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4GD and Parrot Announce Strategic Partnership

4GD, Close-combat immersive specialist 4GD has entered into a strategic partnership with Parrot, the European drone group. Under the partnership, Parrot’s ANAFI USA drone will be integrated into 4GD’s synthetic training environment, giving users the ability to train for unmanned flight operations in a way that exactly replicates live missions.

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Morocco Receives First Batch of Turkish Combat Drones

The unofficial page of the Moroccan Armed Forces on Facebook, Far-Maroc, reported that Morocco received the first batch of Turkish Bayraktar TB2 combat drones. Local Moroccan media said that Rabat ordered 13 Bayraktar TB2 drones in April following a $70 million signed contract with the private Turkish company Baykar. Baykar

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Delta Drone Signs Agri-Tech Deal with Corteva

Drones-as-a-service provider Delta Drone International has secured a contract with major producer of seeds for agriculture, Corteva Agriscience RSA (Pty) Ltd (Corteva) in South Africa, adding to the Company’s growing multi-national customer base. The eight-month, fixed-term contract, worth A$150,000 was signed after Delta Drone International successfully provided its leading drones-as-a-service

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Bristow Orders up to 100 Eve eVTOLs

Eve Urban Air Mobility, LLC, an Embraer company, and Bristow Group Inc., a global supplier of vertical flight solutions, announced a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to develop an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) for Eve’s electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The partnership will develop an Urban Air

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Airbus Reveals Next Generation of CityAirbus

Airbus has announced plans for a new CityAirbus at the Company’s first #AirbusSummit on “Pioneering Sustainable Aerospace” as the emerging Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market begins to firm up. Ushering in the next generation of CityAirbus, the fully electric vehicle is equipped with fixed wings, a V-shaped tail, and eight

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Red Cat Holdings Subsidiary Skypersonic Receives NASA Contract

Red Cat Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: RCAT) (“Red Cat” or the “Company”), a hardware-enabled software provider to the drone industry, today announces its subsidiary, Skypersonic, Inc., a leader in Confined Space drone technology, has been awarded a five-year contract with NASA to provide drone and rover software, hardware and support for

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Airspace Link Partners with MissionGO for life-saving drone deliveries

Airspace Link Inc., a leading North American provider of safer, scalable drone solutions, is partnering with MissionGO, a leader in unmanned aircraft systems production & operations, to launch data-driven processes for informing safe flight planning decisions of time-critical organ deliveries and time-sensitive medical cargo. The team’s goal is to perform

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BT trials drone and AI technology with the Port of Southampton in association with Associated British Ports and RoboK

BT has successfully completed an automated drone trial at the Port of Southampton in partnership with Associated British Ports (ABP) and RoboK. The trial demonstrated a drone flying over the port’s vehicle inventory lot, with images captured and fed into an artificial intelligence (AI) powered system to track and analyse

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CASA – New transport safety reporting requirements reflect growing importance of remotely piloted aircraft

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau will be better able to assess safety issues and monitor trends in the operation of remotely piloted aircraft (or drones), thanks to new reporting requirements. On 30 September 2021, the Transport Safety Investigation Regulations 2003 will be repealed and replaced by the new Transport Safety

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Hughes Defense conducts first of its kind multi-orbit demonstration for resilient, secure UAV connectivity

Germantown MD (SPX) Sep 24, 2021 –

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) and SES has announced the successful first demonstration of a new multi-orbit satellite communications capability for remotely piloted aircraft. Conducted for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), the demonstration paired Hughes HM series software-defined modems and Resource Management System

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‘Armed drone’ attack on Arbil airport, Iraq

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Armed drones attacked Arbil international airport, which lies near the US consulate in this northern Iraq city, Kurdish security forces said in a statement Saturday.

“There are no victims in the attack carried out by two armed drones,” said the statement.

The airport, which is

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4GD and Parrot Announce Strategic Partnership

4GD, Close-combat immersive specialist 4GD has entered into a strategic partnership with Parrot, the leading European drone group. Under the partnership, Parrot’s ANAFI USA drone will be integrated into 4GD’s synthetic training environment, giving users the ability to train for unmanned flight operations in a way that exactly replicates live

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Successful Anti-Drone System Test at Hamburg Airport

On 22 September, the interception of a non-cooperative drone was successfully demonstrated for the first time in a field test at Hamburg Airport as part of the FALKE project, funded by the BMVI (Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure). The unauthorised intrusion of drones or Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

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WZ-7 High-Altitude Reconnaissance Drone at Airshow China

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force will for the first time display the WZ-7 high-altitude reconnaissance drone at the Airshow China 2021, to be held in Zhuhai, South China’s Guangdong Province, from September 28 to October 3, a spokesperson at the PLA Air Force announced. As one of

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Turkey Shows Off with Drone Display at Istanbul’s Teknofest

With both transportation and entry free of charge, it would be no wonder if this years’ edition reached the two million Teknofest attendees of 2019. Despite organisers claims that the festival showcases civilian technology above all, the fighter jets get the most attention, especially the drones developed by the Bayraktar

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Delta Drone International (DLT)L signs agri-tech deal with Corteva

● New contract with major producer of seeds for agriculture, Corteva Agriscience RSA (Pty) Ltd (Corteva) in South Africa adds to DLT’s growing multi-national customer base● Full-time drone pilot and plant analytics contract builds on two-year relationship between the companies in the region● Contract to commence on 1 October 2021

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PDRL’s AeroGCS to prevent Misuse of Indian Drones through NPNT solution

PDRL’s AeroGCS software is being used by majority of Indian drone manufacturers to get NPNT compliance Recent newsflash on airbase by drones has pulled public attention and raised concerns for security forces, individuals as well as entities using drones for business purposes. Certainly, the mishappening has caused irreversible damage, and

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EmbraerX and Pyka team up to accelerate the future of autonomous agriculture aeroplanes

EmbraerX, the disruptive innovation arm of Embraer, and Pyka, an Oakland-based startup working at the forefront of autonomous aviation, today announced a partnership to accelerate the future of autonomous aerial agriculture operations. The collaboration is focused on technology, certification, operations, and future commercialization of Pyka’s Pelican, a 100% electric and

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PG&E UAV Flight Operations Manager

Vacaville, CA, US, 95688 Requisition ID # 110780 Job Category : Transportation Job Level : Manager/Principal Business Unit: Shared Services Job Location : Vacaville Department OverviewShared Services is focused on ensuring the safe and reliable services to all of our Line of Business partners. Aviation Services provides transportation

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Logos Technologies unveils MicroKestrel Wide-Area Sensor for tethered UAS

World’s smallest wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) system, MicroKestrel delivers persistent surveillance to a whole new group of military and homeland security sensor operations Logos Technologies LLC, a leader in wide-area motion imagery (WAMI), announced today that it will be unveiling its new MicroKestrel sensor for small, tethered, multirotor-type unmanned aerial

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Lockheed P-38 Lightning Documentary

Of the three outstanding U.S. Army Air Corps fighters of World War II (the others being the P-47 Thunderbolt and the P-51 Mustang), the Lockheed P-38 was the first to fly by almost two and a half years. Built by the Lockheed Aircraft Company, it was designed to a 1937

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Hughes and SES Demonstrate First Multi-Orbit SATCOM for Remotely Piloted Aircraft

Hughes Network Systems, LLC and SES have announced the successful first demonstration of a new multi-orbit satellite communications (SATCOM) capability for remotely piloted aircraft. Conducted for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), the demonstration paired Hughes HM series software-defined modems and Resource Management System (RMS) with SES’s satellites that operate

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