Droner Nation Blog

Thumbnail for 57384

UTM TCL 4 Takeaway

NASA sent out an email for the press to come out to Reno, Nevada to see/hear about UTM. I had always wondered why I never got the invite in the past to come out for a preview of the unmanned deus ex machina. I didn’t get the email personally and

Read Full Article Here

Thumbnail for 57380

How Drone Manufacturers Are Making Flights Safer

This week DJI announced that starting in January 2020, all of the company’s new drones weighing over 250 grams will come with AirSense – a tool enabled by an ADS-B receiver – as standard. In practice, that means that DJI pilots will be alerted to nearby manned aircraft, well ahead

Read Full Article Here

Thumbnail for 57373

FAA Announces More Access to Airspace to Fly Drones

With effect from yesterday, more than 100 control towers and airports will be added to the hundreds of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic facilities and airports that currently use the Low Altitude Authorization and Capability (LAANC) system. LAANC is a collaboration between the FAA and industry that directly supports

Read Full Article Here

Thumbnail for 57371

First Air Taxi Volo-Port to be Built by End of 2019

Skyports and Volocopter have announced a cooperation to build the first mobile Volo-Port for air taxis. UK-based global vertiport owner and operator Skyports and air taxi pioneer Volocopter unveiled plans for the Volo-Port – the physical landing pads for so-called eVTOL (electric take-off and landing) – through stunning designs produced

Read Full Article Here

Thumbnail for 57369

Drones in the Battlespace – Canadian Company Introduces New Multi-Domain Multi-Platform Drone Control System

Kongsberg UAS ground station system has been integrated with new sensors and enhanced multi-domain display capabilities to simultaneously coordinate drones in the air, on the water, and undersea Ottawa, ON: Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based geospatial and defense technology company, announced today that they are introducing a new multi-domain control system

Read Full Article Here

Thumbnail for 57367

Meal Drone Delivery Coming to North Carolina

A 50-year-old Triad aviation company, an Israeli start-up and the North Carolina Department of Transportation are preparing to test a program to deliver meals by drone. Rather than arriving at the front door like an order from TakeOut Central or Uber Eats, freshly prepared food will be lowered via cable

Read Full Article Here

Thumbnail for 57365

Percepto Raises $15 Million Series A Funding Led by USVP, For Its Market-Leading Industrial Autonomous Drone-in-a-Box

Percepto, the global market leader for industrial autonomous drone solutions, today announced that it has raised $15M Series A Round Funding, led by U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), with participation from existing investors: NHN, Spider Capital and Emerge. The company has to date raised a total of $27.5M. Previous investors include

Read Full Article Here

Thumbnail for 57363

Uber Seeks Approval for San Diego Drone Deliveries

Last-mile drone delivery in the United States is heating up with the addition of a request by Uber to operate a food service in San Diego. An application filed with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) by Luke Fischer, Head of Flight Operations for Uber Technologies affiliate Uber Elevate, Inc., follows

Read Full Article Here

Thumbnail for 57361

DJI – Director of U.S. Regulatory Affairs

The U.S. Director of Regulatory Affairs will be responsible for developing and executing a U.S. federal regulatory affairs strategy that helps to expand the domestic and international utilization of DJI technology across civil, recreational, and public markets in the United States. This person will have a leading role in interacting

Read Full Article Here

Thumbnail for 57359

US Navy Wants MQ-25A Stingray Tanker Before UCAS

The US Navy won’t pursue the development of a lethal carrier-based unmanned aircraft before it fields its unmanned MQ-25A Stingray tanker sometime in the 2020s, the service’s requirements chief said last week. The service is taking a deliberate approach to adding unmanned aviation assets to carrier decks, ensuring it

Read Full Article Here

Thumbnail for 57333

Dronecloud select Altitude Angel as strategic data partner

London, UK: Altitude Angel, a world-leading aviation technology company, has today announced it is to become the geodata supplier to drone operations management platform Dronecloud. Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM airspace management platform will be used to power Dronecloud with accurate, real-time and relevant geospatial data for European and USA territories.

Read Full Article Here

Thumbnail for 57326

Skyports, AZ Turnhout and City of Turnhout announce medical drone delivery agreement in Belgium

In September, drones will be used at AZ Turnhout to transport pathology samples and pharmaceuticals between the two major hospital sites during a unique trial project. AZ Turnhout, City of Turnhout and drone service provider Skyports will jointly test a new logistics service during which medical products will be transported

Read Full Article Here

Thumbnail for 57324

First Air Taxi Volo-Port to be Built by End of 2019 – Skyports and Volocopter join forces on UAM infrastructure

Greentech Festival, Berlin – Today, Skyports and Volocopter announced a cooperation to build the first mobile Volo-Port for air taxis. UK-based global vertiport owner and operator Skyports and air taxi pioneer Volocopter unveiled plans for the Volo-Port – the physical landing pads for so-called eVTOL (electric take-off and landing) –

Read Full Article Here

Thumbnail for 57322

Terra Drone Indonesia demonstrates aerial LiDAR survey capabilities to construction companies

Terra Drone Indonesia, a group company of Terra Drone Corporation, one of the world’s largest providers of industrial drone solutions, has successfully completed two pilot projects that demonstrate how construction companies can benefit from drone surveying and mapping services. Using drones equipped with Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology, Terra

Read Full Article Here

Thumbnail for 57303

DARPA Selects Six Teams for Wearable Neural Interface Project

DARPA has awarded funding to six organizations to support the Next-Generation Nonsurgical Neurotechnology (N3) program, first announced in March 2018. Battelle Memorial Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Rice University, and Teledyne Scientific are leading multidisciplinary teams to develop high-resolution, bidirectional

Read Full Article Here

Thumbnail for 57301

Drone Advisory Committee – Full List of New Members

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao formally announced new appointments to the Federal Aviation Administrations (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee (DAC). The DAC is a broad-based, long-term federal advisory committee that provides the FAA advice on key unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) integration issues by helping to identify challenges and

Read Full Article Here

Thumbnail for 57299

Delair Releases New Open Payload Version of DT26 UAV

Delair, a supplier of commercial drone solutions, has introduced a new model of its popular long-range UAV, the Delair DT26, which offers an easy-to-integrate architecture for adding user-specified sensors and other payloads to the platform. The Delair DT26 Open Payload model features a removable container which can hold up to

Read Full Article Here

Thumbnail for 57297

Terra Drone Shows Benefits of Aerial LiDAR Surveys

Terra Drone Indonesia, a group company of Terra Drone Corporation, one of the world’s largest providers of industrial drone solutions, has successfully completed two pilot projects that demonstrate how construction companies can benefit from drone surveying and mapping services. Using drones equipped with Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology, Terra

Read Full Article Here

Thumbnail for 57295

Drones to Inspect Wind Turbines in Sweden and Finland

Sulzer Schmid, a Swiss company pioneering UAV technology for rotor blade inspections, and WKA, the leading blade inspection and repair service provider, have been enlisted by Vestas to conduct a massive and challenging drone-based blade inspection campaign in Scandinavia, on a staggering 1,250 wind turbines in less than

Read Full Article Here