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DroneSense–FLIR Edition Drone Flight Control and Management Software Platform

FLIR Systems, Inc. has announced the DroneSense–FLIR Edition, a drone flight management software platform designed for public safety applications. FLIR announced a strategic investment in DroneSense, an Austin, Texas-based unmanned aircraft system (UAS) software platform maker, in April 2018 and this is the first product under that collaboration. DroneSense-FLIR Edition

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ACUO and the ATSB join forces to make Australian skies safer

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau and the Australian Certified UAV Operators Inc (ACUO), the peak industry body for unmanned aviation, have joined forces in pursuit of their common goal to improve transport safety as the unmanned sector of aviation continues to grow. Through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding

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DroneSense-FLIR Edition

FLIR Systems, Inc. today announced the DroneSense–FLIR Edition, a drone flight management software platform designed for public safety applications. FLIR announced a strategic investment in DroneSense, an Austin, Texas-based unmanned aircraft system (UAS) software platform maker, in April 2018 and this is the first product under that collaboration. DroneSense-FLIR Edition

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Announcing DroneSense–FLIR Edition Drone Flight Control and Management Software Platform

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the DroneSense–FLIR Edition, a drone flight management software platform designed for public safety applications. FLIR announced a strategic investment in DroneSense, an Austin, Texas-based unmanned aircraft system (UAS) software platform maker, in April 2018 and this is the first product under that collaboration.

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ARMD Urban Air Mobility Grand Challenge Request for Information (RFI)

The NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) remains committed to enabling new, transformational commercial aviation markets and services with the potential to provide significant societal benefits. In recent years, NASA has strategically invested in technical challenges focused on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), UAS Traffic Management (UTM), system-wide safety, vertical lift,

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FLIR’s Black Hornet VRS

Featuring the Black Hornet 3 nano-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed for global military, government agency, and first responder vehicle-mounted operations, the Black Hornet Vehicle Reconnaissance System is based on an adaption of the unique Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System (PRS), the world’s smallest combat-proven nano-unmanned aerial system (UAS). Black Hornet

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EASA paves the way to enable safe air travel of urban air mobility and air taxi aircraft

On 15th October, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) opened a public consultation on its proposal of airworthiness standards which will enable the certification of small vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. This is to develop the first component of the regulatory framework to enable the safe operation of air

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FLIR Launches Black Hornet Vehicle Reconnaissance System

FLIR Systems, Inc. has announced the FLIR Black Hornet Vehicle Reconnaissance System (VRS), featuring the Black Hornet 3 nano-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed for global military, government agency, and first responder vehicle-mounted operations. The Black Hornet VRS is based on an adaption of the unique Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System

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EASA Awards Airlander Design Organisation Approval

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd a Design Organisation Approval. This is an important milestone on the path to getting the production Airlander 10 in service with customers. It is also a major achievement: just eight other organisations hold an EASA Design Organisation Approval

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Flyability takes on DARPA SubT challenge with team CERBERUS

Flyability joins the DARPA SubT Challenge granted team, CERBERUS, led by University of Nevada, Reno, along with international partners including ETH Zurich, University of California, Berkeley, and Sierra Nevada Corporation. Project CERBERUS will bring groundbreaking robotic solutions into the field of subterranean deployments. With the goal of supporting public safety

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UVision Presents Hero-30 Lethal Loitering System Upgrade

UVision Air Ltd will present the Hero-30 launcher in its new advanced configuration, at AUSA 2018. The entire HERO family will also be on display at the event. The newly configured launcher offers reduced system weight, greater safety and ease-of-use during launch, and can be easily mounted on military platforms.

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Vigilant Aerospace Uses FlightHorizon to Monitor Airspace for North Dakota UAS IPP Flight-Over-People with FAA Observation

Vigilant Aerospace Systems, Inc. has successfully participated in a ground-breaking unmanned aircraft flight that helps to pave the way for routine flights over people, a major milestone in the development of commercial drone regulations and the use of unmanned aircraft in the US. Vigilant Aerospace provided airspace monitoring, flight safety

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ParaZero Welcomes New ASTM sUAS Parachute Standard

Drone safety systems company, ParaZero Israel Ltd (ASX: PRZ), welcomed today the publication of the new standard for sUAS (small Unmanned Aerial Systems) parachutes. This is a significant step forward for the commercial drone industry. The new ASTM standard, also known as F3322, defines the requirements for the design, manufacturing

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RQ-4B Global Hawk Accident Investigation Released

According to an Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board (AIB) report released today, an RQ-4B Global Hawk that crashed June 21, 2017, near Lone Pine, California, broke up mid-air after experiencing issues with one of its navigational data devices/ navigators. This caused the RQ-4B to enter an unusual flight altitude

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Airware Burns Through $118M and Crashes

Drone operating system startup Airware suddenly informed employees it will cease operations immediately despite having raised $118 million from top investors like Andreessen Horowitz, Google’s GV, and Kleiner Perkins. The startup ran out of money after trying to manufacture its own hardware that couldn’t compete with drone giants like

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Greek Army Sagem Sperwer Crashes Near Komotini

A Hellenic Army unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) fell near Komotini, northern Greece, last Thursday morning.The SAGEM Sperwer type aircraft fell some four kilometers west of Komotini, according to local reports. The aircraft had been on a training exercise when it crashed five minutes after takeoff, sources said. Initial assessments indicate

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Drone Crashes During Inspection

This frightening video shows a drone crashing to the sidewalk — narrowly missing pedestrians — during an aerial inspection of a cracked window at San Francisco’s tilting Millennium Tower.

Building managers were conducting the aerial survey of the structure while KPIX 5 cameras were rolling.

The Millennium Tower’s homeowners association hired

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Airborne Response Teams with Edgybees and UgCS to Provide UAS Software to Public Safety Agencies Responding to Hurricane Florence

Edgybees First Response and UgCS flight software will assist responders with drones to conduct aerial search and rescue operations in devastated areas of the impact zone MIAMI – As potentially devasting major Hurricane Florence approaches the U.S. mid-Atlantic coast, UAS-based disaster response experts Airborne Response has partnered with Edgybees, the

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USAF RQ-4 Global Hawk Crashed Off Spain Last June

An RQ-4 Global Hawk crashed into the waters off Spain on June 26th, 2018. The incident has not been previously disclosed to the public prior to inquiries by The Drive. It marks the second loss of an RQ-4 in just over a year, with the other aircraft crashing into highly

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E386 Now Equipped with Parachute Recovery

Due to popular demand, the E386 aircraft now supports automated parachute recovery for landing in confined areas, on rugged terrain, or in territories requiring a parachute for safety purposes. The parachute is deployed automatically by a command built into the mission. The E386 also retains popular features of the E384-LR

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Elektra Solar Completes First Flight with Autopilot

Elektra Solar GmbH commissioned its new redundant autopilot system on 30.08.2018 and successfully demonstrated several autonomous flights with its high-altitude long endurance aircraft Elektra Two Solar. For safety reasons, another pilot was on board, but not had to intervene at any stage of the flights. With no problems and in

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FAI International Drones Conference and Expo 2018

The 2018 FAI International Drones Conference and Expo finished on Sunday after a weekend of “intense, exciting and innovative discussion”. Over three days Drone Sports, Safety and Innovation were the three subjects under discussion in the conference hall, where 35 speakers from across the world of drones and aviation spoke

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Shaping the Future at the FAI International Drones Conference and Expo 2018

Lausanne, Switzerland – The 2018 FAI International Drones Conference and Expo finished on Sunday after a weekend of “intense, exciting and innovative discussion”. Over three days Drone Sports, Safety and Innovation were the three subjects under discussion in the conference hall, where 35 speakers from across the world of drones

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When safety matters – Drone Rescue presents innovative, intelligent parachute rescue system

The field of commercial drone applications is constantly expanding. New camera- and sensor systems enable applications, that was hardly viable years ago. Due to these new technologies, the acquisition costs for commercial drone service providers also increase. More serious therefore are crashes, during which the drone, as well as the

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Professional Drone Operators to Congregate in Spain

The upcoming 7th annual RPAS CivOps conference will take place on 23 & 24 January 2019 in Madrid, Spain, where it is being hosted by the (AESA), the Spanish national aviation safety & security agency. RPAS CivOps 2019 is an international conference focusing on policy & regulatory matters for civil

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