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Percepto Raises $15m to Accelerate Adoption of Autonomous Drone-in-a-Box Solution

Israeli drone-in-a-box provider Percepto has announced a $15m Series A funding round led by U.S. Venture Partners. The company has to date raised a total of $27.5m, with previous investors including R&R Venture Partners and Hyundai Motors. The funding will be split between driving Percepto’s autonomous drone-in-a-box solution into emerging markets around the world and … Continue reading Percepto Raises $15m to Accelerate Adoption of Autonomous Drone-in-a-Box Solution <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

Wingtra closes its Series A fundraising round with $10M to fuel further growth – sUAS News

The Swiss drone developer and producer, Wingtra Ltd., recently raised USD 10 million to further scale its global business. The company leads the vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone industry and will use the funds to further grow its global footprint and push the limits in their research and development. Credit Suisse Entrepreneur Capital Ltd., … Continue reading Wingtra closes its Series A fundraising round with $10M to fuel further growth – sUAS News <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

Flying Into the Storm – RotorDrone

Researchers from CU Boulder will fly drones into severe storms this spring and in 2020 in one of the largest and most ambitious drone-based investigations of meteorological phenomena ever. Project TORUS – or Targeted Observation by Radars and UAS of Supercells – is a partnership between CU Boulder, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (which is leading the … Continue reading Flying Into the Storm – RotorDrone <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

AMA Clarifies FAA Guidance for Members: What to Expect Going Forward

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), as the largest advocacy group for recreational pilots of both drones and other model aircraft, has been working with the FAA to give recreational fliers a voice.   In a recent letter to members, the AMA clarified the recent federal register notice announcing changes to regulations.  The changes are … Continue reading AMA Clarifies FAA Guidance for Members: What to Expect Going Forward <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

Delair introduces open payload version of DT26 to enable custom configuration of sensing capabilities – sUAS News

New Delair DT26 Open Payload model offers spacious removable container to house sensors or extra cargo within easy-to-integrate architecture TOULOUSE, France – May 21, 2019 –  Delair, a leading supplier of commercial drone solutions, today introduced a new model of its popular long-range UAV, the Delair DT26, which offers an easy-to-integrate architecture for adding user-specified … Continue reading Delair introduces open payload version of DT26 to enable custom configuration of sensing capabilities – sUAS News <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

PrecisionHawk’s Michael Chasen to Lead Drone Advisory Committee, 12 New Members Announced

photo courtesy PrecisionHawk The FAA’s Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) has been instrumental in helping to form commercial drone regulations, and the best example in the drone sector of industry working in collaboration with government.  On Friday, the FAA and Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced that PrecisionHawk CEO Michael Chasen will now lead the … Continue reading PrecisionHawk’s Michael Chasen to Lead Drone Advisory Committee, 12 New Members Announced <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

Redkite Airborne Sensor Comes to SOFIC on Heels of Successful Demonstration – sUAS News

Logos Technologies will be exhibiting an updated version of its lightweight RedKite wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) system at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC), held on May 20–23, in Tampa, Fla. Mounted on a variety of manned and unmanned aerial platforms (including Group 3 UAS), RedKite can image and record an entire city-sized area … Continue reading Redkite Airborne Sensor Comes to SOFIC on Heels of Successful Demonstration – sUAS News <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

Australian Firm Releases Wearable Drone Detector

Photo courtesy of DroneShield Australian counter-drone firm DroneShield has released a wearable UAV detection product that weighs just over 2 pounds. RfPatrol is designed for use by military, law enforcement, security and VIP customers. Since it doesn’t emit jamming signals, it’s legal in more jurisdictions than many other counter-UAS products. Rogue drones present a unique threat … Continue reading Australian Firm Releases Wearable Drone Detector <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

Air Force would like to call a drone for crew rescue – sUAS News

A pretty stiff set of requirements for a USAF crew rescue vehicle, they are not too worried about the noise or method of power. Develop and demonstrate a low cost aerial platform capable of transporting 2-4 military personnel (one in medical litter) with no onboard traditional pilot and capable of at least 100 mile radius … Continue reading Air Force would like to call a drone for crew rescue – sUAS News <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

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