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Ghana Lawmakers Approve Controversial Drone Deal

This week, Ghana’s parliament approved a deal that would spend $12.5 million (in USD) over the next four years to create a system of medical supply delivery to remote areas of the country using drones. The system will be implemented through a partnership between the Ghanaian government’s own Health Service

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Zipline medical deliveries for Ghana meet resistance

On Tuesday the Ghanian government approved a $12.5 million deal with Zipline to roll out their medical delivery service in the country. The company will build four nodes all staffed by Ghanaians. The first will be at Suhum in Eastern Ghana. Operating 24/7 the nodes will cost the Government $88,000

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Drones Deliver Vaccines to Remote South Pacific Areas

A Melbourne-based startup founded by a robotics engineer and former RAAF pilot has bagged world-first commercial contracts to ship vaccines via drone delivery for international aid. Swoop Aero CEO Eric Peck met his co-founder, mechatronics and robotics engineer Josh Tepper, while researching opportunities to start an air taxi service that

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WB Group Gets $3M FLYEYE Order in Poland

The Armament Inspectorate in the Ministry of National Defence in Poland has signed the contract for the supply of four sets of the mini UAV FLYEYE with a training package for USD 3M. The agreement stipulates the option for the further delivery of ten sets. One set comprises four

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Wing to Launch Drone Deliveries in Finland in 2019

Wing, an Alphabet company that graduated from the X moonshot factory in July 2018, announced that it will start a new pilot in Finland beginning in the spring of 2019 in Helsinki, delivering goods and packages of up to 1.5 kilograms (about 3.3 pounds) within a distance of up to

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10,000+ Drone Flights a Day in Canberra by 2030

If the drone delivery scheme for Canberra takes off, there could be 11,000 flights a day, according to a scenario in a report written for the company behind the scheme. The economists at the AlphaBeta consultancy estimate that by 2030 there would be 5.6 million deliveries a year by drone

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Altitude Angel Strikes Alliance With Transport Systems Catapult to Deliver UK UTM Project

Altitude Angel, the global company leading Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM), has been named as a key delivery partner in the Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) led UK UTM project. The news follows the aviation technology company’s recent success in delivering ‘Operation Zenith’: the world’s first comprehensive demonstration of how drones can

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US Navy Cargo UAS Experiment

The United States Navy desires the capability to autonomously deliver cargo with an unmanned aerial system (UAS) between shore-to-ship, ship-to-ship, and ship-to-shore. During the week of 25 March 2019, the Navy will hold a limited objective experiment to identify and evaluate solutions to address this need. The objective of this

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FlytDock Drone-Agnostic Precision Landing Solution

Whether you are developing a solution for drone delivery, deploying an autonomous drone charging or docking station, hovering a drone for inspection, or even trying to land a drone in the back of your pickup truck, making a drone land (or hover) precisely at a given location has always been

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How Amazon’s Five-Year Drone Delivery Plan Failed

In December of 2013, Amazon CEO and wealthiest man alive Jeff Bezos gave a 60 Minutes interview in which he promised that the company would have drone delivery operations up and running within five years. “It will work,” Bezos promised at the time, “And it will happen, and it’s gonna

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Organ Transplant Via Drone

Minutes matter when patients are awaiting organ transplants, so what better way to deliver organs than with a drone? Transplant surgeon Dr. Joseph Scalea of the University of Maryland Medical Center thought so, and as he noted, “I frequently encounter situations where there’s simply no way to get

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Drone Delivery Canada Signs $2.5 Million Commercial Agreement With Moose Cree First Nation to Deploy DDC’s Drone Delivery Platform

Drone Delivery Canada ‘DDC or the Company’ (TSX.V:FLTOTC: TAKOF), is pleased to announce that it has executed a commercial agreement with the Moose Cree First Nation to deploy DDC’s drone delivery technology platform with the Moose Cree First Nation communities. The Company is currently permitted to commercially operate its drone

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Singapore Bets Big on Drones

Hi-tech Singapore is planning to roll out a swarm of drones for tasks that include delivering parcels, inspecting buildings and providing security, but safety and privacy concerns mean the initiative may hit turbulence. Companies have already started testing the devices for commercial use, mainly in an area of over 200

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From parcel delivery to security, Singapore bets big on drones

Singapore (AFP) Nov 25, 2018 –

Hi-tech Singapore is planning to roll out a swarm of drones for tasks that include delivering parcels, inspecting buildings and providing security, but safety and privacy concerns mean the initiative may hit turbulence.

Companies have already started testing the devices for commercial use, mainly in

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Japan issues contract to purchaser RQ-4 Global Hawk surveillance drones

Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2018 –

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems will provide the government of Japan with RQ-4 Global Hawk surveillance unmanned aerial vehicles and related services under a contract worth $489.9 million.

The contract will deliver three RQ-4 Global Hawk Block 30i drones with sensor payloads, two ground control stations, spare

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Drone Delivery Systems and FlytBase Partnership to Yield Leading-Edge Tech for Drone-Based Precision Delivery

Drone Delivery Systems and FlytBase have just announced a partnership for the development of a precision landing kit, compatible with any delivery drone, to allow for secure and precise drone delivery to AirBox Home. AirBox is the world’s first smart drone delivery mailbox. Today, drones are readily being used to

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UTC Develops World’s Highest Resolution SWIR Camera

United Technologies Corporation (UTC) has delivered four high-resolution shortwave infrared (SWIR) cameras to the US Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR). These will be part of a unique payload for the RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aerial system (UAS). Under a contract with the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR), UTC Aerospace

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Altitude Angel, NATS Demo Guardian UTM O/S Platform at Manchester Airport

On Wednesday 21st November 2018, to an exclusive delegation of over 120 influential people involved in the drone industry, Altitude Angel, NATS, Manchester Airport and our delivery partners collectively and successfully staged “Operation Zenith”: the most comprehensive demonstration of a UTM platform’s ability to unlock the full potential of drones.

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GuardianUTM O/S successfully powered Operation Zenith: the UK’s most comprehensive drone trial

On Wednesday 21st November 2018, to an exclusive delegation of over 120 influential people involved in the drone industry, Altitude Angel, NATS, Manchester Airport and our delivery partners collectively and successfully staged “Operation Zenith”: the most comprehensive demonstration of a UTM platform’s ability to unlock the full potential of drones.

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UK Drone Industry Meets to Share Expertise on BVLoS

London’s City Hall played host yesterday to a meeting of leading drone industry stakeholders who gathered to discuss how best to harness UK expertise to enable the delivery of ‘Beyond Visual Line of Sight’ (BVLOS) and ‘Vertical Take-Off and Landing’ (VTOL) Drone Flights and ‘Unmanned Traffic Management’ (UTM) systems for

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Insitu Gets $18M US Special Ops Contract

Insitu Inc., Bingen, Washington, was awarded a maximum $18,000,000 modification (P00018) for an existing non-competitive, single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (H92222-16-D-0031) for mid-endurance unmanned aircraft systems (MEUAS 1.5B) intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) services. An increase of $18,000,000 to a ceiling of $250,000,000 prevents a gap in ISR services

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Drones Can Safely Deliver Human Organs

When a patient who needs an organ transplantation is finally matched with a donor, every second matters. A longer wait between when an organ is removed from a donor and when it is placed into a recipient is associated with poorer organ function following transplantation. To maximize the chances of

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Dubai Police Takes First Delivery of Hoverbike

A year after California-based startup Hoversurf showcased its hoverbike at tech expo GITEX in the white and green livery of the Dubai Police, the company has returned with a new model and evidence its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle might be, well, taking off. Making good on a

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MyDefence Integrates C-UAS Sensors in Light Armoured Vehicle

MyDefence Communication has announced the successful integration of Counter Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) technology in vehicle platforms for military forces. The integration of the drone sensors allows military operators to effectively detect and defeat enemy drones used for reconnaissance or as weapon delivery systems. MyDefence has developed advanced, networked radio-frequency

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ArcBlock Announces New Partnership with Soar to Support Development of Their Blockchain-Based Super Maps

Today, ArcBlock (https://www.arcblock.io), the leading application development platform for decentralized applications (DApps) and blockchain-enabled services announced that it has officially launched a new strategic partnership with Soar (https://www.soar.earth). Soar is working to create the world’s first decentralized Super-map using blockchain technology including the delivery of a new decentralized platform

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