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First African Drone and Data Academy Opens in Malawi

The first African Drone and Data Academy (ADDA) opened on January 13 in Lilongwe, Malawi, UNICEF announced. The move is part of efforts to promote the use of drones in programmes and services that will impact the lives of children and young people. “Humanitarian and development programme delivery in Africa

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Dielectric UAV Designed for the Utility Industry

Union Robotics, an Oregon-based robotics company, unveiled the Meadowhawk DE – an industrial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) made from ASTM F711 rated dielectric material designed to fly safely around high voltage assets. Proudly engineered and manufactured in the USA, the Meadowhawk DE is specifically engineered for electric utilities. “With

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Herbicide Application via Drone Still on Hold in Canada

Custom applicators and farmers looking to use drones to apply herbicides to crops in Canada are still in a holding pattern. Operator licensing and certification is now available from Transport Canada, but Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) requirements continue to ground herbicide application from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), reports Don

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Could Drones Save Cows? Research Team Thinks So

It’s a staggering statistic — every year nearly 3 million cows in the U.S. die from health problems. And it’s costing the cattle industry more than $1 billion. Combating this economic loss starts at the producer level. Ultimately, improved observation of cows in the pasture is proven to reduce heard

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Navy’s first MQ-4C Triton drones arrive in Guam

Washington DC (UPI) Jan 27, 2020 –

The first squadron of the U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial system arrived in Guam for their initial deployment, the Navy announced on Monday.

The two-aircraft squadron, with two more aircraft expected to join, is stationed at Guam’s Andersen Air Force Base under control of

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DroneUp Launches Airspace Planner with Native LAANC Integration

DroneUp, LLC, an end-to-end drone pilot service provider for aerial data collection, is pleased to announce that it has been named an Unmanned Aircraft System Service Supplier (USS) to provide the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) initiative for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). DroneUp’s LAANC capability will be

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New powers for the police to enforce drone laws

Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill, giving greater police powers to prevent misuse, has second reading. police will have the power to land, inspect and seize an unmanned aircraft thanks to new legislation new stop and search powers around airports and prisons will help tackle illegal drone use, and

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Three-Engined MALE UAV from China

China’s Sichuan Tengden Technology Company (Tengden) has completed initial testing of a three-engined variant of its medium altitude long endurance (MALE)-class TW328/TB001 ‘Twin-tailed Scorpion’ unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), culminating in what the company claims to be a successful maiden flight on 16 January. According to an industry source, the prototype

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DroneSphere – Delft Dynamics’ Spherical DroneBox

The first prototype of Delft Dynamics’ DroneSphere has been unveiled, thanks to students of the Avans University of Applied Sciences, Minor Aerospace Engineering & Maintenance (Breda). This is the first ball shaped DroneBox in the world, as far as known, and the biggest advantage is its perfect water resistance thanks

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Shotgun-like Ammo Could Shield LCS from Drones

Naval ordnance experts will be testing heavy weapons precision ammunition, that could hit enemy drones “like a shotgun blast,” offering a counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) shield for littoral combat ships (LCS). Rogue civilian drones and enemy attack and surveillance UAS are a growing concern across the military, especially after swarms

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Silent Arrow GD-2000 Cargo Delivery Drone to be Unveiled at the 2020 Farnborough International Airshow

Yates Electrospace Corporation (YEC), whose Silent Arrow platform is bringing disruptive innovation to the heavy payload, unmanned cargo delivery market, today announced the design completion and specifications of a wide-body version of its successful GD-2000 cargo delivery drone, with unveiling set for July 20-24, 2020 at YEC booth 4470, Farnborough

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MAG Aerospace Mission Coordinator – Unmanned Systems

At MAG, we provide and enable real-time situational awareness to help our customers make the world smaller and safer. We are laser focused on serving our customers by providing technical expertise, operational excellence, and flawless execution. Relentlessly driven by our dedication to service and performance, we have become the leading

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Jetoptera Teams with Honeywell on Fluidic Propulsion System

Jetoptera, Inc. is collaborating with Honeywell Aerospace to bring fluidic propulsion to the defense market. The effort will leverage Jetoptera’s revolutionary fluidic propulsion system and Honeywell’s broad portfolio of proven turboshaft engines and auxiliary power units. Fluidic Propulsive System (FPS) equipped aircraft enable runway independence, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL)

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Syniverse and AiRXOS Build Secure Communications Network

Syniverse and AiRXOS, a wholly owned subsidiary of GE Aviation, have announced they are working together to protect the skies by providing a communications infrastructure that manages drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles operating at low altitudes. The collaboration offers network security for the drone’s Unmanned Traffic Management system so

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Drone Delivery of Genomic Samples to Lab

Because every minute counts when children’s lives are at stake, Deloitte and Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine (RCIGM) are exploring an innovative approach to cut the time it takes to get medical samples to the laboratory using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The plan calls for avoiding ground traffic delays

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Vodafone Wants SIM Cards in Drones

Vodafone UK is calling for commercial and public sector drones to be fitted with SIM cards to give them cellular network connectivity. This would help reduce illegal and irresponsible drone use, the company argues, the like of which closed Gatwick Airport in December 2018 and which has caused many

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AFRL XQ-58A Valkyrie expands flight envelope in fourth test

Wright-Patterson AFB CO (SPX) Jan 27, 2020 –

The Air Force Research Laboratory, along with partner Kratos Defense and Security Solutions, Inc., completed the successful fourth flight test of the XQ-58A Valkyrie low-cost unmanned air vehicle demonstrator Jan. 23, 2020, at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona.

During the test event, the Valkyrie demonstrator’s

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Draganfly’s New Payloads for Environmental Monitoring

Draganfly Inc. has announced three new specialized payload offerings, which are intended to expand agricultural research and environmental monitoring using drones.Draganfly’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Draganfly Innovations Inc., has developed these new payload options in collaboration with research experts in agricultural and water resources fields. These new camera packages, which have now

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Boeing Partners with Tactical Robotics on VTOL Tech

Boeing Co. has signed an agreement with Israel-based Tactical Robotics to explore development of a ducted fan propulsion technology with potential uses for piloted and autonomous light aircraft. Through a joint working group, the two companies will determine what opportunities may exist in developing, producing and marketing Fancraft based

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Giant Ekranoplan – Russia’s Flying Ship

In the 1960s, the leader of the Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev bragged that his nation had ships that could jump right over bridges. His cryptic words confused Western leaders, but he was alluding to a secret project deep within the Soviet Union. The Soviets were developing a new class of

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Vodafone Report: British Public Backs Drones if Regulated

Four out of five Britons would support the widespread adoption of drones if stringent safety, security and monitoring measures existed, according to a new report by Vodafone. Of the 2,000 members of the public polled for the report, the majority support their use for emergency response (86%), police assistance (79%)

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PigeonBot Biohybrid Drone Flies with Feathered Wings

Scientists at Stanford University’s Bio-Inspired Research & Design (BIRD) lab understand that birds can morph the shape of their wings to suit various flying patterns, such as takeoff, landing, and turning, and are trying to transform that masterpiece of evolution into something mechanical. David Lentink, a trained biologist and aerospace

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