Drone News – Page 317

U.K. Agricultural Research Institution Gets an Octocopter

Posted by UAO Staff on January 06, 2014

Rothamsted Research, an agricultural research institution based in the U.K., has obtained an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) equipped with four distinct cameras to help monitor crops. According to Rothamsted, the custom-built equipment will enable high-throughput collection of data from experimental [Read More]

New York UAS Test Site Snares First Customer

Posted by UAO Staff on January 03, 2014

Following the Federal Aviation Administration's selection of six national unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research and test site operators, Syracuse, N.Y.-based Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR) has found its first customer in New York City-based UAS company Flyterra. NUAIR [Read More]

Federal Aviation Administration Unveils Six Sites for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research

Posted by UAO Staff on December 30, 2013

After a 10-month selection process involving 25 proposals from 24 states, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has chosen six unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research and test site operators across the U.S. In selecting the six test site operators, the FAA [Read More]

RobotShop Acquires Multi-Rotor UAV Company DiaLFonZo-Copter

Posted by UAO Staff on December 12, 2013

RobotShop, a company that provides personal, domestic and professional robots, development platforms, kits and specialized robotic parts, has acquired DiaLFonZo-Copter, a Canadian firm that designs and produces multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) copters. ‘Combining RobotShop's online presence, sales force, manufacturing [Read More]

UAV Company 3D Robotics Secures Significant Venture Capital

Posted by UAO Staff on December 12, 2013

3D Robotics (3DR), an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) company, says it has secured a $6 million investment from venture capital firm Mayfield as a part of 3DR's $30 million Series B funding round, which was announced in September. 3DR, which [Read More]

Solid Concepts, Wildlife Conservation Look to UAVs to Stop Poaching

Posted by UAO Staff on December 09, 2013

Solid Concepts, a provider of rapid prototyping and custom manufacturing services, is partnering with the Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge (wcUAVc) for an international competition that is seeking students from around the globe to create inexpensive unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). According [Read More]

UAS Company Wants to Settle Down in North Carolina

Posted by UAO Staff on December 09, 2013

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) company Olaeris has selected North Carolina as its top choice for a U.S. headquarters facility. Olaeris reports it is currently engaging Piedmont economic development leaders to identify the most promising location for what the company believes [Read More]

ADS to Distribute LTAS’ Blimp in a Box Systems

Posted by UAO Staff on November 27, 2013

Lighter Than Air Systems Corp. (LTAS), a developer of lighter-than-air aerostats and unmanned aerial systems for government and commercial customers, has entered into an agreement with ADS Inc. to distribute LTAS' Blimp in a Box (BiB) aerostat systems and related [Read More]

ATI Offering DJI’s Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter

Posted by UAO Staff on November 20, 2013

Portland, Ore.-based Aerial Technology International (ATI), an unmanned aerial systems (UAS) distributor, is now offering the Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter with an integrated FPV camera. The Phantom 2 Vision is manufactured by DJI Innovations, a company specializing in the development [Read More]

MtronPTI Shrinks Filter for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Communication Links

Posted by UAO Staff on November 11, 2013

MtronPTI, a provider of precision frequency control and custom RF/microwave filters, has unveiled the LF9422 Series L/S Band Filter Diplexer to help reduce size, weight and power for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) communications. ‘UAVs must operate with a minimum of [Read More]