• FoxFury Lighting Solutions and Sundance Media Group: Using Drones to Map a Crime Scene

    On Wednesday January 23th, 2019, Sundance Media Group along with FoxFury Lighting Solutions, Westwind Unmanned Vehicles, Yuneec Aviation, Pix4D, and Autel Robotics hosted a nighttime drone crime scene investigation demonstration in Henderson, Nevada. Recreating a homicide scene at a local equestrian park, the demonstration sought to use drones to capture forensic evidence at the scene in the dark and map it in 2D and 3D for law ...
  • MyDefence Introduces Modular CUAS Solution For Airports, Prisons And Military Bases

    For the past three years, MyDefence has been hard at work with the development of a new type of anti-drone system that can effectively solve the problem of protecting large scale areas against the threat of drones. The system is named KNOX and is a customizable end-to-end anti-drone solution with purpose-built RF sensors, drone radars, and integrated EO/IR for visual tracking. KNOX is now available for commercial use at airports, prisons, ...
  • Drone Delivery Canada Unveils Its Largest and Farthest Range Cargo Delivery Drone

    Drone Delivery Canada , today unveiled its largest cargo and farthest range delivery drone, 'The Condor'. 'The Condor' was displayed at public and investor launch events at the TMX Broadcast Centre Gallery in Toronto. The Condor has been in development for the past year and is the next generation in DDC's drone delivery cargo aircraft. With a payload capacity of 180 kilograms or 400 pounds, and a potential travel distance of up ...
  • CAAC Issued “Guidance on UAV Airworthiness Certification”

    On January 23rd, 2019, the Airworthiness Department of Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) issued the Guidance on UAV Airworthiness Certification based on Operational Risks (hereinafter abbreviated as "Guidance"), aiming at establishing a risk-based UAV airworthiness management system by the end of 2019. A total of five Chinese UAV companies were authorized as pilots to initiate and develop different UAV programs in exploring ...
  • The UK’s Tempest’s Unmanned ‘Loyal Wingmen’ To Be Carrier Capable

    The UK is looking to create a carrier-capable unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) as part of its wider efforts to develop the Tempest next-generation combat aircraft, a government minister said on 14 February. Answering questions in the House of Commons, the Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (MoD), Deputy Leader of the House of Lords, Earl Howe, said that the Tempest needs to be compatible with the Royal Navy's two new Queen Elizab...
  • IN-FLIGHT Data Awarded Three GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ For BVLOS Project Supported by senseFly

    IN-FLIGHT Data, one of Canada’s leading commercial drone operators, has been awarded three GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ for drone (UAS) flights recently carried out as part of a groundbreaking BVLOS project with help from senseFly, the industry’s leading provider of fixed-wing drone solutions.The pioneering project has seen IN-FLIGHT Data awarded three world records for flights carried out during the innovative Canadian project, ...
  • SPYNEL-X V-LRF Search & Track System Showcased For The First Time At IDEX

    This week, SPYNEL-X and its V-LRF option are showcased at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference, Abu Dhabi, for the first time. The recently-launched thermal sensor equipped with a visible channel and a laser range finder will be presented to decision-makers from within the defence industry, alongside key representatives from governments, armed forces and the key military personnel. Award-winner V-LRF option for SPYNEL ...
  • Terra Drone Optimizes Long-Distance Power Line inspection

    Terra Drone conducted a long-distance power line inspection for EGAT (Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand) and a power energy distributor in Poland and completed 12km power line mapping in a day. The purpose of the mission was to research the distance between power lines and the surrounding vegetation and to create tree-trimming report. As a result, we provided them with high-quality images of power line with about 1 cm GSD and a ...
  • FAA-designated Nevada UAS Test Site Selected for 2019 NASA Unmanned Traffic Management Capstone Operation

    On 15 February 2019, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) publicly announced the State of Nevada as an award recipient for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) Technical Capability Level (TCL) 4 operation. This involves Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) flying in higher-density urban areas for tasks such as newsgathering, package delivery, and large-scale contingency mitigation. For the first time in U.S. ...
  • GA-ASI Demonstrates SATCOM Launch & Recovery for MQ-9B Using XC2

    On December 4, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) demonstrated a complete MQ-9B mission without the use of a Launch and Recovery Element (LRE) Ground Control Station (GCS). Specifically, preflight checks were conducted through engine start using only the Expeditionary Command & Control (XC2) portable laptop, and subsequently, the aircraft was successfully handed over to a remote GCS via SATCOM. The MQ-9B – a ...