Rhianna Lakin to Present at the sUSB Exposition 2017

The Silicon Valley Drone Show (Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition) May 4th & 5th / Field Day 6th, is happy to announce guest speaker Rhianna Lakin will be speaking on the use of drones and social media to report on live news events and engage massive global audiences. Rhianna most recently covered the events at […] Source: sUAS Feed

Iris Automation raise $1.5Million USD for BVLOS flights

Iris Automation, a recent graduate of the Y­Combinator startup accelerator program, today announced that it has raised $1.5 million USD to commercialize a Sense & Avoid system that will unlock the industrial drone industry by allowing the drones to finally fly autonomously. The system provides real­time situational awareness using computer vision and deep learning, allowing […] Source: sUAS Feed

senseFly to Host Free ‘Ag Drone Insights’ Webinar

senseFly, the world’s first choice producer of professional mapping drones, will host a free educational webinar focusing on the different applications of drones in agriculture at 10:00 EST/16:00 CET on Tuesday, January 24. During this event, experienced operators from two of the ag market’s agronomy leaders—AIRINOV (France) and Deveron UAS (Canada)—will discuss their companies’ drone […] Source: sUAS Feed

How Drones Are Helping Construction Companies Make & Save Money

The construction industry has proved ripe for disruption by drone technology. The reasons for this can be difficult to pick apart. An important factor is that the business of construction—both commercial and residential—is highly complex and involves many skilled workers involved at different phases. Each of these phases can be broken down further into niche […] Source: sUAS Feed

Canadian Unmanned Aircraft Systems Competition, Coast to Coast Sign Up

Students from Canadian Universities are flocking in impressive numbers to the 2017 Unmanned Systems Canada Student UAS Competition. A total of 16 teams from New Brunswick to BC have registered for the event. First time competitors from Calgary and Windsor, will add excitement and new input to this 9 th annual challenge. The use of […] Source: sUAS Feed

Farewell DJI Phantom 4, it’s terminated

The Phantom 4 is no more, the shortest lifespan to date for a DJI product, born March 2016 terminated January 2017. Just ten months. DJI sent these letters to dealers recently: Hi Dealers This is an update as of this morning on DJI Products. DJI Mavic Pro and Mavic Pro Combo Although production is releasing […] Source: sUAS Feed

SkyPan Press Release in Response to FAA 1/17/17

SkyPan International is pleased to announce that it has reached agreement with the United States Federal Aviation Administration to settle the civil penalty action initiated by the FAA in 2015 related to its unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations in New York City and Chicago during 2012-2014. While neither admitting nor contesting the allegations that these […] Source: sUAS Feed

FAA and Skypan International, Inc., Reach Agreement on Unmanned Aircraft Enforcement Cases

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration today announced a comprehensive settlement agreement with SkyPan International, Inc., of Chicago. The agreement resolves enforcement cases that alleged the company operated unmanned aircraft (UAS) in congested airspace over New York City and Chicago, and violated airspace regulations and aircraft operating rules. Under the terms of the agreement, […] Source: sUAS Feed

Measure raise a further $15 million series B funding

Measure, the nation’s leading Drone as a Service® operator, announced today that it has raised $15 million in Series B financing with LionTree Advisors acting as the financial advisor.  Measure and its national network of licensed pilots provide turnkey solutions to acquire, process, and deliver actionable aerial data to enterprise customers. Since Measure’s last investment round in September of […] Source: sUAS Feed

Winds Of Change

On the latest instalment of the sUAS News podcast, we take a look at potential inroads to the new political landscape coming to Washington D.C. with guests Jeffery Anders and Rob Thompson. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/suasnews/2017/01/04/winds-of-change Without a doubt, the U.S. faces a totally different mindset and way of doing business. President-elect Trump has made his pick for […] Source: sUAS Feed