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MMC Opens New State of Art Facility to Meet International Demand

2016-08-15
MMC Opens New State of Art Facility to Meet International Demand
MMC, the Shenzhen based drone manufacturer, has recently opened to a new state of the art production facility in Bao’an Shenzhen, China to help meet demand as a result of unprecedented growth. MMCs research in hydrogen technology has led to the first ever commercially available hydrogen-fueled drone, the HYDrone 1800 which holds the record for flight time at 4½ hours. This development, apart from generating worldwide attention, has required immediate improvements within MMC production lines.

German Company Demonstrates Lifeguard Drone

2016-08-14
German Company Demonstrates Lifeguard Drone
German drone manufacturer microdrones is teaming up with the nation’s largest lifeguard association to help save swimmers from drowning.

Medical Deliveries by Drone in Maryland USA

2016-08-12
Medical Deliveries by Drone in Maryland USA
The White House approved a pilot program last week that will allow Maryland’s Smith Island and two other remote communities in the U.S. to start receiving medical supplies via drone.

Google Awarded Patent for Conference Call Quadcopter

2016-08-11
Google Awarded Patent for Conference Call Quadcopter
Ever get frustrated by Skype calls or Google Hangouts? Maybe you’re fed up of being a pixelated blur on a laptop screen and want to make more impact in your meetings. Well, Google has an idea for you. The company has just been awarded a patent for a flying conference call system. Were not sure why, but its guaranteed to spice up your meetings. So long as whoever youre talking to can hear above the hum of the drone, anyway.

Spanish Researchers use UAS to Study Raptor Nests

2016-08-10
Spanish Researchers use UAS to Study Raptor Nests
A team from Doñana Biological Station (CSIC) has used an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to test whether nest decorations increased nest-site visibility to conspecifics in black kites (Milvus migrans) in Doñana National Park (Southwestern Spain).

Real-time Hyperlocal Weather Data for UAS

2016-08-09
Real-time Hyperlocal Weather Data for UAS
One of the largest private weather enterprises in the world, The Weather Company, an IBM Business, announced that they will be working with AirMap, a provider of low-altitude airspace management services for unmanned aircraft, to allow AirMap to deliver real-time hyperlocal weather data directly to drone operators.

British Firms Launch New Inspection Drone Solutions

2016-08-08
British Firms Launch New Inspection Drone Solutions
One of the UK’s leading industrial training companies is joining forces with a key player in the growing construction/inspection drone industry.

Woolpert Deploys Drones to Monitor Landslides

2016-08-07
Woolpert Deploys Drones to Monitor Landslides
Woolpert has tasked its unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones, with monitoring landslide areas and potential landslide areas in northern West Virginia.

Drones Go to Summer School

2016-07-24
Drones Go to Summer School
Students in a South Carolina County academic program received a firsthand view from above of how drones are changing the game for public-safety agencies.

Russia Tested Hydrogen-Powered UAV in Syria

2016-07-23
Russia Tested Hydrogen-Powered UAV in Syria
During the operation in Syria, the Russian Aerospace Defence Forces (VKO) has tested hydrogen-powered unmanned aircraft, the RIA Novosti news agency reported, citing a top-ranking representative of the military-industrial complex. According to him, air drones equipped with hydrogen engines showed very good results during the test flights.


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