Tagged: Purchasing

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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IAI Considering Aeronautics Acquisition

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is considering the acquisition of fellow unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturer Aeronautics, it has been revealed. In a Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) notification, Aeronautics claimed that IAI is in talks regarding the buy, adding in a separate notification that it is also discussing the sale

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Zain Purchases DroneShield’s Equipment

DroneShield has today released an ASX announcement with regards to its teaming agreement with Kuwait’s Zain Group. The announcement is as follows: DroneShield Ltd (the “Company” or “DroneShield”) is pleased to announce that, following the execution of a Teaming Agreement with Kuwait’s Zain Group (“Zain”), a US$7 billion leader in

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Belgium approves negotiations for purchase of MQ-9B SkyGuardian drones

Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2018 –

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems will begin negotiations with Belgium following approval of the sale of MQ-9B SkyGuardian unmanned aerial vehicles, the company said.

“We look forward to providing our unmanned aircraft systems to meet Belgium’s mission requirements, while also supporting the NATO Alliance,” CEO of GA-ASI

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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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Whatever Happened to PrecisionHawk Pathfinder?

* This was written before the DJI and Airmap break up, Red Hat, IBM buy out and Uplift four-person onboarding. Things happen so fast around here; it changes by the day. Red Hat got enough bread from IBM that they could put PH on life-support for just about ever and

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Sweden Buys Kratos MQM-178 Firejet

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. announced that it has received a sole source, single award contract from Swedish Defense Materiel Administration(FMV) for Kratos’ MQM-178 Firejet aerial target aircraft and associated ground support equipment, spares, payloads, components, expendables, and support services. The first order under this new 3-year

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