AUVSI 2013, one of the biggest unmanned vehicles shows in the world, opens this week in Washington – Avionics Intelligence.
Machinery Show Drone Technology: A great video that highlights the prominent direction of Agriculture and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. (UAV) The need for farmers to pinpoint areas of distress to a crop is essential to not only the sustainability of their crops or their own lives, but the lives of our growing population. The video posted […]
Idea of the Week: The Drone Economy : The New Yorker. When it comes to drones, many people think of targeted killings in faraway countries. (We’ve written about this subject extensively in the magazine and on newyorker.com.) However, the use of drones for a range of purposes here at home is on the horizon. A […]
With the increased need for food globally, farmers and the USDA are looking into all options to successfully produce more from each crop planted. Are drones the answer to finding disease and damage faster? Will they allow farmers to work more efficiently allowing for a quicker response to eradicate pests and disease to save crops? […]
Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical UAS enters production phase click to enlarge The Department of the Navy announced May 15 that the RQ-21A Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (STUAS) received Milestone C approval authorizing the start of low rate initial production. With MS C approval, the RQ-21A program, managed by the Navy and Marine […]
Precision Ag Technology: The Wide Open Road – Precision Ag Website – Article. Important perspective on Precision Farming practices and the need to accept progressive measures of the 21st Century for agriculture.
UAVs and Precision Agriculture #10 Crop Scouting It has been a while since I have had time to sit down and write a blog entry but as we close Memorial Day with bad weather some time has presented itself to write some thoughts on the use of UAS as crop scouting tools. The truth […]
Advanced Defense Technologies targets UAV technologies at precision agriculture applications – Avionics Intelligence.
April 22, 2013 Docket Operations, M – 30 U.S. Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE West Building Ground Floor, Room W12 – 140 Washington, DC 20590-0001 Re: Docket Number FAA 2013-0061 To whom it may concern: The National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) is pleased to provide the FAA with our unique perspective as […]
Canada’s military wants its next unmanned aircraft system to be capable of dropping search-and-rescue supplies in the Arctic and in other areas as it looks to expand UAS roles into activities formerly conducted by manned platforms. Canada plans to spend between CAN $1 billion (US $998 million) and $1.5 billion on a new fleet of […]