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SkySkopes Launches New Oil and Gas Subsidiary

SkySkopes, one of the top five UAS flight operators in the UAS industry, has spun off a new company for UAS-related oilfield operations called SkySkopes Oil & Gas LLC. With a significant amount of UAS flight experience in the Bakken and Permian basins, SkySkopes launches this new division as

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Terra Drone Inspects Flare Stacks

Terra Drone Indonesia, a group company of Japan-based Terra Drone Corporation, has conducted drone-based visual inspections of onshore flare stacks for energy major Chevron (PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia). The drone-based flare stack inspection was done in Duri field, one of the largest production fields in Rokan PSC, Sumatra. Using a

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The journey continues with Wisk

Wisk is a new company established in 2019 as a joint venture between The Boeing Company and Kitty Hawk Corporation. This strategic partnership brings together the innovation of Kitty Hawk with Boeing’s scale and aerospace expertise. Headquartered in Mountain View, CA with locations in Atlanta, GA and New Zealand,

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DJI joins Memphis partners in FAA drone pilot program

Memphis, TN – DJI, a global company specializing in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, has joined the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) at Memphis International Airport. DJI joins several local participants involved in the Memphis program, including the City of Memphis,

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BlueBird Aero Systems’ WanderB at Latin America Show

BlueBird Aero Systems‘ WanderB vertical take-off-and-landing (VTOL) electric mini unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) made its Latin America debut on 2 December at the Expodefensa trade show in Bogota. The fully autonomous WanderB is designed to facilitate covert, over-the-hill operations or extensive, day-and-night intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions, according to

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Pierce Aerospace & TDRS Set Remote ID Distance and Altitude Records

Pierce Aerospace, a Remote ID UAS Service Supplier (RID-USS), recently set distance and altitude records with the ASTM F38 Workgroup “UAS Remote ID and Tracking” draft standard. Pierce Aerospace’s demonstrations were performed at a US Army experiment with aircraft operated by UAS operators, TDRS. Pierce Aerospace’s Flight Portal ID (FPID)

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What Are We Gonna Do Now?

Well, I guess the toy company cabal got what it wanted with the repeal of Sec. 336 STE(A)M, and innovation in the U.S. of A. be damned. Early in 2019, I heard (and read via blogs) a gaggle of cabal “experts” saying that flying over people without a “golden parachute”

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Ascent Vision Technologies Conducts Comprehensive Customer Field Training Event

Bozeman, MT, December 3, 2019 Ascent Vision Technologies (AVT) recently completed comprehensive field training exercises of the X-MADIS Fixed Site system with a key international customer, demonstrating its core capabilities and operational criteria. The training focused on critical details for successful mission execution, system installation and maintenance requirements. The X-MADIS,

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SoftBank Corp. and HAPSMobile-led Proposal for Expanded Use of HAPS Spectrum Bands Adopted as Agenda Item for World Radiocommunication Conference 2023

SoftBank Corp. (“SoftBank”) and its subsidiary HAPSMobile Inc. (“HAPSMobile”) are conducting international standardization activities related to High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) spectrum at the International Telecommunication Union Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) and Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT). Both companies today announced that the Asia-Pacific region common proposal (APT Common Proposal) for HAPS spectrum

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Safer navigation through enhanced predictive paths powered by UAV Navigation

Visionair’s Latest Upgrade ensures Improved Predictive Path Predictive paths play a critical role in the overall performance of UAVs. After taking into account the challenges faced by industry professionals, UAV Navigation is all set to roll out upgrades to Visionair. As a cutting-edge flight control solution, Visionair has been the

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NCDOT Drone Program Wins Cleantech Innovation Award

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s innovative drone program has earned another award, this time for the use of drones to deliver medical supplies and the positive environmental impact the initiative will have in the future. The Cleantech Innovation Awards was organized this year to recognize and honor the

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From Pre-Construction Surveys to Geohazard Analysis, UAS Support in the Transportation Sector

Join industry veteran Brian Soliday for a 30-minute webinar focused on ways to integrate Juniper Unmanned’s UAS technology and processes into your workflows through our enablement and collection/processing services. Additionally, we will cover several transportation sector case studies for performing UAS-based pre-construction design surveys. Join Juniper Unmanned to experience how

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Drone Programs: How to Get Started

Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS), otherwise known as drones, have become quite accessible and common across many industries. Many challenges and questions regarding the use of sUAS remain. It may seem simple to start using this new and exciting technology but, once you move from hobbyist to professional, there are

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Pierce Aerospace & TDRS set remote ID distance and altitude records.

Indianapolis, IN Pierce Aerospace, a leading Remote ID UAS Service Supplier (RID-USS), recently set distance and altitude records with the ASTM F38 Workgroup “UAS Remote ID and Tracking” draft standard. Pierce Aerospace’s demonstrations were performed at a US Army experiment with aircraft operated by UAS operators, TDRS. Pierce Aerospace’s Flight

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A bloody month in the drone wars: 7 separate drone strikes kill dozens of civilians across 4 war zones

November 2019 saw seven civilian casualties incidents from drone strikes in four different war-zones illustrating the growing spread of drone warfare. The seven strikes between them are thought to have killed 41 civilians including 11 children. Proponents of the use of armed drones often argue that drones are better

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National Grid’s drone surveillance protects new subsea electricity connection with France

Cross-channel cable-lay project looks to Flylogix UAVs to enhance live intelligence over the congested waterway Portsmouth, UK: British technology and aviation business, Flylogix, is pleased to announce the completion of a series of UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) operations in the Solent and Channel to provide live video of National Grid’s

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Libyan Officials say US Drone Shot Down by Mistake

Libyan forces trying to seize Tripoli shot down a U.S. military drone over the capital by mistake last week, officials said. The U.S. military said it lost the drone Thursday while it was assessing the security situation and monitoring extremist activity. U.S. Africa Command declined to elaborate Monday, saying only

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Parrot launches SDK Partner Program.

Parrot, the leading European drone group, officially launches today the Parrot SDK Partner Program and announces its first major partner Kittyhawk. Parrot, the leading European drone group, announces a new way to work with enterprise partners. Its new SDK Partner program expands its offerings to help both enterprise and start

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KATSU Launches Semi-Autonomous Smart Painting Drone

Widely recognized as a pioneer of drone painting, KATSU merges public art and technology to progress the development of drone technology in art and activism. After years of research and development, KATSU and Tsuru Robotics have developed the first for-sale smart painting drone, dubbed the “KATSURU BETA.” The semi-autonomous spray

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Parrot Launches SDK Partner Programme

Parrot officially launches the Parrot SDK Partner Program and announces its first major partner Kittyhawk. Its new SDK Partner program expands its offerings to help both enterprise and start ups create new applications, software and hardware to seamlessly integrate with Parrot ANAFI and ANAFI Thermal drones. Parrot’s SDK program currently

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Terra Drone India partners with Canadian CAD/GIS market leader Geo-Plus to serve AEC sector in India

Terra Drone India now offers Geo-Plus Vision suite which includes more than 16 3D measurements, 3D structure, geometry, cadaster, and document management software related to the territories Hyderabad, India – December 3, 2019 – Leading industrial drone solutions provider, Terra Drone India, has announced that it is joining forces with

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Entner releases a remote head 4K camera for wide-angle imaging

Austria, November-2019, Entner Electronics announces a new software programmable camera with a remote head for 4K imaging. The low mass and compact outline of this camera make it an ideal solution for security and surveillance applications in unmanned systems. The UC-200FE is a remote head camera with proprietary electronics and

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Acecore Technologies Selects Robotic Skies for UAS Maintenance Support

OSS, NETHERLANDS – Acecore Technologies, a leading designer and manufacturer of professional-grade unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAV), announced today that the company partnered with Robotic Skies Inc, the only certified global maintenance network for commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), to provide customers with full-service maintenance and field repair support for Acecore’s

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Surf Live Saving makes drone dream come true

Bevan Lyons is lucky to be alive. He suffers from a rare respiratory disease and his doctors told him that he wouldn’t live past last Christmas. A year later, he’s proven the experts wrong and thanks to Surf Life Saving NSW, last Sunday Bevan’s dream of becoming a drone pilot

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