Category: News

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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AeroVironment Acquires Pulse Aerospace for $25.7M

AeroVironment, Inc. has 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 entirely from available cash on hand. Pulse Aerospace is a leading developer of small VTOL

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Elbit Systems Hermes 45 Debuts at Paris Airshow 2019

Elbit Systems’ Hermes 45 Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (STUAS) will be making its first appearance at the Company’s static display area (A-8) in the upcoming Paris Airshow 2019. Hermes 45 offers a unique combination of extended range and duration with point launch and recovery, to and from land

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Amazon says drone deliveries coming ‘within months’

Las Vegas (AFP) June 5, 2019 –

Amazon said Wednesday it expects to begin large-scale deliveries by drone in the coming months as it unveiled its newest design for its “Prime Air” fleet.

Jeff Wilke, head of Amazon’s consumer operations, told the company’s Machine Learning, Automation, Robotics and Space conference in

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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