Drone Tech Market to Grow to $54 B in the Next 4 Years: These Sectors are Leading the Way

The drone tech market is growing fast, and recent innovations and regulatory shifts are only speeding growth. By DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M

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Don’t Miss the Kickoff of the New Dawn of Drones Podcast: Featuring Luke Fox, WhiteFox CEO

Join us for the kickoff episode of the new Dawn of Drones podcast, featuring Luke Fox, WhiteFox Defense founder and CEO, live on Wednesday, August 4 at 11:00 am EST.  The Dawn of Drones podcast connects you with the game-changing people and platforms that are making a difference in the advanced air mobility, drone and […] The post Don’t Miss the Kickoff of the New Dawn of Drones Podcast: Featuring Luke Fox, WhiteFox CEO appeared first on DRONELIFE

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Drone Soccer Tourney Kicks Off in Colorado This Weekend

A high school organization in Colorado is on the cutting edge of the newest sporting venue – drone soccer. That’s right

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Mail Delivery by Drone: Japan Post Invests 3 Billion Yen for Commercial Drone Delivery by 2023

Japan Post is committed to implementing mail delivery by drone in remote areas by 2023. This article published in collaboration with JUIDA, the Japan UAS Industrial Development Association

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First image of proposed armed combat drone that could face-off against enemy aircraft is revealed

A California company released the first image of a missile-carrying air-to-air combat drone that can drop bombs in a war zone, engage in aerial threats or escort piloted plans into the battlefield.

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VEGAS, BABY! Commercial UAV in Las Vegas is Lining Up Exhibitors and Ready to Go in September!

Usually, DRONELIFE doesn’t print lists of show exhibitors.  This year, however, drone companies want to know – who’s going to the show?  DRONELIFE will be at Commercial UAV in Las Vegas this September, and we can’t wait to see you there

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Public Safety Drone Crash Highlights: Steve Rhode’s Public Safety Drone Column

In this week’s column, Public Safety Drone Crash Highlights – spectacular fails, and how you can avoid them. The following is one of a biweekly series on public safety drone issues by Steve Rhode, Chief Pilot with the Wake Forest Fire Department and the North Carolina Public Safety Drone Academy, and founder of Public Safety Flight, a […] The post Public Safety Drone Crash Highlights: Steve Rhode’s Public Safety Drone Column appeared first on DRONELIFE

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8 Ways to Optimize Drone Asset Inspections: Optelos Puts Together Lessons Learned from Enterprise Clients

Sponsored Content. Leading drone data management company Optelos has helped many drone service providers and enterprise companies get the most out of their drone asset inspections

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Is Connectivity the Key to Urban Drone Delivery? Elsight’s Halo Integrated into Drones Operating within NAAMA Hadera Intiative

Elsight Limited (ASX: ELS) has announced that Elsight’s Halo was integrated into drones participating in the NAAMA Hadera Initiative, a global collaboration that demonstrated the reality of urban drone delivery.  (Don’t miss the incredible video embedded below about the NAAMA Hadera Intitiative!) The NAAMA Hadera Initiative was an amazing demonstration of parcel drone delivery, beyond […] The post Is Connectivity the Key to Urban Drone Delivery? Elsight’s Halo Integrated into Drones Operating within NAAMA Hadera Intiative appeared first on DRONELIFE

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Mars helicopter zooms past its first mile marker during 10th flight

After 10 successful flights on Mars, NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has now covered more than a mile in the Martian air.Ingenuity’s 10th flight on Saturday saw the four-pound drone scouting over an area of scientific interest called the Raised Ridges, covering a distance of about 310 feet in a little under three minutes. Along with hitting a record-setting altitude of 40 feet, the helicopter clocked its first mile on its 152nd sol (Mars day) after landing with Perseverance in February.
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The little helicopter was originally planned to perform just five test flights, a tech demo to see if it was actually possible to fly in the extremely challenging Martian environment. After those five successful flights, Ingenuity has been embarking on exceedingly challenging scouting missions, looking for interesting terrain that the Perseverance rover could potentially visit with all of its scientific instruments

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