Industry News


  • Northrop Grumman Prepares to Support RAAF TritonsAustralian firms stand to gain substantial work from the Triton unmanned aircraft program as the RAAF progressively rolls out an advanced capability to conduct long-range maritime surveillance. The first Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton aircraft isn’t expected to reach Australia until 2023 or later but already local firms are gaining work. Long-term sustainment will be all-Australian, while […]
  • Delair Drone Data now Integrates with Trimble Business Center v5.0Delair has announced interoperability of high-precision data acquired from the Delair UX11 drone with version 5.0 of the Trimble Business Center software. The integration enables geospatial professionals to simply drag and drop Delair UX11 PPK data directly into Trimble Business Center projects. Users can combine the high-quality flight data with other sensor data to rapidly […]
  • CyPhy Works Rebrands as Aria Insights Focussed on AICyPhy Works announced that it is shifting focus and rebranding as Aria Insights.The new company is focused on utilizing artificial intelligence and machine learning to help analyze data collected by drones. Aria will build upon CyPhy’s tethered drone data collection, to help pull information in dangerous situations from oil tankers and pipelines to natural disasters. Using artificial […]
  • Colombia Publishes Drone RegulationsCivil Aviation in Colombia on December 27 has issued a new regulation for drone operations.  Most relevant issues are:  3 operation categories, A being non regulated for small UAS and short range: B class being regulated and C class being certified.    A class open a seamless space of operation for recreational and entry level […]
  • State Farm Gets First National FAA Waiver for Damage Assessment Drone FlightsState Farm just announced that it has received “the first national waiver to any company in the U.S. by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)” for the operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) and over people. The waiver grants relief of certain FAA rules through 2022. Previous waivers State Farm […]
  • Directed Energy Solutions for Counter-UAS – VideoUS Air Force experimentation on White Sands Missile Range with the use of high-powered microwave and laser systems to shoot down small unmanned aircraft.   Published by: WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, NM, UNITED STATES 10.25.2018 Video by John Hamilton White Sands Missile Range Public Affairs    
  • Homebuilt Spitfire at Oshkosh Like many of us, Bob DeFord of Prescott, Arizona, dreamed of owning a Spitfire. Like most of us, he couldn’t afford one. Unlike just about any of us, however, he did something about it: He built his own. Take an up-close look at his remarkable homebuilt Spitfire, built to 1:1 scale and powered by […]
  • GA-ASI Builds Team in Belgium for MQ-9B SkyGuardianGeneral Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announced that it has teamed with five Belgium-based businesses as part of an industrial collaboration effort with the Belgian aerospace and defense industry. Team SkyGuardian Belgium includes GA-ASI, SABCA, Thales Belgium, Esterline, DronePort, and satellite communication technology company Newtec. The Government of Belgium recently announced the selection of MQ-9B SkyGuardian to […]
  • Drone Aviation Gets $3.8M Govt Award and $2M FundingDrone Aviation Holding Corp., a manufacturer of tethered drones and lighter-than-air aerostats announced that it was selected by a prime contractor under an initial $3.8 million award. Additionally, the Company has solidified its cash position with the closing of an initial $2 million in equity capital to support the recently awarded contract. “This multi-million-dollar award […]
  • Israel’s Flytrex Closes $7.5M Funding RoundIsraeli drone logistics startup Flytrex, which specializes in food and consumer good deliveries via unmanned aircraft systems, has raised $7.5 million in a series B funding round led by Benhamou Global Ventures, with additional investment from Btov. The investment follows a $3 million Series A funding round in June 2017, bringing the company’s total raised to […]