Drone Legislation: Former Congressmen Urge Lawmakers to Avoid “Sweeping and Ineffectual” Bans

An op-ed from former Reps. Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Jeff Denham (R-CA), published in Morning Consult today, spoke directly to drone legislation which seeks to limit purchases of drones based on country of origin or other broad criteria. Republished in full below with links, the article is strongly critical of the recent DOJ decision to [...]

By |2020-11-13T17:54:26+00:00November 15th, 2020|AUV|

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Successful Completion of Drone Pilot Program, Announces New Program Called BEYOND

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced the three-year Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) successfully concluded on Oct. 25. Eight of the nine state, local and tribal governments that participated in the program have signed new agreements with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue to tackle remaining [...]

By |2020-11-06T17:10:23+00:00November 6th, 2020|AUV|

New NBAA Resource Provides Guidance for Safe UAS Operations

NBAA’s Emerging Technologies Committee recently published the first entry in a new content series on safety management system (SMS) guidance for UAS operators, which addresses risk factors brought about by drones. “SMS is all encompassing,” said. Jon Hegranes, CEO and founder of Kittyhawk and primary author of the guidance document. “While SMS for traditional aviation [...]

By |2020-11-05T06:42:29+00:00November 5th, 2020|AUV|

Drone Delivery Guaranteed

One of the toughest challenges logistics companies face today is meeting the demand for same-day delivery. Cargo drones can bridge this gap in the logistical supply chain. Efficient flight control systems are required to support these flights. Advanced flight control technology was selected for an autonomous cargo unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Pipistrel, a small-aircraft designer [...]

By |2020-10-25T23:15:55+00:00November 1st, 2020|AUV|

Viasat, AeroVironment Team to Develop Enhanced Type 1 Encrypted Communications Capabilities for U.S. Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, and AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), today announced they will collaborate on a contract awarded under the U.S. Army Reconfigurable Communications for Small Unmanned Systems (RCSUS) initiative. The project will provide U.S. military customers flying small UAS platforms the ability to deploy a robust, on-demand, highly-secure communications network that [...]

By |2020-10-20T01:26:00+00:00October 30th, 2020|AUV|

Ware Raises $2.5M for Warehouse Drone Technology

Ware, a technology startup deploying autonomous drones for warehouse inventory counting, has closed $2.5 million in seed-round funding, led by UP Partners, with participation from Bloomberg Beta, 2048 Ventures, Tom McInerney – angel investor in companies like Uber – and drone industry expert Adam Bry, CEO of Skydio. The funding will be used for building out [...]

By |2020-10-26T14:57:48+00:00October 26th, 2020|AUV|

Amazon patents drone surveillance as a service, but don’t rush to sign up (or sue)

Amazon has patented a system for providing home security surveillance as a service, but the real innovation has to do with avoiding surveillance of the home next door. Just don’t expect to sign up for the service, or freak out over it, anytime soon. For one thing, Amazon patents lots of ideas that never see [...]

By |2021-02-02T19:10:24+00:00January 2nd, 2020|AUV|
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