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3W-International is expanding sales structures

March 22, 2018 - 10:31pm
Increasing demand for 2-stroke engines has prompted Hessian company 3W-International to expand its sales structure. But it’s not just about the expansion of pure sales structures; it’s also about expanding project management capacities. “We’re experiencing increasing demand for propulsion solutions. It involves not the sale of an engine off the shelf here, but customer-specific solutions […]

UAV Inc. Completes Successful Deployment of Drone Magnetometer for Abandoned Gas Well Detection

March 22, 2018 - 2:19pm
PITTSBURGH – US Aerial Video Inc. (UAV), has announced it recently completed a 6-month proof of concept project in conjunction with the National Energy Technology Laboratory and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in which a drone-mounted magnetometer was successfully deployed to identify unmarked and abandoned gas wells in South Western Pennsylvania. The area of operations was […]

Phase One Industrial and Aerialtronics Sign Partnership Agreement

March 22, 2018 - 2:11pm
Enabling new opportunities in drone-based high-end aerial imaging COPENHAGEN and THE NETHERLANDS, March 22, 2018 – Phase One Industrial, a world-leading provider of medium format metric cameras and imaging solutions for aerial applications, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Aerialtronics DV, a developer of end-to-end aerial data capture solutions. Together, these companies’ high-end […]

DJI and Skycatch Announce Global Agreement to Deliver 1,000 Industrial Drones for Komatsu

March 22, 2018 - 8:22am
Commercial drone data company Skycatch, and DJI, the world’s leading manufacturer of civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, have extended their partnership to manufacture and deliver a fleet of 1,000 high-precision drones for Komatsu Smart Construction. This represents the largest commercial drone order in history. Each drone is manufactured by DJI and outfitted with specialized Skycatch technology, […]

DJI seek pre IPO funding

March 22, 2018 - 5:36am
REUTERS report that SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd, the world’s largest maker of drones for consumers, is in talks with investors for at least $500 million in funding ahead of a planned stock market debut, people with knowledge of the matter said. DJI plans to expand into drones for sectors such as agriculture, energy, construction […]

Scholar Farms Releases Comprehensive Plant Mapping With Drones Masterclass

March 22, 2018 - 5:10am
Gregory Crutsinger (PhD) and team have released a deep dive course for integrating drones into plant mapping with the Phytomappers Pro masterclass, available now. San Francisco, CA.  Scholar Farms, an educational training institution that produces state-of-the-art video training materials for vegetation mapping, today released their first drone-mapping course, Phytomappers Pro. This course explains how to integrate […]

NEDO, KDDI, Terra Drone, Secom Succeed in the World’s First Wide-Area Security with Multiple Autonomous Flying Drones Using 4G LTE

March 22, 2018 - 4:57am
NEDO (The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization), KDDI(a Japanese telecommunications operator), Terra Drone(a Japanese industrial drone service provider), SECOM(a Japanese security company) succeeded in the world’s first security verification experiments of multiple drones using 4G LTE mobile communication network at a wide-area facility. In this demonstration experiment, remote patrol security by four autonomous […]

Drone Delivery Canada Commences Development of The Condor – 400lbs Cargo Delivery Drone

March 22, 2018 - 4:45am
Drone Delivery Canada ‘DDC or the Company’ (TSX.V:FLT  OTC:TAKOF), is pleased to announce that it has commenced development of its newest cargo delivery drone, ‘The Condor’ with a lifting capability estimated at 400 pounds of payload. “Our engineering team is focused on building out our fleet to provide drones capable of addressing a wide range of […]

Job Opening: RQ-7B Instructor Operator – Immediate Hire!

March 21, 2018 - 10:15pm
Our client is currently interviewing for a RQ-7B Instructor Operator, a vital position in this small, rapidly growing business. No OCONUS deployments! This is not your typical defense contractor. Our client has contracts with defense and commercial customers as well as international opportunities that don’t involve the risk of getting shot. Your Shadow expertise could be applied to […]

One-Day Part 107 Workshop Offered After the SUSB Expo

March 21, 2018 - 5:27am
If a two-day conference and flying demonstrations weren’t enough, you can now add a third day of learning to your San Francisco Drone week! Take part in a one-day, Crash Proofing your Drone Operation, 14 CFR 107 Initial and recurrent knowledge test Primer workshop with Capt. Scott Strimple from Drone Flight School.  Scott will be teaching this signature workshop […]

IARPA Announces the UG2 Prize Challenge to Improve UAV Captured Imagery

March 21, 2018 - 5:17am
WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announces today the UG2 Prize Challenge for unmanned aerial vehicles, gliders, and ground data entries. The challenge aims to advance the analysis of images collected by small UAVs by improving image restoration and algorithm performance. “This prize challenge […]

High-power microwaves and lasers defeat multiple drones during US Army exercise

March 20, 2018 - 11:46pm
Forty-five unmanned aerial vehicles and drones fell out of the sky during a U.S. Army exercise after Raytheon’s (NYSE: RTN) advanced high-power microwave and laser dune buggy engaged and destroyed them. These common threats were knocked down during a Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment at the U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence. The event, known as […]

Black Swift Technologies and NASA Partner to Push Agricultural Drone Technology Beyond NDVI and NDRE (Red Edge)

March 20, 2018 - 9:14am
Boulder, CO – (March 20, 2018) – Black Swift Technologies (BST), a specialized engineering firm based in Boulder, CO, announced today expansion of a pathfinder mission with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center to develop enhanced multi-angular remote sensing techniques using small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS). These autonomous platforms can more effectively and efficiently monitor crop health and growth monitoring […]

Aspen Avionics and Sensurion Aerospace team to Co-develop Commercial UAV Avionics

March 19, 2018 - 11:13pm
Today, Aspen Avionics and Sensurion Aerospace announced a co-development partnership that will bring certified avionics to the burgeoning UAS and unmanned air-taxi marketplace.  Aspen Avionics’/Sensurion’s focus is on FAA-certified autopilots, communications, navigation, and surveillance systems, for small, medium, and large UAS, including future cargo and passenger carrying aircraft. “The real winners in this partnership are […]

Hybrid Project HP2 VTOL

March 19, 2018 - 10:59pm
Hybrid Project LLC is pleased to announce our HP2 Platform, a modular, long endurance VTOL aircraft, including a hybrid gas/electric powerplant with onboard starter and battery charging. The HP2 requires very minimal ground support equipment, simply add gas and stay aloft for up to 5 hours. There is no need to charge batteries. The proprietary […]

How to apply for your PfCO using Flock’s pay-as-you-fly Drone Insurance

March 19, 2018 - 10:59pm
Thinking about becoming a commercial drone pilot? Insurance is an important requirement throughout your journey to getting a Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) certification. From flight assessment cover, to providing a proof-of-insurance ‘Cover Note’ document for your application, Flock is here to help. First things first: what is a commercial drone pilot? And how do […]

Australian UAV Successfully Audited to International Quality Standard for Drone Operations

March 19, 2018 - 7:04am
Australian UAV Pty Ltd (AUAV, confirms the successful completion of its audit and accreditation to the new UAS International (UASI, standard for safety and quality of commercial drone operations. The UASI standard addresses a much-needed gap in the drone services market by certifying operators to meet a high standard of professionalism, safety, experience and capability. […]

COPTRZ Receives CPD Accreditation for Drone Training Courses

March 19, 2018 - 6:58am
COPTRZ has today announced that its CAA PfCO drone training course has received official Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accreditation from the CPD Development Service. The course, which trains drone operators to attain their Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO), is already approved by the Civil Aviation Authority and recognised as the pre-eminent learning programme for aspiring […]

Amsterdam Drone Week launched to service UAV industry

March 19, 2018 - 6:20am
Co-created events festival brings the supply chain of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) industry together to see the future of commercial drone applications come to live. Amsterdam, Monday 19 March 2018 – From 26 – 30 November 2018 Amsterdam is the center where the global UAV industry meets. Launching the first Amsterdam Drone Week, this unique initiative […]

Russian Billionaire Attempts to Take US Businessman’s Drone

March 18, 2018 - 1:41am
ST. BART’S, GUSTAVIA – One thing that truly makes a trip to the Caribbean unforgettable? Getting your drone shot down by Russians with an anti-drone cannon. On Thursday, Droneworks Studios, a US drone company, released a YouTube video in which co-founder Justin Oakes tells the bizarre story of when a Russian billionaire tried to take […]