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  • DJI, the US Army and ‘Cyber Vulnerabilities’

    A memo – reportedly an official release from the US Army – has been handed to sUAS News. The subject? Halting the use of DJI technology due to ‘Cyber vulnerabilities’. The

  • DJI Issues Firmware Update to Prevent Hackers Evading Geo

    DJI has responded to recent publicity surrounding the hacking of its drones with a firmware update.  It’s no revelation that the Chinese manufacturer has been targeted by hackers in recent weeks. Many are looking to bypass the Geo system that grounds pilots in predetermined no-fly zones and places an altitude limit on flights. Equally, many…

  • 2017 Drone Racing League Champion Is Jordan ‘Jet’ Temkin

    The Drone Racing League has announced that Jordan “Jet” Temkin is the 2017 DRL Allianz World Champion. It’s the second time Temkin has been awarded the title of the “World’s Greatest Drone Pilot”. Jet won the final race as he sped through the Grand Tour Finish Gate during DRL’s fierce season finale at the Alexandra…

  • 3DR Solo Back as Open Source Platform

    Don’t play Taps for 3DR‘s Solo yet.  3DR’s CEO Chris Anderson tweeted today that the Solo is getting a second life. In an article title “The Solo Lives On,” on the ArduPilot Blog – ArduPilot is an opensource autopilot system – the team explains how a community of developers worked to give the Solo a…

  • Microdrones Completes 10 New BVLOS Test Flights

    On July 13 and 14, Microdrones completed a series of test flights that were beyond the pilot’s visual line of sight (BVLOS). These flights were completed with the standard configuration of RC, telemetry and batteries on the md4-1000 aircraft that is available and being sold today. BVLOS flights are a significant achievement in the commercial…

  • Concern Over UK Drone Collision Study is Justified

    You may or may not have heard about the proposed regulations for drone pilots in the UK. The UK Department for Transport put forward policy proposals that will mean pilots flying drones that weigh more than 250 grams will soon need to register their aircraft and complete a safety awareness test. Wherever you’re flying in…

  • Should DJI Spark Pilots and Future Buyers Be Worried?

    A couple of weeks ago, the DroneLife team was approached by a DJI Spark pilot who was concerned that a number of people were watching on as their new Spark fell out of the sky for no reason. At the time, we went through the DJI forum posts to see how common these issues were. There…

  • German InterAerial Solutions Expo Focuses on Drone Rules, Innovation

    More than 150 drone industry players from more than 25 nations will take flight to Berlin in September for InterAerial Solutions Expo (IASEXPO) to discuss UAS legal issues, market analysis and new improvements in aerial sensor solutions. Focusing on both the German market and wider global issues, IASEXPO is a sub-event of INTERGEO, billed as…

  • Is a Drone Spying on You? DeTect Releases DroneWatcher for Amazon Fire Tablet Users

    Among the chief public concerns voiced regarding drones is a concern over invasion of their privacy. A Florida firm is has released an app for Amazon Fire Tablet users to address that concern. DeTect has announced the release of its DroneWatcher APP on Amazon’s Appstore for Fire Tablets.  The DroneWatcher APP makes Android devices such…

  • Trimble Inks Drone Data Deal with Propeller Aero

    A leading drone firm is putting a new spin on aerial data by cementing a distribution deal with a growing cloud-based analytics company. Last week, California-based Trimble announced a new collaboration with Propeller Aero, an Australian company known for automated drone ground-control targets, cloud-based data visualization and analysis. The deal will see Propeller’s web-based interface…