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Rotorcraft Asia & Unmanned Systems Asia

We are less than 3 weeks away from Rotorcraft Asia and Unmanned Systems Asia 2019, taking place from 9 – 11 April 2019 at Changi Exhibition Centre, Singapore.

Visitors can experience first-hand the all new Urban Mobility Showcase which will demonstrate how the twin worlds of rotorcraft and unmanned technologies converge

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Birdseye AvA 2.4 RTK or PPK?? … Why not both?!

With today’s release of AvA 2.4, you have your choice: PPK or RTK+PPK. Plus we’ve added NTRIP-compatibility for RTK operations, allowing you to use your NTRIP-capable third party base station! Why PPK? We still believe that RTK is the superior solution for everyday survey-grade accuracy, but there are a few

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Sentera Announces Real-Time Analytics for FieldAgent

Scouts can sample 100x more points and achieve better field coverage than manual methods. Sentera FieldAgent now delivers instant plant population and weed pressure reports in the FieldAgent™ mobile app, while the drone is still in flight. Agriculture professionals can obtain up to 100 times more in-field measurements versus manual

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Russian Drone-Mounted Rifle C-UAS

Russia, whose forces have faced attacks from irregular groups using drones in Ukraine and Syria, is experimenting with a range of countermeasure approaches. On March 12, Russia’s Federal Service for Intellectual Property posted the registration of a novel counter-drone drone, an unmanned aerial interceptor vehicle built around a rifle. This

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NUAIR Continues UAS Performance Verification

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s release of the NPRM for Operations Over People last month highlights the significance of NUAIR’s recently completed ASTM parachute recovery system (PRS) standard test campaign. NUAIR recently partnered with Indemnis, the manufacturer of a UAS PRS that could be used during flights over people, to

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New VTOL UAV for Utilities, Wildlife and Disaster Inspection

To meet the growing demand for dedicated solutions in a wide range of drone enabled inspection tasks, Vertical Technologies have expanded their autonomous DeltaQuad Pro VTOL range with the DeltaQuad Pro #INSPECT. The DeltaQuad Pro #INSPECT exceeds all the specifications required for actionable inspection flights and is available with a

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HAPSMobile Hawk 30 to Start Flight Tests Soon

A secretive joint venture between SoftBank and U.S. aerospace company AeroVironment is poised to launch an experimental solar-powered drone to deliver connectivity for 5G and the Internet of Things. The Hawk 30 will have a curved “flying wing” design similar to a series of high-altitude solar drones that AeroVironment made

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AirMagic Drone Image-Editing Software

AirMagic is an AI-based app built specifically to enhance drone photos. It automatically detects the drone and camera used to take the images, applying lens corrections and other optimizations specific to that model, while also removing haze, enhancing the sky, boosting colors, and revealing details that were hidden. It’s available

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Chinese Startup Focusses on Agritech

Back in 2009 Justin Gong and a group of friends he calls “The Geeks” designed their first drone. For the 21-year-old Chinese business student, the prototype was a means to an end. As a freelance cameraman and passionate nature lover, he could use the technology to capture unique shots of

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Swarming Drone Hackathon Challenge

The UK’s Dstl (Defence Science & Technology Laboratory), in partnership with the AFRL (US Air Force Research Laboratory), are hosting the ‘Swarm and Search AI 2019 Fire Hack‘. Simultaneous competitions in the UK and US will explore new and more efficient ways to plan and execute complex drone searches and

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US Army Starts Manned-Unmanned Training Programme

The US Army launched a manned-unmanned aircraft teaming demonstration programme on 14 March which is intended to help rotorcraft pilots better coordinate with autonomous drones in combat. Called the Advanced Teaming Demonstration Programme (A-Team), manned-unmanned teaming systems that are engineered could be installed on the service’s new Future Vertical Lift

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Unifly Launches e-Identification and Drone Tracking

At the World ATM Congress in Madrid Unifly presented an e-Identification and tracking solution for drones. The device works in a completely independent fashion, with its own power source and sensors for position, altitude, temperature, pressure, speed and direction. As soon as the pilot attaches it to a drone, it

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Airbus’ Skyways Trials Shore-to-Ship Deliveries

Airbus has begun shore-to-ship trials in Singapore with its Skyways parcel delivery drone. Airbus claims that this marks the first time drone technology has been deployed in real port conditions to deliver a variety of small, time-critical maritime essentials to working vessels at anchorage. The maiden shore-to-ship delivery flight was

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Joint Statement by the Saudi Telcom Company and DroneShield

DroneShield has today released an ASX announcement with regards to a Memorandum of Understanding between DroneShield and Public Telecommunication Co (STC Specialized). Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Sydney, Australia; and Virginia, USA – The Public Telecommunication Co also known as STC Specialized(“STC Specialized”) and DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO or DRO.AU) (“DroneShield”),

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Vertical Technologies launches the DeltaQuad Pro #INSPECT for Utilities, Wildlife and Disaster Inspection

To meet the growing demand for dedicated solutions in a wide range of drone enabled inspection tasks, Vertical Technologies have expanded their autonomous DeltaQuad Pro VTOL range with the DeltaQuad Pro #INSPECT. The DeltaQuad Pro #INSPECT exceeds all the specifications required for actionable inspection flights and is available with a

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Betaflight CLI Explained

Betaflight CLI Explained

What is Betaflight CLI? CLI stands for command line interface, a configuration mode that gives users direct access to all the settings and parameters within the flight control firmware. CLI is a powerful tool, but can be daunting for less technical users. In this guide I

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