Following the successful first edition of Drone World Expo in 2015, the organizers have been busy planning for the second annual event scheduled for November 15-16, 2016, once again at the San Jose Convention Center. The inaugural Drone World Expo welcomed 2,120 people from 29 countries to Silicon Valley. Continue reading
Hybrid drives are familiar to most people from the automotive area where they’ve been used for years in private and community vehicles. However the hybrid drive is also moving ever more prominently into the focus of unmanned aviation where it brings interesting benefits for commercial usage. Conventional combustion engines play a decisive role here. Continue reading
Drone Aviation Holding Corp., a manufacturer of tethered drones and lighter-than-air aerostats, has announced that it has received a follow-on order from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a helium-filled aerostat and related airborne equipment and operator training in Jacksonville,Florida. Continue reading
The Austin Fire Department is embarking on a pilot project together with leaders in research and industry to explore the feasibility of the use of robotics in real-time emergency incident management. The goal is ultimately to enhance firefighter safety and the effectiveness of the emergency response capabilities it provides to its citizens. Continue reading
Elbit Systems has developed the Skylark 3, a new autonomous mini-Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), best suited for brigades and divisions in “beyond the next hill” reconnaissance, counterinsurgency and force protection missions, as well as for use in a range of civil applications, such as border and coastal security and anti-terror operations. The new system has already been selected by an undisclosed customer.
Schiebel and the Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR), the Netherlands Coastguard and the Royal Netherlands Air Force conducted a series of at the airport of Den Helder in December 2015. The AIRICA (ATM Innovative RPAS Integration for Coastguard Applications) project marks a major step forward in the process of safe integration of RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) into all classes of airspace.
The winners of the second UAE Drones for Good Award and the first UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good, the world’s biggest awards in civilian applications of drones and robotics technology, were announced in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and international dignitaries and experts as well a large gathering of visitors at the conclusion of a three-day competition event at Dubai Internet City.
The Federal Aviation Administration has updated its conditions for flying unmanned aircraft in the area between 15 and 30 miles from Washington, D.C. to clarify differences for various types of unmanned aircraft. As of 12:01 a.m. EST, Wednesday, February 10, the operating procedures will allow model aircraft, commercial and public users to operate in the outer ring of the Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) under specific conditions. Continue reading