• VTOL drones may be versatile, but the weight of their extra hardware results in a shorter range than that of fixed-wing-only drones. That's where the FLARES system comes in, as it lets fixed-wing drones make vertical takeoffs and landings.
  • Insitu has announced the ScanEagle 2 UAV, which shares much in common with its predecessor, but boasts a reciprocating internal combustion engine propulsion system that the company says is the first of its kind developed specifically for small unmanned aircraft system class vehicles.