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, websites, 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.

Note – These articles are right up to date.  If the latest articles are not showing, then, all you need to do is click on the refresh button in your internet browser and the latest drone news articles will show.

Latest Drone News

  • Hydra Technologies Presents The Evolution of its Twin Motor UAV
    by Press on May 24, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    UAV Expert NewsHydra Technologies Presents The Evolution of its Twin Motor UAV Hydra Technologies Presents The Evolution of its Twin Motor UAV in Spectacular Display at the FAMEX 2019 Airshow in Mexico Hydra Technologies presented the evolution of its twin-engine unmanned systems during the 2019 edition of the “Feria Aeroespacial Mexico,” the most important aerospace trade show on the western hemisphere. The impressive display presented five models... Hydra Technologies Presents The Evolution of its Twin Motor UAVPress. […]

  • Microdrones GeoDays 2019
    by Press on May 24, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    UAV Expert NewsMicrodrones GeoDays 2019 Microdrones GeoDays 2019 Event Details – Plan, Fly, Process & Visualize. Microdrones has announced the dates and details for its upcoming GeoDays 2019. The event will kick off on June 12th – 14th at their German location: Microdrones, Nerzweg 5, 57072 Siegen, Germany. At GeoDays 2019 you can learn how to make drones a part of your... Microdrones GeoDays 2019Press. […]

  • UTM TCL 4 Takeaway
    by Gary Mortimer on May 24, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    NASA sent out an email for the press to come out to Reno, Nevada to see/hear about UTM. I had always wondered why I never got the invite in the past to come out for a preview of the unmanned deus ex machina. I didn’t get the email personally and was alerted by Werner at […]

  • FAA Announces Expansion of the LAANC Program – More Access to Airspace for Drones
    by Miriam McNabb on May 24, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    The FAA has announced the expansion of the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) program to more than 100 new control towers and airports. The announcement comes on the heels of the implementation of new rules for recreational fliers, which will prohibit flight in restricted airspace around airports except at identified flying fields.  This […] The post FAA Announces Expansion of the LAANC Program – More Access to Airspace for Drones appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Investors’ Appetite for Drone Technology Still Strong
    by Miriam McNabb on May 24, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    It seems to be the season for funding announcements: and a recent spate of press releases from drone companies indicates that the sector is still desirable. The drone industry has seen some noted consolidations and exits in the last few years.  Commercial drone solutions provider Airware shut down last year after burning through $118 million […] The post Investors’ Appetite for Drone Technology Still Strong appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Video of The Week: Memorial Day Throwback Friday
    by Harry McNabb on May 24, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Here is a short throwback Friday video made a few years ago from our friends at Airvuz for Memorial Day.  Enjoy and Happy Memorial Day! The post Video of The Week: Memorial Day Throwback Friday appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • DJI, Huawei, Spying and How They Bamboozled the FAA and American Public
    by Rob Thompson on May 24, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    DJI is in the press again about security concerns and has continually been allowed free range access over at the FAA when they were continually warned about security vulnerabilities. DJI has made public statement after public statement, but who should you believe? A foreign company or their US Public Policy person with zero security experience? […]

  • DJI – Director of U.S. Regulatory Affairs
    by Press on May 24, 2019 at 5:52 am

    The U.S. Director of Regulatory Affairs will be responsible for developing and executing a U.S. federal regulatory affairs strategy that helps to expand the domestic and international utilization of DJI technology across civil, recreational, and public markets in the United States. This person will have a leading role in interacting with the U.S. Department of […]

  • Percepto Raises $15 Million Series A Funding Led by USVP, For Its Market-Leading Industrial Autonomous Drone-in-a-Box
    by Gary Mortimer on May 24, 2019 at 5:46 am

    Percepto, the global market leader for industrial autonomous drone solutions, today announced that it has raised $15M Series A Round Funding, led by U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), with participation from existing investors: NHN, Spider Capital and Emerge. The company has to date raised a total of $27.5M. Previous investors include R&R Venture Partners and Hyundai […]

  • Drones in the Battlespace – Canadian Company Introduces New Multi-Domain Multi-Platform Drone Control System
    by Press on May 24, 2019 at 5:38 am

    Kongsberg UAS ground station system has been integrated with new sensors and enhanced multi-domain display capabilities to simultaneously coordinate drones in the air, on the water, and undersea Ottawa, ON: Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based geospatial and defense technology company, announced today that they are introducing a new multi-domain control system for coordinating the use of […]

  • Dronecloud select Altitude Angel as strategic data partner
    by Gary Mortimer on May 23, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    London, UK:  Altitude Angel, a world-leading aviation technology company, has today announced it is to become the geodata supplier to drone operations management platform Dronecloud. Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM airspace management platform will be used to power Dronecloud with accurate, real-time and relevant geospatial data for European and USA territories. Altitude Angel replaces AirMap, which was […]

  • Developing AI for High-Speed Drones
    by Debra Cleghorn on May 23, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Lockheed Martin and the Drone Racing League have announced the nine teams that were accepted into the 2019 AlphaPilot Innovation Challenge, an open competition to develop artificial intelligence (AI) for high-speed racing drones. These teams have earned a coveted spot in DRL’s inaugural autonomous drone racing series, the Artificial Intelligence Robotic Racing (AIRR) Circuit, which kicks off later this year. The […] The post Developing AI for High-Speed Drones appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • Percepto Raises $15m to Accelerate Adoption of Autonomous Drone-in-a-Box Solution
    by Malek Murison on May 23, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    Israeli drone-in-a-box provider Percepto has announced a $15m Series A funding round led by U.S. Venture Partners. The company has to date raised a total of $27.5m, with previous investors including R&R Venture Partners and Hyundai Motors. The funding will be split between driving Percepto’s autonomous drone-in-a-box solution into emerging markets around the world and […] The post Percepto Raises $15m to Accelerate Adoption of Autonomous Drone-in-a-Box Solution appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • DJI to install ADS-B sensors in all new drones starting next year
    by Kara Murphy on May 23, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Amidst a challenging week for the world’s top drone manufacturer, DJI gathered a panel of aviation experts in Washington, D.C. yesterday to discuss how to integrate more drones into the national airspace safely. The panel included Brendan Schulman, the company’s V.P. of Policy and Legal Affairs, as well as AUVSI’s Tracy Lamb and the Federal... […]

  • DJI’s Quest for Real Drone Incident Data: Why Every Pilot Should Care
    by Miriam McNabb on May 23, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    Yesterday, DJI, announced that they would equip all drones with AirSense ADS-B receivers as of 2020.  (You can read about that here).  The announcement is just part of DJI’s plan to equip hardware with technology-based safety features in order to address the needs of regulators – and minimize the need for new and more stringent […] The post DJI’s Quest for Real Drone Incident Data: Why Every Pilot Should Care appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Wingtra closes its Series A fundraising round with $10M to fuel further growth
    by Gary Mortimer on May 23, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    The Swiss drone developer and producer, Wingtra Ltd., recently raised USD 10 million to further scale its global business. The company leads the vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone industry and will use the funds to further grow its global footprint and push the limits in their research and development. Credit Suisse Entrepreneur Capital Ltd., […]

  • Terra Drone Indonesia demonstrates aerial LiDAR survey capabilities to construction companies
    by Gary Mortimer on May 23, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    Terra Drone Indonesia, a group company of Terra Drone Corporation, one of the world’s largest providers of industrial drone solutions, has successfully completed two pilot projects that demonstrate how construction companies can benefit from drone surveying and mapping services. Using drones equipped with Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology, Terra Drone Indonesia has carried out […]

  • First Air Taxi Volo-Port to be Built by End of 2019 – Skyports and Volocopter join forces on UAM infrastructure
    by Press on May 23, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    Greentech Festival, Berlin – Today, Skyports and Volocopter announced a cooperation to build the first mobile Volo-Port for air taxis. UK-based global vertiport owner and operator Skyports and air taxi pioneer Volocopter unveiled plans for the Volo-Port – the physical landing pads for so-called eVTOL (electric take-off and landing) – through stunning designs produced by internationally renowned agency Brandlab. Ground-based […]

  • Skyports, AZ Turnhout and City of Turnhout announce medical drone delivery agreement in Belgium
    by Press on May 23, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    In September, drones will be used at AZ Turnhout to transport pathology samples and pharmaceuticals between the two major hospital sites during a unique trial project. AZ Turnhout, City of Turnhout and drone service provider Skyports will jointly test a new logistics service during which medical products will be transported by drone. Skyports’ drones will transfer […]

  • vHive Demonstrates AI for Cell Tower Equipment ID
    by Press on May 23, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    UAV Expert NewsvHive Demonstrates AI for Cell Tower Equipment ID vHive Demonstrates AI for Cell Tower Equipment ID vHive, the developer of a cloud-based software solution that enables enterprises to digitize their assets by deploying autonomous drone hives, announced today the enhancement of its autonomous cell tower inspection solution to automatically identify equipment installed on surveyed towers. “After working with tower companies around the globe,... vHive Demonstrates AI for Cell Tower Equipment IDPress. […]

  • US Army Awards ModalAI Contract
    by Press on May 23, 2019 at 11:21 am

    UAV Expert NewsUS Army Awards ModalAI Contract US Army Awards ModalAI Contract To Develop Next-Generation UAS Technology Robotics startup ModalAI, Inc. has announced that the U.S. Army, through the Department of Defense’s Defense Innovation Unit, has awarded the company a contract to design the hardware architecture for Group 1 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for use by armed forces operations. ModalAI is developing light-weight, aerial... US Army Awards ModalAI ContractPress. […]

  • 12 Top Collision Avoidance Drones And Obstacle Detection Explained
    by Fintan Corrigan on May 22, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Drones with obstacle detection and collision avoidance sensors are becoming more prevalent in both the consumer and professional sectors. This year, we have quite a few drones with collision avoidance technology. This obstacle detection and avoidance technology started with sensors detecting objects in front of the drone. Now the latest drones from DJI, Walkera, Yuneec... […]

  • It's About to Get Much More Difficult to Fly DJI Drones Into Planes
    by Jennings Brown on May 22, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Last year, when a Robinson R22 crashed outside of Charleston, South Carolina, the student pilot and instructor in the helicopter said they lost control of the aircraft as they tried to avoid a DJI Phantom quadcopter. The incident could have been one of the first drone-caused aircraft crashes in the U.S.Read more... […]

  • DJI Adds Airplane and Helicopter Detectors
    by Press on May 22, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    UAV Expert NewsDJI Adds Airplane and Helicopter Detectors DJI Adds Airplane and Helicopter Detectors to New Consumer Drones ADS-B Receivers in Consumer-Grade Drones Will Set a New Standard in Drone Safety DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today strengthened its role as the drone industry’s safety leader at a Washington, D.C. event by committing to install airplane and helicopter... DJI Adds Airplane and Helicopter DetectorsPress. […]

  • AMA Clarifies FAA Guidance for Members: What to Expect Going Forward
    by Miriam McNabb on May 22, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), as the largest advocacy group for recreational pilots of both drones and other model aircraft, has been working with the FAA to give recreational fliers a voice.   In a recent letter to members, the AMA clarified the recent federal register notice announcing changes to regulations.  The changes are […] The post AMA Clarifies FAA Guidance for Members: What to Expect Going Forward appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • DJI to Install AirSense (ADS-B receivers) in New Drones from 2020
    by Malek Murison on May 22, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    DJI has committed to installing airplane and helicopter detectors in its new consumer drones from 2020. The pledge is part one of a 10-point plan – also released today – to ensure the world’s skies remain as safe as possible as the drone industry takes off. The addition of the AirSense feature, which works by […] The post DJI to Install AirSense (ADS-B receivers) in New Drones from 2020 appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Kespry’s BYOD – Bring Your Own Drone – Program
    by Miriam McNabb on May 22, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Kespry has dominated the “vertical integration” solution for a long time, providing a seamlessly integrated industrial solution that let subject matter experts put a Kespry drone on the ground, step away from the aircraft, and do everything else from flight planning to launch through data processing on an iPad. It’s a system that has advantages. […] The post Kespry’s BYOD – Bring Your Own Drone – Program appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • UK CAA Launches ‘Innovation Sandbox’ With 6 Drone Industry Partners
    by Malek Murison on May 22, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    Back in 2017 the FAA’s drone integration pilot program was announced, paving the way for a number of interesting and innovative explorations of drone technology. The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has this week launched a similar program, although the scale and practical outcomes are still unclear. The CAA says its new ‘Innovation Sandbox’ is […] The post UK CAA Launches ‘Innovation Sandbox’ With 6 Drone Industry Partners appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • 12 Top Lidar Sensors For UAVs, Lidar Drones And So Many Great Uses
    by Fintan Corrigan on May 21, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Lidar sensors on UAVs capture imagery which only a few years ago needed an aircraft carrying large heavy lidar sensors and a crew to accomplish. Here, we look at 12 of the best lidar sensors for drones along with the best lidar drones. We feature lidar sensors from manufacturers such as Velodyne, Routescene, Leddartech, Riegl,... […]

  • Pre-event Workshops and Demo added to 2019 Energy Drone & Robotics Summit
    by Droneblog Editor on May 21, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Houston, Texas, May 21, 2019 – The Energy Drone & Robotics Summit, taking place June 12-13 in Houston, Texas at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott, has added two new workshops and a Flyability Elios 2 demo day prior to the start of the Summit & Expo, on June 10 – 11.  As more energy and engineering companies […]

  • Kespry Launches BYOD—Bring Your Own Drone—Program and New Platform Pricing to Drive Multi-Site Mine Planning and Inspection Productivity and Profitability
    by Droneblog Editor on May 21, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    MENLO PARK, Calif. – May 21, 2019 – Kespry, the leading drone-based aerial intelligence solution provider, today announced its new BYOD (Bring Your Own Drone) program. It includes a new platform pricing model designed to meet the expanding enterprise aerial intelligence requirements of multi-site mining companies and large-scale residential and commercial property insurers. Kespry now offers a single fee […]

  • Flying Into the Storm
    by Debra Cleghorn on May 21, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Researchers from CU Boulder will fly drones into severe storms this spring and in 2020 in one of the largest and most ambitious drone-based investigations of meteorological phenomena ever. Project TORUS – or Targeted Observation by Radars and UAS of Supercells – is a partnership between CU Boulder, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (which is leading the […] The post Flying Into the Storm appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • The Latest DHS Alert About Chinese Manufactured Drones: Prudence or Politics?
    by Miriam McNabb on May 21, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    Here we go again.  In August of 2017, the U.S. Army sent around a memo warning of possible “cyber vulnerabilities” with regard to Chinese-manufactured DJI drones.  At the time, DJI responded quickly to the allegations, adding new functionality that allowed for a “privacy mode,” working with U.S. government agencies to address security concerns, and hiring an […] The post The Latest DHS Alert About Chinese Manufactured Drones: Prudence or Politics? appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • DJI Mavic Pro vs. Platinum bundle: which is better?
    by Sally French on May 21, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    You want a great, safe, easy to use drone that has a high-quality camera and folds up to the size of the water bottle, making it highly portable. It sounds like you’re in the market for a Mavic. But which should you get? The DJI Mavic Pro? Or the Mavic Pro Platinum? And is it […] The post DJI Mavic Pro vs. Platinum bundle: which is better? appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Autonomous Drone Plays Dodge-Ball
    by Debra Cleghorn on May 21, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    In this video, you’ll see how researchers at the University of Zurich have equipped an autonomous drone with an “event camera” that allows it to avoid moving objects while in flight. Event cameras only send data when the pixels in its field of vision change in intensity, so they have super-fast response times. Of course, […] The post Autonomous Drone Plays Dodge-Ball appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • New FAA Rules for Recreational Flyers
    by Debra Cleghorn on May 21, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is implementing changes for recreational drone flyers mandated by Congress in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (PDF). While recreational flyers may continue to fly below 400 feet in uncontrolled airspace without specific certification or operating authority from the FAA, they are now required to obtain prior authorization from the FAA before flying in […] The post New FAA Rules for Recreational Flyers appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • Europe’s biggest UAV Show returns this November completely free of charge!
    by Droneblog Editor on May 18, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    The Commercial UAV Show is back for a brand-new edition and is completelyfree of charge. With thousands of attendees and hundreds of speakers and exhibitors from all over the globe, the Commercial UAV Show is Europe’s biggest show of its kind. Showcasing giants such as Airbus, Google Wing, DJI, Flyability, BP, Shell and NATO, this show aims to be […]

  • Boeing successfully completes first outdoor test of its cargo drone
    by Kara Murphy on May 16, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Boeing recently announced that it has successfully completed its first outdoor flight test of its experimental cargo air vehicle (CAV). The eVTOL CAV managed to take off, hover, transition to forward flight, and land safely. This latest development opens up new possibilities for transporting goods in a variety of industries. Outfitted with an electric propulsion... […]

  • Drone Harmony Cloud Platform
    by Debra Cleghorn on May 16, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    With the Drone Harmony Cloud platform, you gain two new dimensions to your data capture workflows: cloud storage of mission data and a web-based planning interface. Combined with Drone Harmony’s mobile application, Drone Harmony is now offering a fully integrated data capture platform for drone service providers and enterprises. Automated sharing and collaboration A key […] The post Drone Harmony Cloud Platform appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • Percepto’s Autonomous “Drone-In-A-Box” Flies On 5G
    by Debra Cleghorn on May 15, 2019 at 9:57 am

    Percepto today announced that it has successfully demonstrated its autonomous drones over SK Telecom’s 5G trial network. SK Telecom is the largest mobile operator in Korea, leading the world in the field of mobile telecommunications by commercializing its 5G network in December 2018. Dain SNT, Percepto’s representative in Korea, has been collaborating with SK Telecom […] The post Percepto’s Autonomous “Drone-In-A-Box” Flies On 5G appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • Australian company nabs first drone delivery approval
    by Debra Cleghorn on May 14, 2019 at 9:30 am

    Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has approved Project Wing’s plans for drone delivery of food and medicine in suburbs around the capital city of Canberra, a “world-first,” according to a new report by the Guardian. Project Wing, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet, has been testing self-flying delivery drones in Australia for over a […] The post Australian company nabs first drone delivery approval appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • Funk St. Outfitters Commuterpak
    by Debra Cleghorn on May 13, 2019 at 9:19 am

    I have a problem when it comes to the amount of gear I carry. The problem isn’t the amount of items—it’s that I can never seem to find the perfect bag to carry all of it. And if I’m being honest, the real problem is that I enjoy looking for the perfect bag, so I have a lot […] The post Funk St. Outfitters Commuterpak appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • This is the most popular fixed-wing drone in America
    by Sally French on May 11, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    It’s probably no surprise that Chinese drone manufacturer DJI dominates the market in multicopters (and more specifically quadcopters, meaning drones with four rotors). But who makes the most popular fixed-wing drone in America? That award goes to senseFly, which makes the eBee fixed-wing drone. senseFly drones (largely the eBee) accounted for 45% of all new […] The post This is the most popular fixed-wing drone in America appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • The FAA predicts commercial drone market could triple by 2023
    by Kara Murphy on May 9, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    This past week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released its annual Aerospace Forecast report. The 71-page PDF document, covering fiscal years 2019-2039, takes a broad look at the U.S. and international air carriers, space transportation, and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). While the FAA was typically accurate in predicting drone industry growth for the past five... […]

  • Parrot Reaches out to Developers with New Ground SDK for ANAFI
    by Mike Pehel on May 9, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    This week Parrot announced the release of its new Ground SDK which will allow developers to build custom applications for the ANAFI. Targeted towards enterprise clients who need custom solutions for their workflow. The SDK gives developers full access to the features of the ANAFI including control, video, and settings. On Parrot’s developer portal devs... […]