Purdue interns at Indianapolis startup help develop drones for grid, inspection uses

INDIANAPOLIS and WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Kevin Sheridan and Austin Williams, students at the Purdue College of Engineering, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, completed internships over the summer at Aerotronic LLC, an Indianapolis-based company developing and manufacturing drones and other unmanned aerial systems. Sheridan believes that his experience as a Purdue student prepared him for … Continue reading Purdue interns at Indianapolis startup help develop drones for grid, inspection uses

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Insitu Gets $9.8M US Navy ScanEagle Contract

Insitu Inc., Bingen, Washington, is being awarded a $9,830,523 firm-fixed-price contract to provide unmanned aircraft systems intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance services in support of maritime operations, including operations and maintenance of the ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems and real-time electro-optical imagery and infrared imagery.   Work will be performed in the Pacific theater and is expected to … Continue reading Insitu Gets $9.8M US Navy ScanEagle Contract

AeroVironment Integrates New M1/M2/M5 Compatible Digital Data Links

AeroVironment, Inc. has announced that it has delivered M1/M2/M5-compatible Raven and Puma AE unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to two DoD customers, with more orders and deliveries scheduled. In addition, the company will begin taking orders in December 2017 for M1/M2/M5-configured Wasp AE micro air vehicles (MAV) for delivery in spring 2018. “Integrating the new M1/M2/M5 … Continue reading AeroVironment Integrates New M1/M2/M5 Compatible Digital Data Links

New Swarming Drone Technology Could Help Find Lost Hikers, Study Wildlife

CU Boulder researchers have developed an advanced drone “swarming” technology that allows a single operator to control multiple unmanned aircraft for a variety of tasks, which could include searching for lost hikers or studying wildlife. The CU Boulder team spent three weeks in August on the project at the Pawnee National Grassland near Greeley, Colorado, … Continue reading New Swarming Drone Technology Could Help Find Lost Hikers, Study Wildlife

Stingray Hybrid UAS Design by Challenger Aerospace

The Challenger Airspace Group has unveiled the design of a new Stingray hybrid vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aircraft system. According to Challenger Aerospace Group CEO LeRoy Aday, the new Stingray is a battlefield advanced targeting and attack platform. The unmanned aircraft is designed to strike missions, ship-borne protection, coastal patrol and standard missions … Continue reading Stingray Hybrid UAS Design by Challenger Aerospace

Intel partner with Delair

Today at InterDrone 2017, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich delivered the event’s Grand Keynote, where he unveiled Intel products to address critical steps of the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) workflow, accelerating the path to generating actionable business insights. Continuing its momentum in the commercial drone market, Intel announced a new solution that will extend the value … Continue reading Intel partner with Delair

FLIR Duo Pro R Thermal Visible Commercial Drone Camera

Featuring both a thermal sensor with radiometry and a visible camera, the FLIR Duo Pro R gives professional drone operators the range and image detail needed to capture actionable thermal and visible imagery in a single drone flight. Ideal for a wide range of high-performance commercial, industrial, and public safety drone applications, the FLIR Duo … Continue reading FLIR Duo Pro R Thermal Visible Commercial Drone Camera

Heurobotics – an Embry-Riddle Venture – Wins Innovation Partner Funding from Space Florida and Israel Innovation Authority

A computer-controlled hybrid flying machine that lifts off vertically like a helicopter, leans to a 90-degree angle and flies horizontally like an airplane – developed at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – has garnered international research support. The Mark II aircraft, designed by researchers at Embry-Riddle’s Eagle Flight Research Center (EFRC) and a related business spinoff called … Continue reading Heurobotics – an Embry-Riddle Venture – Wins Innovation Partner Funding from Space Florida and Israel Innovation Authority

Israel Cancels Aeronautics Export License After Live Demo Complaint

Israel’s Defense Ministry has frozen some of the licenses of Aeronautics, preventing the firm from exporting its drones to Azerbaijan, one of its major clients. The action comes in the wake of an investigation of the Israeli firm by the Ministry of Defense Security Authority which was examining a complaint that Aeronautics representatives demonstrated the … Continue reading Israel Cancels Aeronautics Export License After Live Demo Complaint