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News from sUAS News
February 22nd
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has approved the Unmanned Safety Institute’s (USI) online “Small UAS Ground School” for participation in the NBAA Professional Development Program (PDP), effective January 12, 2017.  The course meets PDP O...
February 21st
The University of North Dakota (UND) has newly created the UND Institute for Unmanned and Autonomous Systems and is seeking a founding Executive Director for the Institute who will be an energetic leader and passionate proponent for Unmanned and Autonomou...
February 21st
FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) announced a new line of membership options created for drone pilots, a key part of an ongoing effort to unite manned and unmanned pilots for the common purpose of safe integration of all us...
February 21st
Amazon wants to fly a giant blimp and let deliveries swarm from it. UPS is perhaps a little more practical. Make the drone a force multiplier by doing two deliveries done at once from the same van. Get it most of the way to its destination, set it free an...
February 21st
When I worked directly with the FAA as a customer, one thing I learned the hard way is that seemingly common sounding words or phrases have very specific (and sometimes loaded) meaning when spoken within the context of the FAA or aviation.  I have a feeli...
February 21st
DJI, the prominent pioneer in state of the art unmanned aerial photography equipment, has its sagacious eyes set on the North American Market, aiming to rattle the entire drone business in 2017. San Francisco residents are going to embrace an extraordinar...
February 21st
On Tuesday, February 14th, I gave a presentation on drone applications to a room full of First Responders as guests of the Consumnes River Fire Department. Most of the material presented was focused on SAR and firefighting, but we covered some other safet...
February 20th
Glad that your teams are pumping out those drone delivery patents left right and centre. It will certainly be easier to stomp on any great ideas should anybody come out with anything close to what the dream factory bangs out. I was also very pleased to se...
February 20th
Karma Vista Winery is utilising Great Lakes Drone Company to provide aerial data management and consultation for the 2017 growing season. Joe Herman, owner of Karma Vista Winery is excited about how this technology can redefine how they manage their field...
February 20th
Vigilant Aerospace has completed beyond line-of-sight flight testing of its new FlightHorizon collision avoidance system for drones at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in the Mojave desert. FlightHorizon is flight safety software that provides drone ...
News from UAS VISION
February 21st
UPS announced that it has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of a UPS package car, autonomously delivers a package to a home and then returns to the vehicle while the delivery driver continues along the route to make a separate deliver...
February 21st
Along with a new air superiority fighter, the United States Navy must develop a new long-range unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) to counter rapidly emerging anti-access/area-denial threats, particularly in the Western Pacific. The Navy would also have to...
February 21st
Nevada’s unmanned cloud-seeding research team has realized another fundamental capability in their effort toward enhancing snowfall in mountainous regions of the West. Flown at Hawthorne Industrial Airport under Nevada UAS Test Sites Certificate of ...
February 21st
UAVenture has partnered with Flyingwings to develop the Falcon Vertigo, the first in a range of ready-to-fly hybrid vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drones. When ordered together with the AirRails flight control system the Vertigo will be pre-tuned an...
February 21st
The Israeli Air Force (IAF) is currently in the process of significantly expanding its fleet of Elbit Systems Hermes 900, according to Major Gilad (full name withheld), deputy commander and chief instructor of the UAV training school. “This process ...
February 20th
Zala Aero Group, part of the Kalashnikov Group, has unveiled its newest reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle, which has been put into serial production, spokeswoman for the Group Sofya Ivanova told TASS on Monday.The new reconnaissance drone was unveile...
February 20th
uAvionix Corporation has announced FAA TSO C-199 approval of its FYXNAV GPS position source. Weighing only 27 grams, the $500 combination GPS receiver and antenna provides high integrity GPS inputs to drone autopilot navigation systems and ADS-B equipment...
February 20th
Xcel Energy and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are launching a new program to research the safe operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to inspect 20,000 miles of electrical transmission lines in 10 states. The Minneapolis-based utility sa...
February 20th
The Slovakian Army’s 5th Special Forces Regiment (5. Pluk Specialneho Urcenia: 5.PSU) has taken into service Elbit Systems’ Skylark I-LEX unmanned aircraft system (UAS). The Zilina-based unit received two Skylark I-LE systems in late 2008, and...
February 20th
Serbia’s EDePro is developing a lightweight rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the X-01 Strsljen (Hornet). Speaking to Jane’s at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi, the company’s lead engineer, Dr Predrag Matejic, said that development of th...