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Upcoming Industry Events
January 7-10, 2020
Las Vegas, NV
Explore the next wave of advancements in and applications of drone technology that are going to revolutionize the way we capture, monitor and assist our world.
International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) 2020
March 23-25, 2020
International LiDAR Mapping Forum is a technical conference and exhibition showcasing the latest airborne, terrestrial and underwater LiDAR as well as emerging remote-sensing and data collection tools and technologies.
Counter UAS - USA
March 31, 2020 - April 2, 2020
IDGA is proud to announce the launch of the 4th Counter UAS Winter Summit! Over the past three successful years our winter edition of the Counter UAS Series has become the premier stop for military and industry professionals who need to learn about...
AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2020
May 4-7, 2020
DARPA, Echodyne work together on Aerial Dragnet system
DARPA's Aerial Dragnet program aims to achieve the technically difficult goal of detecting and tracking small UAS in urban terrain.
With drones, Sony continues expansion into ag
Sony Electronics Inc. has announced a new Version 2.0 update for its Smart Agriculture Solution aimed at providing agricultural customers with new AI-based imaging capabilities.
Eye in the sky – the role of drones in oil spill management
Having eyes on the ground, quickly, is essential to any effective disaster management plan. Having them in the air, however, looks set the be the next big thing in the offshore oil and gas industry.
FCC Issues Public Notice on Spectrum Allocations for UAS Operations
The FCC recently issued a Public Notice that seeks comment on whether to make the 900 MHz and 5 GHz bands available to support unmanned aerial system operations.
Hydrogen-powered drone completes 43-mile open-ocean flight
Inside Unamnned Systems
In a first for the U.S. unmanned aerial systems (UAS) industry, Skyfire Consulting, Doosan Mobility Innovation Inc., the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Department of Health and other partners teamed up this week to successfully complete an open-ocean drone test flight between two islands in under two hours.
Could drone deliveries help the environment? Let's unpack that.
San Francisco Chronicle
Drones have been touted as a clean, fast way to appease our demand for quick deliveries. Drone delivery operations could indeed be more environmentally friendly than trucks, according to two recent studies. But that depends on how and where they are deployed.
Drones are transforming palm oil plantations
Finance & Commerce
Images collected from drones flying to 1,300 feet above Genting's oil palms help the company spot fires in remote and inaccessible areas. It's part of a technology drive catapulting palm oil, the world's most-consumed vegetable oil, from dependence on manual labor to becoming one of the fastest-growing markets for commercial unmanned aircraft.
Preparations underway for flight testing year-long drone flights
Aerospace Testing International
Preparation for flight testing has commenced for a high altitude, long endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (HALE UAV).
Justice Department revamps policy on drone use for investigations, search and rescue
The new policy promotes "responsible, appropriate and effective" use of drones.
Witnessing the Merging of Unmanned and Manned Aviation
Commercial UAV News
Whether you're flying a manned or an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the laws of physics are the same, and most, if not all, risks are also the same.
Drone industry is growing fast to $100 billion by 2020 and $1.5 trillion by 2040
Things are looking up as the drone industry is expected to reach $100 billion by 2020 and even up to $1.5 trillion by 2040 according to Morgan Stanley. Take a look at this six-minute video from CNBC in which David Reid gives a quick update.
New Hampshire Town Launches New Police Drone Squad
One of seven grant-funded Portsmouth, N.H., Police Department drones, now available regionally for public-safety purposes, can take infrared photos from 200 feet in the air showing the locations of people inside a building below.
Small drones have traffic 'in sight'
Safe integration of drones in the airspace used by all requires active measures for traffic avoidance, measures that account for aircraft and other objects that are not "cooperating." Two competing approaches to achieving airborne detection and avoidance proved they are the leading contenders in recent months.
Drone Tech Takes Weed Control on the Farm to a New Level
Growing Produce (blog)
There has been a lot of buzz about potential uses of drones in agriculture. And, the buzz is growing that unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) could be deployed in a task that every farmer must contend with — weed management.
AeroVironment Soars Into $12-million Drone Contract with ‘Middle East Ally'
California-based drone systems provider AeroVironment recently snagged a two-year, $12 million contract with an unnamed "major Middle Eastern ally" for support of the nation's existing fleet of AeroVironment's Puma AE and Raven B tactical drones.
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