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FAA Ramps Up Commercial Drone Authorizations

2016-03-07
FAA Ramps Up Commercial Drone Authorizations
The FAA’s list of Section 333 Authorizations shows that the agency granted over 500 authorizations to commercial drone companies last month, compared to 370 in January. The FAA has processed over 3, 700 applications in total, and over 300 per month for the last 6 months. But Februarys numbers demonstrate the FAAs efforts to speed up the process and show the drone industry that they are taking business seriously.

Under the Hood of FLIR Thermal Drone Cameras

2016-03-07
Under the Hood of FLIR Thermal Drone Cameras
Oregon-based FLIR has officially gone all in on drones. In the last few weeks alone, the company has started shipping the latest version of the FLIR Vue thermal camera for UAVs and announced a partnership with DJI to bring their new thermal imaging cameras to the Inspire 1 and Matrice 100 in the form of the new Zenmuse XT.

DRONE VOLTS Z18UF Improves Flight Time of Surveillance Drones

2016-03-07
DRONE VOLTS Z18UF Improves Flight Time of Surveillance Drones
DRONE VOLT, the French based provider of drone services, has developed a monitoring solution that can enable a tethered drone to fly for several days.

DRONE VOLTS Z18UF Improves Flight Time of Surveillance Drones

2016-03-07
DRONE VOLTS Z18UF Improves Flight Time of Surveillance Drones
DRONE VOLT, the French based provider of drone services, has developed a monitoring solution that can enable a tethered drone to fly for several days.

SensorTape Unrolls New Sensor Deployment Possibilities

2016-03-05
SensorTape Unrolls New Sensor Deployment Possibilities
MIT Media Labs has made sensor deployment as easy as unraveling a strip of tape from your toolkit. They’ve developed SensorTape, an unroll-able, deployable network of interconnected IMU and proximity sensors packaged in a familiar form factor of a roll of masking tape.

North Dakota SU Gets Hermes 450 for Ag Research

2016-03-05
North Dakota SU Gets Hermes 450 for Ag Research
North Dakota State’s unmanned aerial vehicle program has been and continues to do ground-breaking research since it began in 2014. The program, led through the NDSU extension service of the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering department, has conducted research at the Carrington and Williston research centers. It now will be conducting research out of the Hillsboro airport using a newly acquired Hermes 450.

UK and France to Unveil $2 Billion Drone Project

2016-03-03
UK and France to Unveil $2 Billion Drone Project
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande will unveil a 1.5 billion-pound ($2.1 billion) cooperative drone project when the two leaders meet in Amiens today.

US Air Force Adds New RPA Bases at Home & Abroad

2016-03-03
US Air Force Adds New RPA Bases at Home & Abroad
The US Air Force will add two new locations for remotely piloted aircraft operations within the continental United States, and look to build new overseas locations as it builds its RPA force. General Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, said ACC will add the two locations “as rapidly as possible,” though he could not provide a specific timeline.

Drone Deliveries in Cyprus ?

2016-03-03
Drone Deliveries in Cyprus ?
Postal deliveries by drone could be coming to Cyprus within two or three years, according to Director of the Cyprus Post, Andreas Gregoriou.

German Euro Hawk to Fly Again

2016-03-02
German Euro Hawk to Fly Again
The Northrop Grumman-built Euro Hawk unmanned air vehicle will fly again after the German air force decided to resume testing of the aircraft and its Airbus Defence & Space signals intelligence (SIGINT) payload.


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