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Former Head of Federal Aviation Administration Michael Huerta Joins D-Fend Solutions’ Advisory Board

D-Fend Solutions, the leader in RF cyber-based counter-drone takeover technology, announced today that Michael Huerta has joined its Advisory Board. The former head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will bring his aviation safety and security industry expertise to assist in D-Fend’s rapid growth, contributing to the company’s market leadership

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Drones to Light Up Dark Accident Sites in UAE

The Abu Dhabi Civil Defence is exploring the possibility of using drones to light up pitch-black accident sites. Recently, the team carried out an experiment to see how this innovative solution could work. Lt-Col Omar Salem Al Shehhi explained that the experiment took about three minutes, with the drone flown

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Dronut Puts the Propellers Inside

A Boston startup is giving drones a new look that could make a big difference in security and safety. Cleo Robotics is putting the propellers inside. “What we’ve done is a leap forward in technology and capability,” said Omar Eleryan, the chief executive officer of Cleo Robotics, which is housed

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Drone Crashes into Wind Turbine near Bristol

A drone was destroyed when it crashed into a wind turbine at a sewage treatment works in an ‘extremely rare’ incident. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch carried out an investigation into the incident at the Bristol sewage treatment works in Avonmouth on March 5 this year. The report by the

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UK CAA – Innovation Services Specialist

Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum depending on experience Contract type: Permanent We are the UK’s aviation regulator and recognised as a world leader in its field. Our activities are diverse, enabling the aviation industry to meet the highest safety standards, and we pride ourselves on our ability to adapt

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senseFly – Scaling New Safety Heights with Fixed-Wing Drone Technology

CHESEAUX-SUR-LAUSANNE, Switzerland, 18 September 2020 – Ames Construction, one of the largest family-owned general contractors in the United States, has significantly improved the safety and accuracy of its surveying at a copper mining site in Arizona, thanks to innovative technology from senseFly, the global leader in fixed-wing drones. By using

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Sagetech Avionics Expands Reseller Network

Sagetech Avionics, a technology company providing safety solutions for unmanned aerial systems (UAS), announced that it has significantly expanded its international reach through new agreements with a network of leading resellers. “Small to mid-size UAVs represent one of the fastest growth segments in the UAS industry, and many now require

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Sagetech Avionics Expands International Presence with New Reseller Network

Sagetech Avionics, an innovative technology company providing industry-leading safety solutions for unmanned aerial systems (UAS), announced today that it has significantly expanded its international reach through new agreements with a network of leading resellers. “Small to mid-size UAVs represent one of the fastest growth segments in the UAS industry, and

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SF45 LiDAR launch webinar, crash videos win!

What a great way to makeup for an off, register for the webinar and send in a video. Hot on the heels of the smallest LiDAR on the market the SF000, Lightware launches a new scanning LiDAR, the SF45. Can you honestly say that your drone/uav/ugv hasn’t experienced at least

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Regulators Approve Brazil’s First Drone Delivery Operation to Company Using ParaZero Safety System

Latin American drone delivery company, Speedbird Aero, announced it has received regulatory approval from Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency, also known as ANAC, to operate two experimental drone delivery routes in Brazil. Speedbird Aero operates a proprietary delivery drone with an integrated ParaZero parachute recovery system and is now the

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Teal Unveils Golden Eagle Commercial sUAS Platform, Announces Immediate Availability for Enterprise and Public Sector

US-Made Commercial Drone and Autonomy Software Provide Superior Aerial Surveillance and Awareness to Government, Public Safety and Industrial Customers SALT LAKE CITY – September 3, 2020 – Teal today announced the public launch and immediate availability of Golden Eagle, a new US-made commercial drone system that provides aerial surveillance and

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Introducing LightWare’s SF45

We’re especially proud of this unit, because it earned us a nomination in the Hardware – Component category in the Auvsi Xcellence Awards, which recognizes companies that have demonstrated a commitment to advancing technology and the safety of unmanned systems. The SF45 certainly fits this description: its entire purpose is

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Airbus Acubed Project Wayfinder Flight Test Lab

Kicked off in 2018, Acubed’s Project Wayfinder is laser-focused on developing core technologies for autonomous flight systems for the next—or fifth—generation of aircraft. The transition from automated to autonomous flight will enable another significant increase in safety, shifting the workload of pilots by providing them tools to better understand their

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Pipistrel begins to accept orders for Nuuva series of cargo eVTOL aircraft

The flagship Nuuva V300 is a revolutionary long-range large-capacity heavy-weight autonomous eVTOL UAV for logistics and aerial cargo delivery. It operates 10x more economically than today’s helicopters, requires no runways, and brings enhanced safety and reliability using type-certified electric engines. The convenience of the smaller Nuuva V20 also unlocks last-mile

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Australia Prepares for Drone Registration

The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority has opened up a forum for comments on proposed fees for drone services. From January 28, 2021, commercial drone pilots and people who operate drones for work will be required to register them with CASA and obtain accreditation; this includes the currently-excluded sub-2 kg

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Goodwood Aerodrome and Across Safety Development partner to provide unparalleled facilities to the UAV industry

An exciting new partnership sees the launch of the Aviation Innovation Centre at Goodwood Aerodrome, providing the UAV industry with a solution to develop, test, trial and showcase emerging technologies. It’s the first of its kind in the UK, coming at a time when the aviation industry is focusing heavily

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New Autel Robotics + Pix4D bundle released today

Today, Autel Robotics and Pix4D are announcing a new partnership specially tailored to meet the needs of the public safety sector: Autel Evo II Rugged Bundles will now includePix4Dreact, Pix4D’s 2D fast-mapping software at no extra charge. Now compatible with all Autel Evo II camera models for real color mapping,

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Drone Delivery Industry Leader Valqari selects DroneSec As Drone Security Assurance Partner

CHICAGO, IL USA; MELBOURNE, Australia, Aug, 2020 – DroneSec Pty Ltd in concert with Valqari LLC are excited to announce their strategic partnership. DroneSec will work with Valqari to further enhance the implementation, safety, and security of drone delivery technologies globally. One of the key concerns for the progression of

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FAA Speaks Drone Safety in Spanish

The Federal Aviation Administration has launched a pilot program to translate into Spanish select web content for users of Unmanned Aircraft Systems . The program is expected to reach the nearly 25.6 million people living in the United States with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and will focus on Spanish, the

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CAP 722E Guidance and policy: Rotary wing Swarm Operations

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operating in the UK must meet at least the same safety and operational standards as manned aircraft when conducting the same type of operation in the same airspace. As a result, when compared to the operations of manned aircraft of an equivalent class orcategory, UAS operations

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Axon Partners with Fotokite to Offer Fully Autonomous Drone Technology to Law Enforcement via Axon Air Program

Axon (Nasdaq: AAXN), the global leader in connected public safety technologies, today announced a partnership with Fotokite, a service provider of actively tethered Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) solutions and public safety software tools, to provide their products and services as part of the Axon Air program. This exclusive partnership will

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FAA Announces $7.5M in 19 UAS Research Grants to Universities

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding $7.5 million in research, education, and training grants to universities that comprise the agency’s Air Transportation Center of Excellence (COE) for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as the Alliance for System Safety of UAS

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FAA to Test and Evaluate Unmanned Aircraft Detection & Mitigation Equipment at Airports

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that it plans to evaluate technologies and systems that could detect and mitigate potential safety risks posed by unmanned aircraft. The effort will be part of the agency’s Airport Unmanned Aircraft Systems Detection and Mitigation Research Program. The FAA plans to test and

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US Drones Collide and Crash Over Idlib, Syria

The U.S. lost two drones over Syria Tuesday after a mid air collision, a defense official announced. Images of burning aircraft crashing to the ground were posted on Twitter Tuesday. There was speculation that the aircraft were MQ-9 Reapers — a remotely piloted aircraft used predominantly as an armed hunter-killer

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Big Rulemaking Fun on The Bayou

Who doesn’t love safety, transparency, and or fairness? As we all know, any one of these concepts could very well be my middle name. Here I was trying to get the summer heat off of my mind and started thinking about a beautiful cool glacier. The association immediately got me

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Percepto’s Commercial Drones become the First to Parachute to Safety with Industry Compliant Feature

The landmark first drone-in-a-box to have an integral ASTM approved parachute sets a precedent for drone safety as part of an ongoing collaboration with the FAA Modi’in, Israel August, 2020. Percepto, the global market leader for autonomous industrial drone solutions, today announced that its on-site autonomous drone, the Percepto

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