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Firefighting Drone Will Make U.S. Debut This Summer

Spain-based start-up DRONE HOPPER has designed a heavy-duty firefighting drone that the company says offers “safety, flexibility and efficiency over traditional fire suppression technology.”Fueled...

Parrot Tailors Technology for Professional Use

Paris-based drone developer and manufacturer Parrot is rolling out its “Parrot Professional” suite of tools for commercial end-use segments including agriculture, architecture, engineering and...

New IR Lens for Commercial UAVs Hits the Market

The Ophir business unit of MKS Instruments Inc. has released its LightIR continuous-zoom, infrared thermal imaging lens for unmanned aerial vehicles.Designed for use in...

An Industry First: Dialogue-Based Film Captured by Drone

New York-based aerial filming and drone videography firm Aerobo recently produced what it says is the first dialogue-based film shot entirely with a drone.“At...

Insurance Company Set to Leverage Drones

Allstate says it is prepared to mobilize a “fleet of drones” in Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas in order to help assess property...

6,000 Roof Inspections by Drone in Two Years

BetterView, a company that specializes in capturing and analyzing data from drones, says it has reached a new milestone by performing more than 6,000...

Governor Vetoes California Drone Bills

This past weekend, Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif., vetoed a trio of bills that aimed to rein in the use of unmanned aerial systems in...

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