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DroneShield – Release of Immediate Response Kit (IRK)

DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO) is pleased to announce the release of Immediate Response Kit (IRK), a rapidly deployable C-UAS detection and defeat kit. IRK consists of an RfPatrol portable (1.2kg/2.6lbs incl battery) detection device and a DroneGun MKIII (2.1kg/4.7lbs incl. battery) defeat device, in a single rugged carry case. The kit

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SkyeBrowse Launches Thermal Mapping with Autel

BOTHELL, Wash. — SkyeBrowse has officially launched a software that will enable Autel EVO II drones to create 3D models of an area using thermal imaging. The thermal mapping software will enable first responders to quickly and safely recreate accident sites or crime scenes at night—saving government dollars and lives

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Kitty Hawk Buys 3D Robotics

Kitty Hawk, the air taxi company backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, is buying what’s left of one-time DJI competitor 3D Robotics. As part of the acquisition, 3D Robotics co-founder Chris Anderson will become Kitty Hawk’s chief operating officer. The acquisition was first reported by Forbes, which published a detailed

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Y-12 Nuclear Development Site Deploys C-UAS System

The Y-12 National Security Complex has deployed a system to counter all unauthorized unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, over Y-12 airspace, which is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) designated “No Drone Zone.” FAA’s regulations on UAS and counter UAS measures can be found here. “The National Nuclear Security Administration

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Drone Express Partners with FarEye to Launch Intelligent Drone Deliveries

Drone Express, a commercial drone delivery service and a division of TELEGRID Technologies, Inc., has partnered with FarEye, an Intelligent Delivery Management Platform, to power autonomous drone deliveries for leading retailers in the United States. As the e-commerce delivery economy rapidly increases, retailers are under pressure to evolve faster in

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Indian DroneTech Start-up and E-Commerce Giant partner for Drones for Medical Deliveries!

As a part of easing the constant pressures on our frontline workers, DroneAcharya Aerial Innovations is collaborating with Flipkart for executing ‘Medicine from the Sky’, an initiative by the ITE&C Department of the Govt. of Telangana, India. ‘Medicine from the Sky’ aims to develop and execute drone deliveries of medical

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GeoPrism now provides drone surveying equipment in Morocco joins Microdrones Global Distribution Network

Rome, NY – GeoPrism of Morocco, a company with more than 20 years of experience in the sale and introduction of high-end, technological, surveying, and geospatial solutions is the latest partner to join the Microdrones network of global distributors and offer Microdrones as a Service (mdaaS) including everything needed to

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FAA Selects Iris Automation to Participate on New BVLOS Aviation Rulemaking Committee

Iris Automation has been selected by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to participate in the FAA’s BVLOS ARC (Aviation Rulemaking Committee), announced Wednesday at the virtual AUVSI FAA Symposium. The UAS BVLOS ARC will provide recommendations to the FAA for performance-based regulatory requirements to normalize safe, scalable, economically viable, and

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Northrop Grumman Gets $54M US Navy RQ-4A BAMS Contract

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, is awarded a $53,773,633 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide continuing operator, maintenance, logistics and sustainment engineering support, to include training, supply chain and spares management for peculiar items, peculiar support equipment, and technical publications in support of the RQ-4A Global Hawk Broad Area Maritime

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Directed Energy Weapon Destroys Swarms of Enemy Drones

The U.S. Air Force released a video animation of the directed energy weapon designed at Kirtland Air Force Base. The Tactical High-power Operational Responder, or THOR, was built to protect military bases from enemy drone attacks. Amber Anderson, the project manager, said the video was created as a way to

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Martin UAV Picks Gimbal System from Trillium Engineering

Trillium Engineering, a developer of gimbaled cameras for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), announced that it will be supplying Martin UAV with Orion HD80 camera systems in support of a next-generation UAS program. An advanced modified version of Martin UAV’s V-BAT 128 was selected to be the Navy’s next-generation VTOL expeditionary

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300 Drones Deliver Greenpeace Message for G7

Greenpeace has used this moment to greet world leaders as they made their way to the summit by sending them a strong and simple message. For the first time, 300 illuminated drones and light projections have been used to create breathtaking 3D moving images of iconic animals. The animals travel

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Eve Urban Air Mobility announces partnership with Ascent

Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions, Inc. (Eve) and Ascent today announced a partnership focused on accelerating the development of the Urban Air Mobility ecosystem in Asia-Pacific markets. The partnership will advance the entry of Eve’s electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle (eVTOL) aircraft into Ascent’s growing technology platform that allows

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RAeS International General Aviation Design Competition 2021/2022

Welcome to the RAeS International Light Aircraft Design Competition 2021-22. This is the fifth in a series of RAeS design competitions aimed at promoting major innovation in the general aviation aircraft sector. This year’s competition is supported by the Light Aircraft Association and the British Microlight Aircraft Association which supervise

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Is The Fiesta Over?

I used to think the federal rulemaking process was just too complex and sometimestoo cloudy for laypeople to understand. Still, at this point, I am starting to believe people like paying other peoples money to get treated like garbage by public employees. How come this (commonsense) rulemaking is taking so

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Sony Airpeak S1

The Airpeak S1 is still under development, but Sony has announced some information before their fall launch. It’s a larger aircraft, similar in size and shape to the DJI Inspire 2, but with more power for beefier payloads, quicker acceleration, and full remote camera control.

Onboard cameras map the surrounding environment

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Soviet 8-Engine Colossus – Tupolev ANT-20 Maxim Gorky

In the years following World War 1, the nations involved in the conflict began developing more powerful aircraft to support ground operations troops. Military tacticians knew that aviation would play a vital role in the following war and experimented with dozens of different aircraft configurations and combat roles. Russia, on

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Teaching Drones to Hear Screams from Catastrophe Victims

In a disaster, time is of the essence when searching for potential victims who may be difficult to find. Unmanned aerial vehicles make the perfect platform for state-of-the-art technology allowing emergency crews to find those in need and provide situational awareness over a large area. During the 180th Meeting of

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FAA Forming Committee to Develop BVLOS Rules

The Federal Aviation Administration is convening a committee tasked with recommending rules to permit “beyond line of sight” drone operations, a step toward allowing significantly broader use of unmanned aircraft. “The FAA is forming a new aviation rulemaking committee to help us develop a regulatory path for routine beyond-visual line

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LightWare Launches Smallest Scanning microLiDAR

LightWare LiDAR has announced a new product evolution within the LightWare family – the SF45 scanning microLiDAR. This small and lightweight scanning microLiDAR sensor weighs a mere 59 grams and measures only 51 mm x 48 mm x 44 mm – roughly the size of a golf ball! The SF45

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New Generator Coming Online for Gray Eagle ER

On May 13, 2021, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) completed initial flight tests of a new brushless generator system on a company-owned Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) at Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona. The initial flight test of the system marks an important milestone towards upgrading

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Sony Announces Airpeak S1 Professional Drone

Sony Electronics Inc. announced its first-ever professional drone, the “Airpeak S1”i. An introductory model in the new Airpeak line, the S1 is the world’s smallestii drone that can be equipped with a full-size mirrorless interchangeable-lens Alpha camera, opening up a new world of creative possibilities. The new drone utilizes

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Evaluate and Track Professional Drone Service Companies | View Company Insights for 100+ Drone Service Providers | BizVibe

BizVibe has made available 100+ company profiles for the drone services category on its B2B platform. Companies listed in this category are primarily engaged in providing various types of professional drone services (such as drone photography services, drone video services, drone thermography services, etc.). Each profile is free to view

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Drone Express Partners with FarEye To Launch Intelligent Drone Deliveries in the United States

Drone Express, a commercial drone delivery service and a division of TELEGRID Technologies, Inc., has partnered with FarEye, an Intelligent Delivery Management Platform, to power autonomous drone deliveries for leading retailers in the United States. As the e-commerce delivery economy rapidly increases, retailers are under pressure to evolve faster in

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