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Septentrio PPK gets a boost with BaseFinder

Septentrio Post-Processing Kinematic (PPK) software has been upgraded with multi-GNSS and BaseFinder functionality. BaseFinder improves project efficiency by automatically finding the most suitable reference station data needed for centimeter-level accuracy. Leuven, Belgium – November X, 2019 – Septentrio, a leading manufacturer of accurate and reliable GPS technology, has released a

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2019 Hollywood Drone Expo

sUAS News, in association with the Society Of Aerial Cinematography (SOAC) and ICG Local 600, is proud to present the 2019 Hollywood Drone Symposium. What: Gathering of Film and TV industry professional drone operators and their supporters. The program will center on lessons learned by the community since the inception

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ZALA AERO Develops New Payload

ZALA unmanned aerial vehicles are now able to carry high-end payloads for remote sensing due to their high load capacity. The most recent development – is a payload with 61 Mp full-sensor camera that brings the aerial imagery up to the next level. The new payload simultaneously delivers

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Drones Do the Work of 500 Palm Oil Farmers

As haze blanketed large tracts of Southeast Asia last month, office workers with Genting Plantations Bhd in Jakarta were investigating the source of the choking smoke more than a thousand kilometers away. Images collected from drones flying up to 400 meters (about 1,300 feet) above Genting’s oil palms help the

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Silent Arrow Gets USSOCOM Development Contract

Yates Electrospace Corporation has announced the signing of a development contract (USSOCOM-SOF AT&L-ST-14-01-JS79) with the U.S. Special Operations Command entitled “Silent Arrow Airdrop Development”. Silent Arrow is the world’s first production-ready, 1-ton, autonomous cargo aircraft, which delivers up to 1,631 pounds (740 kg) of supplies at less than half the

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TraceAir and Independent Construction Start Their 25th Joint Project at Placer Vineyards

TraceAir will equip Independent Construction with its construction management software to ensure the best planning and sequencing decisions. The TraceAir platform will help the builders to prevent cost overruns (e.g. double-handling the dirt), better manage the unknowns by making data-driven decisions at all levels, and to finish the project on

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Skyward teams up with Unleash live for real-time collaboration

The use of UAV’s in large enterprise has long been about reducing cost, improving efficiencies, and increasing safety. One aspect that has perhaps not received the same limelight, but will undoubtedly become the go-to business case for implementing UAV operations is accelerated decision making. With a plethora of sophisticated modeling

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AERACCESS Middle East contract for Hawker Q800X

AERACCESS, the Defence UAS French Expert for missions in Harsh environment and indoor operations, announces a new major contract in the Middle-East. AERACCESS has received a contract valued at 2M€ from an undisclosed Defence&Security government user in the Middle-East for the delivery of several units of the Hawker Q800X UAS.

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FLIR Introduces StormCaster Payload Family

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced the FLIR StormCaster family of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) payloads for its SkyRanger R70 and R80D SkyRaider airframes. The new line launches with two multi-sensor products –StormCaster-T, which delivers continuous zoom and long-wave infrared (LWIR) imaging; and StormCaster-L, which provides ultra-low-light imaging, tracking, and mapping. StormCaster

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DRONERESPONDERS Creates Major Cities Working Group

DRONERESPONDERS has announced the formation of the DRONERESPONDERS Major Cities Working Group designed to unite and assist public safety agencies operating unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in urban and large metropolitan areas. Formalized at the Drone Journalism Leadership Summit held November 13 at the City University of New York (CUNY), charter

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Elbit Systems Announces Vehicle-Launched Micro-Drone

Elbit Systems is launching MAGNI, a fully autonomous and robust Multi-Rotor Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) that is designed to significantly enhance the situational awareness capabilities of mobile forces. Compact and light-weight (2.5kg) MAGNI enables rapid deployment and launch (in less than 1 minute) from any

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Stratodynamics to Participate in NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program

NASA recently selected 25 space technologies for flight tests onboard aircraft, high-altitude balloons and suborbital rockets. Stratodynamics is the flight provider for the University of Kentucky project to assess new methods of turbulence detection with forward sensing technologies in stratospheric flight. Currently, significant gaps exist in the detection of turbulence,

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China Shows Armed Rotary-Wing UAS

China’s CATIC/AVIC (Pavilion A41-42) is showing a full-scale mock-up of the U8EW rotary-wing unmanned air system (RWUAS) at the Dubai Airshow (Static S8). The type was first shown in the West in model form at the 2018 Singapore airshow. The vehicle was developed by the China Helicopter Research and Development

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Ascent Vision Technologies and U.S. Air Force Completes Latest Phase of X-MADIS Field Testing

Ascent Vision Technologies (AVT) recently completed the next phase of field testing with its counter UAS system, the eXpeditionary Mobile Air Defense Integrated System (X-MADIS), for the U.S. Air Force. The latest event was conducted at an undisclosed location and focused on optimizing the system for the Air Force’s selected

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First SKELDAR V-200 platforms from Scanfil make way on to frontline ahead of mass production planned for 2020

Close on the heels of German Navy and Royal Canadian Navy contracts UMS SKELDAR gears up production volumes as part of world navy strategy roll out 19th November 2019: The first SKELDAR V-200 Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been manufactured and deployed by international

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DJI M210 V2 RTK software for PPK processing

Klau Geomatics, industry leader in PPK and PPP applications for aerial mapping, has released a PPK post-processing solution for the new DJI M210 V2 RTK. The M210, a very popular drone for mapping, now has similar RTK technology to the Phantom4 RTK, capturing photo timing and raw GNSS data.

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Auterion and Avy collaborate in innovative VTOL UAV for BVLOS operations

Auterion and Avy, a pioneer in innovative unmanned aviation technologies with a focus on life-saving missions and applications, today announced a partnership to enable a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) drone for medical deliveries, public safety, sustainable logistics, and wildlife conservation operations. Use cases for drones are becoming increasingly

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FLIR Introduces StormCaster Payload Family for its SkyRaider and SkyRanger Unmanned Aerial Systems

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today the FLIR StormCaster™family of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) payloads for its SkyRanger® R70 and R80D SkyRaider® airframes. The new line launches with two multi-sensor products –StormCaster-T, which delivers continuous zoom and longwave infrared (LWIR) imaging; and StormCaster-L, which provides ultra-low-light imaging, tracking, and

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DRONERESPONDERS Major Cities Working Group to Support Urban Public Safety UAS Operations

NEW YORK – DRONERESPONDERS – the world’s fastest growing non-profit program supporting public safety UAS – announced the formation of the DRONERESPONDERS Major Cities Working Group designed to unite and assist public safety agencies operating unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in urban and large metropolitan areas. Formalized at the Drone Journalism

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