Reports

New Report: Drones in Public Safety and First Responder Operations
It may not seem like it, but drones are still in their infancy and only proving themselves through the rigorous testing done privately, commercially, and by state and federal government agencies. Despite the tangible benefits that drones can provide, the public has mixed sentiments about their use by law enforcement, firefighting, and search & rescue operations.

Drone World Expo  Exclusive Interviews  Mark Bathrick
We wanted to find out more about the team behind Drone World Expo – what makes them tick, what motivates them and what are the secrets behind the success of the event. We interviewed Advisory Board member Mark L. Bathrick who directs a nationwide aviation services business for the U.S Department of the Interior (DOI) overseeing the safe operation of over 1,200 contracted and government-owned manned and unmanned aircraft across a wide range of business applications.

Rwanda Readies Life-Saving Drone Delivery System
This summer, small autonomous airplanes will begin carrying life-saving blood to 20 hospitals and healthcare centers across Western Rwanda, Africa, in one of the first-of-its-kind drone-based delivery demonstrations.

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Unmanned Systems

General Atomics Unveils Mechanical Arm for DARPA Gremlins UAS Program

2016-09-29
General Atomics Unveils Mechanical Arm for DARPA Gremlins UAS Program
General Atomics, which builds the iconic Predator, has rolled out its offering for DARPA’s Gremlins program, blandly called the Small Unmanned Air Vehicle (SUAS). The goal: Build drones — and equally critical, a launch and recovery system that can take off from a manned aircraft, conduct a mission and come back aboard the plane.


Developments

UPS Tests Drones for Urgent Deliveries

2016-09-26
UPS Tests Drones for Urgent Deliveries
Package delivery giant United Parcel Service Inc. began testing last Thursday the use of drones to make commercial deliveries of packages to remote locations. Working with Danvers, Mass.-based drone maker CyPhy Works, UPS staged a mock delivery of urgently needed medicine from Beverly, Mass. to Children’s Island.


Strategy/Policy

Denmark Launches One of Europes First National Drone Strategies

2016-09-29
Denmark Launches One of Europes First National Drone Strategies
The Danish Government, or more specifically, the Minister of Higher Education and Science, Ulla Tornaes, and the Minister of Transport and Building, Hans Christian Schmidt, published a comprehensive National Drone Strategy to make Denmark a shining star on the drone sky.