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FLIR Systems Acquires Altavian, Inc

Acquisition Provides Company with Comprehensive Mission Coverage within Group 1 Unmanned Systems for Defense Customers; Bolsters Position to Deliver Solutions for Commercial and Public Safety ARLINGTON, Va., December 2, 2020 ― FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has acquired Altavian, Inc., a privately-held manufacturer of small

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Zing Drones Partners with Kansas DOT

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has partnered with Zing to test package delivery operations through the FAA’s new BEYOND program. The program is focusing on expanding operations that are Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS), improving public perception of UAS, and quantifying the economic and societal impacts of

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Introducing Niklas Jung, Skyports’ new Flight Operations Manager

Niklas Jung joins Skyports as Flight Operations Manager, bringing his wealth of experience in developing drone operations for various use cases across five different continents… What is your role at Skyports? I have joined Skyports as Flight Operations Manager, tasked with leading and growing the company’s worldwide drone delivery operations,

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SkySpecs – Signs Partnership Agreement with TEPCO Ventures, a subsidiary of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings

SkySpecs, leading provider of Operations & Maintenance solutions for the wind energy industry, today announces a signed partnership agreement with TEPCO Ventures, to deliver SkySpecs’ solutions to the Japanese wind energy market. “We are excited to be partnering with TEPCO and look forward to a long and prosperous relationship. Japan

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GA-ASI Delivers Final MQ-9A Block 5 to Spain

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. delivered the final two MQ-9A Block 5 Remotely Piloted Aircraft and a Ground Control Station to the Spanish Air Force (SpAF) on Nov. 23, 2020, completing a Foreign Military Sales acquisition of four aircraft and three GCSs. The new MQ-9s will be operated by

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Chinese Helicopter Drones Ready for Delivery

Developed by the state-owned China North Industries Group Corporation Limited (NORINCO), the CR500 Golden Eagle unmanned helicopter system recently passed final inspections for delivery, the company said in a statement. Passing the final inspections indicates that NORINCO has made a breakthrough in developing and manufacturing mid-to-large-sized drone systems, the company

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Aerial Drone-Dipping Sensors for Hydrographic Surveys

A cutting-edge new system for autonomous airborne hydrographic survey has been launched by THURN Group. The THURN QuickDip system of data collection uses aerial drones to carry Valeport sensors on pre-planned survey routes to deliver an efficient repeatable method of gathering highly accurate survey data from inaccessible or dangerous

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Ion-Propelled Drones for Urban Cargo Delivery

Undefined Technologies, a startup based in Doral, about 15 miles out of Miami, claims that it has managed to increase the thrust levels of ion propulsion systems to “unprecedented levels” with its “Air Tantrum” technology, enabling near-silent drones with no moving parts, that look like flying pallets. All aircraft propulsion

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Carolina UV Delivers Aerostats for Defence Programme

Carolina Unmanned Vehicles (CUV) has successfully completed delivery of two 45 cubic meter (45M3) model Allsopp Helikite aerostats to support a defense developmental program. The aerostats will be used to lift various electronic system to altitude. Helikites are particularly well suited for this due to their inherent stability and ability

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Vodafone and Ericsson Test Safe Sky Corridors

Vodafone and Ericsson have successfully tested safe sky corridors for drones using intelligent aspects of the mobile network. The technological breakthrough will allow professional drone operators, critical national infrastructure providers and emergency services to deliver medical, commercial and industrial supplies safe in the knowledge that they will arrive at the

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Northrop Grumman Gets $4.8B USAF Global Hawk Development Contract

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, has been awarded a $4,800,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Global Hawk development, modernization, retrofit and sustainment activities for all Air Force Global Hawk variants. This contract provides for management, including program, business and technical areas; engineering efforts, including configuration management, data management, reliability, availability

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Zipline, Medical Drone Delivery Pioneer to Headline HISA2020, a Virtual Event by IT News Africa

Technology is transforming industries on a global scale, with the COVID-19 pandemic presenting an interesting opportunity for medical practitioners and policy-makers to test new ways in which technology — like Telemedicine, AI, Big Data, Analytics, Cloud Computing and Mobility — can facilitate sustainable healthcare systems of the future. An example

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Philippine Navy Gets Eight ScanEagles

Representatives of the United States Embassy in Manila and the Joint US Military Assistance Group (JUSMAG) led the delivery of a Php710 million ($14.79 million) ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) to the Philippine Navy to boost the country’s maritime domain awareness and border security capabilities. In a ceremony at the

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FAA Moves Forward on Safe Integration of Drones

The FAA published airworthiness criteria for the proposed certification of 10 different Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or drones as special class aircraft. This is a crucial step to enabling more complex drone operations beyond what is allowed under the small unmanned aircraft rule (Part 107), including package delivery. “The development

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Japan Airlines Tests Drone Delivery in Mountains

Japan Airlines Co. last week flew a drone carrying emergency relief goods within a city in a mountainous area of western Japan as part of tests aimed at operationalizing logistics services using unmanned aircraft, although the flight was cut short due to adverse winds. During the test flight opened to

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Percepto Secures $45 Million Investment Led by Koch Disruptive Technologies to Deliver Truly Autonomous Inspection of Industrial Sites

Launches Autonomous Inspection and Monitoring (AIM) platform harnessing third party remote robotics Debuts Boston Dynamics’ Spot® as the first robot to be integrated with AIM alongside Percepto’s Sparrow Drone Modi’in, Israel, November 24th 2020 – Percepto, pioneering autonomous inspection by industrial robotics, today announced a strategic investment of $45 million

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FAA moving forward to enable safe integration of drones

WASHINGTON – The FAA published airworthiness criteria for the proposed certification of 10 different Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or drones as special class aircraft. This is a crucial step to enabling more complex drone operations beyond what is allowed under the small unmanned aircraft rule (Part 107), including package delivery.

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Amazon Prime Air Lays Off Dozens of Employees

Amazon said on Thursday last week that it had laid off dozens of staff working on the e-commerce giant’s delivery drone project as part of a reorganization of the team. The U.S. retailer has been working on a plan to deliver goods to millions of its customers by using a

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Nordic Unmanned to Deliver Lockheed Martin Indago 3 UAS to Norwegian Armed Forces

Nordic Unmanned , as system integrator, has received a contract to deliver Lockheed Martin Indago 3 UAS, including training and life cycle support, for the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency’s vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The non-exclusive framework contract, under the name “VTOL UAS”, is one of

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Nordic Unmanned to Deliver Lockheed Martin Indago 3 UAS including Life Cycle Support to the Norwegian Armed Forces.

NOVEMBER, 2020 – Sandnes, Norway – Nordic Unmanned is proud to receive the contract as system integrator, including training and life cycle support, for the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency’s vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The non-exclusive framework contract, under the name “VTOL UAS”, is one of

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Sub Delivery Used Skyfront’s Control Handoff Capability

The long-endurance hybrid-electric Skyfront Perimeter drone was recently used to perform the first ship-to-submarine delivery via small unmanned aircraft. During the historic flight, the Perimeter took off from a moving surface vessel and delivered supplies to the crew of the ballistic missile submarine, in a quick and cost-effective way to

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Drone Delivery Canada Successfully Tests Robin XL

Drone Delivery Canada Corp. has successfully tested numerous critical aspects of the Robin XL, at the Company’s ‘Tranquility Base’ test range. These include: communications system; navigational guidance system; autopilot system; take-off and landing performance; general flight stability and performance; multiple velocity vectors and altitude profiles; sound pressure

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Biden campaign celebrates victory with drone light show from Strictly FX and Verge Aero

Wilmington, USA – When US President-elect Joe Biden delivered his long-awaited victory speech in his home town of Wilmington, Delaware on the evening of Saturday, November 7th, the exuberant celebrations culminated with a spectacular drone and pyrotechnic show from Strictly FX. “The creative on this originated with executive producer Ricky

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Matternet Launches Operations at Berlin Hospital

Matternet has announced the launch of operations at Labor Berlin Charité Vivantes in Germany. The program kicked-off November 17, 2020 with permanent operations expected to take flight next year, creating the first urban BVLOS medical drone delivery network in the European Union. The drone network expects to significantly improve the

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Airspace assessment (UAM) and a Military perspective of U-space

A European Network of U-space Demonstrators webinar WHEN 19 November 2020 11:00 – 12:30 Register Add to calendar Current restrictions imposed across Europe due to COVID-19 have resulted in an enhanced need to deliver medical equipment quickly between hospitals, monitor movement of people in cities under restrictions, and limit tasks

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World’s First Commercial Night Drone Delivery

F-drones successfully completed the first commercial night drone delivery. The delivery was made in Singapore on 1 November 2020 to Berge Sarstein, owned by Berge Bulk. F- drones helped to send a 3D printed critical part weighing 3 kilograms over 5 kilometers within 7 minutes. The payload was the world’s

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