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FLIR Completes Strategic Investment in DroneSense

FLIR Systems, Inc. and DroneSense, Inc. announced that FLIR has completed a strategic investment in DroneSense, makers of a unique software platform that serves the growing needs of public safety organizations in utilizing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to better perform their missions. The minority investment by FLIR in DroneSense will

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Racing Drone Super Fast Fixes

FPV drone racing is unlike anything else I have ever tried, and it is extremely addictive. But to be competitive, you have to push it to the limits, and that means crashes—and more crashes. While these drones are pretty tough, there are times that repairs are needed. We visited with

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FLIR Systems Completes Strategic Investment in DroneSense

Investment Creates Partnership to Develop Powerful UAS Solutions for FLIR’s First Responder Customers and Funds DroneSense for Growth WILSONVILLE, Ore. & AUSTIN, Texas –Apr. 18, 2018– FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) and DroneSense, Inc. announced today that FLIR has completed a strategic investment in DroneSense, makers of a unique software

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Drone Flying Demonstrations At The SUSB EXPO 2018

This is your chance to hear first hand from successful drone industry professionals and see live “cage free” demonstrations of applications, products and safety mitigations for drones. If you have an interest in drones or are looking for more information about what they can do or get into the drone

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Israeli drone crashes in southern Lebanon

Jerusalem (AFP) March 31, 2018 –

An Israeli drone has crashed in southern Lebanon due to a technical malfunction, the military said on Saturday, after Hezbollah media labelled it a “spy” device.

The Israeli military said that the drone crash in an open area on Friday night posed “no risk of

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DroneShield Protects NASCAR

DroneShield Ltd (the “Company” or “DroneShield”), a leader in the emerging industry of drone security solutions, is pleased to announce that the Fort Worth Police Department has today confirmed that DroneShield’s products were utilised by the Texas State Department of Public Safety, the Denton County Sheriff, the Fort Worth Police

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Skyfire Partners With Darley to Give Away a Drone Program

Skyfire Consulting, an Atlanta-based public safety drone consultancy, is partnering with equipment giant W.S. Darley and Co. to give away a complete drone program to a public safety agency. The program, valued at over $25-thousand, will include equipment, training and FAA authorizations for the winning department. “This is everything an

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AMA Response to Commercial Drone Alliance

AMA’s number one priority is the safety of our nation’s skies. Through Section 336, AMA safely manages 200,000 members – as the organization has done for more than eighty years – freeing up scarce FAA resources to advance commercial drone regulations and other priorities. At the same time, AMA lends

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Russian Postal Drone Program Hits Wall in Debut

 A Russian-made drone on its way to making a first parcel delivery crashed into a wall and crumbled to pieces in the Siberian city of Ulan-Ude on Monday, shocking local residents and regional officials at the scene. The unmanned aerial vehicle was sent to deliver a small package to

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PAE Stops Drone Testing After Pendleton Crash

Drone testing by defense contractor PAE has stopped after one of the company’s prototypes crashed on Saturday and set off a small wildfire near the Pendleton, Oregon, airport. No one was hurt when the 150-200 pound reconnaissance drone crashed soon after takeoff from Eastern Oregon Regional Airport. The crash set

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MicaPlex Incubator Rotor Shield Working to Improve UAS Safety

Ginger Pinholster Embry-Riddle Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) can help locate missing senior citizens, assess damage after big storms and inspect crops, but drones can also pose safety risks if they collide with people. Rotor Shield LLC, an incubator firm affiliated with Embry-Riddle’s John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex (MicaPlex),

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FPV Racing Drone Super-Fast Fixes

FPV drone racing is unlike anything else I have ever tried, and it is extremely addictive. But to be competitive, you have to push it to the limits, and that means crashes—and more crashes. While these drones are pretty tough, there are times that repairs are needed. We visited with

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Hermes 450 Crashes in Lebanon

A Hermes 450 crashed Saturday morning in southern Lebanon, according to reports in Lebanon during operational activity. After the crash, a second UAV of the Israel Air Force destroyed the crashed aircraft on the ground. The IDF Spokesperson’s Office confirmed the crash and noted that it was the result of

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Watchkeeper Misses Full Operating Capability Milestone

UK army chiefs have had to put off bringing Watchkeeper fully into service after the troubled tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) failed to obtain a key flight safety certificate in November 2017. In an unprecedented move, the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) top civilian administrator, Permanent Secretary Stephen Lovegrove, wrote

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UAVOS Presents New Fixed-Wing UAV

In the new Borey-10 unmanned fixed-wing aircraft, UAVOS has implemented a number of design features that enhance reliability and simplicity of operations. Rechargeable LiIon cell-based batteries assembled in-house, hermetic casing of the autopilot, the minimum number of units and components significantly reduces the probability of accident and extends the operational

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UAVOS Borey flying wing

In the Borey-10 unmanned fixed-wing aircraft, UAVOS has implemented a number of design features that enhance reliability and simplicity of operations. Rechargeable LiIon cell-based batteries assembled in-house, a hermetic casing of the autopilot, the minimum number of units and components significantly reduces the probability of an accident and extends the

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Indian Navy Unmanned Aircraft Crash

A Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) of the Indian Navy, operating from Porbandar, Gujarat, India crashed close to the air base at about 10.00 hours today, soon after take off. There has been no injury to anyone.Preliminary reports indicate failure of the RPA engine. Source: @PINAK_SHUKLA

The post Indian Navy

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One-Day Part 107 Workshop Offered After the SUSB Expo

If a two-day conference and flying demonstrations weren’t enough, you can now add a third day of learning to your San Francisco Drone week! Take part in a one-day, Crash Proofing your Drone Operation, 14 CFR 107 Initial and recurrent knowledge test Primer workshop with Capt. Scott Strimple from Drone

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Nokia Works on Drone Framework for Australia

Nokia is actively working alongside a university in Sydney on brainstorming use-cases for drones in the agriculture and public safety sectors, as well as establishing a reliable drone network for Australian airspace. “We discussed with the university we need to put the framework in place, we would like to

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Best Altitude Hold Quadcopters

Altitude Hold Quadcopters offer features that nearly every drone pilot will want, no matter how low or high-tech the drone is. It’s a beneficial feature that gives you an extra feeling of security and safety for your drone overall. Altitude Hold ensures that the drone is able to maintain a

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LG Uplus Enters Drone Business in Korea

Korean mobile carrier LG Uplus will foster drone business as one of its new growth drivers by expanding its fledgling aerial robotics to a wide range of businesses in the public and private sectors, including transportation, logistics and safety inspections, powered by its nationwide wireless network. The company officially

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Australian UAV Successfully Audited to International Quality Standard for Drone Operations

Australian UAV Pty Ltd (AUAV, www.auav.com.au) confirms the successful completion of its audit and accreditation to the new UAS International (UASI, www.uasinternational.com) standard for safety and quality of commercial drone operations. The UASI standard addresses a much-needed gap in the drone services market by certifying operators to meet a high

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Fortem Technologies Raises $15M Series A To Advance Airspace Safety And Security

Fortem Technologies, Inc., an innovator in airspace awareness and intelligence, announced today that they have closed a $15 million Series A funding round led by DCVC (Data Collective) with key participation from Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company, and Mubadala Investment Company, as well as Manifest Growth, New Ground Ventures

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Northwell Health to Combine Drones and Telehealth

One day in the not-so-distant future, Northwell Health could have a fleet of emergency drones that can quickly respond to an accident, an opioid overdose or even a terrorist attack, using telehealth to communicate with patients at the scene. There’s still plenty of red tape to cut through, but the

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Interior Expands Capabilities with Vertical Take Off and Landing Fixed Wing Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

New Drone will advance Department mission capability, improve safety, and reduce cost BOISE, Idaho – The U.S. Department of the Interior will soon have the use of up to 50 Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) fixed-wing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The small aircraft support DOI’s land stewardship responsibilities with

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