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GA-ASI Conducts Japan Coast Guard Validation Flights

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announced that it will partner with Asia Air Survey (AAS) to hold a series of validation flights for the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) featuring GA-ASI’s SeaGuardian beginning in mid-September. The purpose of the flights is to validate the wide-area maritime surveillance capabilities of RPAS

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FAA and Switzerland to Harmonise UAS Safety Standards

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Switzerland Federal Office of Civil Aviation announced that they have reached an agreement in harmonizing domestic and international safety standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). This agreement builds on U.S and Swiss efforts to ensure that the fastest growing and broadest segment

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Flight Paths Help Pinpoint Malicious Drone Operators

Academics from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have demonstrated a potential means of being able to pinpoint the location of operators. In a research paper , “Can the operator of a drone be located by following the drone’s path?,” published this month, the research team explored how analysis

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Safer Unmanned Aircraft with the SAMA – SHM Project

Politecnico di Milano, the leading institution of the European project SAMAS – SHM (Application to Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems– Structural Health Monitoring), has designed, implemented and tested a real-time structural monitoring system that allows to estimate aerodynamic loads and real-time identification of impact on the aircraft in order to instantly

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NUAIR Validates AVSS Drone Parachute Recovery System

Third drone parachute validation by NUAIR and New York UAS Test Site, advancing safe integration of unmanned aircraft (SYRACUSE, NY) – Following vigorous testing, completed in collaboration with NUAIR, the drone parachute recovery system by Aerial Vehicle Safety Solutions (AVSS) for the DJI M200 series has been validated as compliant

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US Army Tests French Danielson Aircraft Engine for UAS

The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering – Global Capability Programs Office, Foreign Comparative Testing Program – recently partnered with the U.S. Army Futures Command to test and evaluate a foreign technology for use in UAS. AFC’s Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory tested

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XAG Drones Increase Sugar Yield in South Africa

Drones, with specialty spraying technology, was deployed for a recent sugarcane ripening trail in South Africa, showing an evident increase in the amount of sugar extracted from these canes. This might signal a potential improvement in profit margin for the cane growers, who have been incurring loss from the country’s

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Altitude Angel Powers BVLOS Flights in India with Sagar Defence

Altitude Angel, a global UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) technology provider, is partnering with Mumbai based Sagar Defence Engineering Ltd in BVLOS trials supported by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Together, Altitude Angel and Sagar Defence Engineering Ltd have been selected by India’s DGCA to carry out BVLOS (beyond visual

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Skynav Gov: a Government-Ready Scalable Controller

Auterion Government Solutions has announced Skynav Gov. A scalable handheld ground controller, Skynav Gov is powered by Auterion Mission Control and controls all UAS’ running Auterion Enterprise PX4 or communicate over MAVLink. U.S. government agencies rely on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or drones for a wide range of missions, whether

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Parrot partners with AIRT’s Drones for Good and DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety UAS Programmes

Parrot, a leading European drone group, is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Miami, Florida-based Airborne International Response Team (AIRT). AIRT is the leading 501(c)3 non-profit organisation supporting Drones For Good™ and the official home of DRONERESPONDERS, the world’s fastest-growing program supporting the use of UAS by public

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India’s First NPNT Compliant Drone Flight

Quidich has announced the successful completion of India’s First No-Permission No-Takeoff (NPNT) compliant drone flight on the A200 Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS). The flight was carried out in a green zone identified by the DGCA, near Tumkur in Karnataka and marks a critical breakthrough in online testing and permission

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Sugu Drones Picks Altitude Angel for UTM in Canada

Altitude Angel, a global UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) technology provider, announced it is to provide UTM services to Canada’s leading drone flight operations and training institute, Sugu Drones. Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM airspace management platform will be used to power Sugu Drones with accurate, real-time and relevant geospatial & flight awareness

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FAA Selects Team to Create UTM Contingency Management Platform at Griffiss International Airport

Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based aerospace and defense geospatial technology company, announced that it has been selected as part of the team responsible for developing and testing a new integrated Contingency Management Platform (CMP) at the New York Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site, at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, NY.

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Police Helicopter in Tulsa in Near Miss with Drone

Sean Thornburg was filming a Police procession from St. Francis hospital when he captured a near miss between a drone and the Tulsa police helicopter. Police officers were escorting their fallen comrade from St. Francis to the medical examiner’s office. Tulsa Police Sgt. Craig Johnson, a 15-year veteran of the

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NXP and Auterion collaborate to develop integrated hardware and software solutions for drones and drive standards in open collaboration

Today, on the first day of the PX4 Developer Summit 2020, NXP® Semiconductors and Auterion, the provider of the leading software platform for commercial and government drones, announce a collaboration to develop integrated hardware and software solutions for the unmanned aerial systems industry. With the development of regulations and the

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Serbia Displays Chinese Drones

Serbia has publicly displayed six new military drones purchased from China for the first time. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic was on hand on July 4 at the military airport in Batajnica, near Belgrade, where military officials showcased the drones parked on the tarmac while journalists were given an opportunity to

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New Drone Regulations Facilitate Dubai Sky Dome

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), said the issuance of Law No. (4) of 2020 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, regulating the operations of

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4 Houthi Drones Targeting Saudi Arabia Downed

The Arab coalition intercepted and destroyed four explosive-laden drones launched by the Houthis in the direction of the Kingdom on Friday. The drones were destroyed in Yemeni airspace, Saudi Press Agency quoted Arab coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki as saying. He added that the coalition has efficient capabilities and is

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Arrests in Spain for Smuggling Autopilots to Pakistan

Police in Alicante, Spain, have detained two people accused of smuggling operations estimated at up to four million euros. The plot was dedicated to the smuggling of dual-use material and technology. Specifically, material that illegally reached Pakistan’s military companies . Among that material was technology used for missile guidance. The

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Shark-Detecting Drones Replace Helicopters in Australia

The New South Wales Government has announced its new $8 million strategy to protect beachgoers from sharks this year, investing in improved drone technology and the continued use of SMART drumlines at high-risk locations. Up to 80 drones will be deployed, equipped with advanced technology that detects the size and

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Parrot Launches ANAFI Built in USA

Parrot has announced ANAFI USA: a unique drone that combines enterprise-class data security with the easy-to-use features that have driven consumer drone adoption in recent years. ANAFI USA is a powerful drone built to meet the demands of first responders, firefighters, search-and-rescue teams, security agencies, surveying and inspection professionals. Featuring

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Altitude Angel powers BVLOS flights in India with Sagar Defence Engineering

London, UK: Altitude Angel, the world’s leading UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) technology provider, is partnering with Mumbai based Sagar Defence Engineering Ltd in BVLOS trials supported by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Together, Altitude Angel and Sagar Defence Engineering Ltd have been selected by India’s DGCA to carry out

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Solita and Unifly join forces to secure and advance international drone airspace

Antwerp/Helsinki July 2020 – Solita, the North European leader in data-driven digital transformation and business design and Unifly, the global leader in Unmanned Traffic Management, have announced their partnership. By joining forces, the partners are able to create impact combining data for operational use and UTM technologies, to further streamline

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Elbit Systems Hermes 900 StarLiner

Elbit Systems has built the Hermes 900 StarLiner—a UAV that is fully compliant with NATO’s Standardization Agreement known as STANAG 4671. It can be integrated into NATO members airspace and certified for civilian airspace. The StarLiner was announced in 2018 and, like most complex hi-tech large drones, it must go

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