Fortem Technologies Announces the First Fully Autonomous Counter UAV Solution

Every new technology brings great opportunities and exciting possibilities, but simultaneously opens the door to threats and the opportunity for wrongdoing. UAVs are no exception, and the potential for drones being used for nefarious purposes has been something police agencies, federal, state and local governments have been considering for years now. Effectively combating these kinds…

European Airports Call for Speedy Adoption of a Rulebook for Drones

On January 29th the European chapter of the Airports Council International – ACI – released a white paper that laid out the official position of the European airport community when it comes to UAV technology. The ACI is not only looking to embrace the technology in an active manner, but they’re also calling for the…

Paramedics in Canada Using Drones Approved for Flying BVLOS

The integration of manned and unmanned aircraft in controlled airspace will greatly depend on the ability of UAVs to detect and avoid the presence of other flying objects. The technology to make this happen is already available, but regulators both in the USA and Canada are being very cautious in allowing UAVs to fly beyond…

Ballard Announces New Improvements in Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology for Drones

On December 22nd Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP) announced that the company has developed a next generation high performance fuel cell propulsion system to power unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones. We’ve been particularly interested in any new developments in hydrogen fuel cell technology given the potential for higher flying time as an…

FAA Restricts Drone Operations over Certain Department of Energy Sites

On December 18th the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it would restrict unauthorized UAV operations over seven Department of Energy (DOE) facilities. According to the FAA official press release, the request for restriction came directly from U.S. national security and law enforcement agencies who asked the FAA to exercise its existing authority under Title…