Diversified Communications Launches Commercial UAV News Site

Portland, Maine, USA – Diversified Communications announced today the launch of the websitecommercialuavnews.com. The site is designed to provide news, insight and resources for UAV/UAS (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles/Unmanned Aircraft Systems) professionals in seven industries in which drones are becoming an increasing indispensable part of the workflow. Last year, the company launched Commercial UAV Expo, a trade show and conference focused on those same seven industries. The event was a resounding success, with 1,500 trade professionals in attendance looking for the latest tools and education to help them work better, smarter, faster and safer.   [Read more…]

Leidos Participates In Christening Of DARPA’s Innovative, Highly Autonomous Prototype Unmanned Vessel

PORTLAND, Ore., April 7, 2016  — Roger Krone, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a national security, health and infrastructure solutions company, joined senior officials from the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) and the Department of Defense today to christen the prototype vehicle from DARPA’s Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program.

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FAA Doubles “Blanket” Altitude for Many UAS Flights

March 29– After a comprehensive risk analysis, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has raised the unmanned aircraft (UAS) “blanket” altitude authorization for Section 333 exemption holders and government aircraft operators to 400 feet. Previously, the agency had put in place a nationwide Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) for such flights up to 200 feet. [Read more…]