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News from sUAS News
April 16th
James (Jim) H. Williams has requested a full hour block of time to present and answer questions from the small business end-user community. He suggested extending his briefing time (briefing & question and answer period) from 30 min to 1&#...
April 16th
FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR), the world leader in thermal imaging systems, is pleased to announce that ING Robotic Aviation, leader in its field, has selected its products to develop robotic aircraft for aerial industrial infrared inspections a...
April 16th
Worldwide Aeros (Aeros), a manufacturer of lighter-than-air (LTA) aircraft, announced today their partnership with Tetracam Inc. as a system integrator of the multi-spectral camera systems for precision agriculture applications. Aeros and Tetr...
April 15th
Sagetech Corporation, disruptive innovator in miniature avionics, today announced a new turnkey solution to track drones using NextGen ADS-B location broadcasts and iPads.  The ADS-B Tracker Kit includes Sagetech’s new XPG-TR micro trans...
April 15th
The Fire Department of Sherbrooke, Quebec has called upon the services of local unmanned aircraft sales and services company, ING Robotic Aviation, to help assess the level of the river and precisely determine the areas affected by the raise o...
April 15th
By Emily Lane, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune  A Louisiana Senate judiciary committee approved on Tuesday (April 15) a bill that would set up laws regulating unmanned aircrafts, known with increasing awareness in recent years as drones. Th...
April 15th
By Holly ZachariahThe Columbus Dispatch Kele Stanley has been charged with a felony because officials say he refused to land the camera-equipped drone that he had been guiding over a traffic crash scene, but he says he is no idiot. A…Rea...
April 15th
By Allison Wichie SPRINGFIELD — A Springfield man said he didn’t ignore commands, but rather was never told his remote-controlled drone camera was hindering CareFlight from responding to a crash scene until just before his arrest. Kele Stanley...
April 15th
by Jim Redden A small local drone building company is about to get some national exposure. A new television show on the National Geographic Channel will pit a drone built by Clackamas’ Aerial Technology International against a remote control, ...
April 15th
Dear Mr. Thomas: Per our conversations, I can appreciate the ASTM business model, however, you should also consider the small business model. I don’t know if you aware of my history with ASTM F-38 but I was at the first meeting in…Read m...
News from UAS VISION
April 16th
Google Inc. on Monday acquired a maker of solar-powered UAS —a startup that Facebook Inc. had also considered acquiring—as the technology giants battle to extend their influence and find new users in the far corners of the earth. Google didn’t discl...
April 16th
Advanced Tactics Inc. announced that it has successfully completed the first flight test of the Black Knight Transformer, a modular and roadable vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. The AT Black Knight Transformer completed driving tests in Decem...
April 16th
US Air Force leaders outlined what the next 25 years for remotely piloted aircraft will look like in the RPA Vector. “The RPA Vector is the Air Force’s vision for the next 25 years for remotely-piloted aircraft,” said Col. Kenneth Callahan, the RPA capabi...
April 16th
For anyone who has never shot a machine gun outside of Call of Duty, it looks like it would be easy to shoot down small UAS. The vital components of the plane like the engine, battery, receiver, fuel tank, etc. are very small. The main body of the plane i...
April 16th
The US Air Force has managed its remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) pilots using some strategic human-capital approaches, such as planning for the different levels of experience that it needs in these pilots. However, it continues to face challenges. High-pe...
April 15th
In announcing what it calls “No Fly Zones” safety modifications, China-based DJI Innovations will modify software that provides satellite GPS guidance for its highly popular ‘Phantom’ series. They will be blocked from operating nea...
April 15th
Gofor was created as a concept to explore what an on-demand drone service would look like for normal people. While the service is obviously not real, the finished product is packaged together so well that it almost seems possible. Imagine a world where yo...
April 15th
On March 20, 2014, Dassault Aviation organized a formation flight of the nEUROn unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) with a Rafale fighter and a Falcon 7X business jet. This was the first time in the world that a combat UAS flew in formation with other airc...
April 15th
Turkish national engine specialist Tusas Turkish Engine Industries (TEI), which agreed to produce prototype engines for the country’s first indigenous UAS, has entered a partnership with GE Aviation and now anticipates export sales. TEI has created a task...
April 15th
The Greek government in a pilot project is expected to use UAS in order to be able to oversee the country’s sea border in the Aegean sea — which is considered one of the main avenues for immigration into Europe. Greece’ s Ministry of Marine and Aegean Sea...