Orthophoto map

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...
How to use WebODM

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...
Active Drone Tenders

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 Name103/08/202019/10/2020Services...
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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...
TFR for Drone Pilots

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...
WebODM vs Pix4d DroneDeploy Agisoft Metashape

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...
How to get UIN

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...
Get Your First Drone Job

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 | 2020 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...
Foodpanda Drone Delivery

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,...
Heron Drones India

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...
EHang 216 drone

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...
StoreDot fast charging battery

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...
DGCA Approved Drone Training Institute

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...
predator drones india

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...
Terra Drone Indonesia

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...
Skydio X2 Specification

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,...
Drone operators

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...
Anduril Industries

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...
drone enlistment in India

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...
Wing delivery drones Virginia

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...
Pilotless Drone taxi Ehang 216

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 2020

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 2020

Flying drones during and after twilight require not just a waiver from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) but also some good anti-collision...
Popular Drone Apps

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...
Medical drone delivery Manna Aero

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...
Quick Guide

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...
FAA Part 107

FAA Part 107: A Complete Guide To Commercial Drone Flying

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

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...
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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...
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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...

Russian Activist Uses Drone to Smuggle Away Data From Police

Sergey Boyko said that hard drives were sent to a friend of his via a drone when police invaded his house at...

This Nail Shooting Drone Fires a Dozen Nails in Mid-Air

Equipping drones with weapons like flamethrowers and rifles has been warned by the FAA. Can we actually have drones equipped with a...

The Mavic Mini: DJI’s First Flagship Micro Drone

DJI launched its new micro-drone called the Mavic Mini. The drone has been made available since November 1, 2019. The Mavic Mini...

This Fleet-Guarding Drone Might Be The Future Of Naval Security

A drone-based on the MV-22B Osprey design, providing vital data to carrier groups and supporting counter-attacks, might be the new guardian of...

Vancouver Police Can Now Use Drones For Investigations

Vancouver police say that they now have permission to use drones for crime-fighting and peacekeeping. Remotely-piloted aerial systems, have already been in...

Atlas Dynamics Can Ensure Surveillance Even in Large Crowds

Atlas Dynamics used the AtlasPRO UAS to help the Military Police of Rio de Janeiro State (PMERJ) to secure the Copa America...

Mumbai police to buy drone detection system

On 29th August 2019, Mumbai Police invited technological companies to demonstrate drone detection systems. Mumbai police have to be extra vigilant during...

Digital License Plates for Drones Might Come Soon

A new guideline for a remote ID system for unmanned aircraft has been recently submitted for approval, which will make it possible...

Silent arrow, 1-tonne cargo drone launched in London

The MEL Group in the UK has manufactured the revolutionary 28ft (8.5m) wingspan autonomous glider. The Silent Arrow GD-2000 cargo delivery drone...

Saudi Aramco Oilfield Attacked by Houthi Drones

A major processing facility and an oilfield, operated by Saudi Aramco were attacked by drones in Saudi Arabia on September 14, 2019....

Winnipeg Police to include drones for search and rescue

Winnipeg police are now adding drones to their arsenal of crime fighting-tools, thus growing ranks of law enforcement agencies across Canada. The...

Zipline Drones may deliver medicines in India by 2020

Medicines to reach even sooner in remote locations of India. Zipline, a US-based logistics firm, will deliver emergency medicines and critical care...

The BW Space Pro drone has a 6x optical zoom lens

Most companies that we know today are mainly interested in sky-based drones, however, there is a Chinese startup which has developed camera-equipped...

AIIMS to use drones for cornea tissue transportation

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), in partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi, is looking for the possibility of...

US is testing autonomous drones for border patrol

Planck Aerosystems will supply the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents with a unmanned aerial detection system. The CBP will test...

Microwave Guns May Fry Drones in Mid-Air

The U.S Army has plans to develop a high-powered microwave weapon as a part of a broad counter-drone strategy. A microwave would...

Xcel Energy Drones to Inspect Urban Power Lines

An expanded waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration will allow Xcel Energy to expand the use of drones to inspect power lines....

Kolkata Municipality Uses Drones to Detect Mosquito Breeding Spots

The slum areas have been affected due to heavy rains that have led to the collection of water in small areas. Hence,...
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NPNT Regulations – Part 6: Flight Log Generation, Bundling and Submission to Digital Sky

Previous posts in this series:NPNT Regulations - Part 1: UIN, UAOP, Operational RestrictionsNPNT Regulations - Part 2: Flight Module Provider and Registered...

India’s First Drone Registration Successfully Completed

On December 1st, 2018, India legalized drones and released several sets of rules to be followed for a safe flight. The CAR...

Trade War drastically affected the Chinese Drones Industry

DJI has made several alterations to its online catalog and ratcheted up prices of a handful of its drones in the starting...

China’s drones kill 98% pests on farms

A military of drones deployed to combat a crop-devouring pest in a southern space of China has recorded a mortality change of...

VTOL cargo drone from Elroy Air tested successfully

Elroy Air, an autonomy and logistics company expanding vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aerial cargo systems, announced the successful completion of its...

Britain’s version of the Predator B drone can battle terrorists

Britain unveiled their version of the Predator B drone called the Protector drone. This new armed surveillance drone can now strike terrorists...
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NPNT Regulations – Part 5: Permission Application on Digital Sky App

Previous posts in this series:NPNT Regulations - Part 1: UIN, UAOP, Operational RestrictionsNPNT Regulations - Part 2: Flight Module Provider and Registered...

The Drone Dilemma Part 2: Trust

I had earlier written about the dilemma that is being faced by authorities across the world with respect to drones and how...

Survey of India releases a massive tender for 300 drones

On 25th July, 2019 Survey of India released a tender for the procurement of 300 drones to scale and create a high-resolution...

Altius-U makes its maiden flight in Russia

Another week, another Russian drone makes its first successful take-off. The defense ministry published footage of the maiden flight of a high-endurance...

Russia releases footage of its new ‘Hunter’ stealth attack drone

The Russian Defense Ministry just released the first footage of its B-2-inspired autonomous drone, named "Okhotnik-B," aka Hunter. The drone, which was...

Little Ripper deploys croc-spotting AI drones

Co-founder of Little Ripper Group, Paul Scully-Power, told that the Queensland government was approached by the company to help keep beachgoers safe...

Commercial drones may soon fly in Japan

The new drone legislation is proposed to be introduced in 2022 by the Japanese government. The legislation will create an online drone...

Drones on the farm: Using facial recognition to keep cows healthy

Facial recognition is good for more than security features on Facebook and organizing photo albums. The artificial intelligence-based technology could soon help...

DJI’s new FPV goggles and camera for high-definition drone racing

DJI has made a great move by announcing a new equipment kit recently. The kit contains FPV (first-person view) goggles and a...

NPNT Regulations – Part 4: Drone Registration on Digital Sky App, Management Server and...

Previous posts in this series:NPNT Regulations - Part 1: UIN, UAOP, Operational RestrictionsNPNT Regulations - Part 2: Flight Module Provider and Registered...

American Drone Shot Down Over Yemen

It has been the second time in three months that the US has lost an unnamed aerial vehicle over Yemen. An American...

Russia has released footage of its new ‘Hunter’ stealth attack drone

The Russian Defense Ministry just released the first footage of its B-2-inspired autonomous drone, named "Okhotnik-B," aka Hunter. The drone, which was...

DARPA video shows autonomous drones swarming a building

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is experimenting by using a swarm of autonomous drones and ground robots to assist in...

Amazon requests FAA approval of delivery-drone plans

Amazon is expected to start its drone -delivery service in the near future only if granted permission from the FAA to provide...

Pune students develop synchronous drones, bag Rs 1 lakh cash prize at Smart India...

Today, we find drones are used mostly for surveillance of large areas. But more practically, it is being used for mapping purposes,...

Drone Racing League launches street version of pro racing drone

Drone Racing League (DRL) have inbuilt drones traveling 90MPH+ having three-dimensional courses operated internationally. NBC in the US and Twitter have set...
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NPNT Regulations – Part 3: Digital Sky, RPAS Acquisition Application, UAOP License Application

Previous posts in this series:NPNT Regulations - Part 1: UIN, UAOP, Operational RestrictionsNPNT Regulations - Part 2: Flight Module Provider and Registered...

Drone tracks down escaped prisoners

Drone usage is becoming an increasing phenomenon in the military and security. SWAT teams and Police had earlier used a drone to...

Houthi rebels launched another drone attack

The infamous Houthi rebels, who are known for their usage of weaponized drones, had recently launched another drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s...

The drones that helped save Notre Dame

The world-famous, 850-year-old cathedral, Notre Dame in Paris tragically caught fire on 15th April 2019. The entire world watched as firefighters battled...

Drones can beat climate change

Climate change is one of the burning environmental crisis which the world is facing today. According to scientists, we just have a...

Delair upgrades to modular drone technology

One of the biggest France based drone-solutions company, Delair, introduced the new long-range model of its earlier drone, DT26, in May 2019....

Australia’s new wearable drone detector

Rogue drones are the latest form of threat to safe airspace. Not long ago, a drone laden with explosives targeted the Venezuelan...

This hydrogen-powered drone might be the solution to traffic

Transportation drones have been making the buzz lately. Since Chinese company Ehang unveiled their first-ever personal drone taxi, vehicular drones are coming...

DHS, FAA, and NASA are working on a UTM system

With the exponential increase of drones, the need for managing them has also rocketed. As air traffic generated from drones continues to...

Canada rolls out new drone regulations

Several countries have been releasing drone laws lately. Canada’s drone regulations were announced and came into effect since June 1st, 2019. The...

ISO standards for a drone

The International Standard Organization (ISO) had proposed a set of standards to be followed by drones around the world. The organization is...

Now there is a drone toolkit for governments

Countries around the world are rapidly imbibing drone technology. Several countries like the US, China, Russia, etc. already use drones for military...

NPNT Regulations – Part 2: Flight Module Provider and Registered Flight Module

Previous post in this series: Drone Regulations - Part 1: UIN, UAOP, Operational Restrictions In this post, we will...
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UK tightens drone regulations

Drone laws in the United Kingdom have gotten tighter than before. Due to several drone sightings near airports and runways, the CAA...

The Linecatch System can fish out drones in mid-air

Fixed-wing drones have outdone their multi-rotor counterparts on several occasions. As these drones do not use rotors they are highly energy-efficient and...

Australia might be building independently thinking drones

Boeing Australia has expressed its plan to make a jet drone with artificial intelligence that can act as a "loyal wingman" for...

US military plans to put ground-penetrating radar on drones

Military drones are shaping the future of national and international security in the world. Defensive drones are constantly being innovated every year...

World’s first amphibious drone boat

As unmanned systems are paving the way for better and riskless conditions for today’s personnel, China has now developed and tested the...

Skydio announces wearable controls for its drone

Controls for operating drones are evolving into smarter technology. Wearable devices are now available with enhanced features to make the controlling of...

Indian Government bans flying of drones in Hyderabad for six months

With the threat of drones being used for terrorism escalating each day, the Indian Government is now keen on taking preventive actions...

Spirit Drone – a strong and operationally enhanced aerial vehicle

The biggest challenge faced by today’s aerial vehicles is the adverse environmental conditions in which they have to fly. Several fly-zones pose...

NPNT Regulations – Part 1: UIN, UAOP, Operational Restrictions

The CAR D3X-X1, titled ‘Requirements for Operation of Civil Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS)’ issued by DGCA is the document defining the...

MUM-T is becoming the technology of the future

Airmen going into critical operations in extreme locations will definitely consider it a boon if they can seamlessly communicate with unmanned aerial...

Recreational drones also under FAA regulations now

Drones and unmanned aerial systems continue revolutionizing the aeronautical industry. However, they do pose a very serious threat to other airborne modes...

Short Range Reconnaissance drones for the U.S. Army

U.S. Department of Defence has now turned its focus to developing efficient drone technology to assist the U.S. soldiers on the battlefield....

MAGMA – Super stealthy drones controlled by supersonic blasts of air

Traditional drones have huge moving flaps and ailerons for control and actuation of flight. A solution where these large moving control surfaces...

The TORUS Project – Understanding tornadoes with drones

Natural phenomena are always peculiar and some of them are very difficult to understand. Man has been utilizing enhanced and improved technical...

State-of-the-art drones used in search and rescue operations

Drones are proving to be highly efficient and effective in search and rescue operations. Several disasters can harm people and throw them...

Drones create graffiti art in Mexico

Apart from the various indispensable uses that drones are offering to today’s modern world, they are now being used to create art...

BVLoS: The Next Frontier

Within a short period of time, many countries across the world have introduced regulations pertaining to operations of drones. Almost all of...

Rebels use drones to attack Saudi’s Oil Pipeline

Yemen has recently resorted to drone technology to fight off its political opponents. On 14th May 2019 Houthi rebels from Yemen sent...
drones may help predict avalanches

Drones may help predict avalanches

It is difficult to predict weather forecasts in highly snowy areas. The steep and slippery terrain makes it impossible for a manual...
Israeli drone startup for citrus growers

Israeli drone startup raises $15 million in funding

A booming Israeli drone start-up called SeeTree announced the close of its Series A funding in early January of 2019. The startup...
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DJI and Kespry team up to provide affordable survey drones

A startup called Kespry had teamed up with one of the most prominent drone manufacturers, DJI to broaden its reach over data....

Cranfield alumni win the Drone Olympics in India

In early 2019 the Aero India show in Bengaluru was a spectacle for all. The air show comprised of some breathtaking aerial...

US-1 drone provided assist in a police mission

Police drones have been making their way into the police arsenal for the past decade. There have been drones for search and...
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This Indian drone can zoom up to 2KM

The Indian public-sector electronics manufacturing firm, Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL) has built an exceptional tethered drone. The drone is named Patang which...

Citadel Defence Company to develop anti-drone system for USAF

As much as the world would prosper from the development of drones, there are certain ill effects owing to the massive development...

Drones map unsuspected radioactive areas around Chernobyl

Governments were shaken and the entire world was stunned when the most catastrophic accident occurred in Chernobyl on the 26th of April,...

Google’s WING trials in Australia provokes residents

Google’s parent company Alphabet introduced an automatic drone delivery system under the name ‘Project WING’. This project was started to make way...