Skyfront Drones First Ever sUAS to Resupply US Navy Submarine

In a first for the Navy, a quadcopter drone was flown more than a mile from shore on Oahu to deliver a 5-pound payload of circuit cards, medical supplies and food items to the submarine USS Hawaii in a potentially radical new way to provide logistics resupply of small items to subs at sea, officials said. READ MORE.

Skyfront performs first civilian BVLOS flight in US

Skyfront’s Perimeter 4 long-range hybrid gas-electric drone successfully performed the first civilian beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flight without visual observers under the FAA’s Part 107 rules. This flight is a significant step toward the safe integration of unmanned aerial vehicles into the national airspace. READ MORE.

Why Hybrid Electric is the Future of Aviation

Electric propulsion has changed aircraft manufacturing. The reason is simple: wires bend. Shafts and gears do not. To build a helicopter engineers no longer have to design around a long mechanical shaft and heavy, failure-prone gearbox and clutch that spin to transmit power from the engine to the rotors… READ MORE

Medical drone deliveries in Singapore

Garuda Robotics and The Future Flight Consortium

Garuda Robotics-led Future Flight Consortium selected by Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and Ministry of Transport (MOT) to develop Connected Urban Airspace Management System for Unmanned Aircraft in Singapore SINGAPORE, 24 July 2018 – The Future Flight Consortium – led by Garuda Robotics and comprising Singapore Civil Defence Force, Parkway Pantai, Security Industry Institute, Singtel, Arete-M, AirMap, Gemalto, Flare Dynamics,…

The Tailwind long endurance drone glancing view

Skyfront Sets World Record for Drones with 4 hour and 34 minute flight

Skyfront, creator of the world’s longest endurance multirotor drones for the agriculture, energy and utility industries, has announced that its flagship drone has just set a world record for endurance. The Skyfront Tailwind UAV flew for a total of 4 hours and 34 minutes, 10 times longer than typical battery-powered drones. Please see link for video. “This is a huge…

Troy Mestler in front of Tailwind drone

Homeland security to Silicon Valley: We need drones

By Wendy Lee of the San Francisco Chronicle The Department of Homeland Security is hiring in Silicon Valley — for drones. Last week, technology entrepreneurs filled a Menlo Park conference room, where officials spelled out their needs — drones small and light enough to launch easily and fly over vast stretches of desert. The machines would look for questionable activity,…

Matt Grob at Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator

10 drone and robot start-ups move onto Qualcomm campus for the summer

Crack open a consumer drone today and you’ll most likely find radio antennae, a camera and sensors all packed separately into the machine, wasting weight and energy. Smartphones became lighter and more powerful as their components grew more interconnected, and chipmaker Qualcomm wants to bring the same miniaturization and integration to the emerging arena of affordable drones and robots. To…