Category: Americas

UAS Colorado and Black Swift Technologies team up to Showcase the San Luis Valley, a Drone Paradise

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After pushing through the daunting 10,709 foot Hayden pass, the San Luis Valley (SLV) stretched out for miles below us. The Cessna 172’s windshield failed to contain the vast landscape, guarded on all sides by snow-capped mountains, and both pilot and passenger found themselves craning their necks to take in the view. The area is…

Spectral Sky Launches New Era of Affordable Aerial Data Collection & ISR

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Spectral Sky, Inc., a new commercial company, with decades of experience testing, and operating the renowned MQ-1 and MQ-9 Predator/Reaper drones, today announced successful final flight testing of its new 4,550 Gross Weight SS-300M Atlas, that features a single pilot + ground-based sensor operator with over 15 hours loiter and top speed of 300 knots.…

GoPro Karma Drone delayed

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The much anticipated new quadcopter from GoPro will miss its June launch party. In their Q1 earnings report CEO Nick Woodman had this to say. Revenue exceeded our guide and, importantly, unit sell-thru rates were approximately 50% higher than sell-in which drove global inventory levels down. And while we had to make the difficult decision…

Spectral Sky Latest Addition to Robotic Skies Growing Client Base

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Robotic Skies (www.roboticskies.com) announced today that Spectral Sky (www.spectralsky.com) has selected Robotic Skies to provide maintenance worldwide for its unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) products. Robotic Skies will provide Spectral Sky with customer service, spares and technical support, and a customized warranty program through its more than 100 service centers around the world. Robotic Skies technicians have also…

Altavian raises the bar with new commercial drones at unprecedented prices

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Altavian, Inc. today announced its new drone line up which sets the bar for the commercial sUAS category with advanced engineering at exceptionally affordable pricing. The new aircraft include the Nova™ F7200, a fixed-wing plane designed for rugged missions with a sleek, highly-durable composite construction. The industrial-grade Nova F7200 is designed with a unique snaptogether…

DroneDeploy Announces New Agriculture Offering and Business Tier

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By Anya Lamb, Marketing Manager @DroneDeploy Today we’re excited to announce new Ag tools and global subscription plans to better meet the needs of our growing DroneDeploy community. There’s something here for everyone. If you’re an existing customer your subscription just got better! If you’re considering DroneDeploy, get ready to put your drone to work!…

5D Robotics Acquires Aerial MOB

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5D Robotics Inc. has announced its acquisition of industrial assets and intellectual property of Aerial MOB LLC. The acquisition has led to the formation of the 5D Aerial division. The division provides precise 3D mapping, photogrammetry, thermal and multi-spectral imagery data, empowering focused analytical solutions to vertical markets including oil and gas, utilities and construction.…

Drone industry veterans launch Commercial Drone Alliance; Independent non-profit organization dedicated to growing the commercial drone ecosystem

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Focus on Lawmaker Education, Benefits of Drones and Positive Public Perception Washington, D.C. and Silicon Valley – Lisa Ellman and Gretchen West, two drone industry veterans with a combined 20 years in government policymaking and unmanned aircraft systems advocacy, today announce the formation and official launch of the Commercial Drone Alliance (The Alliance). This industry-led,…

PrecisionHawk and Insitu to Bring Best-in-Class Drone Services to Commercial Market

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The Strategic Collaboration Brings Together Two of the Best in Aerial Imaging to Deliver a Broader Set of Solutions to the Commercial and Enterprise Markets RALEIGH, NC–  PrecisionHawk, a leading provider of aerial data and safety platforms for drones, and Insitu, a subsidiary of Boeing, announced today a strategic alliance to offer expansive aerial technology…

Aeryon SkyRanger with the Wave Relay® Network

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Aeryon, the leader in small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS), and Persistent Systems, LLC(“Persistent Systems”), the leader in Mobile Ad hoc Network (MANET) technology and developers of the Wave Relay® system, today announced the integration of Wave Relay® technology into the airframe of the Aeryon SkyRanger sUAS. This integration will enable Command and Control (C2) and…