Tagged: Purchasing

ADS-B discounted for AOPA members

While the fast-approaching ADS-B Out mandate does not apply to drones, there’s still a strong case for integrating the technology in both manned and unmanned operations. AOPA members can purchase uAvionix solutions for both kinds of aircraft at a discount. Manned aircraft owners have just a few weeks left to

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Its a bird, it’s a plane, its BNSF

What companies come to mind when you think of drones? Perhaps it’s one of the many online retailers exploring drone delivery to transport purchases to your doorstep. What may not come to mind is the railroad. Believe it or not, BNSF has been a leader in employing drones for a

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Drone Origin Security Enhancement Act Advances in House

The House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday unanimously voted to advance two bills related to drones, blocking purchases of them from certain countries and creating a position at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to counter associated threats. The “Drone Origin Security Enhancement Act” prohibits the DHS secretary from “operat[ing],

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Dedrone Acquires DroneDefender Technology from Battelle

Dedrone has announced the purchase of DroneDefender from Battelle. This purchase includes all assets and intellectual property associated with DroneDefender. With this acquisition, Dedrone has launched a new consultancy, Dedrone Defense, specializing in services and solutions for U.S. federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, and providing a proven, end-to-end

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Dedrone Acquires DroneDefender & Defeat Technology from Battelle

Airspace security technology company launches consultancy, Dedrone Defense, providing authorized customers a complete, detect and defeat system to protect themselves against adversary drones Dedrone, the market leader in counter-small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) technology, today announced the purchase of DroneDefender from Battelle. This purchase includes all assets and intellectual property

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SkyOp LLC Inks Deal to Bring Its Drone Training STEM Curriculum to Local School Districts

A model for other state education services agencies to follow, the cooperative purchasing contract with the New York State BOCES provides significant cost savings to school districts looking to implement the proven SkyOp Drone Training Curriculum which prepares high school juniors and seniors for in-demand STEM careers as full-service drone

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DRONERESPONDERS Report Examines Foreign Dominance of US Public Safety Drone Sector

As a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers seeks to ban Chinese drone purchases by federal agencies, new research from DRONERESPONDERS – the world’s leading non-profit organization supporting public safety UAS – examines the perspectives of America’s first responders operating foreign-made, small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). The DRONERESPONDERS report, Chinese sUAS

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New DRONERESPONDERS Report Examines Foreign Dominance of U.S. Public Safety Drone Sector

Research explores landscape and perspectives surrounding use of Chinese sUAS by America’s First Responders MIAMI, FL – As a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers seeks to ban Chinese drone purchases by federal agencies, new research from DRONERESPONDERS – the world’s leading non-profit organization supporting public safety UAS –

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Global Hawks to Take On Hypersonic Testing

The US Air Force is buying three RQ-4 Global Hawks to aid in long-range hypersonic missile testing, according to the head of the Air Force Test Center. The move, which is already in progress, is one aspect of the service’s attempt to beef up its hypersonic test infrastructure as it

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KKR Wants to Buy 50% Controp Stake from Aeronautics

Just a few days after the acquisition of Aeronautics by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and Avichai Stolero was completed, the new owners are working on a deal to make back almost half of their NIS 850 million investment in the acquisition of the Israeli unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developer and

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Quantum Signs for 26 Electric Airplanes from Bye Aerospace

Bye Aerospace announced that Quantum Air has signed a purchase deposit agreement for 22 of its all-electric four-seat eFlyer 4s and 2 two-seat eFlyer 2 airplanes. The company also signed a comprehensive agreement that includes two future advanced aircraft under development from Bye Aerospace. George E. Bye, CEO of

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Measure Awarded Multi-State Contract for Unmanned Aerial System Services

After completing a competitive request for proposal (RFP) process, Measure UAS, Inc., the leader in aerial intelligence, has been awarded Contract E194-79435 by the Commonwealth of Virginia Division of Purchase and Supply for Unmanned Aerial System Services in the following Service Categories: Emergency Support Services; Law Enforcement Services; Agricultural and

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DroneShield releases RfZero product

DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO or DRO.AU) (“DroneShield”) is pleased to release a breakthrough new product, RfZeroTM, following extensive development in response to end-user feedback. The product is available for purchase from today to qualified end-users. RfZeroTM is an omnidirectional drone detection device with a 1km range. It is designed to be

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Bolivia to Buy Drones from Iran

Bolivia is set to procure unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) from Iran following a meeting between high-ranking government officials from both countries on 23 July. Bolivian Minister of Foreign Affairs Diego Pary announced that a memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed for academic and technological transfers between both countries, related

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US Army to Procure Hugin Gen 2 Quadrotor from Solute

The US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) – Vicksburg, MS intends to issue a sole source award utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedures to Solute San Diego, CA for the Purchase of twenty four (24) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). The applicable North American Industrial Classification System Code (NAICS) code

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U.S. Defense Department considers buying Israeli-made drones

Washington (UPI) Jul 19, 2019 –

An Israeli-made anti-tank drone is under consideration for purchase by the U.S. Defense Department.

The Defense Department is seeking the approval of the U.S. Congress to transfer $6.9 million between accounts to buy an undisclosed number of Hero-120 “loitering drones,” canister-launched anti-armor munitions. The proposed purchase

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Introducing the senseFly eBee X with Agisoft Metashape for high-precision data acquisition and processing

Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland, July 25, 2019 – senseFly, the global leader in fixed-wing drones, today announces a new limited-time offer which combines the senseFly eBee X—and its highly precise suite of cameras— with intelligent photogrammetry software from Agisoft Metashape. From today until September 30, 2019, customers who purchase an eBee X

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Flamethrower Attachment for Drones

An American company from Ohio called Throwflame is selling a flame thrower attachment called TF-19 Wasp. People can purchase the attachment for recreation, agricultural use, and lighting stuff with limited access. Throwflame calls TF-19 Wasp a “game-changer for clearing vital infrastructure, igniting remote vegetation, and eliminating pests.” But the flying

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