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News from sUAS News
December 4th
The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) recently recognized Sentera as the 2016 Tekne Startup Award recipient. The MHTA Tekne Awards honor companies and individuals who play a significant role in developing new technologies that positively impact the l...
December 1st
Last week a delegation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle experts from the United Kingdom met with industry leaders in California to highlight the United Kingdom’s regulatory leadership. The United Kingdom has sophisticated regulations governing the use of Unmann...
November 28th
The FAA has imposed a 4-nautical mile Temporary Flight Restriction, (“TFR”), in airspace up to 3500 feet above sea level, over the Standing Rock Protest in North Dakota. The land in that area sits approximately 1600 feet above sea level, meaning about 190...
November 25th
Skysense won the 1st prize at Innovators Pitch IoT category. The Innovators’ Pitch is among the Top 5 competition for early stage startups in Europe, offering young entrepreneurs the chance to present their innovative products and prototypes to a high-lev...
November 22nd
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo  announced a $30 million investment to develop a 50-mile flight traffic management system between Syracuse and Griffiss International Airport in Rome to advance the burgeoning Unmanned Aircraft Systems industry in Central New York...
November 2nd
A^3 by Airbus Group recently awarded a Flight Test and Range Services contract for “Project Vahana” to Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI), and their partner, SOAR Oregon (SOAR). Project Vahana is an autonomous flying vehicle platform for individual ...
November 1st
C-Astral Aerospace and Alta Devices today announced that Alta’s world record-breaking solar technology will be used to significantly extend the endurance for the most sophisticated of C-Astral’s next generation unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Details of ...
November 1st
Bill Carey New arrivals to the world of commercial drones may trace its start to the August 2016 effective date of the FAA’s Part 107 regulation for commercial small unmanned aircraft systems or perhaps to the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, whi...
November 1st
Verizon put new drone technology into action in October with three different use cases of the unmanned aerial systems or UAS to enhance network performance and reliability. Here is a closer look at the network activities and a comparison of the types of d...
October 31st
The 2016 UAS Integration and Issues Conference will provide you answers to burning UAS questions such as: Part 107 is in full implementation. How’s it going? 67% of Part 107 waivers, and 91% of airspace applications, have been denied. Why? The Micro UAS r...
October 27th
VStar Systems Inc., a privately held aerospace and defense systems company, announced the launch of a modular Signal Intelligence Sensor Suite for use on small to large aircraft, including UAV’s. The product family, jointly named MA-X Modular Airbor...
October 23rd
Another quarter of the year has flown by (yes, I just did that) and there is no shortage of new drones milling about the skies of this blue marble. Q3 Update – October 2016 – https://joom.ag/OEsQ Gary, Editor of sUAS News, recently mentioned that in his n...
October 21st
Silent FalconTM conducted a series of successful Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) demonstration flights as part of NASA’s Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) system. NASA’s UTM program is developing a civilian traffic control system for a...
October 20th
Hangar, a software company specializing in autonomous data capture using drone technology, announced a $6.5 million Seed financing led by Lux Capital. Hangar will provide high-quality aerial data across multiple industries more consistently and affordably...
October 18th
Silent Falcon UAS Technologies has been granted an Airworthiness Statement by the Airworthiness & Flight Safety Review Board, part of the Ames Research Center division of NASA. This Statement allows the Silent Falcon UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System) to ...
News from UAS VISION
December 5th
Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon agrees £100M contract to develop cutting-edge Protector Remotely Piloted Air System especially for RAF. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will develop their current drone technology into new cutting-edge unmann...
December 5th
One of the main hurdles to drones’ ability to zip around the country delivering packages is a requirement that they stay within their operator’s line of sight during daylight hours. Qualcomm Inc. is working on a solution that’s been right before our eyes:...
December 5th
Engineers at BAE Systems have already launched a series of test flights in which the high-tech prototype flies by itself using computers while being monitored by operators sitting 15,000ft below it. BAE, which hopes it can open the door to unmanned flight...
December 5th
Two Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division teams, Urban Reconnaissance and Situational Awareness (URSA) at Point Mugu, Calif., and Swarm View at China Lake, Calif., have wrapped up their projects for the Naval Air Systems Command’s second annual Innova...
December 5th
Novadem will supply France’s National Gendarmerie with the NX70 UAS under a contract announced on 30 November. The company will deliver 19 UAS which will be used by the force for reconnaissance missions. The NX70 is Novadem’s newest generation UAS. Weighi...
December 3rd
Apple Inc. plans to use drones and new indoor navigation features to improve its Maps service and catch longtime leader Google, according to people familiar with the matter. The Cupertino, California-based company is assembling a team of robotics and data...
December 3rd
The electronics were incorporated in the drone during the 3-D printing process which employs Stratasys ULTEMTM 9085 – a high strength, lightweight FDM material certified for use in commercial aircraft. The drone is jointly developed by NTU’s S...
December 3rd
Boeing is planning to  make fighting forest fires a lot safer for firefighters by using the latest technologies. Developed by their Insitu division, their system use large UAVs controlled via their INEXA Control system aided by Microsoft’s HoloLens. The s...
December 3rd
MIT researchers recently debuted a modern way for consumers to save energy. Now they’ve found a new test subject: the U.S. military. With support from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), engineering professor Steven Leeb and his graduate student Joh...
December 3rd
Transport Canada is expected to issue new regulations for visual line-of-sight operations of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the late spring of 2017. The regulations would replace the current system of Special Flight Operations Certificates (SFOCs) for...