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

Do Hobby Fliers Need to Take the Part 107 Test?

2016-08-28
Do Hobby Fliers Need to Take the Part 107 Test?
Part 107, the Small UAS Rule, takes effect on Monday – and recreational drone operators as well as commercial drone pilots may have to take the Part 107 Test.


Developments

US Army Seeks to Retool Mobile Radar to Track Drones

2016-08-26
US Army Seeks to Retool Mobile Radar to Track Drones
The US Army has issued a sources-sought notice for software to expand the versatility of mobile radar to track threats posed by military drones.


Strategy/Policy

Student Designs Communications Drone for Disaster Relief

2016-08-28
Student Designs Communications Drone for Disaster Relief
A college student at Staffordshire University in the UK has designed a disaster relief drone that will set up an emergency communications network.