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FAA’s Drone Task Force Issues Registration Recommendations

November 25, 2015By

A proposed national drone registration system should be based on the pilot, not the craft, recommends an FAA task force. It should also be free, electronic and immediate, and not apply to UAVs weighing 250 grams or less. In October, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta announced the creation of the task force to develop recommendations for a registration... read more

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SkyTracker Launched to Thwart Drone Threats in Protected Airspace

November 23, 2015By

CACI International has released SkyTracker, a precision system to protect high-value assets and support public safety against the escalating threat posed by the inadvertent or unlawful misuse of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). SkyTracker’s UAS detection, identification, and tracking system uses the drone’s radio links to precisely identify and locate UAS flying in banned or protected airspace, and has the unique capability to... read more

Routescene maiden flight pushes boundaries

November 17, 2015By

Routescene has jointly developed with Hanseatic Aviation Solutions an integrated fixed-wing UAV and LidarPod solution for surveying. Following in-depth customer research, Routescene identified a gap in the market for an unmanned aerial 3D mapping solution capable of flying long distances, particularly for use in large countries with great expanses of remote land such as Australia, the United States, Canada and... read more

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UAV registration won’t require third-party help

November 17, 2015By

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants unmanned aircraft owners to know that there’s no need to work with a “drone registration” company to help them file an application for a registration number. Owners should wait until additional details about the forthcoming drone registration system are announced later this month before paying anyone to do the work for them. The Task... read more

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Lockheed Unveils ICARUS to Counter UAS Threats

October 13, 2015By

At this year’s Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting, Lockheed Martin unveiled a new capability that will allow users to detect and counter emerging threats from unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The solution, ICARUS, was designed to operate defensively in various threat environments. The AUSA meeting was held Oct. 12-14 in Washington, D.C. “The U.S. government is seeing... read more

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FAA Seeks $1.9M Penalty Against SkyPan for Unauthorized UAS Operations

October 6, 2015By

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced the largest civil penalty the FAA has proposed against a UAS operator for endangering the safety of the national airspace. The FAA proposes a $1.9 million civil penalty against SkyPan International Inc. of Chicago. Between March 21, 2012, and Dec. 15, 2014, SkyPan conducted 65 unauthorized operations in some of the most... read more

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Topcon Offers Rotary-Wing UAS for Data Collection

October 5, 2015By
The Topcon Falcon 8 rotary wing UAS.

Topcon Positioning Group has added a rotary-wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) to its mass data-collection solutions line. The Falcon 8 — powered by Ascending Technologies — is designed for inspection and monitoring, as well as survey and mapping applications. “Rotary-wing systems provide the perfect solutions for small-scale sites and projects for which flexibility of takeoff and landing or an oblique perspective is... read more

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INTERGEO 2015: PIX4D Details Image Processing Software

September 23, 2015By

Lorenzo Martelletta of PIX4D gives an overview of the company’s Pix4D image processing software while at INTERGEO 2015, which was held Sept. 15–17 in Stuttgart, Germany. Pix4D image processing software is a mapping and modeling solution that can convert thousands of images into georeferenced 2D mosaics and 3D models. read more

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