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Delair Appoints Canadian Reseller

Delair, a global supplier of commercial drone solutions, announced an agreement with Cansel, a full-service provider of surveying and mapping solutions to the Canadian market. Cansel becomes the first Canadian reseller of Delair’s innovative Delair UX 11 long-range drone, and the two companies plan to rapidly expand the agreement to

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Ball Aerospace Remote Sensing Technology Detects Methane Leaks During Mobile Monitoring

Ball Aerospace demonstrated its methane remote sensing technology flying on board a piloted aircraft during the Stanford University and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Mobile Monitoring Challenge, resulting in high-resolution, geo-referenced imagery of simulated methane leaks in near real-time.The Mobile Monitoring Challenge is a new competition co-sponsored by Stanford University’s Natural

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GA-ASI Conducts Successful Lightning Tests on MQ-9B

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) used its second full-scale MQ-9B to conduct successful lightning tests at its facility in Poway, California last month. The test was conducted jointly between engineers from GA-ASI and NTS Pittsfield, a recognized leader in the development of sophisticated lightning protection systems for the aerospace

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Hiroyuki Yoshimoto Assumes Office as New Nidec President

For the first time in the 45 year old history of the Kyoto-based multinational manufacturer of electric motors, Nidec has a new president, as Hiroyuki Yoshimoto becomes the first person to hold the post after the company’s founder Shigenobu Nagamori. The appointment, announced on February 15, was approved on June

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Delair expands Canadian presence with new distribution agreement, compliance to national drone regulations

Cansel opens Canadian market for Delair UX11 long range fixed wing UAV; Delair drones given stamp of approval by Transport Canada. Innovative products and local expertise ideally positioned for needs of geospatial, agriculture architecture, engineering, and construction industries LABEGE, France and VANCOUVER, Canada – June 19, 2018 – Delair, a

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GA-ASI Conducts Successful Lightning Tests on MQ-9B

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) used its second full-scale MQ-9B to conduct successful lightning tests at its facility in Poway, California last month. The test was conducted jointly between engineers from GA-ASI and NTS Pittsfield, a recognized leader in the development of sophisticated lightning protection systems for the aerospace

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IAI and AIRBUS enter $600 million agreement to lease Heron TP MALE RPAS to German defence ministry

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) signed an agreement with Airbus to lease Heron TP Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) RPASs (remotely piloted air vehicle system) to Germany’s Federal Ministry of Defence. Under the $600 million deal, Airbus DS Airborne Solutions GmbH will serve as the prime contractor responsible for managing all

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Winners Announced in Counter-Terrorism Startup Competition

The winners of a counter-terrorism technology competition backed by the Israeli and U.S. governments were announced on June 18th. CardioScale Ltd. won first place and $100,000 prize with a device that promises to help monitor the vitals of survivors of terrorist attacks and mass casualty events. Second place, and a

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French Army to Receive Patroller in 2019

The arrival of Safran’s Patroller tactical unmanned aerial system next year will provide the French army with significantly upgraded capabilities and increased performance with a lower logistics footprint for reconnaissance operations and other missions, industry and military officials said June 12. In 2016, the French government signed a contract with

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NASA Picks Black Swift to Develop UAS for Atmospheric Observations of Venus

Black Swift Technologies (BST), a specialized engineering firm known for its purpose-built scientific aerial platforms, announced it has been awarded a NASA contract to develop an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to perform upper atmospheric observations of the planet Venus. BST is proposing a planetary aerial vehicle based on dynamic soaring,

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AVY – Drone Builder

Avy is looking for a Drone Builder to contribute to the ambitious mission we share! Join the Avy team to build drones to improve the world. Deadline for applications: Sunday 1 July 2018 11.59 pm Role description You are the master of drones You make things fly! You understand drones,

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UNICEF Funding Opportunity for Drone Startups

The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking to make up to $100K equity-free investments to provide early stage (seed) finance to for-profit technology start-ups that have the potential to benefit humanity through the use of drones. If you’ve got a start-up registered in one of UNICEF’s programme countries and have a

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Helion and Domenec Molins partner with Freespace

The Freespace team are proud to announce our partnership with Domenec Molins and the Helion Group. Just as we are pushing the boundaries with our Giant Drone Racing platform, Helion are the market leaders in the development of powder metallurgy, solid carbide and innovative coating technologies for high-quality cutting tools.

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ANAFI x MIKE HORN | Parrot

“After every adventure, what Mike Horn likes best…” A movie 100% shot by ANAFI #ParrotANAFI #EverydayLifeElevated

ANAFI x MIKE HORN | Parrot VF

“Après chaque aventure, ce que Mike Horn préfère…” Un film 100% réalisé avec ANAFI #ParrotANAFI #EverydayLifeElevated

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Cyberhawk Innovations has been named the Venture-backed Management Team of the Year at the 2018 BVCA Scottish Management Team awards

Cyberhawk Innovations has been named the Venture-backed Management Team of the Year at the 2018 BVCA Scottish Management Team awards. Winners were announced at the BVCA’s prestigious annual dinner in Edinburgh. The BVCA Management Team Awards celebrate the performance of UK-based companies that are backed by private equity and venture

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DroneShield – Turnbull / Pyne Defence Export Strategy Bears Fruit

The Australian developer and manufacturer of cutting-edge high technology counter-drone products DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO or DRO.AU) (DroneShield or the Company) today released the following statement on the practical application of the Turnbull / Pyne Defence Export Strategy. On 29 January 2018, The Hon Christopher Pyne MP, Australian Minister for Defence

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Aertec Completes Automated Operations from Sand

AERTEC Solutions has reached a new technological milestone in the RPAS sector in Spain with its unmanned fixed-wing aerial platform TARSIS 75. This RPAS, built in carbon fiber, has made a complete and automatic operation in the Arenosillo area, on the beach of Mazagón (Huelva) , thus expanding its range

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DroneShield Secures $3M Middle East Contract

Counter drone technology provider DroneShield has secured an order for 70 units of its DroneGun tactical jammer by an as-yet-unnamed “major Middle Eastern country allied with Western governments”, with the identity of the country remaining a mystery, potentially for security reasons. “We believe that this is a company-making sale and

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African Union Publishes Drone Report

On 8 June 2018, a report on drones entitled ” Drones on the Horizon was made public by Prof Yaye Kène-Gassama Dia & University Cheikh Anta Diop Dakar at the African Innovation Summit (AIS2018) in Kigali, Rwanda. The AIS is an Africa-wide initiative aimed at harnessing the innovation potential of

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Turkey Develops New Heavy Armed UAS

Unmanned air system manufacturer Baykar Makina is developing a new heavy armed unmanned aerial vehicle called Akinci, according to Turkish media reports. Turkish media has published photos showing a new 4.5-tonne Akinci twin-engine, medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned vehicle (UAV) at Baykar’s facility. According to the report, Akinci will be equipped with

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