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PPK with No-Base Station – Accurate Georeferencing for UAV surveying

Klau Geomatics, industry leader in Post Processed Kinematic (PPK) direct georeferencing technology, announced today their new No-Base-Station high accuracy georeferencing solution for UAVs. This revolutionary new solution is the result of close collaboration between Klau Geomatics and Hexagon’s Geosystems Division, enabling users to conduct Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) surveying projects

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United States Government Accountability Office- FAA lacks reliable information about the extent of unsafe use of sUAS in the NAS

Something for the weekend sir, an interesting report – GAO sUAS Report -from the United States Government Accountability Office. Well worth sitting down with a beer and considering. What GAO Found The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) information on the extent of unsafe use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in

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Mixed Reality Drone Racing by Ars Electronica Solutions

 What’s still just a construction site in Kapfenberg, Austria will soon be the world’s most modern stainless steel mill. One of the highlights of the groundbreaking ceremony for voestalpine’s new work was a spectacular mixed reality drone race staged right above the building site by Ars Electronica Solutions. While

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Italian Power Plant Uses Automated Drone Inspections

 Percepto, developers of on-site autonomous drone systems, announced that Enel, a multinational power company and a leading integrated player in the global, power, gas and renewables markets, has completed deployment of Percepto’s Sparrow drone system for use at its Torrevaldaliga Nord power plant in Italy. The multipurpose drone platform

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Lockheed Martin MQ-25 – Video

The Skunk Works purpose-built MQ-25 unmanned tanker concept is designed to deliver robust refueling capability to support our combat strike fighters and extend the range of our aircraft carriers. Our offering builds on our unmanned systems legacy including the RQ-170 to bring proven, low-risk approaches to our design. Source: YouTube/Lockheed

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Construction Productivity Software Integrates Drone Imagery

Uplift Data Partners, a data capture pilot platform for enterprise businesses, announced that it has integrated with PlanGrid, a supplier of construction productivity software. Uplift’s 2D and 3D aerial drone imagery is now accessible directly into PlanGrid, giving construction teams a real-time view of job sites and dramatically improving their

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RoboFly – A Laser-Powered Flying Robotic Insect

Insect-sized flying robots could help with time-consuming tasks like surveying crop growth on large farms or sniffing out gas leaks. These robots soar by fluttering tiny wings because they are too small to use propellers, like those seen on their larger drone cousins. Small size is advantageous: These robots are

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Workhorse Autonomous Drone Package Delivery Pilot Underway in Cincinnati

Workhorse Group Inc. , an American technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective solutions to the commercial electric transportation sector, announced that the HorseFly truck-launched Autonomous Drone Package Delivery System is now making real-life package deliveries to homes in the Cincinnati area in a pilot program with the City

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Lockheed Martin Stalker XE Upgraded with VTOL Capability

At SOFIC 2018, the International Special Operations Forces Industry Exhibition Conference currently taking place in Tampa, Lockheed Martin announced that Stalker eXtended Endurance (XE) unmanned aerial system (UAS) has been upgraded with a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capability. This new option gives users greater mission flexibility allowing them to

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X-MADIS Mobile Anti-Drone in ‘Game of Drones’ Demo

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and its partners, Ascent Vision and RADA Technologies, will participate in the SOFWERX ThunderDrone Rapid Prototyping Event (RPE) III demonstration at Nellis Air Force Base next month. SOFWERX is a Partnership Intermediary Agreement between Doolittle Institute and the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), created to

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Autonomous Helicopter Technology Wins Major Award

The Howard Hughes Award — given by the American Helicopter Society — was presented here May 17 to the Office of Naval Research and Aurora Flight Sciences for their joint work on the Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System, or AACUS. AACUS enables rotary-wing aircraft to fly completely autonomously even in

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Israeli Company Flytrex in FAA Pilot Program

Israeli drone logistics company Flytrex has teamed up with the North Carolina state government to participate in a groundbreaking Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot program that will bring Flytrex’s food-delivery drone technology closer to rollout in the United States. It’s a significant step for Flytrex, whose CEO Yariv Bash last

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AeroVironment Switchblade US Contracts Total $111M

AeroVironment, Inc. announced the receipt of contract awards in April 2018 from the United States Army for procurement of the company’s Switchblade Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile System (LMAMS) and Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) that bring the total value of Switchblade awards to $111,054,202 since August 2017. The contract awards

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Zubax Myxa Revolutionary Motor Controller Technology Boasts 10-15% Power Efficiency Advanced FOC Speed Controller for UAVs and Unmanned Watercraft

Bohemia, New York USA (May 22, 2018) – Titan Elite, Inc., the distributor of Zubax Robotics products, announces the availability of the revolutionary Myxa ESC product line. The Zubax Myxa product line should be recognized as the biggest advance in unmanned vehicle efficiency gain since the mass adoption of lithium

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First Switchblade Order for U.S. Marine Corps Inbox x

AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both military and commercial applications, today announced the receipt of contract awards in April 2018 from the United States Army for procurement of the company’s Switchblade® Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile System (LMAMS) and Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) that

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UTC Unveils Laser-Compliant Optical Payload for UAS

At the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC), UTC Aerospace Systems announced the release of its new TASE400 LD optical and laser designation payload system for small to midsize UAS applications. At 7 inches in diameter and 10.6 pounds, with a laser designator that is fully compliant with NATO

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Aeronautics Signs MoU with Romanian State Company

Romanian state-owned company Romaero has signed a memorandum of understanding with Israel’s unmanned aerial systems (UAS) company Aeronautics Group for maintaining UAS on Romanian soil and cooperate in training and instruction. According to the Israeli company, it will provide the Romanian company with the most advanced technological systems in the

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