UAV/UGV

Drone developments: Avionics, fuel cells and swarms

January 18, 2017By
H2QUAD 1000 quad-rotor UAV, on site in France.

The first year I was at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) convention in 2012 (well before it became Xponential) in Las Vegas, Nevada, I spent a lot of time looking for any exhibitors who were thinking of business in commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS). At that time, the U.S. military had not yet suffered the major budget... read more

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SenseFly, Agribotix offer agricultural end-to-end solution

January 16, 2017By
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Agribotix, drone-enabled agricultural intelligence, has partnered with senseFly, producer of professional fixed-wing drones, to offer a new combined solution optimized for the early identification and troubleshooting of crop issues. It combines the eBee SQ — senseFly’s advanced, long-range agricultural drone — with Agribotix’s FarmLens cloud-processing platform to make collecting and analyzing aerial data easier, with more coverage per flight than is possible... read more

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Second Drone Advisory Committee meeting to be held Jan. 31

January 12, 2017By

At its second meeting on Jan. 31 in Reno, Nevada, the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) will continue to help the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prioritize its efforts to integrate unmanned aircraft systems — or drones — into the national airspace. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced the creation of the DAC as a federal advisory committee in May 2016, and the DAC... read more

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Israel defence to fly BlueBird UAVs

January 11, 2017By
BlueBird Aero Systems' Thunderbird-B UAV.

BlueBird Aero Systems has won a contract to supply a target variant of an unmanned air vehicle to the Israeli Air Force (IAF), to enable it to train its air defense units. The IAF selected BlueBird’s ThunderB after it completed a series of test flights in which it reached a speed of 150 kilometers per hour and a ceiling of... read more

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Palm-sized selfie drone introduced at CES

January 9, 2017By
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Nine Eagles, an emerging high technologies company that focuses on aerial vehicles developing and manufacturing, launched a selfie drone named MOLA-UFO at the CES 2017 in Las Vegas. As an intelligent aerial photographer, MOLA-UFO is palm-sized and UFO-shaped. It has a patented triple axes EIS technology to ensure stability and high quality of the images. It also has and advanced... read more

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Vanilla Aircraft claims record with 56-hour unmanned flight

January 6, 2017By
The VA001 10-day Endurance UAS.

On Dec. 2, Vanilla Aircraft‘s VA001 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) completed a world record non-stop, unrefueled 56-hour flight. The flight was supported by the technology innovation investments of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Rapid Reaction Technology Office (RRTO) and DARPA-funded efforts through Naval Air System Command (NAVAIR 4.11 – Patuxent River). The flight, planned as a 120-hour mission, was ended... read more

Anti-drone market to reach $1.85 billion by 2024

January 4, 2017By
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The global anti-drone market size is anticipated to reach $1.85 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research Inc. The increase in the adoption of UAVs (drones) has resulted in the commencement of another market that focuses on a solution for rogue drones, complete with net-firing bazookas, electromagnetic shields and anti-drone death rays. The steep rise in... read more

Datumate introduces new DatuFly release 

December 14, 2016By
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Datumate has launched a new version of DatuFly for iOS, a UAV app with industry-specific capabilities for surveying, construction and infrastructure companies. The new version 1.1.1. includes: DJI Inspire 1 Pro Support – Two new bundles were added to support DJI Inspire 1 Pro drones, one with the X5 camera and the other with the X3. DJI Matrice 600 Support... read more

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