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Russia Develops New Jamming Method

Russia’s Central Military District developed and tested a new method of jamming enemy aircraft using three different types of ground-based electronic counter-measures systems. The new method allows electronic warfare specialists to create “vacuum” space shielded from the impacts of drones, airborne radars, radio-controlled high-explosive munitions and cruise missiles, according to

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Honeywell to Supply Radar System for UAM Prototype

Honeywell has signed an agreement with an unnamed air taxi developer to supply multiple units of its new IntuVueTM RDR-84K Band Radar System for the developer’s urban air mobility (UAM) prototype aircraft. The innovative, compact and lightweight software-based radar detects multiple obstacles in and around its flight path and is

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Trump Wants More Spent on UAS

The White House has just published this Letter from the President to the House Committee on Financial Services and the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Dear Madam Chairwoman: (Dear Mr. Chairman) In accordance with section 303(a)(6)(A) of the Defense Production Act of 1950,

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Australia – Have we reached ‘Peak Drone’​? How will the drone services landscape change in the next 12-24 months?

James Rennie According to Goldman Sachs the drone industry will be worth US$100bn globally by 2020, and similar figures have been estimated by the other consulting firms and described as ‘the next Internet’. Drones have been radically changing how businesses and government agencies operate: saving money, improving safety, and providing

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AeroVironment Acquires VTOL UAS Developer Pulse Aerospace, LLC for $25.7 Million

AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, today announced it has acquired Pulse Aerospace, LLC, a developer and supplier of small VTOL UAS, for $25.7 million in cash, including milestone-based earn-out payments of $5 million. AeroVironment financed the transaction

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Drone Travel 101

My recent exposure into the world of drones has led me to using my 30 years of aviation experience to teach UAV ground schools and write documents for UAV operators in Canada. While my aviation roles cover several operational areas, my role as Flight Dispatcher, Private Pilot and Operations Manager

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Swoop Aero – Strategy and Operations Lead

Swoop Aero was founded to bring autonomous air transport to everyday life by revolutionising access to on-demand healthcare for everyone, everywhere. We’ve seen considerable progress at Swoop Aero over the last 6 months have successfully deployed the first inbound/ outbound airborne logistics service in the world, raising venture capital to

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EU wide rules on drones published

On 11 June 2019 common European rules on drones, Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/945 & Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947, have been published to ensure drone operations across Europe are safe and secure. The rules will amongst others help to protect the safety and the privacy of EU citizens while

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Free FAA Webinars

After receiving positive feedback and constructive input, the FAA has optimized their program content and added a session to include the recent changes to recreational flying.

Webinar schedule:

June 19, 2019 2 P.M. ET Public Safety:

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Drone Delivery Canada Grows

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Air Canada effective May 29, 2019 whereby Air Canada Cargo will market and sell DDC’s drone delivery services in Canada using Air Canada Cargo’s marketing and sales platforms and resources.

Pursuant to the terms of the agreement

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Picterra + Flying Labs collaboration announcement

Picterra and the Flying Labs from WeRobotics are thrilled to announce a new collaboration step. Picterra adds an AI-analytic layer to support the Flying Labs in their mission of accelerating and scaling local drones-for-social good solutions in emerging economies. Flying Labs’ members currently work on a broad and diverse range

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Drone Stops Air Operations on Wildfire in Arizona

A Chinook helicopter flies over a wildfire The air attack coordinator flying on the Coldwater Fire Saturday spotted a drone within the Temporary Flight Restriction area and grounded the helicopter assigned to the fire until it was safe to resume any needed flying operations. There is a TFR over the

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Taiwan Tests Terra Drone and Unifly’s UTM System

Terra Drone Corporation, one of the world’s largest providers of industrial drone solutions, has successfully demonstrated to Taiwanese government officials an unmanned traffic management (UTM) system developed jointly with Unifly, a leading drone traffic management provider from Europe and a portfolio company of Terra Drone. The test run of the

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DJI Studio Custom Aerial Cinematography Service

STORM is a custom aerial platform powered by DJI Studio. It’s designed for the professional cinematography industry, able to carry various popular cinema cameras and lenses with the support of Ronin 2, Master Wheels, or Force Pro, elevating aerial photography to the highest standards. It is an octocopter with four

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DroneShield to Collaborate with Collins Aerospace

DroneShield Ltd and Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies have entered a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on opportunities with the Australian military and globally, with a focus on adding DroneShield’s counter-drone capabilities to customers already utilising the broader surveillance systems produced by Collins Aerospace. Collins Aerospace is

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Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc. awarded NASA Phase II SBIR to advance vertical lift and UAM

Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc. (ESAero), a leading Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) System design, development and manufacturing services provider announced today a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II Award from NASA. The award, currently in negotiation, is under NASA Topic A1.06 for Vertical Lift Technology

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Top 9 – Best Drones Under USD $300

One of the best things about drones would definitely have to be the variety factor. You can choose from camera, toy, and even racing drones. There are a ton of different types to suit everyone’s needs, but what about pricing? It’s no secret that drones can be pretty pricey, with

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A comparison of VTOL mapping drones

The Fieldwork Company For some time now, VTOL drones have entered the field of aerial mapping. These Vertical Takeoff and Landing drones offer the flexibility and ease of use of a multirotor combined with the range and stability of a fixed wing UAV. At The Fieldwork Company we have been

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Orbit’s Orion Airborne Audio Management Systems for Heron TP

Orbit Communications Systems Ltd., a global provider of airborne communications solutions, announced at the Israel Defense & HLS Expo (ISDEF 2019) that Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) placed a $US1.8 million order for Orbit’s Orion airborne audio management systems for integration aboard its next-generation medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) Heron TP unmanned aerial

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Quantum-Systems Vector and Scorpion 2 in 1 Technology

Within the framework of the forum “Unmanned Systems” of the Studiengesellschaft DWT, Quantum-Systems GmbH and ESG present with Vector and Scorpion real world novelties in the field of electrically operated, unmanned systems for tactical deployment scenarios. The Vector combines the performance advantages of a fixed-wing aircraft with the vertical take-off

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