Drone News

Arizona National Forest Deals with UAS Disruption

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

The Cococino National Forest, located in northern Arizona, is reporting a disruption by an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) during recent firefighting efforts over a human-caused wildfire. According to an announcement from the forest service, the 275-acre Kendrick Fire was situated [Read More]

Two New VPs Join Uplift to Augment Drone Services for Construction

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

Uplift Data Partners, a provider of drone operations management and data analysis, has appointed two new executives to its engineering and sales teams, Kinan Sweidan and Jamail Carter. Based out of Chicago, the privately held firm captures and analyzes aerial [Read More]

Welcome Home, Cherry! UAS Finds Missing Pup in Tunnel

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

A thermal camera-equipped unmanned aircraft system (UAS) is being credited with finding a missing Chihuahua-Pomeranian dog in the U.K. on Monday morning. According to a Facebook post from the unmanned aviation services group of Wales-based Resource Group, the company joined the [Read More]

Long-Range UAV Maker Releases Upgrade to Video Streaming Device

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

Applied Aeronautics, an Austin, Texas-headquartered manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), has unveiled an upgraded model of Applied HD, the company’s encrypted, low-latency, HD video streaming device. Applied HD, which previously transmitted HD video via an onboard transceiver, has been [Read More]

Swedes Join NASA UAS Testing in Nevada

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

Swedish drone company SmartPlanes has announced its participation in NASA’s UAS Traffic Management (UTM) R&D Technical Capability Level 3 project, conducted at the federal unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site in Nevada. SmartPlanes’ Freya fixed-wing drone was used for testing [Read More]

FAA Administrator Huerta to Address This Year’s UAS Symposium

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has announced that Michael Huerta, administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), will address the annual FAA UAS Symposium, which is being held March 27-29. The event, taking place at the Hyatt [Read More]

FAA Predicts the Future of Commercial, Hobbyist UAS Industry

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on March 21, 2017

“The commercial drone sector is very dynamic and appears to be at an early stage of growth,” says the federal agency, which has laid out the numbers for both the recreational and commercial UAS sectors.

Drone, Thermal Camera Combo Proves Effective at Florida Brush Fire

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 21, 2017

Florida’s Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue recently deployed a FLIR-equipped unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to help fight a large brush fire in less-than-ideal conditions. According to FLIR Systems Inc., James Ippolito, deputy chief of the department, used a DJI Zenmuse [Read More]

Virginia Firm Rolls out ‘Human-Centered’ UAS Solutions Suite

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 21, 2017

Falls Church, Va.-based Evans Inc., a provider of human-centered consulting solutions, including for aviation and healthcare, has launched a new unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) suite dubbed CAARMA. Evans, with 23 years of aviation experience, says its new suite addresses the [Read More]

Security for Multirobot Systems

Written by Larry Hardesty on March 20, 2017

Cybersecurity work being conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology could have “important implications” for technology such as autonomous cars and unmanned aircraft systems.