Drone Industry Press Releases

North Dakota Invests Additional $20 Million to Build Out Vantis

Open-Source Champion Auterion Partners With Mars-Exploring Maxon to Deliver State-Of-The-Art Drones for Enterprise and Government

Volansi Hires 30+ year FedEx Veteran, Marvin Smith, to run Global Sales and Business Development

Vantis, North Dakota’s Statewide UAS Network, Entering Testing Stages in Collaboration with FAA

SKYCHARGE UNVEILS SKYPORT DP5 COMPACT DRONE CHARGING HANGAR AND VENTURE FINANCING

Amy Wiegand of DroneUp Joins DSPA Board of Advisors

PromoDrone Brings Drone Banner Advertising to Global Markets

Fusion Engineering presents: Fusion Reflex IM

Rhode Island Signs Participating Addendum with DroneUp Providing Public Sector Agencies Access to Drone Services

Parallax Advanced Research program helps build Air Force and Space Force Tech Connect, the first Department of the Air Force online innovation idea submission tool

City of Hilliard, LIFT Aircraft, GhostWave Inc. and Parallax Advanced Research propose new, life-saving technology on Ohio’s first flying car

DroneUp Acquires Web Teks

Vantis Building Out Mission and Network Operations Center (MNOC)

Jason Heywood Promoted to President of DroneView Technologies

ZM INTERACTIVE TO SHOW AT IDEX 2021

AirborneRF helps to bridge connectivity gap in new EU funded project, taking integrated U-Space operations to the next level.

DroneTalks Academy is launched To Educate In The Drone Ecosystem

Global Drone-in-a-Box Solutions Market Report 2020: Top 5 Companies Account for Almost 70% of the Market

WiBotic Launches ‘Commander,’ Energy Optimization Software Package for Robot Fleets

Dronecode Foundation Announces Appointment of New Board Directors

InterDrone Launches “Drones at Dawn” Podcast – Amplifying the Voices Who are Making a Difference in the UAM/AAM Industry

Funding
Policy/Regulation
2021-06-10
Vantis 

North Dakota Invests Additional $20 Million to Build Out Vantis

Governor Doug Burgum recently signed into law an additional $20 million investment to continue the buildout of Vantis, North Dakota’s statewide UAS network, the first of its kind in the nation. North Dakota has been a leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) advancements for over a decade, but Vantis is poised to transform the state into the nation’s drone epicenter.

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Merger/Acquisition
Software
2021-05-20
Auterion and maxon 

Open-Source Champion Auterion Partners With Mars-Exploring Maxon to Deliver State-Of-The-Art Drones for Enterprise and Government

Mars-Exploring Maxon Partners With Open-Source Champion Auterion Today, a new partnership in the drone industry brings enterprise and government customers the most advanced, open ecosystem of avionics and motors integration. Enterprise customers will benefit from the most advanced, open ecosystem of avionics and motors integration in the drone industry, which joins Auterion’s module Skynode and maxon’s best-in-class BLDC motors, like the EC 87...

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Other
Other
2021-05-18
New Senior Vice President of Global Sales 

Volansi Hires 30+ year FedEx Veteran, Marvin Smith, to run Global Sales and Business Development

This is an exciting time for Volansi! Today we announced that Marvin Smith joined the team as Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development. Smith's joins us with 30-plus years of experience at FedEx and will help Volansi build a team that takes our market expansion efforts to the next level. Having worked in various verticals, he will provide a unique perspective of supply chain challenges and opportunities from around the wor...

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Other
Other
2021-05-04
Vantis UAS 

Vantis, North Dakota’s Statewide UAS Network, Entering Testing Stages in Collaboration with FAA

As remote surveillance and communications infrastructure installation is coming to completion at key sites in McKenzie and Williams counties, Vantis, North Dakota’s statewide UAS network, is gearing up for testing and validation of the network in line with the rigorous safety measures the aviation industry is known for. The Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS), which administers Vantis, has worked closely with the Federal Aviation Administrati...

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Product Release
Other
2021-04-21
Skychrage GmbH 

SKYCHARGE UNVEILS SKYPORT DP5 COMPACT DRONE CHARGING HANGAR AND VENTURE FINANCING

Berlin-based Skycharge GmbH is announcing its second round of financing led by venture capital Boundary Holding, along with the product launch of our first industrialized drone charging port for commercial drones SKYPORT DP5. Keeping drone missions operational requires enterprises to organize teams of certified pilots that manually bring and collect drones from the field, swap and charge batteries, perform pre/post-flight checks, component maint...

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New Hire
Policy/Regulation
2021-04-20
Drone Service Providers Alliance 

Amy Wiegand of DroneUp Joins DSPA Board of Advisors

Amy Wiegand joins DSPA Board of Advisors as Marketing and Social Media Advisory. Amy brings her knowledge and passion for the UAS industry to DSPA.

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New Business
Other
2021-04-08
PromoDrone and Bella Wings Aviation 

PromoDrone Brings Drone Banner Advertising to Global Markets

In a historic moment which signifies the advancement and market acceptance of the drone advertising industry, PromoDrone partners with Bella Wings Aviation of Guam in an international licensing partnership that is the first of its kind. This partnership defines the framework of an entirely new UAV vertical that has been building over the past few years. During the pandemic, PromoDrone launched their “business-in-a-box” licensing model, by which...

Product Release
Software
2021-03-31
Fusion Engineering 

Fusion Engineering presents: Fusion Reflex IM

Fusion Engineering is a Dutch start-up, based in Delft, and has been developing its own commercial drone flight controller for the past three years. They also were a part of the business incubation program of the European Space Agency at Noordwijk. The team’s mission: drone flights without crashes. Using novel control algorithms, the Reflex flight controller aims to deliver unprecedented safety during take-off, flight and landing.

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Other
Other
2021-03-30
DroneUp 

Rhode Island Signs Participating Addendum with DroneUp Providing Public Sector Agencies Access to Drone Services

DroneUp, LLC and the State of Rhode Island have signed a Participating Addendum for the NASPO ValuePoint contract for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle services. This begins the offering for the purchase of complete drone solutions to all state agencies, commissions, political subdivisions, institutions, and local public bodies allowed by law. The award is the first of its kind for the drone industry and a highly anticipated announcement.

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Research
Other
2021-03-29
Parallax Advanced Research 

Parallax Advanced Research program helps build Air Force and Space Force Tech Connect, the first Department of the Air Force online innovation idea submission tool

The Department of the Air Force partnership intermediary agreement Academic Partnership Engagement Experiment, or APEX, program, administered by Parallax Advanced Research helped build and launch the Air Force and Space Force Tech Connect website with innovation idea submission tool to connect industry, small business and academic innovators with the Department of the Air Force DAYTON, Ohio -- In April 2019, the Department of the Air Force launc...

Research
Other
2021-03-29
Parallax Advanced Research 

City of Hilliard, LIFT Aircraft, GhostWave Inc. and Parallax Advanced Research propose new, life-saving technology on Ohio’s first flying car

Hilliard, Ohio – The City of Hilliard, GhostWave, Inc., LIFT Aircraft, and Parallax Advanced Research are discussing the potential implementation of a new, life-saving advanced air mobility (AAM) technology on Ohio’s first flying car. HEXA by LIFT Aircraft, which would allow emergency responders to safely arrive on scene more quickly. Beyond emergency responders and public safety groups, other potential beneficiaries include search and rescue an...

Merger/Acquisition
Other
2021-03-16
DroneUp 

DroneUp Acquires Web Teks

DroneUp is pleased to announce its acquisition of Web Teks, Inc., a pioneer in enterprise software solutions unique to the sUAS industry. The combination will create a closely collaborative environment that will allow accelerated innovation.

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Other
Asset and Infrastructure Inspection
2021-02-24
Vantis 

Vantis Building Out Mission and Network Operations Center (MNOC)

Vantis, North Dakota’s statewide unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) network, recently signed a long-term agreement to house the Vantis Mission and Network Operations Center (MNOC) at the Grand Sky business and aviation park. The MNOC is an essential component of Vantis – as the name suggests, it is the focal point to provide secure network operations monitoring and administration, customer coordination and support, performance and safety data report...

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Other
Surveying and Mapping
2021-02-16
DroneView Technologies 

Jason Heywood Promoted to President of DroneView Technologies

Jason Heywood named president of DroneView. Jason has spent the past 25 years i n aerial mapping and geospatial services. Jason has helped to shape and build DroneView’s aerial mapping business.

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Other
Asset and Infrastructure Inspection
2021-02-14
ZM INTERACTIVE 

ZM INTERACTIVE TO SHOW AT IDEX 2021

US drone manufacturer, ZM Interactive to showcase xFold family of drones at IDEX 2021 in UAE.

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Research
Software
2021-02-11
Dimetor/AirborneRF as a product 

AirborneRF helps to bridge connectivity gap in new EU funded project, taking integrated U-Space operations to the next level.

AirborneRF will play a key role in enabling beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) UAV operations in the latest European Union funded SESAR U-Space Integration research project, ‘GOF 2.0 Integrated Urban Airspace Validation’ (GOF 2.0). A follow-up to the SESAR JU Gulf of Finland (GOF) U-space project, which successfully demonstrated the safe airspace integration of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in 2019, GOF 2.0 will go a step further and test dron...

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New Business
Education
2021-02-11
DroneTalks 

DroneTalks Academy is launched To Educate In The Drone Ecosystem

Eszter Kovacs, formerly acting Secretary General of the Global UTM Association (GUTMA) and Lorenzo Murzilli, Founder and CEO of Murzilli Consulting and former Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) Leader and U-Space Programme Manager, have launched the DroneTalks Academy, a fully interactive environment in which students share and collaborate with teachers and classmates on two drone industry courses.

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Other
Hobbyist/Consumer
2021-02-10
Research and Markets 

Global Drone-in-a-Box Solutions Market Report 2020: Top 5 Companies Account for Almost 70% of the Market

The "Demand for Autonomous Drones is Accelerating Growth in Drone-in-a-Box Solutions" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The top 5 companies account for nearly 70% of the market, but this percentage is likely to decline with several new entrants planning to bring solutions to the market in 2021. The drone-in-a-box (DIB) market is nascent but will be rapidly transitioning to a growth market. While growth in this market i...

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Product Release
Software
2021-02-10
WiBotic 

WiBotic Launches ‘Commander,’ Energy Optimization Software Package for Robot Fleets

Today WiBotic, a leader in advanced autonomous charging and fleet energy management solutions for the rapidly expanding ecosystem of aerial, mobile, marine, and industrial robots, announced the launch of Commander, a robot fleet energy management software package specifically designed for customers operating large robot fleets. Commander is an easy-to-use, intuitive platform used to visualize, configure, and optimize the delivery of energy throug...

New Hire
Software
2021-02-03
Dronecode 

Dronecode Foundation Announces Appointment of New Board Directors

The Dronecode Foundation, the vendor-neutral Foundation for open source drone projects, announced three new directors elected to its Board of Directors. The Board of Directors represents the wider PX4 community. It will guide the Foundation as it executes its mission to enable widespread adoption and accelerate the development of open standards.

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Product Release
Education
2021-02-01
InterDrone 

InterDrone Launches “Drones at Dawn” Podcast – Amplifying the Voices Who are Making a Difference in the UAM/AAM Industry

InterDrone is pleased to announce that Dawn Zoldi, CEO of P3 Tech Consulting will be hosting their new weekly podcast called “Drones at Dawn. Zoldi is an internationally acclaimed UAS/AAM expert who brings a combined 28 years of federal expertise and service to the United States Air Force to bear on the issues facing the industry. She spent 25 years as a military attorney and an additional three as a federal civilian business matters attorney an...

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