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Ghana Lawmakers Approve Controversial Drone Deal

This week, Ghana’s parliament approved a deal that would spend $12.5 million (in USD) over the next four years to create a system of medical supply delivery to remote areas of the country using drones. The system will be implemented through a partnership between the Ghanaian government’s own Health Service

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You’ve Seen Foldable Drones, But Never Like This

One of the more interesting recent developments in the consumer drone space has been the unprecedented rise of foldable drones. From cheaper models like the Zerotech Dobby to this year’s mighty Mavic 2, it seems that drones you can carry in your pocket are in high demand this holiday season,

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Flock partners with UAV8 to expand UK partnership network

Flock are thrilled to announce that they have partnered with UAV8, a renowned commercial drone training school. The collaborative partnership has enabled UAV8 to provide free Flight Assessment insurance with their courses, protecting training pilots with both hull (drone and airborne accessories) and Public Liability cover. This allows pilots to

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Sky-Drones partners with Altitude Angel and integrates airspace services in SmartAP GCS

Sky-Drones – the leading UAV flight control system solutions expert partnered with Altitude Angel – aviation technology company who creates global-scale solutions that enable safe integration and use of fully autonomous drones into global airspace. Sky-Drones creates professional UAV flight control systems including autopilot hardware, onboard software, ground control software

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Pancakes and Politics

Anecdotes from the Drone Symposium/Pancake Breakfast. Lead-time on the pop-up symposium was short, but it was great to be in LA around Christmas, and if you haven’t been for the holidays you should try it. Seventy plus degrees, palm trees, and decorations make for a surreal vibe to be sure.

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The Only Flying Original Focke-Wulf 190 in the World

 Flying Heritage Collection owns and maintains the only flying original Focke-Wulf 190 in the world at this time. Though several are under restoration, this unique Fw-190 was recovered from an overgrown forest in the 1990’s and became airworthy only a few years ago. The 190 is flown before crowds

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Drones Deliver Vaccines to Remote South Pacific Areas

A Melbourne-based startup founded by a robotics engineer and former RAAF pilot has bagged world-first commercial contracts to ship vaccines via drone delivery for international aid. Swoop Aero CEO Eric Peck met his co-founder, mechatronics and robotics engineer Josh Tepper, while researching opportunities to start an air taxi service that

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SKYF Drone Flew 100 meters with 100 kg Payload

 On November 29, the SKYF team presented the world’s biggest multi-rotor drone in Tatarstan, Russia. The guests of the event witnessed the demo flights of two modifications of the machine, SKYF CARGO and SKYF AGRO. SKYF CARGO broke the world’s record with a flight of 100 meters with 100

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uAvionix to Open “HQ2” in Washington DC Region

uAvionix, designer and manufacturer of communications, navigation, and surveillance (CNS) equipment for unmanned and manned aircraft, has announced its plans to establish an office location in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. This expansion reflects the company’s long-term business strategy and the strong growth the company has seen in both

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Schiebel Camcopter S-100 Successfully Demonstrates New Comint and Imaging Payloads to Australian Army

Schiebel, in cooperation with ELTA Systems and Overwatch Imaging, integrated two new payloads for an active army exercise. The Australian Army conducted a two-week activity with the CAMCOPTER S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) to gain further insights into future capabilities and payloads in support of Project Land 129-3. Specifically, they

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Zipline medical deliveries for Ghana meet resistance

On Tuesday the Ghanian government approved a $12.5 million deal with Zipline to roll out their medical delivery service in the country. The company will build four nodes all staffed by Ghanaians. The first will be at Suhum in Eastern Ghana. Operating 24/7 the nodes will cost the Government $88,000

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GAUSS Project gathers prominent European actors to analyse benefits of Galileo and EGNOS in operations with Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The GAUSS project, a GSA initiative coordinated by everis Aerospace, Defense, and Security (everis ADS), recently organised a workshop at the University of Cranfield (United Kingdom) to analyse the benefits of Galileo and EGNOS in the context of operations involving unmanned systems (UAS) and their air traffic management (in Europe,

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DroneClash 2019

Want to win up to 50.000 euro prize money? Sign your team up for the next edition of DroneClash. (Early bird action till 14-12-2018) This next-level FPV competition – a kind of 3D Robot Wars, will be held on March 16, 2019, at the former airbase, Valkenburg in Katwijk, the

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UK Royal Air Force Demos RPAS for Air Base Protection

Force Protection (FP) Force personnel from the FP Centre at RAF Honington recently carried out an Operational Capability Demonstration (OCD) utilising an Aeryon SkyRanger Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS) to enhance Force Protection at RAF Akrotiri. The FP Centre’s RPAS Team have been issued with a provisional Categorisation for

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uAvionix to Open “HQ2” in Washington DC Metropolitan Region

uAvionix, designer and manufacturer of communications, navigation, and surveillance (CNS) equipment for unmanned and manned aircraft, today announced its plans to establish an office location in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. This expansion reflects the company’s long-term business strategy and the strong growth the company has seen in both

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Kalashnikov Unveils Zala Arctic Drone

In the framework of the VIII International Forum “The Arctic: the Present and the Future,” the General Director of the Kalashnikov Concern, Vladimir Dmitriev, spoke about the possibilities of the new unmanned ZALA Arctic complex, adapted to work in arctic conditions. “ZALA Arctic series UAVs are capable of successfully solving

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Port of Amsterdam Launches Drone Detection Trial

The Port of Amsterdam has begun a four-week trial of a drone detection system. Martek Anti-Drone Systems is providing its M.A.D.S. (Marine Anti-Drone System) to build understanding of how, where and why drones are flying over the Port of Amsterdam. The M.A.D.S system will support the port by monitoring legal

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WB Group Gets $3M FLYEYE Order in Poland

The Armament Inspectorate in the Ministry of National Defence in Poland has signed the contract for the supply of four sets of the mini UAV FLYEYE with a training package for USD 3M. The agreement stipulates the option for the further delivery of ten sets. One set comprises four

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DRONE VOLT HERCULES 20 Can Lift 25Kg

 DRONE VOLT has recently unveiled its latest drone, the HERCULES 20 which is a long-range heavy lift professional drone. As the description probably gave it away (and its name), this a drone that has been designed to carry heavy loads. According to the company, the HERCULES 20 is capable

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