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TopXGun Enhances Flight Controllers With AirMap UTM Services

Shenzhen International UAV Expo - AirMap announced today that its UTM services have been selected by TopXGun to be integrated into the company's industry-leading autopilot systems for drones. AirMap services will significantly enhance the TopXGun user experience and allow its customers to operate ...

KSU Polytechnic Get FAA’s First University Waiver to Fly UAS Beyond Line of Sight

Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus has received a waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly unmanned aircraft systems beyond the line of sight. It’s the first such waiver granted to a university by the FAA.The FAA certificate to Kansas State Polytechnic’s Applied ...

GA-ASI Guardian Concludes First Large-scale Demonstration Flights In Japan

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) today announced that the Guardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) has concluded the first large-scale demonstration flights in Japan. The demonstration flights, which took place from 10 - 23 May were intended to promote the civil and scientific ...

MIT News: Novel Chip Upgrade Helps Honeybee-sized Drones Navigate

Researchers at MIT, who last year designed a tiny computer chip tailored to help honeybee-sized drones navigate, have now shrunk their chip design even further, in both size and power consumption.The team, co-led by Vivienne Sze, associate professor in MIT's Department of Electrical Enginee...

senseFly Moves North American Operations To Raleigh, N.C.

senseFly, the industry’s leading provider of professional mapping drones, and a commercial drone subsidiary of Parrot Group, today announces the relocation of its North American operations to Raleigh, N.C.   Previously located in Washington, D.C., the company’s new office will accommodate ...

YellowScan, UAV LiDAR specialist, opens YellowScan Inc. in Salt Lake City

YellowScan, designer, developer and producer of UAV LiDAR solutions for professional applications, continues to expand its presence in the United States with the opening of a new office located at 150 S. State St. Suite 100 Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA.In addition to the corporate headquarter ...

Insitu Receives Interior Contract Award for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Services

Insitu, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company has received a first-of-its kind contract from the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) to provide fire suppression services within the contiguous 48 states and Alaska using its ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). Per the ...

Rocketmine receives BVLOS Approval From South African Civil Aviation Authority

Rocketmine is proud to have received Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) approval for the flight of their commercial drones from the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA).  This is a major achievement for the company, as they are now only the second South African operator, in four ...

DARPA Funds LiquidPiston’s 30kW X4 Rotary Diesel Engine Prototype with an Additional $2.5M Award

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded LiquidPiston Inc., an advanced internal combustion engine technology company, an additional $2.5 million to continue development of its 30kW X4 rotary diesel engine prototype, bringing DARPA’s total funding of the engine ...

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Conducts Successful Lightning Tests on MQ-9B

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) used its second full-scale MQ-9B to conduct successful lightning tests at its facility in Poway, California last month. The test was conducted jointly between engineers from GA-ASI and NTS Pittsfield, a recognized leader in the development of ...