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Black Swift Technologies and Leptron Unmanned Aircraft Systems Join Forces to Deliver American-Made Advanced Capability Fixed-Wing UAS

GeoSwift Mapper Built on the Same UAS Platform Embraced by NASA, NOAA, and Other Leading Scientific Agencies Boulder, CO – (December 12, 2017) – With a legacy of delivering reliable, robust, and highly accurate small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), Black Swift Technologies (BST), a specialized engineering firm based in Boulder,

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Virginia Tech Engineers Team with Malawi University Students

Drone delivery moved one step closer to reality in sub-Saharan Africa after Virginia Tech and Malawian teams conducted tests at the UNICEF drone testing corridor in Kasungu, Malawi. The flights by a fully autonomous aircraft designed in mechanical engineering’s Unmanned Systems Lab set several records in Malawi, including the longest

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Bell APT – Automatic Pod Transport

A very complicated looking transitioning delivery drone from helicopter manufacturer Bell was revealed in Fort Worth on Monday. Speaking to Bill Hanna of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Bell’s director of innovation, Scott Drennan said “Bell can engineer, build, certify, field and maintain these vehicles in ways that some of these

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Mercedes Drone Partnership Makes 100 Deliveries

In a global first, online orders were delivered in Zurich between 25 September and 13 October with the aid of Vans & Drones. In partnership with Matternet and siroop.ch, Mercedes-Benz carried out a unique pilot project to test on-demand delivery of e-commerce orders – and it was a resounding success,

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Korea Post Makes First Drone Delivery

The Korea Post recently used a drone to deliver a package to a remote southern island, marking South Korea’s first successful aerial delivery. The postal agency said it used the unmanned aerial vehicle to deliver the eight-kilogram package from its post office in Goheung county to Deungnyang Island. The parcel

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HV and Regular Battery Pack (Quick Tip)

High-voltage packs can be charged up to a 4.35V peak voltage as compared to the 4.20V for normal LiPo packs. High-voltage LiPos also deliver more motor punch, faster speed, and longer flights. High-voltage battery packs deliver more capacity than standard batteries of the same size and weight, making them a

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Unmanned Aeronautics XRay UAS

The XRay UAS has been built from the ground up to deliver extremely high-quality data collection in a wide range of operating environments. The airframe features full composite construction, including Kevlar fiber control hinges for rugged performance. The high strength to weight of the materials ensures optimum flight efficiency and

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Amazon Drone Would Dismantle itself in Sky

Amazon has just received a patent outlining a possible plan for “directed fragmentation for unmanned airborne vehicles” used in deliveries. “The use of UAVs is accompanied by the need for new solutions to various problems, such as service disruptions due to unsuitable weather conditions, equipment malfunctions, and other problems,” said

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Kenyan Retailer to Test Drone Delivery

Jumia Kenya, the online retailer is planning to use of unmanned aerial vehicles commonly known as drones for delivery of goods during the first quarter of 2018. Should this plans go through, then fast-moving consumer goods, electronics, groceries and other products will be delivered using drones. This was confirmed by

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Silent Arrow delivery drone wins government military contract.

Yates Electrospace Corporation’s Silent Arrow® Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Wins United States Marine Corps Phase 2 Flight Test Program. Yates Electrospace Corporation (YEC) have announced that the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) has selected the company’s Silent Arrow® product line of autonomous cargo aircraft for a 12-month flight test program.

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Drone with Drugs Crashes in Arizona Prison Yard

An attempt to deliver a load of drugs and cell phones to inmates at an Arizona prison failed when the drone carrying the contraband crashed in a yard accessible only to corrections officers. The Arizona Department of Corrections said Thursday it is still trying to determine who was behind the

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Japan Tests Automatic Drone Delivery in Mountains

A team of researchers and companies has conducted a trial automatic flight of a drone in a mountainous area in central Japan, aiming to realize parcel delivery services for remote locations, including islands, using such unmanned aircraft. The test, conducted in the city of Ina, Nagano Prefecture, on Nov. 11,

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Turkish Post to Begin Drone Deliveries in 2018

Turkey’s national post and telegraph corporation is preparing to begin deliveries by unmanned aerial vehicles, dubbed as drones, within next year. Speaking at the International e-Commerce Conference in the southern Antalya province, Kenan Bozgeyik, board chairman of the Post and Telegraph Organization (PTT), said Wednesday that they are currently working

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AT&T COW Drones Help Puerto Ricans with Cell Service

We’ve seen all of the amazing advancements that drones have made in both deliveries and security, but now we’re beginning to see that there is no limit to the services that they can provide. Amazon is using drones for delivery while other companies are considering them and emergency services are

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NOAA, Tennessee University Test Electric UAV with Autopilot

With a legacy of delivering reliable, robust and highly accurate small Unmanned Aircraft Systems , NOAA Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division (ATDD) of the Air Resources Laboratory has selected Black Swift Technologies (BST), a specialized engineering firm based in Boulder, CO, to integrate their SwiftCore Flight Management System with a

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Black Swift Technologies’ SwiftCore™ Flight Management System Plays Critical Role in NOAA and University of Tennessee Space Institute Joint Research Project

With a legacy of delivering reliable, robust, and highly accurate small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), NOAA Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division (ATDD) of the Air Resources Laboratory has selected Black Swift Technologies (BST), a specialized engineering firm based in Boulder, CO, to integrate their SwiftCore Flight Management System with a

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Drone Delivery Canada Flies in Canadian Northern Communities of Moose Factory and Moosonee, Ontario

Drone Delivery Canada ‘DDC or the Company’ (CSE:FLT OTC:TAKOF), is pleased to announce it was granted permission from Transport Canada to test its drone delivery technology in the northern regions of Canada. DDC tested its drone delivery platform in the Moose Factory and Moosonee communities where it completed a

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Insitu Announces RPAS Services Contract in Australia

Insitu has announced a contract with QGC in Australia, to leverage Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) to deliver automated infrastructure inspection and management services for its operations within Queensland. In a first-of-its-kind program in Australia, the contract in the Surat Basin represents a significant move towards the use of autonomous

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1st Falco EVO Delivery to Middle East Launch Customer

The Falco EVO Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS) has been selected by two customers in the Middle East and Gulf region. The first delivery took place last month. The first of the newly-built aircraft was completed in August with the acceptance test carried out at Leonardo’s RPAS design and construction facility

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Full automation for 3D spatial analysis that support i-Construction and public surveying in Japan

Pix4D is partnering with Kokusai Kogyo Corporation (KKC)—the leading geospatial consulting company in Japan–to deliver a i-Construction-compliant drone mapping and photogrammetry solution for the Japanese market. i-Construction is a set of government-defined regulations to govern the collection and processing of drone data. In August 2016, KKC released a 3D geospatial

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Climate Corporation Partners with Deveron for On-Demand Aerial Imagery Data for Enhanced Crop Analysis

The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, announced a partnership with Deveron UAS Corp., that will deliver farmers advanced aerial imagery data combined with powerful analytics through The Climate Corporation’s industry-leading Climate FieldView digital agriculture platform. The addition of Deveron supports Climate’s commitment to deliver a true digital ag

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5 Best Drone Toys Review [Holidays 2017]

Drones are popular today more than ever. They are used in warfare to drop bombs on insurgents in hostile countries; they also find use in aid delivery, photography and recreation. But what are drones? Strictly speaking, a drone is an unmanned flying vehicle. Apart from science, commercial and military use,

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First operational MQ-4C Triton drone delivered to U.S. Navy

Washington (UPI) Nov 12, 2017 –

Northrop Grumman delivered the first operational MQ-4C Trition aircraft to the U.S. Navy facility at Point Mugu, the company said in a press statement on Friday.

Northrop Grumman in April received $19.9 million for engineering and analysis of obsolescence issues with the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial

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Leonardo delivers Falco EVO drones to Middle East

Washington (UPI) Nov 14, 2017 –

Leonardo has announced the delivery of its Falco EVO tactical unmanned aerial system to its customers in the Middle East, the company said in a press statement during the Dubai Air Show 2017 exhibition.

The Falco EVO is specifically designed for long range intelligence, surveillance, and

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