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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.

Navy Awards Unmanned Carrier Aircraft Concept Contracts to Boeing and Lockheed Martin

2016-09-28
Navy Awards Unmanned Carrier Aircraft Concept Contracts to Boeing and Lockheed Martin
The US Navy has awarded contracts to two contractors to refine concepts for the future MQ-25 unmanned carrier-based aerial refuelling aircraft.

Airbus DS Receives EASA Approval for UAS Design & Development

2016-09-26
Airbus DS Receives EASA Approval for UAS Design & Development
After more than two years’ work Airbus Defence and Space has become the worlds first company to be approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the design and development of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) intended for civil type certification.

Korean Air Develops Unmanned Helicopter with Boeing

2016-09-23
Korean Air Develops Unmanned Helicopter with Boeing
South Korea’s largest full-service carrier Korean Air Lines Co. and the worlds leading aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co. have teamed up to develop unmanned combat helicopters.

Amazon Drones to Hitch Rides on Trucks or Buses

2016-09-21
Amazon Drones to Hitch Rides on Trucks or Buses
When Amazon eventually starts delivering items via drone, the company wants the option to land its unmanned aircrafts on trucks or buses for a portion of the journey, a filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shows.

Joint Call to Safely Integrate UAS into Europes Airspace

2016-09-20
Joint Call to Safely Integrate UAS into Europes Airspace
As drones continue to take the world by a storm, key stakeholders are warning that the safety risks of drone operations may be seriously underestimated and deserve urgent attention. A Joint Statement, signed by the entire spectrum of manned aviation stakeholders – from pilots to airlines, helicopter operators to air traffic controllers calls for “a robust harmonized EU-wide regulatory safety framework”.

Will Follow-Me Be the Feature That Launches Skye Orbit?

2016-09-16
Will Follow-Me Be the Feature That Launches Skye Orbit?
I had the opportunity to meet with David Sliwa, Skye Intelligence Technology’s Director of Sales and Marketing last week at InterDrone. David walked me through the functionality of their Orbit drone scheduled to hit the shelves in Q4 of this year.

DARPA Wants to Track UAS Over Urban Environments

2016-09-15
DARPA Wants to Track UAS Over Urban Environments
Airspace for the flying public today is perpetually congested yet remarkably safe, thanks in no small part to a well-established air traffic control system that tracks, guides and continuously monitors thousands of flights a day. When it comes to small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) such as commercial quadcopters, however, no such comprehensive tracking system exists.

Drones For Good: Drones Mean Faster Search and Rescue

2016-09-12
Drones For Good: Drones Mean Faster Search and Rescue
Drone manufacturer DJI is taking a leadership role in the “Drones for Good” movement – ensuring that drone technology is fully utilized for humanitarian projects. DJI has been on the scene of major disasters across the globe, partnering with local teams to provide drone services. They’ve partnered with other innovators to provide better technology, including their project with Ford to create drone to vehicle communications for better disaster response; and they recently awarded 100,000 to a California team who won their Developers Challenge for Search and Rescue.

Epson and DJI Partner to Create AR Smart Glasses for Piloting UAVs

2016-09-11
Epson and DJI Partner to Create AR Smart Glasses for Piloting UAVs
Epson, providers of the Moverio® augmented reality (AR) smart eyewear platform, today announced a partnership with DJI, the world’s leading maker of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), to create new solutions for the Epson Moverio smart glasses and DJIs suite of products and software development kit (SDK) that enhance the safety, productivity and capabilities of UAVs for hobbyists and professionals alike.


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