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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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TAI Aksungur Flies 28 Hours with Full Ammunition

Aksungur, a domestically produced medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), completed a 28-hour-long flight last Thursday. It was the first time the aircraft flew with a payload at an altitude of 20,000 feet (6,096 meters). TAI announced the new achievement on Twitter. “Aksungur, the

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Aero Med Helicopter in Near Miss with Drone

A Spectrum Health Aero Med helicopter had a near collision with a drone while landing at Butterworth Hospital. The drone was hovering over the rooftop landing site when the aircraft landed. The device dropped low enough to be captured by an Aero Med crew member. The owner is unknown. Aero

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Rooftop Skylight Hatches for Drone Deliveries

“Smart” delivery hatches built into homes are being developed so that parcels can be delivered by drone. The skylight hatches could be both fitted or designed into the roofs of homes so customers can receive packages even when they are out. Start-up Idu Group hopes the innovation can help cut

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FAA Publishes Rule on Type Certification of Certain UAS

The Federal Aviation Administration has announced its policy for the type certification of certain unmanned aircraft systems as a special class of aircraft. This policy is effective September 18, 2020. In 2012, Congress passed the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112-95). Section 332 of Public Law

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Sensonor STIM318

STIM318 is a small, tactical grade, low weight, high-performance non-GPS aided Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) with greatly improved accelerometer performance. It contains 3 highly accurate MEMS gyros, 3 ultra-high stability accelerometers and 3 inclinometers. The IMU is factory calibrated and compensated for temperature effects over its entire operating temperature range.

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Aerodyne Group partners with Al-Babtain LeBlanc to transform Middle East drone inspections

Aerodyne Group is teaming up with the Middle East’s leading infrastructure provider and system integrator, Al-Babtain LeBlanc, to accelerate the adoption of drone-based solutions in the region. Aerodyne Group, a Malaysia-headquartered international DT3 (Drone Tech, Data Tech, and Digital Transformation) solutions provider and Al-Babtain LeBlanc, a leading Middle East-based system

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Flock – UAV Sales Manager

At Flock we’re reinventing commercial insurance from the ground up. We use cutting edge technology to price, insure, and mitigate fleet risks, and having soared to dominance in the UK drone industry we’ve now set our sights on becoming the go-to insurer for the connected and autonomous world. We’re doing

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UK CAA – Innovation Services Specialist

Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum depending on experience Contract type: Permanent We are the UK’s aviation regulator and recognised as a world leader in its field. Our activities are diverse, enabling the aviation industry to meet the highest safety standards, and we pride ourselves on our ability to adapt

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Pix4D announces Pix4Dmatic: accurate, faster photogrammetry on a larger scale

Today​, ​photogrammetry leader Pix4D is announcing the commercial release of Pix4Dmatic: the digital photogrammetry software for accurate and fast corridor and large scale mapping. Pix4Dmatic has been created to suit an evolving demand as professionals map bigger and bigger areas around the world. Projects that would have previously been mapped

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ideaForge raises the bar with the launch of its survey-grade micro drone, RYNO UAV, with truly cutting-edge performance and accuracy

Mumbai, India – September 22, 2020: ideaForge, India’s largest manufacturer of drones for defence, homeland security, and industrial applications, has launched its new drone RYNO, a micro category (<2 kg) survey-grade drone designed and specialized for high accuracy mapping applications. It enables users to perform highly efficient land survey operations

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STAEREA to supply Microdrones Surveying Equipment in Spain.

Rome, NY –STAEREA, a company dedicated to Aerial Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing through the use of drones, has partnered with Microdrones to become a distributor in Spain. Precision agriculture and topography are two sectors that STAEREA specializes in, using drones to capture terrain variability, three-dimensional modelling, and the measurement and

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Eagle Tree to close

After nearly 18 years of having fun with fellow pilots, Eagle Tree will be closing. We will continue to take orders via our webshop (for in-stock items) through September 30, 2020. Warranty service will continue through October 31, 2020. For warranty service

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General Atomics nets $7.4B MQ-9 Reaper contract with U.S. Air Force

Washington DC (UPI) Sep 18, 2020 –

A $7.4 billion contract between the U.S. Air Force and General Atomics, announced this week, will field MQ-9 Reaper drones faster, the Air Force said.

The five-year Agile Reaper Enterprise Solution contract for the unmanned surveillance, intelligence, reconnaissance and strike-capability aircraft was awarded on Thursday.

It

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France sees joint European drone project launched this year

Paris (AFP) Sept 16, 2020 –

France is confident that a deal on developing a joint European military drone project will be signed this year, after the conclusion of tough price negotiations with manufacturers, the defence ministry said Wednesday.

“A few small details” still need to be worked out, but “we’re

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