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Is DJI Helping the Chinese Government’s Military-Civilian Fusion Strategy?

China Tests Swarm of Truck-Launched ‘Suicide Drones’ China has developed a new low-cost “suicide drone” that is despatched in a swarm to attack a target, according to mainland media reports. It was commissioned as part of the government’s military-civilian fusion strategy, a People’s Liberation Army insider who requested anonymity told the South China Morning Post. The [...]

By |2020-10-25T21:36:04+00:00October 19th, 2020|News|

Jennifer Richter Discusses 5G, IoT, and the potential impact on drones and UAS & Remote ID

Episode 58: Skydio’s BVLOS Waiver, Understanding cUAS, the FCC’s Role in UAS with Jennifer Richter, Akin Gump This week on the InterDrone Podcast we sat down with Jennifer Richter, Partner at Akin Gump LLP.  Jennifer is a subject matter expert for the FCC, the FAA, and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  We spoke [...]

By |2020-10-15T21:31:18+00:00October 15th, 2020|News|

Department of Justice Forecasts an Increase in Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems

JUSTICE NEWS Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Department of Justice Forecasts an Increase in Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-UAS) ProtectionActivities and Criminal Enforcement Actions The Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced the protection activities undertaken by the FBI to counter the threat posed by Unmanned [...]

By |2020-10-15T21:39:33+00:00October 13th, 2020|News|

FAA Continues to Modernize the National Airspace

Access to Controlled Airspaces Advances Drone and Overall Aviation Safety WASHINGTON—The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today made it easier for drone pilots to quickly and safely access controlled airspace by adding 133 air traffic facilities to the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) system. LAANC is an automated application and approval system for drone [...]

By |2020-09-24T19:40:37+00:00September 24th, 2020|News|

Regulatory Waiver Clears the Sky for Private Partnership, Innovation, and Competition

Three months have passed since the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted a special waiver to the drone delivery company Zipline International. Early last week, Walmart announced a partnership with Zipline to “launch a first-of-its-kind drone delivery operation in the U.S.” to distribute health and other wellness products. Some say the move by Walmart is meant [...]

By |2020-09-22T21:30:29+00:00September 22nd, 2020|News|

Drone Crash Due To GPS Interference In U.K. Raises Safety Questions

A British survey drone crashed into a house and fell outside due to GPS interference, according to a report by the U.K.’s Air Accident Board. The 25-pound drone fell from sufficient height to cause serious injury or death, but fortunately no one was present at the time. A second drone sent up to find the [...]

By |2020-08-14T23:26:44+00:00August 14th, 2020|News|

5 THINGS TO KNOW: FAA details flying a drone in the National Airspace System

The Federal Aviation Administration gives information about using drones in the National Airspace System. More can be found at 1 Do I need to register my drone and if so, how do I register? Federal law requires all drones operated under 14 CFR Part 107 to be registered. The limited statutory exception for recreation requires [...]

By |2020-07-30T17:26:43+00:00July 30th, 2020|News|

DJI – Popular Chinese-Made Drone Is Found to Have Security Weakness

Researchers found a potential vulnerability in an app that helps power the drones, highlighting U.S. officials’ concerns that Beijing could get access to information about Americans. Cybersecurity researchers revealed on Thursday a newfound vulnerability in an app that controls the world’s most popular consumer drones, threatening to intensify the growing tensions between China [...]

By |2020-07-23T17:37:45+00:00July 23rd, 2020|News|

LAANC Use Accelerates: Kittyhawk Reports All-Time Record Levels of Activity

Despite the current COVID crisis, there has been a lot of good news from the drone industry lately – and one is that LAANC use is accelerating.  This piece of positive data comes from drone operations platform Kittyhawk, developers of the FAA’s first mobile app, B4UFly.  In a blog post, Kittyhawk CEO and Co-founder Jon [...]

By |2020-07-16T19:13:24+00:00July 16th, 2020|News|

Chapter Member Skydio Raises $100 Million, Announces Enterprise-focused Drone Lineup

Redwood City-based drone startup Skydio today revealed it raised $100 million, bringing its total raised to $170 million. Coinciding with the fundraising, Skydio unveiled a new family of drones — X2 — and software solutions designed to simplify inspections and enterprise-oriented workflows. Skydio is the brainchild of Adam Bry, Abe Bachrach, and Matt Donahoe, the [...]

By |2020-07-13T23:46:35+00:00July 13th, 2020|News|
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