Industry News

  • Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of 50-Mile Drone CorridorGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the completion of the state supported 50-mile unmanned traffic management drone corridor, which runs from Central New York to the Mohawk Valley. The first-in-the-nation corridor is the most advanced drone testing corridor in the nation. With the needed infrastructure now in place, companies will be able to test both unmanned […]
  • DroneShield Launches Vehicle-Mounted C-UAS SystemDroneShield Ltd has announced the release of vehicle-mounted drone detection and defeat product, DroneSentry-X. Lightweight at approximately 10kg, compact size and and easily mountable on most vehicles, the product is expected to be of significant interest to a range of DroneShield’s customer base globally, across military, law enforcement, security and VIP markets. The product is suitable for both vehicle/convoy and […]
  • ManTech Wins $82M Task Order for US Navy Unmanned Platform Analysis, R&D SupportManTech announced that it has been awarded a five-year $82 million prime task order to provide analysis, research and development support for the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division in support of Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) unmanned aircraft (PMA 262). ManTech was awarded this contract under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center’s […]
  • National Press Photographers Association Partners with DRONERESPONDERS to Promote Drone SafetyThe National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) has announced a partnership with DRONERESPONDERS to help promote increased safety and communication between the news media and first responders operating drones in the National Airspace System (NAS). Announced at the Drone Journalism Leadership Summit held at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, the memorandum of understanding […]
  • CANSO Publishes Paper on Safe Integration of DronesMembers of Europe’s leading aviation associations have published a joint paper setting out the principles to support the safe integration into European airspace of unmanned aircraft, or ‘drones’. This is one of the most critical issues facing the aviation industry today. Drones will revolutionise many aspects of everyday life, from the way people travel, to agriculture, policing, […]
  • P-51 Mustang at Air Force Armament Museum Gets Vinyl WrapOver the summer, the Air Force Armament Museum’s P-51 Mustang got its first new paint job in more than 30 years.  And not a single drop of paint was used in the process. That is because the P-51 became the first Air Force museum aircraft to be completely wrapped in vinyl. The wrapping was another […]
  • The Lockheed Constellation StoryThe Lockheed Constellation (“Connie”) is a propeller-driven, four-engine airliner built by Lockheed Corporation between 1943 and 1958 at Burbank, California. Lockheed built 856 in numerous models—all with the same triple-tail design and dolphin-shaped fuselage. Most were powered by four 18-cylinder Wright R-3350 Duplex-Cyclones. The Constellation was used as a civil airliner and as a military […]
  • Airbus VSR700 Prototype Performs First FlightThe prototype of Airbus Helicopters’ VSR700 unmanned aerial system has performed its first flight at a drone test centre near Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. The VSR700 performed several take-offs and landings on Friday 8th of November with the longest flight lasting around 10 minutes.  In accordance with the airworthiness authority that provided the […]
  • senseFly Partners with Trimble and Microsoft DrivesenseFly has announced new strategic partnerships. The organisations include Trimble and Microsoft and demonstrate the capability and suitability of senseFly’s fixed-wing drones and drone sensors for precision agriculture. “Trimble and Microsoft are major players in the agriculture sector, and these relationships are a testament to senseFly’s drones operating at the high standards required by large organisations […]
  • AeroVironment Gets $55M US Army Contract for Radio Frequency Modifications to Raven AeroVironment, Inc. announced the U.S. Army awarded the company a firm-fixed-price contract on June 6, 2019 to begin radio frequency modifications on its currently deployed Raven. The initial base delivery order is $862,488, with potential contract options valued up to $55 million. “AeroVironment engineered and manufactures the Raven system, so we are best equipped to support quick […]