3D Robotics Announces $30 Million Series B Financing

September 26th, 2013

Courtesy of: 3D Robotics

3D Robotics, the leading open Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) company, today announced a $30 million Series B financing round. The round was co-led by Foundry Group, a new investor, and existing investor True Ventures, along with participation from existing investors O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures and SK Ventures. As part of this round, Jason Mendelson of Foundry Group will join the 3D Robotics board of directors... read more

Predator Saves Lives in Support of Rim Fire Disaster Relief Efforts

September 26th, 2013

Courtesy of: General Atomics Aeronautics Systems Inc.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic surveillance systems, today announced that a MQ-1 Predator® RPA successfully supported firefighters in their efforts to contain California's Rim Fire, marking another instance of using Predator-class RPA for disaster relief in the United States... read more

Photo Release -- Northrop Grumman Readies MQ-8C Fire Scout for Flight Operations

September 23rd, 2013

Courtesy of: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) turned on the power to the U.S. Navy's first MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter and rotated the aircraft's four blades for the first time during initial ground testing and engine runs at Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu, Calif., Sept. 20.... read more