Rajant Mesh Drones Reduce Response Time for Triggered Home Alarm System


Rajant, a provider of private wireless networks, successfully conducted tests that show the national average time for authorities to respond to a verified home alarm – seven minutes – can be drastically lowered if alarm companies use unmanned aerial systems (UAS, or drones), to supplement their current infrastructure. Continue reading

New Chinese Fixed-Wing UAVs on Display

Twin-Tailed Scorpion

Chinese research and production company Tengoen Technology showed a new family of unmanned aerial vehicles at the recent 14th China-ASEAN Expo held in Nanning, China. Tengoen unveiled two fixed-wing UAVs—the TA001 “Striking Hawk” and the TB001 “Twin Tailed Scorpion”—and two rotary wing (VTOLUAVs called the HA001 “Featherless Arrow” and the HB002 “ Xiao Li Guang.” Continue reading

3D Printed Titanium Mach 0.8 Rocket Powered Drone

3D printing gives manufacturers the power to create parts that cannot be built cost-effectively with other processes. In this video, Mark Kirby, manager of additive manufacturing at Renishaw Canada, shows off a special project for a North American aerospace customer: the Firefly, a 3D printed titanium rocket-powered drone that can fly at nearly supersonic speeds, with onboard telemetry and a spring-released wing. Continue reading

HAZON Solutions – Crisis Response Lessons Learned

After sending crisis response teams to two separate hurricane response efforts in Texas and Florida, HAZON Solutions has taken a brief operational pause to reconstitute our teams and catalog our lessons learned (a habit formed through decades of flying in the US Navy). This process is fundamental to our continual improvement model and in the interest of helping our industry continue to improve we share the highlights here. Continue reading