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Morocco Receives 3 Harfangs from France

Morocco’s military has taken delivery of three Harfang (Heron) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), a number of years after expressing interest in acquiring them from France. According to Intelligence Online, the Moroccan military received the three Israel Aerospace Industries-built UAVs on 26 January. The aircraft will most likely monitor rebels in

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Airbus and Singapore to Explore Urban Air Mobility Solutions

Airbus and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore urban air mobility solutions in Singapore. As part of the agreement, Airbus and CAAS will work together on developing urban air mobility services using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) The parties will specifically work

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Silent Falcon UAS Technologies Offer Mission Selectable Capabilities to Solar/Electric sUAS Aircraft

Albuquerque, New Mexico (February 12, 2020): Silent Falcon UAS Technologies (SFUAS) is excited to announce new options for it solar-powered, electric driven Silent Falcon E1 sUAS aircraft. The new customer selectable options allow the drone to:  Extend flight time 10+ hours  Select launch and recovery options o Vertical

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FAA UAS Symposium

Registration is now open for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) 5th Annual FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Symposium June 16-18, 2020, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore.
The UAS Symposium brings enterprise drone operators, commercial remote pilots and recreational flyers face-to-face

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RPAS 2020 – India

The Indian Institute of Drones (IID), International Foundation for Aviation, Aerospace & Drones (IFFAAD) and India International Center (IIC) had organized a National Conference by the name of RPAS 2020 – Impact of Drone Regulations on Indigenous Drone Industry, on 30th January 2020 at India International Center, New Delhi. Welcome

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Economic Opportunities in the New Drone Industry

The Aerospace & Defense sector for Canaccord Genuity, a global investment bank, has just published an expansive whitepaper on unmanned systems titled “Age of Autonomy: Economic Opportunities in the New Drone Industry.” This whitepaper provides a deep-dive analysis of all major aspects of the drone sector, with the discussion organized

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Auterion and Quantum-Systems Partner on VTOL sUAS

Auterion Government Solutions Inc (AGS Inc) and Quantum-Systems GmbH announced that they have partnered to bring the Vector and Scorpion small Unmanned Aerial Systems #sUAS to the U.S. Government Defense and Security markets. The partnership brings together best-in-class sUAS hardware with a secure, scalable, open source, operating system, Auterion OS.

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New Measure Ground Control Software Adds Mapping Powered by Pix4D

Washington, D.C. – February – Measure, a leading aerial intelligence company, released an expanded version of its drone software platform, Measure Ground Control TM. The new solution combines a user-friendly flight application and complete program management capabilities with integrated data processing and mapping tools powered by the leader in photogrammetry,

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Extended range: VECTOR flies beyond 300 km using a UHF datalink

Madrid, Spain (SPX) Feb 07, 2020 –

A robust communication network between an unmanned aerial vehicle and the ground control station is paramount for the successful execution of a BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) operation. Although the VECTOR autopilot, UAV’s most advanced flight control system is fully capable of executing

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Bell Teams Up with Sumitomo Corporation and Japan Airlines to Explore Air Mobility

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a signed memorandum of understanding today with Sumitomo Corporation and Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., to explore Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) and to foster the required infrastructure and regulatory environment. This collaboration will inform the development of an on-demand air mobility ecosystem utilizing

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Northrop Grumman nabs $172.4M for two MQ-4C drones to Navy

Washington DC (UPI) Feb 07, 2020 –

Northrop Grumman has received a $172.4 million contract modification for delivery of two MQ-4C Triton unmanned air systems for the Navy, according to the Pentagon.

The deal, which modifies a contract initially awarded in September 2018, exercises options to deliver to the drones for the

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Nigerian startup Global Air Drone Academy (GADA) wins ‘African Drone Business Challenge’

10 African startups were selected as finalists for the first African Drone Business Challenge The finalists represented 9 African countries – Nigeria, Benin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe The award is sponsored by UK Aid/DfiD, and the World Bank Global Air Drone Academy

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SkyGrid Adds Hyper-Local Weather Data for Safer Drone Operations

SkyGrid, a Boeing, SparkCognition company, announced today it’s 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. “We

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AI-Based Collaborative Intelligence Project to Transform Inspection of Transmission Grid and Asset Management

eSmart Systems, Xcel Energy and EDM International have announced the first phase of a strategic initiative to deploy AI-based Collaborative Intelligence for 3,300 miles of Xcel’s transmission lines to dramatically improve inspection processes with the goals of improving asset information, reducing operational costs, decreasing failure rates, and extending asset life.

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US Navy Completes Tactical Resupply UAS Challenge

The Dept of the US Navy successfully completed a tactical resupply unmanned aircraft system (UAS) fly-off competition Jan. 27-31 at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, to evaluate existing small UAS and their autonomous aerial delivery capability for the Marine Corps. Six vendors competed for first, second and third place based on

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Iris Automation Gets First BVLOS Waiver In South Africa

Iris Automation announced that customer United Drone Holdings (UDH) has been granted the first BVLOS flight approval by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) to conduct long-range commercial flights with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. The SACAA’s approval for the flight was granted based on the utilization

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Auterion and Quantum-Systems partner on two new VTOL sUAS for US Defense and Security markets

Integration with Auterion’s Open Source Operating System aligns with DoD’s Group 1 UAS Architecture Los Angeles, California, and Munich, Germany – 10 February 2020 – Today, Auterion Government Solutions Inc (AGS Inc) and Quantum-Systems GmbH announced that they have partnered to bring the Vector and Scorpion small Unmanned Aerial Systems

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Boeing Australia Completes First Loyal Wingman Fuselage

The Boeing Australia team recently completed major fuselage structural assembly for the first Loyal Wingman. The aircraft is one of three prototypes that will be developed as a part of the Loyal Wingman – Advanced Development Program in partnership with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). “This is an exciting

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AMA Launches Government Advocacy Coalition

A new coalition has launched to protect the model aviation hobby industry, starting with the fight for a better rule on remote identification of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The coalition includes aviation associations, hobby shops and manufacturers. As a united front and voice, the AMA Coalition has been sharing

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