Ascent AeroSystems Announces New Industrial Grade Drone and Launch Customer

Spirit from Ascent AeroSystems is a unique, versatile drone for defense, intelligence and public safety applications Massachusetts-based Ascent AeroSystems today announced the specifications, pricing, availability and launch customer for “Spirit,” its new dual-rotor coaxial drone and named Huntsville, Alabama-based Dynetics as the launch customer. “Bulky, fragile and unable to fly in bad weather, today’s ‘industrial’…

AirMap partner Fortem has another new partner, and it’s AirMap’s competitor

Airspace awareness, safety and security Fortem Technologies may have recently announced a partnership with software startup AirMap, but the company on Monday announced another partnership. This one is with AirMap’s competitor. Utah-based drone awareness company Fortem Technologies announced a partnership with unmanned traffic management (UTM) provider Unifly. The two will collaborate to develop a joint…

Amazon Flight Operator Cambridge UK

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SafeDrone: Comprehensive contracts with drone manufacturers

Safety as a top priority at Matternet Comprehensive technical fleet management for SwissDrones SafeDrone by Lufthansa Technik has signed comprehensive contracts with drone manufacturers Matternet and SwissDrones. Both companies will use SafeDrone Health to improve the efficiency of their maintenance programs. SafeDrone Health helps to reduce maintenance efforts SafeDrone Health is a holistic and manufacturer-independent…

AeroVironment Announces Initial Milestone in Solar HAPS Program – Assembly of First HAWK30 Solar HAPS

Developed for high-altitude, long-endurance operation, HAWK30 is designed to deliver telecommunications network and other types of connectivity from the sky to the ground HAPSMobile Inc., a joint venture between AeroVironment and SoftBank Corp., recently increased the ceiling value of its Design Development Agreement with AeroVironment to $126 million AeroVironment participated in a joint press conference…

Researchers aim to enhance lost person search and rescue efforts using drones, artificial intelligence

Larkin Heintzman (left) and Pratik Mukherjee, both doctoral students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, calibrate several drones before flying them at Virginia Tech’s drone park. These students are working alongside research faculty to effectively integrate drones and artificial intelligence into lost person search and rescue processes. With warmer weather right around the…