Just in time for this year’s hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will be upgrading its Coyote drones for storm research and climate data collection.
Drones cost money, and companies have to know how to operate them safely. Depending on the business, some firms may need a drone for only a short period of time, which in turn makes the investment impractical. San Francisco startup Skycatch has a product called Workmode that it claims solves that dilemma. A service called Workmode matches companies wanting a drone with qualified pilots who own and operate them. Hence the claims that it’s “the Uber for drones.” Continue reading
The US Army has finished its Follow On Test and Evaluation on the MQ-1C Gray Eagle and Initial Test and Evaluation on the One System Remote Video Terminal at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California.
A New Zealand-first drone delivery over Auckland has given new meaning to “air mail”. Delivery company Fastway Couriers has teamed up with Sydney-based unmanned aerial vehicles UAV company Flirtey to create the aerial delivery service. Continue reading
NASA has revealed that it’s building a prototype for Prandtl-m (Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Land on Mars), a glider drone that would launch from a descending rover and survey landing sites for the eventual manned mission. Continue reading
As the July 4 holiday approaches, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reminding residents and visitors to Washington, D.C. that the city and surrounding communities are a “No Drone Zone.” Continue reading
NASA, working with government and industry partners, is testing a system that would make it possible for unmanned aircraft to fly routine operations in United States airspace. Continue reading
What happened to Dan Mouneimne’s step daughter boils down to what could be considered troublesome use of technology. She was sitting outside of a downtown Tampa bar, when a drone started hovering around her. It followed her to her car, and then crashed into the roof. Continue reading