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Does LAANC have security issues?

Sent out yesterday, Thursday 5th December by the FAA. I will leave you dear sUAS News reader to join the dots. Bottom line though,don’t get airspace permissions for sensitive jobs via LAANC. From: Maria DiPasquantonio (Deputy Director for IPP) Subject: Data Security Dear Lead Participants, The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

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Developing a digital twin

Austin TX (SPX) Dec 06, 2019 –

In the not too distant future, we can expect to see our skies filled with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) delivering packages, maybe even people, from location to location.

In such a world, there will also be a digital twin for each UAV in the fleet:

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Bell XV-3 Convertiplane Promo Film – 1960

Film from the Bell Helicopter Archives. The Bell XV-3 (Bell 200) is an American tiltrotor aircraft developed by Bell Helicopter for a joint research program between the United States Air Force and the United States Army in order to explore convertiplane technologies. The XV-3 featured an engine mounted in the

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ISO Approved Drone Safety Standards Announced

The world’s first ISO approved drone standards have been announced by the International Organisation for Standardisation following a 12-month period of consultation with drone professionals, academics, businesses and the general public. Estimated to grow from USD 4 billion to USD 40 billion in the next five years , the global

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SkyGrid Approved by FAA as LAANC Supplier

SkyGrid, a Boeing, SparkCognition company, announced it has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a supplier of Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) services. Now a UAS Service Supplier (USS) of LAANC, the Austin-based company will accelerate its commitment to ensuring safe and secure integration of

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Drone Tech Startup EagleHawk Adds to Team

BUFFALO, NY – EagleHawk is pleased to announce the addition of Nick Mangiafesto to the team as Sales Development Representative. He has more than eight years of sales and development experience and most recently worked for Pointman in Buffalo as a Sales Development Representative. He holds a bachelor’s degree from

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Skyports raises £5.35 million in Series A funding

Skyports, the urban air mobility infrastructure provider and drone delivery operator, has raised £5.35 million in Series A funding. Jointly led by Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures (DBDV) and Groupe ADP, the round also includes significant new investment from Levitate Capital following their seed investment in the company in January

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Drones Guidance for the UAS Recognised Assessment Entity scheme

Requirements, administrative processes, instructions and guidance related to the operation of the Recognised Assessment Entity (RAE) scheme within the United Kingdom have been updated. Unmanned Aircraft System Operations in UK Airspace – The UK Recognised Assessment Entity (CAP722B) is intended for organisations that are, or wish to be, approved

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Stampede to Distribute Delair UX11 Drone

AMHERST, NEW YORK, December 5, 2019 —Stampede, the global leader in value-added distribution, today announced that it has been appointed to serve as a United States distribution partner by Delair, a leading provider of end-to-end visual intelligence solutions that enable enterprises to capture, manage and analyze their assets and turn

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Workhorse Sells SureFly

Workhorse Group Inc. an American technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective electric-mobility solutions to the transportation sector, announced that it has completed two separate business transactions with Moog Inc. (“Moog”), a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision control components and systems, involving Workhorse’s SureFly assets and

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UAVentures unveil smart autogyro

Very, very interesting. It’s been a while since I have seen a genuinely different platform and UAVentures seem to have hit the nail on the head with complex simplicity. Just watch the video, it looks like its meant to be in the air. This sort of thing is not simple

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DroneSentinel certified by CPNI

DroneShield’s DroneSentinel multi-sensor C-UAS system has been certified by the UK government’s Centre for Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI). The certifications allows for DroneSentinel to …

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Kongsberg Gets $27M German CUAS Contract

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) has entered into a contract with Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment (BAAINBw) to deliver a Counter Unmanned Aerial System (C-UAS) based on the PROTECTOR Remote Weapon Station. The contract worth 250 MNOK was won in an international bidding process. Germany is the first country

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Airbus & XAG First Drone Cargo Delivery in Guangzhou

The start of a limited delivery trial in Guangzhou, China, as part of the joint development of a drone cargo service, was announced today at XAG headquarters. This joint development agreement was originally signed July 2, 2019 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Dalian (China) by Dirk Hoke, CEO

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UAV Navigation Visionair Powers Safer Navigation

Predictive paths play a critical role in the overall performance of UAVs. After taking into account the challenges faced by industry professionals, UAV Navigation is all set to roll out upgrades to Visionair. As a cutting-edge flight control solution, Visionair has been the preferred solution, by some of the leading

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BVLOS Flights on Mobile Network with UgCS CC

5G Techritory, the Baltic Sea Region 5G ecosystem Forum, was opened with a unique demonstration – for the first time in the region, drone flight BVLOS (beyond the visual line of sight) was conducted on the mobile network, demonstrably switching from one base station to another. The drone was controlled

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Aerodyne Group acquires 60 pct stake in top US drone inspection company

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5 — Aerodyne Group has announced the acquisition of a controlling 60 per cent interest in the services business of Measure UAS Inc, one of the leading aerial intelligence companies in the United States. The Malaysian-headquartered international Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven, drone-based solutions provider said a new business

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DRONERESPONDERS Releases New Guidance for Public Safety UAS Flight Training and Operations

Research findings outline key steps drone program managers can take to certify remote pilots and improve safety GAITHERSBURG, MD – DRONERESPONDERS – the world’s fastest growing non-profit organization supporting public safety UAS, has released new research findings designed to help improve efficacy and safety surrounding public safety drone operations.

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SkyWatch.AI Drone Insurance Launches Partnership with ParaZero Drone Safety Systems to Benefit Safer Drone Pilots

SkyWatch.AI Drone Insurance, a prominent risk-assessment and InsurTech platform for the drone industry and ParaZero, the leading developer of advanced drone safety systems, announced today a collaboration that will allow drone pilots, using the SafeAir Parachute to receive reduced rates on their drone insurance. The companies have teamed up in

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The World’s First ISO Approved Drone Safety Standards announced today

Today the world’s first ISO approved drone standards have been announced by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) following a 12-month period of consultation with drone professionals, academics, businesses and the general public. The final publication of these new international safety and quality Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are

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Sentera Announces Mavic™ 2 Pro Double 4K Upgrade

Sentera have announced the availability of its Double 4K precision agriculture sensor on DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone. This offering provides Double 4K quality at entry-level pricing, expanding data collection options for ag professionals and growers. Several system configurations are available including collection of normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI), normalized

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DJI joins Memphis partners in FAA drone pilot program

Memphis, TN – DJI, a global company specializing in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, has joined the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) at Memphis International Airport. DJI joins several local participants involved in the Memphis program, including the City of Memphis,

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The journey continues with Wisk

Wisk is a new company established in 2019 as a joint venture between The Boeing Company and Kitty Hawk Corporation. This strategic partnership brings together the innovation of Kitty Hawk with Boeing’s scale and aerospace expertise. Headquartered in Mountain View, CA with locations in Atlanta, GA and New Zealand,

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Terra Drone Inspects Flare Stacks

Terra Drone Indonesia, a group company of Japan-based Terra Drone Corporation, has conducted drone-based visual inspections of onshore flare stacks for energy major Chevron (PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia). The drone-based flare stack inspection was done in Duri field, one of the largest production fields in Rokan PSC, Sumatra. Using a

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SkySkopes Launches New Oil and Gas Subsidiary

SkySkopes, one of the top five UAS flight operators in the UAS industry, has spun off a new company for UAS-related oilfield operations called SkySkopes Oil & Gas LLC. With a significant amount of UAS flight experience in the Bakken and Permian basins, SkySkopes launches this new division as

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