Category: Americas

Unmanned cloud-seeding aircraft takes flight in Nevada

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RENO – For the first time in aviation history, a fixed-wing unmanned aircraft has successfully tested a cloud-seeding payload during an experimental flight in Nevada. Flown at Hawthorne Industrial Airport under the state’s FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site designation, the Drone America Savant™ aircraft reached an altitude of 400 feet and…

Dromatics ™ Pay Per Use Insurance For Unmanned Systems

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Dromatics ™  is the world’s first true pay per use (PPU) insurance solution for unmanned systems. Unmanned Risk Management is focused on delivering flexibility and personalization in all of our insurance product offerings – when and how customers want it.  This approach requires simplified, transparent and flexible products with dynamic pricing and payment capabilities. Dromatics…

Aeryon Labs Introduces SaaS Platform for Real-time Video, Telemetry and UAS Fleet Management

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Aeryon Labs has introduced AeryonLive, an integrated Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform for enterprise UAS deployments. Comprised of complementary web-based solutions – AeryonLive Video and Telemetry, and AeryonLive Fleet Management – the platform will evolve to offer additional capabilities throughout 2016. Aeryon is bringing this multifaceted SaaS solution to market to enable more scalable and efficient UAS…

NASA, AeroVironment and SmartC2 Team for Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management Flight Demonstration

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AeroVironment, Inc. announced that the company – in partnership with SmartC2, a leading provider of flight business management systems – will team with NASA on its Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) Technology Capability Levels (TCL) 2 flight demonstration slated for October 2016. The demonstration will build on results from UTM TCL1 field testing concluded last August and…

DPI UAV Systems Chooses Robotic Skies for Global Maintenance Support

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Robotic Skies, LLC, announced today that DPI UAV Systems (DPI) has selected Robotic Skies as its global field maintenance provider for DPI’s unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAV). DPI joins other original equipment UAV manufacturers to partner with Robotic Skies for maintenance services. With more than 100 field service centers around the globe, Robotic Skies will provide…

Insitu Establishes Commercial Business Unit

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Insitu announced today the formation of a new commercial business unit within its corporate structure. The commercial unit will leverage the company’s twenty-plus years of experience in unmanned systems to deliver unprecedented value to the emerging unmanned commercial aerial data collection market. Like our defense customers, Insitu’s commercial customers demand reliable, secure and professional operations…

Arcturus T-20 JUMP VTOL UAS Deployed with the Mexican Navy

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Arcturus UAV reports the Mexican Navy has deployed their T-20 JUMP Fixed Wing VTOL UAV for unspecified operations in Mexico. The customer took delivery of the VTOL system in March. The T-20 JUMP is a VTOL variant of Arcturus UAV’s catapult launched T-20 platform. The T-20 JUMP operates without any special launch or recovery equipment.…

IMSAR Announces Sale of Detect and Avoid Radar Technology to Fortem Technologies – Product Available from Fortem in July 2016

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IMSAR LLC, leaders in miniaturized Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), announce the sale of their detect and avoid radar technology to Fortem Technologies. This technology powered IMSAR’s previously announced family of collision avoidance radar designed for the commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) market. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires an aircraft operating in civil airspace to…

Echodyne Announces Development of Airborne Detect and Avoid Radar for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

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Echodyne Corp today announced availability of MESA-K-DEV, an ultra-low C-SWAP (cost, size, weight, and power), fast electronically scanning radar based on its patented Metamaterials Electronically Scanning Array (MESA™). Released as a developer’s kit, MESA-K-DEV is designed to give end customers and integrators the ability to test the breakthrough C-SWAP characteristics and capabilities of MESA-based radar.…

Setting New Industry Benchmarks in Size, Weight & Power, Quanergy Announces New LiDAR Sensor

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Quanergy Systems, Inc., the leading provider of LiDAR sensors and smart sensing solutions, continues to revolutionize the LiDAR sensor space with the development of the all-new S3-Qi, a miniature solid state LiDAR sensor that is 15% the size of the previous solid state model (S3). Only four months after the unveiling of the industry-changing S3…