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Hollywood Man Crashed Drone into LAPD Helicopter

A Hollywood man pleaded guilty on January 24th. to a federal criminal charge that he recklessly operated a drone that crashed into and damaged the fuselage of a Los Angeles Police Department helicopter. Andrew Rene Hernandez, 22, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of unsafe operation of an unmanned aircraft.

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Iran Tests Suicide Drones

Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard conducted a drill last week that saw “suicide drones” crash into targets and explode, triangle-shaped aircraft that strongly resembled those used in a 2019 attack in Saudi Arabia that temporarily cut the kingdom’s oil production by half. Iran has long denied launching the attack on the

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UK Police – Aeryon SkyRanger R60 accident

The UA fell from a height of about 70 ft into a pond when the emergency cut-out was accidentally operated by the pilot. The pilot stated he had not recognised the emergency cut-out function icon which had appeared on the flight controller screen. In attempting to clear it he unintentionally

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $5.8 Million in 33 Unmanned Aircraft System Research Grants to Universities

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced $5.8 million in research, education and training grants to universities that comprise FAA’s Air Transportation Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE).

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FAA Announces $5.8M in 33 UAS Research Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced $5.8 million in research, education and training grants to universities that comprise FAA’s Air Transportation Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE). “These universities

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Sagetech Avionics Gets US Air Force AFWERX Contract

Sagetech Avionics announced that it has received a U.S. Air Force Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract for the initial development phase of components for a type-certifiable detect-and-avoid (DAA) system. The resulting system will enable UAS to safety operate beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) in the National Airspace System (NAS).

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Romeo Durscher joins Auterion

Romeo Durscher joins Auterion as VP of Public Safety to bring the power of open standards to first responders We are thrilled today to announce the appointment of Romeo Durscher as Auterion’s new Vice President of Public Safety with the mission to help first responders fully realize the potential of

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Delta Drone Relists on the ASX

Delta Drone International Limited, Australia’s first listed drones-as-a-service company, re-commenced trading on December 31st, 2020, on the ASX following the successful merger between world-leading drone safety company ParaZero and international drone services provider Delta Drone South Africa. The re-listing follows a strongly supported capital raise of $5 million at $0.04

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FAA Appoints New Members to the Drone Advisory Committee

The U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao has announced new appointments to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee or DAC. “The Drone Advisory Committee is key to helping the FAA keep pace with innovation while protecting safety,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. Members are

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New Members Appointed to the Drone Advisory Committee

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced new appointments to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee or DAC. “The Drone Advisory Committee is key to helping the FAA keep pace with innovation while protecting safety,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. Members

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FAA Updates UAS Remote Identification Overview

The FAA just updated its information page on UAS Remote Identification. UAS Remote Identification Drones or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are fundamentally changing aviation, and the FAA is committed to working to fully integrate drones into the National Airspace System (NAS). Safety and security are top priorities for the FAA

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Hover UAV – RPAS / Drone / UAV / UAS – Field Support Manager

Hover UAV is an internationally recognised drone systems (RPAS) and technology solutions company. Our client base spans across utilities, emergency services, marine, government agencies, and drone delivery. At Hover UAV, it is our belief that drones will have a major impact on improving safety, the environment and saving lives across

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U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Two Much-Anticipated Drone Rules to Advance Safety and Innovation in the United States

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced final rules for Unmanned Aircraft (UA), commonly known as drones. The new rules will require Remote Identification (Remote ID) of drones and allow operators of small drones to fly over people and at night under certain conditions.

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New Zealand – ADS-B rule signed with December 2022 deadline

The Minister of Transport has signed an updated Civil Aviation Rule which will improve aviation safety in New Zealand’s controlled airspace, the Civil Aviation Authority says. Acting Director of Civil Aviation Shelley Turner said the rule [PDF 354 KB], signed by Minister of Transport Hon Michael Wood on 13 December,

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Drones for Safety Inspection of Ships Pass Test

Surveys for classification of vessels are currently carried out by human specialists who move through the ships’ many different tanks to check whether the metal hull has started to corrode– and, if so, how serious the damage is.In cooperation with Force Technology, which has been carrying out drone inspections for

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EASA Publishes Regulatory Framework for Drone Services

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has published the full regulatory framework setting the parameters for drone services such as parcel delivery in urban areas, railway and power lines inspection, or delivery of essential supplies into crisis zones. The framework enables unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations in urban environment categorised

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Sagetech Avionics and Hover, Inc. Partner on Detect and Avoid Solution for Unmanned Aircraft

Sagetech Avionics, an innovative technology company providing industry-leading safety solutions for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), and Hover, Inc., an embedded computing company, announced today that they are partnering to provide OEMs with the key components of an onboard detect and avoid (DAA) solution for UAVs. “Airborne detect and avoid capability

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EASA publishes regulatory framework for drone service deliveries

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has published the full regulatory framework setting the parameters for drone services such as parcel delivery in urban areas, railway and power lines inspection, or delivery of essential supplies into crisis zones. The framework enables unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations in urban environment categorised

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Skyfire Increases Officer and Community Safety Through NEW Drone as First Responder Program

ATLANTA – Skyfire Consulting (skyfireconsulting.com), the most trusted and experienced public safety UAS consulting group, today announced it has launched the most robust and comprehensive Drone as First Responder (DFR) program set-up in the nation— a revolutionary means by which the deployment of drones enhances response to emergency situations and

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DARPA Gremlins Project Completes Third Flight Test Deployment

Attempts at airborne retrieval of three unmanned air vehicles, nicknamed Gremlins, were just inches from success in DARPA’s latest flight test series that started on October 28. Each X-61A Gremlins Air Vehicle (GAV) flew for more than two hours, successfully validating all autonomous formation flying positions and safety features. Nine

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Drone Crash into Las Vegas Stadium Causes $10K Damage

Police in Las Vegas are searching for a suspect after it was reported last month that the drone crashed into Allegiant Stadium. The incident happened on the afternoon of November 21st. The drone collided with a panel about 80-100 feet above the ground. A security assistant manager told police that

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FLIR Systems Acquires Altavian, Inc.

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced that it has acquired Altavian, Inc., a privately-held manufacturer of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) for defense and public safety customers. Altavian’s airframes integrate multiple sensors, including FLIR thermal technology, to provide users with decision support and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capability. Based in Gainesville,

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Mystery Drone Crash in Kenya

Residents of Wajir County in Kenya were shocked after a drone believed to be involved in surveillance crash landed in Eldas. The drone landed sometime in the afternoon on Sunday, November 29, with residents throwing suspicious looks to this strange object, which no one had come to claim. Reports indicated

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FLIR Systems Acquires Altavian, Inc

Acquisition Provides Company with Comprehensive Mission Coverage within Group 1 Unmanned Systems for Defense Customers; Bolsters Position to Deliver Solutions for Commercial and Public Safety ARLINGTON, Va., December 2, 2020 ― FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has acquired Altavian, Inc., a privately-held manufacturer of small

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Drone Mapping Versus 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

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