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News from sUAS News
October 24th
by Dave Boyce / Almanac A hand-held aerial drone, probably one with four helicopter blades, will likely take up residence soon in the Menlo Park Fire Protection District to help survey the scene of a fire from above. With no comment…Read mor...
October 24th
BY TOM BELL STAFF WRITER Supporters of Amtrak’s plan to build a $12.7 million layover facility in Brunswick have enlisted a drone to counter neighbors’ opposition to the project, but residents who live nearby say the aerial video footage shot from...
October 24th
By Evan Ackerman Anybody who’s ever flown a rotary wing drone will look at the stats of CyPhy Works’ new Pocket Flyer drone and be amazed. It fits in your pocket and weights a mere 80 grams. It’ll fly continuously…Read more →
October 23rd
Nidhi Subbaraman  Helen Greiner didn’t just put the ‘robot’ in iRobot. Starting as an 11-year-old who wanted to build R2-D2, she achieved her a dream twice: after co-founding iRobot and ushering it to an IPO in 2005, Greiner left to createa second...
October 22nd
Unmanned Experts® is running the next in their sell-out Small UAS Multi-rotor Aerial Photography Courses over 1- 9 December 2014 in Cedar City, Utah, USA. This will a combination of both our SUAS Safe Flight ground school and fight operations̷...
October 22nd
Tristan Navera Staff Reporter- Dayton Business Journal Sinclair Community College has unveiled a new indoor test range for unmanned aerial systems. The community college says it is opening up its 35,000-square-foot fieldhouse, which is located in ...
October 22nd
Eric Lagatta BAKERSVILLE – Crop consultants at TMK Bakersville know farmers can try to use planes over their fields or walk through them to find problems, but they think the most efficient method is remotely controlled. Technology that was once as...
October 21st
The Canadian Press Federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt has launched a public campaign to help make sure Canadians are flying drones safely. Raitt announced new guidelines for the increasingly popular unmanned aircraft, and trumpeted the Transpor...
October 21st
DroneDeploy is launching the first drone software capable of creating orthorectified maps in real-time. Farmers, surveyors and search and rescue teams typically had to wait for 4-6 hours for maps to be created out of drone imagery, but now canR...
October 21st
This work presents the capabilities and demonstrates the robustness of the “Pico Quadrotor” – the smallest autonomous quadrotor at the time of publication of this video. We also demonstrate the pico quadrotor’s ability to f...
News from UAS VISION
October 24th
The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) today successfully completed the maiden flight of its unarmed/unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) before members of the media near Mariupol in eastern Ukraine. The roll-out of the UAV operations in eastern ...
October 24th
Northrop Grumman Corporation successfully completed precision sloped landing tests Aug. 27 with the MQ-8C Fire Scout at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, in preparation for at-sea testing. MQ-8C Fire Scout has been undergoing rigorous flight testing ...
October 24th
China will become the world’s largest manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles within the next decade, according to a report from Russia’s Military-Industrial Courier. Citing industry analysts, the report also said Chinese arms dealers will ac...
October 24th
UK broadcasters have been warned that their use of unmanned aircraft for filming purposes must adhere to data protection laws. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said that UAS “can be highly privacy intrusive” because they can c...
October 24th
A Hawker Hunter T.7 jet (WV372) performs a tight, low speed display at the Shuttleworth Air Pageant airshow in 2014. The Hawker Hunter is a subsonic British jet aircraft developed in the 1950s. The single-seat Hunter entered service as a manoeuvrable figh...
October 23rd
The 1st edition of JARUS-RPAS C2 Link RCP concept (Ed 1.0) is now available on the JARUS website. It can be found under the tab “Draft Deliverables”.  This 1st edition describes the process to define C2 RCP types. Its structure is very similar to ICAO Doc...
October 23rd
During last week’s ASEM summit in Milan, Russia made it clear that it was ready to provide drones for security monitoring in eastern Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday. “This issue was discussed in detail in Milan. We said we were...
October 23rd
A man has been arrested after a quadcopter was flown over Manchester City’s home game with Tottenham Hotspur. Greater Manchester Police said the 41-year-old man, from Nottingham, was arrested in the nearby Asda car park. It was spotted flying over t...
October 23rd
Using UAS to transport goods across London could become a reality, London Mayor Boris Johnson has indicated. Property maintenance company Aspect has been petitioning the Mayor to relax rules on unmanned airborne vehicles flying overhead, carrying objects ...
October 23rd
FedEx is researching the delivery firm’s capabilities of using drones within its service but, even if it adopts the increasingly popular form of technology, it is unlikely to become a widespread element in the international courier industry. Speakin...