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12,000 Wingcopter Delivery Drones for the African Continent

German drone delivery company Wingcopter and Continental Drones Ltd., a subsidiary of Ghana- and Dubai-based Atlantic Trust Holding, have signed a partnership agreement to help establish drone-based delivery networks with thousands of Wingcopter drones across the African continent. These networks will dramatically improve the reliability and efficiency of existing supply

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The EU Regulations Are There, But ………..

The What, Why & How Relative to Training, Qualification & Examination of Remote Pilots, Instructors & Examiners The Current Situation In the European Union (EU), the employment of certified remote pilots by operators to conduct flight missions in the “Specific” operational category conditions the validity of the applicable insurance

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12,000 Wingcopters for world’s largest commercial drone deployment -Continental Drones and Wingcopter to transform African supply chains and logisticsfrom the ground up

Accra, Ghana / Weiterstadt, Germany, May 19, 2022 – German drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter and Continental Drones Ltd., a subsidiary of Ghana- and Dubai-based Atlantic Trust Holding, have signed a partnership agreement to help establish drone-based delivery networks with thousands of Wingcopter drones across the African continent. These networks will

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Donecle has acquired Dronétix to extend its automated inspection capabilities to aircraft components, starting with engines and landing gear.

Donecle, the leading company in drone-based automated aircraft inspection, acquired Dronétix Technologie on April 20 th to further expand the scope of its robotic inspections for airlines & MROs. Dronétix is a French company that has been developing an autonomous mapping drone for industrial assets since 2018. The technology enables

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House of Representatives Hearing on UFOs

The House of Representatives’ Intelligence, Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation Subcommittee held a hearing on May 17 to discuss the Department of Defense’s efforts regarding “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena,” or UAPs, more commonly referred to as UFOs. In opening statements, officials used short video clips to illustrate the high level of ambiguity

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Kongsberg Geospatial Provides 3D Operator Visualization for Iris Automation’s Casia G

Kongsberg Geospatial, developer of the TerraLens Geospatial Software Development Kit, has partnered with Iris Automation to enhance its Casia-G ground-based DAA system. Casia G is a ground-based surveillance system that continually monitors the airspace using a 360-degree optical solution to ensure UAS operation is safe from intruder aircraft. Kongsberg Geospatial

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AiRMOUR launches an extensive training package for stakeholders to learn about Urban Air Mobility

The AiRMOUR project launches a large-scale training programme on Urban Air Mobility (UAM). The training consists of three online courses with several modules and two masterclasses. The purpose is to give different stakeholders insights into the use of drones in Emergency Medical Services. The training is coordinated by LuxMobility in

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Bantec, through Howco, is looking into the feasibility of selling attack drones directly to the US Department of Defense.

Bantec, Inc. (OTCPINK: BANT) (“Bantec” or the “Company”), Bantec, Inc., a product and services company, announces that it is looking into selling the Bantec Hunter and Bantec Hunter Max, loitering munition attack drones, to the U.S. Government. Michael Bannon, Bantec’s Chairman and CEO stated: “For the first time we

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The United States Air Force Renews and Extends Partnership with the Drone Racing League to Celebrate 75 Years of Innovation

The U.S. Air Force and DRL will showcase their mutual commitment to “Innovate, Accelerate, and Thrive” through new cutting-edge content, immersive gaming and pilot spotlights from Military Appreciation Month through the 2022-23 DRL Algorand World Championship Season The United States Air Force and the Drone Racing League, the world’s premier,

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MCL and Skydio awarded Future Capabilities Group contract

Marlborough Communications Limited (MCL) and its technology partner, leading American drone manufacturer Skydio, have been awarded a contract from the UK MOD as part of the Future Capabilities Group (FCG) nano unmanned aerial systems (nUAS) framework. Spiral 4 of the framework will inform future drone concepts and requirements, with the

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Altitude Angel to expedite and expand rollout of UK’s most comprehensive private ADS-B sensor network

London, UK: Altitude Angel, the world’s most trusted UTM (Unified Traffic Management) technology provider, has today announced it is to accelerate and expand its planned deployment of aviation-grade ADS-B sensors to create the most comprehensive private, secure, and trusted source of ADS-B in the UK. Altitude Angel’s focus is on

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Russians ‘Crowdfund’ for Military Drones

Rusian state media TV hosts have complained that its customs policies are preventing their troops from getting military equipment, labelling it a “crying shame”. In a heated exchange, a Russian TV host and a politician bemoaned the “foolish antics” that are causing Ukrainian troops to be better-equipped in the conflict

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Elistair to Secure French Missile Test Sites

Elistair, the French tethered drone manufacturer, has been awarded a framework agreement by the DGA (French Armament General Directorate) for the supply of ORION 2 tethered UAVs. The DGA EM (DGA Missile Test Unit), a reference center in Europe for missile flight tests, has chosen the ORION 2 tethered UAV

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Iran Inaugurates Drone-Manufacturing Plant in Tajikistan

The Ababil 2 UAV production plant was inaugurated in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe in the presence of Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri and defense minister of Tajikistan Sherali Mirzo. In order to strengthen and develop joint defense and military cooperation between the

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Commercial UAV Expo Conference Program Announced!

Organizers of Commercial UAV Expo, the world’s leading commercial drone trade show and conference, have announced an important list of conference topics and impressive roster of industry leaders who will be presenting at the 2022 event. The educational program focuses on how drone technology is solving problems and creating meaningful

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Teledyne FLIR Releases Boson+ Longwave Infrared Thermal Camera Module with Industry-Leading Sensitivity of 20 mK or Less

Enhanced LWIR thermal performance with size, weight, and power (SWaP) leadership provides low-risk development for unmanned platforms, security applications, handhelds, wearables, and thermal sights Teledyne FLIR, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, today announced the Boson+ with thermal sensitivity of 20 millikelvin (mK) or less, making it the most sensitive longwave

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Capella Advances Gold-Copper Targeting at the Katajavaara-Aakenus Project, Central Lapland

Capella Minerals Ltd. (TSXV: CMIL) (OTCQB: CMILF) (FRA:N7D2) (the “Company” or “Capella”) is pleased to report that it has completed a 4,000-line km high-resolution drone magnetic survey over the Katajavaara-Aakenus project in northern Finland. Interpretation of the data derived from this survey is well underway, with the Company’s focus being

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GA-ASI continues focus on Canada

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), the world leader in Remotely Piloted Aircraft, announced today that they have opened a new office near Confederation Park in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. In a related move, GA-ASI is proud to announce it has appointed Michel Lalumiere as its International Strategic Development director for

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