Delivery Drones

Wireless Power for Drones: Meet Ossia

Battery life is a limiting factor for commercial drones.  This technology company wants to dispatch wireless power for drones. By Jim Magill A company that uses its proprietary wireless-power technology to handle complex logistics issues in the retail and warehousing industry sectors hopes to adapt that technology to be able …

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Navy delivery drone completes first ever ship-to-sub mission

Source: Skyfront A long-endurance hybrid-electric Skyfront Perimeter drone just set a new maritime milestone, completing the first ship-to-submarine delivery via small unmanned aircraft. Taking off from a moving surface vessel, the delivery drone ferried supplies to the crew of the U.S. Navy’s Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson …

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AgEagle Soars into Drone Delivery Manufacturing Deal

Source: AgEagle Agricultural drone company AgEagle Aerial Systems has landed a two-year contract manufacturing agreement with Chicago drone delivery startup Valqari, LLC . The deal will allow AgEagle to produce Valqari’s recently released Drone Delivery Station – a landing solution with six separate storage units to accommodate multiple deliveries or pickups. A recent …

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Drone Delivery Canada Explores New Markets in Kenya

Courtesy of DDC Toronto-based Drone Delivery Canada is taking its business concept to Kenya. Under an agreement brokered by Air Canada, the company will work with Kenyan startup Astral Aerial Solutions Limited to grow the African nation’s drone delivery market. “There are numerous potential applications from traditional last-mile cargo to …

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Matternet, JAL Expand Drone Delivery to Asia

Source: Matternet Drone logistics startup Matternet is taking flight with one of Asia’s largest airlines to expand drone delivery. Today, the California-based company announced a partnership with Japan Airlines to deploy the Matternet M2 drone system to Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s new “drone logistics business development project” – Japan’s initiative to …

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Drone Startup Everdrone Delivers Helpful Shock

Source: Everdrone Swedish drone company Everdrone is delivering a much-needed shock to the UAV industry. The startup has launched a project to deliver automated external defibrillators to the scene of cardiac arrests in real-world emergencies. Initially launched as a pilot project in the Gothenburg region of Sweden, the initiative is expanding …

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Drone Delivery Startup Volansi Lands $10 Million Series B

Source: Volansi Drone delivery provider Volansi just delivered some good news to its investors. The CA-based startup landed $50 million in Series B funding from current investors Lightspeed Venture Partners and YCombinator as well as new investors Harpoon Ventures and Merck Global Health Innovation Fund. Volansi provides automated drone delivery for time-critical parts …

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Amazon Delivery Drones: FAA OK’s Prime Air Fleet

Source: Amazon PrimeAir The FAA has cleared the regulatory skies for Amazon to launch its long-awaited drone delivery service. The agency announced Monday the retail giant can operate its fleet of Prime Air delivery drones – a project that’s been seven years in the making. Amazon Prime Air “uses autonomous …

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New York Project Will Explore Delivery, Passenger Drones

Source: NUAIR A New York county is flying high after scoring almost $1 million from NASA to research delivery and passenger drones. The nation’s top aeronautic agency awarded Oneida County $897,000 to develop Advanced Air Mobility at the New York UAS Test Site (Griffiss International Airport). “The goal of the …

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