Agricultural drone company AgEagle Aerial Systems yesterday announced a merger with EnerJex Resources in a stock trade. Founded in 2015, AgEagle was named one of DroneLife’s “7 Best Agriculture Drones” last year and provides precision ag UAV solutions. Automated drones collect valuable data for farmers by flying over fields of corn, soy beans, wheat and … Continue reading AgEagle Precision Ag Drone Firm Merges With Enerjex
According to Defense News, Italy is edging closer to acquiring a new surveillance drone based on a business aircraft design. The UAV will offer 24-hour endurance and have a top speed of 330 knots. Italy’s Ministry of Defence last month sent an acquisition request to Parliament’s defense commission for 20 Piaggio Aerospace P.2HH drones, costing a total of €766 … Continue reading Italy To Purchase 20 Surveillance Drones
Resolution Development Services Inc., a leading provider of product development services to the medical, life science and industrial markets, has announced that it has been selected for a complex outsourced product development project with a leading manufacturer of drone technology. This represents Resolution’s first project in the military industry and the latest in Resolution’s strategy … Continue reading Resolution Extends Integrated Vision Development Expertise
Cepton Technologies has introduced a new Vista LiDAR solution for unmanned ground vehicles – a key sensing technology to support self-driving efforts, the company announced on 27 March. The Vista LiDAR’s 120-line scanner delivers 200m of range and 0.2° of spatial resolution. The Vista sensor uses less than 10 watts of power; this low power … Continue reading Cepton unveils LiDAR solution for UGVs
This Boeing experience seems very interesting to me. This octocopter is the biggest I’ve seen. I estimate that the propellers should be about 2100mm. I ask some questions about whether this really makes sense: Batteries and flight time: 7 or 15 minutes is enough? This prototype could fly 7 minutes with 227kg and about 15 … Continue reading Boeing cargo Drone Prototype. Does this make sense?
A Russian drone pilot has flown a custom drone to the edge of space. He caught the whole thing on camera. For a bunch of reasons, drone pilots in most countries around the world are subjected to limits on how high they can fly. The most obvious reason for this limit – usually around 400ft … Continue reading Watch: Russian Drone Pilot Flies Quad Toward Space
DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, unveiled new technology and tools to customize its enterprise drone platforms for specialized tasks such as infrastructure inspection, precision agriculture, firefighting and search and rescue. The new Zenmuse XT2 thermal imaging camera, created in partnership with FLIR Systems, is a critical tool for drone … Continue reading DJI Unveils The Zenmuse XT2 Thermal Camera