After successfully leading the multi-year effort to land the designation for the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Center of Excellence (COE) for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), USAF Maj. Gen. (Ret.) James Poss is departing from Mississippi State University (MSU) on July [Read More]


Earlier this month, Cincinnati-based aviation services company ARGUS International Inc. (ARGUS) completed its acquisition of the Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) of Orlando, Fla. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. At the beginning of March, ARGUS first announced its [Read More]

This summer, Science Channel, a division of Discovery Communications Inc., is premiering a series called “DRONED,” which will explore the impact of consumer drones for various applications. The series, which is shot on location in countries including the Bahamas, Mexico, [Read More]

Munich Re, one of the world’s largest reinsurers, has partnered with PrecisionHawk to enhance insurance assessments by providing faster response times and increased reporting accuracy in the aftermath of a natural disaster. PrecisionHawk’s service team uses a fleet of drones, [Read More]

Olney, Texas-based aircraft manufacturer Air Tractor Inc. has expanded into the field of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) with its recent acquisition of Hangar 78 UAV, which offers its flagship Yield Defender UAS for agriculture. Air Tractor says the acquisition will [Read More]

The Know Before You Fly unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) safety campaign has announced 35 new supporters, including Virginia Tech, home of one of the six Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) UAS test sites. Know Before You Fly was launched in December [Read More]

Austin, Texas-based HUVRdata and Grand Forks, N.D.-based EdgeData are collaborating on drone-based aerial inspection services for the wind power industry. The partnership will leverage HUVRdata’s data-capture capabilities and cloud-based services and EdgeData’s BladeEdge analytics software for automated blade-condition assessment. The [Read More]

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