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EdgyBees’ AR Footage Helps Wildfire Responders

Aerial drone footage has been invaluable in helping first responders evaluate wildfires, and now California startup Edgybees has added an augmented reality (AR) overlay to the drone arsenal. Company marketer Samantha Sharpe notes that Edgybees is being used by first responders on the ground and in command and control centers

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A Day In the Life of a Commercial Drone Operator

Within the past few years, drones have become just another tool in the toolbox for movie creators, both big and small. The next time you finish watching your favorite feature film or TV show, pay attention to the credits at the end. More than likely, you will see the names

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Airbus Develops Drone Tracking Device

The Drone-it! device, collaboratively developed by Airbus Defence and Space, aims to tackle the issue of the risk of aircraft collisions by monitoring and separating drone traffic. Drones are can be difficult to detect, as they are small and often indistinguishable on radar. Drone-it! will contribute to real-time tracking

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Droneshield teams with Thales

DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO) (“DroneShield” or the “Company”), a worldwide leader in counterdrone solutions, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Teaming Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Thales Programas De Electronica Y Comunicaciones S.A.U. (“Thales”) (a Spanish subsidiary of Thales S.A.), whereby Thales will utilise and promote DroneShield’s products

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Sky Power Intensifies Cooperation with Mejzlik Propeller

Due to the growing number of inquiries concerning complete drive units for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), the German manufacturer of 2-stroke and Wankel engines, Sky Power GmbH, has intensified its cooperation with Mejzlik Propeller from the Czech Republic. The objective is the development of propellers coordinated individually to the engine

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10,000+ Drone Flights a Day in Canberra by 2030

If the drone delivery scheme for Canberra takes off, there could be 11,000 flights a day, according to a scenario in a report written for the company behind the scheme. The economists at the AlphaBeta consultancy estimate that by 2030 there would be 5.6 million deliveries a year by drone

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HSE Joins Global Leaders at USDA (ARS) Unmanned Aerial Application Systems Workshop

Industry experts plan the future of unmanned aerial spraying Homeland Surveillance & Electronics, LLC (HSE-UAV) a veteran-owned, full-service UAV company, together with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA, ARS) and other subject-matter experts met for a 3-day Aerial Spray Conference focused on the expansion and integration of unmanned spraying systems. The

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Sky Power GmbH intensifies cooperation with Mejzlik Propeller

Due to the growing number of inquiries concerning complete drive units for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), the German manufacturer of 2-stroke and Wankel engines, Sky Power GmbH, has intensified its cooperation with Mejzlik Propeller from the Czech Republic. The objective is the development of propellers coordinated individually to the engine

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Altitude Angel Strikes Alliance With Transport Systems Catapult to Deliver UK UTM Project

Altitude Angel, the global company leading Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM), has been named as a key delivery partner in the Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) led UK UTM project. The news follows the aviation technology company’s recent success in delivering ‘Operation Zenith’: the world’s first comprehensive demonstration of how drones can

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204 Hobby to Career Ft. rctestflight

Today on the Flite Test Podcast, James is joined by YouTuber and long-term RC hacker and tinkerer Daniel Riley. Daniel is best known for his YouTube channel rctestflight. In the last year, he’s turned his passions into a career with his work for FreeFly Systems and his LED company Stratus

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UAS degree at Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus first in the nation to offer beyond line of sight flight operations to students

SALINA — Students studying unmanned aircraft systems at the Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus are receiving a rare flight experience in some of their courses that is positioning them at the forefront of the drone industry. Kansas State Polytechnic’s UAS flight and operations degree option is the first in the

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DroneShield evaluation by the United States Department of Defense

Droneshield has today released an ASX announcement with regards to its evaluation by the United States Department of Defense. The announcement is as follows: DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO or DRO.AU) (“DroneShield” or the “Company”) is pleased to advise the market that the U.S. Department of Defense Asymmetric Warfare Group at Fort

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FlytDock Drone-Agnostic Precision Landing Solution

Whether you are developing a solution for drone delivery, deploying an autonomous drone charging or docking station, hovering a drone for inspection, or even trying to land a drone in the back of your pickup truck, making a drone land (or hover) precisely at a given location has always been

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US Navy Cargo UAS Experiment

The United States Navy desires the capability to autonomously deliver cargo with an unmanned aerial system (UAS) between shore-to-ship, ship-to-ship, and ship-to-shore. During the week of 25 March 2019, the Navy will hold a limited objective experiment to identify and evaluate solutions to address this need. The objective of this

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WhiteFox Raises Additional $12M in Funding

WhiteFox Defense Technologies, Inc., announced that it has raised a further $12,000,000 in a Series Seed round led by JAM Capital, LLC bringing the total investment to date to $14,000,000. WhiteFox will leverage the funding to scale its operations, prepare to launch new product lines into the market and continue

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North Dakota Governor Proposes $30M for UAS Infrastructure

Highlighting how North Dakota is embracing technology to reinvent government, improve services for taxpayers and spur economic development, Gov. Doug Burgum has announced a $30 million proposal to build out infrastructure that would support beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) across North Dakota. Burgum

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Innovative UAS Solution for BAF RF Measurement

The Benefield Anechoic Facility tests installed radio frequency systems. But testing in the BAF has some operational limitations: duration can be dominated by setup and calibration time; there are RF coverage limitations over the backbones of large aircraft; and dynamic antenna transmission restrictions. Shea Watson and Aleksandr Yarovinskiy, engineers

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Drone Footage Spots Shark Near Popular Beach

We’ve written before about the many surveillance companies that are hoping to use drones to track shark movements and spot sharks from the air before a rescue mission is necessary. But last week, a massive grey nurse shark was found not by a spotting company, but by a freelance photography

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How Amazon’s Five-Year Drone Delivery Plan Failed

In December of 2013, Amazon CEO and wealthiest man alive Jeff Bezos gave a 60 Minutes interview in which he promised that the company would have drone delivery operations up and running within five years. “It will work,” Bezos promised at the time, “And it will happen, and it’s gonna

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Spitfire Symphony

 The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft used by the Royal Air Force and other Allied countries before, during, and after World War II. Many variants of the Spitfire were built, using several wing configurations, and it was produced in greater numbers than any other British aircraft.

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Airobotics receives FAA BVLOS Waiver

Leading automated drone startup Airobotics announced today that it is the first company in the United States to receive a Certificate of Waiver (CoW) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that combines three elements: flying Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) for automated drone operations, over human beings, with a

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senseFly widens commercial strategy and announces new leadership structure to build on eBee X’s success

The fixed-wing drone leader heads into 2019 with a more independent approach—its two co-leaders looking to build on the eBee X drone’s success by leveraging a wider array of strategic partnerships Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland, December 6, 2018—senseFly, the industry’s leading provider of professional fixed-wing drone solutions and a subsidiary of Parrot

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