Category Archives: UAV

New Georeferencing Solution for your UAV Mapping System

Orientation and Navigation for your UAV Mapping System                  Two levels of Accuracy                                                   Best-in-Class INS Qinertia INS/GNSS Post-processing Software Modern. Ergonomic. Powerful.

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AeroVironment’s New 360 Multi-Sector Antenna Expands Puma AE UAS Operational Capabilities for Maritime Missions

  Available in M3/4/6 operating bands, 360 Multi-Sector Antenna provides continuous 360-degree long-range command and control between naval operators and Puma AE UAS for maritime applications Auto-tracking function provides uninterrupted mission support by eliminating the need for the crew to … Continue reading

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LAANC Scheduled Maintenance

  The FAA has informed us that LAANC will undergo scheduled maintenance on Sunday, March 31st 2019 from 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM (PDT). During this time, requesting and receiving LAANC authorizations through the AirMap for Drones mobile application will … Continue reading

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AirMap And Honeywell Develop Cost-Effective Tracking Solution For Drones

The Easy-to-Use Hardware Device Enables 4G and Satellite Connectivity to UTM System for Unmanned Aircraft MADRID, March 12, 2019 World ATM Congress — Today, AirMap, the leading global airspace management platform for drones, and Honeywell announced the development of a … Continue reading

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DRONE VOLT To Exhibit at SOFINS.

Register now and visit us at SOFINS, located at the Camp de Souge – France, from the 2nd to 4th of April 2019. BOOTH #B24 REGISTER Come and see our tactical UAV live demonstrations. Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Drone track … Continue reading

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INDRA’S ANTI-DRONE SHIELD, TESTED IN THE MOST COMPLEX ENVIRONMENTS AND READY TO PROTECT AIRPORTS

· Indra has an advanced anti-drone system that has been tested in countries where this type of attack is common and poses a major threat · It is one of the few companies in the world that has already sold … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SAFEDRONE PROJECT TO INTEGRATE DRONES IN THE FUTURE U-SPACE OVER CITIES AND RURAL AREAS TAKES OFF

· It will foster some of the largest European flight demonstrations of drones and aircraft sharing airspace at very low altitude · Development of U-space the key to unleash drones’ capacity to provide all kinds of services in rural areas … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Quantix Drone and Decision Support System To Aid National Park Service Recovery Efforts From Southern California Woolsey Fire

Woolsey fire destroyed 88% of National Park Service land within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area AeroVironment Quantix™ drone & Decision Support System™ data analytics platform delivered drone-based aerial imagery and actionable intelligence to guide disaster assessment and recovery … Continue reading

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INDRA WILL USE DRONES TO TRANSFORM FUTURE LOGISTICS AND IMPROVE SIMULATION REALISM

· The company is adding two new R&D projects to the Civil UAVs Initiative, an initiative of the local government of Galicia in the northeast of Spain (Xunta de Galicia) for turning the region into an European leader in the … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Awarded $3.2 Million Puma AE Unmanned Aircraft Systems Contract by United States Department of Defense for U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Ally

Puma all-environment system supports ground, riverine and maritime missions United States Department of Defense Foreign Military Sales program facilitates interoperability among U.S. and allied forces MONROVIA, Calif., Nov. 6, 2018 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned … Continue reading

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DJI Replaces AirMap with PrecisionHawk to Improve Geofencing Technology.

DJI has chosen PrecisionHawk as their new data provider, replacing DJI’s previous geospatial data provider AirMap. PrecisionHawk’s LATAS platform will provide the highly accurate details DJI needs, such as the exact locations of airport runways and facility boundaries, to support … Continue reading

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SKYLOCK THE EVOLVING DRONE THREAT

Drone technology has advanced significantly opening up a whole new world of possibilities; however, in the wrong hands, it can easily become an unexpected and lethal weapon. A simple drone can now be purchased, at a relatively low cost, online … Continue reading

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IXI DRONEKILLER™ Counter-UAS Technology – Cost Effective – Rugged Design

The IXI DRONEKILLER™ disables Unmanned Air Vehicles. Allows Defense and Security Forces to thwart criminals and enemy combatants the use of drones for surveillance and direct attacks to drop bombs, grenades, and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on fighting forces. Can … Continue reading

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AeroVironment and General Dynamics Land Systems Join Forces to Integrate Unmanned Aircraft and Tactical Missile Systems with Armored Combat Vehicles

Leaders in their respective fields collaborate to deliver next-generation capabilities to warfighters through fully integrated system solutions Enhanced integration increases automation, decreases workload, and requires fewer operators to deploy and operate unmanned aircraft and loitering missile systems Collaborative projects address … Continue reading

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United States Air Force Awards AeroVironment $13 Million Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity Contract to Support Latin American and Caribbean Nations with RQ-11B Raven Drones

U.S. Government fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds of $2.8 million obligated Sept. 30; work to be completed by 2023 Raven small unmanned aircraft systems to be deployed in U.S. Southern Command Area of Responsibility:  Central America, South America and … Continue reading

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IF YOU ARE FAA PART 107 sUAS CERTIFIED

If you hold a Part 107 sUAS certificate, be sure that you’re on top of your expiration date. Part 107 requires that you take a recurrent knowledge exam, or if you are Part 61 a training class,  every 24 months. … Continue reading

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AirMap Platform SDK Now Compatible with Dronecode through QGroundControl

AirMap Platform SDK Readily Accessible to Developers and OEMS through Dronecode Developers and drone manufacturers everywhere can now easily access and consume mission-critical UTM services to power safe drone operations at scale.Today we announced the open-source version of the AirMap … Continue reading

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AeroVironment MacCready Works Donates Quantix Systems to West Point Military Academy to Support Its Robotics Research Center

  SIMI VALLEY, Calif., July 27, 2018 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both defense and commercial applications, today announced its MacCready Works lab has donated automated Quantix™ hybrid drones, spare parts and … Continue reading

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Opening Up the Skies for Drones: Why Innovation, Disruption & Collaboration Are Key

Why Innovation, Disruption & Collaboration Are Key Drones are already hard at work transporting medical supplies, inspecting critical infrastructure, and saving lives in post-disaster recovery. But without a scalable air traffic management infrastructure, most operations will stay grounded.Join AirMap Co-Founder … Continue reading

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U.S. Army Selects AeroVironment to Compete for Family of Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Spare Parts Task Orders

Army secures continued support for its fleet of Puma Long Range Reconnaissance Surveillance (LRRS) and Raven Medium Range Mobile (MRM) UAS Raven and Puma continue to support US Army soldiers with critical situational awareness anywhere, anytime Sustainment of Raven and … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Collaborating with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to Build First Drone – the Mars Helicopter – to Fly on Mars

New space endeavor draws on company’s unique and diverse history of innovation and high-altitude drone flight experience Drone prototypes have passed rigorous tests in simulated Mars atmosphere Final Mars-bound helicopter now in production at JPL MONROVIA, Calif., July 3, 2018 … Continue reading

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HENSOLDT Showcases Portable Counter-UAV System-EUROSATORY 2018 (Continued)

“XpellerGear” also provides protection against radio-controlled bombs. Munich/Paris, 7 June 2018 – At Eurosatory, the international defense and securityexhibition in Paris, the sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT will be showcasing for the firsttime a portable version of its counter-UAV system Xpeller, … Continue reading

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AACUS Makes First Operational Cargo Delivery to US Marines Aurora’s AACUS Program Honored with Howard Hughes Award

Twentynine Palms, California, May 17, 2018 – Aurora’s Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) achieved a major milestone last week when it successfully delivered cargo to US Marines in the Integrated Training Exercise at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat … Continue reading

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Lockheed Martin’s MQ-25A Stingray May Soon Be Your Next In Flight Fueling Stop!

Speaking at the Sea-Air-Space Exposition on Monday, Rob Weiss and his successor, Jeff Babione, formerly of Lockheed’s F-35 program, discussed the unmanned tanker that Lockheed’s advanced developments division is working on for the U.S. Navy. MQ-25 being purpose-built tanker design … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Successfully Conducts Maritime Demonstration of Puma-Switchblade Automated Sensor-to-Shooter Capability to Counter Swarm Attacks

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., at Sea Air Space 2018, April 9, 2018 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, today announced the successful maritime demonstration of a Puma™–Switchblade® automated … Continue reading

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Discover Air Map’s New App

  Discover your airspace.Access up-to-date airspace intelligence for every country in the world. Global Airspace Rules & Advisories Get to know and understand the airspace around you with global airspace rules, advisories, weather, and more, right at your fingertips. Intuitive Flight … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Releases New Puma 3, Upgraded for Operation in More Challenging Radio Frequency Environments

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., at AUSA Global Force Symposium, March 26, 2018 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, today announced at the AUSA Global Force Symposium (booth 1429) that … Continue reading

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Integration of the sUAS In Training and Tactical Operations

EnforceTac  NuernbergMesse The integration of the sUAS in training and tactical operations is expanding the capabilities of EU responders and is providing a level of close quarters security previously unavailable.

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Swiss U-space & Airmap Join Forces

AirMap and skyguide have joined forces to develop Europe’s first national drone traffic management system in Switzerland. Following Europe’s first-ever live demonstration of U-space last fall, AirMap and skyguide have partnered to advance the development of U-space infrastructure, beginning with … Continue reading

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LAANC Expands Nationwide

The FAA has announced an official timeline for nationwide expansion of the LAANC program. With LAANC, Sinclair Broadcast Group gets a new angle on breaking news stories. After 6 months of being the preferred UAS Service Supplier of automated airspace … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Announces Joint Venture and Solar High-Altitude Long-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft System Development Program

MONROVIA, Calif., Jan. 3, 2018 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, today announced the formation of a joint venture to develop solar-powered high-altitude long-endurance, or HALE, UAS … Continue reading

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Aurora Demonstrates Fully Autonomous Helicopter

Autonomous UH-1H successfully demonstrates flight and operational capabilities at Marine Corps Base Quantico MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, VA, December 13, 2017 – Aurora Flight Sciences conducted a successful demonstration of the company’s autonomous helicopter system developed under the Office of … Continue reading

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Marines to Test Technology that Allows Fully Autonomous Flight for Helicopters

  Manassas, VA —The Office of Naval Research (ONR) will conduct a final demonstration of Aurora’s Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Marine Corps Base Quantico’s Urban Training Center, as the program moves to the … Continue reading

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Low-Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) Expands To 46 Airports Covering 200 Cities

As a remote pilot my biggest challenge is obtaining FAA authorization to clear airspace for operations. AirMap, based in Santa Monica, California, has been working with the FAA to implement LAANC across the United States. In a nutshell, LAANC is … Continue reading

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Delair and ECA Group Unveil Their Multi-drone Ground Station

  MILIPOL 2017, Paris, France: the new ground control station developed by Delair and ECA Group, French specialists in civil, defense and security mini-drones, is changing the game for collaborative drone missions. To succeed in drone-based security missions, the ground … Continue reading

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FAA Grants Airworthiness Certificate for Aurora’s Optionally-Piloted UH-1H

Manassas, VA, November 1, 2017 – Aurora Flight Sciences announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted a Special Airworthiness Certificate to Aurora’s newest optionally-piloted aircraft, a UH-1H helicopter. The latest development in the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) … Continue reading

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Automated Airspace Authorization Is Here !

AirMap is a UAS Service Supplier of automated airspace authorization at LAANC prototype evaluation facilities. Automated airspace authorization is #poweredbyAirMap. Commercial drone operators can request digital airspace authorization in U.S. controlled airspace through the very same AirMap mobile app that … Continue reading

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HENSOLDT’S XPELLER COUTER sUAV SYSTEM

Hensoldt’s Xpeller consists of radars, optical and other sensor payloads capable of detecting and identifying sUAV as well as threat assessment at ranges stretching from a “…few hundred metres out to several kilometers. Once the threat has been identified, a … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Participates in Contract Signing Ceremony for Australian Defence Force Wasp AE Package

Three-year contract includes AeroVironment Wasp® AE systems, plus multi-year training and support Australian-based companies XTEK Limited, Sentient Vision Systems and General Dynamics Mediaware to provide added capabilities for Wasp AE and local support AeroVironment now supports more than 40 allied … Continue reading

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AirMap Working With The FAA On Low-Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC)

Santa Monica, CA based Air Map is working with the FAA on Low-Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC). The results of that collaboration are significant and should come as great news to commercial sUAS pilots. To fully appreciate LAANC, I’ll … Continue reading

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