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TEOCO to Futureproof Telstra’s UAV strategy

TEOCO, a provider of analytics, assurance and optimization solutions to over 300 communication service providers (CSPs) and OEMs worldwide, has announced that it has been selected by Australian telecommunications company Telstra to assist with the development of its UAV strategy. Telstra will use TEOCO’s AirborneRF solution to assess the readiness

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World’s First Internationally Piloted Drone Delivery

Swoop Aero has become the first drone logistics company globally to operate a fleet of aircraft from outside the country of operation. This capability was deployed in order to support the Malawian national government’s health system as they commence their response to the current pandemic. With the backing of the

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UniSA working on ‘pandemic drone’ to detect coronavirus

A ‘pandemic drone’ to remotely monitor and detect people with infectious respiratory conditions is being developed by the University of South Australia (UniSA) in partnership with a Canadian company. The drone will be fitted with a specialised sensor and computer vision system that can monitor temperature, heart and respiratory rates,

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UK National Covid-19 Drone Capability Taskforce ARPAS

ARPAS-UK is coordinating a National “COVID-19″ Drone Capability Taskforce for the drone industry. Behind the scenes we are working hard to push the capabilities of the drone industry and making sure that Government Departments are reminded of the expertise and capabilities of the Drone community in the UK. Whilst we

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Yates Launches AVIUS Air Delivery for Humanitarian Relief

Yates Electrospace Corporation has announced the launch of a civilian subsidiary, AVIUS Air Delivery, to provide immediate air response for humanitarian relief efforts, natural disasters and pandemics such as the current COVID-19 crisis, based on the technology of their successful 1-ton, military resupply glider Silent Arrow. Silent Arrow’s tightly

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First Approval for Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight Drone Flights Granted in Canada Using Iris Automation’s Onboard Detect-and-Avoid Technology

MVT Geo-solutions, in partnership with Iris Automation, has been granted the first Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) by Transport Canada using only onboard Detect-and-Avoid (DAA). The approval was granted based on the utilization of Iris Automation’s DAA system, called Casia, which provides commercial drones with automated collision avoidance

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SUGUS – European Union Project to Speed Up EGNSS Use

Spain’s GMV has been awarded the SUGUS project (Solution for E-GNSS U Space Service), which aims to speed up the take-up of GNSS and Galileo in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) segment. SUGUS, an 18-month, 485,000-euro, European Union R&D project, is to be carried out by a GMV-led consortium involving

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AAUS Industry Champions 2020 Announced

AAUS is proud once again to recognise individuals and organisations that have made a significant contribution to the Australian unmanned systems industry. For the 2020 awards, over 100 nominations were received for the 5 award categories highlighting the strength of our rapidly developing industry. The finalists made impressive reading

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Oshkosh Highlights – EAA AirVenture 2019

AirshowStuff and This Is Flight present some of the best highlights of EAA AirVenture 2019 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in a video of just over 50 minutes… Look for massive warbird formations, the Twin Tiger Aerobatic Team (RIP Mark Nowosielski), the Yak-110 prop/jet hybrid, the XP-82 Twin Mustang, a gathering of

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Ascent Vision Offers Resources to Support with Coronavirus COVID- 19 Outbreak

Ascent Vision Technologies (AVT), Montana-based company that specializes in delivering technology solutions for counter small unmanned aerial systems (C-sUAS) and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), is volunteering additional services and facilities to help support with the increase in demand of medical supplies, as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues

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Liteye Earns Additional CUAS Contract as Part of Critical US Defense Industrial Base for COVID-19

Colorado Manufacturer promotes stability in Defense Industrial Base,provides key Counter UAS (CUAS) Systems during turbulent times Centennial Colorado — Liteye Systems, Inc, a world leader in Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (CUAS), announced the receipt of an add-on specialty production order for $3M. The contract will ensure delivery

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US Marine Corps to Double UAS Squadrons by 2030

The U.S. Marine Corps is planning to change its aviation community significantly as part of a long-range effort to align its force structure more with the National Defense Strategy, including doubling the number of unmanned aerial system (UAS) squadrons and deactivating three rotary-wing squadrons. In a March 23 release, the

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Quadcopter Can Detect and Avoid Fast-Moving Objects

Using a novel type of cameras, researchers from the University of Zurich have demonstrated a flying robot that can detect and avoid fast-moving objects. A step towards drones that can fly faster in harsh environments, accomplishing more in less time. Drones can do many things, but avoiding obstacles is not

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iOS UgCS for DJI app (beta)

The UgCS for DJI app is designed to establish a connection between DJI drone and UgCS desktop to upload and carry out a previously planned mission, or to fly the drone in “Click&Go” mode. UgCS for DJI can also be used as a stand-alone application to manually fly DJI drones

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NZ CAA COVID-19 regulatory relief package

Further to the special CAA briefing sent out on 24 March 2020, we can now announce the details of the first tranche of regulatory relief measures we are putting in place. During these unprecedented times we need to be flexible and responsive in our regulatory approach, and this first tranche

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China’s Geely Auto Delivers New Car Keys by Drone

Geely Auto launched its own proprietary online sales system that offered consumers the complete one stop solution for ordering online that included the modification of vehicle specifications, online financing and insurance as well as giving the option of establishing a home delivery in a contactless solution. Geely Auto has also

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Sky Power GmbH Welcomes New US Sales Manager

In order to expand and strengthen their position on the US market Sky Power welcomes Trent Aguon as a Sales Manager. Serving the UAS Industry for over 14 years and working with Scan Eagle UAS, Trent has great technical experience in this field. Trent is a specialist in UAS

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Drones to Seek out Surviving Koalas in Bushfire Zones

Queensland University of Technology researchers will apply their innovative method for detecting koalas using drones and infrared imaging in a collaborative project to identify wildlife populations in bushfire affected areas. Associate Professor Grant Hamilton has joined with Noosa and District Landcare to launch a project that will use technology and

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Virginia Town Where Drone Deliveries are Daily

Futurist Thomas Frey has predicted that drones will become the most disruptive technology in human history. In a quiet residential neighborhood in Christiansburg, Virginia., one happens to be disrupting the work of two landscapers. The workers silence their weed eaters, looking to the sky in wonder as the whining drone

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