The Department of the Navy’s Office of Naval Research this week released this video showing a 30 aircraft flight of UAVs directed in tandem by the Navy and researchers from the Georgia Tech Research Institute of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Continue reading →
DroneDeploy, a cloud software platform for commercial drones, is making powerful aerial data accessible and productive for everyone with the new release of its fully integrated, free iOS and Android app, to deliver a more seamless and engaging drone mapping experience.
U.S.-based Wyvern has advised business aviation on safety best practices for more than two decades. It also now assesses vendor compliance with quality- and safety-management practices for end users of UAV services. Continue reading →
In the past 12 months (ending April 2016), drone sales in the USA have grown 224 percent year-over-year to nearly $200 million, according to The NPD Group’s Retail Tracking Service. Over the past six months (ending April 2016), sales growth has accelerated to more than four times higher than the same time period last year*. The following brands are leading the industry in drone sales according to percent of U.S. dollar share: DJI, Parrot, Protocol, Yuneec and 3D Robotics (12 months ending April 2016). Continue reading →
A scale model of the Frigate, Russia’s up and coming multi-purpose tilt-rotor drone, is undergoing preliminary testing. Frigate is designed as a multi-purpose unmanned aerial vehicle capable of performing both surveillance and search-and-rescue missions, as well as cargo transportation duties. Continue reading →
The submission period for the Airbus Cargo Drone Challenge closed on Sunday and ended up being Local Motors’ most successful co-creation endeavour in company history. The challenge received over 100 entries in the final 48 hours of the submission period to reach a total of 423. Continue reading →
The European ARIADNA consortium led by Indra and integrated by CRIDA, ENAIRE and Fada-Catec has completed the first simultaneous flight tests in a conventional airport of a drone or remotely piloted aircraft (RPAS/UAS) in the presence of a manned aircraft.