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Flytrex Releases 2022 Drone Delivery Customer Trends

Flytrex Releases 2022 Drone Delivery Customer Trends

Flytrex has released its 2022 yardstick detailing customer trends across its drone delivery service in North Carolina and Texas ...
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AeroVironment Introduces Switchblade 300 Block 20 Rapidly Deployable Loitering Missile System

AeroVironment Introduces Switchblade 300 Block 20 Rapidly Deployable Loitering Missile System

Building on AeroVironment’s tactical missile legacy, the Switchblade 300 Block 20 offers enhanced operational features and performance ...
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Aeronautics Signs Deal for Production of Orbiter 4 in Thailand

Aeronautics Signs Deal for Production of Orbiter 4 in Thailand

Israel-based Aeronautics Group has signed a collaboration agreement with one of the leading defense companies in Thailand, RV Connex, for ...
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Airwayz, Royal NLR Partner to Accelerate Drone U-Space Adoption Across Europe

Airwayz, Royal NLR Partner to Accelerate Drone U-Space Adoption Across Europe

Umanned traffic management provider Airwayz announced it is collaborating with the Netherlands Aerospace Center to support drone traffic management across ...
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Upcoming Webinar Explores What Must be Done to Enter the Age of BVLOS
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Upcoming Webinar Explores What Must be Done to Enter the Age of BVLOS

The unmanned systems industry is preparing for federal rulemaking so flights beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) will become the ...
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Autonomy Scales Up in Mining

Autonomy Scales Up in Mining

The use of autonomy in the mining industry is ramping up as demand for minerals grows and open-source systems become ...
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Five Good Questions: Gordon Heidinger, Hexagon

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 ...
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Data Points
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Data Points

Drones and data processing software are becoming indispensable tools for the construction industry, saving time and giving company officials unprecedented ...
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Drones Mapping the Faces of America's Buildings

Drones Mapping the Faces of America’s Buildings

Structural facades help buildings resist weather, fire, thermal and acoustic threats, but require regular inspections as they age—and drones can ...
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Flytrex Releases 2022 Drone Delivery Customer Trends

Flytrex has released its 2022 yardstick detailing customer trends across its drone delivery service in North Carolina and Texas.

Aeronautics Signs Deal for Production of Orbiter 4 in Thailand

Israel-based Aeronautics Group has signed a collaboration agreement with one of the leading defense companies in Thailand, RV Connex, for in-country production of its Orbiter 4 tactical UAV.

Airwayz, Royal NLR Partner to Accelerate Drone U-Space Adoption Across Europe

Umanned traffic management provider Airwayz announced it is collaborating with the Netherlands Aerospace Center to support drone traffic management across Europe.

Wingcopter, ZAL Start Joint Development of Hydrogen Delivery Drones

Wingcopter and ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research GmbH have announced a development partnership to explore the potential of green hydrogen to power Wingcopter’s drones.

Startup Sprouts Multitasking AI Farm Tool for Organics

Verdant, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is developing AI that promises versatile farm assistance in the form of a tractor implement for weeding, fertilizing and spraying.

Topcon Acquires Digital Construction Works

LIVERMORE, Calif. – Topcon Positioning Systems has purchased construction software and data integrations and services company Digital Construction Works (DCW)….

Reliable Robotics, Inmarsat Collaborate on Commercial Satellite Comms System for UAS

Inmarsat has announced a collaboration with Reliable Robotics to support the integration of remotely piloted aircraft systems into airspace worldwide.

Zeitview Expands Rooftop Inspection Capacity with AI-Enabled Software Platform

Zeitview announced the expansion of its AI-enabled Property Insights Platform to assess rooftop conditions efficiently and safely.

Marlyn Cobalt Survey Drone

Atmos Appoints Topcon Solutions Store as its Official Distributor in the United States

Atmos, the fast growing Dutch drone manufacturer that develops high-end VTOL fixed-wing drones for mapping and surveying applications, expands its…

Airobotics Completes Acquisition of Iron Drone Assets, Launches New Counter-Drone System

Airobotics Ltd. completed the acquisition of the assets of Iron Drone Ltd., an Israeli-based company specializing in the development of autonomous counter-drone systems.

Carbonix Obtains BVLOS Approval for Flights in Greater Sydney

Australian drone manufacturer and solutions provider Carbonix has obtained approval for flights beyond visual line of sight in Riverstone, Greater Sydney.

U.S. Army Selects AeroVironment JUMP 20 Medium UAS to Enter Future Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System Program Increment 2

AeroVironment is the only company to secure an award for all FTUAS program increments, including FTUAS Increments 0,1 and now…

D-Fend Solutions, Securiton Announce Drone Detection and Defense Partnership

D-Fend Solutions and Securiton Germany have signed an agreement designating D-Fend as the supplier of Securiton’s C-UAS solutions.

HevenDrones Launches Hydrogen-Powered Drone

HevenDrones announced its first hydrogen-powered drone for commercial use, the H2D55, on Feb. 14.

Airobotics Announces Joint Venture with SkyGo to Deploy Drones in Abu Dhabi

Airobotics Ltd. and Sky Go Transport of Goods LLC have formed a joint venture to provide aerial drone services to the city of Abu Dhabi.

AeroVironment’s new Switchblade 300 Block 20 builds upon the system’s battle proven performance. Credit: AeroVironment, Inc.

AeroVironment Introduces Switchblade 300 Block 20 Rapidly Deployable Loitering Missile System

Building on AeroVironment’s tactical missile legacy, the Switchblade 300 Block 20 offers enhanced operational features and performance.

SoftBank Develops Lithium-metal Battery Cells Pack, Demos Operation in the Stratosphere

Japan’s SoftBank Corp. announced it has developed a battery pack using a next-generation lithium-metal battery cell manufactured by Enpower Japan Corp. for High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) stratospheric wireless communication platforms.

Zipline Unveils New Autonomous System Capable of Quiet, Fast and Precise Home Delivery

Zipline on March 15 unveiled its new platform that provides quiet, fast and precise autonomous delivery directly to homes in cities and suburbs.

Topcon Further Expands MC-X Platform with All-New GNSS Option for Compact Equipment

LIVERMORE, Calif. – Topcon Positioning Systems has announced the availability of a new global navigation satellite system (GNSS) option for…

FILE - In this May 7, 2012 file photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Haiyang Shiyou oil rig 981, the first deep-water drilling rig developed in China, is pictured at 320 kilometers (200 miles) southeast of Hong Kong in the South China Sea. China on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 moved an oil rig that it had deployed in a section of the South China Sea, triggering a dispute with Vietnam. Beijing deployed the massive rig in early May close to the Paracel Islands, triggering a furious reaction in Hanoi and the most serious uptick in tensions in the waters in years. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Jin Liangkuai, File) NO SALES

Steadicopter Bridges the Gulf with Black Eagle UAS

Emirates Defense Technology and Steadicopter announced an agreement to adapt the Israeli company’s rotary-wing Black Eagle UAS to meet emerging requirements within the Gulf States.

BMT Granted Patent for Sparrow Autonomous Drone Delivery Device

BMT announced it has been granted a patent by the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office for a novel concept called Sparrow, an autonomous air to ground payload transfer device.

BRINC LEMUR 2 deploying with its White Light Floodlight deployed

BRINC Announces Release of Next-Generation LEMUR 2 Drone

SEATTLE—BRINC, an American developer and manufacturer of technology in the service of public safety, announced the release of its next-generation…

Flyability, Mirion Technologies Announce Collaboration to Support Nuclear Operators

Flyability is collaborating with Mirion Technologies Inc., a provider of radiation detection, measurement, analysis and monitoring solutions, to integrate the Mirion RDS-32 radiation survey meter into Flyability’s Elios 3 indoor drone.

FlightOps OS Enables Longest Medical Equipment Drone Delivery in Israeli History

An autonomous drone, controlled by FlightOps’ multi-drone operating system, recently performed Israel’s longest autonomous medical equipment delivery via air.

LidarSwiss Announces Fully Automated LSAP Technology at Geo Week

DENVER, Colorado – On Tuesday, February 14, 2023, LidarSwiss Solutions GmbH, a Switzerland-based provider of high-performance LiDAR system solutions, announced…

Next-Gen Mapping Hardware and Software coming from GeoCue

Denver, CO- From the floor of Geo Week 2023, LiDAR mapping hardware & software company GeoCue announced new products for…

ALTIUS-600 Achieves UK Milestone in ALE Test with Leonardo

Anduril Industries and Leonardo UK completed live trials of new technologies which will underpin the development of air launched effects capabilities.

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.

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…

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,…