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OSTP New Commitments to Accelerate the Safe Integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Since President Obama took office in 2009, developments in aviation, sensing, and software technology have powered a revolution in unmanned flight. In the next decade, the burgeoning commercial drone industry is projected to generate more than $82 billion for the U.S. economy and, by 2025, ...

Drones Made Easy Adds New Mapping Features to iOS App

Drones Made Easy has released a new feature for its iOS app Map Pilot for DJI. The new technology allows users without an internet connection to define flight paths that follow the terrain being flown over as an in-app purchase.“By combining NASA’s recently released high-resolution ...

DJI Opens Its First Drone Arena in Korea

DJI, the world's leading maker of unmanned aerial vehicles, will open a DJI Arena in Korea, providing a safe and enjoyable environment for customers to learn how to fly a drone and a gathering place for aerial enthusiasts. The 1,395-square-meter arena is located in Yongin, Gyeonggi ...

Mexico Launches Drones To Protect Endangered Porpoise

Mexico's government has launched drones to back last-ditch efforts to prevent illegal fishing activities that have led to the near extinction of the vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise. The navy and the environment ministry on Thursday unveiled three Arcturus T-20 unmanned aerial ...

Czech UAV To Be Manufactured Under Licence In China

Preparations are underway for one of the world’s largest civilian unmanned planes, developed by Czech Republic based manufacturer Primoco UAV, to be manufactured in China in cooperation with the China VAST concern. A new aircraft production zone is also going to be created with room for a ...

First Drone Takes Flight From Grand Forks Air Force Base

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. — A major defense contractor and key player in the nation's first unmanned aircraft business and technology park is up and flying in North Dakota, much to the delight of state officials who have pumped millions of dollars into promoting drones.California...

Terra Drone and Hitachi Announce Partnership to Advance UAV Land-Surveying

Terra Drone, Asia's leading service provider of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and Hitachi Construction Machinery, the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, have announced a partnership to accelerate full-automatic UAV operation at construction sites....

Théa: The first FAA Approved Drone

Enterprise Drone Solutions, based in Tucson, AZ is introducing Théa: the world’s first UAS to meet the high standards for an FAA Airworthiness Certificate. Théa has expanded operational capabilities beyond those of any other commercial unmanned aircraft, to allow legal flight over crowds, ...

Lockheed Martin Is Designing a Laser to Defeat Drone Swarms

It starts as a speck on the horizon, just a speck, no bigger than the tip of a pencil point. Then it grows, as the convoy continues to travel along its path. It’s not one speck, but many. Small drones begin to expand into the sky, and suddenly the specks become a swarm that extends above the ...

Raytheon to Develop Networking Technology for Manned-Unmanned Aircraft Communications

Raytheon Company has announced that it is developing new technologies to allow the next generation of manned and unmanned flying vehicles to communicate seamlessly, even in hostile environments. Under two contracts totaling $9 million, Raytheon BBN Technologies will deliver new networking ...