Municipal Airport Tests New Technology to Advance BVLOS Operations

The efforts of government agencies and the drone industry to advance the cause of UAV flights beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) continue with vigor. Recently, the Springfield–Beckley Municipal Airport, a joint use civil-military airport located five miles south of the central business district of Springfield, Ohio, announced that it would be partnering with the…

Lockheed Martin Performs BVLOS Inspection Flights in Canada

Lockheed Martin and Canadian UAVs teamed up to showcase how beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) flights can help various operations by performing multiple BVLOS inspection flights with the Indago 2 drone at the UAV testing facility in Foremost, Alberta, Canada. Equipped with a camera that can capture high-resolution images and video with 30x optical and enhanced…

The PENSAR from Aerialtronics is Released at Commercial UAV Expo Europe

At Commercial UAV Expo Europe, Aerialtronics released a fully integrated computer vision platform with deep learning capabilities. PENSAR is a stand-alone twin sensor platform that utilizes the GPU-accelerated computing power to enable real-time video processing and immediate augmented insights. The product is the first to integrate the new and powerful FLIR Boson thermal IR camera…

ALX Systems Announces New Operating System at Commercial UAV Expo Europe

On June 20 Commercial UAV Expo Europe will open its doors to the public for the first time. This important event will take place in Brussels, Belgium and will feature about 50 exhibitors that have registered to showcase their products and services. One of these exhibitors is the Belgium Company ALX Systems, which will announce…

If Data is the New Oil, What Role Will Drones Play in Refinement?

News like PrecisionMapper from PrecisionHawk being available for free dominated the headlines at AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL event this year, but a quote from one of the keynote presentations caught people’s attention in a different way. Intel CEO, Brian Krzanich, told the audience that “data is the new oil,” as he explained why data would fuel the…