Innovate Indiana Fund part of $18M financing for PrecisionHawk, maker of unmanned aerial vehicles

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The Innovate Indiana Fund is among more than a half-dozen investors to participate in an $18 million funding round for PrecisionHawk Inc., a rapidly expanding maker of unmanned aerial vehicles — also known as UAVs — and software that collects and analyzes terrestrial data for commercial use. The Series C capitalization includes new investors Verizon…

DroneDeploy Releases Improved Export Tools & New Map Viewer Page

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Drone Deploy today released a fully redesigned map viewer page — The new page is optimized for mobile web (coming soon to the app!) and is the first step in the launch of a completely new user interface, with the goal of making the DroneDeploy experience seamless across any device. In the near future, they…

Job Opening: UAS Faculty Member

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Unmannedpower is currently interviewing for a UAS Faculty Position at Kansas State University (an equal opportunity employer).  As one of the first – and still one of the few – universities in the country to offer a bachelor’s degree in UAS, this forward-looking program provides its students with research opportunities, cutting edge technology and equipment,…

Tremco SkyBEAM UAV first to be Approved by FAA for Nighttime Commercial Operation

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Enables both day and night flight to locate building energy loss and structural issues The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted approval for the first nighttime commercial drone operation in the U.S. to SkyBEAM unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance. SkyBEAM is also approved to operate during the day. The groundbreaking…

MicroPilot-lead Consortium labelled by ITEA

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MicroPilot Inc. led a research consortium that is now labeled by ITEA, providing a springboard to the goal of streamlining the certification process for UAVs. 2016 – Stony Mountain, Manitoba, Canada – MicroPilot is leading a business and research consortium [HI-RISE], consisting of companies across the world involved in the UAV industry. The purpose and goal of this…

New map simplifies drone flying in the UK and helps keep our skies safe

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Altitude Angel (www.altitudeangel.com) released an update today for its free online Drone Safety Map which helps drone operators fly their drone safely. The update now includes UK “no-fly zones” as well as details of over 18,000,000 ground hazards – such as schools, hospitals and power infrastructure – access to weather data and help interpreting drone…

Aurora Successfully Flies Subscale X-Plane Aircraft

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Aurora Flight Sciences announced today that a subscale vehicle demonstrator (SVD) of its LightningStrike, Vertical Take-off and Landing Experimental Plane (VTOL x-plane) for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) was successfully flown at a U.S. military facility. The flight of the subscale aircraft met an important DARPA risk reduction requirement, focusing on validation of…

Osprey Provides Support to UK CAA UAS Programme

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Osprey was recently appointed to support the UK CAA Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) Programme to develop a baseline position on Small UAS regulations. National and international regulatory bodies face an enormous challenge just to keep pace with the rapid evolution of Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) operations; at the same time they must steer UAS regulatory…

UAV Solutions, Inc. Files UAS in RAPS II Flight Demonstration

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UAV Solutions, Inc. announced that two of its small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) participated in flight demonstrations as a part of the Robotic Aircraft for Public Safety (RAPS) Phase II project sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T). The RAPS project was launched to assess the extent to which…