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High School STEM Curriculum Teaches Fundamentals of Drone Delivery

Throughout the country, schools are rapidly advancing STEM curricula to integrate classroom science, technology, engineering and mathematics with hands-on opportunities for students to put those skills into practice. Drones have become a fun and practical tool for such STEM activities allowing ...

Carbonix, RIEGL, Phase One Collaborate on First Fixed-Wing VTOL Integration of Long-Range Dual Sensor System

Innovative drone technology company Carbonix, leading LiDAR sensors and systems provider RIEGL and the world’s most innovative manufacturer of high-quality image capture software and hardware solutions Phase One today announce a significant milestone for aerial surveying and data acquisition. ...

UAVOS Concludes Internal Testing of Heavy-Lift Helicopter Rotor Blades

UAVOS has extended its string of successes in developing a two-blade rotor for installation on helicopters with up to 140 kg take-off mass and rotor blade diameter of 3200 mm. Designed especially for their heavy-lift helicopter program, the all-composite blades are keen to help meet the requirem...

GA-ASI Successfully Conducts First Flight of XQ-67A OBSS

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) flew the XQ-67A Off-Board Sensing Station (OBSS) for the first time on Feb. 28, 2024. OBSS is an Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) program and GA-ASI was selected in 2021 to design, build and fly the new aircraft.With flight of the ...

Volocopter now holds Pilot Training Approval

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), announced today that it is now an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) from the German Federal aviation office (Luftfahrtbundesamt) through its subsidiary, Volocopter Air Services. This certification allows Volocopter to train pilots for its ...

Swiss-Austrian Consortium Partners for Drone Flight Tests in Laser Scanning of Swiss Alps

A Swiss-Austrian consortium will test large-area laser scanning applications in the Swiss Alps, using innovative drones. The partners are Dufour Aerospace, RIEGL, BSF Swissphoto and the SLF, who will collaborate for a series of test flights over several months.There is growing interest among ...

Viasat’s Advanced UAV Terminal Soars in Powerline Inspection Showcase

 Viasat, a global leader in satellite communications, has successfully demonstrated the capabilities of its VelarisTM connectivity solution for Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), following a recent power utilities assessment using a small, lightweight terminal developed by its partner, UAV ...

AGI Launch Awards for Geospatial Excellence

The Association for Geographic Information (AGI) has re-launched its highly popular awards for excellence within the geospatial sector. Entries for the awards are being sought from organizations and individuals, working in or with geospatial, who want to showcase innovation, achievements and best ...

Reliable Robotics Selected as a Collier Trophy Finalist

Reliable Robotics, a leader in autonomous aircraft systems, today announced that it was shortlisted as one of four contenders for the 2023 Robert J. Collier Trophy. The prestigious industry award has been presented annually by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) for over a century to the ...

Skydio Initiates Distribution of X10D Small UAS to Defense Clients

Skydio, the leading U.S. drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight, today announced it has begun delivery of its first X10Ds, Skydio’s new flagship drone for defense and government applications, to customers across the U.S. and Allied Nations. It follows the success of its ...