FlytBase Launches World’s First Internet of Drones Platform

Palo Alto, July 11 2017 — FlytBase, Inc., a startup building developer platforms for connected intelligent drones, today announced the release of industry’s first Drone-API as a Service offering. While most modern businesses run on cloud-based applications, connecting drones to the cloud has been quite challenging. FlytBase plans to change …

Bakman Technologies Awarded Competitive Grant from the National Science Foundation to Further Develop ‘THz Drones’

Small Business Innovation Research Program Provides Seed Funding for R&D LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, JULY 2017 – Bakman Technologies Inc. has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to develop a low-cost, high-performance, UAV mounted Terahertz (THz) spectrometer. These ‘THz Drones’ will be employed to …

Drone Insurance: Should Hobbyists Insure Their UAVs?

Whether you call it a drone or an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the demand for this type of aircraft is climbing to new heights each year and highlighting the need for insurance protection in the event of a crash. Part of what’s fueling the skyrocketing desire for drones is greater …

Parrot Extends Its Education Offer Worldwide And Builds New Collaborations With Major Players

Launched In 2016 In The US, Parrot Education Is Now Expanding Worldwide With Programs For Primary, Secondary, Higher Education, Field Researchers And Developers. Parrot Strengthens Its Collaborations With Renowned EDU Players   Parrot Education has been created by Parrot to support academic and non-profit institutions to enable the use of …

National Council on Public Safety UAS is Organized

National Council on Public Safety UAS organized to advance the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems by Public Safety Responders The National Council on Public Safety UAS was organized to advance public safety use of UAS through awareness, education, training, collaboration, best practices, FAA Rule-making, defining public safety requirements and general …

Are you ready for the largest and most incredible Drone Racing event of your life?

The 2017 MultiGP International Open promises to be one of the largest and most unique FPV events of the year. Whether you are a beginner, or a seasoned FPV pilot, you will not want to miss this event! This drone racer’s paradise will be serving up 8 different FPV race …

‘No shrinking violets’ in room with Trump as drone CEOs lobbied hard for looser regulations

Drone-company CEOs meeting with Trump lobbied hard for looser regulations. “Strong opinions” were expressed to the administration during meeting in East Room of White House, under watchful eyes of George and Martha Washington. “There were no shrinking violets,” says Brandon Torres Declet, a CEO who was there.   Getty Images

Drexel University to use Simlat C-STAR Simulation System in ASSURE human factors research

Simlat delivered a C-STAR simulation lab for human factors research to Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, core member of the FAA UAS Center of exellence June 6th, 2017 – Philadelphia, PA – Simlat delivered a Full Crew solution for UAS training and simulation to Drexel University. As part of Drexel’s …

Aquatic Fixed-Wing Drone Could Lake-Hop Across Canada

This aquatic drone has a clever mechanism that allows it to efficiently take off and land on water
Image: University of Sherbrooke
With a clever mechanism that allows it to efficiently take off and land on water, this drone could use solar charging to travel around lakes all summer.

Fixed-wing drones are the way to go for efficient flying, but they pose challenges for long term autonomy because of how demanding they are when it comes to takeoffs and landings. You need a nice big flat area, and usually you need infrastructure support. A drone that needs to operate for days or weeks at a time completely on its own can’t rely on either, which means you need to get creative.Continue reading

Australian Defence Force Selects AeroVironment Wasp® AE for AUD $101 Million Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program

Australian Defence Force Selects AeroVironment Wasp® AE for AUD $101 Million Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program AeroVironment to provide Wasp® AE systems over three years with multi-year training and support Total contract value to AeroVironment of up to USD $36.5 million for hardware and services over program lifespan Australian partners …

NATE Releases Video on Unmanned Aerial Systems Operations at the 2017 Drone Focus Conference

Epic Drone Video Latest to Debut as Part of NATE’s Climber Connection Volume 2 Series

(Fargo, North Dakota) – The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) today unveiled an Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) safety video as part of Volume 2 of the popular Climber Connection series. The UAS Operations video was showcased by NATE during a main stage presentation at the 2017 Drone Focus Conference in Fargo, North Dakota. The 2017 Drone Focus Conference is a prominent annual gathering of commercial UAS enthusiasts from throughout the United States. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, U.S. Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum all attended and participated in the event.Continue reading

Dutch start-up launches next generation mapping drone


First European customer Skeye kicks-off pilot project  Delft, 23rd May 2017 – Drone company Atmos UAV launches Marlyn, a lightweight drone which flies automatically, effortlessly and at high wind speeds. One of the first customers that signed up is Skeye, Europe’s leading unmanned aircraft data provider. This brand new technology …