D-Fend Solutions Achieves Significant Growth as it Triples Installed Base of its Takeover-Based, Counter-Drone Solution in 2020

D-Fend Solutions, the leader in radio frequency (RF), non-kinetic, non-jamming, counter-drone takeover technology, today announced significant growth in 2020, including tripling the size of its installed base. In response to increased awareness of rogue drone risks globally, D-Fend Solutions has distributed its flagship product, EnforceAir, to numerous new clients while expanding its presence at existing […]

NV5 Geospatial and Oklahoma DoT to Showcase Innovative Applications of Aerial Lidar During TRB Annual Meeting

NV5 Geospatial , North America’s largest provider of geospatial data services and solutions, will share ground-breaking research on the use of low altitude drone and rotary wing lidar surveys for transportation applications during the 2021 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting, a virtual event taking place in late January. The presentation – “Detailed Comparison of Three Lidar Captures […]

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Authentication System Consortium Announced

Connected Places Catapult has partnered with ANGOKA Ltd, a Belfast cybersecurity start-up and Cranfield University in an exciting project to support and protect the future of drones and autonomous flying vehicles. The UASAS project has been awarded funding from UK Research and Innovation’s Future Flight Challenge, part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, with an […]

Velodyne Lidar Signs Multi-Year Sales Agreement with Emesent

Velodyne Lidar, Inc.  today announced a multi-year sales agreement to provide Puck LITE™ sensors to Emesent, a world-leader in drone autonomy, lidar mapping and data analytics. Emesent is using Velodyne’s lidar sensors to power its award-winning Hovermap mobile scanning system for mapping hazardous and GPS-denied environments. Hovermap, which can be hand-held or mounted to a drone, uses Puck LITE […]

Sikorsky-Boeing team releases details of its revolutionary helicopter

On Monday, Sikorsky and partner Boeing has released details of its revolutionary helicopter for the U.S. Army’s Future Long Range Assault Aircraft competition, known as FLRAA. Boeing says the new aircraft, named DEFIANT X, will be the fastest, most maneuverable and most survivable assault helicopter in history. Combined with the team’s unsurpassed experience in mission systems, […]

The University of Arizona Global Campus and MzeroA Announce Partnership

The University of Arizona Global Campus (UAGC) has announced a new academic partnership with in-flight training provider MzeroA that will offer students the opportunity to further their education in drone operations. “Expertise in drone operations is an important credential in many business sectors today,” said Dr. Craig Swenson, President of UAGC. “Through our educational partnership with MzeroA, we will help […]

IAI signs two deals to supply Heron MK II systems to Central Asian country

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) said Monday that it has signed two deals with a country in Central Asia, one to sell Heron MKII UAV systems and another to lease them. The deals are valued at tens of millions of dollars. The systems include reconnaissance payloads, Heron MK II drones and land arrays. The Heron MK […]

U.S. Army MQ-1C drone conducted emergency landing in Niger

The U.S. Army MQ-1C unmanned aircraft, also known as Gray Eagle, conducted an emergency landing in Niger (West Africa). In a release late Sanday, U.S. Africa Command said the remotely piloted aircraft conducted an emergency landing in the vicinity of Agadez, Niger, Jan. 23. “The aircraft experienced a mechanical malfunction while conducting a routine mission […]

DARPA’s air-recoverable Gremlins drone completes third test

U.S. aerospace contractor Dynetics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leidos, has reported that the X-61A Gremlins demonstration system successfully completed a third test flight series. Dynetics says the vehicle system has totaled seven flight hours during the month of November. The test took place at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah for the Defense Advanced Research Projects […]