by on January 8, 2019
The Florida Integration Pilot Program (IPP) team, led by the Lee County Mosquito Control District, has shifted away from initial plans to test spraying using the large Teros drone to primarily focus on using drones for surveillance and sterile mosquito release. When the Lee County Mosquito Control District first submitted its proposal for the Federal Aviation Administration’s new Integration Pilot Program (IPP), the team intended to focus on using unmanned aircraft for surveillance and deploy...
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by on January 7, 2019
Nine days ago, the Wall Street Journal reported on complaints from residents of Bonython, the Australian township where Wing, the drone delivery company spun out of Google, had set up shop. Wing is testing using drones to deliver everyday staples like groceries, hardware, and over-the-counter medicines. Townspeople compared the sounds of Wing's delivery drones as a "chain saw gone ballistic," causing some to spend less time outside, even as it caused the town's canine population a considerabl...
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by on January 7, 2019
Flying solo using a machine other than a small plane has been a for decades a human dream. Individual flying machines of all shapes and sizes, from jetpacks to flying skateboards have been tried over the years, most of them with limited success. But as we stepped into the second decade of the 21 century, the rise of the drones or VTOL machines opened up new exploration paths for those attempting to make personal flight devices a reality. We’ve already witnessed a wide range of such drone-powe...
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by on January 3, 2019
The return of great-power competition has the US military refocusing on a potential conflict with a sophisticated adversary whose submarines can sink the US's supercarriers. Defense experts are increasingly concerned by a resurgent Russian undersea force and by China's increasingly capable boats. But the centerpiece of the US Navy's fleet has a decade-old gap in its submarine defenses, and filling it may require new, unmanned aircraft. During the Cold War and the years afterward, aircr...
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by on January 2, 2019
Lift Aircraft offers 15-minute flights across a lake outside Austin, Texas, for $249. If Matt Chasen gets his way, there will be a time – in the not-so-distant future – when commuters are able to order an air taxi that whisks them across town in minutes, bypassing traffic-clogged streets below. For now, however, the chief executive of Lift Aircraft will have to use his startup’s electric-powered vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft, the Hexa, for something else: 15-minute flights across ...
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by on January 2, 2019
Solar-powered drones will soon help Pojoaque Pueblo monitor its vast land holdings from the sky. Under a new partnership with Santa Fe-based Wildflower International, unmanned aerial systems made by Albuquerque-based Silent Falcon UAS Technologies will assist the pueblo in managing its roaming herd of wild bison, map cultural sites on Pojoaque land, and improve fire control and search-and-rescue efforts. The flights will begin in January, providing Wildflower fertile terrain to train its n...
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by on December 27, 2018
In an exclusive interview with the Geospatial World, Florian Seibel, Cheif Executive Officer of Quantum Systems says that Flying drones beyond visual line of sight are the latest trend in UAVs industry. Seibel also talks about the future of drone industry watch full interview to know more. Watch Here https://youtu.be/F_sd3k9j3mA #drone #uav #uas #sUAS #RPAS #DroneExpert #DroneOperator #VTOL #BVLOS #geospatial #GEO
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by on December 19, 2018
A Vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capability brings aircraft a lot of mobility and convenience, especially in difficult terrain conditions. It enables the UAV usage in confined space, inside compounds and urban conditions. It also aids the operations in the natural environment like forests or mountain areas. Foremost it can be operated from a battleship or a rescue vessel. The trend in the industry is to implement VTOL capability to bigger UAVs. The Estonian Threod Systems company has un...
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by on December 17, 2018
The flying cars depicted in science fiction classics such as "Blade Runner" and "The Fifth Element" have long been seen as flights of fancy, but their arrival is closer than you think. At least a dozen companies are prototyping or testing flying cars or passenger drones, according to a Deloitte report from January. Air taxis will number 15,000 and become a global market worth $32 billion by 2035, with aerial delivery and inspection services adding on another $42 billion, a study by Porsch...
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by on December 17, 2018
Do you yawn at the suggestion of bungee diving? Bored by the prospect of kayaking and couldn’t care less about performing some laps in the latest race car? No problem: Very soon you’ll be able to get your weekend thrill fix by taking a giant 18-rotor rideable drone out (or, more appropriately, up) for a spin. Created by the startup Lift Aircraft, the “Hexa” ultralight aerial vehicle is gearing up to offer customers 10- to 15-minute flights over scenic landscapes in 25 cities around the U.S. W...
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by on December 14, 2018
The NUAIR Alliance for unmanned aerial vehicles, based in Central New York, is on the verge of a huge development for the industry. NUAIR is waiting for approval any day now from the FAA to be able to start test flying drones Beyond Visual Line of Sight in a 6-mile corridor from Rome to Oriskany. One of the biggest holdups to things like package and other deliveries is the FAA approval to fly these unmanned machines without someone on the ground able to watch it. Right now it is prohibit...
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by on December 14, 2018
What better tool to stop a drone than a drone? While the Carnivora won’t be catching any Predators, the new counter-drone robot is built to hunt much smaller, more immediate airborne pray. Announced on December 13th, 2018, the robot is produced by Russia’s Mikran and has a stated mission to devour the competition. “This drone has a very colorful name - "Carnivora." It was obviously selected due to its mission- attack and incapacitate other drones and UAVs, to "cannibalize" them,” says Samuel ...
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