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News from sUAS News
February 23rd
No denying this one has got the conjecture fest going on the boards and in the forums. We are starting to see a new pattern of drone sightings being tried in the court of social media. The result is whipping up concerns in the press and even the advocacy ...
February 22nd
Tangent Link, renowned and recognised across the globe for its work with the airborne firefighting community, brings the Aerial Firefighting North America Conference and Exhibition back to Sacramento, California this coming March. Taking place at the McCl...
February 3rd
Vahana, the all-electric, self-piloted, vertical takeoff and landing aircraft built by Airbus’ innovation outpost in Silicon Valley, A^3, successfully completed its first full-scale flight test, reaching a height of 5 meters (16 feet) before descend...
February 2nd
In an effort to address safety concerns arising from the widespread use of small unmanned aircraft, the Aviators Code Initiative (formerly the Aviators Model Code of Conduct Initiative) and the University Aviation Association released guidance aimed at ad...
February 1st
Soaring Sky, a premiere drone service and training company, is working with insurance companies nationwide to improve disaster management and structural inspections.  The use of the latest drone technology is safer, more efficient, and more cost-effective...
February 1st
Today, Charles Werner, Chair National Council on UAS/Virginia Aviation Advisor and Eddie Reyes, Police Foundation along with FAA’s Carol Might and Gary Miller announced a plan that will allow public safety to fly unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the res...
January 31st
Swift Aero Aerial Systems (Swift Aero), an aerial service provider specializing in cinematography, broadcasting, mapping, photography and surveying services, has received permission by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly Unmanned Aircraft Sys...
January 31st
Sabrewing Aircraft Company announced that it has raised 140% of its initial angel funding goal, according to Ed De Reyes, CEO of Sabrewing Aircraft Company. “We will close this round shortly, and cap this round at just under $1 million,” said De Reyes. De...
January 30th
I spent much of the day yesterday reading about the implications of what Strava has done by releasing their heatmap of location data into the wild. If you’re unfamiliar with the controversy, Strava, a company that aggregates the location data of folks usi...
January 29th
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that his Advisory Group on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) has issued its final report, which includes a model policy for use by law enforcement. “With advancements in technology and a decrease in the cost...
News from UAS VISION
February 22nd
US Navy (USN) officials are discussing acquiring General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) the US Air Force (USAF) plans to retire, according to a USAF spokesperson. USAF spokesperson First Lieutenant ...
February 22nd
With a fleet of 312 unmanned aircraft, the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Office of Aviation Services flew nearly 5,000 missions in 2017 to support everything from fighting wildfires to monitoring dams and spillways and mapping wildlife. The accomplis...
February 22nd
Four Norwegian companies – including offshore vessel owner Olympic Subsea – are collaborating to investigate the use of unmanned aerial vehicles or drones to transport cargo between offshore vessels and offshore installations. In addition to Olympic Subse...
February 22nd
The UAE Capital is all set to host one of the world’s largest military and armed forces event, gathering 34 nations and 122 entities under one roof. The Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference (Umex) and Simulation Exhibition and Conference (SimT...
February 22nd
Lockheed Martin software has been simultaneously flying, on average, at least six unmanned aircraft during every hour of the last 25 years, completing missions as diverse as reconnaissance, inspection, mapping and targeting. Lockheed Martin has just launc...
February 22nd
 An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the Fighting Redcocks of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 22, and an EA-18G Growler, assigned to the Cougars of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 139 takes off from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN...
February 21st
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a National Security Solutions provider, announced that its Unmanned Systems Division (USD) recently received a single award IDIQ contract with a maximum potential value of $81,000,000 from a U.S. Government A...
February 21st
Skyrobotic, a company in the production of drones under 25 kilograms entirely Made in Italy, part of the Italeaf Group, announced that the company has obtained “project certification pursuant to art. 10.6 of the SAPR regulation” from the Italian National ...
February 21st
A federal grand jury in Minnesota indicted three people on charges that they conspired to export drone parts and technology from the U.S. to the Iranian-backed Hezbollah militia in Lebanon. The U.S. Attorney’s office for Minnesota said two of the su...
February 21st
Vodafone has announced the commencement of trials of the world’s first air traffic control drone tracking and safety technology. Vodafone’s pioneering approach uses innovative 4G Internet of Things (IoT) technology to protect aircraft from catastrophic ac...