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Drones and Insect Biobots to Map Disaster Areas

2016-11-28
Drones and Insect Biobots to Map Disaster Areas
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a combination of software and hardware that will allow them to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and insect cyborgs, or bio-bots, to map large, unfamiliar areas – such as collapsed buildings after a disaster.

Russian Army to Get Advanced Stealth Drone Hunter

2016-11-28
Russian Army to Get Advanced Stealth Drone Hunter
The Russian Army will be getting Advanced Stealth Drone Hunter which is capable of detecting unmanned aerial vehicles over 20 km range with radar accuracy of 10 meters.

Email Chain Reveals Amazon UK Drone Tests

2016-11-25
Email Chain Reveals Amazon UK Drone Tests
An email chain shows that Amazon has been testing drones in the UK for longer than initially thought. Correspondence between Amazon and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which regulates drone flying in the UK, shows that Amazon has been testing drones in UK airspace since summer 2015. It was previously believed that Amazon only began testing drones in UK airspace in the summer of 2016.

Aeryon Labs Unveils $3M Testing Complex

2016-11-25
Aeryon Labs Unveils $3M Testing Complex
Aeryon Labs marked another milestone in its rapid growth with the recent unveiling of a $3-million testing facility at its Waterloo headquarters.

Over 2,700 Commercial Attendees at Drone World Expo

2016-11-22
Over 2,700 Commercial Attendees at Drone World Expo
The 2nd Annual Drone World Expo attracted 2,711 commercial drone professionals this week to the San Jose Convention Center. The exhibit hall featured nearly 100 exhibiting companies showcasing the newest products and solutions with a world-class education program featuring a stellar line up of 120 end users, industry and government experts.

Q-53 Radar Upgrade Counters Drone Strikes

2016-11-22
Q-53 Radar Upgrade Counters Drone Strikes
The US Army has awarded a $27.8 million contract to Lockheed Martin to provide quick reaction capability to the counter-unmanned aerial system (UAS) on the AN/TPQ-53 radar system, also called the Q-53.

Camcopter S-100 Concludes Successful Year of Operations In Support of MOAS Life-Saving Mission

2016-11-22
Camcopter S-100 Concludes Successful Year of Operations In Support of MOAS Life-Saving Mission
Onboard the global charity organization MOAS’ (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) ship MY Phoenix Schiebels CAMCOPTER S-100 again proved to be vital for the outstanding achievements of the NGOs search- and-rescue efforts in the Mediterranean.

FAA Evaluates Drone Detection Systems Around Denver

2016-11-21
FAA Evaluates Drone Detection Systems Around Denver
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) that enter the protected airspace around airports can pose serious threats to safety. The FAA is coordinating with our government and industry partners to evaluate technologies that can be used safely to detect drones near airports.

AeroVironment Unveils Quantix, an Industrial Strength Drone for Commercial Markets

2016-11-18
AeroVironment Unveils Quantix, an Industrial Strength Drone for Commercial Markets
At Drone World Expo Aerovironment unveiled the Qunatix, an industrial strength fixed wing drone for the commercial market. The Quantix is a key piece to a larger end to end solution AeroVironment has developed to meet the needs of the agriculture, energy, and transportation industries, among others.

New York Makes $30M Public Investment in Drones

2016-11-17
New York Makes $30M Public Investment in Drones
The state of New York is pouring big money into making its central territory an international draw for unmanned aerial system (UAS) innovation.Govenor Andrew Cuomo announced Nov. 10 that $30 million in public funds would be applied toward the creation of a 50-mile-long research corridor to aid in the development of a UAS traffic management system and bolster the state’s standing as an innovation hub.


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