Tagged: Purchasing

Clogworks Expands Dark Matter UAV Range

The Clogworks Dark Matter UAV range has been specifically designed to suit the needs of commercial operators. They are modular heavy-lift drones capable of carrying a variety of payloads and displaying several configurations. Paired with bespoke accessories, finished are the times when operators needed to buy a UAV per payload

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Mississippi State University Raspet Flight Research Laboratory Gets New TigerShark

Mississippi State University’s Raspet Flight Research Laboratory is expanding its vast unmanned aerial systems research and support capabilities with the acquisition of two of the latest TigerShark XP3 aircraft. Raspet’s purchase of the two aircraft—built by NAVMAR Applied Sciences Corporation—along with associated radio and computer equipment, represents a total investment

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AVIX Tech AXH E320 patrols Taiwanese Coastline

Taiwan’s Coast Guard Administration (CGA) performed its UAV actual drill around the coastal areas today with the intention to prevent the African Swine Flu (ASF) from entering and affecting Taiwan. CGA had purchased 8 UAV designed and made by AVIX Tech. (田屋科技) last year and following by another 12 UAV

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India Buys 50 Herons in $500M IAI Deal

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has agreed with India’s Ministry of Defense on the sale of 50 Heron unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for 500 million U.S. dollars. The Heron, a medium-altitude long-endurance drone capable of performing strategic and tactical missions, can carry a payload of up to 470 kg, stay

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NATO and Canada bid for Mothballed German EuroHawk

The German Defence Ministry is evaluating a bid from Canada to buy a high-altitude surveillance drone prototype that has been parked at a German air base for years after the cancellation of the Euro Hawk programme in 2013. A formal bid for the prototype aircraft, which was demilitarised by the

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Rafael Buys Aeronautics for $235M

Israel’s state-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and businessman Avihai Stolero signed a deal to buy unmanned aerial vehicle maker Aeronautics for 850 million shekels ($235 million) in cash, according to a regulatory filing. The purchase price of 15.36 shekels a share is double that of Aeronautics’ average share price in

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Bogotá gets Drones for Surveillance and Emergency Response

Remote controlled surveillance technology will soon be hovering in the skies above Bogotá announced mayor Enrique Peñalosa. Just days after a powerful bomb detonated inside the Escuela de Cadetes General Santander, mayor Peñalosa said the purchase of camera-equipped drones was unrelated to the attack. During Thursday’s attack that killed 20

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Virtual Surveyor Version 6.2

Virtual Surveyor drone surveying and mapping software has added new functionality that enables users to process larger projects without buying more powerful computers or expensive cloud services. The enhancement is among several included in Virtual Surveyor 6.2 released this week in response to requests from an international client base that

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Jittena Antenna Extender

Significantly increase the range of your DJI Mavic Pro or Spark with this WiFi extender. The portable and foldable extender will increase your frontal gain by about 3db as compared to the original antenna. The lightweight extender is easy to use. Amazon reviewer and verified purchaser Woody writes, “I have

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Miami Beach Police Blimp Circumvents Ban on Drone Surveillance

Miami Beach Police Department circumvented a 2015 ban on police drone surveillance when it monitored a crowded Orange Bowl celebration event last month using a small, helium-filled blimp, called a “tethered aerostat.” Essentially a camera-equipped balloon at the end of a leash, the aerostat was purchased by MBPD this winter

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Seal count conducted by drone on the Farne Islands.

By James Willoughby A drone has been used for the first time to successfully help count a colony of Atlantic grey seal pups, which have reached record high numbers. Ritchie Southerton, of Ritchie Southerton Photography, turned to UAV specialist Heliguy to purchase a DJI Phantom 4 Pro for the important

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Aeronautics Gets $232M Buyout Offer

Israel’s state-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and businessman Avihai Stolero have offered to buy unmanned aerial vehicle maker Aeronautics for 850 million shekels ($232 million). The news sent shares of Aeronautics up 37 percent in morning trade in Tel Aviv on Sunday. Aeronautics rejected a 430 million shekel offer from

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Saudi Arabia Starts Issuing Drone Permits

The General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) began receiving Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) drone permit applications via its website. Those who own a drone or wish to purchase one and fly it in Saudi Arabia can register and receive the relevant permits online. On its website on Thursday, GACA announced

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