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Skeyetech drone-in-a-box authorized in Germany

Azur Drones, leader in drone-in-a-box solutions, announces that German National Airworthiness Authorities have recently granted operational authorization for its Skeyetech system. This authorization paves the way for many planned deployments in the country. The German approval allows Skeyetech BVLOS drone operations, day and night, over private areas, under the supervision

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Wingcopter lands $16 million contract with Spright for medical deliveries in the USA

Commercial agreement provides Spright with fleets of Wingcopter’s delivery drones to meet the increasing demand for medical drone delivery solutions throughout the USA German drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter and Spright, a subsidiary of leading American air medical service provider Air Methods, announced a new commercial agreement today worth more than

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Anduril Gets $968M SOCOM C-UAS Tech Contract

Anduril Industries was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (H92402-22-D-0001) with a maximum ceiling of $967,599,957 for a counter-unmanned systems, systems integration partner (SIP). Fiscal 2022 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $1,096,092 were obligated at time of the award. The work will be performed in various locations within

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ANAC Approves iFood Drone Deliveries in Brazil

The National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) authorized the manufacturer Speedbird Aero to carry out commercial drone deliveries in Brazil. This was the first authorization granted by the Agency for the commercial operation of an unmanned aircraft used in the delivery of products. The authorization enables the remotely piloted aircraft model

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First Flight for China’s Wing Long 1E MALE UAV

According to pictures published on Chinese social networks, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has conducted a maiden flight with its new Wing Loong-1E, which is an advanced version of the Wing Loong 1, a Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), developed by the Chinese Chengdu Aircraft Industry

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AFWERX Agility Prime Completes First USAF-Piloted Flight of an eVTOL Aircraft with Partner Kitty Hawk

The AFWERX Agility Prime program took another step forward in December with the first government remotely piloted flight of an electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Capt. Terrence McKenna, an Air Force Reserve pilot with the 370th Flight Test Squadron and the Test and Experimentation Lead for AFWERX Agility

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LTAS, a Division of COMSovereign Awarded $8.4 Million Multi-Unit Aerostat Subcontract from U.S. Government Prime Contractor

COMSovereign Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: COMS and COMSP) (“COMSovereign” or the “Company”), a U.S.-based developer of 4G LTE Advanced and 5G communication systems and solutions today announced that its Lighter Than Air Systems (“LTAS”) subsidiary, dba Drone Aviation, has been awarded a multi-unit, $8.4 million subcontract from a U.S. Government prime

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AirCar – Flying Car Certified to Fly!

AirCar the dual-mode car-aircraft vehicle has been issued the official Certificate of Airworthiness by the Slovak Transport Authority, following the successful completion of 70 hours of rigorous flight testing compatible with European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) standards, with over 200 takeoffs and landings. The challenging flight tests included the full

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Centcom Video Shows Botched Kabul Drone Strike

Newly declassified military drone footage showing for the first time the U.S. strike on a car at a family home in Kabul on Aug. 29, 2021, that killed 10 Afghan civilians. The newly released videos show the view from above Kabul as the military tracked a white Toyota Corolla through

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Georgia Tech Gets $35M ONR Contract for Swarm Autonomy Research

Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp., Atlanta, Georgia, is awarded a $35,237,674 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the effort titled “Heterogeneous Autonomy Prototyping Evolution.” This contract provides for the investigation of heterogeneity across the swarm and super swarm systems. Heterogeneity in multiple sensor modalities will allow for more robust target detection and confidence,

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Fortress UAV Partners with BTE for New Renewable Energy

Fortress UAV is a comprehensive partner in UAS deployment and operational drone services for OEMs (original equipment manufacturers), enterprises, and public safety agencies. By providing UAS logistics, fleet management, field services, technical support, repair, and preventative maintenance, customers rally behind Fortress UAV’s all-in-one service approach. Fortress UAV’s diversified capabilities, engineering

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Christchurch Aerospace Challenge: Grants awarded to develop aerial imagery prototype technology

January 21, 2022: Three Christchurch-based innovators have each been awarded $10,000 in grant funding, alongside mentoring and support, to develop their prototypes for capturing aerial imagery as part of the Christchurch Aerospace Challenge. Images taken from high above the earth are used to make better decisions about what should be

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Schiebel Pacific completes first Australian CAMCOPTER® S-100 Maintenance course

Schiebel Pacific completes first Australian CAMCOPTER® S-100 Maintenance course. Sailors from 822X Squadron now attend the CAMCOPTER® S-100 maintenance training at the new Schiebel Pacific training facilities adjacent to HMAS ALBATROSS. Schiebel Pacific, together with parent company Schiebel, remain committed to growing the sovereign capability footprint and transfer of knowledge

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SoftBank Corp. Decides on Terms and Conditions for Issuance of its Sustainability Bond (“HAPS Bond”)

SoftBank Corp. (“SoftBank”) announced that it determined the following terms and conditions for the issuance of its Sustainability Bond (17th series and 18th series Unsecured Bond, also referred to as the “HAPS Bond”) announced on November 24, 2021. For the purpose of realizing a society where everyone is connected, proceeds

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AFWERX Agility Prime completes first USAF-piloted flight of an eVTOL vehicle with partner Kitty Hawk

By Katie Milligan AFWERX WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – The AFWERX Agility Prime program took another step forward in December with the first government remotely piloted flight of an electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Capt. Terrence McKenna, an Air Force Reserve pilot with the 370th Flight

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Microdrones – Using Drone Lidar for As-Built Surveys

Rome, NY- Traditionally, the documentation of As-Built construction surveys relied on conventional methods such as total stations and digital photogrammetry. However, the team at Spatial Data Consultants (SDC), an expert geospatial consulting firm in High Point, North Carolina, is using drone LiDAR technology to more efficiently create accurate and precise

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Skyports Grows its UK Vertiport Network with the Acquisition of a London Heliport

Skyports, the world-leading designer, developer and operator of vertiports for electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, has announced its acquisition of a heliport, previously known as the Falcon Heliport, which is located in East London and only minutes away from Canary Wharf financial district. It is one of only

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