Manufacturing & Distribution

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

February 04, 2016

FlyMotion announces UAS mobile command and control center

BY Patrick C. MillerFlyMotion Unmanned Systems has unveiled TRIDENT, an unmanned aerial system mobile command and control vehicle for public safety, media broadcast, emergency management and inspection operations. READ MORE

February 04, 2016

Aerialtronics develops UAS with sense and avoid technology

BY Ann BaileyAerialtronics has developed sense and avoid technology for its Altura Zenith. The sense and avoid technology developed by the Dutch company will help the UAS to stay away from objects during inspections that include telecommunication towers, buildin READ MORE

February 04, 2016

Switzerland's Flyability UAS can manuever in tight places

BY Ann BaileySwiss UAS developer Flyability, has developed an unmanned aircraft that can conduct search and rescue in glacier crevasses and other places dangerous for humans due to its unique outer protection infrastructure. READ MORE

January 28, 2016

Woolpert adds Kespry Drone System for commercial mapping

BY Ann BaileyWoolpert has selected Kespry Inc. to supply commercial UAS systems to support its site surveying and mapping needs. Based in California, Kespry has developed a out-the-box system for commercial engineers and surveyors. READ MORE

January 28, 2016

UAS startup Apellix focusing on dangerous painting jobs

BY Ann BaileyApellix founder Robert Dahlstrom believes he has developed a UAS system that can save lives, especially those related to the painting of transmission towers or in the holds of ships. READ MORE

January 21, 2016

Consumer drone sales expected to skyrocket in coming decade

BY Patrick C. MillerBy 2025, sales of drones to the consumer market are expected to exceed 90 million units and generate $4.6 billion in revenue, according to ABI Research, a technology market intelligence firm in Oyster Bay, New York. READ MORE

January 21, 2016

In Depth: UAS Life After the 333

BY UAS Magazine Staff Two UAS companies with different offerings explain the impact of receiving a 333 exemption and how business life has changed. READ MORE

January 21, 2016

Farmers at Precision Agriculture summit learn about UAS

BY Ann BaileyThough regulatory work and improvements remain before farmers can incorporate UAS into their operations, they're eager to learn about them, judging by attendance at UAS sessions at Jamestown, N.D. precision agriculture summit. READ MORE

January 14, 2016

MD UAS maker uses custom approach for military, civilian success

BY Luke GeiverUAV Solutions is using its commitment to in-house design, manufacturing and testing to find economic success in the military and civilian commercial markets. READ MORE

January 14, 2016

NOAA uses UAS to gather information for hurricane forecasting

BY Ann BaileyThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is researching the use of a UAS to gather information for hurricane forecasters. A team from NOAA and Raytheon demonstrated advancements of the Coyote UAS in January. READ MORE

January 14, 2016

Unmanned Aerial Systems Research Center launched in Tennessee

BY Ann BaileyOak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee has established an Unmanned Aerial Systems Research Center that intends to explore UAS uses that have not been conceived of or made possible to date. READ MORE

January 07, 2016

Intel’s Role In The Drone Revolution

BY Luke Geiver

December 31, 2015

Drone manufacturer XCraft thriving after Shark Tank appearance

BY Patrick C. MillerXCraft is proving that if you build a better drone, the world will beat a path to your door.Based in Sandpoint, Idaho, XCraft's fall appearance on the ABC TV show, "Shark Tank" has the company more busy than ever before. READ MORE