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Parrot’s Disco Drone Takes Flight Next Month

Today, Disco is official, and as it turns out, we’re not just getting a new fixed-wing drone: Parrot is bundling Disco with a complete first-person view, or FPV, system. You get the drone, a completely redesigned long-range Skycontroller, and Parrot Cockpitglasses, which turn your smartphone ...

The U.S. Department Of Interior Has Awarded A Contract To 3D Robotics

The U.S. Department of the Interior has awarded a contract to 3D Robotics of Berkley, California for up to 40 small, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The award follows a lengthy process to develop performance requirements and select the most useful type of aircraft.“The contract is extrem...

Raytheon Awarded $104 Million To Modernize Ground Controls For U.S. Air Force Global Hawk

New mission control stations will enhance ISR capabilitiesRaytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a subcontract valued up to$104 million to modernize the ground segment for the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk autonomous aircraft. Raytheon partners with Northrop Grumman as ...

HERMES 450 Soars During The North Dakota UAS Field Day

Elbit System of America holds an informative gathering to highlight the flights of the large scale Unmanned Aircraft System over North Dakota for precision agriculture and electric distribution infrastructure damage assessment.Elbit Systems of America, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd, ...

Era And Total Safety Team Up To Offer UAV Services

Era Group has signed an agreement with Total Safety that will extend the former’s helicopter transport services into the provision of unmanned air vehicles for the US market.UAVs with relevant payloads will be offered by the team for applications such as inspection, surveying, mapping and ...

Autel Robotics To Pay For Customers’ Part 107 Remote Pilot Knowledge Test

Autel Robotics USA announced today that it will support its customers who intend to fly the X-Star series drones commercially by covering the cost of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Remote Pilot Knowledge Test in the form of a rebate. The knowledge test is one of the major changes under ...

This Company Beat Amazon To Drone Deliveries By Launching From A Truck

While Amazon is tussling with regulators over drone deliveries, one company has found a way to make the unmanned flying machines deliver packages today, by launching them out of the roof of a truck.U.S. firm Workhorse has created a system called “HorseFly” that has managed to stick to ...

Get Ready for the New Small Drone Rule!

A new world of opportunities for drone operators opens next week on August 29 when the new small drone rule for non-hobbyists becomes effective. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants to make sure you have the information you’ll need to take advantage of those opportunities.Aer...

CNN Is Launching A UAS News Collecting Operation

CNN announced on Thursday the launch of CNN Aerial Imagery and Reporting (CNN AIR), which will use unmanned aerial systems to assist in its reporting. As the news industry leader in the development of technology used in newsgathering, CNN announces today the launch of CNN Aerial Imagery and ...

senseFly & Air Navigation Pro Join Forces To Reduce Risk Of Mid-Air Collision

Professional drone maker, senseFly, has teamed up with the popular aviation navigation app, Air Navigation Pro, to launch Safer Together. This joint initiative has been designed to address one of the biggest issues facing the General Aviation (GA) and unmanned aircraft communities: the risk of ...