sUAS Guide Issue 2 is here

sUAS Guide Issue 2 July 2016

As the first half of 2016 screams into the rearview mirror, sUAS News brings you sUAS Guide Issue 2. Lots of happenings in the last few weeks including the FAA finalizing the Part 107 ‘small UAS Rule’, which we will see come into effect in August this year. A great step forward to foster the…

Measure And DJI Announce Partnership

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Measure, and DJI, the world’s leading manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles, announced a partnership Thursday to pair the most advanced UAV technology with unparalleled operational excellence so commercial enterprise customers can achieve their most demanding business goals. “Our partnership with DJI allows Measure to enhance technical capability and scale business operations across all verticals,” said…

Boeing Opens Collaborative Autonomous Systems Laboratory in Missouri

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] today opened a new research laboratory to test hardware and software that will make a new generation of autonomous air, sea and land vehicles work together more effectively as a team or unit. The lab will serve as the company’s leading location for collaborative autonomous technology development with academic institutions and research…

Up and Go, crowd funder with GoPro style branding.

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After seeing a potential GoPro Karma patent yesterday, an Indiegogo that has no shame when copying branding. That to me is a warning flag. Another folder like Ryan Goldsteins, but they have been around forever so its not all that novel as an idea. The same factory in China must be creating the innards for…

Mercury Systems Receives $7.9M Order for Integrated Microwave Assemblies for Unmanned Airborne Electronic Warfare Jamming Application

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Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it received a $7.9 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for integrated microwave assemblies (IMAs) for an unmanned electronic warfare (EW) jamming application. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2016 fourth quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.…

Parrot announces drone educational program to promote STEM learning, aerial teaching and research.

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Until recently, no one could have imagined that ‘Drones 101’ would be listed as a course students could register for. Now, drone educational programs are springing up in schools, community colleges, and universities across the globe offering students a whole new perspective on learning….an aerial one. Parrot Drones, a global leader in drone technology, has…

Flightradar24 and Skysense join forces to make drones visible

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Flightradar24, the world’s leading flight tracking service, and Skysense (www.skysense.io), provider of innovative safety solutions for drones, join forces to make drones visible using same technology (ADSB) as adopted by civilian aircraft. As part of the agreement Flightradar24 makes a substantial investment in Skysense. The capital will be used to pursue its product roadmap based…

Drone inspects New Mexico river dam

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Bob Martin Pilot-Reporter KRQE TV TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, NM (KRQE) – No one says the 100-year old Elephant Butte Reservoir Dam is in any danger. But it is the first Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) dam in America to try out drone technology for some of its safety inspections. “So when there’s new technology out there, we will…

Is this the GoPro Karma drone?

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Inventor Ryan Michael Goldstein, has had a patent published June 23rd 2016. Nothing unusual in that. But for the fact that he works for GoPro. Of the choices there, I rather like the sphere version. Its widely believed the autopilot on board is a PX4 variant. Ryan tells us he is working on Karma in…