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Drones and urban air mobility – the opportunities and risks for European local authorities

Have you heard about our upcoming webinar; European Local Authorities and the UAM challenge: Responsibilities, Risks & Opportunities taking place on 3 March 2021 at 11.00-12.00 GMT/12.00-13.00 CET yet? We have a panel of legal, local authority and industry experts to discuss how cities, towns and other local government bodies

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SPH Engineering, Velos Rotors partnership augments the first single rotor helicopter taking off, surveying

SPH Engineering announced that the Velos UAV helicopter has passed field tests to become the first single rotor helicopter supported by the UgCS software. UgCS now enables Velos helicopter professionals to use Velos for photogrammetry and LiDAR drone surveying missions. UgCS is now able to support the twin-engine telemetry providing

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Schiebel Receives First Light UAS Operator Certificate in Europe for CAMCOPTER S-100 from Austro Control

Schiebel is the first Unmanned Air System (UAS) operator in Europe to receive the organisational approval certificate – Light UAS Operator Certificate (LUC) for its CAMCOPTER S-100 from Austro Control. Under the new European Union (EU) regulatory framework for civil UAS operators, it is possible to receive a LUC by

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AeroVironment Acquires AI Firm Intelligent Systems Group

AeroVironment, Inc. announced that it has acquired Progeny Systems Corporation’s Intelligent Systems Group (ISG), a leader in the development of artificial intelligence-enabled computer vision, machine learning and perceptive autonomy technologies and provider of related services to United States government customers. The acquisition will significantly accelerate AeroVironment’s development of advanced

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Airbus Shows Cargo Plane Drone Launcher

Airbus has just released a video showing an aerial target drone inside an A400M. The development of the UAV Launcher project has been performed in a non-traditional way This project is the result of a cooperation between Airbus as A400M integrator, Geradts GmbH for the launcher and SFL GmbH from

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Drone Tour of Porsche Museum in Stuttgart

In 2020, the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany was forced to close its doors to visitors. It reopened last May and meanwhile has been obliged to close again, but it will reopen on March 9. For those who won’t be able to visit due to travel restrictions, Porsche has provided

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Asylon Welcomes Former FAA Acting Administrator Dan Elwell Onto Advisory Board

Drone and robotic security company continues to work with industry leaders Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — Asylon, Inc., an American unmanned aerial system (UAS) and robotic perimeter security company, is pleased to announce former United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Deputy and Acting Administrator Daniel K. Elwell as an official member of

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Is It Time For A FAA Drone Advisory Committee Restart?

After watching the episode of the FAA DAC, February 24, I have to wonder if the“stakeholders” have finally lost touch with reality? I have also decided to change tactand go full-frontal on the issues and “work” accomplished by the FAA and those justtrotted out. The stakeholders can’t get the FAA

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EuroUSC SAMWISE Pro

EuroUSC Italia launches SAMWISE Pro, the first web-based tool to conduct risk analysis of drone operations following the SORA methodology: an easy, fast and cost-efficient online solution to comply with the new EASA regulation for Specific category drone operations which entered into force on the 1st January 2021. Opening with

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GA-ASI and GKN Aerospace Expand Strategic Relationship

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and GKN Aerospace have signed a contract for GKN Aerospace to manufacture the advanced composite V-tails for GA-ASI’s new MQ-9B SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) from their Cowes facility in the United Kingdom. SkyGuardian is the baseline system of the UK Royal Air

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Northwest UAV and US Naval Research Laboratory Test a Hydrogen Powered UAV Propulsion System

Through a cooperative agreement, Northwest UAV (NWUAV) and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have successfully completed a hydrogen fuel cell prototype designed specifically for the high power-to-weight ratio and harsh operational requirements of unmanned systems. After a successful first operational test, NWUAV and NRL plan further developments to

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Georgia Develops Surveillance and Strike UAS

Tbilisi-based aviation plant TbilAviaMsheni (TAM) is developing Georgia’s first surveillance and strike unmanned aircraft system – the”T-31″ drone project for various military missions. “Two years ago, when we started working on the drone concept, it was clear to us that unmanned aerial vehicles would have promising future,” said Mr. Vazha

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AeroVironment Acquires Progeny Systems Corporation’s Intelligent Systems Group

AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), today announced it has acquired Progeny Systems Corporation’s Intelligent Systems Group (ISG), a leader in the development of artificial intelligence-enabled computer vision, machine learning and perceptive autonomy technologies and provider of related services to United States government customers.

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Become an FAA Service Supplier of LAANC!

Could your organization help the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) develop the technological infrastructure required to support and accelerate drone integration? Now’s your chance to be at the forefront of an emerging technology that normalizes drone operations at low altitude and supports the development of an UAS Traffic Management System (UTM).

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Volocopter Electric Propulsion System Engineer (m/f/d)

Zeiloch, 76646 Bruchsal, Germany Full-time Job Location: Bruchsal Company Description We at Volocopter are pioneers in the development of electrical air taxis that take off and land vertically (eVTOLs). We bring Urban Air Mobility to life, by establishing air taxis in addition to current transportation options in megacities globally. Our

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EHang provide more sales details

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, today provides additional details concerning its sales contracts with a customer, and further refutes the false allegations made by Wolfpack Research, a short-seller. Shanghai Kunxiang Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd. (“Kunxiang”) is

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AFWERX supported electric scalable aerial transport project launched

Research in Flight (RIF), Flugauto, and Auburn University have teamed up to explore thepotential of Flugauto’s aerial transport platform for disaster response and military supportmissions. With the support of AFWERX, a United States Air Force program, the three partners have recently launched phase I leveraging NASA software for the design

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Liteye Systems Launches SHIELD – Next Generation of Counter UAS Defense

Liteye Systems, Inc., a US leader in Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems, announces Liteye SHIELD, the next level in Multi-Mission, Multi-Domain systems and a true advancement in Counter UAS Defense. Liteye SHIELD incorporates Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning techniques with a newly designed SPYGLASS 3D radar, EO and IR tracking

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Royal Marines Test Drones for Future Commando Force

The UK Royal Marines have tested “game-changer” drone technology as they develop Future Commando Force capabilities on the Cyprus shores. As the amphibious force transforms, the Littoral Response Group (Experimentation) (LRG(X)) has offered a chance for them to try out new operational concepts. Having already tested new waters, operating in

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Medical Drone Deliveries Trials Planned for Queensland

In what will be a first for regional Australia, planning is underway for pharmacy chain TerryWhite Chemmart to trial the delivery of medicines via remotely operated drones in the coming months. The project, which is being undertaken in partnership with Melbourne-based company Swoop Aero and Australia’s largest healthcare wholesaler,

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