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FLIR Systems Acquires Altavian, Inc.

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced that it has acquired Altavian, Inc., a privately-held manufacturer of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) for defense and public safety customers. Altavian’s airframes integrate multiple sensors, including FLIR thermal technology, to provide users with decision support and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capability. Based in Gainesville,

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USAF and Australia Partner to Develop Air Breathing Hypersonic Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Defense and the Australian Department of Defence have announced a bilateral effort to advance the development of air-breathing hypersonic technologies. The Southern Cross Integrated Flight Research Experiment (SCIFiRE) is an Allied Prototyping Initiative (API) under the Directorate for Advanced Capabilities within the Office of the

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Mystery Drone Crash in Kenya

Residents of Wajir County in Kenya were shocked after a drone believed to be involved in surveillance crash landed in Eldas. The drone landed sometime in the afternoon on Sunday, November 29, with residents throwing suspicious looks to this strange object, which no one had come to claim. Reports indicated

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FLIR Systems Acquires Altavian, Inc

Acquisition Provides Company with Comprehensive Mission Coverage within Group 1 Unmanned Systems for Defense Customers; Bolsters Position to Deliver Solutions for Commercial and Public Safety ARLINGTON, Va., December 2, 2020 ― FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has acquired Altavian, Inc., a privately-held manufacturer of small

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Zing Drones Partners with Kansas DOT

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has partnered with Zing to test package delivery operations through the FAA’s new BEYOND program. The program is focusing on expanding operations that are Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS), improving public perception of UAS, and quantifying the economic and societal impacts of

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Drone Mapping Versus Terrestrial Laser Scanners

In the drone industry, it is taken nearly as gospel that small uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) will allow people to do their jobs better, safer, and faster than whatever the traditional method happens to be—especially when it comes to public safety. However, if you are making decisions that have financial

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Dedrone, Vodafone and Amazon Web Services Partner to Provide Airspace Security for Critical Infrastructure

Vodafone Business has unveiled a powerful new service, combining the ultra-quick response times of distributed Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) technology with the fast speeds of 5G. Vodafone is the first company in Europe to enable organisations to create pilot applications using distributed MEC with Amazon Web Services (AWS). This is

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L3Harris in Phase Two of US Navy UAS Trial

The U.S. Navy has selected L3Harris Technologies to participate in phase two of a demonstration to identify and evaluate unmanned aerial systems capable of operating in austere deployed environments without additional support systems. L3Harris was one of two teams selected by Naval Air Warfare Center Air Division (NAWCAD) AIRWorks, in

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GA-ASI Delivers Final MQ-9A Block 5 to Spain

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. delivered the final two MQ-9A Block 5 Remotely Piloted Aircraft and a Ground Control Station to the Spanish Air Force (SpAF) on Nov. 23, 2020, completing a Foreign Military Sales acquisition of four aircraft and three GCSs. The new MQ-9s will be operated by

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Airbus VSR700 OPV Achieves Autonomous Takeoff and Landing from Moving Platform

The Airbus Helicopters VSR700 optionally piloted vehicle (OPV) has successfully achieved fully autonomous takeoff and landing (ATOL) approaches, validating its autonomy to and from a moving platform and advancing the VSR700 programme towards its end goal: offering a tactical unmanned aerial system (UAS) with ATOL capacities for global navies. The

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SpearUAV Demos Ninox 40 Hand-Held to US Agencies

SpearUAV, Tel-Aviv-based developers and suppliers of unique UAS solutions for defense and HLS applications, successfully demonstrated its leading encapsulated drone system, the Ninox 40 Hand-Held, to the Department of Defense (DOD), in the presence of representatives from the U.S. Army (Army), U.S. Navy (USN), U.S. Marines (USMC), and the U.S.

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Chinese Helicopter Drones Ready for Delivery

Developed by the state-owned China North Industries Group Corporation Limited (NORINCO), the CR500 Golden Eagle unmanned helicopter system recently passed final inspections for delivery, the company said in a statement. Passing the final inspections indicates that NORINCO has made a breakthrough in developing and manufacturing mid-to-large-sized drone systems, the company

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US Navy selects L3Harris technologies for the second phase of unmanned aerial systems demonstration

ARLINGTON, Texas — The U.S. Navy has selected L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) to participate in phase two of a demonstration to identify and evaluate unmanned aerial systems capable of operating in austere deployed environments without additional support systems. L3Harris was one of two teams selected by Naval Air Warfare Center Air

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Next-Gen Drones Could Learn from Bumblebees’ Flight

An international study, led by researchers from UNSW Canberra, has discovered the secret of bumblebees’ self-aware dexterous flight, that could have applications for the next generation of drones and autonomous vehicles. Research lead author, Dr Sridhar Ravi from UNSW Canberra, studied how bumblebees navigated through a tunnel with a series

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Drone Harmony Selects Altitude Angel as Global Map Data Provider

Altitude Angel, a global UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) technology provider, today announced that mission planning platform, Drone Harmony, has opted to embed Altitude Angel’s market-leading data in its flight mapping solutions. Drone Harmony is a software company developing a data capture platform that enables enterprises to capture quality data of

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Aerial Drone-Dipping Sensors for Hydrographic Surveys

A cutting-edge new system for autonomous airborne hydrographic survey has been launched by THURN Group. The THURN QuickDip system of data collection uses aerial drones to carry Valeport sensors on pre-planned survey routes to deliver an efficient repeatable method of gathering highly accurate survey data from inaccessible or dangerous

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Drone Harmony select Altitude Angel as it’s global map data provider

London, UK: Altitude Angel, the world’s leading UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) technology provider, today announced mission planning platform, Drone Harmony, has opted to embed Altitude Angel’s market-leading data in its flight mapping solutions. Drone Harmony is a software company developing a data capture platform that enables enterprises to capture

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Drone Lifts a High-Voltage Wire in China

A drone was used to lift a high-voltage wire in Yuncheng, a city in north China’s Shanxi Province. One end of the wire was already fixed to a transmission tower. The drone’s mission was to bring the other end to a separate tower, located in Sanmenxia City, Henan Province. The

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Sky Power Expands Generator Controls Portfolio

After introducing the new generator control system SGC 352, the German engine manufacturer Sky Power GmbH is adding another system, the SGC 081. This starter generator control unit can be used for engines with fuel injection as well as for engines with carburettors. “The additional Starter Generator Control SGC 081

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Altitude Angel – UI Developer

Benefits: Competitive Employee Referral Scheme, Flexible Working, Training opportunities, and more!Location: Reading, Berkshire (UK) Who are we? Widely regarded as a technical leader in the emerging field of Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM), Altitude Angel develops cloud-scale systems to facilitate the safe integration of unmanned vehicles into national airspace worldwide. In

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Edward Anderson wins RAeS Bronze Medal

Well done Edward! Very well deserved. Senior Technology and Resilience Specialist for the World Bank GroupMr Anderson is awarded the Society’s Bronze medal for his work to demonstrate the transformative potential of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in East Africa. Just in case you live under a rock, the RAeS is

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Nordic Unmanned Contemplates Public Listing

Nordic Unmanned AS is contemplating a private placement and listing on Euronext Growth Oslo (currently Merkur Market) in order to finance expected strong growth and international expansion. “While the largest market for high-end drones has so far been for defence purposes, other private and public sector customers are now seeing

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Ion-Propelled Drones for Urban Cargo Delivery

Undefined Technologies, a startup based in Doral, about 15 miles out of Miami, claims that it has managed to increase the thrust levels of ion propulsion systems to “unprecedented levels” with its “Air Tantrum” technology, enabling near-silent drones with no moving parts, that look like flying pallets. All aircraft propulsion

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UAV Navigation Client Solutions Workshop

UAV Navigation recently held a workshop with its partner, Tecnobit – Grupo Oesía. The workshop was an international reference in the development of technology applied in strategic sectors as Aerospace and Security and Defense, showing navigation solutions developed during the last years. In addition to carrying out a demonstration of

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Aerodyne Invests in Australian Drone Inspection Company

Aerodyne Group, a Malaysia-headquartered international DT3 (Drone Tech, Data Tech, and Digital Transformation) solutions provider has signed an agreement to acquire a principal stake in Australia-based drone surveying and advanced asset inspection company, Sensorem Pty Ltd. This investment is expected to generate meaningful upside for Sensorem, Aerodyne, and clients spanning

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Carolina UV Delivers Aerostats for Defence Programme

Carolina Unmanned Vehicles (CUV) has successfully completed delivery of two 45 cubic meter (45M3) model Allsopp Helikite aerostats to support a defense developmental program. The aerostats will be used to lift various electronic system to altitude. Helikites are particularly well suited for this due to their inherent stability and ability

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Saxon Inspector UAS, the most advanced solution in America

The Saxon Inspector Drone is an evolutionary aircraft that has proven itself in many parts of the world. Our Y6 design allows the aircraft to perform more efficiently and handle more harsh weather conditions than most multicopters in the market today. The Inspector UAS is constructed of aircraft aluminum, reinforced

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Nordic Unmanned will become the first publicly listed drone operator in Europe

Sandnes, Norway – Nordic Unmanned AS, a leading European provider ofdrone systems and services, is contemplating a private placement and listing on Euronext Growth Oslo (currently Merkur Market) in order to finance expected strong growth and international expansion. “While the largest market for high-end drones has so far been for

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