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So now we know. A matter of weeks after DJI indefinitely postponed the launch event for a new drone release, UK retailer Argos has gone ahead and printed the new products in its biannual catalog. It’s an easy mistake to make, particularly when you sell thousands of products and a manufacturer has a last-minute change …
Continue reading Whoops: UK Retailer Reveals New DJI Mavic 2 Before Official Release

The following is a guest post by commercial drone pilot and writer Terry Jarrell. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has filed suit against the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) hoping to gain better access to meeting documents. Public Privacy and Drones There is no question that there are more and more drones in the air …
Continue reading Recent Suit Aims to Enforce DAC Transparency Regarding Drone Privacy Policy

Commercial pilots looking to add inspection services to their portfolio have the perfect opportunity to train for the job at this year’s Commercial UAV Expo.  The world’s leading aeronautical university, Embry-Riddle, will be offering a pre-event training session. The following is a press release from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus, in conjunction …
Continue reading Embry-Riddle Offers Advanced sUAS Inspection Operations Course on Oct. 1 at Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas

New drone laws have come into effect in the UK today, restricting drones from flying above 400 feet or within one kilometer of airport boundaries. More laws are due to come into place later this year. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will at the end of November require UK drone owners whose aircraft weigh more than 250 …
Continue reading DJI Urges UK Pilots to Familiarize Themselves With New Drone Laws

Silent Falcon UAS Technologies solar electric, fixed wing, long endurance, long range Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) has been selected by DARPA as the unmanned aircraft system for its Stand-off Ubiquitous Power/Energy Replenishment – Power Beaming Demo (SUPER PBD). SUPER PBD is an innovative project designed to prove the feasibility of recharging an electric powered UAS while in flight using a laser …
Continue reading DARPA Selects Silent Falcon

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has signed a collaboration agreement with DOK-ING for manufacturing, marketing and sales of a robotic system to be used in high risk areas, IAI announced on 26 July. The system developed under the collaboration will be used in high risk areas including ones contaminated by chemical, biological and radioactive agents. Under …
Continue reading IAI, DOK-ING to develop autonomous robotic system

Interested in drone sprayers? Drones are really just aerial platforms from which to do things. Most people associate drones as data collection platforms where you mount sensors such as cameras, LIDAR, etc., but drones can also be used for the delivery of all sorts of other things besides just drone package delivery or medical delivery. …
Continue reading Drone Sprayers: Uses, Laws & Regulations, Tips to Save Money (2018)

Video presentations from the 2018 Expo are now being uploaded to the  sUAS News YouTube channel. The information and data in these presentations are expert level. It is all covered in the line up: applications, C-UAS, liability, policy, standards, insurance, UTM and market forecasts, just to name a few of the relevant topics. [embedded content] …
Continue reading 2018 Silicon Valley Drone Show (sUSB Expo) Presentation Videos

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