Reports

FAA Enables Section 333 UAS Registration Online
What’s not to like about an automated government system thats faster, simpler and more user-friendly than the paper-based system it supplements?


Europe Wants UAS for Migrant Route Surveillance
EU border patrol agency Frontex announced Friday that it is in talks with industry for using remotely piloted aircraft for maritime surveillance, adding drones to its existing portfolio of satellite and sensor technologies for monitoring vessel traffic and migrant flows.

AUVSI Study of FAA Exemptions Published
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has released an interactive analysis that finds 38 types of business operations have been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly unmanned aircraft systems commercially in the National Airspace System (NAS). According to the report that analyzed more than 3,000 FAA exemptions, aerial photography received the most, followed by real estate and aerial inspection. The report also finds that exemptions have been approved in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

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Unmanned Systems

DroneDeploy Releases Integrated iOS and Android App

2016-05-26
DroneDeploy Releases Integrated iOS and Android App
DroneDeploy, a cloud software platform for commercial drones, is making powerful aerial data accessible and productive for everyone with the new release of its fully integrated, free iOS and Android app, to deliver a more seamless and engaging drone mapping experience.


Developments

Flight Tests of Scale Model of Russian Tilt-Rotor UAS

2016-05-26
Flight Tests of Scale Model of Russian Tilt-Rotor UAS
A scale model of the Frigate, Russia’s up and coming multi-purpose tilt-rotor drone, is undergoing preliminary testing. Frigate is designed as a multi-purpose unmanned aerial vehicle capable of performing both surveillance and search-and-rescue missions, as well as cargo transportation duties.


Strategy/Policy

US Office of Naval Research Tests Drone Swarms

2016-05-26
US Office of Naval Research Tests Drone Swarms
The Department of the Navy’s Office of Naval Research this week released this video showing a 30 aircraft flight of UAVs directed in tandem by the Navy and researchers from the Georgia Tech Research Institute of the Georgia Institute of Technology.