• Nigeria Unveils First Indigenously Developed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Named Tsaigumi

    Nigeria’s first indigenously-developed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) represents a far more step further for the Air Force than simply acquiring UAVs. The “Tsaigumi” is more advanced than its earlier produced “Amebo” and “Gulma” UAV prototypes. While the Gulma UAV is the first indigenous UAV, the newly inducted Tsaigumi UAV is the first indigenous operational drone. UAV development in Nigeria started in 2008, when its ...
  • Next Step in the Microdrones and Trimble Partnership: Seamless Integration with Trimble Business Center Software

    As the preferred provider of Vertical Take Off and Landing drone systems to the Trimble network of geospatial dealers, Microdrones is pleased to report its progress on this partnership to date. Since October of 2016, Microdrones has signed more than 35 Trimble dealers worldwide. The Microdrones presence through Trimble now spans all seven continents, with a trusted and established sales force working to educate, train, sell and ...
  • Cyberhawk Completes UAV Inspections On 63 Platforms Ror Dubai Petroleum

    As part of a framework agreement with Dubai Petroleum, Cyberhawk was appointed to inspect more than 350 risers on 63 offshore platforms. The inspection took only one month to complete, followed by the production of over 90 detailed engineering inspection reports. The rationale behind Dubai Petroleum’s use of UAVs was to quickly complete detailed inspections of all their risers. Risers are traditionally a difficult area of an ...
  • EQ-4 Global Hawk  UAS Aith A BACN Payload Reaches 20K Flight Hours

    On Feb. 13, one of the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk drones reached 20,000 flight hours. The UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) is one of the three RQ-4Bs converted into EQ-4 and carry the BACN payload instead of the imagery intelligence (IMINT) sensors: it’s primarily a data and communications bridging node that supports multiple bridges simultaneously across multiple radio types. The crews who operate these particular flying gateways call them: ...
  • Vahanas’ Alpha One Soars On Its First Fully Self-Piloted Flight

    It was a historic day for Airbus, A3, and the Vahana team when Alpha One, the first full-scale aircraft lifted off on January 31, 2018, in Pendleton, Oregon. At 8:52 AM Pacific Time the fully self-piloted vehicle reached a height of 5 meters (16 feet) before descending and landing safely. The vehicle completed a second flight the following day. In attendance was the full Vahana team, representatives from the FAA, and A3leadership, all ...
  • U.T.SEC 2018: “UAS are an integral part of all risk analyses and security concepts”

    Wilfried Joswig, Director of the VfS (Association for Security Technology) is an acknowledged expert in security technologies and applications. He is involved in evaluating new risk situations on a daily basis. It is an indisputable fact that the security sector is constantly facing new challenges as a result of new technologies like digitalization or unmanned systems. On Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 March 2018, experts will once again ...
  • DroneDeploy Launches Real-Time Mapping for Instant Aerial Data and Analysis

    DroneDeploy, the leading drone mapping software platform in the world, today announced the release of Live Map — a first-of-its-kind feature that allows any drone operator to create real-time maps in the field with their iOS device. Users plan a flight, take off, and see maps render on-screen during flight — without the need for internet or cell connection. Customers no longer need to experience image upload and processing times traditiona...
  • Dronebase Secures $12 Million Round Of Series B Funding To Expand Drone Operations Technology

    DroneBase, the largest global drone operations company,  today announced it has raised $12 million in Series B funding to expand its drone operations services for enterprises. Union Square Ventures (USV) and Upfront Ventures co-led the round alongside DJI and new investors Hearst Ventures and Pritzker Group. This brings DroneBase’s total funding to more than $17 million.   “DroneBase has addressed two key challenges in the industry ...
  • Geomni Launches New Mobile App for Ground Imagery and Drone Inspections

    Geomni, a Verisk business, has launched its new mobile app for ground imagery and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone, inspections. The Geomni mobile app enables users to collect imagery and other data directly with their mobile devices or to conduct complete UAV inspections with compatible DJI drones. "The idea behind the app is for inspectors in the field to be able to do their jobs without having to venture onto steep ...
  • Ultra Electronics USSI Receives $1.2 Million Fuel Cell Contract for Unmanned Aerial Systems

    Ultra Electronics USSI announces the receipt of $1.2 million contract award for D245XR and D350XR fuel cells for use in Group 1 unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Representing the most advanced solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) power technology available today, the D245XR and D350XR fuel cells provide UAS platforms advanced sensor capabilities, extended operational range and an excess of eight flight hours in the small UAS footprint.   Compared to ...