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Aerialtronics Commercial Drones Give IBM Watson Internet of Things a Bird’s Eye View

IBM Watson Powered Drones Enable Cognitive Inspection with IBM Cloud, Improving Insights and Bringing New Efficiencies to Manual Inspections IBM and Aerialtronics, a Netherlands-based designer and producer of unmanned aircraft systems, today announced the first commercial drones featuring ...

US Army Awards AeroVironment $22.8 Million Contract For Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile Systems (LMAMS)

AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both military and commercial applications, today announced the United States Army Close Combat Weapons Systems Project Office has awarded the company a contract for Block 10C Switchblade™ Lethal Miniature Aerial ...

US Navy Buys 10 More Fire Scout UAVs

Northrop Grumman will build ten additional MQ-8C Fire Scouts for the US Navy, bringing the service’s total order for the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance UAVs to 29. The next-generation Fire Scout, which will provide surveillance for the littoral combat ship, has completed 750 hours ...

Texas UAS Test Site Approved For Flights Up To 1,200 Feet

At the FAA Test Site Technical Interchange Meeting held this week in Corpus Christi, the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation (LSUASC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, along with the other five federally designated test sites, received a Certificate of Authorization (COA) to ...

PowerVision Announces PowerEye Now Available for Global Pre-Order

PowerVision Technology Group, a worldwide leader in UAV, robotics and big data technologies, announced that the PowerEyeTM professional cinematography drone is now available for global pre-order. With features including Dual Viewing and an optional thermal/natural light switchable camera, PowerEye ...

Lockheed Martin Conducts Underwater UAS Launch From An AUV

Lockheed Martin successfully launched Vector Hawk, a small, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), on command from the Marlin MK2 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) during a cross-domain command-and-control event hosted by the U.S. Navy, the company announced in a Sept. 28 release.In addition to ...

ApolloShield Develops New Counter-UAV System

Israeli company ApolloShield has developed a new counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) system designed to detect, identify, and defeat illicit UAVs.Formerly known as AirFence, the eponymously named ApolloShield system detects UAVs using acoustic, optical, and/or radio sensors, before comman...

DJI Revolutionizes Personal Flight With New Mavic Pro Drone

Mavic Pro is DJI’s first personal drone designed to be taken just about anywhere. Small enough to toss in a bag and easy enough to launch quickly whenever the time and place are right, its unique folding design compresses the entire drone to practically the size of a water bottle.The compact ...

MQ-4C Triton UAS Completes Critical Milestone to Expand Navy’s Maritime Domain Awareness

Following a successful Milestone Decision Authority (MDA) led review, the U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) obtained positive Milestone C low-rate initial production approval. The decision marks the beginning of the production and deployment phase of the DoD acquisition ...

New Partnership Brings senseFly Drones to Mining Customers

Swiss professional drone maker, senseFly, has joined forces with Maptek, experts in precision measurement and visualisation for the mining industry, to sign a new commercial agreement that enables Maptek to offer its customers a full, end-to-end data collection and analysis solution.Under the ...