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Draganfly Incorporating LED Tech into UAVs for Nighttime Ops

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 28, 2017

Under a newly signed agreement between the two companies, Saskatchewan-based Draganfly Innovations is integrating and testing SureFire LLC’s LED technology with its unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Draganfly says its goal is to provide a new solution for nighttime drone operations. [Read More]

Companies Roll out FPV Racing Drone for Ages 12+

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 28, 2017

DR1 Racing and Air Hogs have partnered to create a first-person-view (FPV) toy racing drone for $99.99. The Air Hogs Official DR1 Race Drone, suited for ages 12 and up, will hit shelves this fall, according to the companies, which [Read More]

SkySpecs, Siemens Wind Power Taking Turbine Inspections to ‘Next Level’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 28, 2017

Siemens is collaborating with unmanned inspections company SkySpecs to deploy automated drone technology for both onshore and offshore wind turbine inspections. The goal of the collaboration, according to the companies, is to develop a push-button inspection system that is faster, [Read More]

UAS Training Company Emerges Victorious on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 27, 2017

Another drone start-up has successfully secured a big investment – not to mention, airtime to millions of viewers – via ABC’s “Shark Tank.” On Friday night’s episode, 26-year-old Abby Speicher, founder and CEO of DartDrones, made an impressive pitch to [Read More]

Farmers, Here’s an App for Detecting Nitrogen Levels from Drone Imagery

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 27, 2017

A new partnership between PrecisionHawk and Leonardo is enabling drone operators to automatically detect wheat nitrogen levels from aerial imagery. Leonardo, a global aerospace, defense and security company, has established the new Absolute Nitrogen Content app within PrecisionHawk’s Algorithm Marketplace. [Read More]

DJI Unveils Weather-Resistant Drone Series for Enterprise Solutions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 27, 2017

Attention, utilities, construction companies and public-safety officials: DJI has designed its rugged Matrice 200 UAV just for you.

Texas A&M Forest Service Speaks out on Drone Interference

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 27, 2017

With the Texas winter wildfire season in full swing, officials at Texas A&M Forest Service are responding to an increase in wildfire frequency across the state. However, last week, two single engine air tankers (SEATS) responding to a wildfire in [Read More]

Drones Assist at Historic Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, U.S. Army Joint Exercise

Written by Maholi Hernandez on February 24, 2017

History was made at the Port of Miami, Fla., this past Saturday, Feb. 18, as a fleet of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), consisting of drones and miniature aerostats, was used to provide live, situational awareness at a joint exercise between [Read More]

FAA Changes Tone in Latest ‘Drone Sightings’ Report

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 24, 2017

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released its latest report on “potential encounters” with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) as reported by pilots, air traffic controllers, law enforcement and citizens. The latest data, which covers February through September 2016, reports 1,274 [Read More]

Seattle Court Orders Jail Time for ‘Reckless Endangerment’ Drone Incident

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 24, 2017

Judge Willie Gregory of the Seattle Municipal Court has sentenced the owner of an aerial photography company to 30 days in jail for “reckless endangerment” stemming from a 2015 drone accident. According to the Seattle Municipal Court, Paul M. Skinner [Read More]