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FAA and Switzerland to Harmonise UAS Safety Standards

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Switzerland Federal Office of Civil Aviation announced that they have reached an agreement in harmonizing domestic and international safety standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). This agreement builds on U.S and Swiss efforts to ensure that the fastest growing and broadest segment

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NUAIR Validates AVSS Drone Parachute Recovery System

Third drone parachute validation by NUAIR and New York UAS Test Site, advancing safe integration of unmanned aircraft (SYRACUSE, NY) – Following vigorous testing, completed in collaboration with NUAIR, the drone parachute recovery system by Aerial Vehicle Safety Solutions (AVSS) for the DJI M200 series has been validated as compliant

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Parrot partners with AIRT’s Drones for Good and DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety UAS Programmes

Parrot, a leading European drone group, is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Miami, Florida-based Airborne International Response Team (AIRT). AIRT is the leading 501(c)3 non-profit organisation supporting Drones For Good™ and the official home of DRONERESPONDERS, the world’s fastest-growing program supporting the use of UAS by public

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Shell’s Drone Aerial Response Team [VIDEO]

In the Oil and Gas industry, safety is always the number one priority. From inspecting vast tank farms to the soaring tops of flare stacks, safety measures are paramount and necessary to safeguard workers against potential hazards. Shell leads the way in deploying new drone technologies to provide smarter insights

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Shell Partners with DJI for Smarter and Safer Operations

In the oil and gas industry, safety is the number one priority. From inspecting vast tank farms to the soaring tops of flare stacks, safety measures are paramount and necessary to safeguard workers against potential hazards. Shell is just one company implementing new drone technology to provide smarter insights and

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Skyfire Aims to ‘Navigate New Skies’ with Expanded Focus to Better Serve Critical Sectors

ATLANTA – Skyfire Consulting, the most trusted and experienced public safety UAS consulting group, this week announced it has expanded its suite of solutions in order to better serve customers within critical sectors. In addition to this updated focus, Skyfire has launched an all-new interactive website, www.skyfireconsulting.com, with updated branding

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New Drone Defense System from Israel

NSO Group, an Israeli technology developer that licenses software solutions to governments and law enforcement agencies to investigate and prevent terror acts, fight crime and increase public safety, has launched Eclipse, an innovative drone defense system. Eclipse is a cyber counter-drone platform designed to automatically detect, take over and safely

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FAA selects MSU’s Raspet Flight Research Lab to lead UAS safety efforts

Chris Bryant STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State University once again is leading a major federal unmanned aircraft systems research, testing and development initiative. MSU’s Raspet Flight Research Laboratory was recently designated as the Federal Aviation Administration’s UAS Safety Research Facility, placing the research center as the helm of studying and developing safety

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Samsung’s New Drone-Based AI Solution to Optimize 5G Network Performance

Samsung Electronics has announced a successful demonstration of its new drone-based antenna configuration measurement solution for 4G and 5G networks in the company’s campus. This automated solution will offer operators a simplified way to more efficiently manage cell sites, improve employee safety, and ultimately optimize network performance. In the demonstration,

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Drones & Dams

They’re quiet, they capture crucial high-definition images and, most of all, they’re safer. Widely used in utility equipment inspections and wildfire mitigation efforts, drones have quickly become an essential tool for Southern California Edison (SCE) in its dam safety inspections, too.
With 83 dams in SCE’s hydroelectric system stretching from Catalina

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NSO group launches anti drone defense system

Tel Aviv, Israel (SPX) Jun 15, 2020 –

NSO Group, a leading technology developer that licenses software solutions to
governments and law enforcement agencies to investigate and prevent terror acts, fight crime and increase public safety, has launched Eclipse, an innovative drone defense system.

Eclipse is the premier cyber counter-drone platform designed to

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NSO Group Launches Drone Defense System, Eclipse

Tel Aviv, June 2020: NSO Group, a leading technology developer that licenses software solutions to governments and law enforcement agencies to investigate and prevent terror acts, fight crime and increase public safety, has launched Eclipse, an innovative drone defense system. Eclipse is the premier cyber counter-drone platform designed to automatically

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Taiwan’s Navy Upgrades Drone Fleet

The Taiwanese military announced that in response to the January 2019 drone crash and other mechanical failures, its entire fleet of Albatross unmanned aerial vehicles is to be upgraded. To prevent future crashes, the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCIST) has developed what it is calling the

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Monitoring active volcanoes with the help of drones

Drones have become a critical tool for professionals working in a large variety of different sectors such as public safety, search and rescue, infrastructure inspection, surveying and mapping, wildlife conservation and many more Edgar Zorn is a PhD student in Potsdam, Germany, and specialises in measuring deformation on active volcanoes

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Kongsberg Geospatial to use AI and Drones to enhance Search and Rescue Operations in Canada

Ottawa, CA: Kongsberg Geospatial, developer of the TerraLens Geospatial SDK, and Larus Technologies of Ottawa, Canada, and the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association of Canada (CASARA), announced today that they have been selected by Public Safety Canada to integrate geospatial software, artificial intelligence, and machine vision software to help

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Securing Our Skies Against Chinese Technology Act

If a proposed U.S. Senate bill passes, public safety agencies wouldn’t be able to use federal dollars to purchase drones made in China. The bill, titled “Securing Our Skies Against Chinese Technology Act of 2020,” would also prohibit state and local public safety organizations from receiving future funding unless they

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UAS Challenge 2020 Final Event to be Virtual

The UK Institution of Mechanical Engineers UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) Challenge final event will be hosted virtually on 19 June 2020. Amid the current challenging environment presented by COVID-19 pandemic, the UAS Challenge ‘fly off’ event in June was cancelled to ensure the safety of teams, IMechE members, volunteers, and

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Kongsberg Geospatial to use AI and Drones to Enhance SAR Operations in Canada

Kongsberg Geospatial, developer of the TerraLens Geospatial SDK, and Larus Technologies of Ottawa, Canada, and the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association of Canada (CASARA), announced that they have been selected by Public Safety Canada to integrate geospatial software, artificial intelligence, and machine vision software to help develop new methods

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Drones Support Estonian Emergency Services

Estonian Air Navigation Services, (EANS) has enlisted the support of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) manufacturer, Threod Systems and safety-critical technology provider, Frequentis, to support Estonian blue-light forces with a series of essential drone operations during the lockdown. The operations are supporting Estonian emergency services with medical transport and information gathering.

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Most Drones in Controlled Airspace Lack FAA Approval

A dangerously close encounter between a camera drone and six F/A-18 Hornets flying in formation during a recent U.S. Navy Blue Angels demonstration over Detroit, Mich., confirms the latest aviation safety research released by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The study, published in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace

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Most Drones in Controlled Airspace Lack FAA Approval and a Third Fly Too High, Researchers Report

A dangerously close encounter between a camera drone and six F/A-18 Hornets flying in formation during a recent U.S. Navy Blue Angels demonstration over Detroit, Mich., confirms the latest aviation safety research released by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The study, published in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace

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Skeyetech autonomous drones make industry safer

Intrusions, malicious acts, ignitions, leaks of hazardous materials… sensitive and industrial sites are exposed to numerous risks and require the highest levels of safety and security. Being able to assess quickly any situation, anytime, anywhere, has become crucial for site managers and executives. To help reduce risk exposure, Azur Drones

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Volansi Wins Airmanship Award from African Drone Forum

Volansi commended for its cutting edge unmanned aerial technology, capabilities, safety and standards SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May, 2020- Volansi, Inc., the leader in autonomous VTOL UAV manufacturing and cargo delivery services, today announces it has received the Airmanship Special Award from the African Drone Forum for its outstanding participation and

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CBP Predator Crashes on Runway at Mathis Field

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) experienced a nose-wheel collapse, resulting in a hard landing, on arrival at its home base on Mathis Field, San Angelo Regional Airport, on May 15. The hard landing resulted in the aircraft departing from

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