ReliableAirline400x275Reliable Robotics, which develops automated aircraft systems, has announced the appointments of two leaders in preparation for commercial cargo flights. The company said it will continue to grow its airline team and operational experience as part of a phased certification approach to bring its remotely operated aircraft system and services to market.


ZenithAeroTech400x275Zenith AeroTech, which develops heavy-lift tethered aerial vehicles (TAVs), has announced a strategic partnership with VIRTEX Enterprises, an Austin, Texas-based electronics manufacturing service provider. The partnership will help the companies meet increasing demand for more TAVs in shorter timeframes and for the platforms to be NDAA compliant.


Skydio2 400x275U.S. drone manufacturer Skydio has announced a new autonomous flight capability, Skydio KeyFrame, that uses artificial intelligence to let users design and capture smooth, complex camera moves with just a few taps. Aimed at cinematographers, the KeyFrame capability can create camera motion that is smooth, precise, and repeatable.


EverdroneAB flying400x275Everdrone AB, a Swedish autonomous drone and service provider, has announced that its drone played a crucial part in saving a life during a sudden cardiac arrest. The incident took place in Trollhättan, Sweden, when an Everdone autonomous drone delivered a defibrillator to help save the life of a 71-year-old man.


AnsysCES 400x275Pittsburgh-based Ansys has announced it will showcase how simulation solutions are paving the way for sustainable mobility during next week’s CES 2022 in Las Vegas. The company said it will present industry-leading initiatives in electrification, autonomy, and connected mobility.


DRONEDEK 400x275DRONEDEK, which has patented a smart mailbox designed for secure drone delivery, has announced it will demonstrate its device at next week’s CES 2022 event in Las Vegas. The mailbox helps complete the “last inch” of a last-mile package delivery process with smart, secured receptacle technology.


XAG P100 spray400x275China’s XAG has announced the launch of five new products aimed at agricultural usages that will be available globally in 2022. The XAG P50 and P100 agricultural drones, M500 and M2000 Remote Sensing Drones, and an updated XAG R150 Unmanned Ground Vehicle aim to empower farmers with more sophisticated autonomous solutions, the company said.


DroneSenseMagicVideo400x275DroneSense, which develops operational and management platforms for unmanned aircraft systems, has announced its new Magic Video Link feature, which provides easier sharing of critical, real-time information regarding drone operations.


SkySafe MM2 System400x275SkySafe has announced it raised $30 million in a Series B investment to help further accelerate the company’s growth to expand production of its airspace security system for commercial adoption. The investment was led by Kingfisher Investment Advisors, with participation from new investors Gaingels and Castor Ventures. The company said it has raised $45 million in total financing.


DeDrone Preakness400x275Counter-drone systems maker Dedrone has announced closing a $30.5 million Series C financing round, led by Axon. The company said the funding comes on the heels of a strong year of growth, with more than 1,000 sensors sold, and a system that can now detect, identify, and locate more than 200 different drone types.


H3Dynamics Test 400x275H3 Dynamics has announced that its Toulouse, France, team has completed wind tunnel tests of a long-range, unmanned hydrogen-powered test aircraft. The company said its first test flights are expected to occur within the next two months.


SmartDroneDiscovery400x275Steel City Drones, a reseller based in Birmingham, Ala., has announced a partnership with SmartDrone to provide quadcopter unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for surveying and mapping services in the southeastern U.S. The partnership will offer land surveyors and mapping professionals with the latest technologies, with drones available in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee for missions using lidar scanning for surveying and mapping.


H3DynamicsDrone400x275The Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (MITI) granted approval for a hydrogen-powered drone equipped with H3 Dynamics’ AEROSTAK hydrogen fuel cell system, developed by Drone Works and with integration support by Nexty Electronics, H3 Dynamics has announced.


ADLINK LEC RB5 400x275ADLINK Technology, which develops edge computing and artificial intelligence hardware and software, has announced a new high-performance module that allows on-device AI and 5G connectivity capabilities for consumer, enterprise, and industrial robots. The LEC-RB5 SMARC module is the first SMARC AI-on-module based on the Qualcomm QRB5165 processor.


SonyAirpeakS1 400x275Sony Electronics has announced the availability of the company’s first-ever professional drone. The Airpeak S1 is the “world’s smallest drone” that can be equipped with a full-size mirrorless interchangeable-lens Alpha camera, and is designed for cinematographers and other visual storytelling professionals. Sony said presale ordering is now available, with an expected customer ship date of Dec. 24, 2021.


Liteye Spyglass400x275Liteye Systems, which develops counter-drone systems, has announced that the U.S. Army will be the first customer of its Spyglass 3D Radar as part of a multi-mission, multi-domain defense solution. Liteye said the Spyglass 3D Radar is designed and manufactured by Numerica Corporation, based in Fort Collins. The company also said production orders are now being accepted, with delivery beginning in Q2 2022, with the U.S. military taking priority deliveries.