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Kaman Opens New K-MAX Sales Channel in Middle East

Kaman Air Vehicles, a division of Kaman Corporation announced that it has entered into a strategic distribution agreement with Trust International Group for the K-MAX medium-to-heavy lift helicopter. This reseller agreement provides Trust International with exclusive rights to market the K-MAX aircraft and its spare parts in the United Arab

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PHASA-35 makes first flight

Persistent High Altitude Solar Aircraft (PHASA-35®) has the potential to stay airborne for a year. PHASA-35, a 35m wingspan solar-electric aircraft, has successfully completed its maiden flight. The landmark flight paves the way to this new aircraft becoming a game changer in the air and space market, plugging the gap

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Wingcopter wins Sustainable Development Goals Spotlight prize

Wingcopter, the German manufacturer of innovative transport drones for social and civil applications, has been awarded the Sustainable Development Goals Spotlight prize at this year’s Open Innovation Contest of the global business and IT solutions provider NTT DATA. The category was open to companies that use innovative technology to help

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Can Drones Save Lives? Yes, DJI AirWorks Says

Talk of drones might have circled around military uses lately, but drones are actually being used to do good around the world. With its #DronesforGood campaign, DJI wishes to make people aware of the many ways in which drones can make our lives better and help keep us safe. Emergency

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Drone Replaces Van in Cross-Location Factory Logistics

In a project that is unique in Germany, the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (Frankfurt UAS), Merck and the drone manufacturer Wingcopter are currently designing and testing the use of delivery drones in cross-location factory logistics. Pigment samples are flown with a special drone from Merck’s Gernsheim plant to

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Drone and AI Technology Predicts Algal Blooms

The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) has developed a technology for analyzing water quality with drones and using artificial intelligence (AI) to predict the level of algal bloom. The technology is expected to reduce public anxiety about algal blooms that reoccur each summer and help manage drinking water safety.

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Aeroydne Announces Key Strategic Partnerships

Malaysia-headquartered drone-based enterprise solutions provider Aerodyne Group announced that it has raised an additional undisclosed amount in its Series B funding round backed by North Summit Capital, Arc Ventures, and Leave a Nest, powering its entry into China, India and Japan. This move is in line with Aerodyne’s aggressive global

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SkyGrid Adds Hyper-Local Weather Data for Safer Drone Operations

SkyGrid, a Boeing, SparkCognition company, announced that it is integrating multiple data layers, including hyper-local weather data, into its aerial operating system to enable safer drone operations. SkyGrid is committed to providing the most comprehensive airspace intelligence to help commercial drone operators minimize risks and navigate the sky with confidence.

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Flirtey Patent Enhances Safety in Drone Delivery

Flirtey, a drone delivery service, announced that it has been granted a key patent that will enhance its fundamental technology with an additional component to safety in drone flights and deliveries. This granted patent will enhance safety when drone manufacturers implement technologies such as parachutes, while a drone is in

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UAV’s Flight Control Solutions Compatible with Trimble GNSS Receiver

UAV Navigation announced that its flight control solutions for Remotely Piloted Air Systems/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (RPAS/UAVs) are compatible with the Trimble UAS1, a high-precision Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver. The core benefits of Trimble’s GNSS solution include centimeter-level precision and easy integration. With over 15 years of expertise in

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The Plane that Almost Melted – The X-15 A-2

Dropped in mid-air from beneath the wings of a B-52 mothership, the X-15 A-2 ignited its powerful rocket engine and streaked into the upper-atmosphere. Previous burns only lasted 90-seconds, but on this October 3, 1967, flight, the aircraft was equipped with special tanks that would allow the rocket to stay

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Future Combat Air System Demonstrator Phase Launched

The governments of France and Germany have awarded Dassault Aviation, Airbus, together with their partners MTU Aero Engines, Safran, MBDA and Thales, the initial framework contract (Phase 1A), which launches the demonstrator phase for the Future Combat Air System (FCAS). This framework contract covers a first period of 18 months

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High Eye Upgrades Long-Range Unmanned Helicopter

The High Eye team is working vigorously to finalize and test all new features of the brand-new HEF 32 Airboxer. Over the last few months, many important milestones have been achieved. The newest HEF 32 Airboxer model features updates in all parts of its construction, leading to a vastly improved

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Kigali Forum Highlights Importance of Drone Operations to Sustainable Development in Africa

Stressing the importance of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operations to sustainable development, ICAO highlighted the significance of Africa’s global leadership in this area during last week’s African Drone Forum in Kigali, Rwanda. The event was convened by the Government of Rwanda in collaboration with the World Bank and the World

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Parrot and RIIS partner to develop AI programs for ANAFI drone platform

Parrot, the leading European drone group, announced it is partnering with RIIS, a leading provider of mobile app, web development and IT consulting services, to develop custom applications of artificial intelligence for Parrot’s popular ANAFI drone platform. Parrot and RIIS are focused on exploring the use of artificial intelligence and

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General Atomics Plans Asia-Pacific Maritime Patrol Demos In 2020

Buoyed by Australia’s recent selection of the MQ-9B SkyGuardian for its armed unmanned air system (UAS) needs, General Atomics is expanding its ambitions across the wider Asia-Pacific area, where it hopes to build on its regional success to provide surveillance and maritime patrol capabilities for both military and parapublic operators.

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Flying Cars? Future Is Faster Survey Finds Many Americans Doubt They Will Live To See The Sky Replace Highways

When will we be able to hail an autonomous robo-taxi…grow great-tasting steak from stem cells in a lab…connect the human brain to the cloud so you can Google just by thinking? Significant numbers of Americans are less than optimistic that these capabilities will be possible anytime soon or even in

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Matternet Raises Strategic Investment from McKesson Ventures

Matternet, a pioneer in drone delivery for medical applications, announced a strategic investment from McKesson Ventures. The round of funding will provide Matternet with access to a broad set of opportunities in the U.S. healthcare logistics market and accelerate existing partnerships in key international markets. McKesson Ventures joins Matternet’s roster

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Septentrio launches web shop for high-accuracy GNSS receiver modules

Septentrio’s new web shop offers direct access to mosaicTM multi-frequency GNSS receiver module. Customers can purchase the mosaicTM development kit quickly and easily to evaluate this unique module. Leuven, Belgium February 13, 2020 – Septentrio, a global leader in high-precision positioning solutions, opens today an online store,

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UAV Navigation is compatible with the new Trimble UAS1 GNSS Receiver

UAV Navigation announced today that its flight control solutions for Remotely Piloted Air Systems/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (RPAS/UAVs) are compatible with the Trimble® UAS1, a high-precision Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver. The core benefits of Trimble’s GNSS solution include centimeter-level precision and easy integration. With over 15 years of expertise

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Airbus Reveals Blended Wing Aircraft Demonstrator

Airbus has revealed MAVERIC (Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robust Innovative Controls) its “blended wing body” scale model technological demonstrator. At 2 metres long and 3.2 metres wide, with a surface area of about 2.25m², MAVERIC features a disruptive aircraft design, that has the potential to reduce fuel

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FAA DAC meeting – Feb 27 2020

This meeting is open to the public The FAA’s Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) is a broad-based, long-term Federal advisory committee that provides the FAA with advice on key UAS integration issues by helping to identify challenges and prioritize improvements. The committee helps to create broad support for an overall integration

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