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NASA Plans First Beyond Visual Line-Of-Sight Drone Demonstration In Nevada

In mid-October NASA partners will fly five unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly called drones, beyond visual line-of-sight of their human operators-in-command, to test planning, tracking and alerting capabilities of NASA’s UAS traffic management (UTM) research platform. During the test, two ...

Intel Enters The UAV Market – Unveils Falcon 8

Meet the Intel Falcon 8+ System UAV, a V-shaped octocopter packed with redundant systems, announced today at the Intergeo conference in Hamburg.Intel says the Falcon 8+'s electronics systems are fully redundant, and that the drone includes "automated aerial-sensing solution" and a triple-redu...

“Lifeline Across the Bay” Demonstrates Key Role UAS Can Play In Emergency Situations

The University of Maryland Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site and the University of Maryland Shore Regional Health recently conducted the state's first civil unmanned aerial delivery of simulated medical cargo. Engineers from UMD flew a Talon 120LE fixed wing aircraft across the ...

Catalyst Machineworks Builds The Worlds Fastest Drone A New Record Set By The Stigg 195

Catalyst Machineworks is at it again, this time shattering their own world record of 115.7 mph by flying their new design, ‘The Stigg’ to an earth shaking 128.1 mph!! Watch as Neill and Lawless take a multirotor to speeds all other designs can only dream of.Special thanks to John ...

Mexico Launches Drones To Protect Endangered Porpoise

Mexico's government has launched drones to back last-ditch efforts to prevent illegal fishing activities that have led to the near extinction of the vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise. The navy and the environment ministry on Thursday unveiled three Arcturus T-20 unmanned aerial ...

Surveying And Mapping: The Right Tools For The Job

As the unmanned sector evolves and more manufacturers enter the market place, buyers have an increasing array of hardware and software options to consider at various price points. For professionals looking for an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to fly surveying and mapping missions, it might seem ...

Lockheed Martin Is Designing a Laser to Defeat Drone Swarms

It starts as a speck on the horizon, just a speck, no bigger than the tip of a pencil point. Then it grows, as the convoy continues to travel along its path. It’s not one speck, but many. Small drones begin to expand into the sky, and suddenly the specks become a swarm that extends above the ...

7-Eleven Makes First US Drone Delivers

7-Eleven Inc. and a tech startup called Flirtey have beaten Amazon to the punch in making the first drone delivery to a customer’s home in the U.S.Most already know 7-Eleven, the convenience store retail chain that boasts about 10,800 stores in North America and 59,500 in total around the ...

Drone Industry Experts Are Set to Present at the UAS Summit & Expo

The preliminary agenda for the 10th annual  UAS Summit & Expo, the Upper Midwest’s premier unmanned aircraft systems event, has been released. A decade after leading the effort to unite regional stakeholders with globally-linked UAS entities, the Red River Valley Research Corridor has ...