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Thaicom and China Great Wall Sign MoU on UAV Development

Thaicom Public Company Limited (THCOM) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC)—a leading player in commercial launch services, satellite systems, and space technology cooperation. The companies will cooperate in the area of application development for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and BeiDou—China’s proprietary

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Actuating Enclosure for Deploying Drones from Moving Vehicles

A group of U.S. Army engineers have invented a mechanical box that can house a quadcopter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on top of a normal ground vehicle for instant deployment. The new invention, which can streamline military and commercial drone operations, was first made public through a patent application published

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Galaxy Unmanned Systems selected for Army airship SBIR

FORT WORTH, Tx — Galaxy Unmanned Systems LLC’s proposal for an aerostat/airship hybrid has been selected for a potential Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract with the U.S. Army. If awarded in early 2020, the SBIR contract calls for enhancement and augmentation of current aerostat capabilities that provide

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DronecloudTM announces LAANC capability is enabled for US operations.

DronecloudTM, the drone management software company, today announced that LAANC (Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability) is now available for free in all subscription levels. The DronecloudTM platform is a leading all in one business and compliance solution for drone operations capable of managing all aspects of drone operation. Integrating

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MicaSense Releases 10-Band Solution for Drone/Satellite Comparisons, Coastline Monitoring, Vegetation Research

MicaSense has released the RedEdge-MX Dual Camera Imaging System, a 10-band multispectral solution for advanced multispectral imaging applications that features RedEdge-MX and the new RedEdge-MX Blue. Consisting of two cameras yet utilizing the same workflow as one, the Dual Camera System is the easiest way to capture the data needed

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AVT Australia Completes Phase 2 of the Micro Gimbal

Last month, AVT Australia completed the Technology Demonstration Phase of the Micro Gimbal, which included flight and environmental test demonstrations to personnel in the Department of Defence, Defence Science & Technology Group (DST) and the Australian Army. AVT Australia demonstrated the EO ultra-zoom capability, LWIR custom core and a range

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NATS launches online drone hobbyist training course

A new, free-to-use online training course for drone users is now available on the NATS website. Designed with new drone owners and hobbyists in mind the animated course, launched today , presents an overview of current UK flight safety rules and regulations governing drone use and features a series of

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Workhorse Partners with USOG for Drone Delivery of Medical Supplies

Workhorse Group Inc., an American technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective electric-mobility solutions to the transportation sector has partnered with Unmanned Systems Operations Group, Inc. , a provider of end-to-end, unmanned mobile medical delivery logistics, to launch an initial pilot drone delivery program in the San Diego area.

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USSOCOM Increases Value of MALET Contract for GA-ASI Aircraft

The U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has increased the ceiling on its contract to support modifications and capability enhancements to its Medium-altitude, Long-endurance Tactical (MALET) aircraft. The funding increase from $15 million to $93 million is in response to the significantly expanded payload capacity of the newly fielded MQ-1C ER

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Hoverfly Gets $10M US Government Tethered Drone Contract

Orlando-based Hoverfly Technologies Inc., manufacturer of the LiveSky tethered drone, has been awarded a $10 million sole-source contract by a U.S. government agency. LiveSky provides aerial monitoring and communications relay solutions for national defense, intelligence and homeland security customers. The sole-source contract has an initial ceiling value of $10 million

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DRL RacerAI, the First Autonomous Racing Drone

The Drone Racing League (DRL), the global, professional drone racing circuit, launched the DRL RacerAI, the league’s first-ever autonomous racing drone. Designed to be the first autonomous robot to defeat a human in a physical sport, the DRL RacerAI will help close the gap between artificial intelligence (AI) and human

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AeroVironment Launches Puma LE

AeroVironment, Inc. has announced the launch of Puma LE (Long Endurance), the next generation in its Puma All Environment small UAS product line. Puma LE builds on the combat-proven Puma AE legacy with new capabilities, increased range, and expanded payload capacity. With the integrated Mantis i45 gimballed EO/IR sensor and

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Innoflight Galaxy 950

Operated via our long-range 3-axis Joystick configured 900/868mhz Ground Control Station or a more conventional style RC 2.4ghz system, the Galaxy is a very simple to control platform thanks to our Jupiter- H series autopilot system. Autonomous take-offs, waypoint missions and landings are simple to execute with the just flick

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AeroVironment Launches New Puma™ LE, Delivering Group 2 Capabilities in a Group 1 Footprint with Increased Range, Endurance and Payload Capacity

Rapidly deployable via hand-launch, Puma LE’s 5.5-hour endurance delivers persistent data with increased time on station, in an economical two-case mission packout Puma LE’s 5.5-pound total payload capacity includes a secondary payload bay with dedicated power supply and Ethernet connection, making Puma LE the ideal multi-mission platform for third-party payload

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Sabrewing Aircraft Company, Inc adds Anthony Tata and Mike Murkowski to the Board of Directors

Sabrewing Aircraft Company, Inc., a startup that has designed and is building an unmanned Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) Group 5 regional cargo carrier drone, will announced at the AUSA annual meeting and exposition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C. that it has added Brigadier General

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Free Class! Embry-Riddle UAS Public Safety

Embry-Riddle Worldwide offers MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) to anyone with an Internet connection and a desire to learn about aviation. And they are free! Future MOOCs will be announced as scheduled. This two-week MOOC covers key concepts related to small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) as applied to the Public

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Delair provides Ministry of Armies in UAVs Delair UX11

Delair, one of the world’s leading suppliers of mini-drones, announces it has approached several units of the French Army to supply them with Delair UX11 UAVs, systems deployed around the world. in complex industrial environments and in military and civilian security operations. The first systems were delivered at the end

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Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie Damaged During Landing

The Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie unmanned air vehicle (UAV) was damaged during landing after completing its third flight on 9 October in Yuma, Arizona. The issue was caused by a malfunction of the aircraft’s provisional flight test recovery system and high surface winds, says the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in

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IMSAR Gets $7M US Navy Multi-Mode Radar Contract

U.S. Navy unmanned surveillance experts needed a synthetic aperture/ground moving target indicator (GMTI) radar for small military unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). They found their solution from IMSAR LLC in Springville, Utah. Officials of the Naval Air Warfare Aircraft Division in Lakehurst, N.J., announced a $7.3 million one-year order to IMSAR

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New Spraying Drone Deals with Spray Drift

Drones designed to spray broad- acre agricultural crops usually use fine droplets with a low water-to-chemical ratio to try and make up for their limited fluid carrying capacity. This greatly limits their use, because extremely low water volumes are off-label and fine droplets are prone to drift, where they might

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