NEWS: US Army Orders 20 Extended Range Gray Eagles

The US Army has awarded General Atomics with a $222 million contract to manufacture 20 extended range MQ-1C Gray Eagles and associated satellite communications hardware and software. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems was awarded a $221,577,527 modification to a prior contract for for hardware acquisition for the extended range Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system. The contract … Continue reading NEWS: US Army Orders 20 Extended Range Gray Eagles

NEWS: Chinese e-tailer Develops Heavy-Duty Delivery Drones

China’s Shaanxi province is famous for being the start of the Silk Road, an ancient trade network where silk and spices were transported by camel across the Asian continent. Soon, the central Chinese province will be recognized for a different form of transport. Chinese e-commerce provider JD.com said that it is developing heavy-duty drones capable … Continue reading NEWS: Chinese e-tailer Develops Heavy-Duty Delivery Drones

NEWS: US Marines Get Tools to Build Drones on the Battlefield

On the battlefield, U.S. Marines have long had a reputation for resourcefulness, a talent for adapting quickly and decisively to the unexpected. So try to imagine a future where Marines, using a laptop and a 3-D printer, are able to build and deploy a drone customized to support that day’s mission.  Sounds far-fetched? Not at … Continue reading NEWS: US Marines Get Tools to Build Drones on the Battlefield

NEWS: Camcopter Completes Successful Flight Trials in Norway

Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER S-100 was presented to the Norwegian Coastguard, Royal Norwegian Navy, Royal Norwegian Airforce, Norwegian Coastal Administration, Police Directorate as well as other Norwegian authorities during demanding trials at Andøya Test Center (ATC). During the event held in Northern Norway, approximately 300 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, the CAMCOPTER S-100 performed a series … Continue reading NEWS: Camcopter Completes Successful Flight Trials in Norway

NEWS: Parrot Launches New Professional Division, Makes a Play for the Prosumer Market

After laying off a third of its workforce a few months ago, Parrot just announced that they are launching a Professional division focused exclusively on the “prosumer” market. Parrot currently has an expensive line of commercial drones that sell for $11,000 and up, and a line of consumer drones that sell for as little as $100. The new Professional … Continue reading NEWS: Parrot Launches New Professional Division, Makes a Play for the Prosumer Market

NEWS: SkyHopper PRO Data Link Addresses the Unmet Needs of the Commercial Drone Market

Mobilicom has announced the release of the SkyHopper PRO UAV Data Link – the first in its SkyHopper family of products. This advanced commercial UAV communication system addresses mining & process industry, infrastructure inspection, security and surveillance, and delivery drone applications. SkyHopper PRO also offers the unique advantage of its ability to deliver technology on … Continue reading NEWS: SkyHopper PRO Data Link Addresses the Unmet Needs of the Commercial Drone Market

NEWS: 5 Releases You Don’t Want to Miss, an Intel Light Show, and More at AUVSI XPONENTIAL

In case you missed it, there were some great releases at AUVSI EXPONENTIAL last week in Dallas, Texas. XPONENTIAL is the annual conference put on by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems, and we were proud to be one of their media partners this year. One of the big highlights of the conference was an indoor … Continue reading NEWS: 5 Releases You Don’t Want to Miss, an Intel Light Show, and More at AUVSI XPONENTIAL

NEWS: Advanced Flight Technologies for Drone Pilot Training: US vs. China

Four months before Part 107 of the FAA’s UAS Rule was inaugurated, marking the official start of the commercial drone industry in the US, the Chinese government took a similar step. On April 30, 2016, it officially launched its own licensing program for drone pilots. So, China did it first. From the perspective of producing … Continue reading NEWS: Advanced Flight Technologies for Drone Pilot Training: US vs. China