sUAS News

  • 12 December 2016 16:50:36: Octopus ISR Systems unveils enhanced Epsilon 140, partners with RT LTA Systems. - sUAS News
    Octopus ISR Systems (Europe) has unveiled the enhanced version of their Epsilon 140, the UAV gimbal with dual sensor payload, and signed a long-term agreement with RT LTA Systems, the Israeli manufacturer of Skystar aerostats. The enhanced version of the Epsilon 140 will now operate a 3.3x IR continuous zoom lens on LWIR sensor while […]
  • 12 December 2016 05:16:35: Kernel Cameras from MAPIR - sUAS News
    The Kernel camera is the first modular camera platform that can be easily connected together to form custom, compact camera arrays. No longer are you locked into a particular sensor, lens, or filter setup: with Kernal you can swap anything out in the field. With an open hardware and software design, you can create new […]
  • 12 December 2016 04:29:52: UKRspecsystems Selects Robotic Skies for Worldwide Services - sUAS News
    UKRspecsystems ( has selected Robotic Skies ( to provide worldwide support services for its line of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) products. As part of the agreement, Robotic Skies will develop and provide a factory warranty and field support programs for UKRspecsystems customers through Robotic Skies’ international network of 130 service centres. Based in the Ukraine, UKRspecsystems […]
  • 11 December 2016 15:56:08: Advanced Aircraft Company Hercules - sUAS News
    Another SLT joins the party, I predict 2017 will be the year of the SLT with most people using the work of Tridge and the Opensource autopilot Ardupilot project to run the things. The Hercules is a 36-pound gross weight, 8 rotor UAS with a 2-stroke gasoline engine. It incorporates electric propulsion technologies based on […]
  • 11 December 2016 15:08:06: ScaraBot X8 Octocopter - sUAS News
    Fully assembled and test-flown professional copter Flying duration up to 30 minutes with 600g camera and BLG-600 camera gimbal Overall flying weight under 5kg Diameter 500mm Full carbon fiber construction Elaborate LED illumination Extensive telemetry system with recording of flight data High power motors and ESCs included DJI Wookong flight control system with optional waypoint navigation […]
  • 11 December 2016 14:53:44: Using Skyranger to evaluate lifespan of mining waste sites - sUAS News
    Companies have been mining nickel-copper ores in the northern region of Ontario, Canada since 1901. For this project, the Aeryon SkyRanger sUAS was used to collect imagery from a Tailings Pond and a Slag Heap. This imagery and data would then be used by the mining company to help evaluate the growth of the waste […]
  • 10 December 2016 20:04:53: The Federal Aviation Authority makes changes to 333 operations - sUAS News
    FAAFive thousand five hundred and twenty-nine, FAA Section 333 Exemptions were updated  (36 pages of docket numbers) with a blanket exemption amendment. This is great news as it provides many exemptions with new capabilities which were not possible before.  The FAA has slowly been updating things such as when they updated the blanket COA and […]
  • 10 December 2016 19:48:39: UK CAA propose 128% fee hike for commercial operators - sUAS News
    UK based commercial drone operators Cloud 9 are not happy with proposed fee hikes. On their website, they have this to say. UAV operators who want to make money from ‘aerial work’ (flying in return for money) are legally required to be trained appropriately and certified/licenced via a document called a Permit for Commercial Operation (a […]
  • 10 December 2016 08:16:54: Is the GoPro Karma drone fixed? - sUAS News
    GoPro KarmaA strong rumour is beginning to circulate from several sources. Including a large camera and tech vendor that Karma is fixed. I must admit that would be a surprise to me. It would point to a software issue, one that has been solved by folks outside of the original project. What we do know for certain now […]
  • 9 December 2016 13:08:45: DRONE VOLT expanding the range of drones with the DV WING for agriculture and mapping - sUAS News
    dronevoltDRONE VOLT, the French professional drone manufacturer is launching the “DV WING”. This flying wing drone is dedicated to precision agriculture and construction work and will enrich the company’s range of professional drones. “DV WING” is a fixed-wing unit equipped with an 18.2 MP sensor and uses algorithms enabling it to obtain aerial imagery and […]
  • 9 December 2016 12:36:27: Arcturus UAV and Hec-Tina announce joint partnership - sUAS News
    The Hydrogen Engine Center (HEC-TINA) and Arcturus UAV today announced a joint partnership to develop a hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine capable of supporting the T-20 family of unmanned aircraft. Defence organisations face significant logistical, safety, and security challenges in the transportation and storage of large amounts of heavy fuel (diesel) required to fuel unmanned aerial […]
  • 9 December 2016 03:37:29: MTSI Team Awarded Flight Test Contract for Project Vahanaby A3 (A-Cubed) by Airbus Group - sUAS News
    A^3A^3 by Airbus Group recently awarded a Flight Test and Range Services contract for “Project Vahana” to Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI), and their partner, SOAR Oregon (SOAR). Project Vahana is an autonomous flying vehicle platform for individual passenger and cargo transport. It seeks to advance automated electric VTOL flight for the emerging on-demand mobility […]
  • 9 December 2016 03:33:32: FAA Lacks a Risk-Based Oversight Process for Civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems - sUAS News
    FAAThe growing demand for civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operations presents new safety oversight challenges for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Using an authority granted by Congress, FAA has approved over 5,500 commercial UAS to operate by exempting them from regulatory requirements, and recently issued a final rule governing operations of small UAS. Given the […]
  • 9 December 2016 03:30:46: GA-ASI Starts Flight Testing for Production Representative Gray Eagle Extended Range - sUAS News
    gray eagleGeneral Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic surveillance systems, today announced the commencement of flight testing for its MQ-1C Gray Eagle Extended Range (ER) series with the successful first flight of the company’s production representative MQ-1C Gray Eagle ER aircraft from its El […]
  • 8 December 2016 15:54:31: Shark footage major milestone for shark drone project - sUAS News
    Astron, alongside partner C4D Intel, is pleased to announce successful completion of their first prototype field trial for Sentinel VDS, a state-of-the-art automated shark detection system using UAVs. Alongside our partners at Astron, we’re extremely excited to announce the successful completion of our first prototype field trial for Sentinel VDS, a state-of-the-art automated shark detection […]