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InterDrone Acquired by Longtime Trade Show Producer

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 14, 2017

InterDrone, The International Drone Conference & Exposition, has been acquired by Emerald Expositions LLC, a North American producer of trade shows, from BZ Media LLC. The 2017 event, taking place in Las Vegas on Sept. 6-8, will be managed and [Read More]

U.S. Air Force Deploys Quadcopter for C-17 Inspection

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 13, 2017

The Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force (CTF) of the U.S. Air Force’s 412th Test Wing recently used a 3D Robotics drone to carry out a maintenance inspection of the exterior of a C-17 Globemaster III cargo plane. According to an [Read More]

Shooting Down UAS Would be A-OK Under Proposed Oklahoma Law

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on March 13, 2017

Citing privacy issues, State Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Okla., has proposed a bill that would give immunity to those who “voluntarily damage or destroy” a drone under certain circumstances.

QuadH20 Unveils its Latest Waterproof Drone

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 13, 2017

QuadH20, a drone company based out of the U.K., has unveiled what it says is a waterproof unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that can fly in the rain and snow and even land on water. Featuring DJI’s 4K X3 camera and [Read More]

Senate Holding UAS Meeting on ‘Innovation, Integration, Successes and Challenges’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 09, 2017

On March 15, U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D. – chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation – will convene a full committee hearing entitled “Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Innovation, Integration, Successes and Challenges.” According to the senate committee, [Read More]

John Deere Bringing Kespry’s Automated Drone System to Job Sites

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 08, 2017

John Deere has forged a strategic alliance with Menlo Park, Calif.-based Kespry, which provides a fully automated drone system that takes off, flies a designated path and lands – all without operator intervention. Under the new global partnership, which will [Read More]

SkySkopes Academy Offers its First UAS Training Course

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 08, 2017

SkySkopes Academy, an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flight training academy based in Grand Forks, N.D., has launched its online “Remote Pilot Ground School Course.” According to the company, the class is a self-paced, comprehensive course designed to give students knowledge [Read More]

Another Sinclair Broadcast Group Station Brings UAS On Board

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 06, 2017

ABC News 13 WLOS, a news station covering western North Carolina, has unveiled its Sky View 13, an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) the station will use to enhance newsgathering. WLOS is a station of U.S. telecommunications company Sinclair Broadcast Group, [Read More]

This UAV ‘Swarm’ Could Help out After an Oil Spill

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 06, 2017

Inspired by the dynamics of a flock of birds, researchers from the University at Buffalo are devising a method for drones to record data over oil spills.

Maine Tools Manufacturer Rolls out Portable UAV Repair Kit

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 03, 2017

Xuron Corp., a manufacturer of electronics-grade, ergonomic hand tools, has introduced a portable tool kit designed for making wiring field repairs to small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Packed in a canvas travel pouch, tools in the Xuron Model TK 3300 [Read More]