After Close Call with F-22, Pentagon Receives OK to Shoot Down Private UAVs

On August 4th the Pentagon announced it has signed off on a new policy that will allow military bases to shoot down private or commercial drones that are deemed a threat. The new policy was announced by Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis. Increased number of incidents of privately owned UAVs over, or dangerously close…

Farmers Insurance Flies Ahead With Launch of New Drone Program

We’ve touched on the potential impact drone technology can have in the property & casualty insurance industry, and the benefits UAVs can provide in this sector are both real and quantifiable. It’s a fact that one of the biggest insurance companies in the nation has recognized and is looking to leverage for the benefit of…

FlightWave Edge Set to Redefine Drone Range, Endurance and Speed Capabilities

A new drone on the horizon is set to disrupt the market with its long-range, high-endurance and high-speed capabilities. This is FlightWave Edge, by FlightWave Aerospace Systems.  FlightWave Aerospace Systems is a California-based startup founded in 2014 by Dr. Michael Colonno and Dr. Trent Lukaczyk. Both received their Ph.D. from Stanford’s Aerospace Design Lab, where…

The First Aerial and Underwater Bridge Inspection with a Single Drone

The Naviator, a part submarine, part aircraft drone developed at Rutgers School of Engineering – a FAA UAS testing facility – and funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), conducted the first aerial and underwater bridge inspection on the Delaware Memorial Bridge Twin Spans. Last time we talked about the Naviator it was on…

Why It Makes Sense to Finance Your Technology Investment

The pace of technology is incredible. Stakeholders across industries that range from construction to agriculture to surveying & mapping have lived through changes that have completely changed the way they approach a project. New tools and techniques have created options for professionals that allow them to achieve an incredible level of efficiency, but doing so…