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

  • Who Put the Whistle on the FAA Plow?
    by Patrick Egan on September 23, 2019 at 6:09 am

    How many times have we heard that the FAA needs/wants data, and every time the data comes from sources not on the payroll, it appears to contradict the urgency, money, and manpower necessary to stretch the NAS-integration dying show out for almost 30 years. Some light housekeeping and supporting information: The maps referenced in this

  • U2 frontman Bono gets in on drone delivery craze
    by Sally French on September 22, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    U2 frontman Bono is now a driving force in the drone industry. The musician just joined the board of Zipline, a drone delivery company focusing on medical deliveries, primarily in Rwanda and Ghana, as first reported by Fast Company. “They’re making distance disappear,” Bono said in the Fast Company interview. “And they put people at […] The post U2 frontman Bono gets in on drone delivery craze appeared first on The Drone Girl.

  • 47 teams given a Go for Deliverable 1 for Medical Rescue 2020
    by Press on September 22, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    The UAV Challenge Technical Committee has now completed its reviews of the Deliverable 1 documents from teams that have entered the UAV Challenge Medical Rescue event that will be held in 2020. After some clarifications from some teams, 47 teams have been given a Go decision and progress to the next stage. Those teams have

  • Robot Aviation Demonstrates the SkyRobot FX10 unmanned surveillance system for Polish Police
    by Press on September 22, 2019 at 11:13 am

    The Department of Special Training of the Police Academy in Katowice, Poland, organised a seminar on: The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in the Police and the way police officers deal with UAV operators who violate legal regulations. This seminar was attended by more officers from the Police Headquarters, Warsaw Police, and others from

  • What Are Drones Used For From Business To Critical Missions
    by Fintan Corrigan on September 22, 2019 at 9:20 am

    What are drones used for answered here covering every sector you can think of.  Drones are being used to save lives, environment works, archaeology, farming, property management, mining, construction and much more. We start by looking at what drones are used for in specific sectors and include some terrific videos along the way. The drone...

  • 7 Best Drones For Education To Build, Learn To Code And Configure
    by Fintan Corrigan on September 22, 2019 at 6:15 am

    A great educational drone doesn't cost you a fortune and at the same time gives you everything you need to build and code the UAV. There are quite a few drones for education available, whether you want to learn at home, in the classroom or on a University program. Along with fun learning to build...

  • Understanding White Balance For Great Aerial Photos
    by Fintan Corrigan on September 21, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Knowing how to set the white balance in your aerial photography is critical to capturing perfect aerial photos. While you can fix and transform your photos on the computer, you cannot beat getting it correct out in the field. The information in this post covers white balance in general so you can use this knowledge...

  • Big companies like Verizon, Google, make moves on electronic drone license plates
    by Sally French on September 21, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    License plates generally seem to work for cars to identify the car’s owner and other important info. But for drones, a tiny plate on a flying robot whirring hundreds of feet in the air isn’t going to work. Companies, the government and policies have tossed around ideas for tracking drones, primarily electronically, and this week, […] The post Big companies like Verizon, Google, make moves on electronic drone license plates appeared first on The Drone Girl.

  • Remove Barrel Fisheye Effect For Perfect Aerial Photos
    by Fintan Corrigan on September 21, 2019 at 6:25 am

    Having the fisheye effect in your aerial photos is a big problem.  However, barrel distortion correction in your existing aerial photos can easily be solved with a number of software programs. This post with examples and videos show you exactly what fisheye distortion is, how it comes about and how you can remove it using...

  • 10 Top Drone Aerial Filming Tips To Give Your Videos The WOW Factor
    by Fintan Corrigan on September 21, 2019 at 6:00 am

    These top drone aerial filming tips, flying techniques and maneuvers are easy to follow and with some practice your aerial filming will improve dramatically. Great aerial filming is more than knowing camera settings such as white balance, shutter speeds, aperture and ISO settings. To get great aerial video, you need to plan your trip, check...

  • Gas and electricity BVLOS trial a resounding success
    by Press on September 21, 2019 at 5:26 am

    The large-scale collaborative project, which is both a UK-first and a designated Government Drone Pathfinder Project, is celebrating the successful completion of the first stage of beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flight trials in segregated airspace. Conducted by Wiltshire based aviation specialists, Callen-Lenz, the completion of the trials (which covered an unprecedented total distance of 688km BVLOS over a combined 640 minutes), mark a

  • MMC UAV Griflion H – Fifteen-hour VTOL
    by Press on September 20, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    MMC UAV launched its brand new hydrone H that features a record-breaking 15-hour flight time on September 17th in Germany during the InterGEO 2019, the world’s largest conference and trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. It is a hydrogen-powered vertical take-off and landing drone with an integrated design. MMC-developed hydrogen fuel battery shows

  • SOARIZON drone management platform integrates with what3words
    by Press on September 20, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Drone management platform SOARIZON by Thales has today announced that it has integrated with the location phenomenon what3words. Users of the platform, which is free to use, can search for a three-word address anywhere in the world when planning their drone flights. What is what3words? What3words is a really simple way to talk about location.

  • DRONELIFE Exclusive: SenseFly’s Troy Hittle on Taking Drones Mainstream
    by Miriam McNabb on September 20, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    At this week’s InterGeo Conference, DRONELIFE had the opportunity to meet with Troy Hittle, senseFly‘s General Manager of the US and Canada, and talk about new partnerships, company focus, and what it will take for drones to move mainstream. Maintaining Focus – to Move Ahead senseFly’s fixed wing drone is iconic in the industry.  The […] The post DRONELIFE Exclusive: SenseFly’s Troy Hittle on Taking Drones Mainstream appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • Google to help make Fedex drone deliveries possible next month
    by Sally French on September 20, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    Finally, FINALLY(!) a full-fledged delivery program is coming to the U.S., by way of Fedex. Project Wing, the drone delivery arm spun out of the company formerly known as Google, is set to start making drone deliveries in October in partnership with Fedex, as well as Walgreens and a small retailer called Sugar Magnolia. To […] The post Google to help make Fedex drone deliveries possible next month appeared first on The Drone Girl.

  • The Future of Air Traffic Management: Safely Sharing the Skies with Drones
    by staff on September 20, 2019 at 11:55 am

    Guest post by Dr. Allison Ferguson, Director of Airspace Safety Research at leading commercial drone platform PrecisionHawk. Earlier this year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) projected in its annual forecast that the number of commercial drones in the sky could triple by 2023. Companies are just starting to scratch the surface of incorporating drones into their operations, […] The post The Future of Air Traffic Management: Safely Sharing the Skies with Drones appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • Praxis Aerospace Hosts Real World Testing for Drone Traffic Management and Beyond Visual Line of Sight flight at Searchlight FAA UAS Test Range
    by Press on September 20, 2019 at 4:31 am

    The FAA and several industrial partners have successfully concluded real-world testing of unmanned traffic management systems for integrating drones into airspace in the USA. “The Eldorado and Piute Valley has been the home of innovation in UAS airspace for commercial BVLOS operations. We started the nation’s first commercial droneport in 2015 and expanded our testing

  • Arctic UAV successfully completes two trial BVLOS missions in the Arctic
    by Press on September 20, 2019 at 4:21 am

    Using the Wingcopter 178 Heavy Lift (HL) RPAS drone, both missions were to conduct aerial surveys of whales in Arctic waters. BVLOS permits are issue by Transport Canada and are rare and only issued to experienced RPAS companies. Arctic UAV’s chairperson & CEO Kirt Ejesiak says ‘We want to thank the leadership at Transport Canada

  • Alphabet's Drone Unit Partners with FedEx and Walgreens for Drone Deliveries
    by Sam Rutherford on September 19, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    After being the first drone operator to be granted its Air Carrier Certification earlier this year in April, Wing (a subsidiary of Alphabet) has partnered with FedEx, Walgreens, and local craft goods retailer Sugar Magnolia to conduct a “first-of-its-kind” drone delivery trial later this fall. Read more...

  • Drone incident reporting made easy – Altitude Angel introduces ‘Quick Link’ in Guardian Flight Planner
    by Press on September 19, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Link in the app makes reporting ‘just culture’ incidents easy London, UK; Altitude Angel, the world’s leading UTM (unmanned traffic management) technology provider, has today announced it has now incorporated the Incident Reporting service, as reported in its recent Just Culture initiative, in to all its apps and services. Launched earlier this month, the ‘just culture’ initiative

  • African Drone Forum (ADF) – Lake Kivu Delivery Drone Competition
    by Press on September 19, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    The African Drone Forum (ADF) explores the potential of unlocking Africa’s lower skies as a mobility resource. Envisioned to be the first event of its kind in Africa, it focuses on emerging transport technologies that can leapfrog the continent’s infrastructure deficit and address its public health and mobility challenges with a visionary, safe and scalable

  • UTM Service Providers unite to push Remote ID forward
    by Kara Murphy on September 19, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    As rulemaking on Remote ID continues to be delayed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), key industry players are working on a solution to safely integrate more drones into National Airspace (NAS). On September 12th, in San Bruno, California, a live demonstration took place in controlled airspace using the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability...

  • Flight control company Automodality raises millions in latest funding round
    by Sally French on September 19, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    AutoModality, which builds drone flight control software designed for infrastructure inspections raised $3.8 million in funding this month. The funding came from LiteCap and Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory (ACSL), adding onto existing investments. AutoModality in 2017 received funding from startup accelerator GENIUS NY after winning the accelerator’s funding competition program and taking the $1 million […] The post Flight control company Automodality raises millions in latest funding round appeared first on The Drone Girl.

  • Following Saudi Attack, Citadel Garners USAF Counter-drone Contract
    by Jason Reagan on September 19, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    Counter-drone provider Citadel Defense Company is partnering with the U.S. Air Force to protect military assets from drone attacks. The announcement comes on the heels of a recent attack on Saudi oil assets – partially by drone. The Air Force will deploy the company’s Titan mobile anti-drone system. Citadel promise the purchase will give “confidence, readiness, and […] The post Following Saudi Attack, Citadel Garners USAF Counter-drone Contract appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • DRONERESPONDERS Goes International, the Global Network of Drones in Public Safety
    by Miriam McNabb on September 19, 2019 at 11:17 am

    Public safety is a global problem, and drones are a global solution.  In news that is significant and inspiring, the U.S.-based DRONERESPONDERS, a part of non-profit organization AIRT, has announced the creation of an international council in which more than 30 countries will collaborate to develop life saving drone programs. DRONERESPONDERS is an organization dedicated […] The post DRONERESPONDERS Goes International, the Global Network of Drones in Public Safety appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • 8 Top Anti Poaching Drones For Critical Wildlife Protection
    by Fintan Corrigan on September 19, 2019 at 8:31 am

    Anti poaching drones are making a big impact in the saving of Rhinos, Elephants, Tigers, Gorillas and other critically endangered species.   Drones with anti poaching technology are assisting Park Rangers across the globe and especially in Africa and Asia. Drones are relatively cheap, can cover hundreds and even thousands of acres in a short...

  • From the Floor at InterGeo: The H-Aero Aircraft, This You’ve Got to See
    by Miriam McNabb on September 19, 2019 at 8:23 am

    When you first see the h-aero™ aircraft in flight, it’s hard not to think of the old Superman theme: It’s a bird, it’s a plane, wait, wait, it’s… That’s because h-aero defies an easy, one word definition.  The combination of balloon, helicopter, and airplane – flown remotely, so the word drone works too – doesn’t look […] The post From the Floor at InterGeo: The H-Aero Aircraft, This You’ve Got to See appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • NSF Announces Regional Testbed Dedicated to UAS Integration
    by Betsy Lillian on September 18, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    A new regional testbed spanning areas of North Carolina will focus on wireless communications for vehicular and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). This testbed marks the third award announced by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for its Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program. In collaboration with an industry consortium of 30 networking companies and associations, […] The post NSF Announces Regional Testbed Dedicated to UAS Integration appeared first on Unmanned Aerial.

  • Delair Offers ‘Unlimited’ Cloud-based Drone Photogrammetry Plan
    by Betsy Lillian on September 18, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Delair, a provider of visual data management solutions for enterprises, has announced its “unlimited photogrammetry plan,” available through its cloud-based delair.ai visual intelligence platform. The plan offers a fixed, monthly subscription fee to access delair.ai to create digital maps and models. It also manages the data on a secure and scalable cloud architecture, which supports […] The post Delair Offers ‘Unlimited’ Cloud-based Drone Photogrammetry Plan appeared first on Unmanned Aerial.

  • Linux Foundation Hosting Open Source Project on UAS Interoperability
    by Betsy Lillian on September 18, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit technology consortium, plans to host the InterUSS Platform Open Source Project, which is designed to enable “trusted, secure and scalable” interoperability among unmanned aircraft system (UAS) service suppliers (USSs) to advance “safe, equitable and efficient” drone operations, the foundation has announced. Initial contributors include both industry and regulatory organizations: Wing, […] The post Linux Foundation Hosting Open Source Project on UAS Interoperability appeared first on Unmanned Aerial.

  • Scaling Drone Data: Delair Introduces Unlimited Plan for Cloud-Based Drone Photogrammetry
    by Miriam McNabb on September 18, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    This industry announcement at InterGeo this week, from French drone company Delair, demonstrates some major industry shifts.  Delair has announced that they will now offer a subscription-based unlimited plan for their cloud-based drone photogrammetry and data management. The announcement is interesting for several reasons.  Delair has been a major industry player for a long time. […] The post Scaling Drone Data: Delair Introduces Unlimited Plan for Cloud-Based Drone Photogrammetry appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • Florida-based UAS Team Documents Dorian Damage in the Bahamas
    by Betsy Lillian on September 18, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    An unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) team recently surveyed damage in the Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, providing situational awareness to local government officials. Members of the Airborne International Response Team (AIRT), a Miami-based nonprofit organization that provides UAS capabilities for disaster response, teamed up with members of the Southeast Florida Region 7 All-Hazards […] The post Florida-based UAS Team Documents Dorian Damage in the Bahamas appeared first on Unmanned Aerial.

  • From the Floor at InterGeo: DRONEII’s Kay Wackwitz on Hype vs. Optimism in the Drone Industry
    by Miriam McNabb on September 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Kay Wackwitz, Founder and CEO of DRONEII, leading drone industry market consultants, says the hype around commercial drones is over – but that’s a good thing. In a session on the floor of InterGeo in Stuttgart this morning, Wackwitz gave his summary of the deep market research that the firm produced for their industry whitepaper, […] The post From the Floor at InterGeo: DRONEII’s Kay Wackwitz on Hype vs. Optimism in the Drone Industry appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • Man Accused of Using Drone to Airdrop Explosives Onto Ex-Girlfriend's Property
    by Jennings Brown on September 18, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Prosecutors have accused an autoworker of using a drone to drop bombs on his ex-girlfriend’s home in Washington Township, Pennsylvania.Read more...

  • Kansas DOT Using Drones for Airport Inspections
    by Betsy Lillian on September 18, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    The Kansas Department of Transportation’s (KDOT) Division of Aviation has received authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct unmanned aircraft system (UAS) test flights at Wichita’s Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (ICT). Planned inspection missions include obstruction analysis, foreign object detection, wildlife hazard management and airfield emergency response. KDOT received its FAA authorization […] The post Kansas DOT Using Drones for Airport Inspections appeared first on Unmanned Aerial.

  • DJI Solution Development Partner
    by Press on September 18, 2019 at 11:20 am

    UAV Expert NewsDJI Solution Development Partner Dubai Police Becomes A DJI Solution Development Partner To Advance Drone Technology For Public Safety Professionals DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, has announced the Dubai Police as the first official DJI Solution Development Partner. This partnership will test and deploy DJI drone technology as a tool to aid its... DJI Solution Development PartnerPress.

  • Knowledge and Action for Planet Earth
    by Droneblog Editor on September 18, 2019 at 12:49 am

    Stuttgart/Karlsruhe, 17 September 2019. Launch of INTERGEO EXPO and CONFERENCE. Digitalisation and technologies for treating Earth sustainably. Opening ceremony in the New Palace, Stuttgart, on the eve of the event. Three days of hi-tech and know-how for planet Earth. For the next three days, everything in the exhibition halls in the hi-tech city of Stuttgart

  • How Drones Can Improve Warehouse Efficiency
    by Droneblog Editor on September 18, 2019 at 12:39 am

    Guest Post by Emily Folk Drones aren’t the sole purview of hobbyists and photographers anymore. They’re quickly proving their worth in nearly every industry, from construction to agriculture and everything in between. In some settings, drones can even improve warehouse efficiency. How are drones changing the logistics industry and improving efficiency across the board? Improved

  • Picterra Lands $3.3 Million in New Funding to Help Further Democratize Geospatial Mapping
    by Droneblog Editor on September 18, 2019 at 12:26 am

    Lausanne, Switzerland – September 17, 2019 – Picterra, a geospatial software organization that enables users to extract satellite and drone imaging insights through a combination of artificial intelligence and human expertise, today announced $3.3 million in new funding that will help further democratize geospatial mapping data. The funding will go toward growing Picterra’s team and

  • DJI Geospatial Data Collection Platform
    by Kelley Roberts on September 17, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    UAV Expert NewsDJI Geospatial Data Collection Platform DJI Geospatial Data Collection Platform Gets A Major Upgrade It’s been an exciting week for DJI, the global leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology. The company introduced an array of product updates in the geospatial data collection platform aimed at improving and streamlining existing surveying services. Updates include the Matrice 210 RTK V2... DJI Geospatial Data Collection PlatformKelley Roberts.

  • Software Defined Drones and the Path to Standardization and Scale in the Drone Industry
    by Miriam McNabb on September 17, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    At the InterGeo conference in Stuttgart today, Kevin Sartori, Co-Founder of Auterion and an ambassador for open source software for drones, says the drone industry is going through a transformation – and his analogy to the auto industry is both fascinating and a bit frightening for industry watchers. The Model T and the Start of […] The post Software Defined Drones and the Path to Standardization and Scale in the Drone Industry appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • From the Floor at INTERGEO: The New EU Drone Rules
    by Miriam McNabb on September 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    We’re on the show floor at INTERGEO in Stuttgart, Germany this week – and bringing you news on some of the new technologies, trends and expertise on offer. In a short and to-the-point session this morning, Jan Helge May, L.L.M., attorney at law and partner in BHO Legal, told industry stakeholders what has changed – […] The post From the Floor at INTERGEO: The New EU Drone Rules appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • DJI Expands Mapping & Surveying Solutions
    by Malek Murison on September 17, 2019 at 10:56 am

    DJI has announced a raft of product news at the INTERGEO conference in Stuttgart, Germany. The updates from the drone industry’s leading manufacturer are aimed at improving the company’s surveying tools. DJI Updates Mapping & Surveying Solutions The new products and updates include: Matrice 210 RTK V2 + Zenmuse X7 A new package that combines […] The post DJI Expands Mapping & Surveying Solutions appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • Drone Gimbal Design, Parts and Top Gimbals for Aerial Filming
    by Fintan Corrigan on September 16, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    Having a top quality drone gimbal is essential to capturing great aerial film, photography, 3D mapping, lidar, photogrammetry and other sensor driven imagery. For drones to be widely used across different sectors, it is essential that UAV gimbal stabilization technology keeps in line with drone innovation. This is very much the case so far. Here...

  • BeesDrone 4.0 For Property Inspections
    by Press on September 16, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    UAV Expert NewsBeesDrone 4.0 For Property Inspections Bees360 Launches An Industry-first AI-embedded Drone Application, BeesDrone 4.0, for Property Inspections Today’s way of processing insurance claims and underwriting is soon to fade into history just as polaroid cameras for claims before. Artificial intelligence & big data has been gaining more & more traction in the insurance industry as insurance executives scramble to find... BeesDrone 4.0 For Property InspectionsPress.