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Drones Roundup: North Carolina Ahead of the Curve?
First Drone Test Site Ready
3D-Printed UAVs Complete Preliminary UK Trials


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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)

Has Titan Aerospace Two Suitors: Facebook and Google?
Will two behemoth suitors come knocking at Titan’s door? (April 09, 2014)

Facebook Acquires Solar-Powered Drone Maker Ascenta
Facebook has acquired the five-member engineering team at solar-powered drone maker Ascenta to deliver Internet access to unconnected parts of the world. (March 31, 2014)

Australia Invests in Northrop Triton MQ-4C Maritime Drones
Australia has purchased a fleet of Northrop Grumman Triton MQ-4C drones to patrol its oceans and borders. The purchase represents a significant investment in a robotic future for the next generation of patrol aircraft. (March 14, 2014)

KUKA Acquires ALEMA Automation
ALEMA Automation supplies automation solutions to the aviation industry. (March 11, 2014)

Commercial Drones Legal in US, For Now, Judge Rules
A judge on the National Transportation Safety Board has ruled commercial use of small drones in the U.S. is legal, despite efforts by the FAA to ban their use. (March 07, 2014)



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