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Intel Acquires Commercial Drone Startup MAVinci

Intel has acquired German commercial drone software startup MAVinci for an undisclosed price.Intel’s Anil Nanduri, head of the drone business, said in an interview with VentureBeat that the startup has best-in-class flight-planning software. It may seem odd for the world’s biggest chip ...

AT&T and NASA Collaborate on Drone Traffic Management System

Formal Agreement Signed Supporting Research for Safe and Secure Operation of UASAT&T* and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are researching traffic management solutions for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).The goal is an Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic ...

Fruity Chutes CO2 Parachute Deployment System Introduced for Drones

Fruity Chutes announced the availability of the new Hawk CO2 release valve today.  The valve is for use with the Peregrine UAV Ballistic Parachute Launcher for Drone and UAV parachute recovery.  Gene Engelgau, CEO of Fruity Chutes, stated “We have been selling the Peregrine UAV Ballistic ...

Aurora To Develop Autonomous Flight System To Be Demonstrated On Huey UH-1H

Aurora Flight Sciences continues to break ground on the development of advanced autonomous capabilities for vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) systems. Aurora’s work on the Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) program will be leveraged to integrate the company’s Tactical Autonomous ...

Aurora’s Centaur Locates Great White Sharks off Nantucket Coast

Equipped with a FLIR infrared sensor, the Centaur optionally piloted aircraft helped track great white sharks for OCEARCH’s latest expedition Aurora recently partnered with OCEARCH, a world-leading marine conservation organization, to provide aerial support locating and tracking great white ...

GoPro Announces Karma Recall

GoPro Inc. today announced the recall of the approximately 2500 Karma drones purchased by consumers since October 23.  The recall was announced after GoPro discovered that in a very small number of cases, Karma units lost power during operation.  No related injuries or property damage ...

Exponent Technology Services Has Unveiled SkyCommander

 Exponent Technology Services has unveiled its SkyCommander at the UTM Convention 2016. Completely encapsulated and independent of any requirement to be electronically coupled with the UAV, Exponent's SkyCommander provides near real-time situational awareness of UAV operations ...

Drone USA, Inc. To Acquire Accredited Aerospace Manufacturer and Distributor

Drone USA, Inc.  a developer and manufacturer of low altitude Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (“UAV”) and related technologies, today announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) to acquire a global engineering, procurement, manufacturing and materials management company that special...

Red Cat Propware Launches Open Source Software and Services for the Drone Industry

Red Cat Propware, a leading provider of software and services for the drone industry, today announced its official launch and headquarters opening in Humacao, Puerto Rico. In conjunction with its launch, the company is actively hiring a team of local software developers, engineers, drone pilots, ...

Kongsberg Geospatial & AirMap Deliver Real-Time Airspace Awareness and Tools for BLOS

The best-in-class IRIS UAS situational awareness display will include airspace safety and efficiency services powered by the AirMap airspace management platform. Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based developer of real-time, mission-critical, geospatial visualisation software, and AirMap, the ...