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China HUV 001 UUVA pair of HSU 001 autonomous undersea vehicles, seen at a 2019 military parade in Beijing. Courtesy CCTV 4. Twin propellers signal long-range cruise capability. The flat nose indicates sonar sensors. The two masts appear retractable, probably containing devices for above-surface reconnaissance and communication. The small bumps could contain homing systems.

Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Form Part of China’s Marine Survey and Defense Strategies

A wide range of underwater unmanned vehicles (UUVs) is developing in China and could be used in future conflicts, particularly…

Advanced Navigation Opens High-Tech Robotics Manufacturing Facility

Advanced Navigation Opens High-Tech Robotics Manufacturing Facility

The Hon Ed Husic MP - Minister for Industry and Science (middle) officially unveils the facility with Advanced Navigation CEOs ...
Army Awards FTUAS Option 2
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Army Awards FTUAS Option 2

The U.S. Army has concluded the first agreement option period and awarded the second agreement option for the FTUAS Rapid ...
AUVSI Announces Green UAS Certification for Skyfront Perimeter 8+ Drone

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 ...
Army Selects Four Companies for Robotic Combat Vehicle Prototypes

Army Selects Four Companies for Robotic Combat Vehicle Prototypes

The U.S. Army has awarded agreements to four companies to design and build Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) platform prototypes in ...
Skydio Launches New X10 Drone

Skydio Launches New X10 Drone

Skydio has announced its latest enterprise drone, the Skydio X10 ...
Red Cat Signs Contract with U.S. Customs and Border Protection for 106 Teal 2 Drone Systems

Red Cat Signs Contract with U.S. Customs and Border Protection for 106 Teal 2 Drone Systems

Red Cat Holdings Inc. announced that subsidiary Teal Drones has signed $1.8 million in contracts with U.S. Customs and Border ...
FAA Authorizes Zipline for BVLOS Flights
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FAA Authorizes Zipline for BVLOS Flights

The FAA has authorized Zipline International Inc. to deliver commercial packages around Salt Lake City, Utah, and Bentonville, Arkansas, using ...
Estonia U-space Sandbox Successfully Concludes First Test Flights Enabled by ANRA Technologies

Estonia U-space Sandbox Successfully Concludes First Test Flights Enabled by ANRA Technologies

On Sept. 12 and 13, different scenarios were tested at the Estonian Aviation Academy to validate the uncrewed aircraft systems ...
AUVSI Launches Partnership for Drone Competitiveness

AUVSI Launches Partnership for Drone Competitiveness

AUVSI announced the launch of the Partnership for Drone Competitiveness, a coalition it said is built to support a stronger ...
Flytrex Launches New Autonomous Order Pickup Capability

Flytrex Launches New Autonomous Order Pickup Capability

Flytrex today unveiled Autonomous Pickup, a capability allowing for a fully autonomous delivery process from order placement, to pick-up, through ...
FAA Delays Remote ID Rule Deadline by Six Months
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FAA Delays Remote ID Rule Deadline by Six Months

As it had recently forecast, the FAA has delayed the deadline for drone operators to include Remote ID systems on ...
Gotonomi Offers Small-Sized GEO Satellite Connectivity
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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 ...
Draganfly’s Commander Expands Flexibility with Hybrid Fuel Variant, Promo Drone System
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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 ...
SEA-KIT Funded for Hydrogen-Powered USV, Refilling Station

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 ...
Pending BVLOS Waiver Could be Basis for First Summary Grant, FAA Official Says
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Pending BVLOS Waiver Could be Basis for First Summary Grant, FAA Official Says

The pending beyond visual line of sight waiver for drone delivery company Zipline is expected to be the first example ...

Advanced Navigation Opens High-Tech Robotics Manufacturing Facility

Advanced Navigation, the world’s most determined innovator in artificial intelligence (AI) for robotic and navigation technologies, has unveiled a new…

Red Cat Signs Contract with U.S. Customs and Border Protection for 106 Teal 2 Drone Systems

Red Cat Holdings Inc. announced that subsidiary Teal Drones has signed $1.8 million in contracts with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to provide Teal 2 systems to U.S. Border Patrol.

Estonia U-space Sandbox Successfully Concludes First Test Flights Enabled by ANRA Technologies

On Sept. 12 and 13, different scenarios were tested at the Estonian Aviation Academy to validate the uncrewed aircraft systems test facility built by ANRA Technologies as commissioned by the Estonian Transport Administration.

AUVSI Launches Partnership for Drone Competitiveness

AUVSI announced the launch of the Partnership for Drone Competitiveness, a coalition it said is built to support a stronger U.S. drone industry

Flytrex Launches New Autonomous Order Pickup Capability

Flytrex today unveiled Autonomous Pickup, a capability allowing for a fully autonomous delivery process from order placement, to pick-up, through delivery to customers’ yards.

FAA approves uAvionix (BVLOS) exemption with Vantis network.

FAA Grants Approval Allowing BVLOS Drone Flights in North Dakota

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an approval to uAvionix, an avionics company specializing in drones, that enables them to…

Anduril Acquires UAS Developer Blue Force Technologies

Defense technology company Anduril Industries today announced its acquisition of Blue Force Technologies, a developer of autonomous aircraft with an integrated aerostructures division that serves a wide range of defense and commercial customers.

Autonomy for First-Mile, Middle-Mile and Last-Mile Delivery

Companies are seeking to lower delivery costs and emissions at every stage of package delivery, using everything from autonomous trucks…

Drone-Based Delivery Readies for Launch in Europe and Beyond

Companies on both sides of the Atlantic are gearing up for full-scale exploitation of drone technologies for goods delivery. If…

AeroVironment to Acquire Control Systems Company Tomahawk Robotics

AeroVironment has announced its anticipated acquisition of Tomahawk Robotics, a leader in AI-enabled robotic control systems.

U-blox, ORBCOMM Partner on Terrestrial, Satellite IoT Communications

U-blox, which provides positioning and wireless communication technology and services, and internet of things (IoT) pioneer ORBCOMM have announced a partnership to develop solutions for the convergence of terrestrial and satellite IoT communications markets.

Skydio Pulls Out of Consumer Market to Focus on Business, Public Sector Users

Autonomous drone maker Skydio announced Aug. 10 it’s leaving the consumer market to focus full time on its enterprise and public sector customers.

Teal Drones to Supply Teal 2 sUAS for USAF Base Security

Red Cat Holdings Inc. announced its subsidiary Teal Drones has received a $2.6 million purchase order to supply its Teal 2 small UAS to the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency.

Shield AI, Sentient Vision Systems Offer AI-Enabled Wide Area Motion Imagery Capability

Shield AI, an American defense technology company, and Sentient Vision Systems, an Australia-based provider of AI-enabled passive wide area search, announced a strategic collaboration to deliver wide area motion imagery for defense users and other customers.

Birdstop Raises Funding to Expand Network of BVLOS Drones Across America

Remote sensing company Birdstop Inc. raised $2.3 million in funding to expand its constellation of BVLOS drones across the nation’s critical infrastructure, grow its AI capabilities, and deliver more data-driven value to customers.

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.

Growing Drone Industry Lifting Component Makers such as Hitec

A growing drone market means a growing components market, and a representative from servo maker HITEC Commercial Solutions said the company is moving rapidly to meet market needs even as it plans new products for the future.

u-blox Introduces its First Multi-mode Cellular and Satellite IoT Module with Embedded Positioning

The u-blox SARA-S520M10L is designed to ensure seamless connectivity even when no terrestrial cellular network is available. u-blox, a global…

D-Fend Solutions Launches EnforceAir2 Next Generation Counter-UAS System

Counter-drone company D-Fend Solutions announced the launch of its new product, EnforceAir2, which features the best offerings of the original with enhanced and extended C-UAS capabilities.

Atmos UAV Introduces Sony a6100 Oblique to Provide Accurate, Affordable 3D Mapping

Atmos UAV announced the integration of the new Sony a6100 Oblique camera into its flagship surveying drone, the Marlyn Cobalt.

A2Z Drone Delivery Launches Upgraded RDST Longtail Delivery Drone

A2Z Drone Delivery Inc., a developer of commercial drone delivery systems, has launched its second-generation RDST integrated cargo drone.

LiquidPiston Engine Tapped for Generator Demonstration

LiquidPiston Inc. today announced it has been awarded an $8.3 million contract by Parsons Corp. to revolutionize battlefield power generation for the U.S. Army based on its recently launched XTS-210 rotary engine.

XAG P100 Pro Agricultural Drone flying over a rice field in Vietnam

XAG P100 Pro Agricultural Drone Launches in Vietnam

P100 Pro, the latest generation of the XAG Agricultural Drone, has been released in Dong Thap province of Vietnam, taking efficiency and agility on farms to higher levels, the company said.

u-blox Introduces the Smallest LTE-M / NB-IoT Module with 23 dBm RF Output Power and 2G Fallback

The u-blox LEXI-R4 is the newest compact 16 x 16 mm module with 2G fallback capability. Thalwil, Switzerland – July…

Advanced Navigation Expands World’s Only DFOG Range With New A Series

Advanced Navigation, the world’s most determined innovator in artificial intelligence for robotic and navigation technologies has announced the expansion of…

USAF Taps WingXpand to Ruggedize Aircraft, Develop Fire-Spotting Software

The U.S. Air Force has awarded WingXpand a seven-figure contract to customize and ruggedize its unique, seven-foot backpackable aircraft.

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…

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…