Read the latest drone news today along with new developments in the unmanned aircraft systems aviation industry.

These daily drone news articles cover the latest innovations, developments, research and regulations from the top UAV bloggers, service providers and  manufacturers.

Drone news and articles from experts including SUAS News, UAV Expert News, DroneBlog, Unmanned Aerial, Rotor Drone Mag, Dronelife, 3DR, the Drone Girl, and many more.

For some extra reading, here is a list of the top drone blogs with even more news and reviews.  The Wing Blog will also keep you up to date on the latest news in their drone delivery program.

This drone news web page covers today and the previous 7 days of drone news.

Latest Drone News

  • DXT Commodities signs an agreement for the acquisition of WESII’s share
    by Press on January 22, 2020 at 11:34 pm

    DXT Commodities S.A. (DXT), a Swiss commodity trader operating internationally and specialized in the management of renewable power, announces that it has signed an agreement for the acquisition of a significant share of WESII S.r.l. WESII S.r.l. is a highly innovative Italian start-up, established in 2016 by a team of people with extensive international experience

  • New UAV integrated systems and software from Microdrones
    by Press on January 22, 2020 at 11:33 pm

    With the launch of three new integrated systems, Microdrones has now completed the range of what its popular 3000 series of integrated drone systems can offer. The mdMapper3000DuoG VHR represents the biggest advancement of the three launches, giving users the opportunity to gather ultra-high-resolution photogrammetry from higher altitudes using the Phase One camera and direct georeferencing. Users

  • Edgybees Helps Australia’s Firefighters
    by Debra Cleghorn on January 22, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    As fires rage across Australia, devastating regions and endangering wildlife, drones and related technologies have stepped up to help first response teams to combat and mitigate loss from the deadly flames. One such company is Edgybees, AR software platform that overlays key geo-spatial information onto live drone feeds to produce  situational awareness in any environment. Edgybees The post Edgybees Helps Australia’s Firefighters appeared first on RotorDrone.

  • Intro to Multispectral Imaging
    by Debra Cleghorn on January 22, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    Originally developed for military target identification and reconnaissance, multispectral imaging uses specific wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum to document environmental features of interest. Early NASA imaging of Earth from space incorporated multispectral imaging technology to map details related to oceans, landforms, and vegetation. More recently, modern weather satellites now produce diagnostic imagery using multispectral sensors. The post Intro to Multispectral Imaging appeared first on RotorDrone.

  • Here’s a unique, fun way to have a custom Mavic Mini
    by Sally French on January 22, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    Tired of all drones looking the same? Considering more than 70% of the drones out there flying are made by DJI, odds are, they do look the same. But even if you have a DJI drone, there’s an easy way to customize it with your own, personal flair. DJI now offers a custom Mavic Mini The post Here’s a unique, fun way to have a custom Mavic Mini appeared first on The Drone Girl.

  • Take Flight with UAV Integration for Axiom Multifunction Displays
    by Press on January 22, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    LightHouse 3 for Raymarine Axiom systems offers fully integrated control of select DJI Mavic drones. Every boater has wished for a birds-eye view of their surroundings at some time. That wish has finally been granted with Raymarine’s Axiom UAV application that brings together the power of advanced marine electronics and advanced Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs.)

  • Australia – Drone Registration
    by Press on January 22, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    Tom Pils – Drone Lawyer The day is coming….drone registration. To be (im)precise, drone registration is looking to become mandatory in Australia sometime between April and October 2020 for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), and sometime between March and May 2022 for Model Aircraft. We say “sometime” because those are the rubbery dates provided in the Regulations (which could be

  • European Plan for Aviation Safety 2020 – 2024
    by Press on January 22, 2020 at 11:53 am

    The EPAS, a key component of the European Aviation Safety Programme, provides a coherent and transparent framework for safety management at regional and State level, supporting the goals and objectives of the ICAO Global Aviation Safety Plan (GASP). The 2020-2024 edition includes 180 actions, among which the complete set of EASA rulemaking tasks. A new structure

  • Intel – Head of Engineering, Drone Systems
    by Press on January 22, 2020 at 11:38 am

    The Emerging Growth & Incubation Group is responsible for incubating new ideas within Intel. As part of an initiative to enable the automation of aerial data collection through the use of drone technology, we are looking for a senior leader to manage the hardware and software development of the next generation drone platform. The engineering

  • GA-ASI Begins MDO Demonstrations Using Gray Eagle ER
    by Press on January 22, 2020 at 11:32 am

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) on November 19, 2019 completed the first in a series of internally-funded Multi-Domain Operations (MDO) demonstrations using a company-owned Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). The flight series will continue in 2020 and show that a GE-ER equipped with long-range sensors and Air Launched Effects (ALE) is

  • All Drones in India need to be enlisted on to the Digital Sky portal before 31st January 2020
    by Press on January 22, 2020 at 11:09 am

    Currently, accurate data on the scope and size of drones owned in the country does not exist. Rule-making in this scenario becomes guesswork and may cause inconvenience unintentionally.  Please enlist your drone(s) so that the next iteration of rule-making can consider each stakeholders’ voices and we can quickly have much more drones flying easily in

  • BatMon: Smartify your drone battery
    by Press on January 22, 2020 at 10:59 am

    Live now on Kickstarter BatMon Batteries are an integral part of drones. However, hobbyists and other custom drone manufacturers have been using batteries in rather interesting ways. They are either too destructive on the battery – draining it beyond recommended limits – or too conservative and not utilizing the entire battery completely. Smart batteries are

  • UAS Pilot – Valmont – Ida St Valley Nebraska
    by Press on January 22, 2020 at 10:41 am

    Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing

  • Survey: More Than a Third of Consumers Prefer Drone Delivery
    by Jason Reagan on January 22, 2020 at 1:32 am

    The popularity of drone delivery is changing consumer preferences according to a new survey of 528 online shoppers by a B2B review platform. The report by Clutch found 36 percent of online shoppers say they would be more likely to purchase an item if it were delivered by drone. However, 39 percent say a drone The post Survey: More Than a Third of Consumers Prefer Drone Delivery appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • DJI Case Study Highlights the Benefits of Drones in Logistics Industry
    by Malek Murison on January 21, 2020 at 11:43 pm

    Danish logistics and international shipping giant, DFDS, has been combining drones and AI to streamline terminal operations. DFDS provides transportation services, supply chain solutions and warehouse management, handling millions of trailers every year. The company has been exploring the potential for drones to be used to improve freight inspections at their harbor terminals. Locating individual The post DJI Case Study Highlights the Benefits of Drones in Logistics Industry appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • The V-Coptr Falcon – A 2-Propeller Drone with a 50 Minute Flight Time
    by Miriam McNabb on January 21, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    One of the coolest looking drones we’ve seen in a while is the V-Coptr Falcon from ZeroZero Robotics.   This design is stunning to look at  – and according to our friends at Roswell Test Flight Crew, the function is equally amazing.  Check out this review!   The post The V-Coptr Falcon – A 2-Propeller Drone with a 50 Minute Flight Time appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • The Model for Urban Air Mobility that Big Money is Backing: Toyota’s $394 M Investment in Passenger Drones
    by Miriam McNabb on January 21, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    Joby Aviation, pioneers in electric propulsion aircraft, have just received another massive funding round to make their vision of urban air mobility (UAM) – drone taxis – a reality. Urban Air Mobility is a big topic, and there are a lot of players in the space.  There are a variety of different models of how The post The Model for Urban Air Mobility that Big Money is Backing: Toyota’s $394 M Investment in Passenger Drones appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • Top Reasons To Buy A Drone In 2020
    by Press on January 21, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    UAV Expert NewsTop Reasons To Buy A Drone In 2020 Airworks Reveals The Top Reasons To Buy A Drone In 2020 AirWorks reveals the top reasons to buy a drone in 2020 and uncovers the details about the all-time favorite DJI Mavic drones. Know everyone can finally make an informed purchase and start getting high-quality footage. There are many valid reasons for choosing a DJI drone: Gaining new perspective on the world... Top Reasons To Buy A Drone In 2020Press.

  • A Day In the Life of a Commercial Drone Operator
    by Debra Cleghorn on January 20, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    Within the past few years, drones have become just another tool in the toolbox for movie creators, both big and small. The next time you finish watching your favorite feature film or TV show, pay attention to the credits at the end. More than likely, you will see the names of a drone pilot and The post A Day In the Life of a Commercial Drone Operator appeared first on RotorDrone.

  • Lego Drone Takes Flight
    by Debra Cleghorn on January 20, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    Check out this Lego drone, built out of Lego blocks along with Lego motors and propellers! The only non-Lego parts are the battery, radio receiver and flight controller. The post Lego Drone Takes Flight appeared first on RotorDrone.

  • Save $300 on Mavic 2 Pro+ with DJI sale this month
    by Sally French on January 20, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    DJI is hosting a fairly good sale this January, with discounts as high as $300. Between now and the end of January, DJI is hosting its “Spring Sale,” offering discounts on most of the products in its Mavic 2 and Osmo lineup. Here’s what’s up for grabs: Usual Price Sale Price Dollars saved Osmo Pocket The post Save $300 on Mavic 2 Pro+ with DJI sale this month appeared first on The Drone Girl.

  • Autel Robotics & FoxFury Join Drone Donation Program
    by Debra Cleghorn on January 20, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    Last spring, the Starr County Sheriff’s Office made application to the National Public Safety Drone Donation Program (NPS-DDP)/Airborne Works for a Free Drone. NPS-DDP was founded by Airborne Works. Our partners at AUTEL Robotics a global drone manufacture and FoxFury lighting solutions a global public safety lighting solutions provider has teamed up with NPS-DDP to The post Autel Robotics & FoxFury Join Drone Donation Program appeared first on RotorDrone.

  • Why the Whole World Should Watch the African Drone Forum Next Month
    by Miriam McNabb on January 20, 2020 at 4:22 pm

      The African Drone Forum: February 5 – 7, 2020.   Register here!  The commercial drone industry has developed rapidly over the last five years: and governments, humanitarian organizations and enterprise companies all over the world are working to best utilize the technology to help communities and grow economies.  One continent, however, has been at The post Why the Whole World Should Watch the African Drone Forum Next Month appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • Navy Exercise Off Georgia Coast
    by Press on January 20, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    UAV Expert NewsNavy Exercise Off Georgia Coast Navy Exercise Off Georgia Coast Could Cause Widespread GPS Interference Pilots flying over the southeast United States and the Caribbean may experience “unreliable or unavailable GPS signal” throughout January, according to a flight advisory from the Federal Aviation Administration. The U.S. Navy’s Carrier Strike Group Four out of Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, will be conducting training exercises... Navy Exercise Off Georgia CoastPress.

  • Leonardo’s Falco Xplorer Surveillance Drone Takes Off
    by Malek Murison on January 20, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    Italian aerospace and defense giant Leonardo has confirmed the maiden flight of its new Falco Xplorer drone. The Falco Xplorer drone is a Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS) that offers persistent, multi-sensor strategic surveillance. It’s also the largest surveillance aircraft the company has ever built, with a maximum take-off weight of 1.3 tons and an operating ceiling The post Leonardo’s Falco Xplorer Surveillance Drone Takes Off appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • ExxonMobil Selects HUVRdata
    by Press on January 20, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    UAV Expert NewsExxonMobil Selects HUVRdata ExxonMobil Selects HUVRdata to Digitize Drone Inspections and Reporting For the past two years, Austin based, HUVRdata has supported ExxonMobil in their efforts to put in place a global Digital Reporting and Analytics platform for drone inspection programs. The goal of the program is to allow ExxonMobil to digitize, scale and standardize Drone Inspection workflows across... ExxonMobil Selects HUVRdataPress.

  • Kyrgyz Republic: Terra Drone Subsidiary Launches School Inspections for World Bank
    by Jason Reagan on January 20, 2020 at 11:12 am

    A subsidiary of Japanese drone provider Terra Drone is helping keep schools safe in the Kyrgyz Republic (aka Kyrgyzstan). The World Bank recently commissioned KazUAV to conduct drone inspections over older school buildings across the capital city of Bishek. So far, drones have mapped 12 schools in the nation’s capital and largest city. The pilot project, The post Kyrgyz Republic: Terra Drone Subsidiary Launches School Inspections for World Bank appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • DJI Phantom 4 Pro Tutorials For All Active Track, Tap Fly, Flight Modes And Best Camera Settings
    by Fintan Corrigan on January 18, 2020 at 8:17 am

    These Phantom 4 tutorials will show you how to fly the quadcopter, how to use the intelligent flight modes such as Tap Fly, Active Track, Follow Me and Points Of Interest, Waypoints and more. The instructional tutorials will cover all the Phantom 4 models including the new Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 tutorials. As well as...

  • Simlat UAS simulation delivered to the FAA UAS Simulation Lab
    by Droneblog Editor on January 18, 2020 at 12:42 am

    Simlat has delivered its small UAS/drone simulation solution to the UAS simulation lab at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) William J. Hughes Technical Center (WJHTC) NextGen Integration & Evaluation Capability (NIEC).  The Simlat INTER simulator complies with the MAVLink protocol and can be easily integrated to UAS control software that supports MAVLink like UgCS, MissionPlanner,

  • FlytBase and Mayan Robotics Partner to Deliver Enterprise Drone Automation
    by Droneblog Editor on January 18, 2020 at 12:36 am

    California, USA, 16 January 2020 – FlytBase, Inc. and Mayan Robotics, LLC have announced a partnership to support enterprises on the development of fully autonomous, cost-effective drone automation solutions that leverage open source technologies. As their drone operations move from manual to fully autonomous, businesses are looking for reliable, cost-effective, scalable hardware and software components

  • DRONELIFE Exclusive: AMA’s Tyler Dobbs on RID and Recreational Drones, “No Viable Options”
    by Miriam McNabb on January 17, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    The FAA’s proposal for Remote ID for drones appears problematic for the recreational drone community.  Tyler Dobbs, the AMA‘s Director of Government Affairs, says the proposal leaves “no viable options” for hobby flyers.  Dobbs says that without changes, the current proposal will not only force law abiding flyers out of the hobby, but cause a The post DRONELIFE Exclusive: AMA’s Tyler Dobbs on RID and Recreational Drones, “No Viable Options” appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • Technical Failure or Unrealistic Expectations? Report Shows U.K. Police Drones Fall in Heavy Rains
    by Miriam McNabb on January 17, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    Whether technical failure or simply unrealistic expectations, a new report published in the U.K. indicates that the DJI Matrice Series drones fall during heavy rains. As reported by CNN, the U.K.’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) found that 16 DJI Matrice 200 series drones crashed due to “technical failures” while flying in the rain. This month’s The post Technical Failure or Unrealistic Expectations? Report Shows U.K. Police Drones Fall in Heavy Rains appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • Silent Falcon E1 Completes 500 Hours Of Flight Test Time
    by Press on January 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    UAV Expert NewsSilent Falcon E1 Completes 500 Hours Of Flight Test Time Silent Falcon UAS Technologies Announces The Electric Silent Falcon E1 Completes 500 Hours Of Flight Test Time Silent FalconTM UAS Technologies (SFUAS), an Albuquerque-based UAS service provider and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) announced that the Silent Falcon E1 UAV has completed 500 hours of successful flight testing and operations. The E1 is a solar electric,... Silent Falcon E1 Completes 500 Hours Of Flight Test TimePress.

  • 20 Top Agriculture Apps For 2020
    by Press on January 17, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    UAV Expert News20 Top Agriculture Apps For 2020 2020 Top 20 Agriculture Apps You Should Know In 2020 and Beyond In terms of sheer volume, however, the trend toward newly launched apps in agriculture has slowed a bit in recent years. Instead, companies seem to be focusing more on enhancements to existing apps vs. development of new ones. And that makes perfect sense.... 20 Top Agriculture Apps For 2020Press.

  • Another Win for Altitude Angel: Unmanned Traffic Management to be Deployed in Norway
    by Miriam McNabb on January 16, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    As the need for Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) frameworks to be implemented becomes clear, UTM providers are competing to provide the base technology to governments around the world.  The race isn’t all about the individual contracts: it’s also about the opportunity to demonstrate a methodology that will work – and scale – for other areas. The post Another Win for Altitude Angel: Unmanned Traffic Management to be Deployed in Norway appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • Will Autel’s EVO II pose a credible threat to DJI?
    by Kara Murphy on January 16, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    2019 didn’t see much from DJI in the way of innovation. The sub 250-gram Mavic Mini was introduced but besides that, not much, including a rumored Phantom 5, was released. Skydio announced, and started shipping the Skydio 2, a fully autonomous drone, late last year. As of now, they can’t quite keep up with soaring...

  • FoxFury D3060
    by Debra Cleghorn on January 16, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    If you’re looking for a way to add a light to your small drone, the new D3060 from FoxFury is worth a look. From FoxFury: “Dual LEDs give the D3060 360-degree lighting. There is 30-degree light on the front and a 60-degree light on the top of the unit. Each one has three modes: low, The post FoxFury D3060 appeared first on RotorDrone.

  • HYBRiX Offers Advantages for Farm Production
    by Droneblog Editor on January 16, 2020 at 12:40 am

    The use of drones for precision agriculture is gaining momentum because of their capability to deliver the most updated information fast and efficiently. UAVs are transforming how agriculture is done. By implementing drone technology, farms and agriculture businesses can improve crop profit, save time, and make land management decisions that’ll improve long-term success. A few

  • Ten Tech Huracán
    by Debra Cleghorn on January 14, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    Ten Tech LLC, a provider of aerospace and defense engineering services, has announced the launch of its Huracán Multi-Purpose Aerial Drone (MPAD), a quadcopter UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) flight demonstrator platform designed for sensor testing, environmental data acquisition, communication and processing. The Huracán MPAD is based on a DJI Phantom 4 drone and has been The post Ten Tech Huracán appeared first on RotorDrone.

  • The Ultimate Guide to Traveling Safely With Drones in 2020
    by Jesse on January 14, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    Drones aren’t mere toys anymore. As of 2019, there are 1.3 million drones registered with

  • Emmy-award winning show The List teams up with Drone Girl in intro-to-drones video
    by Sally French on January 13, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    Got a drone for Christmas? Just new to drones in general? I partnered with Emmy-award winning show The List to create a new video sharing four important things you need to know before flying a drone. The List is a 30-minute nightly show featuring the latest in pop culture, trends, viral videos and hi-tech. And The post Emmy-award winning show The List teams up with Drone Girl in intro-to-drones video appeared first on The Drone Girl.

  • DJI Mavic Air Features Review, Specifications and FAQs Answered
    by Fintan Corrigan on January 13, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    This DJI Mavic Air review looks at the outstanding features and answers your many questions regarding this new quadcopter. The Mavic Air is another feat of elegant design and new innovative technology from DJI. This DJI Mavic Air has a weight of less than 16 ounces, is small is size and very sleek. It folds...

  • Interdrone 2020 set to leave Vegas for new conference location
    by Sally French on January 12, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    It’s the start of a new decade, and with that, the start of a new location for the Interdrone 2020 conference. The annual conference will mark its sixth year by moving to a new city — Dallas, Texas. The past five year of conferences have been held in Las Vegas, Nevada. But in 2020, the The post Interdrone 2020 set to leave Vegas for new conference location appeared first on The Drone Girl.

  • Women Who Drone explores wildfire relief drones for Australia fire fundraiser
    by Sally French on January 10, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    The 2020 Australia fire season is one of the worst on record, as more than 15.6 million acres of Australia have burned so far this year. At least 25 people have been killed, 2,000 homes have been destroyed, and an estimated 1 billion animals have been lost. But in bad situations, drones can be used for good. Women Who The post Women Who Drone explores wildfire relief drones for Australia fire fundraiser appeared first on The Drone Girl.

  • DJI Phantom 4 Firmware Update And Fix Update Failure Problems
    by Fintan Corrigan on January 10, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Knowing how to update the DJI Phantom 4 firmware to the latest version is important. These firmware updates contain fixes to solve software bugs, add new features to the quadcopter, gimbal, camera and remote controller. This article has all the instructions, best practices and tips on how to successfully update the firmware on your Phantoms 4....