Drone News from around the InterWebs


February 14, 2018

Skydio Announces R1, Delivering on the Promise of the Self-Flying Camera

Redwood City, CA – February 13, 2018 – Skydio, the California-based company, announced today the availability of the company’s first product: R1, a fully autonomous flying camera. With the introduction of R1, the company is taking a step toward the future of autonomous drones and enabling a new type of […]
February 13, 2018

AirGon LLC Appointed North American Distributor for YellowScan Drone LIDAR Systems

Huntsville, AL – AirGon LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of GeoCue Group Inc., has been appointed the North American Distributor for YellowScan, based in Montpellier, France.   Under the agreement, AirGon will sell, train and support YellowScan’s complete line of small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (sUAV) LIDAR scanning systems.  The system choices […]
February 6, 2018

Drone “Dive-Bombing” Passenger Jet Above Las Vegas

DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO), a global provider of drone detection and mitigation products, notes multiple media reports of a video recently recorded by an unknown drone pilot flying his or her drone disturbingly close to a Frontier Airlines passenger jet as it came into land at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. [embedded […]
February 6, 2018

Meat & Livestock Australia and Aerodyne Launch $5.1Million “Drone as a Silent Service” Program

Aerodyne Group and Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) are pleased to announce today that they are engaging as partners to carry out a pioneering study into the role of autonomous drones and sensors within the Meat & Livestock Industry. Following extensive industry input MLA and Aerodyne have developed a schedule […]
February 6, 2018

Candid Sky Productions Secures C Airspace in Reno

Candid Sky Productions, a drone service provider in Northern Nevada specializing in aerial photography for real estate, mine sites, agriculture, mineral prospecting and cinematography services, has received permission to fly Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) otherwise known as drones in the controlled class C airspace in and around Reno Nevada. “It’s […]
February 2, 2018

GRIFF 2.0 The only All-Metal Drone Built to Aircraft Standards

With successful testing of the company’s beta-version now concluded, the resulting GRIFF 2.0 Master Design is a world first – the only all-metal drone built to commercial aircraft standards. ‘Uncompromising’ CEO Leif Johan Holand said that the UAS – capable of carrying payloads of up to 150kg (331lb) – exemplified […]
February 2, 2018

Drones take on Critical Role in Disaster Management

Soaring Sky, a premiere drone service and training company, is working with insurance companies nationwide to improve disaster management and structural inspections.  The use of the latest drone technology is safer, more efficient, and more cost-effective than traditional methods. “The aerial imagery allows adjusters more time to analyze and assess […]
January 24, 2018

DJI Introduces Mavic Air For Limitless Exploration Wherever Adventure Takes You

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, has introduced the Mavic Air, an ultra-portable, foldable camera drone that delivers higher performance, more intelligent features and greater creative possibilities than any other consumer drone. Developed with the traveler and outdoor enthusiast in mind, Mavic Air inherits the […]
January 10, 2018

Bell Urban Air Taxi at CES

Bell took a VR cabin to CES, they are not yet ready to reveal the rest of their flying car’s brave new world entry. I also see eVTOL (electric VTOL) becoming a term. Hopefully, they will take this to FIA2018 and I can blag a ride. Bell certainly have an advantage […]
January 10, 2018

Insitu Demonstrates Broad-area Airspace Situational Awareness System for Unmanned Air Systems

Ground-based UAS airspace situational awareness system developed in Australia performs perfectly in first U.S. test COSTA MESA, Calif., January 09, 2018 – Insitu, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, announced the successful completion of a flight demonstration for its ground-based Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) airspace situational awareness system. Insitu […]
January 10, 2018

Yuneec makes Entrance Into Fixed Wing and Racing Drone Categories at CES 2018

An entry into the fixed wing world for Yuneec, are they trying to get a slice of market share that DJI seems to have no interest in? Yuneec International, the world leader in electric aviation, entered two new categories with the unveiling of the all-new fixed wing Firebird FPV and […]
January 10, 2018

Aberystwyth University Invest in UAV LiDAR for World-leading Forestry Research

The Earth Observation and Ecosystem Dynamics Group at Aberystwyth University have invested in a drone-based LiDAR and spectral imaging package in order to enhance their research across the globe. The bespoke unit, configured by COPTRZ, is expected to significantly enhance the university’s research into the monitoring of British forests, focusing […]
January 4, 2018

AgroFly SpUAV 1.2 Entering Production in Q1 2018

AgroFly developed – and patented – the first certified (in Switzerland, other countries pending) and assessed high-precision agricultural spraying UAV platform. Bringing the right amount of product at the right place on the crops doesn’t only protect plants efficiently but also in an eco-friendly manner. AgroFly’s target is to revolutionize plant protection treatments by […]
January 4, 2018

Plexidrone Refunds, But There Is A Condition.

Hands up all those that remember crowd funder Plexidrone, the Canadian quadcopter that became an octocopter. All really very good on paper, but now after multiple excuses, and three years late refunds are on the table for a lucky few. This is what the current missive from DreamQii says about the […]
January 4, 2018

Ethernet/IP Based Thermal Imaging Drone Payloads By TeAx

Designed for FLIR Tau 2 core range as well as FLIR UAS products (Vue Pro / R series), ThermalCapture IRnet brings Ethernet/IP to drone thermal imaging payloads. Since nothing satisfying was existing on a super lightweight base, TeAx today presents the leading solution to an increasingly global market request. WILNSDORF, Germany, 3rd […]