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Airflow and Honeywell partner to develop Electric Short Takeoff and Landing (eSTOL) Aircraft

Partnership to explore utilizing Honeywell’s IntuVue RDR-84K detect-and-avoid radar system on Airflow’s industry-first eSTOL aircraft Airflow, Inc., an aerospace company building a next-gen electric Short Takeoff and Landing (eSTOL) aircraft, today announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Honeywell International Inc. to explore integrating Honeywell’s IntuVue RDR-84K radar system onto

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KAI Reveals Unmanned Light Armed Helicopter

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has revealed its concept for an unmanned version of the Light Armed Helicopter (LAH) it is developed for the Republic of Korea Army (RoKA). The manufacturer featured the unmanned version of the LAH as part of its wider portfolio of future unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) showcased

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Snowdonia Aerospace ‘Not-Spot’ Solution Wins Innovation Award for Social Impact

Snowdonia Aerospace LLP has announced that its Connected Places Catapult (CPC) Drone Technology Research & Innovation Grant (D-TRIG) project, “Dragon’s Roar” (“Rhuo Ddraig”), has been selected as the winner of the Chief Scientific Advisor’s Innovation Award for Social Impact at the recent UK Department of Transport (DFT) Innovation Expo. “Dragon’s

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AgEagle Unveils the MicaSense RedEdge-P Drone Sensor

Doubling the Resolution and Capture Rate of the Market-Leading RedEdge-MX™, and Unleashing Extensive, Highly Precise Data Analysis Capabilities for Agriculture, Forestry and Land Management Drone Programs AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc. (NYSE American: UAVS) (“AgEagle” or the “Company”), an industry-leading provider of full-stack drones, sensors and software, today announced the

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SoftBank Corp. and HAPSMobile contribute to ITU-R’s “HAPS Radiowave Propagation Prediction Method” global standard

SoftBank Corp. (“SoftBank”) and its subsidiary HAPSMobile Inc. (“HAPSMobile”) developed a new global model that can estimate radio wave interference at high altitudes and enable the design of network area coverage for High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) stratospheric-based wireless communication systems. The new model was added as a part of

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Volta Power Systems and Draxxon partner on first fully electric sUAS command centre

Draxxon releases the industry’s first fully-electric towable mobile command center, powered by a Volta Power Systems lithium-ion power system. Volta Power Systems, a leading supplier of auxiliary advanced energy systems, partnered with specialty vehicle manufacturer Draxxon on their DX-816 fully electric towable command centre, the first of its kind in

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Enabling LTE/4G/5G connectivity in DJI drones

Flying drones over long distances or scanning large areas is always challenging. One of the biggest problems is the limited drone communication range. Of course, a drone can fly along the route pre-developed in UgCS, but receiving drone telemetry or sending commands over long distances is not always possible. For

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Fleetonomy.ai demonstrates autonomous delivery of military resupply

Autonomous Last Mile Resupply – a challenge everyone faces in diverse operational conditions. We at Fleetonomy.ai have experimented this together with Thales Defence, GRIFF Aviation AS, Avartek, HIPPO Multipower and Domo Tactical Communications (DTC) using autonomous unmanned aerial and ground vehicles e.g. UAVs and UGVs for tactical resupply missions. In

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“Urban Blue”, a company for the international development of urban air mobility launches

Aeroporti di Roma, Aeroporto di Venezia, Aeroports de la Cote d’Azur and Aeroporto Guglielmo Marconi di Bologna together for the building and management of vertiports Urban Blue, a project focused on sustainable mobility set up by Aeroporti di Roma, Aeroporto di Venezia, Aeroports de la Cote d’Azur and Aeroporto Guglielmo

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Nextcore Launches Next-Generation Lumos UAV LiDAR

Lumos delivers new capabilities for height and accuracy and is compatible with most popular drones. Nextcore today announces the launch of its most advanced UAV LiDAR product ever, the Lumos. Nextcore Lumos is a next-generation drone-mounted LiDAR payload designed to be lighter, more accurate and more powerful than anything in

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H3 Dynamics launches world’s most advanced drone charging station, targets automation of the global drone services industry

• Agnostic to drone hardware & software, DBX opens to aerial analytics from around the world• UTM-ready & 5G-enabled, DBX is the first real step towards larger UAM vertiports of the future SINGAPORE, PARIS, AUSTIN – October, 2021 – H3 Dynamics announces the launch of DBX-G7, a brand new vertiport

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Skyfire Selected as Official Parrot Certified Training Partner

Skyfire Consulting (Skyfire) (skyfireconsulting.com), the most trusted and experienced public safety UAS consulting group, today announced it has teamed up with Parrot, the leading European drone group, to offer its world-class drone training as one of the first Official Parrot Certified training partners for professional users across the public safety,

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Flytrex Expands On-Demand Drone Food Delivery Service to Holly Springs, North Carolina

Flytrex, a leader in on-demand drone delivery for food and retail, today announced the expansion of its drone delivery service to Holly Springs, North Carolina. In partnership with Causey Aviation Unmanned, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), The Town of Holly Springs, and Kite

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DroneBase raises $20 Million to fuel continued rapid expansion in renewable energy and global growth

Growth Round led by Euclidean Capital, includes previous investors Union Square Ventures, Upfront Ventures, Energy Transition Ventures, Hearst Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital and Valor Equity Partners Less than five months after closing $12.5M in its Series C round, DroneBase, the leader in Intelligent Aerial Imaging, has raised another $20

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Unveiling HexTruck: Battery-swapping drone-dock integrated with a pickup truck

San Jose, California (USA), October, 2021: In collaboration with FlytBase, Miami-based autonomous drone dock manufacturer Hextronics are releasing HexTruck — avehicle-mountable drone hangar for automated mobile inspection and public safetyoperations — on Thursday, October 28, at 11:00 CST. To learn more and to register for the event, visit https://flytnow.com/flytlaunch/hextruck/ The

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ANRA Enters Japanese Market with Drone Delivery

ANRA Technologies, a supplier of integrated airspace, mission management and delivery systems for uncrewed aircraft, has announced its engagement in live drone flights over Japan, showcasing its airspace management and drone delivery software platforms as part of a project led by NEDO (National Institute of New Energy and Industrial Technology

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MQ-4C Tritons Complete First Deployment to Japan

Two MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems returned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, following a deployment to NAF Misawa. The deployment of VUP-19 and their two MQ-4C Triton to Japan helped to develop the concept of operations, including expeditionary basing, and fleet learning associated with high-altitude, long-endurance systems operations in

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H3 Dynamics Launches UTM-Ready Drone Charging Station

H3 Dynamics has announced the launch of DBX-G7, a brand new vertiport system for autonomous drone operations. Smarter, faster, and multi-modal with 5G and 4G, DBX was designed to scale on-going digitization efforts in safety compliance, maintenance and crisis management. Applications range from smart cities across Asia to various types

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On the horizon: drone spies coming to UK skies

In the last few months Drone Wars and UK Drone Watch have organised protests outside RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire and RAF Lossiemouth in North East Scotland. We were protesting the decision to allow US arms manufacturer General Atomics to conduct experimental flights of their SkyGuardian drone in UK airspace. SkyGuardian

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Boots on the Ground or Drones in the Air?

Allen Geomatics helps compare the differences between traditional and Drone LiDAR surveying methods Rome, NY- Down to Earth, a surveying reality series, heads into the woods of North Carolina to compare traditional and drone surveying methods on a 15-acre design survey for a development project. In these 4 informative episodes,

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Dublin Airport Air Traffic Services to deploy Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM Enterprise Platform

Madrid, Spain: Altitude Angel, the world’s most trusted UTM (Unified Traffic Management) technology provider, chose the CANSO Executive Summit taking place in Madrid to announce Dublin Airport is to become the latest airport to date to deploy its next-generation airspace management solution – GuardianUTM Enterprise Launched in March of this

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Leonardo’s AWHero Rotary UAS Gets Military Certification in Italy

Leonardo’s AWHero RUAS (Rotary Uncrewed Aerial System) has received basic military certification from Italy’s DAAA (Direzione degli Armamenti Aeronautici e per l’Aeronavigabilità), the Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness. This achievement marks the world’s first military certification for a RUAS in the 200kg class. AWHero’s design, development, production and support

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Korean Air Partners with Insitu for UAV Development

Korean Air Lines Co., South Korea’s biggest carrier, announced that it has partnered with Boeing to jointly develop an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in preparation for future mobility demand. Korean Air signed a memorandum of understanding with Boeing’s subsidiary Insitu for technical cooperation to develop a lightweight and modularized tactical

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UK Tests Raytheon’s High-Energy Laser C-UAS Weapon

Raytheon UK has been awarded a demonstrator contract to provide a High-Energy Laser Weapon System, or HELWS, to the UK Ministry of Defence. Raytheon UK will deliver the MOD’s high-energy laser demonstrator to show the application of directed energy weapons technology to help protect the UK armed forces from unmanned

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Canada Hospitals Test Drones for Lung Transplant Transport

Unither Bioelectronics has set its sights on transforming the way we think of transplantable organ transportation, either donor organs or manufactured organs. In September 2021, in a proof-of-concept flight, the company transferred donor lungs for transplant between two hospitals using its proprietary aerial drone organ transportation technologies. The few minutes

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