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

  • A³ by Airbus UAM Trajectory Planning and Optimization Engineer
    by Gary Mortimer on July 21, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Airbus believes in the potential of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) to transform our cities for the better. By pushing the limits of technology in the fields of connectivity, artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and electric propulsion, our aim is to develop sustainable mobility systems that bring maximal societal benefit while causing minimal environmental impact. To this […]

  • NUAIR Validates Drone Parachute for Package Delivery Company Flytrex
    by Press on July 21, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Second drone parachute validation by NUAIR and New York UAS Test Site, advancing drone package delivery industry and routine flights over people (SYRACUSE, NY) – Following strenuous testing completed by Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research (NUAIR) at the New York UAS Test Site in Rome, New York, Israel-based drone company Flytrex, has the parachute on its […]

  • Volans-i, Inc. Announces Strategic Partnership with Fli Drone
    by Press on July 21, 2019 at 8:32 am

    Volans-i, Inc., an on-demand drone delivery business based in San Francisco, CA, announced today a strategic partnership with Fli Drone, a Hogfish Ventures company, to provide on-demand drone delivery services in The Bahamas. To cement the partnership, the companies successfully completed the first long-range unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) delivery in The Bahamas on June 18, 2019. The delivery originated at […]

  • Sky-Futures seek pilots
    by Press on July 21, 2019 at 8:22 am

    We are looking for Remote Pilots to join our UK team on both permanent and contractor basis ICR has recently acquired Sky-Futures and we are hiring. Candidates will be UK based, highly professional, dynamic and keen to embrace a new and exciting industry.  Previous Remote Pilot experience is desirable but not essential as our evidence-based […]

  • DRONELIFE Exlusive: A Frank Talk With DJI on Security Concerns – and Cape Explains Their Move to Skydio
    by Miriam McNabb on July 19, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Drone news headlines have been dramatic lately, as news outlets pick up the story that current versions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) contain a section prohibiting the purchase of drones made by companies based in “listed” countries – including China – may not be purchased by the military without a waiver, due to […] The post DRONELIFE Exlusive: A Frank Talk With DJI on Security Concerns – and Cape Explains Their Move to Skydio appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • It had never been done before
    by Cliff Whitney on July 19, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    UAV Expert NewsIt had never been done before It had never been done before … Apollo 11: The Complete Descent It had never been done before. But 50 years ago tomorrow July 20th, with the words, “You’re Go for landing”, Apollo 11 astronauts Aldrin and Armstrong received clearance to try and land on the moon. I was 10-years-old when this took place and... It had never been done beforeCliff Whitney. […]

  • 2019 Drone Awards
    by Press on July 19, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    UAV Expert News2019 Drone Awards 2019 Drone Awards Advance The Art Of Aerial Photography In the short time that Drone Awards has been around, it’s rapidly becoming one of the most important global aerial photography and video competition. It’ a project of Art Photo Travel Association, dedicated to a different photographic genre deliberately separated from being compared to traditional photography. The... 2019 Drone AwardsPress. […]

  • Airvuz Drone Video of the Week: Chile
    by Harry McNabb on July 19, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    As the U.S. suffers from a heatwave, you might be dreaming of skiing in the summer… and Chile is the place to do it.  Here’s a drone video to get you in the mood, from our friends at AirVuz: the largest collection of drone videos on the web. AirVuz describes it as follows: “Stretching over […] The post Airvuz Drone Video of the Week: Chile appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Duran Duran Rocked the Rocket Garden at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex with Concert and Choreographed Drone Light Performance by Studio Drift
    by Press on July 19, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    On Tuesday, July 16 Duran Duran performed at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (KSCVC) in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s mission to the Moon. This was the sole anniversary event at the location of the mission’s launch five decades ago today. The iconic British band collaborated with renowned artist duo Studio Drift, whose artwork Franchise […]

  • 7 Terrific Drone Videos Of India Including The Magnificent Taj Mahal
    by Fintan Corrigan on July 19, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    Here are 7 of the best drone videos of India, which are filmed with exceptional quality.  India is so diverse and immensely colorful. These drone videos of India show a magnificent country, which has all the geographic features such as mountains, plains, desert, plateaus, islands and grasslands. These drone videos of India have footage of... […]

  • Grand Sky among first in the world to purchase the Northrop Grumman Firebird
    by Press on July 19, 2019 at 10:32 am

    Firebird Aircraft System is a game changer in commercial market due to range, altitude, endurance, and sensor payload capabilities in the UAS industry  GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Grand Sky Development Company, LLC (Grand Sky) signed a deposit agreement with Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) to purchase Firebird, the company’s optionally piloted intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft […]

  • Iran Denies Claim That U.S. Military Destroyed Drone in the Strait of Hormuz
    by Matt Novak on July 19, 2019 at 10:30 am

    The government of Iran has denied reports that the U.S. shot down an Iranian drone this week in the Strait of Hormuz, contradicting claims by the U.S. military and President Donald Trump that an enemy drone had been destroyed.Read more... […]

  • South Florida First Responders Team Up with AIRT to hold 2nd Annual UAS DRONES Disaster Exercise at Florida International University
    by Press on July 19, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Participants battle tropical heat to conduct live UAS flight drills including maritime aerial reconnaissance, damage assessment, force protection, and other disaster simulations. MIAMI – The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season is well underway and while Hurricane Barry was busy causing havoc along the Louisiana coast, South Florida first responders were busy practicing how they would use unmanned […]

  • Blue Bear launches game changing Mobile Command and Control System (MCCS)
    by Press on July 19, 2019 at 9:54 am

    Blue Bear Group are excited to announce the launch of our new, state of the art Mobile Command and Control System (MCCS). The MCCS brings together Blue Bear’s capability in ground control stations (GCS), C2 and mission systems, Geospatial Information Systems (GIS), imagery exploitation and dissemination, recognised air picture, and recognised maritime picture technology to […]

  • The drone delivery arm of Google now has an app for air traffic control, and you can download it
    by Sally French on July 19, 2019 at 4:40 am

    There’s a new drone app ready for you to download on your phone — and it’s made by Google. Wing, which is primarily viewed as the drone delivery arm of Alphabet (the company formerly known as Google), this week released its OpenSky app for Apple iOS and Android devices. But the company is also working […] The post The drone delivery arm of Google now has an app for air traffic control, and you can download it appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Drone Rescue System meets ASTM standards and important FAA criteria
    by Droneblog Editor on July 19, 2019 at 12:41 am

    In June 2019, Drone Rescue Systems GmbH tested the parachute safety solution DRS-M600 according to the specifications of the ASTM F3322-18 standard. Drone Rescue’s DRS-M600 system was developed for DJI M600 and DJI M600pro and is sold worldwide by the Austrian company. The successful completion of the ASTM standard test makes it possible for the Federal Aviation […]

  • Japan’s Terra Drone gains footing in Central Asia with investment in leading Kazakh drone company KazUAV
    by Droneblog Editor on July 19, 2019 at 12:30 am

    Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – July 18, 2019 – Japan-based Terra Drone Corporation, one of the leading industrial drone solution providers in the world, is announcing the continuation of its global expansion with investment in a leading UAV company in Kazakhstan, KazUAV. With this investment, KazUAV joins Terra Drone’s network of over 25 group companies and technology partners that are […]

  • 10 Ways Drones Are Helping the Construction Industry
    by Droneblog Editor on July 19, 2019 at 12:21 am

    Guest post by Emily Folk When a new construction project begins, there are many moving parts that need to be monitored. Crews, teams and partners all have to be on the same page while the project is being built, which can get messy as things progress. To minimize the confusion and miscommunication, drones have been […]

  • How A Quadcopter Works With Propellers And Motors Explained
    by Fintan Corrigan on July 18, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Understanding drone motor and propeller direction, along with design show us how a quadcopter works. Quadcopters today, are very easy to fly in any direction. They can also hover in place super smoothly. The engineering and design is different to an airplane or helicopter for flying. In this post we look at how a quadcopter... […]

  • One Small Step With Model Aviation
    by Press on July 18, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    UAV Expert NewsOne Small Step With Model Aviation July 16, 2019, marked the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission, the mission that resulted in the first landing on the moon. The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and its members shared a special connection to this mission and specifically the first man on the moon Neil Armstrong. Neil was an AMA member in... One Small Step With Model AviationPress. […]

  • Alphabet’s Wing Aviation releases OpenSky Drone Flyer app
    by Kara Murphy on July 18, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Wing Aviation, owned by Alphabet, Google’s parent company, recently received the first Air Carrier Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This grants Wing commercial status and the ability to charge for goods delivered by drone. It was an important step towards integrating unmanned aircraft into the National Airspace System at scale. Prior to this... […]

  • Cape Ditches DJI for US-Made Skydio Drones Amid Security Concerns
    by Miriam McNabb on July 18, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Last spring, DRONELIFE had the opportunity to use the game-changing Cape platform for remote operations.  Cape‘s aerial telepresence platform changes the definition of pilot and commander, allowing a subject matter expert to control the drone and gather the data they need in real-time, while a pilot on the ground  – and sophisticated software – maintains […] The post Cape Ditches DJI for US-Made Skydio Drones Amid Security Concerns appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Altitude Angel launches world’s first UTM Conflict Resolution Service – preventing drone collisions
    by Press on July 18, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Altitude Angel, the world’s foremost UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) technology provider, has today announced it is to launch the world’s first UTM ‘conflict resolution service’ as an API, and in doing so has taken a huge step towards allowing automated drone flights to become day-to-day reality. Using this service, any pilot or operator can securely check […]

  • Is a Drone Flamethrower Such a Good Idea?
    by Malek Murison on July 18, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    This week, Ohio-based flamethrower specialist Throwflame is launching a flamethrower that can be attached to a commercial drone. The TF-19 Wasp can shoot fire 25ft and, with its 1-gallon fuel capacity, offers 100 seconds of fire between refills. The TF-19 Wasp is being marketed as useful tool for anyone who wants to reduce beehives to […] The post Is a Drone Flamethrower Such a Good Idea? appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Terra Drone gains footing in Central Asia with investment in leading Kazakh company KazUAV
    by Press on July 18, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    Japan-based Terra Drone Corporation, one of the leading industrial drone solution providers in the world, is announcing the continuation of its global expansion with investment in a leading UAV company in Kazakhstan, KazUAV. With this investment, KazUAV joins Terra Drone’s network of over 25 group companies and technology partners that are committed to providing cutting-edge yet cost-effective […]

  • MIT Researchers Develop System for Designing Hybrid Drones
    by <a role="button">Adam Conner-Simons</a> on July 17, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    For as popular as drones have gotten, they still have many drawbacks compared to the fixed-wing planes we use for commercial flight. Most consumer drones are multicopters, meaning that they have a series of rotors or propellers that allow them to hover like helicopters. But having rotors severely limits their energy efficiency, which means that […] The post MIT Researchers Develop System for Designing Hybrid Drones appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • AirMap Teams with Involi to Integrate Air Traffic Awareness with UAS Traffic Management
    by Betsy Lillian on July 17, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    AirMap has announced a new collaboration with Involi, an air traffic data provider for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The companies plan to offer a pre-integrated UAS traffic management (UTM) and air traffic awareness solution for drone operations. According to the partners, the combination of Involi’s low-altitude air traffic data service with AirMap’s drone traffic management […] The post AirMap Teams with Involi to Integrate Air Traffic Awareness with UAS Traffic Management appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • DroneBase Enters Software Space with Acquisition of Betterview Solutions
    by Betsy Lillian on July 17, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    DroneBase, a global drone services company, has acquired Betterview’s drone roof inspection software and services, establishing DroneBase’s first foray into analytics and its first purchase. The transition will carry over both the software and customers to DroneBase, while Betterview will focus only on its risk management platform, which is based on manned aircraft and satellite […] The post DroneBase Enters Software Space with Acquisition of Betterview Solutions appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Woolpert Approved by PennDOT to Fly Drones for State Projects
    by Betsy Lillian on July 17, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Woolpert had numerous surveying, mapping and geospatial professionals complete the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) training on July 2. The training is part of PennDOT’s certification process (along with attaining a Part 107 remote pilot certificate through the Federal Aviation Administration) for contractors who use drones on state projects. Woolpert says […] The post Woolpert Approved by PennDOT to Fly Drones for State Projects appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Medical Cargo Drones Training
    by Debra Cleghorn on July 17, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    International health organizations, governments, major donors, non-governmental organizations and companies are increasingly looking to use cargo drones to improve public health services. So what does it actually take to run cargo drone deliveries for public health? Far more than most realize. Participants in the this WeRobotics Online Training course will learn everything they need to […] The post Medical Cargo Drones Training appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • ParaZero’s SafeAir Opens Up Flight Over People in Canada
    by Miriam McNabb on July 17, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Drone safety solutions company ParaZero announced compliance with Transport Canada requirements for flight over people yesterday.  While “compliance” might seem like just an administrative hurdle, it’s very significant for the drone industry.  Companies like ParaZero who have invested heavily in working with regulators to establish standards are creating a clear path for drone companies to […] The post ParaZero’s SafeAir Opens Up Flight Over People in Canada appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • The Flame-Throwing Drone Attachment of Your Nightmares Is Real (And for Sale)
    by Catie Keck on July 17, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    There was a time in our not-too-distant past when the idea of a personally piloted object that spits fire would seem totally batshit insane—in fact, it still seems batshit insane. But makeshift flame-throwing drones have been around for a minute, and now, you can purchase one of your very own.Read more... […]

  • New DJI Ronin-SC brings smooth, drone-like video to mirrorless cameras
    by Sally French on July 17, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    As mirrorless cameras rise in popularity, DJI has designed a new, Ronin-SC gimbal to bring that same smooth, drone-like effect to videos shot on mirrorless cameras, too. DJI today launched the $439 Ronin-SC, which is a lightweight, 3-axis stabilizer for mirrorless cameras. It’s smaller, lighter, and cheaper than its predecessor, the Ronin-S. The new Ronin-SC […] The post New DJI Ronin-SC brings smooth, drone-like video to mirrorless cameras appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • DroneBase Steps into Software with Betterview Acquisition
    by Malek Murison on July 17, 2019 at 9:48 am

    DroneBase provides aerial images and drone data to businesses around the world, with clients in residential and commercial real estate, insurance, construction, media and more. Now, the LA drone services provider is stepping into software. That process begins with the acquisition of Betterview’s drone roof inspection software and services. The software uses AI and aerial […] The post DroneBase Steps into Software with Betterview Acquisition appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Getting New Drone Programs for Firefighters Off the Ground: Inside a Public Safety Training Event
    by Miriam McNabb on July 16, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    Public safety organization are one of the fastest growing verticals in the drone industry.  With the clear benefits of using aerial technology for public safety applications including search and rescue, suspect pursuit, accident reconstruction, and fire management, agencies all over the globe are implementing drone programs. Public Safety professionals, however, have special certifications and training: […] The post Getting New Drone Programs for Firefighters Off the Ground: Inside a Public Safety Training Event appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Wing’s OpenSky: New Solutions for Drone Pilots
    by Miriam McNabb on July 16, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    There are a few companies with the resources and clout to make rapid advances in the drone industry – and Google spin-off Wing is one of them.  Wing has announced that it is using the experience gained during its seven years of drone flights to offer a set of software products for pilots that they […] The post Wing’s OpenSky: New Solutions for Drone Pilots appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Anyone Can Design a Hybrid Drone With MIT CSAIL’s AI Platform
    by Malek Murison on July 16, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have developed an AI simulation platform that allows users to design and iterate hybrid drones in a matter of hours. Hybrid drones offer an interesting and potentially highly capable blend of aviation approaches. A hybrid drone can switch between flying like a fixed-wing aircraft and […] The post Anyone Can Design a Hybrid Drone With MIT CSAIL’s AI Platform appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • UAS, Aviation Vet Clifford Sweatte Joins Akin Gump
    by Betsy Lillian on July 16, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    Law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has announced Clifford Sweatte as a new policy advisor in Washington, D.C. Formerly with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Sweatte will advise Akin Gump clients on domestic and international unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) regulatory and compliance matters. Sweatte was most recently an aviation officer and global […] The post UAS, Aviation Vet Clifford Sweatte Joins Akin Gump appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • FAA Lays out Drone Rules Ahead of Tropical Storm Barry
    by Betsy Lillian on July 16, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has published a notice to airmen (NOTAM) related to Tropical Storm Barry for the coastal regions of Mississippi and Louisiana. According to the FAA, drone pilots must be aware of the following: Avoid flying in the area unless conducting an authorized disaster response or recovery mission. The FAA might issue […] The post FAA Lays out Drone Rules Ahead of Tropical Storm Barry appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Day 2 of Amazon Prime Day 2019 drone deals are here
    by Sally French on July 16, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Day 2 of Amazon Prime Day 2019’s deals bonanza is here. Although it’s a day in name, the sale is a day in name only. This year’s Amazon Prime Day sale lasts a whopping 48 hours, which means there are plenty of drone deals to be had. Here are some of our favorites on Day […] The post Day 2 of Amazon Prime Day 2019 drone deals are here appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Cranfield University Launches Drone Connection Smart App
    by Jason Reagan on July 16, 2019 at 10:52 am

    Cranfield University researchers in England are unleashing a smartphone app that connects off-the-shelf drones and allows them to be sent autonomously to inspect multiple locations using coordinates received by text messages. “Controlling drones in this way could be useful for a variety of applications in the future including the collection of crop health data in […] The post Cranfield University Launches Drone Connection Smart App appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • The best 2019 Amazon Prime Day drone deals
    by Sally French on July 15, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    This year’s 2019 Amazon Prime Day starts on Monday, and like the 2018 Amazon Prime Day, there are plenty of great drone deals to be had. This year’s sale is going to last a whopping 48 hours — that’s 12 hours longer than last year’s 36-hour “day.” But you should still move quick, as not […] The post The best 2019 Amazon Prime Day drone deals appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • DJI is hosting its own “Super Sale” to compete with Amazon Prime Day 2019
    by Sally French on July 15, 2019 at 5:05 am

    Everyone else is talking about Amazon Prime Day 2019, but DJI is hosting their own drone sale. The Chinese drone manufacturer behind the Mavic and Phantom drones is hosting their own “Super Sale” on July 15 and 16, where you can save as much as 18% on drones like the Mavic and Tello, as well […] The post DJI is hosting its own “Super Sale” to compete with Amazon Prime Day 2019 appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Poker Bots, Earthquake Scars, and What to See at SDCC 2019: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week
    by Tom McKay on July 15, 2019 at 1:30 am

    2019 Comic-Con International: San Diego is coming this week, which means our team will be on the ground, providing you with on-the-scene coverage of pop culture and fandom as well as hoping our fellow attendees please, please exercise some acceptable minimum degree of basic thoughtfulness. But in the meantime, our…Read more... […]

  • Army to Test New Helluva Way to Die: Robotic Combat Vehicles
    by Tom McKay on July 13, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    The U.S. Army—which has already been testing robotic squad vehicles like the Multi-Utility Tactical Transport (MUTT) and semi-autonomous targeting systems like the Advanced Targeting and Lethality Automated System (ATLAS)—says it will conduct live-fire testing of a new Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) built on M113…Read more... […]