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3D Robotics' Wild Week: Richard Branson, Intel, Iris+
Drones Roundup: North Carolina Ahead of the Curve?
First Drone Test Site Ready


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3D Robotics’ Wild Week: Richard Branson, Intel, Iris+ Drone
Things are looking up for 3D Robotics, which just announced a partnership with Intel, an investment from Sir Richard Branson, and its new Iris+ drone. We recap the developments for the popular drone startup. (September 17, 2014)

Paramount Group Betting Big on Robotics
Paramount Group intends to develop more UAVs to enhance security for South Africa, the continent and the Southern Hemisphere. (September 12, 2014)

The Trouble with the Triton: Northrop Grumman Taking Heat for Costs and Delays
The system due to the U.S. Navy from RBR50 company Northrop Grumman is looking to cost 25 percent more than expected and to be more than two years late than originally scheduled. (July 30, 2014)

Flying Robots Meet Game Cubes as 3DR Buys Sifteo
The merger's full implementation will take place over the next year, with Sifteo directly providing technical support to its existing customers until the end of July 2015. (July 30, 2014)

Northrop Grumman Q2 Earnings Jump 5% to $511M
RBR50 company Northrop Grumman reports second quarter 2014 net earnings increased 5 percent to $511 million, compared to $488 million in the second quarter of 2013. (July 24, 2014)

FAA Drone Decision: Slow-Motion Brawl Over Wrong Issue
Who to believe, what to think in the drone fracas. (June 25, 2014)

Nightmare in the Sky: Drugs via Drones
The assembly line for narcotics drones is in the Santa Fe District of Mexico City. (May 22, 2014)

Drones Roundup: Near-Collision Brings Attention to FAA Regulations
A drone nearly crashed with a U.S. Airways jet, Northrop Grumman and Yamaha collaborate on a rotorcraft, and the first drone test flights took place in Alaska. (May 14, 2014)

Aerial Drones Square Off with Global Regulators
Expert Q&A on global outlook for aerial drones. (May 02, 2014)

Drones Roundup: North Carolina Ahead of the Curve?
North Carolina is at the center of a national debate about how the government should best approach the use of drones. (April 28, 2014)

Northrop Grumman Drone Sales Down Slightly in Q1
RBR50 company Northrop Grumman reported Q1 2014 net earnings increased 18 percent to $579 million, while sales for Aerospace Systems, including drones, was down 2.6 percent. (April 24, 2014)

First Drone Test Site Ready for Flights
North Dakota has become the first of six U.S. test sites for unmanned aircraft systems to be cleared for flights. Beginning the week of May 5, 2014, the site will begin agricultural research using the Draganflyer X4-ES quadcopter. (April 22, 2014)

3D-Printed UAVs Complete Preliminary UK Trials
Low production costs could lead to 3D-printed unmanned aerial vehicles that could be disposable and sent on one-way missions. (April 18, 2014)

And the Winner Is? Google, Once Again!
Up, up and away in Google's air force. (April 14, 2014)

Boeing Secretly Tested Assembly Robots
Boeing intends to dramatically change the way the plane’s metal hull is built. (April 09, 2014)



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