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Biologists with Drones on a Mission to Save Ferrets

In central Montana, drones are dropping peanut butter pellets on prairie dog colonies. It’s part of an effort by biologists to save North America’s most endangered mammal — the black-footed ferret (or as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service calls it, the BFF). Prairie dogs make up the vast majority

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Aeronyde Receives $4.7M Seed Funding for UTM System

Aeronyde, the aerial systems company enabling safe autonomous urban flight, announced $4.7 million in seed financing to develop its end-to-end infrastructure for self-flying vehicles. Aeronyde is the first company to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) into a full-service system for the safe and secure operation of commercial

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Russian Sappers Learned Drone-Aided Mine Disarming in Syria

Early in December, personnel of Russia’s International Anti-Mining Center demonstrated new equipment commissioned by sapper units. In particular, the center’s experts showed how to deactivate a mine using a drone, Dmitry Klochko, director of LocMas who had attended the event told Mil.Today. “To neutralize mines, we use small and very

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General Atomics Gets $25M French Air Force Contract

General Atomics – Aeronautical Systems Inc. has been awarded a $24,924,266 option (002606) to a previously awarded contract (FA8620-15-G-4040) for MQ-9 contractor logistics support phase 2. The contractor will provide an additional period of contractor logistics support for the French air force. Work will be performed in Poway,

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NEVA Aerospace – Electric Turbofans

Neva Aerospace is offering the first ever electric turbofans (ETFs)*optmized for static thrust and VTOL/STOL. The unique turbofan housing design further ingeniously boosts thrust with no extra weight added. The breakthrough technology of the Athena Series ETFs will displace uncaged rotor blades in the current commercial drone applications and will

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Aluada Airspeeder manned multirotor racing

Manned Multirotor Racing, do I think it could become a thing? Yes I think it probably could. I don’t like crowd funded drones as a rule, but I must concede to being impressed by the teams willingness to show failures in the journey so far. After two years of development

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Phase One Industrial Releases iX Capture 3.0 Software for Aerial Photography

Phase One Industrial, a leading manufacturer of medium format aerial photography equipment and software solutions, today released Phase One iX Capture 3.0. This capture, control and RAW conversion processing software was designed specifically for use with Phase One Industrial aerial cameras. Engineered to support easy control of all essential camera

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GA-ASI Hosts High-Tech Aerospace Innovation Event with Starburst Accelerator

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), in partnership with Starburst Accelerator, a global aerospace and aviation incubator, hosted a selection committee entitled “The Future Is Now” at its headquarters in Poway, California on December 1st. The showcase featured pitch-style presentations from 10 aerospace startups sharing technology and innovations to

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Heliguy Commercial Drone Training 2018 Schedule

2017 has been an interesting and eventful year for the drone industry, especially when it comes to the drone rules and regulations. With the UK government announcing a new set of drone regulations coming in the form of a Drone Bill in Spring 2017 as well as the introduction of

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Face Recognition Software for Drones Released by Face-Six

Face-Six, a global face recognition vendor announced today the release of its FA6Drone – a face recognition software designed to recognize people from drones (UAV’s). The Face-Six (FA6Drone) software allows drones to identify people from any range, provided that faces are of decent quality and have a minimal size

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Liftoff Named as Official Game for the International Drone Racing Association (IDRA)’s 2018 Drone Racing Series and 2018 Challengers Cup

BELLEVILLE, Mich. – The International Drone Racing Association (IDRA) has announced that Liftoff, developed by LuGus Studios in Belgium, is the official game for the 2018 Drone Racing Series and 2018 Challengers Cup. Liftoff, the largest drone racing simulator, will feature IDRA race tracks from multiple marquee professional and semi-professional

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Black Swift Technologies and Leptron Unmanned Aircraft Systems Join Forces to Deliver American-Made Advanced Capability Fixed-Wing UAS

GeoSwift Mapper Built on the Same UAS Platform Embraced by NASA, NOAA, and Other Leading Scientific Agencies Boulder, CO – (December 12, 2017) – With a legacy of delivering reliable, robust, and highly accurate small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), Black Swift Technologies (BST), a specialized engineering firm based in Boulder,

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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1 Million to Establish New Aviation and Engineering Research Center in Florida

Embry-Riddle’s Eagle Flight Research Center to Help Create Jobs DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A new project at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, funded by a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce through its Economic Development Administration (EDA), is expected to create 387 new jobs and spur $1.6 million in

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Egypt Bans Drones

Egypt’s parliament approved a new law during Tuesday’s general session which prohibits the use or possession of unmanned aerial vehicles, commercially known as drones, without a license from the Ministry of Defense. Concerns about the potential use of drones to conduct acts of terrorism were central to parliamentary debate on

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Clear Flight Solutions Raises €2.6M Series B Investment

Clear Flight Solutions has raised €2.6 million from AERIUM Analytics Inc.in Calgary, Canada and the Cottonwood Euro Technology Fund. This investment, the first close of a targeted Series B investment of €6 million, allows Clear Flight Solutions to further strengthen its purpose to save, preserve and protect both nature and

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Altavian Awarded GSA Schedule Contract

Altavian, Inc., a manufacturer of UAV systems and components, announced that it was awarded General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule contract 47QSWA18D0008. This contract facilitates agencies of the U.S. government to acquire Altavian’s UAV products. Altavian is the first U.S.-based UAV hardware manufacturer awarded a GSA Schedule contract. “Altavian is committed

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Advanced Aircraft Hybrid Successful US Navy Trials

On November 28th and 29th, Advanced Aircraft Company conducted a flight demonstration of its Hybrid Advanced Multi-Rotor (HAMR) on the US Navy’s M80 Stiletto, based in Little Creek, VA. The HAMR unmanned aerial system (UAS) is a vertical takeoff and landing multi-rotor that has a greatly increased range and endurance

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Pentagon Performance to Get $50M UN Congo Surveillance Contract

Pentagon Performance Inc. (PPI), a South Jersey based Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) manufacturing company, has received Notice of Consideration for Award of a $50 million contract to provide intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance services to the United Nations MONUSCO mission located in the Democratic Republic of Congo. PPI’s Medium Altitude

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Aeronyde, Safe Urban UAV Flight Systems, Closes Funding

Melbourne, FL – Aeronyde, the aerial systems company enabling safe autonomous urban flight, today announced $4.7 million in seed financing to develop its end-to-end infrastructure for self-flying vehicles. Aeronyde is the first company to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) into a full-service system for the safe and

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DIY Drone Racer – Kit Building Made Easy

First-person-view (FPV) racing has changed the face of radio control. World-class race events and network TV coverage have combined to pull in huge numbers of racers with no prior background in traditional aeromodeling. While there are some nice ready-to-fly quadcopters on the market, FPV racing is ideal for those who

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GA-ASI Hosts High-Tech Aerospace Innovation Event in Partnership with Starburst Accelerator

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), in partnership with Starburst Accelerator, a global aerospace and aviation incubator, hosted a selection committee entitled “The Future Is Now” at its headquarters in Poway, California on December 1st. The showcase featured pitch-style presentations from 10 aerospace startups sharing technology and innovations to a

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Former Captain (US Army) Justin Haggerty to Take Full-Time Role as the International Drone Racing Association’s President & CEO

BELLEVILLE, Mich. – The International Drone Racing Association (IDRA) has announced that the company’s founder, Justin Haggerty, will take a full-time role as President & CEO this December, after recently transitioning from the US Army. As a former Captain in the US Army and graduate of the United States Military

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