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News from sUAS News
January 25th
François Shalom, Montreal Gazette The vast and relatively quiet airspace above Canada has become fertile ground for the burgeoning drone industry. Drones can be a barrier-breaking tool for businesses, and have become hugely popular among consumers...
January 24th
Mach-Up, a free, web-based design tool was recently released to assist developers and engineers in the conceptual design phases of airframe design. Check it out here: www.mach-up.com It’s interface was designed to allow developers the abilit...
January 24th
The next generation of the tethered HV44 “HornetCAM” UAV has been unveiled. As a tethered UAV the HV44 is capable of flight/hover times exceeding 72 hours of continuous operation. From a safety standpoint, scenarios of a “run-away UAV” are not pos...
January 23rd
COLUMBIA, SC — A man has been sentenced to 15 years behind bars for trying to use a drone to smuggle contraband into a maximum security South Carolina prison, officials said Tuesday. Department of Corrections spokeswoman Stephanie Givens told The ...
January 22nd
By JACK NICAS The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration reached a settlement with the videographer to whom it issued its first fine for reckless drone use, ending a court case that challenged the government’s authority to regulate unmanned aircraft...
January 22nd
Aurora Flight Sciences announced today that it has filed for an official world endurance record following an 80 hour flight by its Orion unmanned aircraft system (UAS). The previous official record of 30.5 hours was set in 2001 by the…Read m...
January 22nd
By Andrew Rosenblum Drones carrying cameras or infrared sensors have already found favor with farmers, police forces, and extreme sports enthusiasts. Now engineers are testing versions of the tiny craft that can do more than just observe. Prototyp...
January 22nd
The House Science, Space and Technology Committee got up close and personal on Wednesday with the drones the federal government is tasked with regulating. To demonstrate the innocuous nature of small personal drones, 3D Robotics’ Colin Guinn...
January 21st
The FalconScan Camera System has been under development for several years and has currently completed over 100 aerial imagery missions.  Applications include: Agriculture and Forestry Environmental Monitoring for Spills or Leaks Water Quality Tele...
January 21st
By Laura McVicker A drone carrying methamphetamine crashed in Mexico near the San Ysidro Port of Entry on Tuesday night. The unmanned aircraft hauling more than 6 pounds of crystal meth in six packages fell from the sky into the parking…Read...
News from UAS VISION
January 26th
The Swiss Federation of Civil Drones (SFCD), which has 70 corporate members, has joined UVS International. Consequently, Dominik Jenzer, the SFCD President, now has a seat on the non-executive committee of the UVS International Board of Directors, and rep...
January 26th
Air traffic services company, NATS has signed a safety partnership agreement with ARPAS UK, a trade association that represents the operators and stakeholders within the community of small Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS). The agreement will see N...
January 26th
The Garda is considering the use of robotic drones that could be deployed on covert surveillance flights or to overtly aid other police work. The Irish Times understands the purchase of a number of drones is “under consideration” at Garda headquarters. Th...
January 26th
Tuscon, Arizona-based Brock Technologies has been testing a new line of small, tube-launched unmanned air system (UAS) that can provide 360 degree situational awareness with a distributed camera system. Recent tests in January 2015 have demonstrated its a...
January 26th
UAV Propulsion Tech has signed a representative agreement with MicroPilot (Stony Mountain, Canada) to market their family of autopilots into the US Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) market. UAV Propulsion Tech currently represents Australian and German propul...
January 23rd
It began life as a hydrogen-fuelled, high-altitude unmanned aircraft but evolved into a diesel-powered platform designed to fly at medium altitude for five days and promising dramatically reduced operating costs compared with today’s Predator-class UAVs. ...
January 23rd
The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee conducted a hearing on Wednesday on the current state of research and development in the drone industry. The goal was to discuss with industry advocates how best to safely integrate this new class of flyi...
January 23rd
The US and India are discussing possible opportunities for collaborative production programs, Reuters reported. Two of the programmes under discussion are the local assembly of RQ-11B mini UAVs and integration and manufacturing of mission packages designe...
January 23rd
A witness called Tijuana Municipal Police at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday after watching something fall from the sky and land in the Pueblo Amigo complex parking lot, just southeast of the San Ysidro Border Crossing, authorities said. When police officers arrived th...
January 23rd
Exelis  recently received a follow-on contract valued at more than $27 million from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. to continue producing and supplying the BRU-71/A ejector rack for the Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) sys...