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DroneShield evaluation by the United States Department of Defense

Droneshield has today released an ASX announcement with regards to its evaluation by the United States Department of Defense. The announcement is as follows: DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO or DRO.AU) (“DroneShield” or the “Company”) is pleased to advise the market that the U.S. Department of Defense Asymmetric Warfare Group at Fort

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UAS degree at Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus first in the nation to offer beyond line of sight flight operations to students

SALINA — Students studying unmanned aircraft systems at the Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus are receiving a rare flight experience in some of their courses that is positioning them at the forefront of the drone industry. Kansas State Polytechnic’s UAS flight and operations degree option is the first in the

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204 Hobby to Career Ft. rctestflight

Today on the Flite Test Podcast, James is joined by YouTuber and long-term RC hacker and tinkerer Daniel Riley. Daniel is best known for his YouTube channel rctestflight. In the last year, he’s turned his passions into a career with his work for FreeFly Systems and his LED company Stratus

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Altitude Angel Strikes Alliance With Transport Systems Catapult to Deliver UK UTM Project

Altitude Angel, the global company leading Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM), has been named as a key delivery partner in the Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) led UK UTM project. The news follows the aviation technology company’s recent success in delivering ‘Operation Zenith’: the world’s first comprehensive demonstration of how drones can

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Sky Power GmbH intensifies cooperation with Mejzlik Propeller

Due to the growing number of inquiries concerning complete drive units for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), the German manufacturer of 2-stroke and Wankel engines, Sky Power GmbH, has intensified its cooperation with Mejzlik Propeller from the Czech Republic. The objective is the development of propellers coordinated individually to the engine

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HSE Joins Global Leaders at USDA (ARS) Unmanned Aerial Application Systems Workshop

Industry experts plan the future of unmanned aerial spraying Homeland Surveillance & Electronics, LLC (HSE-UAV) a veteran-owned, full-service UAV company, together with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA, ARS) and other subject-matter experts met for a 3-day Aerial Spray Conference focused on the expansion and integration of unmanned spraying systems. The

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US Navy Cargo UAS Experiment

The United States Navy desires the capability to autonomously deliver cargo with an unmanned aerial system (UAS) between shore-to-ship, ship-to-ship, and ship-to-shore. During the week of 25 March 2019, the Navy will hold a limited objective experiment to identify and evaluate solutions to address this need. The objective of this

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FlytDock Drone-Agnostic Precision Landing Solution

Whether you are developing a solution for drone delivery, deploying an autonomous drone charging or docking station, hovering a drone for inspection, or even trying to land a drone in the back of your pickup truck, making a drone land (or hover) precisely at a given location has always been

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Innovative UAS Solution for BAF RF Measurement

The Benefield Anechoic Facility tests installed radio frequency systems. But testing in the BAF has some operational limitations: duration can be dominated by setup and calibration time; there are RF coverage limitations over the backbones of large aircraft; and dynamic antenna transmission restrictions. Shea Watson and Aleksandr Yarovinskiy, engineers

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North Dakota Governor Proposes $30M for UAS Infrastructure

Highlighting how North Dakota is embracing technology to reinvent government, improve services for taxpayers and spur economic development, Gov. Doug Burgum has announced a $30 million proposal to build out infrastructure that would support beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) across North Dakota. Burgum

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WhiteFox Raises Additional $12M in Funding

WhiteFox Defense Technologies, Inc., announced that it has raised a further $12,000,000 in a Series Seed round led by JAM Capital, LLC bringing the total investment to date to $14,000,000. WhiteFox will leverage the funding to scale its operations, prepare to launch new product lines into the market and continue

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How Amazon’s Five-Year Drone Delivery Plan Failed

In December of 2013, Amazon CEO and wealthiest man alive Jeff Bezos gave a 60 Minutes interview in which he promised that the company would have drone delivery operations up and running within five years. “It will work,” Bezos promised at the time, “And it will happen, and it’s gonna

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Drone Footage Spots Shark Near Popular Beach

We’ve written before about the many surveillance companies that are hoping to use drones to track shark movements and spot sharks from the air before a rescue mission is necessary. But last week, a massive grey nurse shark was found not by a spotting company, but by a freelance photography

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Spitfire Symphony

 The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft used by the Royal Air Force and other Allied countries before, during, and after World War II. Many variants of the Spitfire were built, using several wing configurations, and it was produced in greater numbers than any other British aircraft.

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Why Iran’s Drone Program Should Be Taken Seriously

While the world continues to jeer at Iran’s “New” aircraft developments, each seemingly an upgrade and aesthetical modification of the 1960s U.S. F-5 aircraft[1], the success of Iran’s indigenous drone program is no laughing matter for its rivals. Trends from the historical development of this program and the recent battlefield

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Lockheed Martin Tests New M-SHORAD Future Interceptor

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control on 14 November conducted a successful initial ballistic flight test of its new M-SHORAD Future Interceptor from a Stryker Manoeuvre SHORAD Launcher (MSL) at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The M-SHORAD Future Interceptor leverages Lockheed Martin and government technology investment in

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Airobotics Gets FAA BVLoS Waiver for US Operations

Automated drone startup Airobotics announced that it is the first company in the United States to receive a Certificate of Waiver (CoW) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that combines three elements: flying Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) for automated drone operations, over human beings, with a visual observer

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IAI Elta Wins Argentinean Drone Guard Deal

Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. unit ELTA Systems has won a contract to provide the Drone Guard system for detection, identification and disruption of UAVs and drones to Argentina. Drone Guard, which has sold hundreds of units around the world to date, features an integrated sensor system: flying objects detection radar,

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NASA Demos Drones for Disaster Recovery in Japan

NASA has partnered with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, to successfully demonstrate the safe integration of unmanned aircraft systems (known as UAS, or drones) on a use case to support emergency response and disaster recovery activities. This test, which happened in October 2018, connected JAXA’s Disaster Relief Aircraft

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Microdrones Merges with Schübeler Technologies

Siegen, Germany- As part of ongoing global expansion, Microdrones is proud to announce a merger with Schübeler Technologies. Since its founding in 1997, Schübeler has built a global business by providing advanced fan propulsion jets and lightweight composite materials fabrication. Offering a full product lineup of robust turbofans, jets, compressors,

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senseFly widens commercial strategy and announces new leadership structure to build on eBee X’s success

The fixed-wing drone leader heads into 2019 with a more independent approach—its two co-leaders looking to build on the eBee X drone’s success by leveraging a wider array of strategic partnerships Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland, December 6, 2018—senseFly, the industry’s leading provider of professional fixed-wing drone solutions and a subsidiary of Parrot

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Airobotics receives FAA BVLOS Waiver

Leading automated drone startup Airobotics announced today that it is the first company in the United States to receive a Certificate of Waiver (CoW) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that combines three elements: flying Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) for automated drone operations, over human beings, with a

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Hydrogen-Powered UAV

The first of its kind, this hydrogen-powered small endurance drone from Skycorp can fly for more than three times what it could with traditional LiPo batteries. In addition to improved flight time, the use of hydrogen fuel cells means less downtime due to quick refuelling and increased payload capabilities.

With a

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