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Highlander Partners Announces Acquisition of Counter-UAS Company Liteye Systems

Highlander Partners L.P. announced the acquisition of Liteye Systems, which develops, integrates and manufactures counter unmanned aircraft systems.

FAA Grants BVLOS Waiver for Percepto’s Drone in a Box System

AUSTIN, Texas—Percepto, which provides automated drone-in-a-box technology, announced Nov. 7 the Federal Aviation Administration granted it a nationwide waiver for…

FSF to Recognize International Teams for Safety Leadership, Innovation

The government/industry-led Aviation Safety InfoShare and a team comprising Zipline and the governments of Rwanda and Ghana will be honored…

U.S. Border Patrol Purchasing Over $1 Million in Drones from Red Cat Holdings

Red Cat Holdings Inc., a provider of highly sophisticated and complex SUAS products for militaries globally, announced Oct. 20 its…

Aerosonde UAS Supporting Fourth U.S. Navy Ship with Extended Range ISR Services

Textron Systems Corp., a Textron Inc. company, announced today it has been awarded a contract valued at up to $22…

VectorNav Technologies Provides GNSS/INS with RTK for Indy Autonomous Challenge

VectorNav Technologies, a world leader in inertial navigation solutions, announced today that it has been chosen to be the exclusive…

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Airobotics Ltd. to Acquire Iron-Drone Assets to Offer Counter-Drone Capabilities Via Its Optimus System

AIROBOTICS Ltd., a leading provider of autonomous unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and automated data analysis and visualization platforms, announced today…

Volatus Aerospace Adds Over 500,000 km of Oil & Gas Pipeline Right of Way Surveillance with Acquisition of Synergy Aviation Ltd.

Volatus Aerospace Corp. announced today that it has signed an arm’s length definitive agreement dated Oct 12, 2022, to acquire…

Topcon and James Roe expand European motorsports journey with race in Monza

Fresh off a class win in the Italian GT Endurance round at Vallelunga, race car driver James Roe Jr. and…

M3 Systems, Pipistrel, and Volocopter Complete Deconfliction Flight Tests in France

M3 Systems, air traffic management (ATM) and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operator, light and electric aircraft manufacturer, Pipistrel, and Volocopter,…

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Consortiq Expands Services

While many exhibitors at the recent Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas showed off their newest hardware, UK based Consortiq…

Trimble sets Ambitious Goals to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Science-Based Targets Across Trimble Operations and Value Chain Accelerate Company’s Efforts to Combat Climate Change Trimble announced today its commitment…

U.S. Army awards FTUAS Increment 1 OTA to AeroVironment

The U.S. Army awarded the Future Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (FTUAS) Increment 1 (INC 1) Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) on…

AeroVironment Acquires Planck Aerosystems, a Leading Provider of Advanced Unmanned Aircraft Navigation Solutions

AeroVironment, Inc., a global leader in intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems, announced today it has acquired Planck Aerosystems, Inc. (“Planck”), a…

EMCORE Reports Fiscal 2022 Third Quarter Results and Announces the Acquisition of the KVH FOG and Inertial Navigation Systems Business

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

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…

Autonomy, Collaboration Take Center Stage at Dimensions+ Conference

Trimble kicked off its first Dimensions+ conference in four years by rolling out new cloud-based automation and collaboration platforms.

Skyfire Teams with Textron Systems to Improve Public Safety

Skyfire, a public safety unmanned aircraft consulting company based in Atlanta, has teamed with Textron Systems to bring its SeeGEO…

Latvia’s 5G Defense Testbed Receives New Networks from Nokia, Ericsson

Nokia and Ericsson have added their 5G networks to Europe’s first 5G defense testbed, in Latvia, making it possible to test defense systems on a variety of communication networks, according to telecommunications company LMT.

VOTIX Software Allows AviSight to Achieve FAA Approval for BVLOS Drone Inspections

VOTIX announced Nov. 1 that its software platform has been selected by AviSight for inspections at Shell USA Inc. facilities.

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SkySafe Announces Cloud-Based Counter UAS System

SkySafe announced Nov. 1 that its cloud-based counter-drone technology is now detecting drone flights in Canada under a partnership with Ottawa’s Robotics Centre.

TOPODRONE Advances Airborne Bathymetric Surveying with AQUAMAPPER Launch at INTERGEO 2022

TOPODRONE, a Swiss based designer and manufacturer of high-precision LiDAR equipment for installation on drones, vehicles and backpacks, launches AQUAMAPPER,…

GEOCUE Adds Third Camera to LiDAR Scanner

Surveyors and engineers who needed overlapping LiDAR images looking straight down would have found a solution at the GeoCue Group…

Amprius Puts Silicon to Work

Ronnie Tao, vice-president business development for Fremont, California-based Amprius Technologies, is enthusiastic about his company nearly doubling the energy density of lithium-ion batteries.

AeroVironment Introduces Next-Generation All-Electric VAPOR 55 MX Helicopter Unmanned Aircraft System

AeroVironment, Inc., a global leader in intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems, today announced the launch of the next-generation VAPOR® Helicopter unmanned…

Applanix Tells You Where Things Are

Richmond Hill, Ontario-based Applanix, a subsidiary of Sunnyvale, California-based Trimble, talked about its Direct Georeferencing Unit at the recently concluded Commercial UAV Expo last week.

AeroVironment’s New Mantis i23 D Multi-Sensor Imaging Payload Delivers Superior Daytime Surveillance Performance

An enhanced daylight variant of its predecessor, the Mantis i23, Mantis i23 D maintains its ruggedized design.

A2Z Drone Delivery Launches RDS2 Winch and New Cargo Drone

A2Z Drone Delivery recently introduced the second generation of its Rapid Delivery System (RDS), the RDS2. The delivery winch is…

Teledyne FLIR Announces the Neutrino LC CZ 15-300 Demonstrating Rapid MWIR Integration Capability

Latest ITAR-Free Neutrino IS series module offers best-in-industry performance and improved time-to-market for commercial, industrial and defense applications. Teledyne FLIR,…

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…

XPONENTIAL Preview: Industry Perspectives – Part One

This year, AUVSI has curated some of the unmanned and autonomous industries’ top talent to serve as educational faculty for…

Up Close With… Brian Wynne

The president and CEO of AUVSI will be happy to see you now that XPONENTIAL™ is live from Atlanta. Brian…

HAPS Alliance Growth and Momentum Helps Unlock Potential of the Stratosphere

Kraus Hamdani Aerospace’s Fatema Hamdani and Capgemini’s Rory Mulvey Join Board New Paper “Driving the Potential of the Stratosphere” Spotlights…