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US Army Tests Chemical, Biological Sensor Integration

2016-09-09
US Army Tests Chemical, Biological Sensor Integration
ECBC joined with technology developers from private industry and other Army and joint organizations to test a new integrated system of chemical and biological agent sensors Aug. 15 through 26 at Dugway Proving Ground’s West Desert Test Center in Utah.

UK Wants Swarms of Drones for Defence Missions

2016-09-08
UK Wants Swarms of Drones for Defence Missions
The UK Ministry of Defence is to invest up to £3 million in this ‘Many drones make light work’ competition. The aim is to find technology solutions that show and evaluate the benefits of using drones for defence.

FAA Drone Advisory Committee to Hold Inaugural Meeting

2016-09-05
FAA Drone Advisory Committee to Hold Inaugural Meeting
The newly established Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) will hold its inaugural meeting on September 16 as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) continues to builds on its strong record of collaborating with the aviation community to safely integrate unmanned aircraft into the nation’s airspace.

CNN Receives FAA Approval to Fly UAS Over People

2016-09-02
CNN Receives FAA Approval to Fly UAS Over People
CNN announced yesterday that it has become the first organization to be granted a waiver by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly unmanned aerial systems (UAS) over people in the United States.

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.

Ohio Turnpike Preparing to use Drones for Inspection

2016-08-26
Ohio Turnpike Preparing to use Drones for Inspection
The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission in September will complete its first bridge inspection using an unmanned aircraft system, or drone.The drone will be used to inspect the Sandusky River Bridge, a 970-foot-long bridge in Sandusky County on either Sept. 13 or Sept. 14, depending on the weather.

 Cities and Drones Report: More Drone Laws Ahead

2016-08-19
Cities and Drones Report: More Drone Laws Ahead
The National League of Cities (NLC) today announced the release of Cities and Drones, a report designed to give local governments “insight” on FAA regulations. More importantly, the report provides suggestions (and even templates) for local drone ordinances, encouraging more local drone regulation.

Northrop Grumman Employees 2016 Quad Cup Innovation Challenge

2016-08-18
Northrop Grumman Employees 2016 Quad Cup Innovation Challenge
Northrop Grumman conducted a mini-drone Olympic-type competition as a way to further foster innovation within the firm and advance small-drone ISR and attack technology.

 DARPA Wants Ideas for Protecting Against sUAS

2016-08-17
DARPA Wants Ideas for Protecting Against sUAS
The rapid evolution of small unmanned air systems (sUAS) technologies is fuelling the exponential growth of the commercial drone sector, creating new asymmetric threats for warfighters. sUASs’ size and low cost enable novel concepts of employment that present challenges to current defense systems.

Why Japan is Winning at Drones

2016-08-15
Why Japan is Winning at Drones
Japan is once again showing the world what it means to be truly committed to the drone industry. Japanese vocational high school Vantan has announced that they will introduce a focused Drone & Robotics Course in April of next year, Japan Today reports. The course is a full-time, 3 year program in drones; designed to fill what the school believes is a serious gap in the labor pool.


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