Drones

How AI Will Help Radar Detect Tiny Drones 3 Kilometers Away

Small drones are becoming a big problem. Here’s how next-generation neural networking techniques could help.

Interior Approves Chinese Drone Purchases Despite Spying Concerns

However, the agency has multiple technical measures in place to ensure the manufacturer can’t use the aircraft to spy on the U.S., according to the director of Interior’s drone operations.

NOAA Wants Hybrid Drones to Patrol the Coast

The agency wants an unmanned system that can fly like a plane but take off and land like a helicopter.

How the Pentagon Nickel-and-Dimed Its Way Into Losing a Drone

The lion’s share of the U.S. drone fleet is easy prey for advanced air defenses. It didn’t have to be that way.

Chinese Drone Manufacturers Pose Huawei-Like Threats, Expert Says

Officials allege the Chinese government is using native drone companies to collect “an unprecedented level” of intelligence on the U.S.

FAA Is Ready to Put $6M into Certain Drone Innovations

The agency announced a call for white papers to kick off its new five-year, open submission contract.

Why Aren’t Cities Getting Ready for Autonomous Vehicles?

Self-driving vehicle technology may be coming, but most city leaders aren’t doing much to anticipate our robot-car future, a new study warns.

DOT Needs Help Writing the Rules for Driverless Vehicles

Many of today’s regulations focus on giving drivers more control over their cars, but for driverless cars, the Transportation Department will need to take humans out of the equation.

FAA Adds More Airports To Automated Drone Flight Authorization System

More than 100 more airports have joined the beta test of a program that authorizes drone flights in controlled airspace in near-real time.

Agencies Could Stretch Budgets By Embracing Drones

Shifting time-consuming manual work to drones could free up valuable personnel hours.

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FAA Predicts the Commercial Drone Market Will Triple by 2023

Last year’s surge in drone registrations forced the Federal Aviation Administration to significantly revise its predictions about the industry’s long-term growth.

The Pentagon's Drones May Soon Run on Open Source Software

The Defense Innovation Unit is exploring whether a popular commercial platform could help the military keep up with the rapidly advancing drone industry.

The Government Wants To Teach Drones Some New Tricks

Recent Army contracts focus on the skies while DARPA is focused on underground efforts.

DIU is Helping the Army Put More Backpack-Sized Drones in the Battlefield

The Pentagon’s internal startup accelerator wants to get consumer quadcopters in the hands of soldiers in a matter of months, not years.

FAA Greenlights Drone Company to Deliver Food in One Virginia Town

The Federal Aviation Administration gave its first OK to drone company to deliver commercial goods.

The Pentagon is Investing in Space Robots to Repair Satellites

The robots would service military, government and commercial spacecraft more than 22,000 miles above the Earth.

IARPA is Investing in AI That Constantly Analyzes Worldwide Satellite Images

The IC envisions a system that can stitch together archived and real-time data from satellites, and link it to footage from planes, drones and other aircraft.