Boston company launches spy drone that can fly indefinitely

Boston company CyPhy Works has just launched the commercial version of the Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications (PARC) drone, which can stay up in the air for however long you want it to. The military’s been using it to monitor its compounds for quite a while now, but the $22 million the company raised in […]

Navy fills new top post for unmanned systems

Both the creation of the N99 directorate and the deputy assistant post were lauded recently by Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, deputy chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Systems for placing all things unmanned “under one hat” for better synergy. https://defensesystems.com/articles/2015/10/28/frank-kelley-navys-first-deputy-asst-sec-for-unamanned-systems.aspx?s=ds_021115 Dr. Hans Mumm

A Drone with a Sense of Direction

A small drone capable of building its own maps of an indoor space shows how the craft could become easier to use. http://www.technologyreview.com/news/542816/a-drone-with-a-sense-of-direction/ Dr. Hans Mumm