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…And Another One Bites the Dust…

A British Army Watchkeeper has crashed near Aberporth, taking the number of crashes involving the unmanned aircraft to five. Launched from West Wales Airport at Aberporth, it crashed in a lane close to the airstrip at around 5 pm on Thursday afternoon. Police and firefighters were called to the

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Aeryon Partners with HAZON Solutions to Provide Next-Gen Secure Aerial Inspections

Aeryon Labs Inc, a leading manufacturer of high-performance Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for military, public safety, and commercial customers, today announced its partnership with HAZON Solutions, a drone service provider focused on critical infrastructure inspections for energy and utility customers throughout North America. “As utilities learn more about the cybersecurity

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NASA flies large unmanned aircraft in public airspace without chase plane for first time

Edwards AFB CA (SPX) Jun 14, 2018 –

NASA’s remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft, based at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, successfully flew its first mission in the National Airspace System without a safety chase aircraft on Tuesday. This historic flight moves the United States one step closer to

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FAA’s Safety Rules for Commercial Drones Are Overly Strict, Report Says

Introducing drone operations into the nation’s airspace can provide substantial benefits to society, such as preventing derailments, inspecting cell phone towers, delivering medical devices to patients in cardiac distress, and assisting firefighters, says a new congressionally mandated report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. However, an overly

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FAA Should Change Its Safety Risk Assessment Approach for Drones to Effectively Integrate Them Into the Nation’s Airspace

WASHINGTON – Introducing drone operations into the nation’s airspace can provide substantial benefits to society, such as preventing derailments, inspecting cell phone towers, delivering medical devices to patients in cardiac distress, and assisting firefighters, says a new congressionally mandated report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. However,

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Europe – MEPs approve new rules on drones

An agreement to revise the powers of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) safety was approved by MEPs in Strasbourg today. For the first time in EU law the new rules introduce provisions on the civil use of drones and have been welcomed by ECR Group transport spokesman, Roberts Zile,

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DJI, Axon, and the Law

From crowd control to accident investigations and more, drones are becoming a key tool in the public safety and law enforcement arsenal. News from DJI all but guarantees you’ll soon be seeing Phantoms with police badges! Here’s the scoop from DJI:

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging

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DJI And Axon Announce Drone Partnership To Strengthen Law Enforcement Tools For Public Safety

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, and Axon (Nasdaq: AAXN), the global leader in connected law enforcement technologies, today announced an exclusive partnership, within the digital evidence management industry, to sell DJI drones directly to public safety and law enforcement agencies worldwide through the new

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DJI Welcomes New UK Drone Rules

New Rules Balance Safety With Benefits Of Drone Technology DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, welcomes the Department for Transport’s amendment to the Air Navigation Order announced Wednesday as a measured approach ensuring that Britain remains open to safe and responsible use of drones. “The

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Drone America and NIAS Integrate Professional Grade UAS into the largest Bi-State, Multi-Agency Fire Evacuation Drill to Date

On May 19th Drone America, supported by the Nevada Institute of Autonomous Systems (NIAS) participated in a Bi-State, Multi-Agency Fire Evacuation Drill that was conducted at the north end of Lake Tahoe on the Nevada and California Border. This Bi-State exercise involved more than seventeen separate first responder agencies and

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FAA Should Improve Management of Safety Risks – GAO

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) information on the extent of unsafe use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the national airspace system is limited. Although FAA collects data on several types of safety events involving small UAS, the accuracy and completeness of the data are questionable. For example, since

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MIT Researchers Use VR to Prevent Drone Collisions

Training drones to fly fast, around even the simplest obstacles, is a crash-prone exercise that can have engineers repairing or replacing vehicles with frustrating regularity. Now MIT engineers have developed a new virtual-reality training system for drones that enables a vehicle to “see” a rich, virtual environment while flying in

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CPS Energy is now using drone technology to perform routine inspections of overhead infrastructure in a safer and more efficient way.

“We are integrating new technologies to expand our capabilities and operate more efficiently,” said Cris Eugster, Chief Operating Officer at CPS Energy. “Performing inspections with the use of drones helps maintain the safety of our employees and leads to faster inspections of our overhead infrastructure. This proactive effort helps us

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LG U+ to Test Drone Safety in Korea

LG Uplus has been selected as the company to carry out the government-led project designed to verify drone safety, the firm announced. The project, supervised by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and managed by the Korea Institute of Aviation Safety and Technology, is to test drones in designated

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SkyWatch.AI Drone Insurance App

With the SkyWatch Map & Flight Module, you can plan your flight, see potential risks and hazards in real-time, and even buy a customized insurance policy! The app gives you a unique Safety Score after each flight, and pilots with a history of over five flights with a good Safety

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Vigilant Aerospace to Provide FlightHorizon for Airspace Safety to Multiple FAA Unmanned Aircraft Integration Pilot Programs

Vigilant Aerospace is providing detect-and-avoid and airspace management solutions using its FlightHorizon product to two of the ten winning Unmanned Aircraft Integration Pilot Programs (UIPP) announced today by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and US Department of Transportation (DOT). Vigilant Aerospace is honored to be a member of the winning

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Dedrone and the University of North Dakota to Advance Counterdrone and Airspace Safety Research

Dedrone has announced a partnership with the University of North Dakota (UND) unmanned aerial systems (UAS) education program. The installing of Dedrone’s UAS detection technology will improve safety and security for UND’s current UAS flights, and expand opportunities for research and training in the university’s Counter UAS and data driven

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Drone News: SkyWall100 catches rogue drones

This week, a British security technology called SkyWall100 is being deployed to protect the Berlin Air Show from drone threats. Developed and manufactured by OpenWorks Engineering, a UK company, it allows the operator to physically catch a target drone, ensuring security and safety at any event. Check out this video

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