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Dispatch a Drone from Your Phone with New Drone-on-Demand App

 Drones offer unparalleled views from above, but the cost and complexity of operating drone equipment often outweigh the benefits for many organizations – even for individuals. Now Aquiline Drones (AD), the nation’s fastest-growing drone manufacturing and cloud technology ...

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Conducts Sparrowhawk sUAS Flight Tests

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) conducted captive carry Sparrowhawk Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) flight demonstrations on September 16-17, 2020. The Sparrowhawk aircraft is designed as an airborne launch and recovery demonstrator aircraft tailored to fit GA-ASI ...

Former Head of FAA Michael Huerta Joins D-Fend Solutions’ Advisory Board

D-Fend Solutions, the leader in RF cyber based counter-drone takeover technology, announced today that Michael Huerta has joined itsAdvisory Board. The former head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will bring his aviation safety and security industry expertise to assist in D-Fend’s ...

IAI Industries Expands Tactical UAV Activity, Acquires 50% of BlueBird Aero Systems

Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) today signed an agreement to acquire 50% of the equity of BlueBird Aero Systems. Bluebird, a leading UAS developer and integrator in the small tactical arena, has been providing its solutions to Israeli forces and worldwide customers for close to two decades. ...

Volocopter Teams Up With Schenker To Deploy Heavy-lift Drones

German aviation startup Volocopter has teamed up with logistics group DB Schenker to deploy its heavy-lift drones, in a project that will gather vital practical flying experience before its air taxis enter service.Volocopter is one of a fleet of startups developing battery-powered aircraft ...

Sonin Hybrid Unveils Revolutionary 140mph+ Drone

Atlanta-based drone manufacturer Sonin Hybrid has just unveiled a revolutionary 140MPH+ drone (with FAA waiver) built exclusively for first responders. The Sonin Hybrid Recruit has a fully-equipped flight time over three hours and can reach speeds over three times faster than most of the fastest ...

Matternet Expands Operations to Asia Through Drone Delivery Partnership with Japan Airlines

Today, Matternet, developer of the world's leading urban drone logistics platform, announced it is expanding operations to Asia through a new business partnership with Japan Airlines (JAL). The partnership is to deploy the Matternet M2 drone system in Tokyo Metropolitan Government's ...

Drone Racing League Launches 2020 Season with First-Ever Game on Xbox

The Drone Racing League (DRL), the global, professional drone racing property, today announced the 2020 DRL Allianz World Championship Season and their first-ever Drone Racing League Simulator on Xbox. Featuring a new competition format, new video game on console, and new ways for fans ...

Army-funded Research May Enable Drones To Run On Any Type Of Fuel

The U.S. Army recently awarded the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign an $8 million, four-year cooperative agreement to develop key technologies that may allow the Army’s unmanned air and ground vehicles to run on any type of fuel.Researchers at the U.S. Army’s Combat Capabilities ...

Verizon Deploys Remote Network-connected Drone During Big Hollow Wildfire

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted Skyward, A Verizon company, a temporary waiver that allows company pilots to fly the Percepto Sparrow drone from their homes to inspect critical communications infrastructure near the Big Hollow wildfire in Washington. The waiver permits operations ...