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News from sUAS News
January 18th
Iris Automation, a recent graduate of the Y­Combinator startup accelerator program, today announced that it has raised $1.5 million USD to commercialize a Sense & Avoid system that will unlock the industrial drone industry by allowing the drones to fi...
January 18th
The construction industry has proved ripe for disruption by drone technology. The reasons for this can be difficult to pick apart. An important factor is that the business of construction—both commercial and residential—is highly complex and involves many...
January 17th
SkyPan International is pleased to announce that it has reached agreement with the United States Federal Aviation Administration to settle the civil penalty action initiated by the FAA in 2015 related to its unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations in N...
January 17th
Measure, the nation’s leading Drone as a Service® operator, announced today that it has raised $15 million in Series B financing with LionTree Advisors acting as the financial advisor.  Measure and its national network of licensed pilots provide tur...
January 17th
On the latest instalment of the sUAS News podcast, we take a look at potential inroads to the new political landscape coming to Washington D.C. with guests Jeffery Anders and Rob Thompson. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/suasnews/2017/01/04/winds-of-change W...
January 17th
I had a very interesting run through of Expanse, industrial inspection software for the drone age. Sky-Futures head of product Colin Hickey spoke very slowly to me so that I could understand. Colin has over 13 years of product experience in the Oil and Ga...
January 17th
On 14 January Gary noticed that DJI had removed the Phantom 3 Advanced, Pro and 4K variants of the Phantom range from their online store. When visiting the info pages for these variants, a notification pops up showing the Mavic and displaying the followin...
January 17th
Released into the wild, what the NTSB believed happened. An in-flight breakup due to the platform being operated outside of weather limits. It was a test flight so incidents and accidents are to be expected really and of course the beauty of unmanned syst...
January 16th
If you need an indicator that peak drone has happened why not cast your eyes towards an AT&T press release. The accompanying video, as I type, has only 723 views, four days after release. That with a subscriber base of 143,000 and some change. The use...
January 16th
In what it calls an “extremely urgent complaint” to the FCC, ARRL has targeted the interference potential of a series of audio/video transmitters used on unmanned aircraft and marketed as Amateur Radio equipment. In a January 10 letter to the FCC Spectrum...
News from UAS VISION
January 18th
By Joshua S. Turner, partner and co-chair of the UAS Practice, and John T. Lin, associate in the Telecom, Media & Technology Practice, at Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, DC  No one disputes that the federal government has exclusive jurisdiction over “na...
January 18th
TCI has introduced Drone Detection technology which provides field-proven, fully automated detection and geolocation of drones and their radio controllers. It can be deployed interactively by an operator, or automatically for unattended operation (providi...
January 18th
A 14-year-old in Gujarat received a Rs 5 crore (50 Million Rupees = $730,00 )Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the production of drones designed by him, reported the Times of India. Harshwardhan Zala signed a deal with the Department of Science and Te...
January 18th
In what it calls an “extremely urgent complaint” to the FCC, ARRL has targeted the interference potential of a series of audio/video transmitters used on unmanned aircraft and marketed as Amateur Radio equipment. In a January 10 letter to the FCC Spectrum...
January 18th
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has  announced a comprehensive settlement agreement with SkyPan International, Inc., of Chicago. The agreement resolves enforcement cases that alleged the company operated unmanned ai...
January 17th
The Islamic Resistance in Lebanon announced on Tuesday it has found the Israeli drone which crashed late on Monday over the Lebanese territories. In a statement, the Islamic Resistance said it’s Mujahedeen (fighters) have found the crashed drone and moved...
January 17th
For decades, NASA has used computer models to simulate the flow of air around aircraft in order to test designs and improve the performance of next-generation vehicles. At NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley, researchers recently us...
January 17th
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is planning to use unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for the construction of the upcoming Metro rail corridors in the city. Aerial surveys for construction of the DN Nagar-Bandra-Mankhurd (Metro 2B)...
January 17th
A man has been arrested in China after uploading video footage that clearly shows it came from a DJI Mavic Pro drone that was hovering in the flight path of a passenger jet on landing approach. The 9-second-long video was posted on popular Chinese social ...
January 17th
SimActive Inc.has announced that Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia (UTM) has chosen Correlator3D for its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) research. “We assessed photogrammetry solutions to assist our study of river shore line erosion, mangrove habitats and geos...