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NASA’s Ten-Engine Tiltrotor Drone

Helicopters, while highly versatile in their ability to hover and move vertically, lack aerodynamic efficiency in regards to long distance movement. Combining the versatility of a chopper with the speed and cruise efficiency of an…

The Navy’s Swarming LOCUST Drones

The Navy’s Swarming LOCUST Drones

DARPA’s vision for the future of warfare calls for inexpensive drones, and lots of them. On Apr. 14 the Office of Naval Research released this video of their Low-Cost UAV Swarming Technology (LOCUST) program that is making just the…

The DP-14. Credit: DPI

Meet the DP-14, the Chinook’s Little UAV Brother

Dragonfly Pictures, Inc. (DPI) is working to bring their DP-14 unmanned aerial vehicle to the civil and military market. The DP-14’s shares its tandem-rotor design with Boeing’s CH-47 Chinook, the U.S. military’s manned, heavy-lifting workhorse. DPI…

Air Shepherd's fleet of drones and command vehicle. Credit: Air Shepherd

Drones Saving Herds of Elephants and Rhinos

It has been more than two decades since an international ban on the ivory trade, but elephants and rhinoceroses still die at the hands of poachers who participate in this horrible, illegal, and lucrative business. In…

FAA Keeps Amazon on a Short Leash

FAA Keeps Amazon on a Short Leash

Amazon Inc. got the green light the Federal Aviation Administration Mar. 19 to start testing their drone delivery service, Amazon Prime Air. While many drone supporters might call Amazon’s new “experimental airworthiness certificate” a victory for the commercial drone…