Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Inc expects its $2-3 million unmanned “loyal wingman” combat jet to make its first flight test next week, an executive said on Thursday. View original article at Reuters

The FAA’s B4UFLY app is supposed to help drone hobbyists fly their aircraft safely, but abysmal reviews on app stores suggest it’s not working out. The good news is that the FAA has finally decided to overhaul the software. The post Drone app B4UFLY should receive a better rating in the app store soon appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Of course you want to fly your drone on vacation — exploring a new place from the sky and capturing great footage is all part of the fun of owning a quadcopter. But better make sure you check out the local drone rules first … The post How a drone flight in Myanmar landed a French tourist in jail appeared first on Digital Trends View original article at Digital Trends

Boeing has partnered with Australia’s military to develop a combat drone — almost as big as a fighter jet — to support manned aircraft on dangerous missions. The Boeing Airpower Teaming System, known […] The post Boeing Unveils ‘Wingman’ Combat Drone That Could Fly Alongside Fighter Jets appeared first on View original article at Geek

A unique quadcopter that can stay in the air for up to two hours on a single charge recently helped a California SWAT team nab an armed suspect holed up inside a Denny’s restaurant. The post This unique quadcopter helped a SWAT team nab an armed suspect appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Drone fliers in the USA must soon display their registration markings on the exterior of their craft, rather than as was previously acceptable, in accessible interior compartments. This important but relatively minor regulation change has been announced by the FAA in response to concerns that malicious operators could booby-trap a craft to catch investigators as they opened it in search of a registration. The new ruling is effective from February 25th, though they are inviting public comment on it. As airspace regulators and fliers across the world traverse…

Russian weapons manufacturer Kalashnikov, the company behind the famous AK-47 assault rifle, has developed a smart kamikaze drone. Here’s how it could help change the face of modern warfare. The post Makers of the AK-47 assault rifle have built a kamikaze drone as their sequel appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Drones have had some really bad publicity lately but they are not supposed to be flown near airports. We repeat: Drones do not belong near airports. Please don’t fly your drone near any airports, guys. They are supposed to be used for a variety of other, more fun and less illegal pursuits. They are supposed to be used for taking incredible videos and racing around at high speeds, and that’s exactly what the Holy Stone HS230 drone is designed to do View original article at Mashable

A version of this post originally appeared on Tedium, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail. Of the year’s many Super Bowl ads, perhaps the most compelling and interesting—and according to a post-game study, effective—was an ad Microsoft created to highlight a game controller. The Xbox Adaptive Controller, with its massive action buttons and dozens of accessories, is the kind of device that perhaps won’t sell a lot of units—but the ones it does sell will be greatly appreciated by those with disabilities…

Israel’s Airobotics, a maker of automated industrial drones, said on Monday it was moving its manufacturing to the United States to meet growing demand in the U.S., Australia and other areas in Asia-Pacific. View original article at Reuters