Category Archives: BLOG

How to Start a Public Safety Drone Program

Starting a drone program can be a complex and involved process, but it can also be a rewarding and exciting venture. There’s no question that drones, or unmanned aerial systems (UAS), have a place in law enforcement. They provide air support at a fraction of the cost of traditional aviation and have infinitely more uses. […]

DJI Matrice 30 Series, The New Standard for Hybrid Payloads

DJI announced the launch of the DJI Matric 30 Series Drones, RC Plus Controller, H20N Payload, and much more. Today DJI announced the latest in enterprise technology innovations, the Matrice 30 Series, which features the M30 and M30T, along with several other products and upgrades, including the RC Plus controller and PilotHub 2, updated FlightHub […]

Thermal Mapping Drones Support Firefighting Response to Chemical Factory Fire in Thailand

How drone operators Systronics supported urban firefighting efforts to tackle a chemical factory fire outside Bangkok On July 5th, 2021, at approximately 2:50 am, an explosion at Ming Dih Chemical factory rocked the small Thai district of Racha Thewa, less than 20 km from Bangkok. So intense was the explosion it blew out the windows […]

Drone Parachutes: A Reasonable Safety Feature?

One of the central questions aviation regulators around the globe are currently working on is how widespread drone operations can be integrated into airspace in a way that protects people and property from malfunctions. Much like in manned aviation, a regulatory framework will have to be established for unmanned operations to ensure flight safety – […]

Four Reasons Drone Pilots Need Radiometric Thermal Zoom

Teledyne FLIR‘s VUE TZ20-R is a game changer for commercial drones, for applications from search and rescue to solar inspection.  In a recent webinar, Teledyne FLIR’s Kelly Brodbeck gives 4 reasons drone pilots need radiometric thermal zoom capabilities. The VUE TZ20-R’s radiometric thermal zoom capabilities are the result of careful market research.  Since FLIR was […]

Fire Department Pipeline Response, Emergency Planning, and Preparedness Toolkit

Millions of miles of pipelines stretch across the United States, transporting hazardous materials through thousands of communities. The National Volunteer Fire Council and the Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration want to help fire departments prepare for pipeline incidents. The Fire Department Pipeline Response Emergency Planning & Preparedness (FD PREPP) Toolkit is a FREE resource […]

THOR: AFRL Electromagnetic counter-swarm drone weapon

Air Force Research Laboratory’s THOR is a portable counter-UAS system, capable of destroying swarms of drones at speed-of-light, at long range, in its base defense mission. In 2019, scientists and engineers, working in AFRL’s Directed Energy Directorate at Kirtland Air Force Base, were tasked with the challenge of creating a technology that would provide additional […]

MQ-25A Unmanned Aerial Tanker Refuels Super Hornet

MQ-25 T1 test asset refuels a Navy F/A-18 during a flight on June 4, 2021 at MidAmerica Airport in Illinois. This flight demonstrated that the MQ-25 Stingray can fulfill its tanker mission using the Navy’s standard probe-and-drogue aerial refueling method. Boeing A prototype unmanned aerial tanker refueled a F/A-18F Super Hornet fighter last week in […]

DJI Care Refresh Launches Flyaway Coverage: Enjoy Worry-Free Flights

The unexpected can happen at any time. No matter how much you prepare, some accidents are inevitable when flying in complex environments, or in locations with signal interference, strong winds, or obstructed views. That’s why DJI Care Refresh is here, to help ensure that mishaps don’t leave you empty-handed. To help all DJI pilots fly […]

AUTEL partners with UASidekick to make LAANC available in app

Autel Robotics partners with UASidekick to make LAANC services available in the Enterprise Explorer app. This will make the LAANC application and authorization process a lot easier. Today Autel Robotics and UASidekick announce that the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) approval and authorization process will be made available in the Autel Robotics Explorer application. This app can be […]