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FLIR Gets $7 M Black Hornet Australian Army Contract

FLIR Systems, Inc. has been awarded a $6.8 Million firm-fixed-price order to deliver Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance Systems (PRS) in support of the Australian Army. The units delivered under this contract will support platoon and troop level organic surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. The Australian Army previously purchased the Black

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Project Wing Expands Testing in Australia

Over the past few years, Project Wing has conducted thousands of flights to get our drone delivery technology ready for everyday use. In early 2016, we successfully completed our first drone deliveries to members of the public in an open field at Virginia Tech University. This fall we’ve been testing

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Project Wing delivers real stuff in Australian real locations

Project Wing (X’s drone delivery project), are testing their drone delivery technology with households in south-eastern Australia. For the first time anywhere, they have made drone deliveries directly to the yards of testers (deliveries for their last pilot took place in an open field at Virginia Tech). And starting this

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Consortiq Delivers UK First for BVLoS Operations

Consortiq has completed the delivery of a beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone training course to the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), in what is believed to be the first example of routine training of this type undertaken outside of segregated airspace for emergency services in the UK.

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How Drones Might Save Your Life in the Future

Drones are being used commonly now to deliver goods from online markets, cruising long flights for surveillance purposes, and even assisting with spraying crops with chemicals. They operate much faster than the standard user-driven vehicle and can easily avoid any traffic or delay since they zip through the sky. With

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DJI Reveals Zenmuse X7, The World’s First Super 35 Digital Film Camera Optimized for Professional Aerial Cinematography

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today introduced the Zenmuse X7, the world’s first Super 35 digital film camera optimized for professional aerial cinematography. Designed to work seamlessly with the DJI Inspire 2 drone, the Zenmuse X7 delivers superior image quality, interchangeable lenses, and a

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Flirtey Partners with Ambulance Service to Launch Emergency Drone Delivery Program in USA

Flirtey, the leading drone delivery service, and REMSA, a community-integrated emergency medical services provider, today announced a partnership to launch the first automated external defibrillator (AED) drone delivery service in the United States. Cardiac arrest is the leading cause of natural death in America, with more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cases

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Cambridge Consultants The future of drone delivery

Cambridge Consultants is shaping the future of deliveries with precision location and identification technology Reimagining the future of on-demand deliveries, product design and development firm Cambridge Consultants has developed DelivAir, a drone delivery concept that can deliver a package straight to the hands of its recipient, no matter their location.

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Study weighs risks of human-drone impacts

Washington (UPI) Sep 19, 2017 –
The risks of drone-human collisions vary widely, researchers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University found in a new comprehensive survey.

If drones are to take on more tasks, including package delivery, traffic management and more, the unmanned aircraft systems will have to fly over humans,

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The First Drone Strike – in 1944

Navy officer Delmar Fahrney was among the first visionaries to realize that remotely piloted aircraft could be used to deliver ordnance without putting soldiers at risk. Fahrney was instrumental in creating three Special Task Air Groups (STAGs) to deploy drones in the Pacific Theater. The program, started in 1942, used

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Upgraded Lockheed Martin Anti-UAV Laser Tests Succes

A Lockheed Martin prototype laser weapon system proved that an advanced system of sensors, software and specialized optics can deliver decisive lethality against unmanned aerial vehicle threats. In tests conducted with the U.S. Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command in August, the 30-kilowatt class ATHENA (Advanced Test High Energy Asset)

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Workhorse Group Inc. Presents New Low Floor Delivery Platform Chassis at Post-Expo 2017

Workhorse Group Inc. (NASDAQ: WKHS), an American technology company focused on providing electric mobility solutions to the transportation sector, today announced that it will present its new Low Floor Delivery Platform Chassis at the Post-Expo 2017 at Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland, September 26-28, 2017, Hall 4 Booth #9060. Workhorse is

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Drone Delivery Canada Appoints Mark Wuennenberg Vice President – Regulatory Affairs

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC or the Company) (CSE:FLT – OTCQB: TAKOF), is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Wuennenberg to the newly created position of Vice President – Regulatory Affairs as the Company grows its management team in anticipation of obtaining Canadian regulatory approval for drone delivery. Prior to

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Concentrated Laser Beam Takes Down Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

A Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) prototype laser weapon system proved that an advanced system of sensors, software and specialized optics can deliver decisive lethality against unmanned aerial vehicle threats. In tests conducted with the U.S. Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command in August, the 30-kilowatt class ATHENA (Advanced Test High

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Landmark study suggests risks vary widely in drone-human impacts

New Virginia Tech research suggests there’s wide variation in the risk that unmanned aircraft pose to people on the ground. Many of the most promising applications for these aircraft — including package delivery, public safety, and traffic management — entail flights over people and raise the possibility, however unlikely, of

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AeroVironment Enhances Its Family of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both military and commercial applications, today announced that it has delivered M1/M2/M5-compatible Raven® and Puma™ AE unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to two DoD customers, with more orders and deliveries scheduled. In addition, the company will begin taking orders

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Leonardo teams with Discovery Air Defence and Inzpire to deliver a solution for Air Support to Defence Operational Training Programme for the Bristish armed forces

Leonardo has teamed with Discovery Air Defence Services Inc. (“DA Defence”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Air Inc., and Inzpire Ltd. to develop and deliver a customer centered, low-risk, live air training solution for the UK Ministry of Defence’s Air Support to Defence Operational Training (“ASDOT”) programme. The companies

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Russia Considering 50 requests for Drone Exports

Russia is considering more than 50 requests for the delivery of unmanned aerial vehicles abroad, their share in the total order portfolio will be growing, Russian presidential aide for military and technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin told TASS on Tuesday. “Yes, we are planning to increase the share. Working is in

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California Bans Weed Delivery with Drones

In 1998, California became the first state in the union to allow the use of medical marijuana. Since that time, the states have worked harder to legalize plant. Colorado even allows the drug to be used recreationally, and without the need for a prescription. The state of California is quickly

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Study Sets New Distance Record for Medical Drone Transport

Johns Hopkins researchers have set a new delivery distance record for medical drones, successfully transporting human blood samples across 161 miles of Arizona desert. Throughout the three-hour flight, they report, the on-board payload system maintained temperature control, ensuring the samples were viable for laboratory analysis after landing. In a report

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Kongsberg Geospatial and eSmart Systems Partner to Deliver Real-time BVLOS Powerline Intelligence

Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based developer of real-time, mission critical, geospatial visualisation software, and eSmart Systems, who develop digital intelligence for the energy industry and smart communities, announced that they have integrated the Kongsberg Geospatial IRIS UAS situational awareness system into the eSmart Systems Connected Drone solution for powerline inspection. The

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Origami-Inspired Drone for Last-Centimeter Delivery

A new drone developed at EPFL uses cutting-edge technology to deliver parcels weighing up to 500 grams. The device will never get stuck in traffic, it’s programmed to avoid obstacles, and it can reach destinations on steep or uneven terrain. Its protective cage and foldable design mean that it

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Advanced Weather Service for Commercial Drone Market

Earth Networks, a provider of weather intelligence solutions, has announced Sferic DroneFlight – a new advanced predictive weather offering specifically designed for rapidly growing commercial drone markets within construction, insurance, oil and gas, agriculture, and public safety. As organizations move towards deploying drones for commercial applications ranging from delivery of

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