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From Vision to Reality – Next Level of UAS Operations

In the past two years, UAV DACH e.V. succeeded in establishing its reputation for organizing high-quality conferences for an international audience interested in the sociological, political and technical aspects of unmanned aviation. UAV DACH e.V. is now going to continue and we cordially invite you to join us at

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ANRA Technologies Launches MissionManager for Energy, Telecom, and Construction Industries

ANRA Technologies, a leader in UAS Traffic Management (UTM), today announced the release of ANRA MissionManager™. Building upon years of experience developing and deploying its drone operations software platform, MissionManager is the only turnkey drone operations solution that integrates fleet management, compliance, risk mitigation, flight automation, data capture, and analysis

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NATO Builds Prototype C-UAS Machine

Experts at the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency have built an experimental prototype system to detect, identify and localize small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) using low-cost commercial devices and machine learning. The ARTEMIS system (Advanced Recognition Tool using Electromagnetic (EM) waves for Identifying unmanned aerial Systems) uses advanced techniques

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Everdrone Expands Defibrillator Delivery to Denmark

Everdrone recently announced that its drones are now being used to deliver Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to the scene of cardiac arrests in real-world emergencies – a unique first-of-its-kind project. The service, currently reaching 80,000 residents in the Gothenburg area, is part of a collaboration with Sweden’s national emergency call

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Drones to Light Up Dark Accident Sites in UAE

The Abu Dhabi Civil Defence is exploring the possibility of using drones to light up pitch-black accident sites. Recently, the team carried out an experiment to see how this innovative solution could work. Lt-Col Omar Salem Al Shehhi explained that the experiment took about three minutes, with the drone flown

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GA-ASI Awarded Contract to Upgrade RPA for ANG

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has been awarded a $13.5 million contract to upgrade MQ-9 Block 1 and Block 5 Remotely Piloted Aircraft for the Air National Guard (ANG). The procurement includes Generator Power Distribution Modules (GPDM) and kits to integrate the Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) pod, LITENING

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Hand Held C-UAS System from France

French company CERBAIR is seeking overseas customers for its new Chimera man-portable counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS), which is designed to address small-UAS (sUAS) threats. According to the company, the Chimera is designed to be a highly mobile and easy-to-operate all-weather C-UAS combining sUAS detection, localisation, and neutralisation features. It can

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New Aerial Surveillance Capabilities with IMSAR’s NSP-7 Synthetic Aperture Radar on a Primoco UAV One 150

IMSAR and Primoco UAV have successfully performed integration and preliminary flight testing of the NSP-7 Synthetic Aperture Radar on the Primoco One 150 UAV. Live flight tests in the Czech Republic verified the aircraft performance and confirmed flight endurance of up to 10 hours. With the SAR radar installed on

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COVID Response: Drone Service Providers to the Rescue

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – As industries across the globe come to grips with the “new normal” of a COVID-19 challenges, drone service providers (DSP) are launching new levels of innovation across a range of public and commercial sectors. Last year, Barclays projected drones will lower costs by $100 billion across

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US Air Force to Test Weapons Swarming Software in October

US Air Force researchers in October will test whether a software version of the service’s developmental weapons swarm can make its way through a combat mission and reroute itself as conditions change. The demonstration is part of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Golden Horde initiative, a high-profile project to create

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Sonin Hybrid unveils revolutionary 140mph+ drone built exclusively for first responders

Atlanta-based drone manufacturer Sonin Hybrid has just unveiled a revolutionary 140MPH+ drone (with FAA waiver) built exclusively for first responders. The Sonin Hybrid Recruit has a fully-equipped flight time over three hours and can reach speeds over three times faster than most of the fastest commercial drones available today. As

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Verizon deploys remote network-connected drone during Big Hollow Wildfire

Federal Aviation Administration grants special waiver to allow civilian operations to inspect critical communications infrastructure in the U.S. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted Skyward, A Verizon company, a temporary waiver that allows company pilots to fly the Percepto Sparrow drone from their homes to inspect critical communications infrastructure near

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Blue Blocks Montessori School from India files a record 5 patents for student Inventions in Drones

Barely nine months since the launch of their Drone Research and Innovation Centre, Blue Blocks Montessori School, Hyderabad has filed for a record 5 patents for Inventions in Drones designed by their young students. The slew of innovations has been made possible by young inventors to tackle new-age challenges faced

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Flock appointed as BIBA drone scheme provider

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has launched a new member drone scheme with specialist broker Flock, offering easy to access and flexible cover for commercial drones such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The new scheme is underwritten by leading aviation underwriters

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Caged Drone Explores Depths of Greenland Ice Caves

Flyability’s indoor drone technology was recently used by a team of researchers to explore and document some of the deepest ice caves in the world, located in Greenland. The expedition was sponsored by apparel company Moncler and took place over two weeks in 2018 on the Greenland ice sheet,

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Drone Crashes into Wind Turbine near Bristol

A drone was destroyed when it crashed into a wind turbine at a sewage treatment works in an ‘extremely rare’ incident. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch carried out an investigation into the incident at the Bristol sewage treatment works in Avonmouth on March 5 this year. The report by the

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South Korea Tests Drone Food Delivery Service

South Korea has tested an autonomous drone food delivery service amid rising demand for non-contact services during the COVID-19 pandemic, the transport ministry announced. In a test held in the administrative city of Sejong, some 130 kilometers southeast of Seoul, five drones delivered meals and other products to people at

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Aerodyne Partners with Al-Babtain LeBlanc on Middle East Drone Inspections

Aerodyne Group, a Malaysia-headquartered international DT3 (Drone Tech, Data Tech, and Digital Transformation) solutions provider and Al-Babtain LeBlanc, a Middle East-based system integrator and provider of telecom, security, power, and mobility infrastructure, are joining forces to collaborate on the development of drone solutions for telecommunication, defense, and security sectors. The

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Matternet Expands Operations to Asia Through Drone Delivery Partnership with Japan Airlines

Today, Matternet, developer of the world’s leading urban drone logistics platform, announced it is expanding operations to Asia through a new business partnership with Japan Airlines (JAL). The partnership is to deploy the Matternet M2 drone system in Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s new “drone logistics business development project”, and utilize the

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Dronut Puts the Propellers Inside

A Boston startup is giving drones a new look that could make a big difference in security and safety. Cleo Robotics is putting the propellers inside. “What we’ve done is a leap forward in technology and capability,” said Omar Eleryan, the chief executive officer of Cleo Robotics, which is housed

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INS-DU – Dual Antenna, GPS-Aided Inertial Navigation System

Inertial Labs Releases U-Blox Based, Low-Cost GPS-Aided Inertial Navigation System, INS-DU with Accurate Positioning and Dual Antenna Heading. The new INS-DU delivers high accuracy RTK position for Air, Land, and Marine Applications. Paeonian Springs, VA: The new INS-DU is a high performance strapdown system that determines position, velocity, and absolute

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Fujitsu Support Competition 2020/2021

We are delighted to announce that the Fujitsu Future Support Challenge Competition has been re-opened. The competition will be running to an adjusted timeline and format taking into account limitations on face to face events. Now in its 11th year the Fujitsu Future Support Challenge Competition seeks to encourage innovative

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MissionGO Completes Longest Organ Delivery Flight via Unmanned Aircraft in Las Vegas

MissionGO, a provider of unmanned aviation solutions that are transforming logistics, and Nevada Donor Network, an organ procurement organization (OPO) serving the state of Nevada, today announced two successful test flights carrying a human organ and tissue via an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) on Sept. 17. The first flight transported

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US Air Force Reveals NGAD Aircraft has Flown

The US Air Force’s Next Generation Air Dominance combat aircraft, intended to complement or succeed the F-22 and F-35 in the air superiority role, has already flown, having been rapidly prototyped through modern digital design, Air Force acquisition chief Will Roper revealed. Roper made the revelation at the end of

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Kratos Expands Production Capacity Ready for Air Force Contract

Kratos Defense, a manufacturer of military tactical and training drones, expanded its footprint in Oklahoma City. The San Diego-based defense contractor increased the size of its operation here by 50%, and now uses over 150,000 square feet at the Will Rogers Business Park. Steve Fendley, president of Kratos’ unmanned systems

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