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Betsy Lillian

Betsy Lillian
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Betsy Lillian has served as the editor of Unmanned Aerial Online since 2014. She is also the editor of sister publications NGT News, North American Windpower and Solar Industry.

Study: Encroaching Drone Not Usually Visible to Pilots Approaching Runway

Manned aircraft pilots approaching a runway usually cannot spot an encroaching small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS), especially if it's not moving, claims...

FEMA Funds Drone Compliance Initiative for National Fire Protection Association

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has received just shy of $1 million in Fire Prevention and Safety Grant money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency...

Drone Volt Teams with U.S. Drone Service Companies

France-based drone manufacturer Drone Volt is expanding its commercial business opportunities in the U.S. by forming new partnerships with U.S.-based companies Robotic...

Fortem Partners with Bosch to Strengthen SkyDome Drone Security Platform

Fortem Technologies, a provider of airspace awareness, safety and security solutions for the drone industry, has announced a new partnership with Bosch,...

Auterion, GE Aviation and Hybrid Project Work on Long-Range VTOL UAV

GE Aviation has announced a teaming agreement with Hybrid Project to provide a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)...

NUAIR Hosts Drone “Fly-In” for More Than 100 N.Y. Public Safety Officials

On Oct. 29, Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research (NUAIR) hosted its first New York UAS Public Safety Fly-In, bringing more than 100...
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DJI Introduces 249-Gram Mavic Mini Drone

DJI has introduced the Mavic Mini, a portable drone weighing in at just 249 grams, or roughly .55 lbs.

AeroVironment Secures sUAS Contract with U.S. Border Patrol

AeroVironment Inc. has received a $5,254,912 fixed-price contract for Puma 3 AE systems and support equipment from U.S. Border Patrol.

Raytheon, AirMap Integrate Solutions for UAS Monitoring

AirMap has its integrated its unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) monitoring capabilities into a working prototype of Raytheon’s next-generation air traffic controller workstation,...

RedTail Launches Hi-Res LiDAR System for Small Drones

West Virginia-based RedTail LiDAR Systems, a division of 4D Tech Solutions Inc., has introduced the RTL-400 LiDAR mapping system.

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