Northrop Grumman, GF sign agreement promoting UAS

By: Robb Jeffries GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Representatives of government, academic and private organizations signed a “strategic alliance agreement” Thursday to further promote unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the Grand Forks region. The Grand Forks Base Realignment Impact Committee, the University…

Governor names UAS leader

Gov. Jack Dalrymple Tuesday named former North Dakota Air National Guard Commander Col. Robert Becklund as director of a new unmanned aircraft systems authority. Becklund will head the Northern Plains Unmanned Systems Authority, which will organize all UAS-related activities in…

Drones provide humanitarian aid in Haiti

Ecublens, Switzerland – May 28th 2013: senseFly’s drones have accomplished their second mission in Haiti to map areas around Port-au-Prince and Cap Haitien, including areas damaged by hurricane Sandy in October 2012. After a first successful mission in  with the UNITAR…

Draganfly Innovations Launch Ultra Portable UAV

UAVs able to carry high quality cameras have, until today, required prohibitively large transport cases. This has been changed by the release of Draganfly Innovations’ new Draganflyer X4-ES Ultra Portable Quadrotor UAV. Featuring new quick release patent pending tool-less removable rotors, new…

How Will Drones Be Used on American Farms?

Steve Holt For one, “you’re not going to see Predators flying across the heartland taking pictures of corn,” says Rory Paul, CEO of Volt Aerial Robotics and a leading voice in applying unmanned aerial vehicle technology to agriculture. So what…

Data Collection with UAS: Flying into civil space

Dr Peter Cosyn UAVs (Unmanned Aircraft/Aerial Vehicles), or as most civil aviation authorities now call them, UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), are attracting a lot of attention lately from geospatial professionals. The common questions being: “What applications can I use it…

German railways to test anti-graffiti drones

Germany’s national railway company, Deutsche Bahn, plans to test small drones to try to reduce the amount of graffiti being sprayed on its property. The idea is to use airborne infra-red cameras to collect evidence, which could then be used…