Category Archives: Non-Military & Commercial UAS

Applied Aeronautics Doubles Production Capacity

Applied Aeronautics, a provider of affordable commercial drones, has announced their Albatross UAV is operating on all seven continents and in over 40 countries. In response to growing demand for their products across both the private and public sectors, Applied Aeronautics will double its production capacity in Q2 of this year, marking its second facility expansion in the past 18 months. Continue reading

Delair Introduces Advanced Fixed-Wing UAV for Lidar-Based Aerial Surveying and 3D Mapping

Delair, a supplier of drone solutions for commercial industries, has introduced the next generation of its high-performance Delair DT26X LiDAR UAV, the industry’s first long-range fixed wing drone to combine highly accurate Light Distance and Ranging (LiDAR) sensing capabilities with an integrated high resolution RGB (red, green, blue) camera, dramatically increasing the precision, efficiency and cost effectiveness of surveying and 3D mapping. Continue reading

Drone in Close Encounter at Las Vegas Airport

A video was posted to YouTube last Thursday exhibiting an exceptionally dangerous move by a drone pilot. The version uploaded to YouTube shows a drone quickly climbing in altitude mere seconds before a Frontier aircraft flies under it. Continue reading

Dutch Drone Maps Seychelles National Park

The interior region of Silhouette Island, one of the Seychelles Islands in the Indian Ocean, is a national park, with some of the richest biodiversity in the entire Indian Ocean. It is also home to several, critically endangered, plants and animals. In order to keep track of the different species on the island and gain insights into the unique ecosystem, an up-to-date map is an essential tool. Continue reading

RIEGL Wins MAPPS Geospatial Excellence Award for Technology Innovation

The team of RIEGL USA proudly presenting the MAPPS Geospatial Excellence Award for Technology Innovation. From left to right: James Van Rens, Senior Vice President; My-Linh Truong, ULS/UAS Segment Manager; Joshua France, Mobile Systems/Support Manager; and Susan Licari, Sales and Marketing Director

On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, RIEGL became the proud recipient of the 2017 MAPPS Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Award. This prestigious award was bestowed upon the RIEGL miniVUX-1UAV miniaturised LiDAR sensor for unmanned laser scanning in the Technology Innovation category at the 2018 MAPPS Winter Conference.

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Chinese Hybrid Achieves 7 Hour World Endurance Record


A Chinese hybrid multirotor drone achieved 7.3 hours world record endurance. It was a Hexa multirotor with 44 lbs (20kg) all up weight powered by hybrid system and carried 2.8 gallon (10.5 liter). Continue reading