When a Maine fire chief used his hobby drone to drop a life vest to two boys trapped by raging waters he not only saved two young lives, he demonstrated the positive potential of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). UAS technology, or Drones, has evolved much the same as computers, which went from room-sized machines operated by NASA to laptops and then smart phones carried around in our pockets. Not long ago, only the military flew drones—in combat zones. Today, Americans are flying many types of hobby drones and companies are increasingly using them, as well. Just as democratization of technology led to new programs, uses, and “apps” for computers, it is leading to creative new uses and innovation for drones.
Federal advisers met Wednesday to try to advance U.S. drone policy, with some offering concrete suggestions for opening the nation’s skies and others decrying months of dysfunction and mismanagement they say has tainted the advisory process and some of the materials being presented. The meeting of the Drone Advisory Committee — whose charge is to advise the Federal Aviation Administration on the burgeoning industry — comes two weeks after President Trump signed a memorandum intended to broadly expand how drones are used in the United States using a new pilot program.
DJI formalized its ongoing collaboration with the California-based Menlo Park Fire Protection District (FPD) by designating the agency as a Solution Development Partner, dedicated to expanding the use of drones as reliable tools in emergency preparedness, response and post-incident missions. As a Solution Development Partner, Menlo Park FPD will test customized solutions developed by DJI for the public safety sector, as part of its pioneering work to learn how best to use drones to protect lives and property.
DJI has unveiled FlightHub, a new software solution that helps enterprises and drone service providers efficiently manage their drone operations from a single platform. A web-based service, FlightHub enables the secure management of real-time drone operations, flight data, drone fleets, and pilot teams to meet the needs of the expanding global commercial drone industry.
On the Move Systems (OMVS: OTCPK) is pleased to announce that Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD), its wholly owned subsidiary, has deployed its first unmanned security guard robot at the headquarters of Romeo Power Technology in Vernon, Calif. The 113,000-square-foot facility will benefit from the addition of RAD robotic personnel and will augment the existing security, safety, and operational processes in place at the site.
This year has been devastating for many affected by natural disasters. It only reaffirmed the mission at Skylift to help prevent the loss of lives of high risk workers like linemen, firemen, and medics by getting them the supplies they need when they need them with our heavy-lift drones. Even more, Skylift can provide dramatic cost savings to the state, fire departments, and taxpayers as the last mile logistics drones help accelerate the rate we fight fires and provide other security services.
On the Move Systems (OMVS: OTCPK) is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD) will make its S5 Security Guard Robot available to members of PSA Security Network, the world’s largest systems integrator cooperative made up of the most progressive security and audio-visual integration firms in North America.
Northrop Grumman’s Global Hawk and Fire Scout aircraft provide a powerful combination of autonomous systems with the capacity to advance South Korea’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities while protecting regional interests and national security. Northrop Grumman’s Global Hawk autonomous high altitude long endurance system supports intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and environmental research operations around the globe.
In a recent media report, the Australian Department of Defence (ADF) confirmed that they will conduct an assessment of their commercial off-the-shelf drones. DJI stands ready to support the ADF’s assessment and welcomes the ADF to contact us directly if they have any inquiries into our technology. This came off the heals of the U.S. Army banning the use of DJI drones. DJI drones are built for personal and professional use and are not designed for military uses or constructed to military specifications.