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UTM TCL 4 Takeaway

NASA sent out an email for the press to come out to Reno, Nevada to see/hear about UTM. I had always wondered why I never got the invite in the past to come out for a preview of the unmanned deus ex machina. I didn’t get the email personally and

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US Navy Wants MQ-25A Stingray Tanker Before UCAS

The US Navy won’t pursue the development of a lethal carrier-based unmanned aircraft before it fields its unmanned MQ-25A Stingray tanker sometime in the 2020s, the service’s requirements chief said last week. The service is taking a deliberate approach to adding unmanned aviation assets to carrier decks, ensuring it

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Uber Seeks Approval for San Diego Drone Deliveries

Last-mile drone delivery in the United States is heating up with the addition of a request by Uber to operate a food service in San Diego. An application filed with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) by Luke Fischer, Head of Flight Operations for Uber Technologies affiliate Uber Elevate, Inc., follows

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Meal Drone Delivery Coming to North Carolina

A 50-year-old Triad aviation company, an Israeli start-up and the North Carolina Department of Transportation are preparing to test a program to deliver meals by drone. Rather than arriving at the front door like an order from TakeOut Central or Uber Eats, freshly prepared food will be lowered via cable

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Drones in the Battlespace – Canadian Company Introduces New Multi-Domain Multi-Platform Drone Control System

Kongsberg UAS ground station system has been integrated with new sensors and enhanced multi-domain display capabilities to simultaneously coordinate drones in the air, on the water, and undersea Ottawa, ON: Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based geospatial and defense technology company, announced today that they are introducing a new multi-domain control system

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First Air Taxi Volo-Port to be Built by End of 2019

Skyports and Volocopter have announced a cooperation to build the first mobile Volo-Port for air taxis. UK-based global vertiport owner and operator Skyports and air taxi pioneer Volocopter unveiled plans for the Volo-Port – the physical landing pads for so-called eVTOL (electric take-off and landing) – through stunning designs produced

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FAA Announces More Access to Airspace to Fly Drones

With effect from yesterday, more than 100 control towers and airports will be added to the hundreds of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic facilities and airports that currently use the Low Altitude Authorization and Capability (LAANC) system. LAANC is a collaboration between the FAA and industry that directly supports

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DARPA Selects Six Teams for Wearable Neural Interface Project

DARPA has awarded funding to six organizations to support the Next-Generation Nonsurgical Neurotechnology (N3) program, first announced in March 2018. Battelle Memorial Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Rice University, and Teledyne Scientific are leading multidisciplinary teams to develop high-resolution, bidirectional

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Drones to Inspect Wind Turbines in Sweden and Finland

Sulzer Schmid, a Swiss company pioneering UAV technology for rotor blade inspections, and WKA, the leading blade inspection and repair service provider, have been enlisted by Vestas to conduct a massive and challenging drone-based blade inspection campaign in Scandinavia, on a staggering 1,250 wind turbines in less than

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Terra Drone Shows Benefits of Aerial LiDAR Surveys

Terra Drone Indonesia, a group company of Terra Drone Corporation, one of the world’s largest providers of industrial drone solutions, has successfully completed two pilot projects that demonstrate how construction companies can benefit from drone surveying and mapping services. Using drones equipped with Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology, Terra

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Delair Releases New Open Payload Version of DT26 UAV

Delair, a supplier of commercial drone solutions, has introduced a new model of its popular long-range UAV, the Delair DT26, which offers an easy-to-integrate architecture for adding user-specified sensors and other payloads to the platform. The Delair DT26 Open Payload model features a removable container which can hold up to

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Drone Advisory Committee – Full List of New Members

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao formally announced new appointments to the Federal Aviation Administrations (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee (DAC). The DAC is a broad-based, long-term federal advisory committee that provides the FAA advice on key unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) integration issues by helping to identify challenges and

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CAA – Confusion over Channel airspace restrictions

There has been some confusion over restrictions for Beyond Visual Line of Sight operations over the Channel. This is partly due to the way the French produce NOTAMS and how the third party apps presents them. Manned and unmanned aircraft pilots seeing a large restricted airspace structure over the south

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DHS Concerned that Chinese Drones are Stealing Data

Chinese-made drones may be sending sensitive flight data to their manufacturers in China, where it can be accessed by the government there, the US Department of Homeland Security warned in an alert issued Monday obtained by CNN. The drones are a “potential risk to an organization’s information,” the alert from

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Bantek to Distribute Drones by US

Bantek, Inc., a distributor of products to the U.S. Government, an environmental/construction services provider and reseller of drones and drone training, today announced the signing of a distributor agreement with Drones by US. Michael Bannon, Bantek’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are excited to work with Drones by US. The

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Belarus Introduces New UAS and EW Jammers

Belarus officials inspect the Grach UAS, which can carry light weapons. (Photo: Milex/Belexpo) At the MILEX 2019 defense industry exhibition held in Minsk from May 15 to 18, Belarus introduced the Grach, a light multi-purpose unmanned aircraft system (UAS). It is a multicopter capable of conducting reconnaissance missions with sensors

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Algorithm to Prevent Drone Crashes

Verity Studios, which is behind some of the highest-stakes drone flights in the world, has introduced a software algorithm it says can prevent quadcopters from crashing during unexpected propulsion system failures. “There are already numerous cases of drones crashing to the ground (sometimes injuring people) for no apparent reason,”

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Flying Into the Storm

Researchers from CU Boulder will fly drones into severe storms this spring and in 2020 in one of the largest and most ambitious drone-based investigations of meteorological phenomena ever.

Project TORUS – or Targeted Observation by Radars and UAS of Supercells – is a partnership between CU Boulder, the University

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Wing to Launch Air Delivery Program in Finland in June

In the coming weeks, Wing will begin delivering goods to residents of Helsinki, Finland. It’s a pilot we’re conducting in the city’s Vuosaari district, delivering fresh Finnish pastries, meatballs for two, and a range of other meals and snacks within minutes, via Wing aircraft. Vuosaari is an inspiring locale for

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Dynetics to Build 100 kW Laser for US Army

The US Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command has selected a Dynetics-led team to develop an experimental 100 kW laser weapon system for its Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV). On 15 May, the company announced that it had beat out Raytheon to receive a USD 130 million contract for

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Redkite WAMI Sensor System on Show at SOFIC

Logos Technologies will be exhibiting an updated version of its lightweight RedKite wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) system at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC), held on May 20–23, in Tampa, Florida. Mounted on a variety of manned and unmanned aerial platforms (including Group 3 UAS), RedKite can image and

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Empirical Systems Aeropace receives AS9100:D an ISO 9001:2015 certification

Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc. (ESAero), a leading Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) System design, development and manufacturing services provider announced today receipt of AS9100:D and ISO 9001:2015 quality management standard certifications. ESAero has certified the manufacturing centre in San Luis Obispo, CA, as well as

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Neat Brands Rebrands to Enterprise UAS

Neat Brands, a provider of commercial UAS technology adoption and solutions, has revealed the business’ rebrand to Enterprise UAS. The company’s announcement comes at an exciting time as they add Aerial Media Pros, another dealer, to their roster and continue to dominate the Southern California market. The new name and

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Everdrone’s Autonomous First Responder UAS

 Sweden’s Everdrone offers a software solution that gives autonomous UAVs critical capabilities for operating beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS). To sense and avoid, land and take off, navigate with reliability and precision – even in complex environments. This video describes First Responder UAS using ADS-B support, iPad integration

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