- 非军事用途无人驾驶航空器系统运营调查 Survey on Drone Operations – Now Also Available in Chinese
This survey, which is aimed at the worldwide UAS/RPAS/Drone operator community is already available in English, French, German, Italian & Spanish and now, also in Chinese. This survey is an opportunity to make it possible for all drone operators to assure that their specific applications are taken into account. This Survey on Drone Operations addresses the […]
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- Left Tail Break Caused 2015 Predator Crash
A mechanical failure of the left tail clamp on an MQ-1B Predator caused the remotely piloted aircraft to crash during a mission in an undisclosed area in the Middle East, the US Air Force announced. On. Nov. 8, 2015, an MQ-1B assigned to the 432nd Wing at Creech AFB, Nev., which was operated by a […]
- NOAA, Tennessee University Test Electric UAV with Autopilot
With a legacy of delivering reliable, robust and highly accurate small Unmanned Aircraft Systems , NOAA Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division (ATDD) of the Air Resources Laboratory has selected Black Swift Technologies (BST), a specialized engineering firm based in Boulder, CO, to integrate their SwiftCore Flight Management System with a UAV Factory Penguin BE UAV […]
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- GENIUS NY Announces Sixteen Semi-Finalists
GENIUS NY, a business accelerator program at CenterState CEO’s Tech Garden, announced sixteen teams are semi-finalists in the competition’s second round. The companies, which are developing innovations in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry, were selected from a highly-competitive pool of more than 250 submissions to compete for $3 million in investments. Of the sixteen […]
- DroneSentinel Demonstration
DroneShield Ltd, an Australian public company with substantial U.S. operations, has released a video of its DroneSentinel / DroneSentry anti-drone systems in operation. DroneSentry is an integrated automated drone detection and countermeasure product with an anti-swarming capability. DroneSentry provides its users with a multi-method drone detection capability and includes and integrates radar, radio frequency, acoustic, […]
- DJI Security Seriously Discredited
Two documents which have come to light recently throw severe doubts on both DJI’s ability and willingness to install security measures in its products. In the first, Kevin Finisterre, a researcher, found that DJI left the private key for its dot-com’s HTTPS certificate exposed on GitHub for up to four years. In the second, a White […]
- Saudi Arabia to Buy Six Anka UAVs
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is planning to acquire six medium-altitude, long-endurance drones developed by Turkish Aerospace Industry (TAI) and two ground controls stations, an official has disclosed. Work toward a buy of the Anka system has been underway for some time. Gorkem Bilgi, manager of the corporate marketing and communications department at TAI said […]
- Atlanta Utility Company Introduces New Drone ID Tech
Two Southern Company employees developed a way to identify operator contact information on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) using a wireless connectivity chip that transmits a continuous data signal. Signals on the patent-pending technology includes a unique identification number, a call-back key to contact the operator via phone or email, the operator’s address, elevation and latitude/longitude […]
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- Centralized Drone Management for First Responders
SPH Engineering has launched its UgCS centralized drone management solution for Police, Search and Rescue, Firefighter and Security Service Command centers for efficient drone implementation in first response and surveillance operations. UgCS centralized drone management solution enables Command center operators to track on map real-time position of the drones used in-field and receive live video streams. Command center operators […]
- Volaero Drones Fights Everglades Pythons with Thermal Cameras
VolAero Drones is working with famed outdoorsman Bill Booth to demonstrate that drones equipped with the latest thermal imaging equipment can effectively spot and track pythons at night – the prime hunting time. Over 100,000 Burmese pythons infesting the Florida Everglades have decimated 90 percent of small wildlife while surviving all attempts at eradication. “Python […]
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