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TORUS: Atmospheric Scientists Using Drones To Understand Tor…

During spring and summer supercell thunderstorms roam through the central United States, bringing with them lightning, huge hailstones and dangerously high winds. Some develop tornadoes, and a collective of atmospheric scientists led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are using drones to better understand why. The TORUS research project (Targeted Observation …

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senseFly Unveils Solar 360, a Thermal Fixed-Wing Drone for S…

senseFly has launched a new drone at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019, the Solar 360. The fixed-wing thermal drone solution has been designed specifically for solar farm inspections. The senseFly Solar 360 has been developed in collaboration with software company Raptor Maps and promises to enable an automated assessment of solar plant …

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SenseFly to Support Brazil’s First BVLOS Drone Flights

Parrot-owned SenseFly has announced approval for what will be Brazil’s first beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone flights. The project is in collaboration with drone engineering and consulting specialists AL Drones, environmental technology company Santiago & Cintra and Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC). SenseFly’s drones, which include the …

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The Marines’ Plywood Supply Drone takes a Page from DIYers E…

  image: Logistics Gliders It’s not quite a paper airplane drone.  But this DARPA-funded plywood drone is low-cost and disposable – and shows a lot of promise for commercial uses, too. Reminiscent of the wooden construction of the PT boats of WWII,  the drone featured in this video released by …

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Sabrewing Captures Almost $2M in VC Funding for VTOL Drone P…

A California startup is launching its latest drone model with a boost of funding from VC firms. Along with Idaten Ventures and other firms, Japanese VC Drone Fund is investing more than $1.8 million in Camarillo-based Sabrewing Aircraft Company – a manufacturer of vertical-take-off-and-landing cargo drones. The Drone Fund and …

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Puma Drones Will Enhance Recon for Canadian Navy

The Royal Canadian Navy is sailing a new drone concept to serve as eyes and ears beyond a ship’s horizon. Kingston-class coastal defense ships will deploy Puma fixed-wing drones to provide beyond-visual-line-of-sight intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, a naval release stated. Manufactured by AeroVironment, the drone can stay aloft for two …

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Astigan: Ordnance Survey To Launch High-Altitude, Solar-Powe…

National mapping agency for Great Britain and leading geospatial data organization Ordnance Survey (OS) has announced plans to launch a solar-powered drone that will fly at high altitude to complement existing satellite mapping systems. The aim of the High Altitude Psuedo Satellite (HAPS) project, called Astigan, is to provide faster, higher quality images …

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Delair Expands Drone Data Integration with Trimble Software

Commercial drone solution provider Delair this week announced the release of an new integration to its Trimble Business Center software. The integration enables geospatial professionals to drag and drop data from the Delair UX11 PPK drone system directly into Trimble Business Center projects. Users can combine high-quality flight data with other sensor …

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Swedish Company GLOBHE is Focused on Drones doing Good in Ha…

One of the best things about life on the road is the opportunity to meet new companies and new people stretching the boundaries of what drones can do for communities around the world.  At the recent Commercial UAV Show in London, DRONELIFE had the opportunity to meet Helena Samsioe, CEO …

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e2E Completes Over-the-Air Flight Trial of SATCOM UAS-I Prod…

e2E Satcom Limited, a provider of satellite communications solutions, has announced that it has successfully completed its first over-the-air flight test of the newly launched UAS-I SATCOM communication node for drone systems. The node is based on the company’s e2Eaccess technology that features low size, weight and power (SWaP) profiles. …

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