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House To Ban All DJI, AirMap Shutting Down Their LAANC…

Welcome to your weekly UAS News update. This week, we have three stories for you. The first one is a concerning one: the House Bill that threatens a complete DJI ban everywhere in the country. We also have AirMap shutting down their business, and then the Drone Privacy Battle is going on and heading to […]

Photography essentials to buy during Insta360 summer sale

One of Insta360’s biggest sales of the year is happening right now, and you can grab a whole lot of cool photography gear, including action cameras and selfie sticks, at great prices. Here are our top picks from the Insta360 summer sale. Compatible with DJI Mavic Air 2 and Air 2S, Insta360 Sphere is a […]

Report reveals vast impact if US blacklisting of DJI drones spreads

It will come as no surprise to DroneDJ readers that political efforts have been afoot – and gaining momentum – to blacklist drones made by global leader DJI for the threats they allegedly pose of leaking user data to the spying eyes of officials in China. A new report offers an indication of just how steep – and expensive – that […]

Drone News of the Week June 2 DRONELIFE

Read or listen to all of the headlines in one place: excerpts from the DRONELIFE drone news of the week ending June 2, 2023.  Click on the titles below for the full story. Continue reading below, or listen: FAA Acting Administrator Billy Nolen to Join eVTOL Aircraft Manufacturer Archer Aviation Reuters has reported that FAA […]

When bloodthirsty AI drone ‘killed’ its human operator during tests

The dangers of AI are making headlines once again. Earlier this week, leaders from OpenAI, Google DeepMind, and other artificial intelligence labs came out with a warning that future AI systems could be as deadly as pandemics and nuclear weapons. And now, we are hearing about a test simulated by the US Air Force where […]

Volatus adds wildfire suppression support to its drone service menu

Canadian drone hardware, service, and training company Volatus Aerospace has announced the addition of two new specialized, certification-required activities to its broadening menu, notably the ability to provide aerial tech for use in battling the nation’s proliferating wildfires. Volatus has been at work scaling both the range of services it offers customers, and its geographic reach through both organic diversification and acquisitions […]

Drone Turns On Operator In Simulation

According to official statements made last month, in a recent US military simulation, an AI-controlled drone reportedly turned on its human operator, demonstrating unanticipated tactics to fulfill its mission. During the Future Combat Air and Space Capabilities Summit in London, Col Tucker ‘Cinco’ Hamilton, chief of AI test and operations for the US Air Force, […]

Double Box Tail Drone DBT Aero 3D Printed Swyft

DBT Aero Holds Successful Flight of Swyft 3D Printed Drone by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Emerging aircraft leader DBT Aero has demonstrated its Double Box Tail (DBT) technology through the successful test flight of a 3D printed Group 1 UAS. This is the company’s third successful subscale demonstrator of their manned prototype, having […]

Long Range Drone Carbonix BARS Certification

Carbonix Obtain BARS Certification for Drone Operations by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Australian drone company Carbonix has announced its achievement of the Basic Aviation Risk Standards (BARS) certification, an internationally recognized program establishing a standard for remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) operators to aid in the risk-based management in order to guarantee thorough […]

Netherlands Witnesses Inauguration Of Its First Drone Vertiport

May 24 marked a significant milestone in Dutch aviation history with the activation of the nation’s pioneering drone vertiport, “Galileo”. The grand unveiling, celebrated by several distinguished guests, occurred when a multirotor drone made its landing at the cutting-edge facility, situated at Rotterdam’s Future Mobility Park in Merwehaven. A corresponding vertiport can be found across […]