sUAS News – The Business of Drones

GRIFF Aviation awarded $2M USD research grant (Sat, 17 Feb 2018)
GRIFF Aviation has been awarded a $2M USD grant by the Research Council of Norway. The award from the government agency will be used on a joint-industry research project into drone operations and associated challenges at sea. Joining GRIFF Aviation on the project are Olympic Shipping, Norut (the Northern Research Institute) and Stable, specialists in […]
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DroneBase Secures $12 Million Round of Series B Funding to Expand Drone Operations Technology (Fri, 16 Feb 2018)
DroneBase, the largest global drone operations company, today announced it has raised $12 million in Series B funding to expand its drone operations services for enterprises. Union Square Ventures (USV) and Upfront Ventures co-led the round alongside DJI and new investors Hearst Ventures and Pritzker Group. This brings DroneBase’s total funding to more than $17 […]
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DroneDeploy Launches Real-Time Mapping for Instant Aerial Data and Analysis (Fri, 16 Feb 2018)
dronedeployDroneDeploy, the leading drone mapping software platform in the world, today announced the release of Live Map — a first-of-its-kind feature that allows any drone operator to create real-time maps in the field with their iOS device. Users plan a flight, take off, and see maps render on-screen during flight — without the need for […]
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Singapore’s HES Energy Systems Pushes Forward on Long Range Hydrogen-Electric Flight, Joins Forces with French Aerospace & Energy Tech Developers to Form Complete Value Chain (Fri, 16 Feb 2018)
HES Energy Systems, the leading Fuel Cell Systems developer from Singapore has formed an Alliance with three French Clean Energy and Aerospace Tech companies. Named FLY-HY, the group’s mission is to begin addressing the global market as a unified value chain, ranging from hydrogen refuelling systems to energy storage and power conversion, and cooperate with […]
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Fortem Technologies, Inc., Announces DroneHunter: First Fully Autonomous Counter UAS Solution Using AI-Enabled Radar Technology (Thu, 15 Feb 2018)
Fortem Technologies, Inc., announced today the release of DroneHunter™, the first military-tested unmanned aircraft that provides perimeter intrusion detection and protection by autonomously patrolling an airspace and towing away any rogue drones from the sky. Using AI algorithms, the DroneHunter system provides detection, monitoring and capture of rogue drones over restricted airspace or no-fly zones. […]
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Event 38 Adds Sony R10C (Thu, 15 Feb 2018)
Event 38 has completed development work on integrating the Sony R10C both with Event 38 aircraft as well as stand-alone units for integration into other systems. The R10C is Sony’s camera made specifically for embedded applications. Sony grants Event 38 access to the full camera controls available to the internal software. This allows us an […]
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V-Cube Robotics Begins Offering SOLAR CHECK, a Solar Power Plant Inspection Package Service (Thu, 15 Feb 2018)
V-cube Robotics, Inc. (Headquarters: Shibuya, Tokyo; Representative Director and President: Taishin Demura; hereinafter “V-cube Robotics”), a provider of commercial drone solutions to enterprise and local governments, announced that it would begin offering SOLAR CHECK, a solar power plant inspection package service utilizing drones. Equipped with infrared thermography cameras, the drones autonomously fly around a facility, […]
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Eyes in the Sky, Smart Techs on the Ground (Thu, 15 Feb 2018)
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food and nutritional security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries. It provides access to information and […]
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No trade-offs with the WingtraOne: get the largest coverage even at low GSDs (Thu, 15 Feb 2018)
When it comes to the world of drone photogrammetry, trade-offs abound – something we at Wingtra have been committed to minimizing at every level. We have already discussed how the WingtraOne lets our users have both, the ease-of-use and accuracy of multicopters, and the long range of fixed-wings. In this post, we describe how the WingtraOne bridges the gap […]
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Sky Flight Robotics & Quantum Systems unveil the Trinity Unmanned aircraft at “Space Coast Drone Test Center” (Wed, 14 Feb 2018)
Sky Flight Robotics and Quantum Systems arrived in Florida Friday, February 2nd to conduct training and customer demos of the new Quantum Systems Trinity vertical take-off and landing unmanned fixed-wing aircraft. This is the first of its kind to enter into North America drone market. We had hotel accommodations at the Holiday Inn Express on […]
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