DroNepal is proving the value of drones to conduct surveying and mapping missions in remote regions of Nepal that can be mountainous and heavily forested. The company is doing work for clients planning hydropower projects to generate electricity.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has announce the recent award of a $81M Foreign Military Sales contract by the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center to develop a different version of the MQ-9B Predator UAV.
An unmanned traffic management testing (UTM) agreement will help Thales Group expand its work in upstate New York. Through an agreement with NASA, the global air traffic management firm Thales, will work with groups at the FAA's New York UAS site.
The Alliance for Drone Innovation (ADI), a new policy-oriented coalition of manufacturers, suppliers, and software developers of personal and professional drones, has commenced operations to represent a specific set of drone entities.
The Federal Aviation Administration is looking for a few good suppliers, for the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC), that is. In October 2017, the FAA deployed LAANC (pronounced “LANCE”) at several air traffic facilities to evaluate how well the prototype system functioned for drone operators who want [...]
Workhorse Group Inc., an American technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective solutions to the commercial electric transportation sector, has announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent, number 9,915,956, for the HorseFly Truck Launched Drone Package Delivery System. The HorseFly UAV [...]
Aspen Avionics Inc. and Sensurion Aerospace have formed a partnership to codevelop certified avionics for the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and unmanned air-taxi markets. Aspen—based in Albuquerque, New Mexico—and Sensurion—based in Bloomington, Minnesota—will focus on Federal Aviation Administration-certified autopilots, communications, navigation and surveillance systems for small, medium and [...]
Commercial drone data company Skycatch, and DJI, a manufacturer of civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, have extended their partnership to manufacture and deliver a fleet of high-precision drones for Komatsu Smart Construction. Each drone is manufactured by DJI and outfitted with specialized Skycatch technology, and is the [...]
Raytheon is sprinting into the drone swarming market. The technology developer that specializes in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions, is developing a new technology suite capable of directing and controlling swarms of small autonomous air and ground vehicles. Working under DARPA’s Offensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics program, Raytheon is [...]
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expanding tests of an automated system that will provide near real-time processing of airspace authorization requests for unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operators nationwide. Dan Elwell, the agency’s acting administrator, announced the new development during the third Annual UAS Symposium last week in Baltimore. [...]