Spectral Sky Launches New Era of Affordable Aerial Data Collection & ISR

Spectral Sky Launches New Era of Affordable Aerial Data Collection & ISR

Spectral Sky, Inc., a new commercial company, with decades of experience testing, and operating the renowned MQ-1 and MQ-9 Predator/Reaper drones, today announced successful final flight testing of its new 4,550 Gross Weight SS-300M Atlas, that features a single pilot + ground-based sensor operator with over 15 hours loiter and top speed of 300 knots. Atlas joins the SS-100A Sierra in Spectral Sky’s suite of mid-weight, low-cost, open-source, and inter-operable […]

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CaseCruzer Mobile Drone Charging Station

CaseCruzer Mobile Drone Charging Station

CaseCruzer takes flight with its cutting edge SmartCruzer Drone Charging Station invented to help the film, news media and racing sport industries power up their hand launch drones whenever and wherever the action is. These professionals now have a way to safely store, transport, and charge UAVs such as DJI Phantom. On your mark, get ready, set drone! CaseCruzer designed the durable and reusable SmartCruzer transport solution to simultaneously charge […]

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UAS Colorado and Black Swift Technologies team up to Showcase the San Luis Valley, a Drone Paradise

UAS Colorado and Black Swift Technologies team up to Showcase the San Luis Valley, a Drone Paradise

After pushing through the daunting 10,709 foot Hayden pass, the San Luis Valley (SLV) stretched out for miles below us. The Cessna 172’s windshield failed to contain the vast landscape, guarded on all sides by snow-capped mountains, and both pilot and passenger found themselves craning their necks to take in the view. The area is truly unique, featuring a diverse collection of farmlands, ranching, canyons, vast national forest and wildland […]

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UPS backed Zipline medical drones in Africa might have an issue

UPS backed Zipline medical drones in Africa might have an issue

It’s a feel-good photo, a young team and some funky platforms. To an Africa old hand, I see the snag. That launcher. True, it will provide a consistent route to the sky. It’s complex, though, more complex than the aircraft even. It needs to be operated correctly every time. Worse still, should it fail, then the platform is out of action and no deliveries happen. If I were Zipline, I […]

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The Rise of Nonviolent Drones

The Rise of Nonviolent Drones

A study examines 15,000 reports of drone use and finds some surprising results. hen an earthquake hit Ecuador recently, members of the Humanitarian UAV Network, also known as UAViators , launched an appeal for pilots in the region to respond in support of post-disaster search and rescue. UAViators’ founder, Pat Meier, told me that they got replies nearly instantly. The pilot best positioned to respond, Francisco, replied in seven minutes […]

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Meet the next sport of the modern age

Meet the next sport of the modern age

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — Decked out in high-tech goggles, pilot Steve Zoumas dives low and sees the final gate zooming toward him: a 20-foot-tall metal-framed box ringed with neon. Boom! His sight goes black. The crowd lets out a collective “Whoa!” as pieces of his aircraft, which has just smashed into a concrete barrier, go flying. Zoumas is just fine, though; it’s his drone that’s toast. The pilot takes off […]

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