• University Of Washington Researchers Test Navigation For UAS Using Transponders

    Drones use GPS to find their way without a pilot. But GPS signals can be easily blocked by tall skyscrapers or trees — leaving drones lost.Now researchers at the University of Washington have developed a new method that gives aircraft a backup system in case GPS fails: An antenna on the ground that can tell a drone where it is. The team successfully tested their system in June.“Right now GPS is the one ring to rule them all: ...
  • German Navy Selects The SKELDAR V-200 To Provide UAV Reconnaissance

    UMS SKELDAR, the world-class provider of rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) solutions and avionics software has been awarded a procurement contract through Munich-based partner and prime contractor Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (ESG) for a new, unmanned, airborne reconnaissance system for the German Navy specified by the Federal military procurement agency Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service ...
  • Routine Drone Flights Could Become ‘Aerial Trespass’ Under Proposed Law

    Many of today's routine drone flights could be redefined as "aerial trespass" under a law proposed by a commission known for its influence with state legislatures, cautioned veteran LeClairRyan aviation attorneys during a webinar attended by more than 300 aviation and other professionals. "Across the country, everyone involved in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) should closely track the trajectory of the so-called UAS Uniform Tort Law, ...
  • President Trump Signs Defense Bill with $9.6 Billion for UAS Spending

    President Trump has signed into law H.R. 5515, the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, authorizing the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to spend $9.6 billion for unmanned vehicle systems. The bill increases military spending for unmanned technologies by 28 percent over last year, according to an analysis by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI).In its analysis, AUVSI noted ...
  • Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Completes Successful Drone Demonstration

    The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) hosted a successful unmanned aircraft system (UAS) or “drone” demonstration yesterday in Stringtown, Oklahoma as part of the FAA UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP).  The IPP is intended to safely integrate drones into the national airspace system and accelerate economic growth opportunities associated with commercial drone operations. Today’s demonstration focused on important agricultural applicati...
  • Military, Government And Researchers From Across The U.S. To Attend Counter-UAS

    The Counter-UAS Summit will provide a forum for military leaders, program executive officers, industry executives, academics and researchers to focus on emerging and innovative C-UAS technologies, such as directed energy weapons and EW measures. It will also address technologies to detect and identify drones in the battlefield, and cities to prevent attacks on critical infrastructures and citizens. The event will take place this ...
  • Pollen Systems Launches Pollen Scout Drone-Based Data and Analysis Solution

    Today at the Auction of Washington Wines in Woodinville, WA, Pollen Systems Corporation unveiled Pollen Scout, a drone-aided managed service and self-service portal that helps farms and vineyards monitor crop growth, discover irrigation issues, and investigate pests and diseases. Commercially certified Drone Technologists visit subscribing farms and vineyard sites weekly and use drones to capture incredibly detailed pictures and spectral images ...
  • Altitude Angel Introduces Flight Reporting in Mission Planner

    Altitude Angel is proud to support the open-source Mission Planner (a popular ground-station controller) and ArduPilot community. For over a year now, we have been providing our class-leading airspace and ground hazard data to Mission Planner users so that they can make better informed and safer decisions about where to fly their drones.What is a Flight Report?A Flight Report is a voluntary declaration by a drone pilot to share ...
  • The Federal Aviation Administration Oks BVLOS UAS Ops At North Dakota Test Site

    The Federal Aviation Administration gave the Northern Plains UAS Test Site permission to fly unmanned aircraft beyond the operator's line of sight, up to 30 miles around the Grand Sky commercial testing site. To commemorate the authorization and the site's first flight of this kind, U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson will be at Grand Sky next Monday. The new authorization means Grand Sky can fly larger ...
  • Yuneec Introduces The New Mantis Q Folding Drone with Voice Control and Facial Detection

    Yuneec International, the world leader in electric aviation, today announced its all-new Mantis Q, the latest extension of Yuneec’s award-winning consumer lineup, is now available for pre-order in the United States. Mantis Q is an adventure ready drone controlled via mobile device or remote, features voice control technology and is small enough to tuck away inside a bag. The Mantis Q also features foldable arms for optimal portability and ...