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ASTM International Signs Memorandum of Understanding with ASD-STAN (RID)

Last week representatives from global standards organization ASTM International and European standards organization ASD-STAN signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU will support a closer working relationship between ASTM and ASD-STAN on Direct Remote Identification (also known as Remote ID) for UAS (drones). The MoU was signed by Jeff

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Dutch Army Tests Smart Shooter SMASH solution

The SMASH solution was tested in a live-fire c-UAS trial and proved to be very effective The Dutch Army has recently completed a live-fire counter-drone trial using Smart Shooter’s SMASH Fire Control System. Soldiers from all branches of the Dutch army, including the Air Force, Special Forces, and Marines, attended

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Dronecloud Full-Stack Software Engineer

Dronecloud is growing after being awarded some of the industry’s most sought after, long term contracts that are set to change the way drones are used for commerce. We are looking for a software engineer who’s not shy of getting stuck into project & product management. Initially, you’ll be part

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What is the upgraded version of the UAS ACS-3 capable of?

New engine, new software, and payload – why the updated ACS-3 has become even cooler. The reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle ACS-3 from the Ukrainian private company Skyeton is supplied to the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, serves together with the strike UAV Bayraktar TB2, and its civilian

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German Mapping Drone Takes on DJI

Technology company Klau Geomatics worked with some of Germany’s finest UAV experts to develop a new high-quality mapping drone, powered by their signature KlauPPK systems. Introducing the CONDOR V8-PPK mapping drone, developed by Munich based Videographics mbH, CONDOR Multicopter & Drones GmbH and CADmium GmbH. Created as a centerpiece for

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Drone Delivery Canada announces approval for commercial BVLOS drone delivery options

Drone Delivery Canada Corp. (TSXV: FLT; OTC: TAKOF; Frankfurt: A2AMGZ or ABB.F) (the “Company” or “DDC”) is pleased to announce that it has received a Special Flight Operations Certificate (“SFOC”) from Transport Canada, issued October 16th, 2020, for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (“BVLOS”) commercial drone delivery

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Resilient Autonomy Project Develops EVAA Software

Autonomous aircraft systems have the potential to save lives, and NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s Resilient Autonomy project is at the forefront of development. These advanced software systems are preventing air-to-ground collisions in piloted aircraft, and the project is now focusing on developments to prevent aircraft from colliding with other

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Cellular Communications from the Stratosphere

Deutsche Telekom and its technology partner Stratospheric Platforms Ltd conducted the world’s first successful demonstration of LTE/4G voice and data connectivity over a platform flying at the edge of the stratosphere and fully integrated into a commercial mobile network. Beginning of October, several test flights were carried out in Bavaria

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Successful Test Flight of Dutch Solar-Powered Drone

The first Dutch solar drone manufactured by Avy, performed a successful test flight at the end of this summer. The drone is equipped with custom solar foil developed by Wattlab to reflect and absorb more sunlight. The solar-powered prototype is designed to be used for urgent medical transport, support emergency

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Reno Fire Department Trials Drones for SAR Operations

Under the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP), earlier this week Iris Automation conducted a live drone flight demonstration for the City of Reno Fire Department of its Casia onboard Detect-and-Avoid (DAA) collision avoidance system, which enables safe beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS)

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FAA Launches Drone Safety Week – November 16-22

The Federal Aviation Administration will hold its second annual National Drone Safety Awareness Week, Nov. 16 to 22, 2020. The FAA is committed to ensuring the safety of the National Airspace System as we continue to integrate drones and other new technologies. Drone Safety Awareness Week is an opportunity for

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China’s Ace Pilots Lead Expansion of Agricultural Drones

Use of unmanned aerial vehicles or drones in agriculture is expanding in China at a speed unmatched in other countries thanks to advances in autonomous navigation technology and the presence of competent operators, or pilots, capable of filling gaps between functional capabilities and actual needs. On a hot day in

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Industry leaders Parrot and Pix4D unite to offer the most complete professional solutions with ANAFI USA

ANAFI USA and the Pix4D software suite now offer even more comprehensive and powerful solutions to respond to professionals’ ever-growing specific needs. Parrot, the leading European drone group, and Pix4D, the leading professional photogrammetry and drone mapping software company, are excited to announce the latest generation ANAFI USA drone is

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DJI Launches Effort To Debunk Myths About Data Governance

New “BUSTED” Blog Post Counters False Claims With Facts And References October 26, 2020 – DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today launched a new effort to debunk false claims about the company and its data governance practices on DJI’s ViewPoints blog. “BUSTED: Five Common

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Nexus Nine Enhanced CAA permissions

Nexus Nine Ltd is pleased to announce the granting of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) authorisations for conducting UAS operations, inlcuding: Extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS); Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS); Reduced Separation from third parties. Nexus Nine is now able to operate a range of Small Unmanned Aerial

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TEKEVER demonstrates Manned – Unmanned Teaming at AWE19

TAKEVER demonstrates AR4 platform on Salisbury Plain with new software to enhance mission planning and target detection with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory Dstl and the Army This Research Project developed new technologies to reduce operator burden in three key areas of Mission Planning, Mission Execution and Data Monitoring

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Ware Raises $2.5M for Warehouse Drone Technology

Ware, a technology startup deploying autonomous drones for warehouse inventory counting, has closed $2.5 million in seed-round funding, led by UP Partners, with participation from Bloomberg Beta, 2048 Ventures, Tom McInerney – angel investor in companies like Uber – and drone industry expert Adam Bry, CEO of Skydio. The funding

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Orange Belgium and Helicus Partner on Medical Drone Service

Orange Belgium’s 5G network is used to ensure that Helicus’ drones are supported by an extremely reliable connection with the ground control, when shipping medical supplies or human samples. Orange Belgium strongly believes in a relevant use of technology, for the benefit of all, and, since mobility issues represent a

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General Atomics Buys RUAG’s Dornier 228 Programme

RUAG International is selling maintenance, repair & operation for business aircraft and military helicopters, as well as the production of the Dornier 228 at the Oberpfaffenhofen location, to General Atomics Europe GmbH. Both companies signed a corresponding agreement on 30 September 2020. The new owner will take over all 450

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