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D-Fend Solutions, the leader in RF cyber-based, non-kinetic, non-jamming counter-drone takeover technology, welcomes Mike Laor as Chief Financial Officer. Laor joins as a key player in steering the company through expansion and heightened demand for its innovative counter-drone systems.

D-Fend Solutions Appoints Mike Laor as Chief Financial Officer

D-Fend Solutions, which provides radio frequency, cyber-based, non-kinetic, non-jamming, counter-drone takeover technology, announced the addition of Mike Laor as chief financial officer.

U.S. Military Adopting Unmanned Technology at Rapid Pace
Air, Maritime, Military

U.S. Military Adopting Unmanned Technology at Rapid Pace

A MAST-13 unmanned surface vessel approaches the U.K. Royal Navy Fleet Auxiliary landing dock ship RFA Lyme Bay while operating ...
SwissDrones Achieves Milestone FAA Authorization for Beyond Visual Line of Sight UAV Operations

SwissDrones Achieves Milestone FAA Authorization for Beyond Visual Line of Sight UAV Operations

First-in-kind, historic BVLOS approval enables multi-sensor, long-endurance flight operations for SDO 50 V2 uncrewed helicopters. Zurich, Switzerland - October 24, ...
Shield AI, Sentient Vision Team to Put ViDAR on V-BAT UAS

Shield AI, Sentient Vision Team to Put ViDAR on V-BAT UAS

Shield AI is collaborating with Australia's Sentient Vision Systems to supply Sentient's ViDAR wide-area motion imagery system on Shield's V-BAT ...
Defending Prison Airspace
Air

Defending Prison Airspace

Counter-UAS systems are combatting a vertical security gap when it comes to smuggling contraband into prisons. Prisons are designed to ...
More Agencies May Get Counter-UAS Authority, but It’s no ‘Slam Dunk’
Air, FAA

More Agencies May Get Counter-UAS Authority, but It’s no ‘Slam Dunk’

A move is afoot in Congress, at the White House, the FAA and other agencies to allow more federal agencies, ...
Counter-UAS Systems Showcase a Variety of Defenses at AUSA
Air, Military

Counter-UAS Systems Showcase a Variety of Defenses at AUSA

For every unmanned aircraft on display at the Association of the United States Army’s recent conference, there was a system ...
Black Sea Drone War: How a Country with No Warships Has Russia's Navy on the Run

Black Sea Drone War: How a Country with No Warships Has Russia’s Navy on the Run

Russia’s Black Sea Fleet has been reduced to a defensive crouch by cruise missiles and kamikaze drones. The many large ...
Drones on the Front Line for Ukraine's Counteroffensive

Drones on the Front Line for Ukraine’s Counteroffensive

Ukraine launched its long-awaited counteroffensive this summer, but Russian drones and artillery have slowed it down, forcing a change in ...
Lawmakers, Analysts Express Doubts, Concerns About Replicator Program
Air, Maritime, Military

Lawmakers, Analysts Express Doubts, Concerns About Replicator Program

Members of Congress and defense industry analysts on Oct. 19 expressed concerns about the Department of Defense’s still largely undefined ...
Market Map: Security Robots

Market Map: Security Robots

ROBOTS ON DUTY:PROTECTING EMPLOYEES, PROPERTY AND CRITICAL ASSETS Automation and economics are driving adoption of UAVs and UGVs for surveillance ...
Saildrone Fleet Surpasses 1M Nautical Miles, 32K Days at Sea

Saildrone Fleet Surpasses 1M Nautical Miles, 32K Days at Sea

Saildrone announced its fleet of USVs has surpassed a cumulative distance of 1 million nautical miles during more than 32,000 ...
TRENDS: Drones & Security

TRENDS: Drones & Security

Providing An Extra Layer of Protection ...
Berlin INTERGEO Dispatch II
Air, Events, Maritime

Berlin INTERGEO Dispatch II

To the outsider, INTERGEO 2023 looks like most high-technology trade fairs – a lot of friendly engineers and marketers demonstrating ...
As Emesent Turns Five, the CEO Looks Back – and Ahead
Air, Land, Robotics

As Emesent Turns Five, the CEO Looks Back – and Ahead

Dr Stefan Hrabar, CEO and co-founder of Emesent Emesent mobile LiDAR scanning units and visualization software can help people make ...
UAS of All Sizes Aim for Army Programs at Fall AUSA Conference
Air, Military, Product News

UAS of All Sizes Aim for Army Programs at Fall AUSA Conference

Numerous unmanned aircraft were on display at the Association of the U.S. Army’s October meeting, ranging from systems that could ...

Israel’s Civil Aviation Authority Approves U-Space Drone Operations

Israel’s Civil Aviation Authority has approved operations for two U-space drone services providers in the country, opening the door for nationwide drone flights.

Percepto Receives FAA Approval to Remotely Operate Full Drone Fleet by One Operator

Percepto announced the Federal Aviation Administration granted the company a nationwide waiver to operate a full fleet of Percepto drones remotely by one operator.

Industry, Government Officials Tout Partnership to Promote Domestic Drone Market

Senate and House lawmakers, representatives from industry and AUVSI officials gathered outside the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 14 to tout AUVSI’s Partnership for Drone Competitiveness

ALDOT Uses SimActive Software to Support Tornado Recovery

Montreal, Canada, November 14th., 2023 – SimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, announces the use of Correlator3D by…

Exyn Technologies Appoints Brandon Torres Declet as CEO

Exyn Technologies has appointed Brandon Torres Declet as CEO.

Schubeler and Bellwether Industries to Build and Test Electric Propulsion Systems for Volars

A Strategic Alliance between Bellwether Industries and Schubeler will accelerate eVTOL Innovation within Volar Project. Bellwether Industries, a pioneering force…

Airbus U.S. Space & Defense Establishes New UAS Business Line

Building on its high-flying Zephyr unmanned aircraft, Airbus U.S. Space & Defense is establishing a new, purpose-built line of business dedicated to uncrewed aircraft systems, the company announced.

Saildrone Issued First Classification for Commercial Autonomous Vehicle from ABS

Saildrone, which provides ocean data collection using autonomous vehicles, has received the first classification for an autonomous, uncrewed surface vehicle from the American Bureau of Shipping.

Trimble, Skydio Integrate GNSS Technologies for Construction, Utilities, Transportation Agencies

Skydio announced a strategic collaboration with Trimble creating an integrated workflow of accurate data capture, data visualization and data analytics addressing the needs of critical infrastructure industries in their surveying, mapping and inspections.

D-Fend Solutions, the leader in RF cyber-based, non-kinetic, non-jamming counter-drone takeover technology, welcomes Mike Laor as Chief Financial Officer. Laor joins as a key player in steering the company through expansion and heightened demand for its innovative counter-drone systems.

D-Fend Solutions Appoints Mike Laor as Chief Financial Officer

D-Fend Solutions, which provides radio frequency, cyber-based, non-kinetic, non-jamming, counter-drone takeover technology, announced the addition of Mike Laor as chief financial officer.

Kraken, L3Harris Collaborate for USSV Innovation

United Kingdom-based Kraken Technology Group announced a collaboration with L3Harris Technologies to advance the integration of control systems for its K40 Manta unmanned vehicle prototype.

Michigan Central, MDOT launch Advanced Aerial Innovation Region in Detroit

Michigan Central and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced today the launch of Detroit’s Advanced Aerial Innovation Region

A New Era for Aviation Safety and Efficiency: uAvionix Acquires Iris Automation

Bigfork, MT 24 October 2023 – uAvionix, a leader in communications, navigation, and surveillance (CNS) solutions for the safe integration…

SwissDrones Achieves Milestone FAA Authorization for Beyond Visual Line of Sight UAV Operations

First-in-kind, historic BVLOS approval enables multi-sensor, long-endurance flight operations for SDO 50 V2 uncrewed helicopters. Zurich, Switzerland – October 24,…

Shield AI, Sentient Vision Team to Put ViDAR on V-BAT UAS

Shield AI is collaborating with Australia’s Sentient Vision Systems to supply Sentient’s ViDAR wide-area motion imagery system on Shield’s V-BAT UAS.

Anduril Unveils Jet-Powered Roadrunner, Roadrunner M UAS

Anduril Industries has introduced two new jet-powered drones, the Roadrunner and Roadrunner M, the latter of which carries an explosive charge to destroy enemy drones or aircraft.

Elistair Unveils Khronos Tethered Drone for Tactical ISR Missions

Elistair, which builds long-endurance, tethered unmanned aircraft systems, announced today the unveiling of Khronos, a fully automated tethered drone system designed for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions in challenging environments.

ANRA Technologies Launches VMS Vertiport Management System for Urban Air Mobility

ANRA Technologies announced its new Vertiport Management System (VMS) at the Dubai Air Show, which it said marks a significant milestone in managing vertical takeoff and landing urban air mobility aircraft operations at vertiport facilities.

BRINC Delivers First LEMUR 2 Drones to Emergency Responders

BRINC, which builds technology for public safety, on Nov. 2 announced the first deliveries of its flagship drone model, the LEMUR 2, to customers in U.S. public safety agencies.

Saildrone Fleet Surpasses 1M Nautical Miles, 32K Days at Sea

Saildrone announced its fleet of USVs has surpassed a cumulative distance of 1 million nautical miles during more than 32,000 days at sea.

UAS of All Sizes Aim for Army Programs at Fall AUSA Conference

Numerous unmanned aircraft were on display at the Association of the U.S. Army’s October meeting, ranging from systems that could land in the palm of your hand to ones intended to carry heavy cargo or even people.

China’s Civil Aviation Administration Grants Type Certificate to EHang for UAS Passenger Vehicle

EHang Holdings Ltd., a Chinese urban air mobility provider, announced its EH216-S passenger-carrying unmanned aircraft has obtained a type certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

Hivemind and V-BAT: Shield AI’s Autonomy, ISR and Teaming Move Forward

Shield AI announced that V-BAT teams powered by Hivemind could now be purchased, to operate autonomously over electronically contested battlespaces, starting in 2024.

Skydio Unveils Ability to Fly X10 Drone from a Browser with 5G Connection

Skydio announced Skydio Remote Flight Deck, a new offering that enables remote flight for Skydio X10 drones via a browser, anywhere over a cellular network.

Anduril Announces Anvil-M Munition Variant Of Interceptor Platform

Anduril has unveiled Anvil-M, a new munitions variant of its autonomous Anvil interceptor drone that can effectively intercept and defeat threats from Group 1 and 2 unmanned aircraft systems.

AUVSI Announces Green UAS Certification for Skyfront Perimeter 8+ Drone

AUVSI today announced it has awarded Green UAS certification to the Skyfront Perimeter 8 and 8+ long-endurance, hybrid-electric unmanned aircraft systems.

Skydio Launches New X10 Drone

Skydio has announced its latest enterprise drone, the Skydio X10.

Gotonomi Offers Small-Sized GEO Satellite Connectivity

Gotonomi is a new geostationary satellite communication system for unmanned aircraft and other vehicles, small enough to hold in the palm of a hand, that launched at the Commercial UAV Expo here last week.

Draganfly’s Commander Expands Flexibility with Hybrid Fuel Variant, Promo Drone System

Canada’s Draganfly drone maker is highlighting the truck-like utility of its Commander 3 XL drone, showcased at the Commercial UAV Expo here last week with the Promo Drone, an LED digital display that could be used for advertising or emergency notifications.

SEA-KIT Funded for Hydrogen-Powered USV, Refilling Station

SEA-KIT International has won funding from the Zero Emissions Vessels and Infrastructure (ZEVI) competition to design and manufacture a hydrogen fueled unmanned surface vessel and refueling station.

Exyn Technologies Appoints Brandon Torres Declet as CEO

Exyn Technologies has appointed Brandon Torres Declet as CEO.

D-Fend Solutions, the leader in RF cyber-based, non-kinetic, non-jamming counter-drone takeover technology, welcomes Mike Laor as Chief Financial Officer. Laor joins as a key player in steering the company through expansion and heightened demand for its innovative counter-drone systems.

D-Fend Solutions Appoints Mike Laor as Chief Financial Officer

D-Fend Solutions, which provides radio frequency, cyber-based, non-kinetic, non-jamming, counter-drone takeover technology, announced the addition of Mike Laor as chief financial officer.

Reliable Robotics Reveals Integration Solution; Marc Pos to Lead Radar Systems Component

Reliable Robotics announced the addition of Marc Pos to lead radar design, filling a key part of its aircraft-agnostic Airspace Integration Solution plans.

Five Good Questions: Michael Weigand, Shift5

Michael Weigand is the cofounder and chief growth officer of Shift5, an observability platform for onboard operational technology. Prior to…

Five Good Questions: John Peterson, Executive Director of Aviation, Iridium

John Peterson is the executive director of aviation at Iridium Communications Inc., the only satellite communications company that offers truly…

Five Good Questions: Aaron Pierce, Pierce Aerospace

Aaron Pierce is a cofounder and CEO of Pierce Aerospace, which has been developing Remote ID systems since 2017, funded…

D-Fend Solutions Expands U.S. Presence with Multiple Leadership Hires

RA’ANANA, Israel and MCLEAN, Virginia—D-Fend Solutions, which provides radio frequency, cyber-based, non-kinetic, non-jamming, counter-drone takeover technology, has announced multiple additions…

Five Good Questions: Jim Williams, AURA

As AURA’s aviation regulatory affairs director, Jim Williams leads the company’s efforts to secure approval to use its network to…

Five Good Questions: Gordon Heidinger, Hexagon

Gordon Heidinger has spent 25 years in the automotive and transportation industry in a combination of roles as an electrical…

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…