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]

London’s National Churches Trust – a charity dedicated to promoting and supporting church buildings of historic, architectural and community value across the U.K. – has received 90,100 British pounds from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the Yorkshire Maintenance Project, which [Read More]

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) says it is deploying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as part of its ongoing mission to improve and evaluate its operations and assess the usefulness and functionality of new technologies. According to a CTDOT press [Read More]

Sunnyvale, Calif.-headquartered Quanergy Systems Inc., a provider of solid-state LiDAR sensors and smart sensing solutions, has raised $90 million in Series B funding at a valuation well over $1 billion. Sensata Technologies, Delphi Automotive, Samsung Ventures, Motus Ventures and GP [Read More]

A new report claims that technical problems, rather than operator errors, have been behind the majority of consumer drone accidents over the last decade. Researchers Dr. Graham Wild and Dr. Glenn Baxter from Melbourne, Australia-based RMIT University’s School of Engineering, [Read More]

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