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First Responder UAS Endurance Challenge Now Open

The National Institute of Standards and Safety Public Safety Communications Research has launched the First Responder UAS Endurance Challenge with prize offerings totalling $552,000. UAS Challenge opened on April 1 for proposal submissions through the website. The challenge, which will be hosted by ASU Research Enterprise, in partnership with Capital

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Military drones continue to tumble to earth

The Drone Wars drone crash database has been updated with a further nineteen crashes of large (Class II and III) military drones; thirteen since the beginning of 2020 and six from 2018/19 only recently revealed. While there have been many claims and counter-claims of drones shot down in Syria, Yemen

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Newest Virtual Surveyor Software Highlights Dangerous Slope Angles in Sand Pits, Quarries, Escarpments

Virtual Surveyor has introduced a new feature in Version 7.2 of its popular drone surveying software that automatically highlights terrain slopes that exceed dangerous steepness thresholds. Called Slope Threshold lens, this capability significantly enhances the safety of operations in sand pits, quarries and other dynamic environments with steep terrains.

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Leonardo Extends Training Services to UAS

Leonardo is extending its training services capabilities to include rotorcraft unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to provide 360° training solutions to its growing customer base for maximised mission effectiveness and safety. The Company has recently obtained an Authorized Training Organization Certificate for UAS released by ENAC (Italian National Civil Aviation Authority).

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CSI From Above: Drone Mapping vs. terrestrial laser scanners

In the drone industry, it is taken nearly as gospel that small uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) will allow people to do their jobs better, safer, and faster than whatever the traditional method happens to be—especially when it comes to public safety. However,
if you are making decisions that have financial consequences

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New research improves drone detection

Espoo, Finland (SPX) Mar 19, 2020 –

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), commonly known as drones, are widely used in mapping, aerial photography, rescue operations, shipping, law enforcement, agriculture, among other things. Despite great potential for improving public safety, use of drones can also lead to very undesirable situations, such as privacy

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Virtual Reality for UAV Pilot Training

The Czech company Primoco UAV SE has introduced a revolutionary virtual reality training module into its training program allowing it to significantly increase the efficiency, success and safety of its pilot training for unmanned aerial vehicles. The module uses virtual reality technology by viewing images with 3D glasses to provide

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Australia – National drone safety campaign

A new national drone safety campaign has been launched by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. The ‘Know Your Drone’ campaign features a range of digital advertising targeted at recreational drone flyers. The campaign challenges recreational drone flyers on their knowledge of the safety rules and asks them to take a

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First Responder UAS Endurance Challenge

In an effort to help equip first responders with the necessary technology to aid them during various operations, the First Responder UAS Endurance Challenge is designed to crowd-source as many inventive drone designs as possible for first responders. The challenge is implemented by Capital Consulting Corporation and Arizona State University

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US Africa Command MQ-1 Crash in Niger

The U.S. military says it lost an MQ-1 drone near Agadez, Niger, according to U.S. Africa Command. “Our initial and current assessment is that the RPA [remotely piloted aircraft] was lost due to mechanical failure. We do not believe the RPA was lost as a result of any hostile action,”

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Russian Drone Accident in Arctic Circle Wounds Six

An out-of-control Russian military drone armed with “simulated explosives” crashed in Russia wounding six servicemen, reports say. Three of the Northern Fleet marines were said to be in“grave” conditions in hospital in the closed naval town of Severomorsk. The explosion came in a land-based exercise in the Pechenga district of

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Public Safety Unmanned Response Team North Texas and AIRT DRONERESPONDERS to Collaborate on Drones For Good

ARLINGTON, TX – The Public Safety Unmanned Response Team North Texas (PSURTNTX), a Texas-based non-profit organization comprised of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) remote pilots from regional public safety entities, and AIRT, a Florida-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves as the official home of DRONERESPONDERS, the world’s fasted-growing non-profit program supporting

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Crashed Drone in Cambodia was ‘Privately Owned’

Cambodia’s Defence Minister General Tea Banh said on March 2 that a large drone which crashed in Koh Kong province’s Kiri Sakor district last month belonged to a private company. He said this after a ceremony during which the ministry donated 300,000 face masks and protective suits to the Chinese

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DHS Chooses DFW Airport as Field Site for UAS Safety Procedures

The growing use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and their unauthorized operation near airports poses a potential serious threat to airports and the traveling public. Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport is recognized as an industry leader in working toward innovative technological solutions to detect and respond to unauthorized UAS

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Axon Launches First Connected App for Law Enforcement that Livestreams Drone Video Directly into Axon Evidence

Axon (Nasdaq: AAXN), the global leader in connected public safety technologies, today announced a new drone piloting and livestreaming application that allows law enforcement to livestream critical data directly into Axon’s digital evidence management solution, Axon Evidence (Evidence.com). The Escondido Police Department in California was the first to use the

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NSO Group Acquires Counter-Drone Company Convexum

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, announced today the acquisition of Convexum, a Tel Aviv-based start-up. Convexum develops technology that counters the rogue operation of airborne drones. “As

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Drone Alliance Europe Releases U-space Whitepaper 2.0

Drone Alliance Europe (DAE) is pleased to release its U-space Whitepaper 2.0 to inform the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Commission as they continue to develop a regulatory framework for a U-space system. In July 2019, DAE released the first version of its U-space Whitepaper to assist EASA

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Drone and AI Technology Predicts Algal Blooms

The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) has developed a technology for analyzing water quality with drones and using artificial intelligence (AI) to predict the level of algal bloom. The technology is expected to reduce public anxiety about algal blooms that reoccur each summer and help manage drinking water safety.

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Flirtey Patent Enhances Safety in Drone Delivery

Flirtey, a drone delivery service, announced that it has been granted a key patent that will enhance its fundamental technology with an additional component to safety in drone flights and deliveries. This granted patent will enhance safety when drone manufacturers implement technologies such as parachutes, while a drone is in

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Flirtey Granted Patent Enhances Safety in Drone Delivery

Flirtey, the industry-leading drone delivery service, announced today it has been granted a key patent that will enhance its fundamental technology with an additional component to safety in drone flights and deliveries. This granted patent will enhance safety when drone manufacturers implement technologies such as parachutes, while a drone is

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SkyWatch.AI & STARR Launch Their Usage-Based Drone Insurance in Canada

SkyWatch.AI and Starr offer on-demand hourly, monthly and annual drone insurance solutions based on a proprietary safety platform Palo Alto, California, February 11, 2020 Today, SkyWatch.AI, the world’s first on-demand, telematics-based insurance platform for commercial drone pilots, launched its drone insurance product in Ontario, Canada. SkyWatch.AI’s dedicated drone insurance allows

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DRONERESPONDERS Latin America Unveiled

DRONERESPONDERS has arrived in Latin America. AIRT and APD Humanitario officially unveiled the spanish language-based initiative during a special week-long workshop for emergency services professionals held from January 21-25 in the capital city of Colombia. The DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Alliance was launched in April 2019 at AIRT’s UAS DRONES

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Drones at CONEXPO-CONAGG Show, March 10-14 in Las Vegas

Drones are used for surveying, presenting project progress to owners and other stakeholders, monitoring multiple jobsites, and inspecting structures—which enhances safety.
“Currently they are mostly used at construction sites for tracking progress and resources at the site, such as materials, heavy equipment locations, and human resources, for example,” says Rory O’Neill,

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