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On Saturday, Aug. 20, middle and high school students from across the U.S. competed in the UAS4STEM program’s first national competition, held at the International Aeromodeling Center in Muncie, Ind. The teams built their own drones and competed in various [Read More]

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PowerEgg – PowerVision Technology Group’s first consumer drone, an egg-shaped unmanned aircraft system (UAS) with gesture recognition – is now available for global pre-order. According to the company, the one-handed PowerEgg Maestro remote control has motion-sensing capabilities, allowing users to interact with [Read More]

DJI is joining Ford Motor Co. and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Sunday to host its annual SDK Challenge, which is taking place at the Federal Aviation Administration-designated drone test site at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, N.Y. [Read More]

DroneDeploy, a San Francisco-based provider of a cloud software platform for commercial drones, has raised $20 million in Series B financing, led by Scale Venture Partners. The company says its total funding has now reached $31 million. Silicon Valley-based Scale [Read More]

SkySpecs, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based provider of autonomous drones for the inspection of wind turbines, has received a small-business voucher (SBV) from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) office of energy efficiency and renewable energy, according to an announcement from [Read More]

PrecisionHawk, a terrestrial data acquisition and analysis company, and Skyward, a provider of an operations management platform for commercial drones, have come together to provide what they say is a full-service drone platform for commercial customers. According to a joint [Read More]

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has awarded a contract to Berkeley, Calif.-based drone company 3D Robotics (3DR) for up to 40 small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), which the department says will be used for myriad applications. According to [Read More]

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