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Vodafone Develops 4G IoT Technology for Tracking Rogue Drones

Global telecommunications company Vodafone has commenced trials of its 4G Internet of Things (IoT) drone tracking technology, designed to protect manned aircraft from drone...

DARPA Flight Tests Demonstrate Optical Sense-and-Avoid Capability

A research effort associated with DARPA’s Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program recently conducted flight tests of a shoebox-sized, plug-and-play system designed to enable...

The Buzz Around the Industry on New Drone Registration Initiative

What do key players in the manned/unmanned aircraft industry think of the feds' plan to require users to register their devices?

‘SAFE DRONE Act’ Would Make Reckless Drone Operations a Federal Offense

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., has introduced the SAFE DRONE Act, which would make it a misdemeanor offense for an individual to knowingly operate...

Legislators & Industry Stakeholders Mull Unmanned Aircraft Safety

At a House hearing on drone safety, some witnesses brought up the concept of a "tombstone mentality": We cannot take action to properly regulate UAS only if a tragedy occurs.

FAA Proposes $1.9M Penalty Against UAS Company for ‘Unauthorized Operations’

The agency alleges that Chicago-based SkyPan International conducted 65 drone flights between 2012 and 2014 that endangered the safety of the National Airspace System.

Textron’s Aerosonde UAS Supports Wildfire-Response Efforts in Idaho

Textron Systems Unmanned Systems, a Textron Inc. business, says it recently provided equipment and personnel, including its Aerosonde unmanned aircraft system (UAS), in support...

State DOT: How Can UAVs Aid in Bridge Inspections?

Using an Aeryon SkyRanger drone, a team including the Minnesota Department of Transportation evaluated the effectiveness of UAVs as tools for safer and more cost-effective inspections.

Utility Drone Usage Poised for Major Growth, Says Report

Navigant Research predicts that drones and robotics technologies for transmission and distribution in every region of the world will skyrocket in the coming years.

Mid-Atlantic Company Goes with senseFly eBee UAS for Mapping

Caron East Inc., a dealer of surveying equipment in the Mid-Atlantic region, has received a Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration to...

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