Tagged: Purchasing

Czech Army Creates Unmanned Systems Battalion

The Czech army has launched its new 533 Unmanned Systems Battalion. Currently the country’s armed forces operate a number of small drones, but according to Chief of the General Staff Aleš Opata, the army will soon buy at least one larger, heavier unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), capable of both reconnaissance

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Draganfly Inc. Enters into Agreement to Acquire Dronelogics Systems Inc.

Draganfly Inc. (CSE: DFLY) (OTCQB: DFLYF) (FSE: 3U8) (“Draganfly” or the “Company”), an award-winning, industry-leading systems developer within the commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (“UAV”) and the Unmanned Vehicle Systems (“UVS”) industry, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an arm’s length definitive share purchase agreement dated January 15th,

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Alaska Signs Participating Addendum with DroneUp Providing Public Sector Agencies Access to Drone Services

DroneUp, LLC and the State of Alaska have signed a Participating Addendum for the NASPO ValuePoint contract for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle services established as Contract Number #2020DRONE0002. This begins the offering for the purchase of complete drone solutions to all state agencies, commissions, political subdivisions, institutions, and local public bodies

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Swift Gets $17M Bahamas UAS Contract

Swift Tactical Systems, a subsidiary of Swift Engineering, won a $17 Million contract to provide Bahamas government agencies and ministries with a comprehensive Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) program. The multi-agency drone program includes the purchase of 55 short and medium-range drones, immediate surveillance capabilities, training and support, and the establishment

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Montana Signs Participating Addendum with DroneUp Providing Public Sector Agencies Access to Drone Services

Virginia Beach, VA (January 10, 2020) — DroneUp, LLC and the State of Montana have signed a Participating Addendum for the NASPO ValuePoint contract for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle services established as the Contract Number NVP-E194-79435-DroneUp. This begins the offering for the purchase of complete drone solutions to all state agencies,

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South Dakota Signs Participating Addendum with DroneUp

DroneUp, LLC and the State of South Dakota have signed a Participating Addendum for the NASPO ValuePoint contract for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle services established as the Contract Number 17379. This begins the offering for the purchase of complete drone solutions to all state agencies, commissions, political subdivisions, institutions, and local

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US Navy Buys Three MQ-4 Tritons

The US Navy awarded Northrop Grumman a $251.6 million contract modification to build three low-rate initial production MQ-4 Triton reconnaissance aircraft. The aircraft is massive for unmanned aerial vehicles – wingspan of 130.9 feet and length of 47.6 feet, according to a Naval Air Systems Command fact sheet. The Navy

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Connecticut Signs Participating Addendum with DroneUp Providing Public Sector Agencies Access to Drone Services

DroneUp, LLC signed a Participating Addendum with the State of Connecticut established as the Procurement Division Contract #19PSX0049. This begins the offering for the purchase of complete drone solutions to all state agencies, political subdivisions, and institutions in accordance with Conn. Gen. Stat. §4a-54. The award is the first of

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DIA Report Highlights Role of UAVs in Iran’s Defence Strategy

A US Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) report has highlighted the importance of UAVs in Iran’s defence strategy, and the possibility of new fighter buys when United Nations sanctions end in 2020. “UAVs are Iran’s most rapidly advancing air capability,” says the report. “Iran uses these versatile platforms for a variety

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Kazakhstan to Manufacture Skylark Locally

Kazakhstan Engineering announced that its subsidiary Kazakhstan Aviation Industry will start assembling Israeli unmanned aerial vehicles from 2020 at a rate of four systems per year. The announcement comes following a previous agreement with Elbit Systems for the purchase of UAVs, with the Kazakh army operating a variant of the

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Hoverfly Technologies Delivers 50th LiveSky to U.S. Government Customer

Hoverfly Technologies Inc. announced today that it has delivered LiveSky System number 50 to a U.S. Government Customer. Due to the contract requirements, the customer cannot be identified but is a volume buyer, who has now received and deployed numerous LiveSky Systems for persistent intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) applications.

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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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