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March 16, 2017

Senate hearing offers insight on FAA UAS progress, future plans

BY Luke GeiverThe U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation met this week to hear testimony from unmanned aircraft systems experts, officials and interested parties. During a two-hour long hearing the FAA gave progress reports and plans. READ MORE

March 16, 2017

Author says U.S. has a bewildering array of UAS laws, regulations

BY Patrick C. MillerSarah Nilsson, a pilot and attorney who wrote a new book on federal and state UAS laws and regulations, believes that the U.S. has a long way to go before it can effectively regulate drones for commercial and recreational uses. READ MORE

March 16, 2017

Dynetics wins DARPA contract for Gremlin swarming drones

BY Dynetics Alabama-based Dynetics Inc. has won a $21 million contract from DARPA to develop low-cost, swarming drones called Gremlins that can be launched in a volley from an aircraft and retrieved in midair. READ MORE

March 16, 2017

Construction camera provider: Top 4 reasons for drones

BY Luke GeiverTrueLook, a North Carolina-based construction camera company, has released its take on using drones on the construction site, giving four reasons to use drones in construction. READ MORE

March 16, 2017

Black Swift tests sUAS for surveying at 14,000 feet

BY Black Swift Technologies Overcoming the challenges of mapping terrain in difficult conditions at altitudes exceeding 14,000 feet using a small unmanned aircraft system is not something that scares Black Swift Technologies. READ MORE

March 16, 2017

UNICEF looking for Africa drone corridor leader

BY Luke GeiverIf you are a committed, creative professiona, and you know drones, UNICEF wants to hire you. UNICEF announced this week its plans to hire for humanitarian response efforts that will utilize drones in a testing corridor based in Malawi. READ MORE

March 02, 2017

Security company aims to halt expanding drone threats

BY Patrick C. MillerWith 600,000 new drones entering the airspace every month, Joerg Lamprecht, CEO of Dedrone, believes the need for drone security technology is growing every day. His company is helping keep businesses and people safe around the world. READ MORE

March 02, 2017

University studies drone swarms to clean up oil spills

BY Patrick C. Miller Studying how ants swarm to and from a food site is helping researchers at the University at Buffalo’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences understand how swarms of drones might one day be used to clean up an oil spill. READ MORE

March 02, 2017

Global farm equipment dealer explains move into drone offerings

BY Luke GeiverThe conversation on drones and precision agriculture farming practices is changing. UAS Magazine spoke with CNH Industrial about its partnership with DroneDeploy and how ag-clients view drones as a tool. READ MORE

March 01, 2017

Harris, ND partner to create first-ever BVLOS network for UAVs

BY Harris Corp. Harris Corp. has received a two-year grant to help develop a first-of-its-kind solution to enable beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) operations for unmanned aircraft systems. Harris is working with several entities in North Dakota. READ MORE

March 01, 2017

Groundbreaking arctic drone to test at Oregon's UAS range

BY SOAR Oregon Prior to its scheduled launch in 2018, the ArcticShark, a groundbreaking new unmanned aerial system designed to collect the world's most sophisticated atmospheric data in the Arctic, will perform test flights at Oregon's FAA-selected UAS range. READ MORE

March 01, 2017

Drone maker, LED provider partner for night ops illumination

BY Draganfly LLC Draganfly Innovations has signed an agreement with SureFire LLC to integrate and test their LED technology as a complete system with Draganfly's UAVs for use in nighttime operations. READ MORE

February 16, 2017

Insitu hopes to give U.S. Coast Guard cutters the UAS advantage

BY Patrick C. MillerInsitu is well positioned to provide the U.S. Coast Guard with the small UAS it plans to have aboard its cutters in the next few years. The company has plenty of experience testing and operating is Scan Eagle from the service's ships. READ MORE

February 16, 2017

Verizon acquires drone operations management firm Skyward

BY Verizon Building on its strategy to drive innovation and adoption for IoT services in high-growth markets, Verizon today announced that it has purchased Skyward, a private company based in Portland, Oregon. READ MORE

February 16, 2017

Xcel Energy, FAA partner for safe UAS infrastructure inspection

BY Patrick C. MillerThe FAA is partnering with Xcel Energy, a Minneapolis-based utility, on a program aimed at using drones for the safe inspection of energy infrastructure. The utility is planning at least one beyond-line-of-sight flight in 2017. READ MORE

February 16, 2017

ORNL releases guide for electric utilities looking to add drones

BY Luke GeiverRick Lusk has created a best practices guide for utilizing unmanned aircraft systems from the insight of pilots and practitioners from all over the world. Lusk, is the director of the unmanned aircraft systems center at ORNL. READ MORE

February 16, 2017

DARPA unveils shipping container-sized UAV deployment system

BY DARPA SideArm fits in the footprint of a standard 20-foot shipping container for easy transport by truck, ship, rail, C-130 transport aircraft, and CH-47 heavy-lift helicopter. The small-footprint system is designed to operate from trucks or ships. READ MORE

February 16, 2017

Counter-drone company Dedrone attracts $15 million in new funds

BY Patrick C. MillerDedrone's rapid expansion into the counter-drone market has attracted $15 million in new funding. One investor is John Chambers, executive chairman of Cisco, who said Dedrone empowers enterprise and federal customers regain control of airspace. READ MORE

February 02, 2017

General Atomics new SkyGuardian has commercial potential

BY Patrick C. MillerThe SkyGuardian, a new, upgraded version of the General Atomics Predator B, is going through an FAA type certification process that will enable it and other larger drone designs to eventually operate in the national airspace. READ MORE

February 02, 2017

Tiny ADS-B transceiver could provide high-traffic drone solution

BY Patrick C. MillerA low-power ADS-B transceiver the size of a dime could provide a solution for dealing with the large numbers of drones expected to be in the skies in the near future. uAvionix is working with the FAA to perfect the technology. READ MORE

February 02, 2017

Ukraine drone flights prove UAV crop spraying becoming reality

BY Luke GeiverFor two straight growing seasons, crop fields in a portion of Ukraine have benefited from unmanned aircraft vehicles used to spray bio-pesticide and liquid fertilizer, and now, the team wants to serve American customers. READ MORE

February 02, 2017

Ascentium Capital, Airsure partner on new drone finance packages

BY Juniper Unmanned Juniper Unmanned Inc. announced that it has partnered with Ascentium Capital LLC and Airsure Limited to offer new drone insurance and customized finance packages in the United States for operators to purchase drones, equipment or insurance. READ MORE

February 02, 2017

Outer space satellite developer engineers solar wing for UAV

BY Luke GeiverSolAero Technologies, a New Mexico-based solar technology developer responsible for supplying solar panels for outer space satellites, is now helping drone-based operations fly within the atmosphere. READ MORE

January 27, 2017

NASA, FAA test UAS to track spacecraft in the national airspace

BY Patrick C. MillerThe Near Space Corp. assisted NASA and the FAA in testing how drones could be used to track spacecraft that transit the national airspace as they re-enter the Earth's atmosphere. The tests took place at Oregon's Tillamook Test Range. READ MORE

January 19, 2017

QuestUAV's gimballed sensor improves UAS 3D mapping

BY Patrick C. MillerEngland-based QuestUAV has designed a gimballed sensor to compensate for the effects of wind and turbulence that often lead to blurred images and low image overlap. Its latest system is 15 percent more efficient in capturing images for 3D models. READ MORE

January 19, 2017

Sentera announces real-time NDVI streaming for precision ag

BY Sentera On Feb. 1, Sentera will release LiveNDVI Video using the Minneapolis company’s Double 4K sensor. This technology offers agronomists a fast way to make decisions based on real-time data. READ MORE

January 19, 2017

SkyPan, FAA settle largest-ever fine proposed for a UAS operator

BY Patrick C. MillerThe FAA this week announced that it would reduce a proposed $1.9 million fine on SkyPan International Inc. to a $200,000 civil penalty. Under the agreement, SkyPan neither admits to nor contests the allegations made by the FAA in October 2015. READ MORE

January 19, 2017

UK UAS service provider performs job over populated rail corridor

BY Luke GeiverU.K.-based Cyberhawk has completed an unmanned aircraft vehicle application that could model how UAVs can be used to inspect, survey and monitor railway infrastructure present in populated corridors. READ MORE

January 19, 2017

From calculators to drones: Texas Instruments makes sUAV battery

BY Luke GeiverA technology manufacturer well-known for its popular handheld calculators has created a new offering designed to help drone flights last longer and fly smoother. Texas Instruments has announced the release of multiple new products. READ MORE

January 19, 2017

Drones tapped for nuclear waste site clean-up

BY University of Nevada, Reno Their work is part of a National Robotics Initiative project funded by the Department of Energy to clean up the legacy sites of the Manhattan project that have been shuttered for decades. READ MORE