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AeroVironment Wins U.S. Army Contract Valued at Up to $55 Million for Radio Frequency Modifications to Raven® B Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Potential contract options total as much as $55 million; initial base delivery order is $862,488 Hand-launched AeroVironment Raven is the most widely used military unmanned aircraft system in the world SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 13, 2019 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both

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US Navy Accepts First Hydrogen Powered UAS

The Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California took delivery of the Navy’s first ever hydrogen fuel cell powered rotary-wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) on 25 October 2019. The six-rotor UAS “HYCOPTER” has a blade tip-to-blade tip diameter of 7 feet, a takeoff weight of about 35 pounds with a five-pound

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Sentera Introduces the 6X Sensor: Multispectral, RGB, and Onboard Analytics Fastest Image Capture Rate in the Industry

Sentera has announced the launch of the 6X, the highest-performing, the most powerful sensor in its class. 6X delivers the data and processing necessary to meet a wide range of customer requirements, from broad acre, specialty, and permanent crop insights to science and research customers. “The 6x currently delivers the

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AeroVironment Gets $6.4M Raven Contract from Southeast Asia

AeroVironment, Inc. has announced it received a firm fixed-price contract valued at $6,408,542 from an existing Southeast Asian military customer on September 17, 2019 for additional Raven unmanned aircraft systems. Delivery is anticipated within 12 months. “With nearly two decades of combat-proven effectiveness, Raven is a mainstay workhorse for

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Volans-i Becomes the First Drone Delivery Company to Earn an ARGUS Gold Rating

Today, ARGUS International, Inc. proudly announced its awarding of the ARGUS Gold Unmanned Operator rating to Volans-i, making the organization the first unmanned delivery operation to earn the prestigious aviation rating. The California-headquartered autonomous drone delivery solution serves the commercial, defense, and humanitarian sectors both within the United States and

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Southeast Asian Military Customer Awards AeroVironment $6.4 Million Raven Tactical UAS Follow-On Contract Award

AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), today announced it received a firm-fixed-price contract valued at $6,408,542 from an existing Southeast Asian military customer on September 17, 2019, for additional Raven® unmanned aircraft systems. Delivery is anticipated within 12 months. “With nearly two decades

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Quantum Systems Adopts u-blox GNSS Modules

u‑blox , a global provider of leading positioning and wireless communication technologies, has gained another high‑profile endorsement for ZED‑F9P, its high precision GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) module that delivers centimeter‑level accuracy within seconds. Quantum‑Systems, a German company specialized in the development and production of electric VTOL (Vertical Take‑off and

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Will The USPS Enlist Drones?

It finally happened, USPS has taken their first steps on the way to drone deliveries. With so many other companies getting in the game, it was only a matter of time before the USPS did as well. It’s a good thing they did too, with big competitors like UPS and

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New Design for Uber Eats Delivery Drone

On Monday, Eric Allison, head of Uber Elevate, revealed a new Uber Eats delivery drone design onstage at Forbes Under 30 Summit in Detroit. The company plans to use this design when it starts testing meal delivery in San Diego next summer. The new drone design can carry dinner for

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Its a bird, it’s a plane, its BNSF

What companies come to mind when you think of drones? Perhaps it’s one of the many online retailers exploring drone delivery to transport purchases to your doorstep. What may not come to mind is the railroad. Believe it or not, BNSF has been a leader in employing drones for a

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Zipline Tests Medical Supply Drones with US Military

During multinational forces exercises with the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the Australian Defense Force (ADF), Zipline successfully forward-deployed to Australia to pilot its life-saving UAS technology. According to Zipline, the deployment sought to showcase how its logistics network of autonomous delivery UAS could help transform emergency medicine and

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Antwork Gets First Drone Delivery Licence in China

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has awarded the country’s first licence for urban drone deliveries to Chinese tech company Antwork Technology. The approval, presented to Antwork on 15 October, encompasses urban operations, as well as delivery business licences. Prior to receiving CAAC approval, Antwork has carried out more

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African Drone Business Challenge

Imagine an Africa with low mobility costs and just-in-time delivery or with massive amounts of new imagery available for mapping and monitoring – what new business opportunities could exist in e-commerce and data services? The African Drone Forum (ADF) asks African entrepreneurs to envision new commercial use cases that may

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Turkey’s Baykar Delivers Second TB2 Batch to Ukraine

The Turkish drone manufacturer Baykar announced that it delivered the second batch of Bayraktar TB2 armed unmanned aerial vehicles to the Ukrainian Air Force. The Ukrainian Ministry of Defence announced that it completed the acceptance tests of the drones at its Starokostiantyniv Airbase. These tests covered the drones’ combat capabilities,

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Workhorse Group Forms JV for Truck-Based Drone Business

Electric truck maker Workhorse Inc. is selling its Surefly flying car project to aerospace and defense contractor Moog Inc. for $4 million and forming a joint venture with Moog to boost its truck-based drone delivery efforts. Workhorse had been trying to sell the Surefly vertical-lift copter assets to raise money

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Blood Delivery Drones Look To Save Lives

There’s been a lot of talk of using drones for delivery, but usually in the context of residential or commercial deliveries. Zipline, a drone delivery company, is looking to add on to that with medical supplies and blood. Blood deliveries are important, and can be life saving, and zipline is

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Raytheon Delivers First Laser C-UAS System to US Air Force

Raytheon Company delivered the first high-energy laser counter-unmanned aerial system to the U.S. Air Force earlier this month. The system will be deployed overseas as part of a year-long Air Force experiment to train operators and test the system’s effectiveness in real-world conditions. Raytheon’s high-energy laser weapon system uses an

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Drone Delivery Canada Signs Deal with DSV Canada

Drone Delivery Canada Corp. has announced that with the assistance of its sales agent Air Canada, it has entered into a commercial agreement dated October 22, 2019 with DSV Air & Sea Inc. Canada, the Canadian arm of the global transport and logistics company DSV Panalpina A/S, to deploy DDC’s

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AeroVironment Gets $5M US Border Patrol Puma 3 AE Contract

AeroVironment, Inc. has received a $5,254,912 firm fixed-price contract award for Puma 3 AE systems and support equipment on August 8, 2019 for the U.S. Border Patrol, part of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Delivery is anticipated by January, 2020. AeroVironment’s Puma 3 AE small unmanned aircraft

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Skyports and Flock Partner for Fully-Insured Drone Deliveries

Flock has announced that it has become as the exclusive risk partner of Skyports for its drone insurance. The collaborative partnership will enable Skyports to further the development of their drone delivery services, starting with initial ‘Beyond Visible Line of Sight’ (BVLOS) test flights in the UK, Belgium, Sweden and

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ImSAR LLC wins $$7.2M contract for work on RQ-21A unmanned aerial systems

Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2019 –

ImSAR LLC was awarded a $7.2 million contract for work on payload systems and communications packages of the RQ-21 Blackjack unmanned aerial system.

The cost-plus-fixed fee delivery order against a previous ordering agreement calls for work to be executed by October 2020, the Defense Department announced

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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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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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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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DroneDek: Mailbox on Steroids

DroneDek says it has been awarded a U.S. patent for what it describes as “last-mile drone delivery.”

The company claims that it will “disrupt the parcel, package and mail delivery industry by leveraging several patent claims…that combine to make it a ‘mailbox on steroids.’”

DroneDek aims to solve drone delivery by offering

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