Design of Small, Safe and Robust Quadrotor Swarms

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This work presents the capabilities and demonstrates the robustness of the “Pico Quadrotor” – the smallest autonomous quadrotor at the time of publication of this video. We also demonstrate the pico quadrotor’s ability to fly in formations and its robustness…

CalUAS Changes Name to Monarch, Inc.

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California Unmanned Aircraft Systems (CalUAS) a company that manufacturers unmanned aircraft systems for 3D mapping in the precision agriculture, energy, and survey sectors, announced today that they are changing their company name and establishing headquarters in Ridgecrest, California. “Monarch, Inc.,…

Phoenix Aerial Introduces Low Cost UAV LiDAR System

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Phoenix Aerial Systems, a leading manufacturer of unmanned aerial LiDAR products, announced today two new revolutionary LiDAR products, the Scout and the Ranger. The Scout is a lightweight, accurate and low cost solution for companies looking to enter the mapping…

US drone crashes at Niger airport

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Niamey – A US drone crash-landed at Niger’s main airport for unknown reasons on Monday, the army said, forcing the closure of the runway for several hours. The “hard landing” of the unarmed MQ-9 Reaper aircraft damaged the runway at…

Illegal drone use a growing issue at sports venues

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BY ROB HARRIS  AP SPORTS WRITER LONDON (AP) — Long after drones became a key tool for militaries and spy agencies, authorities now realize the threat they can pose to sports events. It’s not multimillion-dollar military-grade drones prompting concerns, but remote…

JARUS-RPAS C2 Link RCP

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The final 1st edition of JARUS-RPAS C2 Link RCP concept (Ed 1.0) is now available on the JARUS website. It can be found under the tab “Draft Deliverables”. This 1st edition describes the process to define C2 RCP types. Its structure is…

Unmanned Systems Canada and UVS team up.

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Unmanned Systems Canada, the national Canadian association, has joined UVS International in the non-corporate category as a Partner Organsation. Our Canadian colleagues are warmly welcomed on board. Unmanned Systems Canada is now also a member of the International RPAS Coordination…

Football stadium drones put ‘lives at risk’

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Flying drone cameras over football grounds poses a safety risk and could endanger lives, a business that specialises in aerial filming says. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is investigating after remote-controlled aircraft flew over stadiums in Nottingham and Derby during…