month : 08/2019 68 results

AeroVironment Receives $45 Million Raven B UAS Contract Award for U.S. Army

AeroVironment, Inc. , a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both defense and commercial applications, today announced it received a firm fixed-price contract award on July 25, 2019 valued at $45,190,881 for RQ-11B Raven® small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and initial spares ...

Skyfront Perimeter Drone Performs The First BVLOS Flight under FAA Part 107

Skyfront's Perimeter 4 long-range hybrid gas-electric drone successfully performed the first civilian beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flight without visual observers under the FAA's Part 107 rules. This flight is a significant step toward the safe integration of unmanned aerial vehicles into ...

ASSURE Announces Results of Phase II Ground Collision Study

What could happen if a drone hit a person on the ground? What are the risks of serious injury from flying small unmanned aircraft over people, and are we doing everything we can to reduce those risks? Through its continued research, the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through ...

Teledyne Optech and LiDAR USA Partner In Dynamic New Mobile UAV Sensor Integration

Teledyne Optech, a Teledyne Technologies company and global leader in advanced lidar sensors, has announced today that its new compact lidar sensor, the CL-90, is available for purchase through its first integration partnership with LiDAR USA. For more than 20 years, LiDAR USA has ...

Walmart Files Patent for Blockchain-Backed Drone Communication

Walmart has reasserted its interest in blockchain-backed drones with a recent patent application. The commerce giant filed for an application entitled “Cloning Drones Using Blockchain” in January 2019 with the United States Patent and Trademark Office publishing the patent on ...

SkyPixel And DJI Launch The First Short Film Contest With Prizes Totaling $48,600

DJI and SkyPixel, the world’s most popular aerial photography community, today announced the first short film contest inviting users to submit their cinematic stories shot with camera and gimbal products. The 2019 SkyPixel Short Film Contest will accept entries from August 15, 2019 to October 14, ...

FAA Approves Kansas Department of Transportation for First BVLOS Drone Flight

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) received permission to conduct the first ever beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) drone operation in the nation leveraging only onboard detect-and-avoid systems. This is the first-ever FAA authorized operation to fly without a requirement for visual ...

AIRT Announces Rebranding of UAS DRONES Disaster Conferences to DRONERESPONDERS Series

AIRT (Airborne International Response Team), a Florida 501(c)3 non-profit organization, has announced it will rebrand its public safety-related conference programming under their new DRONERESPONDERS brand as the organization retires the UAS DRONES Disaster Conference series effectively immediatel...

VOXL from ModalAI Contributes to Uber Eats Drone Delivery Testing

Uber Eats successfully tested its first food delivery by drone recently, in a high-density urban area with the assistance of technology from San Diego-based startup ModalAI. As the drone carried its edible cargo, VOXL, a powerful yet light-weight computing platform with 4G cellular connectivity, ...

Fortem Technologies Partners With HPE To Develop Security And Data Solution

Fortem Technologies, Inc., the leader in airspace safety and security for an autonomous world, has signed an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to deliver an industry-first custom package of drone solutions to integrate with any drone platform for ...