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Duran Duran Rocked the Rocket Garden at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex with Concert and Choreographed Drone Light Performance by Studio Drift

On Tuesday, July 16 Duran Duran performed at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (KSCVC) in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s mission to the Moon. This was the sole anniversary event at the location of the mission’s launch five decades ago today. The iconic British band collaborated with

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WW2 Catalina PBY-5a Flying Boat

The New Zealand Catalina Preservation Society is focused on the preservation and operation of New Zealand’s only PBY-5A “Catalina” twin-engine World War Two Canso amphibious flying boat, ZK-PBY. The aim of the Society is to preserve, in airworthy condition, a WWII-veteran Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina flying boat, similar to the aircraft

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Japan’s Waymark Taps Aerodyne for Drone-Based Infrastructure Management Services

Japan Infrastructure Waymark Co. Ltd (JIW), a wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West (NTT), has signed an agreement with UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) service provider Aerodyne to collaborate on drone-based services for infrastructure management, both within Japan and on behalf of overseas Japanese companies. Aerodyne Chief Executive

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Northrop Grumman Announces New Orders for Firebird OPA

Marking its European debut, Northrop Grumman’s Firebird product line will be showcased at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, in the United Kingdom, July 19-21. The company is also announcing signed agreements with Tenax Aerospace and Grand Sky Development Company, LLC for rights to purchase Firebird, the company’s

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US Army Grant to Develop Hydrogen-Powered UAV

Jacob Leachman, associate professor in Washington State University’s School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, has received a $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Army to demonstrate a liquid hydrogen-powered UAV and refuelling system. The $7.2 million total grant includes researchers from Mississippi State University, Insitu Inc., and Navmar Applied Sciences

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GA-ASI Predator A Turns 25

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. marks the 25th anniversary of its Predator A unmanned aircraft this month. Predator A completed its first flight in July 1994 and made its operational debut in 1995. More than 320 Predator A’s have been delivered to customers in support of global security throughout the

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US Navy Ship Downs Iranian Drone in Gulf Of Hormuz

U.S. Marines jammed an Iranian drone in the Gulf of Hormuz Thursday, senior defense officials said, bringing the aircraft down and destroying it. “The Boxer took defensive action against an Iranian drone,” Trump said, giving details about the encounter at the start of a flag presentation ceremony at the White

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South Florida First Responders Team Up with AIRT to hold 2nd Annual UAS DRONES Disaster Exercise at Florida International University

Participants battle tropical heat to conduct live UAS flight drills including maritime aerial reconnaissance, damage assessment, force protection, and other disaster simulations. MIAMI – The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season is well underway and while Hurricane Barry was busy causing havoc along the Louisiana coast, South Florida first responders were busy

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PECORA 21- ISRSE 38 Conference Continuous Monitoring of Our Changing Planet: from Sensors to Decisions

The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing: The Imaging and Geospatial Information Society is hosting a joint meeting of the 21st William T.Pecora Memorial Remote Sensing Symposium (Pecora 21) and the 38th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE-38) in Baltimore, Maryland, USA from October 6 – 11,

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PCL Construction and 3DR Sign Multiyear Drone Software Agreement

PCL has entered into a three-year corporate licensing agreement with 3DR to make their Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drone) software, Site Scan, available for unlimited use on all PCL projects, worldwide. PCL Construction started working with 3DR in 2016 to leverage drone technology for site documentation, quality control, progress reporting,

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Terra Drone gains footing in Central Asia with investment in leading Kazakh company KazUAV

Japan-based Terra Drone Corporation, one of the leading industrial drone solution providers in the world, is announcing the continuation of its global expansion with investment in a leading UAV company in Kazakhstan, KazUAV. With this investment, KazUAV joins Terra Drone’s network of over 25 group companies and technology partners that

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Altitude Angel launches world’s first UTM Conflict Resolution Service – preventing drone collisions

Altitude Angel, the world’s foremost UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) technology provider, has today announced it is to launch the world’s first UTM ‘conflict resolution service’ as an API, and in doing so has taken a huge step towards allowing automated drone flights to become day-to-day reality. Using this service, any

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Qatari Defense Firm Buys an Aerosonde UAS

A Qatari defense firm with its headquarters in Charleston recently purchased a surveillance drone as part of its plan to provide intelligence services to unspecified international customers. Barzan Aeronautical bought an Aerosonde unmanned aircraft from Textron Systems at last month’s Paris Air Show, Providence, R.I.-based Textron said in a written

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Israeli-Designed Drones End Up Supporting Syria

Last Summer, Israel shot down yet another military drone near the line that separates the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from the rest of Syria. The confrontation would have been business as usual, if not for a twist: Images of the destroyed drone showed Cyrillic tail markings and other identifiable components of

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South Korean Researchers Detect Small Drones at 3Km

South Korean researchers have developed a detection system capable of identifying small drones more than three kilometers away that can be used to monitor and stop spy drones or unmanned operations targeting high-risk facilities such as nuclear power plants. The Collaborative Robots Research Center at Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science

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GA-ASI’s Predator A RPA Turns 25

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, marks the 25th anniversary of its Predator A unmanned aircraft this month. Predator A completed its first flight in July 1994 and made its operational debut in

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The Hanover Insurance Group to Leverage Loveland Innovations’ Drones, Technology to Enhance Claims Service

Loveland Innovations, the leading provider of data analytics and technology solutions for insurance, today announced it will provide The Hanover Insurance Group with drone and technology capabilities, helping the company provide more effective and efficient claims service to its partners and customers. Through this partnership, Loveland Innovations will

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ParaZero’s SafeAir Unlocks Flight Over People in Canada With Popular Phantom and Mavic Drones

ParaZero Technologies, the world leader in safety systems for commercial drones, is pleased to announce that its ASTM compliant SafeAir Systems for the DJI Phantom 4 Series and DJI Mavic 2 Series complies with the latest Transport Canada regulations for operations over people. This allows licensed operators using the SafeAir

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