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Terra Drone India undertakes digital preservation of 16th-century monument

Hyderabad-based drone startup Terra Drone India has successfully completed a multi-sensor, multi-platform scanning of internationally recognized landmark Charminar. Built in 1591, the monument, which is often called as ‘Arc de Triomphe of the East’, suffered significant damage in May 2019 when a huge chunk of lime-plaster from its south-west minaret

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Low Pass Fighter Footage

Extreme sonic booms and low flying planes compilation. Planes flying at insane speeds. Breaking the sound barrier. Faster than the speed of sound. High powered aircraft doing amazing things.Planes flying very low and very fast. Fastest low flying jets. Patriot Tower Pass – California Capital Airshow (Warhawk05) Patriots Jet Demo

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Picterra and Flying Labs Collaboration

Picterra and the Flying Labs from WeRobotics have announced a new collaboration. Picterra adds an AI-analytic layer to support the Flying Labs in their mission of accelerating and scaling local drones-for-social good solutions in emerging economies. Flying Labs’ members currently work on a broad and diverse range of projects,

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Counter UAS On-The-Move

The X-MADIS is a fully integrated counter UAS system that detects, locates, tracks, identifies and defeats sUAS. With an integrated all-threat tactical air surveillance radar, gyro-stabilized optical sensor (EO and MWIR imagery), C2 interface and Electronic Warfare System, the X-MADIS provides a complete “soft-kill” solution to combat the growing threat

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Plowman Craven Gets UK Network Rail UAV Contract

Plowman Craven, a UK survey measurement and consultancy firm, has been awarded a coveted place on a national framework agreement with Network Rail for the provision of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV or drone) services. Plowman Craven was one of just four companies to be awarded the contract which covers the

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Robotic Skies and Trumbull Unmanned Partner on Global UAS Operations

Robotic Skies Inc., the only global maintenance network for commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and Trumbull Unmanned, a leader in data and automation in energy and government, announce their partnership to support Trumbull’s global UAS operations through the Robotic Skies service center network. As both organizations continue to expand, they

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5G!DRONES – EU H2020 Project

5G!DRONES aim is to trial several UAV use-cases covering eMBB, URLLC, and mMTC 5G services, and to validate 5G KPIs for supporting such challenging use-cases. The project will drive the UAV verticals and 5G networks to a win-win position, on one hand by showing that 5G is able to guarantee

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Spanish Architects Use Mud-Spraying Drones To Build Home

A Spanish Architecture firm MuDD has used drones that spray a cement-like substance onto fabric to construct lightweight structures. The method eliminates the need for expensive construction equipment and could be used, not only to create temporary shelters in humanitarian disaster areas but also large structures in modern cities in

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Energy-Efficient Data Routing in Cooperative UAV Swarms

A new energy-efficient data routing algorithm developed by an international team could keep unmanned aerial vehicle swarms flying—and helping—longer, according to a report just published by an international team of researchers. UAV swarms are cooperative, intercommunicating groups of UAVs used for a wide and growing variety of civilian and military

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Plug Power Buys UAV Fuel Cell Specialist EnergyOr

Plug Power Inc., a provider of hydrogen engines and fueling solutions enabling e-mobility, today announced the acquisition of EnergyOr’s technology, assets, and personnel. EnergyOr is based in Montreal, Canada, and is the leader in advanced lightweight and compact PEM hydrogen fuel cell (HFC) systems for robotics, small scale material handling

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Amazon Prime Air Unveils New Delivery Drone Design

During Amazon’s re:MARS Conference (Machine Learning, Automation, Robotics and Space) in Las Vegas, the company unveiled its latest Prime Air drone design. Amazon has been actively working to build fully electric UAS that can fly up to 15 miles and deliver packages under five pounds to customers in less than

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Sky-Futures are recruiting – come and join our team

Sky-Futures was recently acquired by ICR Integrity, a global oil and gas integrity and maintenance business. This exciting next step in our journey has not only developed the Sky-Futures operating footprint but has spawned new opportunities to grow the business. With more work comes a need for more pilots

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Asleep At The Bait And Switch

What’s that you say? The industry can’t take off until we can file and fly BVLOS? Most of the time it is really only EVLOS with VOs, unless you have some serious money and a kennel full of DC lobbyists. After this story, you might be justified in asking for

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Amazon says drone deliveries coming ‘within months’

Las Vegas (AFP) June 5, 2019 –

Amazon said Wednesday it expects to begin large-scale deliveries by drone in the coming months as it unveiled its newest design for its “Prime Air” fleet.

Jeff Wilke, head of Amazon’s consumer operations, told the company’s Machine Learning, Automation, Robotics and Space conference in

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Elbit Systems Hermes 45 Debuts at Paris Airshow 2019

Elbit Systems’ Hermes 45 Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (STUAS) will be making its first appearance at the Company’s static display area (A-8) in the upcoming Paris Airshow 2019. Hermes 45 offers a unique combination of extended range and duration with point launch and recovery, to and from land

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AeroVironment Acquires Pulse Aerospace for $25.7M

AeroVironment, Inc. has announced it has acquired Pulse Aerospace, LLC, a developer and supplier of small VTOL UAS, for $25.7 million in cash, including milestone-based earn-out payments of $5 million. AeroVironment financed the transaction entirely from available cash on hand. Pulse Aerospace is a leading developer of small VTOL

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