Manufacturing & Distribution

August 04, 2016

White House workshop launches new UAS initiatives

BY Patrick C. MillerThe White House Office of Science and Technology Policy held a UAS workshop to launch several initiatives aimed at the safe integration of UAS into the national airspace. READ MORE

August 04, 2016

Senator working with NASA, FAA to advance UAS in North Dakota

BY Patrick C. MillerNorth Dakota Sen. John Hoeven is working with the FAA and NASA to secure new opportunities for the state through it's Northern Plains UAS Test Site. His comments came as General Atomics and the University of North Dakota opened new UAS facilities. READ MORE

August 04, 2016

A Tale Of Two UAS Stories

BY Patrick C. MillerHere's a behind-the-scenes look at what went into creating feature stories on Intel, Flying-Cam and SkySkopes for the upcoming third quarter issue of UAS Magazine. READ MORE

August 04, 2016

Silent Falcon UAS maker to distribute in India, Colombia

BY Luke GeiverNew Mexico-based UAS manufacturer Silent Falcon UAS Technologies is expanding to Columbia, Malaysia, India, Kansas and Colorado through distribution agreements with multiple aerospace firms. READ MORE

July 21, 2016

3DR Enterprise manager explains efforts for commercial markets

BY Luke Geiver3D Robotics Inc. became a staple brand in the drone industry through its work to serve the do-it-yourself and recreational user, but now the company believes it has created the complete drone hardware, software and support system for commercial users READ MORE

July 21, 2016

Drone experts, major firms headed to UAS epicenter

BY UAS Magazine Staff The event will unite commercial end-users with commercial manufacturers and operators, researchers, payload providers, platform designers and multiple leaders spearheading UAS expansion. READ MORE

July 07, 2016

Boeing opens new unmanned vehicle lab in Missouri

BY Patrick C. MillerBoeing opened a new research laboratory in St. Charles, Missouri, for collaborative autonomous technology development with academic institutions and research partners, including government agencies and other companies. READ MORE

July 07, 2016

Samsung's new memory card designed for high-res images, drones

BY Luke GeiverSamsung Electronics is now working to serve the drone market. The company has developed a removable memory card for use in high-resolution mobile shooting devices, specifically DSLRs and drones. The memory card has 256GB. READ MORE

June 23, 2016

Sentera captures 25 million acres of precision ag images

BY Patrick C. MillerMinneapolis-based Sentera LLC says it has captured more than 25 million acres of images from UAS since its start in 2014. The company also added new software and hardware to its product line. READ MORE

June 23, 2016

Commercial drone developer, service provider earns $16 million

BY Luke GeiverCalifornia-based unmanned aircraft system (UAS) developer and service provider Kespry is in full ramp-up mode. The commercial drone system company is expanding after receiving $16 million through a Series B financing round. READ MORE

June 23, 2016

Speaking Of UAS Milestones...

BY Patrick C. MillerThe UAS industry received a major boost this week when the FAA released its small UAS rule. Another milestone will occur next week when NASA wraps up flight testing of a detect-and-avoid system for large UAS operating above 500 feet. READ MORE

June 09, 2016

What to expect if the FAA releases a small UAS rule

BY Patrick C. MillerThe FAA says Part 107, the small UAS rule, should be out later this month. What will it mean for those in the UAS business or who are planning to get into the business? UAS Magazine asked two UAS attorneys and an operator. READ MORE

June 09, 2016

Near Earth, NASA making first, last 50 ft of UAS flight safer

BY Luke GeiverNear Earth Autonomy has been awarded $754,000 from NASA to help develop a system to safely navigate an unmanned aircraft system during the first and last 50 feet of the take-off or landing phase. READ MORE

June 09, 2016

NASA flight tests help finalize detect-and-avoid standards

BY Patrick C. MillerNASA flight tests in California that conclude this month will put government customers flying the General Atomics Predator B a step closer to operating in U.S. and international airspace. READ MORE

May 26, 2016

Insitu Flexes Its Muscles In The UAS Commercial World

BY Patrick C. MillerInsitu roared into the month of May with announcements of new software, hardware and facilities, making it clear that the company intends to be a major player in the commercial UAS world. READ MORE

May 25, 2016

SLANTRANGE makes precision agriculture even more precise

BY Patrick C. MillerFarmers in Nebraska liked what SLANTRANGE's sensors and data analytics did for agriculture so much that they decided to fund the company. Now its second generation sensors and software are even better. READ MORE

May 25, 2016

Global ag plane manufacturer acquires UAS firm

BY Luke GeiverAir Tractor Inc. is going unmanned. The Texas-based manned aircraft manufacturer that builds a wide array of aircraft suitable for agriculture applications has purchased unmanned aircraft vehicle developer. READ MORE

May 12, 2016

New facilities, new UAS capabilities unveiled by Textron Systems

BY Patrick C. MillerTextron System Unmanned Systems has opened a new Unmanned Systems Service and Support Center at Blackstone, Virginia, and given its Aerosonde small fixed-wing UAS the ability to take off and land vertically. READ MORE

May 12, 2016

Good Stories From New Orleans UAS Event

BY Luke Geiver

May 12, 2016

Two UAS companies sign on as Robotic Skies customers

BY Patrick C. MillerRobotic Skies LLC has added two new companies to its customer base—Spectral Sky Inc. and DPI UAV Systems—which will receive technical support and warranty service from a network of more than 100 service centers around the world. READ MORE

April 28, 2016

Textron Systems Unmanned Systems joins research center

BY Patrick C. MillerJoining the National Science Foundation's Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems was a natural fit for Textron Systems Unmanned Systems. The company will provide the center with its expertise while testing technologies for commercial applications. READ MORE

March 30, 2016

FAA releases UAS data on sightings, 2020 forecast

BY Patrick C. MillerAs the number of unmanned aircraft systems in use continues to rise, new information released by the Federal Aviation Administration shows that the number of encounters between manned and unmanned aircraft are increasing as well. READ MORE

March 30, 2016

Texas UAS Summit opens with FAA comments

BY Luke GeiverThe U.S. FAA and other prominent Texas UAS leaders took the stage during the opening ceremonies of the inaugural Texas UAS Summit & Expo this week in Austin, Texas. READ MORE

March 17, 2016

Fixed-wing, large UAV manufacturers each get private investment

BY Luke GeiverA French-based unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV) manufacturer and a Virginia-based advanced aerospace technology developer have each received external funding from private investment firms. READ MORE

March 03, 2016

Raven VP on UAS tech addition: we’ll make crop data actionable

BY Luke GeiverWhen South Dakota-based technology developer and manufacturer Raven Industries displays its precision agriculture offerings at a major ag event called the Commodity Classic this month, a fixed-wing UAV will be included. READ MORE

February 18, 2016

Commercial UAS manufacturer opens Texas facility

BY Luke GeiverLocating and opening an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) commercial manufacturing facility in Mineral Wells, Texas, was an obvious choice for Travis Kunkel. READ MORE

February 11, 2016

After manufacturing contract, Agribotix partners with global firm

BY Luke GeiverColorado-based unmanned aircraft vehicle firm Agribotix has formed a partnership that could help the company fly everywhere in the world through an agreement with The Nature Conservancy, a leading conservation group. READ MORE

February 04, 2016

ND trade mission cements relationship with Elbit Systems

BY Patrick C. MillerTop global UAS company Elbit Systems met in Israel with a North Dakota trade delegation to discuss a research project planned for the state. Next summer in collaboration with the Northern Plains UAS Test Site, Elbit will be flying a large UAV in N.D. READ MORE