U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced at the Consumer Electronics Show that the total number of drones now registered with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has eclipsed one million.
The 1,000,000 total registration figure includes 878,000 hobbyists, who receive one identification number for all the drones they own, and 122,000 commercial, public and other drones, which are individually registered. Continue reading →
Insitu announced the successful completion of a flight demonstration for its ground-based Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) airspace situational awareness system. Insitu is tackling one of the toughest challenges for UAS — the ability to detect nearby aircraft flying both within and beyond UAS operators’ line of sight. Continue reading →
The first unified electronic platform for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and air vehicles to be used in the UAE for recreational, service and commercial purposes has been announced. Continue reading →
The FAA Drone Registry is back on, courtesy of a bill signed into law earlier today by President Trump. The reinstated rules were one small piece of the $700 billion National Defense Authorization Act.Continue reading →
Aeronyde, the aerial systems company enabling safe autonomous urban flight, announced $4.7 million in seed financing to develop its end-to-end infrastructure for self-flying vehicles. Aeronyde is the first company to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) into a full-service system for the safe and secure operation of commercial drones. Continue reading →
Egypt’s parliament approved a new law during Tuesday’s general session which prohibits the use or possession of unmanned aerial vehicles, commercially known as drones, without a license from the Ministry of Defense. Continue reading →