Industry News


  • China’s Norinco Presents UAV Swarm ConceptThe China North Industries Corporation (Norinco) presented a concept for the use of strike-capable, multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) flying in a swarm at the 6-11 November Airshow China 2018 defence exhibition in Zhuhai. The concept, which can be adapted to fit various tactical scenarios, involves the use of several MR40-series (equipped with four rotors) […]
  • NET GUARD Drone for High-Rise RescuesNET GUARD is a high altitude self-driven UAV drone concept designed by a group of 6 students in Guangzhou, China. the creation is meant to rescue people from high-rise fire emergencies — when receives a distress signal, it uses GPS to pinpoint the location of the fire. Travelling at high altitude to avoid traffic and reach the scene of […]
  • Japan’s First Drone Document Delivery Launched in FukushimaJapan Post Co. last week began transporting documents by drone in Fukushima Prefecture, the first operation of its kind in Japan, following easing of regulations to cope with labor shortages in the transport industry. The company said it will initially use drones to carry its own documents and advertisements between two post offices in the […]
  • Spain to Procure 15 European MALE RPASThe Spanish Air Force (Ejército del Aire Español: EdAE) has said it is to acquire 15 of the new European medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) remotely piloted air systems (RPASs) being developed by a pan-European consortium. Planned for entry into service in the mid-2020s, the MALE RPAS is a joint project between Germany (Airbus), France (Dassault), Italy […]
  • Wing Loong UAS I-D has Improved PerformanceWing Loong I-D, China’s domestically-developed Wing Loong UAS family’s new member that debuted at the just concluded Airshow China, uses complete composite materials for its fuselage and is sure to have better performances, says its chief designer Li Yidong. While describing Wing Loong I-D is a first-of-a-kind UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) for China, Li Yongguang, […]
  • US Department of Transportation to Audit FAA’s Role in Authorizing sUAS Operators in the NASThe U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Inspector General has announced that it will be conducting an audit of the FAA’s role in authorizing Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS/drone) flights within the National Airspace System. The continuing growth of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) within the National Airspace System (NAS) presents challenges for the Federal Aviation […]
  • Delair’s UX11 Ag, Optimized for Agriculture & ForestryDelair, a supplier of commercial drone solutions, has announced a new drone platform specifically optimized for the agriculture industry, the Delair UX11 Ag. Built on the foundation of the successful Delair UX11 fixed-wing UAV, the new version combines the productivity benefits of long-range/BVLOS flight operations with highly accurate survey-grade mapping and plant data collection capabilities – […]
  • CustomWeather Partners with TruWeather Solutions to Offer High-Resolution Forecasts for UAS OperatorsCustomWeather, Inc., a specialized provider of high-resolution weather data and alert services, announced that it has entered into a partnership with TruWeather Solutions, LLC to produce unique, high resolution forecasts to support UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System).  Also known as drones, UAS require close attention to weather conditions, particularly wind, temperature, and severe weather for mission planning and […]
  • Trimble Launches V 5.0 of Trimble Business Center  Version 5.0 of Trimble Business Center merges two products, Trimble Business Center and Business Center – HCE, to provide both surveying and civil construction customers with a complete office software solution. Combining both products into one platform provides a larger set of tools and data interoperability between survey and construction workflows. New capabilities: Support for mobile […]
  • UK CAA Launches UAS Regulation Training CourseThe UK’s Civil Aviation Authority International has launched a new one-day training course covering Unmanned Aircraft Systems regulation. Titled “Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems Regulation”, the course will provide delegates with an understanding of the regulatory framework associated with the operation of unmanned aircraft systems. The course explores existing UAS regulations and how they apply to […]