Crypto donors, hackers aiding Ukraine drone defenses

In their continued defense against Russia’s invasion, Ukraine’s technophile officials are turning two beloved geek archetypes – crypto currency fans and hackers – to reinforce the nation’s impressive deployment of military, adapted consumer, and specialized DIY drones for emergency, medical, humanitarian, surveillance, and even attack purposes. This week Ukraine’s vice prime minister of Ukraine and minister of digital transformation, […]

Army’s TATRC blood transport drone to speed up care for fallen troops

Pursuing an objective that allies in the UK’s Royal Navy are also working toward, the US Army’s Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) is developing an autonomous drone designed to transport blood transfusion reserves and other critical medical supplies to treat injured troops in combat situations. Logically (though somewhat queasily) named “Project Crimson,” the TATRC is working on the specialized […]

DoD taps BlueHalo’s Titan counter-drone tech in $24 million deal

The Department of Defense (DoD), which oversees management of US military agencies, has awarded security tech company BlueHalo a $24 million contract to provide its Titan counter-drone systems for quick deployment and effective protection of troops and assets. Under its accord with the DoD, BlueHalo will provide multiple units of its Titan counter-drone system, which can be set up […]

Percepto automated inspection drones monitor Thai solar farm

Automated drone-in-a-box hardware and service developer Percepto has put the finishing touches on the aerial network that will be used for regular inspection and data analysis of a giant floating solar power farm in Thailand, reputed to be among the world’s largest. Percepto announced today that it has successfully completed the proof-of-concept phase of its automated drone inspection network for the solar […]

DroneShield’s counter-drone software gets major software update

DroneShield has released the latest version of its DroneSentry-C2 Command-and-Control counter-drone software. The company is calling v8.0.0 a “major update” since it contains new sensor integrations as well as performance and security improvements including patches for zero-day vulnerabilities and bug fixes. According to Angus Bean, DroneShield’s chief technology officer, the software update incorporates a substantial amount […]

Dronedek gets facial recognition tech for its drone delivery mailbox

Dronedek has found a new partner to make its drone delivery mailbox offering more secure. The Indiana-based company says it is teaming up with facial recognition provider Scylla so that its smart delivery mailbox can be unlocked as easily as a cellphone. Dronedek creates secure, temperature-controlled mailboxes capable of accepting both traditional mail and food/package […]

DoD and Joby broaden partnership in military eVTOL applications

Joby, a leading developer of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, has expanded its partnership with the Department of Defense (DoD) in exploring potential applications of next-generation vehicles across all corps of the US military. Santa Cruz, California-based Joby said its existing relationship with the DoD is being extended through its new association with the US Air Force’s Agility Prime program. […]