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A Jump 20 Group 3 Unmanned Aerial System takes off on Oct. 13, 2022, on San Clemente Island, California, during Project Convergence 22 experimentation. During PC22, all U.S. military services, as well as multinational partners are experimenting with distributed sustainment over extended distances in a maritime environment. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Collin MacKown)

Project Convergence Demonstration Moves Military Closer to ‘Kill Web’ Approach

The U.S. military took another step toward creating a “kill web” approach instead of relying on just a “kill chain” to defeat enemy attacks.

Percepto to Deploy Automated Drones for BVLOS Monitoring of Electric Power Stations in Canada

Percepto announced that Transport Canada has approved Ontario Power Generation Inc. to operate Percepto’s drone-in-a-box solution beyond visual line of sight at McConnell Lake Control Dam, a first in Canada.

David Ronnefalk Joins Hitec Factory Team

Hitec is thrilled to announce the addition of David Ronnefalk as our Flagship Racing Driver to the Hitec Factory Team.

XTEND Awarded $20M Contract for Multi- Drone Operating System

XTEND has been awarded a $20 million contract by the Israel Ministry of Defense to develop and supply a multi-drone operating system.

Topcon Provides GNSS Correction Services for Emergency Response Teams in California

In response to recent disaster declarations throughout California, Topcon Positioning Systems is offering free access to its global navigation satellite…

Dedrone to Bring Airspace Security to Customers Across 50 Countries

Airspace security company Dedrone announced Jan. 19 it has entered a partnership with G4S covering Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

SEA-KIT: New Facility to Build Larger USV and Triple Production

SEA-KIT International’s brand-new production facility is now operational for its larger XL-Class uncrewed surface vehicle, the company just announced.

Fugro’s Geo-data Supports Development of UK’s First Flexible Power Station with Carbon Capture Technology

Fugro has been awarded a ground investigation contract for SSE Thermal and Equinor’s planned Keadby 3 Carbon Capture Power Station in North Lincolnshire.

Hitec is 50!

Hitec RCD is celebrating our golden anniversary as a world-renowned and influential electronics manufacturer. Founded in 1973, Hitec RCD began…

SwissDrones Secures Growth Funding from DiamondStream Partners

SwissDrones, a global manufacturer of long-range uncrewed helicopter systems announced it has secured additional seven-figure funding in a round led by DiamondStream Partners.

Geo Week, February 13-15, 2023

Geo Week is the intersection of geospatial + the built world. The event brings together AEC Next Expo & Conference,…

CES ‘world premiere’ ZF connectivity platform gets boost from Hexagon positioning technology

The ZF ProConnect platform securely connects vehicles with cloud and infrastructure with integration of leading-edge positioning solutions from Hexagon.

Iris Automation Receives third BVLOS Waiver for River Rescue Operations in Reno

Iris Automation recently received its third BVLOS waiver on behalf of the City of Reno Fire Department, opening up more options for future autonomous drone river rescue missions.

Walmart’s Drone Delivery Takes Flight in Texas with DroneUp

Walmart’s drone delivery service is now available for select customers in the Dallas area. The new delivery option will be fulfilled from 11 stores, the company said.

Mapping the Big Basin

The California nonprofit CyArk uses drones, LiDAR and GNSS equipment to 3D scan and model cultural heritage sites to help tell their stories. Increasingly, that mission means recording the effects of climate change.

Zipline, Government of Rwanda Announce Partnership to Serve Entire Country

Zipline today announced a new partnership with the government of Rwanda that aims to complete nearly 2 million instant deliveries and fly more than 200 million autonomous kilometers in the country by 2029. 

Topcon Expands Compact Solutions Portfolio with 2D-MC Automatic Grade Control Solution

2D-MC is an automatic grade control solution for compact track loaders.

The Army Orders Dronuts: Cleo Robotics’ Dronut Prepares to Deploy

Looking like a flying lug nut, Dronut’s X1 is being used by multiple Fortune 500 companies for commercial inspection of confined spaces from factories to mines.

Autel Robotics Announces EVO Max 4T Drone, Mesh Network at CES 2023

Autel Robotics announced a new enterprise drone, the EVO Max 4T, at CES, along with a new mesh networking system, a drone-in-a box system and a long-distance antenna.

NVIDIA Improves AI Robotics Simulation Tool Isaac Sim

NVIDIA announced major updates to Isaac Sim, its robotics simulation tool that allows users to build and test virtual robots in realistic environments and operating scenarios.

New ADAS GNSS Simulator from M3 Systems

French engineering firm M3 Systems has developed a new tool for GNSS and multi-path simulation. The test bench is particularly well suited to testing assisted and autonomous driving applications.

Operator Introduces XAG P100 Agricultural Drone to Rice Farmers

XAG Drone Supports Panama Farmers’ Shift to Cost-Saving Sustainability

XAG has introduced its P100 Agricultural Drone to farmers in the country of Panama, providing an accessible approach to more profitable and sustainable farming practices.

NASA Taps Advanced Aircraft Co. to Develop Tilt-Wing UAS

Advanced Aircraft Co. announced NASA awarded it a contract to design and build tilt-wing prototype uncrewed aerial vehicles to agency specifications.

Skydio’s “Dock Day”: Integration to Build On

Skydio’s recent “Dock Day” made a case for its fully autonomous and remotely operated drone system being the next step along what the company calls “the arc of autonomy.”

SEA-KIT International Reports First USV Export Deal

SEA-KIT International announced its first uncrewed surface vessel export sale to Connecticut-based ThayerMahan, which provides autonomous maritime systems to government, industry and academia.

EMCORE Introduces New TAC-450 IMUs Integrated with PIC Technology, Tactical-grade Gyros, and Inertial-grade Accelerometers

EMCORE Corporation, a leading provider of advanced mixed-signal products that serve the aerospace & defense, communications, and sensing markets, announced…

Search and Rescue Technology Set for Commercialization with £2.M Investment

Zelim, an Edinburgh-based start-up pioneering unmanned search and rescue systems, including the world’s first remotely operated rescue vessel, has secured £2.3m equity investment.

Northrop Grumman Unveils B-21 Raider, Intended for Manned-Unmanned Teaming

Northrop Grumman held a ceremony in Palmdale, California, to unveil the B-21 Raider, a stealth bomber intended to be augmented with UAS to expand its reach and punch.

UAvionix Awarded FAA Contract to Demo C-Band Frequency Assignment Manager for Multiple UAS

UAvionix has won a contract from the Federal Aviation Administration for multiple end-to-end demonstrations of a Frequency Assignment Manager.

Amazon Announces Smaller, Quieter, More Capable Delivery Drone

Delivery giant Amazon has announced a new delivery drone, one it says is smaller, lighter and quieter than the model currently making deliveries.

Riegl Adds VUX-160-23 to a Formidable Scanner Lineup

The recently announced VUX-160-23 is a lightweight LiDAR module that makes Riegl’s renowned, high-performance technology easier than ever to integrate…

Five Good Questions: Lori Scott, NatureServe

Lori Scott is chief information officer and vice president for technology and partnerships at NatureServe, which, for nearly 50 years,…

Bentley Systems Announces Promotion of Brock Ballard to Chief Revenue Officer and Eric Boyer Joining as Investor Relations Officer

EXTON, Pa. – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the infrastructure engineering software company, today announced that Brock Ballard, previously vice president and…

In Memoriam: Dee Ann Divis

Dee Ann Divis, the founding editor of Inside Unmanned Systems and contributing editor for Inside GNSS, died Nov. 22 at the age of 62.

Five Good Questions: Peter Liu, Deloitte Federal Consulting

Peter Liu is a managing director leading programs in UAS and C-UAS at Deloitte Federal Consulting.

Dedrone Appoints Former FBI Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Drone Expert to Advisory Board

Dedrone, the market leader in smart airspace security, announced the appointment of Rob D’Amico to its board of advisors. An…

Five Good Questions: Nikhil Vadhavkar, Raptor Maps

Nikhil Vadhavkar is co-founder and CEO of Raptor Maps, which, covering six continents and 40 countries, provides “advanced analytics, insights…

Women to Watch

CES Highlights: Trailblazing Women and Companies in Tech Sponsored by Women And Drones 2021 marked a milestone—the fifth Anniversary of…

Former NASA Administrator Joins D-Fend Solutions Advisory Board

D-Fend Solutions, a leader in radio frequency (RF), cyber-based, counter-drone takeover technology, is announcing the addition of former NASA Administrator…

Errol Farr Appointed as President of Auterion Government Solutions

MOORPARK, Calif., and ZURICH – November 4, 2021 – Auterion, the company building the connected drone operating system, today announced the…

Amazon Prime Air Co-Founder Gur Kimchi Joins Near Earth Autonomy

Gur Kimchi, Co-Founder of Amazon’s drone delivery service Amazon Prime Air, has joined the Board of Directors at Near Earth…

Amazon Web Services veteran Jeff Jones joins Auterion as Chief Revenue Officer

Auterion, the company building an open and software-defined future for enterprise drone fleets, announced the appointment of Jeff Jones as Chief Revenue…

Edgybees Announces Strategic Appointments of H.R. McMaster, Brett B. Lambert, and Aki Yamaura to Advisory Board

Edgybees, the leading visual intelligence technology company, announced today the appointment of Lieut. Gen. H. R. McMaster (US Army, ret.)…

Kuker-Ranken (KR) Announces the Appointment of Brady Reisch, KR’s Virtual Design/Construction (VDC) Specialist

Reisch’s mission is to assist AEC firms, surveyors, civil engineers & inspection teams to realize the potential of their drone…

Five Good Questions: Rob Wertheimer, Melius Research

Rob Wertheimer is a founding partner, director of research and lead analyst for the global machinery sector at Melius Research,…

XPONENTIAL Preview: Industry Perspectives – Part Two

The Futurist, Ryan E. Fitzgerald Intelligent Autonomous Systems Mission Outcome Lead, Naval Program Office, The MITRE Corporation Today, each individual UAS…