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Powering Solutions for Your Drone in 2024: New Fuels
Commercial UAS News | 05/13/2024
The focus is on new fuels, such as hydrogen fuel cells and solar panels, and how their use can improve the future of the drone industry.
Powering Solutions for Your Drone in 2024: Electric Options
Commercial UAS News | 05/06/2024
In this new three-part series, we will explore some of the companies that are actively contributing to improving drone flight times through electric, hybrid, and alternative fuel powering solutions.
Electric Aircrafts Will Need Powerful Ports
NREL | 03/17/2024
An NREL Study Shows That Grid Upgrades Are Needed for eVTOL Charging, But On-Site Generation and Storage Can Help
Pitsco’s Echo Drone: Specifically Designed for Career and Technical Education
Commercial UAV News | 03/08/2024
Education professionals are discovering that drones are ideal platforms for teaching problem solving, critical thinking, and a variety of technical skills. Aimed at learners in grades 6 – 12+, as well as at participants in clubs and competitions, the UAV offers features that make it adaptable to a number of educational applications. 
Looking at Buying – or Giving – a Drone for the Holidays? Check Out These FAA Drone Resources!
dronelife | 11/21/2022
If you haven't visited the website in a while, it's time for a return visit.   The agency has developed a whole library of FAA drone resources for drone pilots new and old – and it's easier to find things, too.
Drone Flights to Be Guided by Quantum Computers
IOT World Today | 10/11/2022
Quantum computers are being tapped to help unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) find the safest, most efficient route between destinations.
Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) for Ports, Warehouses, and Logistics
Commercial UAV News | 08/01/2022
"The logistics industry is the leader of the pack when it comes to using drones."
That's according to a recent article in the American Journal of Transportation. The article describes how uncrewed technology has been embraced by companies involved in warehousing, port management, transportation, and other logistics-focused operations.
Red Cat Holdings Subsidiary Skypersonic Receives NASA Contract
sUAS News | 09/28/2021
Red Cat Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: RCAT) ("Red Cat" or the "Company"), a hardware-enabled software provider to the drone industry, today announces its subsidiary, Skypersonic, Inc., a leader in Confined Space drone technology, has been awarded a five-year contract with NASA to provide drone and rover software, hardware and support for its Simulated Mars mission.
Parking garages converted for air taxi takeoff
zdnet | 09/14/2021
Urban air mobility developers tend to wince at the term "flying car," but it's going to be a tough moniker to escape in the next few years. That's because air taxis (slightly more palatable for the air mobility set) are taking off in a real way.
Saxon Inspector UAS, the most advanced solution in America
sUAS News | 11/30/2020
The Saxon Inspector Drone is an evolutionary aircraft that has proven itself in many parts of the world. Our Y6 design allows the aircraft to perform more efficiently and handle more harsh weather conditions than most multicopters in the market today.
Where are the Drone Companies? The Drone Capitals of the World
DroneLife | 11/29/2020
If you are looking for a job, or hoping to get into the business, you may want to know where the most drone companies are located.
Chattanooga company using innovative technology to help farms
WRCB-TV | 10/26/2020
A Chattanooga-based company is using satellite technology to help farmers in the Sequatchie Valley.
Army teams with universities to create miniature drone device that detects aerosols
FOX News | 10/18/2020
The U.S. Army has teamed up with experts from academia to develop a 3D-printed device carried on drones that can detect potentially lethal aerosols.
Amazon Needs This Wireless In-Flight Drone Recharging Tech For Prime Air
Forbes | 10/18/2020
Portland-based Global Energy Transmission has demonstrated fast wireless charging for drones that gives delivery, inspection, or surveillance drones essentially unlimited range.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium Implements UAS Technology As Sanitization Protocol | 10/04/2020
Mercedes-Benz Stadium has implemented drone technology as part of the stadium's holistic cleaning protocol as it prepares to welcomes fans back for the Falcons home game against the Carolina Panthers on October 11. 
Challenges with imprecision of UAS pesticide applications
NebraskaFarmer | 10/02/2020
The potential uses for drones or unmanned aircraft systems in agriculture have been discussed extensively in the past 10 years. One of the potential uses that hasn't been fully fleshed out in the U.S. is pesticide applications.
9-1-1 Drone Dispatch in Manatee County, Florida Could Save Heart Attack Victims
DroneLife | 10/01/2020
Manatee County, Florida, may become the first local government entity in the country to use its emergency 9-1-1 system to dispatch the delivery of emergency medical supplies by drone for people suffering from heart attacks or other serious medical emergencies.
Oklahoma college takes COVID-19 fight to the air with use of drones for disinfectant spray
The Oklahoman | 09/30/2020
Rose State College in Midwest City, Okla., in collaboration with Total Defense Resource Strategies, recently demonstrated the use of a drone to disperse a COVID-19 disinfectant at the newly constructed student union that opened last month.
Skydio partners with EagleView for autonomous residential roof inspections via drone
TechCrunch | 09/28/2020
Skydio recently announced that it will work with EagleView to deploy automated residential roof inspections using Skydio drones.
OSU students design and build innovative engine for drones
The Oklahoman | 09/22/2020
A team from Oklahoma State University designed and built a turbo-electric drone engine as part of a program sponsored by the U.S. Army.
After Years of Sky-High Hype, Where are All the Drones?
TechGenix | 09/04/2020
Drones were a hot topic from analysts in 2014. Predictions included the concept of drones taking over the military, the extinction of helicopters due to obscurity, and small unmanned flying drones replacing food and mail delivery services. With all of the planning and even some government approvals, it makes one wonder, where are all the drones?
AeroVironment Introduces Battery, Launcher Options for Small Tactical UAS Product Line
ExecutiveBiz | 08/19/2020
AeroVironment has unveiled two optional features for its portfolio of small tactical unmanned aircraft systems that are equipped with electro-optical/infrared imaging and plug-and-play components.
Interagency Advisory Provides Guidance on Drone Detection and Mitigation Technology
JD Supra | 08/18/2020
The Department of Justice, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Homeland Security, and Federal Communications Commission recently released a joint advisory on the acquisition and use of counter-drone equipment by non-federal public and private entities.
New police drone has thermal imaging to track missing people | 08/13/2020
If you are lost in a rural area or simply attempting to hide from police, the Moose Jaw Police Service now has new technology to find you either way.
Israeli drones help Florida power plant spot storm damage
ISRAEL21c | 08/11/2020
As the annual hurricane season hits Florida, Israeli-made autonomous drones are helping the state's major power utility keep customers connected.
A holographic drone control system has appeared
Free News | 08/08/2020
Scientists from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have presented a new interface for controlling drones. It uses holographic augmented reality hardware to create 3D terrain maps in real-time.
EHang Launches a Firefighting Drone for High-Rise Fires
DroneLife | 07/31/2020
The world's leading passenger drone platform is not introducing an entirely new aircraft, but a new application. EHang is launching a new version of the EHang 216 as a firefighting drone, specially designed for high-rise firefighting.
Survey Finds UAS Programs Increasing in Size, Scope; Funding Remains an Issue
RadioResource Media Group | 07/29/2020
A survey conducted by the DRONERESPONDERS non-profit program shows that the size and scope of public-safety unmanned aerial system (UAS) programs are increasing, but funding for those programs remains an issue.
Soldering Tools Keep UAVs Flying High
Assembly Magazine | 07/22/2020
A German-based drone manufacturer purchased several soldering systems recently to help its workers manually assemble electronic modules for the company's quadrocopter, providing a reliable connection for varying individual payloads.
Autonomous drone startup Skydio rises (sic) $100 million and launches the X2 commercial drone
Intelligent Aerospace | 07/14/2020
This new funding will help the drone maker move faster on its product development efforts, Darrell Etherington reports for TechCrunch.(Intelligent Aerospace's take)
NUAIR Validates AVSS Drone Parachute Recovery System
Geospatial World | 07/08/2020
Following vigorous testing, completed in collaboration with NUAIR, the drone parachute recovery system by Aerial Vehicle Safety Solutions (AVSS) for the DJI M200 series has been validated as compliant with industry standards.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Conducts JCG’s Validation Flight in Japan | 07/07/2020
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a global leader in Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, announced today that they will partner with Asia Air Survey to hold a series of validation flights for the Japan Coast Guard featuring GA-ASI's SeaGuardian® beginning in mid-September.
AeroVironment Is Strengthening Its Foothold In The Small Drone Market
Seeking Alpha | 07/02/2020
AeroVironment experienced a stellar Q4 despite coronavirus-related disruptions. The market also clearly believes that AeroVironment is well-positioned, given the fact that the company is now more valuable than it was prior to the pandemic.
Samsung will use drones to ensure the quality of the 5G network
Tech Lapse | 06/29/2020
Samsung announced recently that it will use drones to ensure the quality and smooth operation of the 5G network antennas.
Keeping Drones Out of the Wild
Sierra Magazine | 06/27/2020
Park officials grapple with unmanned aircraft in natural areas, admit recreational drone operators who violate rules are difficult to catch.
Agtegra using UAVs to enhance ag technology
Aberdeen News | 06/22/2020
Farmer-owned grain and agronomy cooperative Agtegra recently improved its ag technology capabilities with a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system.
The Arctic Eats Helicopters, So Russia Is Sending Drones Instead
Forbes | 06/21/2020
Russian defense firm Rostec is partnering with a small Latvian startup to make tiltrotor drones for dangerous Arctic operations.
How Drones Help Simplify Wind Turbine Site Development
North American Windpower | 06/19/2020
One solution for reducing time and costs associated with visually inspecting individual wind turbine sites prior to development is to use an unmanned aerial vehicle when conducting the in-person field review.
DJI could use magnets to land drones on docking stations
Drone DJ | 06/16/2020
A new patent released today on the Chinese Patent Office's database suggests that DJI could be working on an automatic docking station and drone that uses magnets to accurately land a drone at a designated docking station.
Fighting COVID-19 with Disinfecting Drones and Thermal Sensors | 06/12/2020
SkySkopes, a UAS flight operator that serves a wide variety of industries; the Center for Innovation at the University of North Dakota (UND); and a number of other companies are engaged in a study to determine how drones can be used to disinfect large public areas and to deliver supplies.
Satellite Connectivity to Enable New ’Pop-Up UTM’ Service for Drones
Aviation Today | 06/12/2020
Inmarsat and Altitude Angel are collaborating on a new approach to surveillance that they describe as 'Pop-Up UTM' (Unmanned Traffic Management), which could serve as a catalyst for enabling more beyond visual line of sight operations for commercial and civilian drones in the near future.
Stranded at sea? A high-tech Israeli drone can save the day
Connecticut Jewish Ledger | 06/09/2020
Israeli defense company Elbit Systems has announced in recent days that it has sold a unique version of its advanced Hermes 900 Unmanned Aircraft System to an undisclosed customer in Southeast Asia. The Maritime Patrol version of the Hermes 900 features inflated life rafts placed under the wings that the drone drops off from a low altitude to rescue those in the water.
Swarms of autonomous insect robots could prove key to future planetary exploration
TechCrunch | 06/08/2020
While we're preparing to launch a six-wheeled robotic rover roughly the size of a car to explore Mars, future planetary exploration and science missions could employ much smaller hardware — including, potentially, swarms of robots the size of insects designed to act in concert with one another autonomously.
What Does it Mean to Implement Autonomous Drones?
MarketScale | 06/05/2020
On this bonus episode of "Drones In America," host Grant Guillot sits down with Ariel Avitan, Chief Commercial Officer of Percepto, and Sean Guerre, Managing Director of InnovateEnergy, to discuss what implementing "autonomous" drones really means and how critical infrastructure facilities pose the most complicated challenge for drones.
Why the U.S. Is Driving Allies to Buy Chinese UAVs
Air Force Magazine | 06/03/2020
As unmanned aerial vehicles mature and gain in speed, payload capacity, and sophistication, the U.S. military remains hamstrung in its ability to collaborate with foreign partners on new systems or even to help sell most UAVs to America's closest allies.
DroneUp Releases Operation Last-Mile: Critical Drone Delivery – a Part 107 Report | 06/02/2020
DroneUp recently partnered with Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology in tests designed to determine how unmanned aerial systems can assist with critical delivery during times of crisis under the Federal Aviation Administration's Part 107 regulations.
GA-ASI exploits additive manufacturing for UAV production and performance advantages
IHS Jane's 360 | 06/01/2020
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc is looking to expand the application of metal and non-metal components created using additive manufacturing processes across its unmanned aerial vehicle product lines to seek further production efficiencies.
Flirtey’s New Granted Patent is Instrumental for Drone Delivery
sUAS News | 05/27/2020
Flirtey, the pioneer of the commercial drone delivery industry, announced recently that it had been granted a critical patent for the safe and precise drone delivery of packages.
Holm Auto Good News: K-State Poly offers drone academy for teens
Salina Journal | 05/27/2020
Kansas State Polytechnic is offering a one-week unmanned aircraft systems program called UAS Virtual Academy, an online, hands-on introduction to the world of drones. It will run from June 22-26 and will explore multiple facets of a growing industry.

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