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A Desert Oasis for Testing Big UAS

Arcturus UAV VTOL Jump-20 take-off

Mesquite, Nevada Is A Desert Oasis for Testing Big UAS The UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) industry includes a variety of aircraft and platforms necessary to accomplish a growing number of mission profiles and applications. There is a lot of interest in small (under 55 lbs.) platforms for commercial applications and for hobbyist, but there is also a growing demand for…

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Truendvi™ To DJI Phantom 4 Pro

SENTERA ADDS TRUENDVI™ TO DJI PHANTOM 4 PRO DRONE

Sentera Adds Truendvi™ To DJI Phantom 4 Pro Drone 2017 GROWING SEASON WILL SEE MOST ADVANCED CROP SCOUTING EVER Sentera today announced its ability to convert a DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone into a precision scouting tool that collects TrueNDVI™ crop health data, just in time for the 2017 growing season in the northern hemisphere. By integrating the ultra-lightweight, super-precise…

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Marines Test New Reconnaissance sUAS

US Marines Test New Reconnaissance sUAS

US Marines Test New Reconnaissance sUAS The U.S. Marine Corps has announced that it has tested the capabilities of a new drone known as the Instant Eye. The system was tested by a team of four Marines with Task Force Southwest at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. Throughout Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, the armed services used unmanned aerial…

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Verizon acquires Skyward

Verizon acquires Skyward to simplify drone operations and reduce complexity for operators

Verizon acquires Skyward to simplify drone operations and reduce complexity for operators Building on its strategy to drive innovation and adoption for IoT services in high-growth markets, Verizon today announced that it has purchased Skyward, a private company based in Portland, Oregon. Skyward brings drone operations management to the Verizon IoT portfolio, simplifying drone operations and management for organizations of any size….

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Sky-Futures awarded 3-year global contract

Sky-Futures awarded 3-year global contract to inspect Eni facilities

Sky-Futures awarded 3-year global contract to inspect Eni facilities Sky-Futures, a global leader in innovation with drone-based technology, has been awarded a 3-year contract to inspect Eni facilities globally. Eni, one of the largest operators worldwide in the Energy Sector, operates in 66 countries. This global contract is the first of its kind between a drone-based technology business and an…

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UAV for faster, safer resupply missions

Army, Marine Corps developing UAV for faster, safer resupply missions

Army, Marine Corps developing UAV for faster, safer resupply missions If you’ve ever wanted to call in a request for more supplies and have a UAV zip across the battlefield to you, Army researchers are working to make that happen. Today, if a unit’s mission changes, there are just a few options to receive a particular weapon system, extra equipment…

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Solution for Hovering UAV Power Supply

Another Solution for Hovering UAV Power Supply

Another Solution for Hovering UAV Power Supply An innovative technology offers a solution to the problem of power supply for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The technology permits the anchorage of a UAV to a ground station by using a cable that provides it with power. The cable also establishes full communications between the control station and the drone for data, telemetry and video transfer,…

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Falcon Vertigo VTOL Drone

Falcon Vertigo VTOL Drone From UAVenture and Flyingwings

Falcon Vertigo VTOL Drone From UAVenture and Flyingwings UAVenture has partnered with Flyingwings to develop the Falcon Vertigo Drone, the first in a range of ready-to-fly hybrid vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drones. When ordered together with the AirRails flight control system the Vertigo will be pre-tuned and ready-to-fly providing evaluators with a fast track way of trialling hybrid VTOL technology and…

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Single Photon LiDAR Sensor

Leica SPL100 sensor

Leica Geosystems Announces New Single Photon LiDAR Sensor Leica Geosystems has announced the release of the company’s new Leica SPL100 single photon LiDAR (SPL) and imaging sensor as part of the RealTerrain reality capture solution, enabling airborne professionals to more efficiently collect and process LiDAR data of large areas day or night in leaf-on or leaf-off conditions. Combining the SPL100…

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