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SLANTRANGE, Qualcomm Create Multispectral Sensor Platform for Ag Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 02, 2017

San Diego-headquartered SLANTRANGE Inc., a provider of drone-based remote sensing and analytics systems for agriculture, has released its 3p multispectral sensor system for farming drones. The 3p is built on the Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight drone platform, providing the 3p with [Read More]

Saturday Night’s Alright for Flying: The Ins and Outs of Drone Ops in the Dark

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Written by Betsy Lillian on March 01, 2017

Since the FAA’s Part 107 was announced last summer, many companies have been reaping the benefits of their additional drone waivers, especially for operations taking place beyond the daylight hours.

Harris Works to Build Infrastructure Network for BVLOS Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 01, 2017

Melbourne, Fla.-based Harris Corp. has received a two-year Research North Dakota grant to help develop what the company calls a first-of-its-kind solution to enable beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) operations for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Yesterday, representatives from Harris and North Dakota announced [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]

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

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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]

Canadians Fly Multi-Rotor Drone Beyond Line of Sight

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 24, 2017

Unmanned Systems Canada has announced what it says is the country’s first federally approved unmanned aircraft system (UAS) flight taking place beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS). Flying at the Foremost UAS Range in Alberta, Ventus Geospatial – based [Read More]

AirMap Announces Big Funding Round Led By Microsoft

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 23, 2017

Santa Monica, Calif.-based AirMap, which offers an airspace management platform for drones, has announced a $26 million Series B funding round led by Microsoft Ventures. Additional participants included Airbus Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Rakuten, Sony and Yuneec, as well as existing investors [Read More]

UAV Helps Search-and-Rescue Crew with Successful Mission

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has been credited with helping to locate five missing persons at a ski resort in British Columbia. According to a report from CTVNews, Kamloops Search and Rescue (KSAR) – a volunteer rescue group based in [Read More]

Golden State Met With Yet Another Proposed Drone Law

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Written by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson has rolled out another bill that continues the age-old confusion surrounding federal preemption for UAS regulations.

Colorado DOT Puts Drone, Photogrammetry Software to Good Use

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) recently deployed a DJI Phantom 3 drone and Datumate’s site surveying solution to quickly assess a water pond in order to ensure the safety of travelers on a nearby highway. The pond was located [Read More]