2020 Yesterday, the organizing committee of the Lake Kivu Challenge announced the Flying Competition’s winners and named Wingcopter the winner of the Emergency Delivery category. Wingcopter also received a special award for its safety procedures. As a winner, the company …

06-May-20read more →

Percepto lauded for accelerating decision making with autonomous drone solution
Percepto lauded for accelerating decision making with autonomous drone solution

The award recognises the high market acceptance potential of the recipient's technology.

05-May-20read more →

BVLOS Defibrillator Delivery Trialled with Penguin B UAV | Unmanned Systems Technology
BVLOS Defibrillator Delivery Trialled with Penguin B UAV | Unmanned Systems Technology

UAV Factory’s Penguin B unmanned aerial vehicle has been used to conduct a successful demonstration of beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS)...

05-May-20read more →

Drone Tech Startup EagleHawk Offering Drone-Enabled Service to Combat Covid-19 - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
Drone Tech Startup EagleHawk Offering Drone-Enabled Service to Combat Covid-19 - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

BUFFALO, NY – EagleHawk, a market leader in professional drone services and solutions, has engineered a safe, effective, and efficient process for disinfecting large areas against COVID-19, both outdoors and indoors. EagleHawk is using disinfectant chemicals approved by the EPA and New York DEC for effectiveness against the SARS-CoV-2 virus with a process that places the highest …

05-May-20read more →

First Loyal Wingman UAS Delivered | Unmanned Systems Technology
First Loyal Wingman UAS Delivered | Unmanned Systems Technology

  The first Loyal Wingman unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has been presented to the Royal Australian Air Force by an...

05-May-20read more →

CAA BVLOS document released to help operators support COVID-19
CAA BVLOS document released to help operators support COVID-19

CAA BVLOS document has been released in a move to help UAS companies and operators stick to guidelines while supporting the COVID-19 response.

04-May-20read more →

Parrot supports Human Rights Watch by providing Drones and Software - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
Parrot supports Human Rights Watch by providing Drones and Software - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Parrot, the leading European drone group, announced today its support for Human Rights Watch’s mission of investigating human rights abuses around the world. To assist the organization’s work, Parrot is providing its powerful ANAFI drones, along with advanced software and technical support. Most recently, as part of a Human Rights Watch investigation into ISIS atrocities in northern …

04-May-20read more →

Drone Aerial Inspection of Automated Shipping Yards | Unmanned Systems Technology
Drone Aerial Inspection of Automated Shipping Yards | Unmanned Systems Technology

Phase One Industrial has released a case study outlining how the company’s iXM-100 medium format camera has been integrated into...

04-May-20read more →

Smart Drone Delivery System Tested for Medical Supplies | Unmanned Systems Technology
Smart Drone Delivery System Tested for Medical Supplies | Unmanned Systems Technology

AirBox Technologies has successfully demonstrated secure drone delivery into the company’s AirBox Home smart receptacle, a solar-powered system designed to...

03-May-20read more →

Aerodyne Drones Completes 1,000 Flight Hours( Distance Around the earth) in COVID-19 OPS - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
Aerodyne Drones Completes 1,000 Flight Hours( Distance Around the earth) in COVID-19 OPS - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 4 May 2020 – Exactly one month after Aerodyne started assisting the Malaysian authorities in enforcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO), the team achieved a milestone of completing over 1,000 hours of drone flights time. At an average speed of 40km/hr, the teams have covered over 40,000 kilometres, equivalent to flying …

03-May-20read more →

Power and utilities drone market to hit $515m by 2030
Power and utilities drone market to hit $515m by 2030

The market for drones in the power and utilities industry will continue to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 23.6%, reaching $515 million by 2030.

01-May-20read more →

Revised process issued for Non-Standard Flight applications in place of the Airspace User Portal - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
Revised process issued for Non-Standard Flight applications in place of the Airspace User Portal - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Airspace User Portal suspended from 30 April New guidance for users issued Details can be found at www.nats.co.uk/nsf NATS has issued further guidance for those using the Airspace User Portal (AUP), following news of the portal’s suspension as of 30 April 2020. The suspension was announced earlier this month in response to the impact felt by …

01-May-20read more →

Altitude Angel launches surveillance API to prove ‘Truly comprehensive real-time picture of the airspace’ - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
Altitude Angel launches surveillance API to prove ‘Truly comprehensive real-time picture of the airspace’ - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

London, UK: Altitude Angel, the world’s leading UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) technology provider, is making available a surveillance API which will allow integrators to both share and receive flight data from a variety of sensors and devices in near real-time, providing a truly comprehensive real-time picture of the airspace. The surveillance API provides a mechanism …

01-May-20read more →

Revised process issued for Non-Standard Flight applications in place of the Airspace User Portal - NATS
Revised process issued for Non-Standard Flight applications in place of the Airspace User Portal - NATS

NATS provides safe and efficient air traffic services and innovative solutions to UK and international airports, airlines and governments.

30-Apr-20read more →

CAP 1789 – The EU UAS regulation package – April 2020 update - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
CAP 1789 – The EU UAS regulation package – April 2020 update - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

The CAA has published an updated version of CAP 1789 which provides updated guidance based on revised information and policy developments that have been provided since its original publication in June 2019. It provides a simple explanation of the general intent behind the regulations and also includes a section which aims to answer some of the most …

30-Apr-20read more →

The Pros and Cons of Drone Delivery [Infographic] - DRONELIFE
The Pros and Cons of Drone Delivery [Infographic] - DRONELIFE

The pros and cons of drone delivery are apparent - but in a time of social distancing, drone delivery may be an important tool.

30-Apr-20read more →

UPS Flight Forward Launches Residential Drone Delivery Service | Unmanned Systems Technology
UPS Flight Forward Launches Residential Drone Delivery Service | Unmanned Systems Technology

UPS Flight Forward and CVS Health Corporation have launched a new drone delivery service that will deliver prescription medicines from...

30-Apr-20read more →

F-drones Completes First Commercial Beyond-Visual- Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) Drone Delivery in Singapore - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
F-drones Completes First Commercial Beyond-Visual- Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) Drone Delivery in Singapore - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

F-drones has completed the first commercial BVLOS drone delivery in Singapore on 19 April 2020. The drone delivered 2 kg of vitamins over 2.7 km in 7 minutes, to a ship managed by Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS). EPS, which is one of the world’s largest privately-owned ship managers, is F-drones’ first paying customer. In Singapore, …

29-Apr-20read more →

SimActive Involved in the Mapping of a UNESCO Archeological Site - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
SimActive Involved in the Mapping of a UNESCO Archeological Site - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

SimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, announces that his Correlator3D™ product is used to map the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halin in Myanmar. The archaeological project involved the deployment of drones to gather data necessary to prepare orthophoto maps and digital elevation models. The goal is to find new features as well …

28-Apr-20read more →

Mavic Air 2 FAQ: Everything You Need to Know - DJI Guides
Mavic Air 2 FAQ: Everything You Need to Know - DJI Guides

Discover all the new Mavic Air 2 features like ActiveTrack 3.0, 8K Hyperlapse, FocusTrack, 48MP images, OcuSync 2.0, SmartPhoto, and more!

28-Apr-20read more →

Delay to the applicability date of EU UAS Regulation - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
Delay to the applicability date of EU UAS Regulation - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Because of the ongoing disruption caused by the COVID19 outbreak, it has been decided that we will postpone the introduction of the new EU UAS Regulations within the UK by a period of at least four months.  As a result, any person involved in the operation of UAS within the UK will not be required to …

28-Apr-20read more →

Mavic Air 2 Unboxing: Ultimate Product Highlights and Features - DJI Guides
Mavic Air 2 Unboxing: Ultimate Product Highlights and Features - DJI Guides

Join us as we unbox Mavic Air 2 and take a look at all its features.like 48MP photos, SmartPhoto, 4K/60fps video, OcuSync 2.0, FocusTrack, and much more!

28-Apr-20read more →

Iris Automation Develops Detect-and-Avoid Drone Collision Avoidance Systems | Unmanned Systems Technology
Iris Automation Develops Detect-and-Avoid Drone Collision Avoidance Systems | Unmanned Systems Technology

Iris Automation, a pioneering developer of UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) and drone collision avoidance technology, has partnered with Unmanned Systems...

27-Apr-20read more →

Detect-and-Avoid System Tested for Pandemic Response Drone Flights | Unmanned Systems Technology
Detect-and-Avoid System Tested for Pandemic Response Drone Flights | Unmanned Systems Technology

Vigilant Aerospace has provided its FlightHorizon drone detect-and-avoid and airspace management system for a demonstration flight performed by Oklahoma State...

26-Apr-20read more →

Delivery Drones inefficient finds study - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
Delivery Drones inefficient finds study - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Well, I don’t want to say, I told you so. But I told you so. Thomas Kirschstein from the University of Martin Luther Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, has discovered that city delivery drones operate at a similar efficiency to diesel vans. That’s a bad thing. It’s 99% of the feel good story required to push for airspace grabs …

26-Apr-20read more →

Drones trial to fly medical supplies to Isle of Wight to support COVID19 response - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
Drones trial to fly medical supplies to Isle of Wight to support COVID19 response - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

The University of Southampton will be taking part in a new trial looking into using drones to transport medical supplies across the Solent to support the response to COVID-19. The trial, the first of its kind, is part of the Future Transport Zone (FTZ) project funded by the Department for Transport, to use an unmanned …

25-Apr-20read more →

Osmo Pocket: 3 Hollywood Shots (Feat. Make.Art.Now.) - DJI Guides
Osmo Pocket: 3 Hollywood Shots (Feat. Make.Art.Now.) - DJI Guides

Discover the art of Hollywood filmmaking with three cinematic Osmo Pocket tips inspired by Josh Yeo, founder of Make.Art.Now.

24-Apr-20read more →

Transport secretary fast-tracks Southampton drone trials as part of coronavirus effort
Transport secretary fast-tracks Southampton drone trials as part of coronavirus effort

It forms a route between St Mary’s Hospital in Southampton and the Isle of Wight, in a bid to ensure it is equipped to help tackle the virus.

24-Apr-20read more →

Blue Bear successfully demonstrates drone swarm - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
Blue Bear successfully demonstrates drone swarm - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Blue Bear Systems Research Ltd, in Bedford, has successfully demonstrated a fully autonomous suite of multiple drone swarm assets, under Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) conditions. This technology enables complex drone operations, where multiple assets are able to carry out simultaneous tasks, controlled by a single user, to create a swarm effect. The five fixed wing …

24-Apr-20read more →

Zipline Begins Drone Delivery of Covid-19 tests in Ghana: Is the US Next? - DRONELIFE
Zipline Begins Drone Delivery of Covid-19 tests in Ghana: Is the US Next? - DRONELIFE

Zipline has started drone delivery of covid-19 tests in Ghana. Zipline looks for FAA approval to deliver medical supplies in the U.S.

24-Apr-20read more →

Flytrex Begins Backyard Drone Deliveries in ND to Help Address Health Crisis - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
Flytrex Begins Backyard Drone Deliveries in ND to Help Address Health Crisis - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Aerial initiative in Grand Forks, ND aimed at helping address health crisis by delivering food, medicine and essential goods to local backyards and keeping households safe (Grand Forks, ND. April 24, 2020) – In response to the COVID-19 crisis, leading drone technology company Flytrex, in partnership with EASE Drones, the Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation and the City of Grand Forks, …

24-Apr-20read more →

CR Flight Develops Revolutionary Heavy-Lift Motors for UAVs | Unmanned Systems Technology
CR Flight Develops Revolutionary Heavy-Lift Motors for UAVs | Unmanned Systems Technology

CR Flight, a leading developer of innovative propulsion solutions for UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and drones, has partnered with Unmanned...

23-Apr-20read more →

Animal Dynamics creates biomechanical drones based on animal biology
Animal Dynamics creates biomechanical drones based on animal biology

Animal Dynamics, an Oxford-based start-up founded in 2015, is creating entirely new drone types based on biomechanics, or the mechanics of animals.

23-Apr-20read more →

Blue Bear completes single-user drone swarm tests
Blue Bear completes single-user drone swarm tests

Bedford-based Blue Bear Systems Research has announced that it has successfully demonstrated a fully autonomous suite of multiple-drone swarm assets...

23-Apr-20read more →

UAVOS Completes Tests of Unmanned Cargo Delivery Helicopter | Unmanned Systems Technology
UAVOS Completes Tests of Unmanned Cargo Delivery Helicopter | Unmanned Systems Technology

UAVOS has performed a successful flight test with the company’s new UVH-170 cargo delivery unmanned helicopter, carrying out an automated...

23-Apr-20read more →

Drone Platform Enables Remote Work for Outdoor Industries - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
Drone Platform Enables Remote Work for Outdoor Industries - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Today, DroneDeploy the leader in aerial drone software, announced a wide array of product updates that will have a knock-on effect across dozens of industries — from solar field management, to oil and gas, to construction, to disaster relief. By reinventing how data is captured on-site, the new features will create a seamless workflow so …

22-Apr-20read more →

Are Chinese Drones Spying On You? Debunking Conspiracy Theories - DRONELIFE
Are Chinese Drones Spying On You? Debunking Conspiracy Theories - DRONELIFE

Are Chinese drones spying on you? Why conspiracy theories like that one damage the drone industry - and how to debunk them.

21-Apr-20read more →

A U.S.-Based DJI Alternative, Terraview's RangePro - DRONELIFE
A U.S.-Based DJI Alternative, Terraview's RangePro - DRONELIFE

Terraview wants to be the U.S.-based DJI Alternative, with a small commercial drone that meets all of the requirements for the U.S. government.

20-Apr-20read more →

COVID-19; Deploying Drones To Combat A Crisis - COPTRZ
COVID-19; Deploying Drones To Combat A Crisis - COPTRZ

We speak to DJI to find out how drones are being deployed on the frontlines in the fight against the coronavirus and highlight some of the examples.

20-Apr-20read more →

The secret to quieter drones may lie with Dotterel UAV Acoustics
The secret to quieter drones may lie with Dotterel UAV Acoustics

New Zealand-based Dotterel UAV Acoustics may have found the secret to quieter drones: an Acoustic Safety Shroud that fits over the drone's propellers.

20-Apr-20read more →

Citadel Defense Launches New AI and Machine Learning Software to Detect and Defeat Air, Land, and Sea Drones - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
Citadel Defense Launches New AI and Machine Learning Software to Detect and Defeat Air, Land, and Sea Drones - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Titan’s AI, machine learning, and adaptive electronic countermeasures address full spectrum operations for C-UAS missions San Diego, CA – Citadel Defense, a trusted supplier of combat-proven counter drone technology to militaries, governments, and commercial organizations, has expanded their industry-leading AI solution to detect, identify, and defeat unmanned systems in the air, on land, or at …

20-Apr-20read more →

NOAA to Expand Use of Unmanned Systems | Unmanned Systems Technology
NOAA to Expand Use of Unmanned Systems | Unmanned Systems Technology

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is establishing a new Unmanned Systems Operations Program to support the agency’s expanding use of autonomous and remotely piloted vehicles such as UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and USVs (unmanned surface vehicles). NOAA uses unmanned systems to collect high-quality environmental data, and the new program aims to promote... View Article

19-Apr-20read more →

DroneUp Submits Proposal to the Unicode Consortium for a Drone Emoji Launching Petition for Industry Participation - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
DroneUp Submits Proposal to the Unicode Consortium for a Drone Emoji Launching Petition for Industry Participation - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

DroneUp, an ended-to-end aerial data solutions provider, submitted a proposal to the Unicode Consortium, the governing body that sets global coding standards, appealing to them to make a drone emoji available in the release of Emoji 14.0. To rally support for the drone emoji, DroneUp has released a petition on change.org to help demonstrate public …

19-Apr-20read more →

Unmanned Helicopter Integrated into Mars Perseverance Rover | Unmanned Systems Technology
Unmanned Helicopter Integrated into Mars Perseverance Rover | Unmanned Systems Technology

As part of the final preparations leading up to the launch of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover, NASA has completed the attachment of the unmanned Mars Helicopter, which will be the first aircraft in history to attempt power-controlled flight on another planet. The helicopter, which weighs 4 pounds (1.8 kilograms) with propellers 4 feet (1.2... View Article

19-Apr-20read more →

PCI Geomatics Develops Drone Image Processing and Analysis Software | Unmanned Systems Technology
PCI Geomatics Develops Drone Image Processing and Analysis Software | Unmanned Systems Technology

PCI Geomatics, a leading developer of software for drone and UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) image processing and data analysis, has partnered with Unmanned Systems Technology (“UST”) to demonstrate their expertise in this field. The ‘Gold’ profile highlights how their software tools can provide scalable solutions for all levels of requirements, for applications such as remote... View Article

19-Apr-20read more →

Snowdonia Aerospace BVLOS Emergency Medical Response Drone Trial - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
Snowdonia Aerospace BVLOS Emergency Medical Response Drone Trial - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Jeremy Howitt Immediately before lockdown, a team from Snowdonia Aerospace, with partners SwiftFlight Avionics, University of Manchester and the Welsh Ambulance Service, completed a successful flight demo that showed proof-of-concept for beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) delivery of a defibrillator by drone to a remote, rural location that would be difficult to reach with an ambulance …

19-Apr-20read more →

vHive Releases an Enterprise Drone Hive Software Solution for Crane Inspections - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
vHive Releases an Enterprise Drone Hive Software Solution for Crane Inspections - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

 vHive, the only software solution that enables enterprises to digitize their field assets and operations using autonomous drone hives, announced today the release of an end-to-end software solution for mobile crane inspections, simplifying and shortening data acquisition in field crane inspections and enhancing compliance and safety. “Mobile cranes are required by law to be inspected …

19-Apr-20read more →

Multi-Domain Counter-Unmanned Systems Solution Unveiled | Unmanned Systems Technology
Multi-Domain Counter-Unmanned Systems Solution Unveiled | Unmanned Systems Technology

Citadel Defense has upgraded its AI (artificial intelligence)-based Titan counter-drone solution to detect, identify, and defeat unmanned systems on land or at sea, such as UGVs (unmanned ground vehicles) and USVs (unmanned surface vehicles), as well as UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles). Titan uses enhanced sensor fusion technologies to overcome limitations often common to radar or... View Article

19-Apr-20read more →

Intelligent Energy Drone Fuel Cells Distributed in Japan | Unmanned Systems Technology
Intelligent Energy Drone Fuel Cells Distributed in Japan | Unmanned Systems Technology

Intelligent Energy has agreed a deal with UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) development company RoboDEX Inc. for the distribution of Intelligent’s drone fuel cell power modules in Japan. Intelligent Energy’s lightweight, power-dense Fuel Cell Power Modules are ideal for a wide range of commercial UAV applications, and in particular as a solution to the current issue... View Article

19-Apr-20read more →

AirMap Selected as Official Australian Drone Safety App | Unmanned Systems Technology
AirMap Selected as Official Australian Drone Safety App | Unmanned Systems Technology

AirMap‘s airspace geo-awareness solution has been selected as part of the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s (CASA) RPAS (remotely piloted aircraft system) platform. AirMap will deliver up-to-date, contextual airspace information to drone operators so they can keep up with advisories and restrictions, plan safe and compliant UAS (unmanned aerial system) flights, and maintain situational awareness... View Article

18-Apr-20read more →

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