Industry News


  • Task Force Reports Airports Need Federal Guidance on Counter UAS TechnologiesCurrent federal guidance leaving airports to figure out the legality and effectiveness of counter-drone technology is insufficient and the government needs to establish a standard approach to make it easier for airports to adopt these technologies, says an interim report by the Blue Ribbon Task Force charged with making recommendations for mitigating threats from unmanned […]
  • Wing Launches OpenSky Safety App for Australian Drone OperatorsDrone delivery service Project Wing (or just Wing as it’s now called) recently won governmental approval to operate in the suburbs outside the Australian capital, Canberra. There, its service delivers food, coffee, pet supplies and more to area residents. Related to these efforts, Wing this week launched a new app for drone flyers, OpenSky, to help them find safe places and […]
  • Black Sage C-UAS Bought by Private Equity GroupAcorn Growth Companies, a private equity firm investing exclusively in aerospace, defense and intelligence, has announced the acquisition of Black Sage Technologies (Black Sage), a company specialised in in the development, integration and deployment of counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS) solutions, headquartered in Boise, Idaho. As a developer of C-UAS solutions, Black Sage identifies, classifies, tracks […]
  • Russian Naval Aviation Armed with DronesThe Russian Navy follows the trend to operate robotic systems and increases the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in the naval aviation. Naval aviation Commander Major-General Igor Kozhin said drone development for the Navy is a priority guideline for leading design bureaus. The naval aviation has to upgrade the fleet and gradually replace it […]
  • Involi and AirMap Collaborate to Integrate Air Traffic Awareness with UTMInvoli, an air traffic data provider for UAS and AirMap, a global airspace intelligence platform for drones, have announced their collaboration to offer a pre-integrated UTM and Air Traffic Awareness solution for safe, efficient, and scalable drone operations. The safe integration of drones into low-altitude airspace alongside manned aviation has become paramount to cope with […]
  • MQ-8C Fire Scout Achieves Initial Operational CapabilityThe US Navy declared initial operational capability of the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter June 28 clearing the way for fleet operations and training.  The MQ-8 Fire Scout is a sea-based, vertical lift unmanned system that is designed to provide reconnaissance, situational awareness, and precision targeting support for ground, air and sea forces. “This milestone […]
  • NOAA Wants Hybrid Drones to Patrol the CoastThe federal agency in charge of monitoring the environment wants a new drone that can take off and land on a single spot while still achieving high speeds in flight. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a solicitation Wednesday looking for a small business that can provide a hybrid unmanned aerial system—or drone—with a fixed-wing setup […]
  • Terra Drone Forms JV in Middle EastTokyo-headquartered Terra Drone Corporation, has entered into an investment agreement with NDT Corrosion Control Services Co. (NDTCCS), a leading Saudi company which has been providing nondestructive testing and inspection services in the Middle East since 1975. With this agreement, Terra Drone and NDTCCS will establish a new joint venture, Terra Drone CCS, focusing on the Middle East market. […]
  • London Police to use Drone to Catch Dangerous DriversThe London Metropolitan Police will use a drone in a crackdown on dangerous drivers. The unmanned aerial vehicle will target “road users engaged in dangerous driving, such as racing, that could potentially put others at risk”, the force said. Safety charity Brake welcomed the use of technology “to enforce against, and help deter, selfish and […]
  • Delair Announces Subscription Program in EuropeDelair, a supplier of commercial drone solutions, has announced Delair Takeoff, a cost-effective subscription program for accessing the company’s high performance Delair UX11 family of UAVs and its delair.ai, cloud-based data management solution. Customers can pay a fixed monthly fee and have unlimited use of the long-range, fully equipped drone. A six-month minimum contract is […]