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Sagetech Avionics Gets US Air Force AFWERX Contract

Sagetech Avionics announced that it has received a U.S. Air Force Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract for the initial development phase of components for a type-certifiable detect-and-avoid (DAA) system. The resulting system will enable UAS to safety operate beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) in the National Airspace System (NAS).

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Parrot to Supply ANAFI USA Drones to French Armed Forces

Parrot, Europe’s leading drone group, was chosen by the Direction Générale de l’Armement (French defense procurement agency, DGA) to supply its ANAFI USA micro-drones to equip the three corps of the French Army (Air, Sea and Land), as part of its call for tenders launched last February. This success is

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GSA Removes Drones from Multiple Award Schedule Contracts

Drones/Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) have long operated on a limited basis in the national airspace primarily supporting public uses like military and border-security operations; but more recently they have expanded into the commercial arena to fulfill a myriad of uses. The increase of buying and usage of drones/UAS devices, referred

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Bantec’s Drone USA Receives Purchase Orders to Supply Atlantic City’s Fire and Emergency Management Department with Drones

Bantec, Inc. (OTCPINK: BANT) (“Bantec” or the “Company”), Bantec, Inc., a product and services company, announces that its subsidiary Drone USA received purchase orders to supply Atlantic City’s Fire and Emergency Management Departments with drones. Michael Bannon, Bantec’s Chairman and CEO, stated: “We are excited to supply Atlantic City’s Fire

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FAA Announces $5.8M in 33 UAS Research Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced $5.8 million in research, education and training grants to universities that comprise FAA’s Air Transportation Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE). “These universities

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Astra UTM to implement initial UTM services with Fintraffic Air Navigation Services

Astra UTM is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Fintraffic Air Navigation Services to implement the initial UTM-centric services in Finland. Astra UTM will be delivering the Situational Awareness and Briefing Facility systems for Fintraffic ANS’s Digital Business Platform which is a collaborative initiative under Traffic

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Union Robotics’ Mike Davis Receives FAA’s Highest Honor Award

Mike Davis, a member of the Advisory Board for Union Robotics, has received the Federal Aviation Administration’s highest honor award, the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award. The award recalls pioneering aviators Wilbur and Orville Wright, who conducted the first powered flight on Dec. 17th, 1903. The award recognizes professionalism, skill

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Mercury CTO Dr. Bill Conley Appointed to National Defense Industrial Association Central Georgia Chapter Board of Directors

Mercury Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), a leader in trusted, secure mission-critical technologies for aerospace and defense, announced that that Chief Technology Officer Dr. Bill Conley has been appointed to a six-year term on the Board of Directors of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Central Georgia Chapter. The defense

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Flight Controllers from ModalAI are the American-Made Brains Inside Inspired Flight Drones

By Chad Sweet, CEO, ModalAI Recent adjustments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) have impacted American companies that use foreign drones and drone parts. The government now bars certain agencies from procuring unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), flight controllers and components developed or manufactured in a covered foreign country, specifically

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Solar Panel Inspections in Hammer

Hammer is an adaptive flight automation platform for drone surveys and inspections. We support a large number of mission types on both mobile tablets through Hammer App and Desktop environments through Hammer Hub. Whatever the mission, Hammer can adapt to it and help you capture the best possible data. Tutorial

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AeroVironment to Acquire Arcturus UAV, Expanding Product Portfolio and Reach into Group 2 and 3 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Segments

AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems, and Arcturus UAV, Inc., a privately-held leading provider of Group 2 and 3 unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and services, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which AeroVironment will acquire Arcturus UAV for a total

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Joe, the Drone that Herds Cattle

The story of BeeFree Agro begins in a cattle ranch in the Galilee Heights. Like all farmers, we encountered economic and social changes that forced us to adapt. Initially using drones for visual surveillance, we quickly discovered that animals react to them. That’s how JOE was born. JOE is a

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Insitu to Pay $25M in Whistleblower Recycled Parts Fraud Case

Insitu Inc., headquartered in Bingen, Washington, has agreed to pay $25 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly submitting materially false cost and pricing data for contracts with the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and the Department of the Navy (Navy) to supply

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Cadillac Reveals VTOL Drone Concept at CES

At GM’s CES keynote, the company showed off a number of Cadillac vehicles, both real and imagined, to explain its vision for the future of transport. On the fantastic side, the company presented two concept vehicles that it says will exemplify its “halo portfolio.” First up is a single-seater drone,

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AeroVironment to Acquire Arcturus UAV

AeroVironment, Inc. and Arcturus UAV, Inc., a privately-held provider of Group 2 and 3 unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and services, announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which AeroVironment will acquire Arcturus UAV for a total purchase price of $405 million, including $355 million in cash and

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Parrot’s ANAFI USA: A Secure Drone Manufactured in the U.S.

Rodney Murray Professional Services Consultant at Skyward For some time, the commercial drone industry has seen an increasing demand for enterprise-grade drones manufactured in the United States. Whether due to concerns around security, privacy, or quality control, U.S.-made drones can alleviate some worries for drone pilots flying critical or sensitive

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ElectrifAi Announces Expansion of Machine Learning Model Offerings for Amazon SageMaker

ElectrifAi, one of the world’s leading companies in practical artificial intelligence (AI) and pre-built machine learning (ML) models, today announced expanded offerings of pre-built and pre-structured ML models for Amazon SageMaker, including models available from the Computer Vision and Image Analytics collections. Amazon SageMaker is a ML service from Amazon

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Kratos Gets $13M Task Order for Cost Optimized Turbojet Engine for Attritable UAVs

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. announced that Kratos’ Turbine Technologies Division (KTT) has been awarded a $12.7 million task order under its Advanced Turbine Technologies for Affordable Mission (ATTAM) ID/IQ contract. The program will be managed by the Turbine Engine Division of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL/RQT). The

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FAA Announces Final Rule for Reintroduction of Civil Supersonic Flight

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a final rule to facilitate the safe development of civil supersonic aircraft. The rule streamlines and clarifies procedures to obtain FAA approval for supersonic flight testing in the United States. “Today’s action is a significant step toward reintroducing

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