Drone Industry News

Two new surveying payloads have been launched for the DJI M300 RTK. 14/10/2020

DJI Launches Two Drone Survey Payloads

DJI unveils two specialist surveying payloads for the M300 RTK; Zenmuse L1 has a LiDAR sensor and 20MP RGB camera; The powerful Zenmuse P1 has a 45MP sensor for detailed data collection; New payloads transform DJI M300 RTK into a comprehensive aerial mapping tool; Stitch the drone data into mapping software, DJI Terra, for a complete end-to-end surveying workflow. Two specialist surveying payloads – one with LiDAR and the other with a high-res 45MP camera – have been launched for the DJI M300 RTK drone. The DJI Zenmuse L1 and... Read More

DJI is the world's leading drone maker. 08/10/2020

DJI Still Number One Commercial Drone Maker

DJI continues to be the world’s number one commercial drone manufacturer, with a market share of up to 80%; Chinese firms dominate Top 20 list of commercial drone makers; U.S. companies lead the dual-use sector; Rankings in the Drone Manufacturer Ranking Model, compiled by Drone Industry Insights. DJI continues to lead the way as the world’s number one commercial drone manufacturer, according to a new industry report. DJI has a market share of between 70% and 80% in the worldwide commercial drone sector. This strong performance comes despite accusations of... Read More

Drones for solar panel inspections. 28/09/2020

Drones For Solar Panel Inspections

Drones are a powerful tool for solar panel inspections, collecting data more than 50x faster than manual methods. Solar panel installations have grown massively – up by 81% in 2019, compared to 2018. More installations mean more inspections. Harnessing the DJI ecosystem, the M300 RTK and H20T payload is a great solution, offering expanded flight time and thermal, zoom and wide-angle capabilities. “Drones increase data quantity and quality and reduce costs and hazardous man-hours,” says DJI. Drones have become a vital tool for solar panel inspections, collecting data more than... Read More


Best Counter-UAV Methods

Anti-drone technology has become a hot industry topic. High-profile incidents such as the alleged UAS attack at Gatwick Airport in December 2018 has placed drone defence firmly on the agenda. In recent years, counter-UAV solutions have made their way to market to help in the fight against rogue unmanned aircraft. But which method is best? In this blog, we will take a look at the various anti-drone systems available and the pros and cons of integrating them into a drone defence strategy. Drone Defence: Detection And Countermeasures Before delving into... Read More


Heliguy Selling GeoSLAM Drone LiDAR Sensor™ partners with GeoSLAM to provide aerial mapping solutions;™ is adding GeoSLAM’s drone-ready 3D scanner and laser mapping ecosystem to its product portfolio; The partnership will benefit customers wanting to invest in airborne LiDAR Solutions; Drones have become a key tool for surveying. Drone specialist™ has partnered with geospatial technology expert GeoSLAM to provide professionals with sophisticated aerial mapping solutions, including LiDAR. Combining™’s industry-leading hardware supply and support with GeoSLAM’s range of UAV-ready products will empower drone mapping missions, benefiting industries such as surveying; architecture, engineering and... Read More


New FLIR thermal camera for DJI drones

FLIR launches new camera at DJI AirWorks 2020; The FLIR Vue TZ20 is a high-res dual thermal zoom payload; It is compatible with the DJI M300 RTK and DJI M200 Series V2; Key features include wide and narrow fields of view and 20x zoom; Inquire now with™. A high-resolution dual thermal zoom camera compatible with the DJI M300 RTK and Matrice 200 Series V2 drones has been released by FLIR. The new FLIR Vue TZ20 was announced during the opening day of DJI’s flagship AirWorks 2020 conference. FLIR says... Read More

First responders can apply for Tactical BVLOS waivers. 21/08/2020

Tactical BVLOS Waivers For First Responders

FAA publishes guidance to enable first responders to apply for a Tactical BVLOS waiver; Tactical BVLOS drone flights will enable public safety crews to better protect the public and enhance crew safety; Read this blog to find out how to apply for an FAA waiver and what guidelines need to be followed; Drones in the DJI ecosystem, supplied by™, offer reliable solutions for BVLOS flights. The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) has released a guide to help public safety agencies apply for First Responder Tactical Beyond Visual Line of Sight... Read More


UK Drone Fees 2020/21: Commercial Pilot Price Guide

Charges to apply for, or renew, Standard Permissions will stay the same; There is a fee for Standard Scenario (STS) applications, but CAA has said that it will not be implementing STS for the foreseeable future; CAA announces further delay to the start of the 2020/21 Scheme of Charges. Commercial drone pilots are reminded that there will be no price hike for Standard Permission applications or renewals – as the CAA announces a further delay to its new Scheme of Charges. In a SkyWise alert issued earlier this week, the... Read More


Global Drone Market Will Grow To $42 billion By 2025

Global drone market to climb to almost $43 billion by 2025, according to a new report; Asia is leading the way, with large growth forecast; A rise in drone deliveries is expected, especially with the likes of Amazon aiming to maximise this opportunity; Commercial drone sales are predicted to more than double by 2025. The global drone market will grow from $22.5 billion in 2020 to more than $42.8 billion by 2025, a new report suggests. The findings, compiled by Drone Industry Insights (DII), show that this will be at... Read More


No Evidence Of Drone Data Going To DJI Or China

No evidence to suggest that data collected by DJI drones is being transmitted to China, DJI, or any other unexpected party – a new independent report confirms; DJI welcomes results, especially as the company has had to strenuously deny data-security concerns in the past; The audit was carried out on the Government Edition Mavic Pro, Government Edition Matrice 600 Pro, and the Mavic 2 Enterprise. There is no evidence that data or information collected by DJI drones is being transmitted to China, DJI, or any other unexpected party – a... Read More