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New Coalition Advocates for Continued Use of Essential Agricultural Spray Drones

Agricultural Spray Distributors Form Grassroots Group to Oppose Proposed Chinese Drone Ban In response to legislative efforts aimed at banning drones manufactured by Chinese companies, a coalition of agricultural spray drone distributors has formed a grassroots industry group. This coalition, comprising Agri Spray Drones, Bestway Ag, Drone Nerds, HSE-UAV, Pegasus Robotics, and Rantizo, aims to […]

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What the Senate Version of the NDAA Has to Say About Drones

The U.S, Senate published their version of the National Defense Authorization Act 2025 (S. 4638, NDAA FY25) on July 8, 2024.  The NDAA is “must pass” legislation, establishing funding for US military agencies: among the broader issues at stake in the current Act are pay raises and healthcare provisions for US military families.  The NDAA […]

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Advancing Drone Technology Through the Lens of Responsible Innovation and AI: DRONELIFE Exclusive Op-Ed

In this DRONELIFE Exclusive: What if we consider drones as community entities and assets, rather than just robots flying in the sky delivering goods and services? DRONELIFE is honored to publish this guest post by Salima Bhimani, Alphabet’s first Chief Strategist and Director for Inclusive Technology, Business, and Leaders from 2017.  DRONELIFE neither accepts nor […]

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Anti-Jamming Drones: Enhancing Battlefield Resilience

Doodle Labs technology helps drones in combat evade jamming By DRONELIFE Features Editor Jim Magill The war in Ukraine, which has often been referred to as the world’s first drone war, has led to both sides in the conflict relying on fleets of small unmanned aerial vehicles to surveil enemy positions and drop bombs on […]

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Tilt Shift Photography with Drones

Transforming Reality: Mastering the Miniature Effect with Tilt-Shift Photography and Drones by DRONELIFE Contributing Editor Paul Rossi Don’t miss Paul with co-pilots Terry and Samuel on the new Weekly Wings podcast! Drone news from the pilot perspective. Tilt-shift photography is a technique that can transform real-world scenes into miniature-like models. The technique traditionally involves using […]

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Walmart, Partners to Expand Drone Delivery in Dallas Fort Worth

Retail giant Walmart collaborates with Wing, Zipline, and DroneUp to enhance drone delivery services across the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. By DRONELIFE Features Editor Jim Magill Retail giant Walmart, along with its drone delivery partners, is continuing to expand its airborne delivery options in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area, in anticipation of rolling out drone delivery […]

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Minnesota Police Drone Deployments Nearly Quadruple in Four Years, Proving Cost Effective

State Report Reveals Dramatic Increase in Drone Flights Despite Modest Budget Growth By DRONELIFE Features Editor Jim Magill The state of Minnesota reported that the number of times police agencies in the state deployed drones without a warrant nearly quadrupled over the past four years, from 1,171 such missions in 2020 to 4,326 flights in […]

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Legislation Needed to Boost U.S. Drone Innovation, Says Industry Expert

Former Red Cat COO Allan Evans Advocates for CHIPS Act-Style Incentives to Accelerate Domestic Drone Manufacturing and Reduce Reliance on Chinese Technology Editors Note: Today, June 26, 2024 th House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party is scheduled to hear testimonies on Chinese subsidies in the drone, semiconductor, steel and shipbuilding industries.  Adam Bry, […]

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Lawmakers Call for Declassification of National Security Risks Posed by Chinese-Made Drones

Chairs of Homeland Security and Energy and Commerce Committees Urge DHS and DOE to Release Information on Potential Threats On June 20, 2024, House Committee on Homeland Security Chair Mark E. Green, MD (R-TN), and House Committee on Energy and Commerce Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) called on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and […]

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Congress Introduces New Counter-UAS Legislation

House Bill Aims to Extend and Enhance Authorities of DHS, DOJ, and FAA to Address Growing Drone Threats By DRONELIFE Features Editor Jim Magill A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this month would extend the authority of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to mitigate […]

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