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DJI Inspire 2

The Inspire 1 was a revelation. The first filmmaking drone in the world to integrate an HD video transmission system, 360° rotating gimbal and a 4K camera,as well as the simplicity of app control. The launches of the Zenmuse X5 and X5R cameras further cemented the Inspire as a critical

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Drones on Mars?

“Small free-flying spacecraft might be the ideal robotic platform for the exploration of lava tubes on Earth, the Moon, and Mars for the simple reason that they would not need to come in direct contact with any of the rough and potentially unstable surfaces found inside caves and lava tubes,”

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Drone Defibrillators

Drone company Flirty has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct drone delivery flights beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS), allowing for drones to deliver defibrillators to heart attack victims so treatment can begin before paramedics arrive.

The new approval enables Flirtey to conduct drone delivery operations

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Event 38 Flies Under AFRL COA at Ohio UAS Test Center

Event 38 recently completed flight demonstrations of a custom-built aircraft that is a major milestone in a multi-year research project into structural energy storage led by Dr. Vikas Prakash at Case Western Reserve University. Event 38 founder, Jeff Taylor, had previously studied aerospace engineering under Dr. Prakash in 2008 and

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RPAS 2019 – Annual European Civil RPAS Regulation Implementation & U-Space Integration Forum

RPA S 2019 is an international conference focusing on civil RPAS operations. In the context of the upcoming European RPAS regulation and its implementation, and in anticipation of the required integration of U-Space & ATM, it will address current & future drone operations (commercial & noncommercial), U-Space capability demonstrations, UTM/U-Space

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NUAIR Deploys ANRA Technologies’ UTM System

The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR), and Griffiss International Airport in Rome, New York, have successfully implemented the UAS traffic management (UTM) platform from ANRA Technologies into the New York State UAS test site. This advances the test site’s capabilities by enhancing multiple, simultaneous beyond visual line of

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Inside Zipline’s New Rwandan Distribution Centre

The New Times was given exclusive access to the recently established Kayonza-based distribution centre of Zipline, which is already serving five hospitals in Eastern Province, supplying vital blood by unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones. This is the second such facility, after the one in Muhanga, to be set

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GA-ASI Breaks Ground on New Hangar in El Mirage

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) held a ground breaking ceremony today for a new hangar being built in El Mirage, Calif. The new facility in the high desert of southern California will be close to 150,000 square feet and be used to house and test GA-ASI’s latest Remotely Piloted

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These Tiny Claws Could Improve Drone Landing And Takeoff

We’ve written before about the concept of “biomimetics” – the school of thought that believes technology should be created to imitate natural functions and processes. In our line of work, it mostly refers to drones that attempt to improve efficiency by copying the work of natural evolution, as seen in

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Sean “Squishy” Wendland Medical Donations

All of us that had met Squishy in real life or online were shocked to hear that he recently suffered a stroke. Sean has appeared on our weekly Hangout several times and always brings a strong viewpoint! I look forward to having him back on again. A gofundme campaign to

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Drone Solutions launches Centre of Drone Excellence

Introducing the Centre of Drone Excellence at Unmanned Systems Asia 2019 Singapore, March 19, 2019: Drone Solution Services Pte Ltd officially announced today the commencement of its Centre of Drone Excellence activities which will be highlighted at its presentation booth at the Unmanned Systems Asia 2019 expositions which will be

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Jammers4U Launches Handheld Wearable Jammer

Taiwan’s Jammers4u is launching a new high-power 28W Handheld Drone UAV Jammer, specially developed with portability and power in mind. We have developed a new series of light, handheld devices with the same power as much bigger units. Designed to be compact for easy carrying by police and military on

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Belarusian KB Radar Updated Drone Gun at MILEX 2019

New Belarusian solutions and radio-electronic warfare systems to fight unmanned aerial vehicles will be presented during the international defense industry expo MILEX 2019 in May, representatives of the State Military Industrial Committee of Belarus told BelTA. In early 2017 the Belarusian company KB Radar unveiled a radioelectronic gun Groza-R. It

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Swedish Eltel Gets Israeli Defense Force Drone Contract

Stockholm-listed construction and engineering company Eltel AB has won an Israeli Ministry of Defense tender to supply drones to the Israeli army, an Israeli defense ministry spokeswoman said in a message sent to Calcalist. Eltel prevailed over Israeli defense contractors Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., government-owned defense contractor Israel Aerospace

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XDynamics Content & Social Media Manager – USA

As Content & Social Media Manager, you will be mainly responsible for handling the company’s social media initiatives, defining, overseeing and implementing the production of all content. As main representative of the marketing team in the US, you will also be in charge of coordinating our off line marketing actions,

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Black Swift Developing Active Navigation System

Black Swift Technologies , a specialized engineering firm based in Boulder, CO, announced that it has completed the first phase of a NASA funded project to demonstrate the effectiveness of fusing a host of onboard sensors to develop a terrain-following fixed-wing unmanned aircraft system (UAS), in this case, it will

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NUAIR Deploys ANRA Technologies UTM System at the NYS UAS Test Site

UTM implementation advances New York State UAS test site capabilities Syracuse – The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR), and Griffiss International Airport in Rome, New York, have successfully implemented the UAS traffic management (UTM) platform from ANRA Technologies into the New York State UAS test site. This advances

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Transwing – a revolutionary VTOL?

Not much seems genuinely new in the current drone age. Most things we have seen before. But the Pterodynamics team with whom we spoke with last night on Drone Stuff This Week seem to be onto something. The wings of their eVTOL fold, and the method seems to make for

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