Government Approves PLI Scheme for Drones and Drone Components

On September 15, 2021, the Government of India approved the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for drones and drone components. The scheme...

These Doosan Hydrogen Drones Pack Some Serious Power

Most industrial and consumer drones are powered by electrical battery packs. There are some heavy-duty drones that utilize gasoline generators for propulsion....

The Amazon Ring Indoor Drone is a Flying CCTV Camera

Amazon has been long developing delivery drones. However, Amazon-owned security company Ring announced an indoor drone in 2020. The $250 drone has...

Drone in a Box : The Autonomous Solution

While most quadcopters rely on some form of pilot interference to operate, there are many that can function autonomously and Beyond Visual...

The DJI AeroScope: A Drone Detection Platform

As the number of DJI drones increases so does the need for anti-drone systems. Drones pose a serious hazard when it comes...

The New Drone Regulations in India 2021: A Complete Guide

In July 2021, the Government of India released a draft for the new set of drone laws. These draft laws have now...

RMUS to Launch DJI Drone Academy in Canada

Rocky Mountain Unmanned Solutions (RMUS) is a one-stop drone shop that offers sales, technical support, and drone training. RMUS is based in...

Ehang VT – 30: The Inter City Drone

Chinese drone manufacturer Ehang is known for its striking passenger drones. The company made headlines when it unveiled the first-ever passenger drone...

All About Indian Made Military Drones

Military drones have been synonymous with drones like the Predator, Israel’s Heron drones, the Loyal Wingman, and China’s Wing Loong. However, India...

The SVAMITVA Scheme: Powered by Drones

Agriculture has been one of the largest drivers of the Indian economy for over a hundred years. 70% of the Indian population...

How Commercial Drones Are Being Used for Inspections

Over the last several years, inspectors in several industries have started using commercial drones to help them conduct inspections.

When Will Autonomous Passenger Drones Take Off?

Autonomous passenger drones have been in development for almost a decade. However, we are yet to see these drone taxis become a...

Best Camera Drones of 2021

There have been several exciting drone launches in 2021. Starting with the DJI FPV Combo and Air 2S to Parrot’s revolutionary 4G...

A Guide to Reading NOTAMs: Part 107 Test Prep

While you study the National Airspace System (NAS), the airspace classes, and sectional charts, it is important that you’re aware of NOTAMs....

DJI Could Launch in India Because of the New Drone Rules

Since 2018, when the first drone rules titled Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR) came out, international drone companies such as DJI have been...

Intel Puts Up a Drone Show at the Tokyo Olympics

Intel’s drone shows are recognized worldwide. Hundreds of tiny Shooting Star drones take to the skies and create mesmerizing patterns. From the...

A Guide to Reading METARs and TAFs: Part 107 Test Prep

If you’re preparing for the FAA's Part 107 test, you might’ve come across two important topics - METARs and TAFs. Reading METARs...

Dubai is Making it Rain With Cloud Seeding Drones

Inducing the natural phenomenon of rain through artificial methods is not a new concept but has been pursued by many nations. China...
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New SOP May Allow Drones for Agriculture Use in India

India is an agricultural powerhouse of the world. The agricultural sector contributes about 18% to India’s total GDP (Gross Domestic Product). The...

Parrot ANAFI Ai: The Ultimate BVLOS Drone

In July 2021, the French drone manufacturer, Parrot, launched its latest drone the ANAFI Ai. This drone has been making waves since...

How to Study for Part 107 Test: The Complete Guide 2021

If you’ve wanted to become a commercial drone pilot in the United States, you might have come across the Part 107 test....

What is Section 2209 and Why Must the FAA Comply With it?

As the number of drones in the United States climbs steadily, a group of drone industry advocates has petitioned the FAA to...

FAA Launches the TRUST Test for Recreational Drone Pilots

The only step for recreational pilots until now was registering their drone with the FAA and not flying in restricted airspace. However,...

The Best Drone Pilot Training Schools in the US

Becoming an FAA Part 107 certified drone pilot requires you to take the FAA airman knowledge test (Read about the Part 107...

Kitty Hawk – The EVTOL Drones Manufacturer

EVTOL (Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing) is a type of aircraft that uses electricity to hover, land, and take off vertically. A...
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FAA Part 107: A Complete Guide To Commercial Drone Flying 2021

Commercial drone flying is becoming a rising industry. The United States alone has approximately 441,709 registered commercial drone pilots. To regulate this...

Throttle Aerospace is Testing BVLOS Drone Delivery in India

Several industries are beginning to use drones for mapping and surveillance. However, the most anticipated use of drones is drone delivery. Since...

Building Your First FPV Racing Drone: Parts Required

FPV Drones are quite fun to fly and watch. The FPV footage is notably one of the most thrilling ones out there....
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The NPNT Test Tool: All You Need To Know

The Quality Council of India (QCI) has recently released an NPNT Test Tool. The purpose of this tool is to simulate the...

Green Zones of India: Airspace for Drones

On 9th April 2021, the government of India published a list of 66 Green Zones. These will serve as temporary zones for...

All About XAG: The Agricultural Drone Company

XAG is one of the largest agricultural drone manufacturers. It covers over half of the Chinese agricultural drone market. The agricultural sector...

Drone Laws in the Netherlands: 2021 Guide

The drone laws in the Netherlands are quite simple in nature. However, disobeying the law may incur heavy penalties or legal impediments. ...

Autel Robotics – The DJI Rival

Autel Robotics is a drone manufacturer located in Bothell, WA, United States. It was founded in 2014 and has 14 additional companies...

Pentagon Grants Clearance to DJI Drones After Temporary Blacklist

Since 2019, DJI drones have been on the edge for US lawmakers. Due to the US-China trade war in 2019, the U.S....

Drones Used in Warfare: The Rise of Weaponized Drones

In the 21st century, the word ‘drone’ has more than one connotation. While the photography quadcopter is the most widely recognized and...

Flytrex gets FAA Approval for Backyard Drone Delivery

Drone delivery programs around the world are progressing at a fast pace. Additionally, Zipline, Amazon, Google Wing, etc. are in the process...

How Does a Drone Light Show Work? All You Need to Know

In 2018, Intel stunned the world when their 1,218 Shooting Star drones took to the skies of PyeongChang, South Korea, to mark...

Top 5 Police Drones in Use Today

Drones have a wide range of applications in several industries. While their logistical usage is being implemented, law enforcement agencies have been...

All About Skydio: The American Drone Manufacturer

Skydio is an American drone manufacturing company founded in 2014 by three MIT graduates. Skydio is known throughout the drone industry for...
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The Ultimate Long Range VTOL UAV is Here

Autel Robotics, an American drone manufacturing company, announced the release of their new fixed-wing long-range VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) UAV called...
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Best Drone Insurance Providers in the Netherlands

Drone insurance is a rapidly growing market. Choosing the right insurance option can be a crucial decision in the case of drones....

How Drone Exemptions are Helping Grow the Drone Industry

The first drone legislation, passed in 2018, legalized drones and dug the foundations for important infrastructures such as the Digital Sky platform,...

Best Drone Insurance Providers in Singapore

In Singapore, getting drone insurance is not mandatory. However, it is recommended that drones are insured for both liability and hull coverage....

Can You Fly FPV Drones in India? All You Need to Know

Ever since the UAS Rules 2021, India’s latest drone regulations, were finalized in March this year, there has been some confusion in...

Drone Flight Testing Process in India

In our last article, we covered the certification process for drones. The certification process consisted of Stage 1 and Stage 2 examinations....

Best Drone Insurance Providers in France

Flying a drone in France is legal. However, having some form of liability insurance for commercial as well as recreational drone operations...

Certification Process for Drones in India

To get a drone certified as NPNT compliant, a drone manufacturer must follow several steps. Starting with getting a prototype identification number...

Best Drones for Agriculture: 2021 Guide

Agriculture has long moved away from its traditional form and now requires modern solutions. At this time when technology and AI are...

Best Drone Insurance Providers in Germany

Germany follows the EU standard drone regulations and any pilot who wants to fly a drone in the country needs to obtain...

These COVID-19 Drones are Helping Flatten the Curve

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected all industries globally. With every major supply chain at a halt, drones have proved to be...

Best Drone Insurance Providers in Australia

Drone insurance is an essential part of commercial drone operations. Even recreational drones can benefit from hull insurance in case of drone...
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Drone Ports and UTM in India

In the newly finalized drone regulations, titled UAS Rules 2021, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has outlined the inclusion of drone...

DJI Launches the Air 2S

In April 2021, DJI launched the Air 2S, its latest premium cinematic drone. With an upgraded image sensor and safety features, the...

Best Drone Insurance Providers in Canada: 2021 Guide

Flying a drone can prove to be expensive, especially if you’re a beginner. Having reliable drone insurance can mitigate concerns regarding drone...

Best Drone Insurance Providers in the UK: 2021 Guide

If you’re a hobby pilot in the UK, you are not legally bound to purchase insurance for your drone. However, all commercial...

How to Obtain an ETA License for Drones

Equipment Type Approval or ETA is a permit required to manufacture drones in India. Drones require an ETA for operating in de-licensed...
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How to Import a Drone in India

The newly released UAS Rules on 12th March 2021 have stated certain guidelines for the import of drones in India. Given below...

How to Become a Drone Manufacturer in India

The Government of India finalized the new drone regulations called UAS Rules on 12th March 2021. The new regulations put in place...

Best Drone Insurance Companies in the US

To fly a drone commercially, pilots need to be certified under Part 107. The FAA reports that over 1.7 million drones were...
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European Drone Regulations 2021

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has formulated a set of drone regulations for all the EU member countries. In January...
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What Do The UAS Rules 2021 Mean For Indian Drone Pilots?

The new Indian drone regulations, titled UAS Rules 2021, came into effect on 12th March 2021. Along with these regulations came skepticism...
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The UAS Rules 2021: An Overview

NOTE: The following UAS Rules are older regulations and are not applicable now. They have now been replaced by the Drone...

Storm Drones May Soon Replace Weather Balloons

Drones are rapidly replacing older technologies. From surveying huge swathes of land to delivering cargo; UAVs continue to diversify their applications. For...
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Drone Laws in Hungary 2021

EU-compatible drone regulations came into effect in Hungary in 2021. If you plan on flying a drone in Hungary it is essential...

Lidar vs Photogrammetry: Which One Should You Pick?

Lidar and photogrammetry are two technologies that have been long used in remote sensing. In the past decade, the development of UAVs...

Best Drones for Photogrammetry | 2021 Complete Guide

Photogrammetry has become a widely used technology in aerial image processing. In comparison to more traditional alternatives such as LiDAR and manned...

Vegetation Management Using WebODM

Plant health or vegetation management is an essential part of photogrammetry. WebODM also provides plant health management as a core feature. Using...

DJI Launches The FPV Drone Kit

DJI, the world’s leading drone manufacturer, with a 70% market share, has recently launched the FPV drone kit. The package includes DJI’s...

The First Drone on Mars: Ingenuity

The Mars Perseverance Rover, launched in July 2020 by NASA finally landed on Martian soil on February 18th, 2021 along with the...

All About U-Space: The European Airspace Project

The drone service industry has been rapidly growing in the past decade. In Europe alone, the market value of the drone service...
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Active Drone Tenders

Following is the list of latest active drone tenders on eprocure.gov.in: Sr.No.e-Published DateBid Submission Closing DateTender TitleOrganisation Name125/01/202109/03/2021Manufacturing...

Drone Pilot License in Singapore: All You Need to Know

The Unmanned Aircraft Pilot License (UAPL), which was drafted in July 2020, came into effect on February 1st, 2021. According to the...

Geospatial Data to be Liberalized Under New Government Policy

In a newly announced mapping policy on 15th February 2021, the government of India has opened doors to liberalizing the country’s geospatial...
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Drone Weather Forecast: A Complete Guide

Flying a drone presents its own set of challenges. Apart from the operational skill required to fly a drone, an experienced pilot...
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What is a Digital Elevation Model (DEM): All You Need To Know

A Digital Elevation Model (DEM) is a 3D graphical representation of the elevation data of a terrain. A DEM helps in defining...
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Ground Control Points: A Complete Guide

Ground Control Points (GCPs) have been long used in aerial surveys and mapping. GCPs significantly improve the accuracy of orthophotos and drone...
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Pix4D vs WebODM: Comparing 2D Outputs – Part 2

Continuing our series of comparing Pix4D and WebODM, in this post we explore 2D outputs from a dataset covering an area containing...
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New FAA Drone Rules Permit Operators to Fly at Night

The new FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) drone rules were announced on 28th December 2020. The first rule amends Title 14 of the...
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What is a Point Cloud and How to Make One?

Point cloud technology has really taken off in these recent years. Especially coupled with drone technology, constructing a point cloud has never...
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How to Use WebODM: Administration Settings and Customization

In the last article, we explored point clouds and textured 3D models.Some of the most useful features of WebODM fall under the...
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Pix4D vs WebODM: Comparing 2D Outputs

Earlier, we had written about how WebODM is proving itself to be a solid alternative to Pix4D. In this post, we compare...
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How to Use WebODM: 3D Point Cloud and Textured Model

In the last article, we learned how to create an orthophoto map, digital surface model, monitor plant health, and use the various...
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How to Use WebODM | Orthophoto Map

In the first article, we discussed the interface of WebODM and how to create and run a project. Here, let us understand...

Supercharged Processing with Multiple Nodes in WebODM

WebODM, being free and open-source, enables something powerful which is not possible in other drone mapping softwares like Pix4D. It is the...
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How to Use WebODM | Dashboard and User Interface

Photogrammetry is a crucial process in creating aerial maps and models. Using strong machine learning algorithms and state of the art technology,...
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This Autonomous Insect Drone Can Help Collect Environmental Data

Researchers from the University of Washington (UW) have created a sensor that weighs just 98 milligrams (1/10th the weight of a jellybean)....
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Pix4D vs DroneDeploy vs Agisoft vs MME vs WebODM: A Comparison of Processing Costs

Traditionally, there have been five cost models when it came to drone mapping software: 1. Pay one-time for a...
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Skydio & EagleView Partner For Autonomous Drone Inspection

Recently American drone manufacturer Skydio announced a partnership with EagleView. Skydio is one of the emerging companies in drone technology while EagleView...
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Drone Certification in India: QCI to Take Over NPNT Certification

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has partnered with the Quality Council of India (QCI) to streamline the drone certification process...
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Brief Guide to TFRs for Drone Pilots

Temporary Flight Restrictions, or TFRs, are used by the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) to restrict aircraft flight operations in restricted areas. TFRs...
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Move over Pix4D, WebODM is here

There is a new kid on the block and it is free. And open-source. Yes, that is right, after years of...
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The Ghost 4 Drone: Anduril Launches New Military sUAS

Anduril Industries, a Silicon Valley-based anti-drone startup, unveiled their latest military drone called the Ghost 4 on 10th September 2020. The defense...
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Drone Deliveries in Africa: TechEagle Will Fly Drones in Ethiopia

TechEagle Innovations, a Lucknow-based drone startup founded in 2015, has recently partnered with Ethiopian e-commerce company Addis Mercato. TechEagle was acquired by...
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Amazon Prime Drone Delivery Closer to Reality After FAA Approval

On Monday, August 31, 2020, the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) issued Amazon a Part 135 air carrier certificate. The 135 air carrier...
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How To Get UIN For Your Drone Through Digital Sky

The Indian drone regulations came into effect on December 1st, 2018. The drone laws mandate that every drone operator must follow several...
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How To Get Your First Drone Job

So you have got a brand new drone and now you want to use this drone to earn some side cash, how...
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Drone Pilot Training Schools in India | 2021 Complete List

On July 24th, 2020 Bombay Flying Club became the first DGCA-approved drone pilot training institute in India. After that, several other flight...
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Foodpanda Drone Delivery: Meals Arrive by Air in Singapore

Foodpanda Singapore carried out a drone delivery on August 13th, 2020. The drones were deployed to deliver five packets of Ayam Penyet,...
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India To Arm Its Heron Drones With Laser-Guided Bombs

India has used the Israeli Heron drones since 2005. The earlier versions of the Heron drones were mainly used for surveillance or...
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Drones for Social Distancing: Singapore to Test Autonomous Drones

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed governments across the world to make use of drones not just to disinfect but to monitor their...
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The EHang 216 Drone is Coming to Canada

The world’s first passenger drone made by the Chinese company EHang will soon begin testing in Quebec, Canada. The concept of the...
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This StoreDot Fast Charging Battery Can Fully Charge in 5 Minutes

One of the biggest drawbacks of flying a drone is its battery life. Most commercial drones can not be flown for more...
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The First DGCA Approved Drone Training Institute of India

The Indian government released the CAR (Civil Aviation Requirements) for drones in August 2018. The drone regulations mandate that every drone pilot...
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India To Buy Six Predator Drones From The US

As tensions along the Indo-China border are on the rise, India is in a rapid process of acquiring advanced military weapons. After...
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Terra Drone Indonesia Acquires First Commercial BVLOS Permit

Terra Drone Indonesia set a milestone by becoming the first drone service provider in Indonesia to obtain a commercial BVLOS (Beyond Visual...
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Maharashtra Will Conduct a Power Line Inspection Using Drones

In a first, the government of Maharashtra is planning to conduct an aerial power line inspection using drones. Maharashtra is the first...
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Skydio X2 Specifications: Skydio’s Latest Drone With 100X Zoom

The California-based autonomous drone startup Skydio successfully raised $100 million in a Series C funding round. Soon after, on 13th July 2020,...
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Drone Operators Can Now Be Tracked Through Their Flight Path

Researchers from Ben Gurion University (BGU) have found a way to trace the location of drone operators using the drone’s flight path....
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The First NPNT Compliant Drone Flight Successfully Completed

Asteria Aerospace in collaboration with Quidich Innovation Labs completed India’s first NPNT (No-Permission-No-Takeoff) compliant drone flight near Tumkur city in Karnataka. Asteria...
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Anduril Industries Raises $200 Million in Funding Round

Anduril Industries, a counter-drone company founded by executives from Oculus and Palantir, successfully raised $200 million in a Series C funding round....
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Locust Swarms in India: How Drones Are Tracking and Controlling Locusts

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, a new threat to the agriculture industry has been plaguing various parts of Northern India. A giant swarm...

NPNT Compliant Drones in India

The NPNT (No Permission-No Takeoff) rule is an integral part of legal drone flight in India. Obtaining an NPNT compliance certificate involves...
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Drone Enlistment in India: DGCA Reopens Enlistments

The window for drone enlistment in India was initiated on January 14, 2020, and it ended on 31st January 2020. However, due...
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Google-Backed Wing Delivery Drones Will Drop Books to Kids in Virginia

In December 2019, the Google-backed company Wing was cleared to use its delivery drones for BVLOS operations. The official clearance made the...
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Pilotless Drone Taxi Will Deliver Aid to Rural China

The Chinese company, Ehang’s, pilotless drone taxi was unveiled in early 2018. While passenger flights are still a few years away, Ehang...
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The Best UAS Simulators: Complete Drone Training Guide 2021

In this day and age experimenting or learning to fly a drone can be expensive. A drone pilot requires several hours of...

Active Volcano in Guatemala Surveyed Using a DJI Drone

Drones are starting to become reliable systems for delivery, surveillance, and even warfare. Researchers recently used drones to monitor an active volcano...

Anti-Collision Lights for Drones: The Ultimate Guide 2021

Flying drones during and after twilight no longer require a waiver from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). However, some good anti-collision lights...
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5 popular apps used by commercial drone pilots

Following are some of the most popular apps which are used by commercial drone pilots for planning their operations, conducting autonomous flights...

FlytWare Launches Autonomous Warehouse Drones

California-based venture FlytBase launched the FlytWare Solution Partner program to deploy autonomous drones in warehouses. The FlytWare solution aims at automating inventory...

DJI Matrice 300 RTK Specifications with Zenmuse Hybrid Camera

The Matrice series has been one of the most popular DJI drones in the market. On May 7th, 2020, DJI officially launched...

How to Get an FAA Drone Waiver

Drone waiver certificates issued by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) are necessary documents for a drone pilot. A drone waiver is needed...

Loyal Wingman: The First Australian-Made Combat Drone

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in partnership with one of the leading aircraft manufacturers, Boeing, unveiled the working prototype of an...
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Medical Delivery Drones Begin Test Flights in Ireland

Manna Aero, a drone delivery startup, founded by Bob Healy in 2017, joined hands with the Health Service Executive, to deliver medicines...
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How to start drone flying in the real-estate industry?

Are you a drone enthusiast thinking about career opportunities in the drone industry? This particular article might help...
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Quick guide for conducting a successful drone operation

Drone operation planning can be divided into 5 simple stages Stage 1: As soon as you get the project

LAANC: Fly Drones In Controlled Airspace

Recreational as well as commercial drone pilots have the authorization to fly in uncontrolled airspace (below 400 ft). However, remote pilots, who...
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US Drone Regulations: The Next Step After Buying a Drone

Flying a drone in the United States is bound by US drone regulations mandated by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). Drone regulations...

COVID-19: Drones Are Helping Fight the Pandemic in India

The coronavirus pandemic has spread across India like wildfire. As of now, there are 7,42,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country....

Wingcopter and Merck Completed Their First Drone Trial

Wingcopter is a successful German drone startup and Merck is an American multinational pharmaceutical company and one of the largest pharmaceutical companies...

Ben & Jerry’s Drone Deliveries Could Commence in New York

Ice cream trucks may become a thing of the past. Ben & Jerry's, the American ice cream company, is looking forward to...

Bee Inspired Drones Could Be The Future

Engineers have spent years perfecting advanced sensors, radar, and GPS systems that help drones identify and reach their targets. Meanwhile, bees use...

Sunflower Labs Unveiled Their Autonomous Security Drone at CES

Sunflower Labs unveiled the Sunflower Home Awareness System with security done. The product was unveiled at CES 2020, in Las Vegas. Particularly,...

NUI Galway Drone Delivered Life-Saving Diabetic Medicine

Diabetes is a disease that results in high blood sugar. A diabetic person's body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t effectively...

IIT Madras Designs AI Drone That Can Hack Into Rogue Drones

Researchers from IIT Madras (Indian Institute of Technology Madras) have successfully designed an AI-powered drone that can take down rogue drones non-invasively....

MQ-9 Reaper: The Drone That Took Down The Iranian General

Just three days (3rd Jan 2020) from New Year's Eve at about 1 a.m., the United States conducted a drone strike near...

Australia’s Bushfire Crisis is Being Fought With Drones

Equipped with thermal cameras drones are helping monitor Australia's devastating bushfire crisis. The ADF and Victorian forest & wildlife officers are utilizing...
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Coronavirus Outbreak : Drones are Helping Fight the COVID-19 Virus

The Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has been plaguing the world since the beginning of 2020. The Wuhan originated epidemic has been...

Understanding Airspace – Part 4: How to Read a VFR Sectional Chart

In the previous part of this series, we covered the 5 basic types of controlled airspace classes: class A, B, C, D...

This AI Drone Could Beat Human Pilots by 2023

The Drone Racing League (DRL), which first took flight four years ago, has stuck to human-piloted drones. However, to raise the bar...

Taiwan’s Kamikaze Drone Fleet In The Making

A new suicide drone appeared at the August 2019 edition of the biennial Taipei Aerospace & Defense Technology Exhibition in the island...

All Drones To Be Registered By January 31, 2020

Any unregistered drone post January 31, 2020 (5:00 P.M EST) will incur a penalty. A public notice had been issued by the...

A New Open Source Platform for Drone Safety and Transparency

Potential uses for drones have been adding up much faster than legalized uses. Flying drones at night, above people or beyond visual...

UAV Turbines Develop a Tiny Jet Engine For Drones

For all the hype swirling around electric aviation, the current state of battery technology and electric powertrains remains a limiting factor for...

A Swappable Battery May Keep a Drone Flying Forever

Drones usually have a shortcoming when it comes to the payload and the time they can stay in the air. The average...
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Understanding Airspace – Part 3: Classes of Airspace

Understanding and identifying the different classes of airspace is the preliminary step for UAS pilots. This is essential in order to keep...

This Swarm of Drones Can Explore Autonomously Without a GPS

A fire ripped through the architectural building at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands, in 2008. The school wanted...

The Changing Environment Can Now Be Mapped By Drones

Drones are increasingly being used to map the changing environment by monitoring and collecting critical data. The investments in the past decade...

Drones May Become First Responders In Medical Emergencies

Thousands of deaths happen due to not receiving timely aid during medical emergencies. Speeding up emergency response can prevent deaths and accelerate...

Turkish Drones Are Revolutionizing The Drone War

Turkish reconnaissance drones spotted Kurdish fighters emerging from a tunnel. The drone fed their coordinates to an F-16, as they were loading...

A Swarm of Drones Located Victims With Minimal Computational Power

A swarm of tiny drones that can explore unknown environments completely by themselves was presented by researchers on October 23, 2019. The...

This Indian Drone Can Spray Fertilizer Over 5,000 Acres of Land

Manual spraying of pesticides and insecticides is time-consuming and unevenly spread. This has added costs and efforts of the farmers to a...

Mavoljic Technology Announces Lightest FullHD 30x Optical Zoom Camera

Bangalore— 10/01/2020 — In a press release, Mavoljic Technology announced the availability of the World’s Lightest FullHD 30x Optical Zoom Global Shutter...

These Drones Attack Forest Fires With More Fire

A University of Nebraska–Lincoln startup company is using drones to fight fire with fire and keep forest fires in check. Carrick Detweiler...

This DJI App Can Tell When A Drone Is Nearby

DJI, the Chinese drone maker has made an app that scans for nearby drones. The drone identifies its details as well as...

Indian Police Use Drones To Track Down Maoists and Weed Cultivation

Drones are now being used by the Indian police to track Maoist movements, red sander smugglers, weed cultivation and movements of anti-social...

DroneSentry-X: A Roof-Mounted Drone Jammer For Cars

Virginia’s DroneShield introduced a double-barreled jamming weapon built to take down suspect drones first in 2016. Also, the company has continued to...

Drones Are Saving The South Asian Palm Oil Plantations

Office workers with Genting Plantations Bhd. in Jakarta took part in an investigation last October to identify sources of fire in the...

Russia’s Latest Drone Swarms Could Be Unstoppable

To present a fairly terrifying vision of the future of warfare, Russian academics and aerospace engineers came together. Flock-93 envisions more than...

This New Technique Can Make 3D Maps in Minutes

Even though aerial imagery is a common asset in military operations, 3D maps can be difficult to collect on short notice without...

NASA Drone Can Be Launched From The Back Of A Truck

A group of researchers from Caltech University and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have created something they’re calling the ‘Streamlined Quick Unfolding Investigation...

IAG Tests Autonomous Drone Technology

The cargo handling division of British Airways, International Airlines Cargo (IAG Cargo) says it has conducted a trial of autonomous drone technology...

Drones Reveal Disintegrating Ice Sheets in Greenland

Scientists on December 2, 2019, said that they had used a drone to observe the rapid fracturing and draining of a lake...

Another Saudi Drone Shot Down By Yemen Forces

Yemeni forces have intercepted and shot down a third surveillance drone belonging to the Saudi military coalition, flying in the skies over...

This Tree Planting Drone Plants Over 100,000 Trees Per Day

A UK tech company, Dendra, is aiming to “re-green” the planet. The company earlier gained much popularity for its drone planting solutions....

This Jet Powered VTOL Drone Is Straight From The Future

Sometimes the extra speed and thrust of a jet engine are what's really needed, while propeller craft certainly does have its place....

Forest Survey of India To Monitor Its Tiger Reserves Using Drones

The Forest Survey of India has joined hands with the Karnataka State Remote Sensing Applications Centre (KSRSAC)...

Drone Industry’s Growth to Touch $100 Billion in 2020

A video released by CNBC International predicted the drone industry's growth in 2020. Goldman Sachs’ statistics suggest that military drones will account...

IITK Students Develop Anti-Drone UAV

The students of IITK (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur) recently developed a drone called 'Prahari'. This anti-drone system has been developed by...

A Helicopter In Los Angeles Was Struck By A Drone

While flying over downtown Los Angeles, a news helicopter was struck midair by an object, believed to be a drone had to...

French Postal Service Delivers Parcels In The Alps Via Drones

A French postal service is now delivering parcels by drone to remote villages in the Alps mountains. During winters as it gets...

Italian Drone Crashes Inside Libyan Borders

An unarmed Italian Air Force Reaper drone had crashed in an area of Libya marked by fighting in the country’s civil conflict....

ISO Standards For Drones Approved

After a 12-month period of consultation with drone professionals, academics, businesses, and the general public, the ISO has announced the world’s first...

Sipcot To Use Drones For GIS Mapping

The State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu Limited (Sipcot) is planning to undertake a geographic information system (GIS) mapping of all...

Google Wing Delivery Drones Take Oficial Flight In The U.S

For the first time in America, Google Wing delivery drones completed a scheduled commercial residential delivery in Virginia. After receiving approval from...

Pakistan May be Testing Faster and Advanced Drones

Pakistan has been sending drones to drop weapons into India. According to recent intelligence, Pakistan may be testing various advanced drones that...

Cyprus Deploys Drones to Monitor Turkish Oil Drilling

Drones have been deployed by the nation of Cyprus, to monitor Turkish attempts to drill for natural gas in waters claimed by...

China’s 800 drones create a stunning light show

China is the first country that comes in mind when it comes to putting up a great light show using drones. Apart...

Drones To Soon Monitor Air Quality In Mumbai

An exercise to monitor air quality across busy traffic junctions of Mumbai will begin soon cleared by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board...

Drones Banned Near The Taj Mahal

Due to the popularity of drones increasing all over the world, tourists are often caught flying drones in the vicinity of the...

Naxals Use Drones Over CRPF Camp

In Chhattisgarh's south Bastar region, drones were seen hovering over a strategically important CRPF camp in the worst Naxal-affected district of Sukma....

Protesters Took Down a Police Drone With Lasers

A police drone was taken down by protesters in Chile by aiming dozens of laser pens at the gadget. A video surfaced...

DJI Introduces Drone For Precision Agriculture and Land Management

DJI has introduced a multispectral imaging drone designed for precision agriculture and land management. DJI’s Director of Strategic Partnerships, Jan Gasparic, said...

ideaForge and Aaronia partner up to develop anti-drone measures

ideaForge and Aaronia, an Indian drone maker and German tech company respectively, have now partnered. They will provide end-users with an intrusion...

Skydio 2: The Self-Flying Drone

It has always been hard for bike riders, snowboarders and rock climbers to record their own experiences. The second-generation Skydio 2 carries...

Altohelix Drones and Red Cross Map Kenyan Villages

From regulatory hurdles, communication issues, extreme weather, to community acceptance; challenges are in all parts of the world. However, aerial imagery and...
No DJI drones in India

DJI Will Not Make NPNT Compliant Drones For India

Drones have become an integral part of almost every major industry. From construction to agriculture, several niche industries are making use of...

Terra Drone India Suggests Small Drones For Border Surveillance

The political aspect of 2019 was marked by cold conflict between the nations of India and Pakistan. Especially after the Indian BSF...

Understanding Airspace – Part 2: UAV Airspace & The Types Of Aeronautical Charts

Drone operations differ widely with commercial airline operations in nature, purpose, and duration. Thereby, there are completely different sets of airspace rules...

Kitty Hawk Reveals its Undercover Drone Project

Kitty Hawk, Larry Page’s air taxi outfit, showed off its latest concept—an eight-motor prototype that uses an unconventional forward-swept wing and is...

Understanding Airspace – Part 1: Airspace Categories & Aeronautical Charts

Drone and Aviation technology has massively progressed throughout the past decade. UAVs that can autonomously assist manned fighter jets are now in...

Turkey Plans On Using Autonomous Drones In Syria

Can you imagine a drone that can initiate an attack without human intervention? Turkey is now the first nation to use drones...

Autonomous Refueling Drone takes its first flight

A prototype aerial tanker — an unmanned one – took flight for the first time on 19th September 2019, a key step...

Syria Captured an Explosives-Rigged Drone Near The Israeli border

Syria had reportedly captured and dismantled a drone rigged with cluster bombs near the border with the Israeli Golan Heights. According to...

Drones Could Make Dealing With Car Breakdowns Hassle-Free

Scared to go on the highway in fear of a car breakdown? Now, the waiting time has reduced due to the usage...

A DRDO Drone Crashed in Chitradurga

A Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) drone had crashed in Karnataka’s Chitradurga district on September 17, 2019. This incident took place...

AquaMav: The Flying Fish drone

Aerial drones that are capable of venturing underwater do exist, but there has been no drone that can enter and exit the...
Permission Artifact Digital Sky

How to verify Digital Sky NPNT Permission Artifact

In an earlier post, we discussed that Registered Flight Module on a drone is responsible for validating a permission artifact before taking...

Flirtey Launches 10-Minute Drone Deliveries

Flirtey, a drone delivery startup is launching a point-to-point drone delivery using commercial drones. This will work with a separate software platform...