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

  • Here’s the Winner of the Peugeot Drone Film Festival
    by Malek Murison on November 12, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    In Frankfurt, Germany, French car manufacturer Peugeot has announced the winner of its 2019 drone film festival. The jury chose the film Calçada Portuguesa by Bernardo Bacalhau, which combines stunts on a BMX bike with aerial cinematography in Lisbon, Portugal. Portuguese filmmaker Bernardo Bacalhau beat over 800 other competitors to take first place. He won The post Here’s the Winner of the Peugeot Drone Film Festival appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • Emlid Launches a New Multi-band RTK Module Reach M2 for $449
    by Press on November 12, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Emlid has released a compact and lightweight multi-band RTK module Reach M2 for real-time navigation and PPK mapping. Reach M2 tracks GPS/QZSS (L1, L2), GLONASS (L1, L2), BeiDou (B1, B2) and Galileo (E1,E5) and gets a fixed solution almost instantly. Reach M2 allows working over longer baselines (compared to a single-frequency Reach M+) up to

  • Measure Ground Control™ and REIN’s DroneInsurance.com Join Forces to Offer Easy Access to Drone Insurance in Real-Time
    by Press on November 12, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Ground Control now offers even more convenience for commercial drone operators by integrating with DroneInsurance.com’s first-of-its-kind drone insurance platform, offering 24/7 ground and usage-based flight coverage solutions for drones, sensors, and ground equipment. Washington, DC — (November 12, 2019) – Measure Ground Control, a user-friendly mobile flight application and comprehensive program management portal, is announcing its

  • Bell’s Scott Drennan Says Drone Taxis are on the Way – Soon
    by Harry McNabb on November 12, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    The Bell Company’s VP of Innovations Scott Drennan has a sense of humor.  “We had jetpacks before Tony Stark,” he tells the audience at his keynote address at London’s Commercial UAV Show.  He’s not really kidding: Bell, while better known for helicopters, started with planes, and have been pioneers in air transportation ever since.  (Bell The post Bell’s Scott Drennan Says Drone Taxis are on the Way – Soon appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • Pix4D climate contest – Mapping a better future
    by Press on November 12, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Lausanne, Switzerland: Photogrammetry software company Pix4D has launched its first ever Climate Contest. People from around the world are invited to submit a project which uses mapping to investigate or mitigate the climate crisis for the chance to win up to a $3,000USD cash prize and access to Pix4D software. From tracking melting glaciers in

  • Lindsey Dreiling joins Kansas State Polytechnic as executive director of aviation strategy
    by Press on November 12, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    SALINA — Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus has hired its first executive director of aviation strategy to help position the school as a global leader in the aviation industry. Lindsey Dreiling, who most recently served as deputy director of aviation and unmanned aircraft systems for the Kansas Department of Transportation, has been hired for the new position

  • DroneResponders Summit May 4, 2020
    by Debra Cleghorn on November 12, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics, announced today the first co-located program for AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2020, the world’s largest unmanned systems event. AUVSI and the Airborne International Response Team (AIRT), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is home to the The post DroneResponders Summit May 4, 2020 appeared first on RotorDrone.

  • London’s Commerical UAV Show: DJI Europe’s Dr. Barbara Stelzner on Drones for Good, Data Security, and Bad Press
    by Harry McNabb on November 12, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Drone show season continues, and this week London hosts the Commercial UAV Show.  For a global audience that includes many from the U.K., DJI’s Dr. Barbara Stelzner offered a consistent message: despite media coverage to the contrary, drones are an indispensable tool. DJI is taking the stage all over the world to get the message The post London’s Commerical UAV Show: DJI Europe’s Dr. Barbara Stelzner on Drones for Good, Data Security, and Bad Press appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • Drone Insurance is Getting Easier: DroneInsurance.com and Measure Collaborate
    by Miriam McNabb on November 12, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Drone insurance is now an accepted part of doing business with enterprise customers.  Getting that insurance, however, could mean adding extra steps to the workflow – and an extra administrative problem for drone operators.  There is good news: as the industry develops, so are drone insurance offerings: and this latest collaboration between REIN’s DroneInsurance.com and The post Drone Insurance is Getting Easier: DroneInsurance.com and Measure Collaborate appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • MIT Tests 9 New Mini Cheetahs
    by Press on November 12, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    UAV Expert NewsMIT Tests 9 New Mini Cheetahs MIT Tests 9 New Mini Cheetahs It’s Backflipping Robots New Atlas posted an interesting article discussing MIT’s backflipping robot, the Mini Cheetah. If the dog-like mechanics of MIT’s Mini Cheetah robots have made you uneasy in the past, new footage of their latest excursion will do little to alleviate those fears. The engineering team has... MIT Tests 9 New Mini CheetahsPress.

  • A-techSYN UAS projects
    by Press on November 12, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Gokhan Celik To properly understand what it is that A-techSYN would bring into a project, we should first mention who we are. A-techSYN is a private Irish SME. We started working on Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in 2013. The first product we developed is the PilotUS which is a generic Autopilot for UAVs. The electronics

  • Dedrone Appoints Alex Morrow to Lead Development of sUAS Defeat Programs
    by Press on November 12, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Alex Morrow joins counter-drone technology company as Vice President of Defense Solutions following Dedrone’s acquisition of sUAS defeat system, DroneDefender WASHINGTON, D.C., and COLUMBUS, OHIO, November 12, 2019 – Dedrone, a market leader in counter-drone technology and airspace security, has hired Alex Morrow as Vice President of Defense Solutions. Morrow joins Dedrone from Battelle Memorial

  • Why a tricopter is (sometimes) better than a quadcopter
    by Sally French on November 12, 2019 at 11:39 am

    When most people visualize a drone, they think of a quadcopter. Some might think of a fixed-wing (like a plane). But few think of a tricopter. One exception to that is Trent Lukaczyk, FlightWave’s Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer. He has tricopters on his mind all the time. FlightWave, a Santa Monica-based drone company, launched The post Why a tricopter is (sometimes) better than a quadcopter appeared first on The Drone Girl.

  • Russia’s Swarm-93
    by Debra Cleghorn on November 12, 2019 at 9:30 am

    At a security exposition in Moscow in late October, researchers from Russia’s oldest Air Force academy presented a vision of the future of war: a swarm of drones, more than 100 strong, each carrying a small explosive payload, designed to destroy convoys of vehicles. While a far cry from reality today, the technology stands as The post Russia’s Swarm-93 appeared first on RotorDrone.

  • Commercial UAV Expo Americas
    by Debra Cleghorn on November 12, 2019 at 8:05 am

    A record-breaking number of exhibitors and attendees gathered last week for Commercial UAV Expo Americas 2019, held October 28-30th at the Westgate Hotel in Las Vegas. The fifth annual event had 202 exhibitors and more than 3,100 professionals in the commercial drone industry, cementing its place as the largest and most important commercial UAS-focused event The post Commercial UAV Expo Americas appeared first on RotorDrone.

  • Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) Inventory Counts using Drones in Warehouses & Distribution Centers
    by Droneblog Editor on November 12, 2019 at 2:00 am

    California, USA, November 11, 2019 — Real estate is usually the largest expense item in the P&L of a warehousing operation – whether a 3PL or a company owned one. As e-commerce penetrates an increasingly larger share of the retail industry, warehouses and DCs are being created/expanded near high population areas to enable same-day delivery,

  • Terra Drone conducts 160m chimney inspection at thermal power plant in Japan
    by Droneblog Editor on November 12, 2019 at 1:51 am

    Chiba, Japan, November 7, 2019 – Leading industrial drone solutions provider Terra Drone Corporation has successfully demonstrated its non-destructive testing (NDT) capabilities by inspecting a 160-meter chimney at a thermal power plant in Japan. The chimney inspection was conducted using ultrasonic testing (UT) drone developed by Terra Drone group company Terra Inspectioneering, a market leader in wireless inspection

  • Retirement Community Receives Meds Via Drone
    by Press on November 12, 2019 at 12:07 am

    UAV Expert NewsRetirement Community Receives Meds Via Drone First Retirement Community Receives Meds Via Drone From CVS Pharmacy A retirement community resident recently became part of history as one of the first people in the United States to receive a medical prescription by drone under a program approved by the Federal Aviation Administration. The resident’s delivery, in North Carolina, was the second revenue-generating... Retirement Community Receives Meds Via DronePress.

  • Heisha’s New Automatic Charging Pad Now Available for DJI’s Mavic Mini (Video)
    by Miriam McNabb on November 11, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Heisha’s automated charging docks are a game changer for DJI drones like Phantom, Mavic and Inspire – and now, their revolutionary tool is available for DJI’s latest offering, the Mavic Mini. Heisha engineers are continually improving their products’ charging safety, efficiency and stability.  Heisha understands user needs in a wide variety of verticals: warehousing management, The post Heisha’s New Automatic Charging Pad Now Available for DJI’s Mavic Mini (Video) appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • The World’s Smallest SuperComputer Could Completely Change the Drone Industry
    by Miriam McNabb on November 11, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Last week, NVIDIA announced the world’s smallest supercomputer, designed for artificial intelligence “at the edge.”  This technology – the continued miniaturization of incredibly powerful computing systems – could transform the drone industry. AI is a buzz word in the drone industry today. Software, hardware and sensor producers all claim to provide “AI-driven insights” or “AI-driven The post The World’s Smallest SuperComputer Could Completely Change the Drone Industry appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • NY Test Site Gets FAA Nod for BVLOS Flights
    by Michael Bates on November 11, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    The Federal Aviation Administration has granted approval to the New York UAS Test Site at Griffiss International Airport to fly unmanned aircraft beyond the visual line of sight within the first segment of New York’s 50-Mile Unmanned Aircraft System Corridor, which is being built by Oneida County, NUAIR and New York State. The office of The post NY Test Site Gets FAA Nod for BVLOS Flights appeared first on Unmanned Aerial.

  • New Sentera Sensor Offers ‘Cutting-Edge Agricultural Insights’
    by Michael Bates on November 11, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    Precision-ag technology company Sentera has released the 6X, a sensor that delivers robust data and processing capabilities for seed performance, disease, weed pressure, nutrition and yield estimation. The company says the 6X features five simultaneously triggered, precision-filtered 3.2MP global-shutter imagers and one 20.1MP RGB imager, each with a dedicated, high-quality optical path. In the aggregate, The post New Sentera Sensor Offers ‘Cutting-Edge Agricultural Insights’ appeared first on Unmanned Aerial.

  • New York is Putting Money on Drones for Economic Development
    by Miriam McNabb on November 11, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    New York’s investment in the drone industry is paying off – and as the first segment of the state’s drone corridor receives BVLOS authority, opportunities for new businesses are expanding. The state of New York has made a major investment in economic development for the Center State region, and part of that has been directed The post New York is Putting Money on Drones for Economic Development appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • ATHENA Shoots Down Drones
    by Debra Cleghorn on November 11, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    Members of the U.S. Air Force used the Advanced Test High Energy Asset, referred to as ATHENA, to shoot down a variety of drones in a Lockheed Martin demonstration of the technology. In the latest test of the ground-portable laser weapon system, Airmen engaged and shot down multiple fixed wing and rotary drones at a The post ATHENA Shoots Down Drones appeared first on RotorDrone.

  • Are 3D Printed Drones the Next Big Thing?
    by Megan Nichols on November 11, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Drones are quickly changing from being classified as toys to becoming integral tools for many industries, but industrial versions are still costly. Each component needs to be both strong and lightweight, and shifting designs make it challenging for manufacturers to keep up with industry demands. The implementation of 3D printing and CNC machining in the

  • FAA NOTAM Summit
    by Debra Cleghorn on November 11, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    The FAA is updating the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) system, and you’re invited to join their free summit that will help you to understand the updates and how they may affect you. Here’s the scoop from the FAA: As part of the FAA’s NOTAM modernization initiative, the FAA is hosting a NOTAM Data Optimization Summit The post FAA NOTAM Summit appeared first on RotorDrone.

  • John Deere and Volocopter Partner
    by Press on November 11, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    UAV Expert NewsJohn Deere and Volocopter Partner John Deere and Volocopter Partner On Cargo Drone Technology John Deere and Volocopter are presenting the first large drone adapted for agricultural use at AGRITECHNICA. A demonstrator model of the VoloDrone equipped with a John Deere crop protection sprayer, which is ready for its first field flight, can be seen in the Future Technology Zone... John Deere and Volocopter PartnerPress.

  • Thanking All Veterans
    by Debra Cleghorn on November 11, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Of America’s veterans, General Pershing said “Time will not dim the glory of their deeds.”  Team RotorDrone Pro would like to take this opportunity to thank our veterans for their service and sacrifice to our nation. Your deeds and your service will never be forgotten. The post Thanking All Veterans appeared first on RotorDrone.

  • Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) Inventory Counts using Drones in Warehouses and Distribution Centers
    by Press on November 11, 2019 at 11:41 am

    Real estate is usually the largest expense item in the P&L of a warehousing operation – whether a 3PL or a company owned one. As e-commerce penetrates an increasingly larger share of the retail industry, warehouses and DCs are being created/expanded near high population areas to enable same-day delivery, reduce last-mile shipping costs, and allow

  • DJI And PEUGEOT Announce Winner Of PEUGEOT Drone Film Festival
    by Press on November 11, 2019 at 9:28 am

    The PEUGEOT Drone Film Festival has announced the winner of its 2019 competition. During the finals at the luxury hotel Jumeirah in Frankfurt, the jury chose the film „Calçada Portuguesa“ by Bernardo Bacalhau. The young Portuguese filmmaker beat more than 800 competitors and received a grand prize consisting of high quality DJI equipment worth 2,500 Euros,

  • Sentera Introduces the 6X Sensor: Multispectral, RGB, and Onboard Analytics Fastest Image Capture Rate in the Industry
    by Press on November 11, 2019 at 8:52 am

    Sentera has announced the launch of the 6X, the highest-performing, the most powerful sensor in its class. 6X delivers the data and processing necessary to meet a wide range of customer requirements, from broad acre, specialty, and permanent crop insights to science and research customers. “The 6x currently delivers the best spatial resolution on the

  • ATHENA Successfully Defends Drone Threat
    by Press on November 11, 2019 at 8:48 am

    Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recently demonstrated their laser weapon system for the U.S. Air Force at a government test range at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where the system successfully engaged and shot down multiple fixed-wing and rotary drones. The Advanced Test High Energy Asset (ATHENA) operated in a fully-netted engagement environment with a government command and control (C2)

  • 7 Best Aerial Photography Drones At Very Affordable Prices
    by Fintan Corrigan on November 11, 2019 at 7:16 am

    Flying a top aerial photography drone is the only way to capture stunning landscapes. Here are the best drones for aerial photography, each having 4k cameras, super smooth stabilization, first person view, intelligent flight modes, excellent automatic and manual camera settings. These UAVs have the best cameras for drone photography and all have an excellent...

  • DJI Mavic Mini Review Includes Features, Specs Along With FAQS
    by Fintan Corrigan on November 10, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    This DJI Mavic Mini FlyCam review looks at the outstanding features, specifications and frequently asked questions on this latest mini quadcopter. To fit so much technology into the Mavic Mini drone is a tremendous feat of engineering, elegant design and new innovation. In our Mavic Mini review, we give you a nice overview of this...

  • Quick Drone Parts Overview Along With Handy DIY Tips
    by Fintan Corrigan on November 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    All drone parts and components are vital to a smooth and safe flight. Knowing the parts of a drone will give you extra confidence while flying. You will also know which components to inspect on a regular basis and the drone parts which are easy to replace or upgrade. If you have any flight problems,...

  • 12 Top Drones With Excellent Cameras, GPS, Autopilot And Low Prices
    by Fintan Corrigan on November 8, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    The top drones reviewed here all have excellent 4k cameras, GPS and autopilot systems giving you many options when it comes to flying, aerial filming and photography. These latest drones also have incredibly low prices due to the competition in the drone sector. Along with excellent low prices, these top drones all have 4k cameras...

  • Skyward Partners with Unleash live
    by Press on November 8, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    UAV Expert NewsSkyward Partners with Unleash live Skyward Partners with Unleash live for Livestreaming, Data Modeling, Custom AI Skyward is partnering with Unleash live, which provides a livestream platform for drones and customized artificial intelligence solutions. Unleash live offers a turnkey solution that enables companies to get fast and actionable data from the drone and into the hands of the people who need... Skyward Partners with Unleash livePress.

  • AeroVironment’s VAPOR Helicopter Drones Offer Endless Possibilities
    by Miriam McNabb on November 8, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    AeroVironment acquired Pulse Aerospace earlier this year for $25.7 million – and acquired the VAPOR Helicopter UAS series with it.  At last month’s Commercial UAV Expo, DRONELIFE got to see it up close – and talk to AeroVironment about what VAPOR can do. AeroVironment has long been an industry leader in the military space, but The post AeroVironment’s VAPOR Helicopter Drones Offer Endless Possibilities appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • AIRT Puts Newly Released Pix4DReact to the Test After Hurricane Dorian
    by Miriam McNabb on November 8, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    DRONELIFE got a first look at Pix4DReact at their user conference last month.  The software is designed to provide 2D mapping intelligence in the field – processing immediately, so that law enforcement, fire officials, or disaster recovery personnel can use the data to inform real-time critical decisions. The Airborne International Response Team (AIRT) is a The post AIRT Puts Newly Released Pix4DReact to the Test After Hurricane Dorian appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • This drone can carry a DJI Zenmuse for more than an hour at a time
    by Sally French on November 7, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    So you want to fly a DJI Zenmuse through the air, but the less-than-30-minutes of flight time on the DJI Inspire 2 won’t cut it? The TerraView RangePro X8 can fly with a Zenmuse on it for more than 70 minutes. That’s on average two and a half times longer than the competition. The new The post This drone can carry a DJI Zenmuse for more than an hour at a time appeared first on The Drone Girl.

  • Jupiter Tricopter
    by Debra Cleghorn on November 7, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    Built “Jupiter” tough? This heavy-lift tricopter is no joke! Here’s the scoop direct from FlightWave: Picture a tough-as-nails pickup truck, one of the all-wheel-drive workhorses advertised during football games. That’s the best metaphor for our Jupiter tricopter: no nonsense, all muscle, made for missions where durability, endurance and precision control are required. Patented tilt-pod technology The post Jupiter Tricopter appeared first on RotorDrone.

  • Chimney Sweep?
    by Debra Cleghorn on November 7, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Leading industrial drone solutions provider Terra Drone Corporation has successfully demonstrated its non-destructive testing (NDT) capabilities by inspecting a 160-meter chimney at a thermal power plant in Japan. The chimney inspection was conducted using ultrasonic testing (UT) drone developed by Terra Drone group company Terra Inspectioneering, a market leader in wireless inspection of industrial, hazardous, The post Chimney Sweep? appeared first on RotorDrone.

  • Czech Castles & Fairy Towns
    by RotorDroneMag.com on November 7, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    I never considered the Czech Republic as a travel destination when searching for new and exciting places to visit. Yet, when my girlfriend decided she wanted to celebrate a big birthday on a National Geographic Vienna to Prague Hiking Adventure trip through the Czech Republic, I was amenable. Little did I realize the trip would The post Czech Castles & Fairy Towns appeared first on RotorDrone.

  • The DJI T20 Crop Protection Drone
    by Kelley Roberts on November 7, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    UAV Expert NewsThe DJI T20 Crop Protection Drone DJI Unveils The DJI T20 Crop Protection Drone In Shenzhen DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, is on a mission to expand its global share of the agricultural drones market. On Tuesday, the company unveiled its latest crop protection drone, the DJI T20, at a product launch in Shenzhen, south... The DJI T20 Crop Protection DroneKelley Roberts.

  • Drones are one step closer to airspace integration
    by Kara Murphy on November 7, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    One of the biggest challenges for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), is figuring out how to safely integrate drones into the National Airspace System. With Remote ID still on hold after numerous delays, companies are developing alternate solutions. At a demo, a few weeks ago, taking place at the annual Air Traffic Control Association conference,...