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Tag Archives: Drones
UPS says its drone delivery subsidiary, UPS Flight Forward, has received certification from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate as the nation’s first full-fledged drone airline. “This is history in the making, and we aren’t done yet,” UPS CEO David … Continue reading
Boeing’s MQ-25 Stingray drone successfully completed its first test flight today, marking a big step toward providing the Navy with robotic refuelers for carrier-based warplanes. The test aircraft, known as T1, went through a two-hour autonomous flight that was conducted … Continue reading
When it comes to self-flying drones capable of delivering packages, Amazon isn’t the only game in town. Today Bell reported that it’s begun putting its Autonomous Pod Transport 70, or APT 70, through test flights at a facility near its … Continue reading
Good news for law-abiding drone operators: The Federal Aviation Administration is expanding its automated online system for authorizing recreational flights in controlled airspace. Today the FAA announced the expansion of the Low Altitude Authorization and Capability System, or LAANC, which provides authorization in … Continue reading
Amazon has patented a system for providing home security surveillance as a service, but the real innovation has to do with avoiding surveillance of the home next door. Just don’t expect to sign up for the service, or freak out … Continue reading
LAS VEGAS — Amazon’s drone ambitions took another step forward today as the tech giant revealed its latest delivery drone design. At Amazon’s re:MARS conference, Amazon’s Worldwide Consumer CEO, Jeff Wilke, showed off a fully-electric drone that can fly up … Continue reading