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Precise Auto-Follow Consumer UAV

2016-09-13
Precise Auto-Follow Consumer UAV
Chinese manufacturer Skye Intelligence, will soon unveil Orbit – a hands-free, social sharing drone.

Project Wing to Drop Burritos on Virginia Tech Students

2016-09-12
Project Wing to Drop Burritos on Virginia Tech Students
Alphabet’s innovation lab X drone-focused team called Project Wing has just announced a plan to commence aerial burrito delivery, in partnership with Chipotle, on the campus of Virgina Tech this week.

Russia Develops Tilt-Rotor UAV

2016-09-09
Russia Develops Tilt-Rotor UAV
The VR-Technologies Design Bureau, part of Russian elicopters JSC, has developed the unique tilt-rotor unmanned aerial vehicle. The new RHV-35 unmanned convertible aircraft was unveiled at the international military and technical forum ARMY-2016.

US Navy Demonstrates Cross-Domain Communications via Blackwing Submarine-Launched UAV

2016-09-08
US Navy Demonstrates Cross-Domain Communications via Blackwing Submarine-Launched UAV
AeroVironment, Inc. has announced the United States Navy has successfully demonstrated the use of its submarine-launched Blackwing UAV to link with a swarm of unmanned undersea vehicles and communicate with the submarine combat control system during the Annual Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) on August 16.

Buffetts 167-Year-Old Railroad Tests Drone Inspections

2016-09-02
Buffetts 167-Year-Old Railroad Tests Drone Inspections
BNSF Railway Co. is flying drones as far as 150 miles (240 kilometers) along the New Mexico desert to inspect tracks, helping the Federal Aviation Administration develop rules for operating unmanned aircraft beyond the pilot’s line of sight. Thats an essential step for expanding use to such commercial endeavours as deliveries by Amazon.com Inc. and other companies.

Do Hobby Fliers Need to Take the Part 107 Test?

2016-08-28
Do Hobby Fliers Need to Take the Part 107 Test?
Part 107, the Small UAS Rule, takes effect on Monday – and recreational drone operators as well as commercial drone pilots may have to take the Part 107 Test.

Dominos Pizza Drone Delivery Service in New Zealand

2016-08-26
Dominos Pizza Drone Delivery Service in New Zealand
Flirtey and Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Limited (Dominos) announced they have partnered on the first commercial pizza-by-drone delivery model. The two companies exhibited the first stage of their partnership with a demonstration of pizza delivery by drone in Auckland, New Zealand on August 25th 2016. The successful demonstration was also attended by the Civil Aviation Authority and Minister of Transport Simon Bridges.

New England Utility Flying High Over Drone Test

2016-08-19
New England Utility Flying High Over Drone Test
New England’s largest power provider may soon join the growing number of power utilities using drones to keep watch over their power lines.

Amazon Patent Filing Reveals Delivery Drone Designs

2016-08-18
Amazon Patent Filing Reveals Delivery Drone Designs
A newly published patent application almost literally delves into the nuts and bolts of the package-delivering drones that Amazon is developing – but it also makes clear that the look of the drones could vary, depending on where and how they’re being used.

NASA Licenses UAV Auto-Tracking Mobile Antenna Platform

2016-08-17
NASA Licenses UAV Auto-Tracking Mobile Antenna Platform
NASA has designed an innovative antenna-mounting platform that meets the needs of the unmanned aircraft market by providing a low-cost, low-power mobile auto-tracking antenna. The patent-pending platform offers continuous rotation of nearly 60 pounds of antennas, transmitters, and receivers along with customized software to automatically track a target such as an unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, which can be any size aircraft.


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