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DARPA Shows Concepts for the Future of VTOL Uncrewed Aerial Systems
DARPA | 05/22/2024
Innovative X-plane designs from an array of companies aim to benefit Navy, other services
House GOP Urges DOJ Probe into Lobbying Scheme by Chinese Drone Company
National Review | 05/22/2024
Representatives ) are asking Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate a drone-industry advocacy group that they say is actually run by DJI, a Pentagon-designated Chinese military company,
Leveling the Playing Field, Drone Data and More - Five Takeaways from AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2024
Commercial UAV News | 05/03/2024
The drone industry is defined by people who are committed to the technology and unlocking the value it can create for individuals and society as a whole,
AF researchers design, build, fly autonomous aircraft in 24 hours
sUAS News | 05/01/2024
The group of officers and innovators, known as Black Phoenix, created a goal for themselves to design, create, build, and fly an unmanned aerial system within 24 hours.
SBIR/STTR INNOVATION SUMMIT
Techconnect World | 05/01/2024
Learn how to compete for funding, while networking with global industry scouts, investors, and key federal leadership representing the nation's largest seed fund
Operationalizing the Defense Innovation Unit and Blue sUAS
dronelife | 04/29/2024
Advancing Defense Innovation: Defense Innovation Unit 3.0 Focuses on Rapid Deployment of Commercial Technologies
XPONENTIAL 2024 Opens With An Emphasis on Autonomous Military Tech
dronelife | 04/25/2024
Many commercial companies see the DOD as a potential lifeline, in an era of shrinking venture capital funding and limited regulatory guidance for the types of complex operations needed to scale the uncrewed industry.
AUVSI and DIU Sign MOU on Drone Cybersecurity
dronelife | 04/23/2024
The agreement sets a framework for drone component manufacturers holding Green UAS certification to share their data directly with DIU.
The Drone Racing League and the United States Air Force Announce Groundbreaking Initiative to Elevate Women in Sports and Technology
sUAS News | 03/28/2024
DRL unveils "Women Taking Flight" to recruit women pilots and spotlight women pursuing underrepresented career paths
Area of Interest (AoI): Blue UAS Framework: Communication in an Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) environment: (DOD opportunity)
sUAS News | 03/18/2024
The DoD is seeking commercial solutions that allow Group 1 and 2 sUAS (as well as other UxS) to communicate in electromagnetic spectrum contested environments, including, but not limited to, jamming, interference, and spoofing. 
Industrializing additive manufacturing in the defense/aerospace sector
Composites World | 02/05/2024
Over the last 13 years, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) has explored the use of polymer/composite and metal additive manufacturing (AM) as a cost- and time-saving alternative to conventional manufacturing,
U.S. tech companies prepare for potential drone attacks as international strikes spark concern
NBC News | 01/14/2024
U.S. tech companies and government agencies are racing to develop defenses against potential terrorist drone attacks, a threat that has security experts increasingly concerned as they've watched the rise of drone warfare in Israel, Ukraine and Yemen.
The Future of Commercial Maritime Resupply
sUAS News | 12/21/2023
Air taxis and package deliveries dominate the headlines when it comes to unmanned aerial systems (UAS). However, the latest advances in automated vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) UAS technology are set to disrupt a key part of the global economy: maritime logistics and resupply. 
Vigilant Aerospace Awarded Contract to Develop Detect-and-Avoid System for the US Air Force’s New Long-Endurance UAS
Vigilant Aerospace Systems | 10/10/2023
Vigilant Aerospace Systems, Inc., a provider of multi-sensor detect-and-avoid safety systems for uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) and advanced air mobility (AAM), announced that it has been awarded a contract by the US Air Force to develop a detect-and-avoid system for the Air Force's new long-endurance drone.
How Innovative Materials Can Bolster Defence Capabilities
Mobility Outlook | 10/04/2023
Ensuring the safety and effectiveness of our soldiers on the front lines demands equipping them with the finest materials. In the modern defence landscape, materials play a critical role in providing protection for soldiers, defence equipment, and machines. From advanced ceramics and ballistics solutions in personal and vehicle armour to carbon fibre reinforced polymers (CFRP) in lightweight unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and ceramics in missiles, innovative materials play a key role in building strength and resilience in defence equipment.
Skyfront Perimeter 8 Receives First Green UAS Certification from AUVSI
dronelife | 09/26/2023
The Department of Defense Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) developed the Blue sUAS program in 2020, with a list of 5 "trusted" platforms.  The program has since been adopted by the US government procurement office and other federal agencies, as well as some states, as the standard for cybersecurity.
Air Force Accepts Delivery of First Flying Orb
Signal ADCEA | 09/25/2023
The production of the military electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle marks a significant milestone.
Companies Set to Pitch to Panel of Investors at UAS Summit & Expo
Directions Magazine | 09/21/2023
UAS Magazine in partnership with the UAS Angel Network and the Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation, announced this week the six companies selected to pitch to a group of angel investors and venture capital firms at the UAS Summit & Expo, taking place October 10-11, 2023, in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Silent lightning: US develops EW drone swarms
Asia Times | 09/19/2023
US aims to achieve affordable and expandable potential in a great power conflict
DARPA Seeks Tech Solutions to Create Autonomous Capabilities for Commercial Drones
sUAS News | 09/13/2023
Commercial drone technology is advancing rapidly, providing cost-effective and robust capabilities for a variety of civil and military missions.
Deadly drone arms race intensifies as Ukraine, Russia embrace the future of war
Yahoo News | 09/12/2023
One sunny day in eastern Ukraine, two grown men in pixel camouflage sit together in the shade of lush summer bushes on the edge of a field, playing what looks to be a highly immersive virtual reality video game.
One of them is clearly the main character. Fourty-four-year-old Yegor "Yeti," wearing futuristic first-person goggles and holding a controller with a relaxed grip, soars over apple green fields, saturated with shell holes, towards his target. Beside him, Yegor's spotter watches the live stream silently on two screens.
Air Force bullish on drone future: ‘We’re gonna need them around just about everywhere’
Breaking Defense | 09/12/2023
Drones dominated the discussion during the first day of the Air and Space Force Association's Air, Space and Cyber conference, where officials were eager to talk up all the ways the new technology could change the nature
Oklahoma Is Reaching New Heights
Newswires | 09/05/2023
The Oklahoma business climate is vibrant with growth of traditional industries invigorated with other sectors in more nascent stages. Economic development projects announced in 2022 and led by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce are expected to bring more than 7,000 new jobs and $3.7 billion in new private investment.
Oklahoma Is Reaching New Heights
Business Facillities | 08/29/2023
The Oklahoma business climate is vibrant with growth of traditional industries invigorated with other sectors in more nascent stages. Economic development projects announced in 2022 and led by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce are expected to bring more than 7,000 new jobs and $3.7 billion in new private investment. Among the projects announced were securing the first domestic rare earth metal and magnet manufacturing facility; attracting foreign direct investment at the Oklahoma Air & Space Port; and a bevy of programs and resources bolstered and created with a focus on workforce development; startups; supply chain; and infrastructure.
U.S. Department of Defense to Launch “Replicator” Initiative to Integrate Uncrewed Systems at Scale
dronelife | 08/28/2023
DefenseScoop reports that Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks unveiled a plan to scale the deployment of uncrewed and autonomous systems in the U.S. military, "at a scale of multiple thousands, in multiple domains," over the next two years.
Navy Demonstrating Programs for Drone Delivery at Sea
inside unmanned systems | 08/24/2023
Making deliveries from shore and at sea could make operations more efficient for the Navy at sea and Marine Corps Warfighters on land.
Senator Markwayne Mullin meets with OSU and military representatives regarding aerospace advancement
Stillwater News Press | 08/02/2023
Sen. Markwayne Mullin, R-Oklahoma, visited Stillwater Wednesday to see the Excelsior Lab – Oklahoma State University's Unmanned Systems Research Institute.
He was able to tour the facility and learn how OSU is connecting the private and public sectors for collaboration on key aerospace initiatives.
Small Drones Can Fly Ahead of Military Units to Detect CBRN Hazards: Draper Develops New Capabilities
dronelife | 07/11/2023
Small drones for military use are being leveraged beyond short-range reconnaissance.  Draper develops detection capabilities for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) elements, so that military units can send sUAVs ahead to scout locations and identify hazards without risking personnel.
Military Interest Could Speed AAM Development
inside unmanned systems | 05/09/2023
Advanced air mobility is of increasing interest to the U.S. military, which hopes to reap the same benefits as the commercial world from having all-electric, lightweight, autonomous aircraft for shuttling cargo and people.
Oklahomans taking lead in drone technology and advanced air mobility
NonDoc | 04/10/2023
Oklahoma aerospace engineers told members of a U.S. House high tech committee that they are using drone technology and advanced air mobility to leverage aerospace programs within the state's Native American tribes.
Pierce Aerospace and DroneShield Partner for C-UAS Technology
UAS Magazine | 02/15/2023
Pierce Aerospace announced a partnership with C-UAS (Counter-UAS or Counterdrone) industry leader DroneShield, to integrate Pierce Aerospace's Flight Portal ID, Remote ID technologies into DroneShield's C-UAS and Command and Control systems, including DroneSentry-C2. DroneShield, with offices in the United States and Australia, and presence in over 100 countries globally, is a leader in C-UAS technology with a recent recommendation from the U.S. DOD's Joint C-sUAS Office (JCO) and numerous systems deployed worldwide.
Grand Forks, North Dakota: Profound Lessons for America’s National Security
Town hall | 02/14/2023
A great under-reported story of our present troubled time in America is how a small group of patriotic citizens in North Dakota stood up to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and utterly defeated them.
Skydweller Aero Inc. Successfully Demonstrates Initial Autonomous Flight
sUAS News | 02/07/2023
Skydweller Aero Inc., an aerospace company developing solar-powered aircraft for defense and commercial industries, today announced the successful completion of its first autonomous flight test demonstrations utilizing the company's new proprietary fly-by-wire (FBW) actuation control system.
When the government is the customer (some things to keep in mind)
Tech Crunch | 02/04/2023
Five years ago, Google backed away from a Pentagon government contract because thousands of employees protested that its tech might be used for lethal drone targeting. Today, however, Silicon Valley has far fewer qualms about developing tech for the U.S. Department of Defense.
Berry Aviation, Inc. New Hire Announcement - Vice President of Unmanned Aerial Systems Division
Cision | 01/12/2023
Berry Aviation, Inc. is pleased to announce the expansion of their executive leadership team by welcoming Tom Ballenger as Vice President of its Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) group.
These U.S Startups Are Partnering Up To Build A Completely New, Unique Aircraft
Wonderful Engineering | 01/12/2023
Two is better than one, and these US startups are combining the best of both worlds to build an entirely new, one-of-a-kind airplane that will revolutionize the industry.
Advanced Aircraft Company Awarded AFWERX SBIR Phase II Contract To Continue Development of Next Generation Tactical UAS
sUAS News | 11/09/2022
Advanced Aircraft Company (AAC), a developer and manufacturer of distributed electric propulsion tilt-wing and multi-rotor uncrewed aircraft systems for defense applications, today announced it has been selected by AFWERX for an SBIR Phase II contract focused on the further development to investigate its potential to fill capability gaps in the Department of the Air Force (DAF).  This contract will enable AAC to continue the development of its highly versatile Hybrid Advanced Multi-Rotor (HAMR) Uncrewed Aerial System (UAS) for the United States Air Force. 
AFWERX: How the Air Force and DoD are Supporting Innovation in the Drone Industry – and Vice Versa
dronelife | 10/30/2022
The AUVSI NE UAS and AAM Summit, held at the Northeastern University Innovation Campus, took place last week with an impressive lineup. Among the speakers offering a rare opportunity for an open discussion was Lt. Col. Thomas F. Meagher, Division Chief, AFWERX Prime, Department of the Air Force.  AFWERX is one of the military agencies most actively supporting and investing in new unmanned technology companies, helping startups reach commercial viability and scale through investment, testing, and other services.
What Drones Do US Border Patrol Use? Teal Drones Wins $1 M Contract for Golden Eagle
dronelife | 10/21/2022
Red Cat Holdings Subsidiary Teal Drones Awarded $1M+ Contract from U.S. Border Patrol
US military blacklists DJI
sUAS News | 10/07/2022
The blacklisting provides a path for President Biden to sanction DJI and 12 other Chinese companies. It follows in the footsteps of last year's US Treasury Department ban on US-based persons from trading shares of DJI.
OSU launches national Counter-UAS Center of Excellence, announces $15M contract
Oklahoma State University | 09/23/2022
New center and partnership agreement position OSU as the preferred aerospace defense provider for Fort Sill
What drones are and their valuable service to society
Telefonica | 09/14/2022
Basically, a drone can be defined as an unmanned vehicle that's capable of autonomously maintaining a controlled and sustained level of flight.
AUVSI and SAE International to Host Urban Air Mobiklity (UAM) Event
AUVSI | 09/13/2022
The Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and SAE International will co-host the second edition of their Business of Automated Mobility Forum: Flight Path to UAM on September 27-28, 2022.
Berry Aviation awarded R&D contract to develop next generation UAS platform for America's Special Operators
Cision | 08/30/2022
The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), Science and Technology Directorate recently awarded Berry Aviation, Inc. a $1.45M contract to design and develop a new Group 1 Unmanned Autonomous System (UAS) for Special Operations Forces (SOF).
Reveal Technology and Teal Drones Demonstrate Multi-Drone Mapping to US Military
sUAS News | 08/18/2022
Military tactical teams' ability to quickly produce accurate maps of areas targeted for military operations can mean the difference between mission success or failure. Meeting this need, Reveal Technology has teamed with Teal Drones – a division of Red Cat Holdings (NASDAQ: RCAT) – to enhance Reveal's "Farsight" mapping software by automatically combining imagery from multiple unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to produce high-fidelity 3D maps. By dramatically increasing the speed of collection, users receive Farsight maps and analytics faster than ever. The groundbreaking technology was recently successfully demonstrated to U.S. Army Special Operations Command near Fort Bragg.
The Blue sUAS Framework: A Conversation with ModalAI
dronelife | 08/16/2022
Many assume the Defense Innovation Unit's (DIU) Blue UAS program focuses solely on ready-to-fly drones. "Blue," however, consists of several distinct, but related, lines of effort.
Vigilant Aerospace Supports RIMPAC 22 Maritime Exercise with FlightHorizon COMMANDER for Historic UAS Flights
Vigilant Areospace Systems | 08/02/2022
Vigilant Aerospace announced on Tuesday that it has provided a demonstration FlightHorizon COMMANDER airspace management system to the US Air Force in support of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022 exercise, currently going on in Hawaii and near Southern California.
ZeroEyes Receives Second United States Air Force AFWERX Direct-to-Phase II SBIR Grant
sUAS News | 07/26/2022
ZeroEyes, creators of the only A.I.-based gun detection video analytics platform that holds the US Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act Designation, today announced it has received a Direct-to-Phase II SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) grant from the U.S. Air Force AFWERX for the research and development of unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) automated threat detection. The company has received $1,200,000 in funding to integrate ZeroEyes A.I. gun detection with UGVs at Minot Air Force base, home of the Minuteman III Nuclear Missile Forces and the B-52 Bomber.
Port San Antonio unveils plans for office tower, other new facilities
San Antonio Report | 06/14/2022
Port San Antonio is continuing its construction spree with the announcement of three new developments slated for the former Air Force base that has become a hub for industrial robotics, aviation and defense technology on the city's Southwest Side.
Port San Antonio unveils plans for office tower, other new facilities
San Antonio Report | 06/14/2022
Port San Antonio is continuing its construction spree with the announcement of three new developments slated for the former Air Force base that has become a hub for industrial robotics, aviation and defense technology on the city's Southwest Side.

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