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The Next Generation Of Safe And Inexpensive Humanitarian Airdrops

To reach the more than 800 million people who are hungry worldwide, logistics are often a key issue. Assisting 80 million people in 80 countries each year, even WFP –  the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives – cannot reach everybody to deliver life- saving ...

Research Reveals Commercial Drone Programs Realize ROI in One Year or Less

Skyward, a Verizon company and maker of drone operation management software and consulting services, announced today results of a custom-built quantitative survey by Blue Research®. The data revealed that one in 10 companies with revenue of $50 million and more use drones and 92 percent realized ...

FirstEnergy Utilities Lead Industry in Use of Drones to Inspect Protected Bird Nests

FirstEnergy's electric utilities are leading the industry with the use of aerial drones to inspect the nests of protected birds of prey.  The drones offer a fast and safe way to survey locations where the birds have started nesting on utility poles and other electric equipment, without ...

The Latest Cover Of ‘Time’ Is Composed Of 958 Intel Drones

Intel® Shooting Star® drones helped create their first magazine cover as part of the upcoming TIME drone special issue. The issue is the first TIME cover photo shot by a drone and featured an Intel drone light show. In early May, Intel’s drone team worked with TIME magazine to replicate a ...

NOAA, Oceans Unmanned and DJI Team Up to Save Entangled Whales

Every fall, pods of enormous humpback whales make their way towards Hawaii, where they can ride out the winter in warm waters of NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. For centuries humans have watched this noble migration with awe and wonder. But today, an ever-growing ...

Development of Hybrid Tilt-Rotor VTOL UAV Using Typhon UDX Design Software

One of the most exciting evolving niches within unmanned aircraft systems and personal aerial vehicles is that of hybrid Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft, which provide a middle ground between the efficiency of fixed-wing aircraft and the practicality of multicopter aircraft. Design...

Microdrones Participates In NVIDIA Jetson Developer Meetup at Embedded World 2018

The Microdrones Team was pleased to participate in their first NVIDIA Jetson Developer MeetUp event at Embedded World 2018You might be asking yourself why Microdrones, which specializes in professional unmanned aerial geospatial applications was at an event hosted by NVIDIA, a company known ...

AIA/Avascent Report Projects $30 Billion Annual Large UAS Market by 2036

The Aerospace Industries Association, in partnership with Avascent, today released a study projecting explosive growth in the global market for large unmanned aerial systems (UAS) over the next two decades. The report, “Think Bigger: Large Unmanned Systems and the Next Major Shift in Aviation,” ...

U.S. Department of Interior Conducted Nearly 5,000 UAS Flights In 2017

With a fleet of 312 unmanned aircraft, the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Office of Aviation Services supported bureau operators, who flew nearly 5,000 missions in 2017, ranging from fighting wildfires to monitoring dams and spillways and mapping wildlife. The accomplishments of its ...

GEO Jobes’ UAV and Commercial Drone Industry Outlook & Predictions for 2018

There’s no arguing the drone industry growth that has occurred in the last few years. Total drone unit sales climbed to 2.2 million worldwide in 2016, and revenue surged 36% to $4.5 billion, and continued steadily through 2017 according to research firm Gartner.  Drone sales continue to soar, ...