Army Research Lab Creates Netted Facility for sUAS Testing

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has created a fully enclosed research facility for the safe testing of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, a U.S. Army facility in Maryland. According to a press release from the lab, Army researchers installed about a ton of netting across four 107-foot towers over 220 […]

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Great New York State Fair Announces Drone Video Competition

The Great New York State Fair, which was first held back in 1841, has announced a new drone video competition and festival, complementary to Central NY Rising, the central New York region’s comprehensive plan to generate economic growth and community development. Entries for the professionally judged competition can be uploaded at the event’s site on […]

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The Drone with a 5 Day Flight Time

Researchers at MIT have developed a gasoline powered drone with a 5 day flight time.  The glider-like drone is designed to carry a communications payload that could establish a temporary telecommunications network for disaster relief. The idea of using drones to establish temporary networks in disaster struck areas isn’t new; but most solutions are expensive […]

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senseFly Launches ‘Always On’ Service Package for eBee Plus Drone

Mapping drone producer senseFly has launched Always On, what the company calls a “worry-free” service package for operators of the eBee Plus drone, a large-coverage photogrammetric mapping system. Always On, available as a bundle option alongside every new eBee Plus drone purchase, is supported by senseFly’s network of distribution partners across the U.S. In the […]

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Security Firm Predicts Autonomous Drones Will Take Off

Police drones are fast becoming a cornerstone technology for law-enforcement agencies across the globe – so, what’s the next step? According to one South African UAV company – autonomous (virtually self-flying/piloting) models represent the evolution in public-safety drone systems. Airborne Drones predicts that staffing costs may soon lead agencies to invest in drones that require […]

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Makeblock Launches the Airblock Drone in Partnership with SoftBank in Japan

Makeblock, a provider of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) educational products, has announced its  Airblock, the modular programmable drone for beginners, has been jointly released in Japan with its strategic partner SoftBank. It will be available to Japanese customers starting July 14th. It has also opened a branch office in Japan. SoftBank signed on […]

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From Selfies to Dronies: Are You Ready to Take Selfies To New Heights?

Guest post from AirVuz — Last year, over 200 million people loaded more than 24 billion selfies onto Google servers. In short, everyone is taking selfies. If you’re among those who think selfies are old news, here’s a new twist on how to take selfies to new heights. Literally. It’s called the “dronie,” and drone […]

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