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Drone Delivery Canada Awarded Third Patent

Drone Delivery Canada Corp. announced that on April 27, 2021, the United States Patent Office granted the Company U.S. Patent No. 10,987,184 for ‘Medical or Emergency Package and Method of Use Thereof’. The patent is directed to DDC’s proprietary, portable emergency or medical package. In particular, the patent is

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Northrop Grumman to Develop Sense-and-Avoid Solution for Triton

The US Navy (USN) has issued Northrop Grumman with a prototype and risk reduction contract for the development of a sense-and-avoid (SAA) capability for the MQ-4C Triton high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). With the USN having previously sought SAA solutions that ultimately failed to meet its requirements, Northrop

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Swiss Army Hermes 900 Crash Due to Design Flaw

An Israeli investigation into last year’s crash of a drone ordered by the Swiss army has found that the cause was a structural design flaw which has since been fixed. The Hermes 900 HFE unmanned aircraft crashed during a test flight last August in the Israeli desert, where it was

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Crane Aerospace & Electronics to Collaborate with BAE Systems on Power Electronics for Jaunt Air Mobility

Crane Aerospace & Electronics, a segment of Crane Co. (NYSE:CR), will collaborate with BAE Systems to provide specific expertise on the power management systems for Jaunt Air Mobility’s all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Working with BAE Systems and Jaunt, the plan is to conduct a series of studies

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Delta Drone International (ASX:DLT) Expands Operations into Namibia

● Delta Drone International expands into Namibia to deliver advanced drone operations training for enterprise companies through Delta Drone International’s training brand, Drone Safety & Legal● For the first time in the region, courses provide advanced training covering all facets of drone program operation to drone professionals in the mining,

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No Space for Peace in the Integrated Security Review

In March, the UK government published their ‘Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy’, titled ‘Global Britain in a Competitive Age’ it describes the government vision for the UK’s role in the world over the next decade. There has been a lot of discussions on various parts of

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Delta Drone Draws Down €1M of Nominal Value

In accordance with the authority granted to the Board of Directors by the Extraordinary General Shareholders’ meeting of Delta Drone dated 24 April 2020 pursuant to its sixth resolution, the Board of Directors dated 14th October 2020: approved the principle of issuing 2 500 tranche warrants, giving access to

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AeroVironment Announces Chairman Succession Plan

AeroVironment, Inc. has announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously elected President and Chief Executive Officer Wahid Nawabi to succeed Tim Conver as chairman upon Mr. Conver’s planned retirement from the Board of Directors, effective at the company’s 2021 annual meeting of shareholders. Mr. Nawabi joined AeroVironment in 2011

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Aerodyne Welcomes Japanese Investment

Aerodyne Group, a global drone services company headquartered in Cyberjaya, Malaysia announced that it has welcomed Real Tech Fund, KOBASHI HOLDINGS, and ACSL as strategic partners. Aerodyne Group is a DT3 (Drone Tech, Data Tech, and Digital Transformation) drone-based enterprise solutions provider, and a pioneer in the use of artificial

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Can You Cut And Paste Your Way To Big Drone Money?

Is FAA oversight flying on an uncertified autopilot? Everyone knows I am a big fan ofthe FOIA, and the contents for this story came right out of the FAA. Question 1. When petitioning for exemption for an unmanned aircraft operation, should you ask for an exemption from 91.105(a)(2) to be

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Snowdonia Aerospace Centre to Deploy Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM Enterprise Platform

London, UK: Altitude Angel, the world’s leading UTM (Unified Traffic Management) technology provider, today announced the Snowdonia Aerospace Centre (SAC) has become the second UK airport to deploy its GuardianUTM Enterprise platform. The Snowdonia Aerospace Centre, in Gwynedd, Wales, is one of Europe’s foremost commercial test centres for next-generation

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MissionGO & Minnesota Team Transports World’s First Human Pancreas via Unmanned Aircraft

BALTIMORE – MissionGO, a leader in unmanned aircraft solutions that is transforming logistics; LifeSource, the organ procurement organization (OPO) serving the upper Midwest; and Mercy Hospital, part of the Allina Health system, today announced the first-ever test flight carrying a human pancreas via an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) conducted on

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US Navy unmanned aircraft program to utilize MPU5 radios

Persistent Systems, LLC (“Persistent”), a leader in mobile ad hoc networking (MANET) solutions, announced today that it will be supplying Martin UAV, an industry partner whose V-BAT VTOL unmanned aircraft system was just selected for the Navy’s Mi2 program, with MPU5 and Embedded Module networking devices over the coming years.

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AeroVironment, Inc. Announces Chairman Succession Plan

• Tim Conver to retire as chairman of the AeroVironment Board of Directors, effective at the company’s 2021 annual meeting of shareholders • Wahid Nawabi, president and chief executive officer, elected Chairman of the AeroVironment Board AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems, today

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FlytLaunch – Witness the official release of the all-new Hextronics Global Drone docking station

Hextronics is set to launch the all-new “Hextronics Global,” one of the smallest and most affordable drone-nests in the industry that boasts a sleek, metal-body design and robotic battery-swapping capabilities for increased efficiency. Perform fully autonomous operations across several use cases with the Global’s robust design—built to thrive in remote

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The 2021 Small Unmanned Systems Business Journal

This year our goal was to give some consideration to those entrepreneurs diligentlyworking to further innovation in the American Aerospace ecosystem. The coverfeatures domestic companies that are providing solutions for the professional end-user. sUSB EXPO Journal 2021 provides coverage of first responder drone systems andinsight into cyber-security and mission-critical tools

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Save the Date: 2021 FAA UAS Symposium

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will co-host Episodes III and IV of the virtual FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Symposium – Remotely Piloted Edition. The theme for this year’s virtual event is “Above and Beyond” and will take place on June

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UAV Factory Upgrades Portable Pneumatic Catapult

UAV Factory has announced the release of its upgraded Unmanned Aircraft System Portable Pneumatic Catapult system. As before, the catapults are available in different sizes of 4 or 6 meters, but compared to the previous versions have significantly increased available launch energies – up to 11 kJ for the 4m

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TSA Tests Drone Detection Tech at Miami International Airport

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) selected Miami International Airport (MIA) for its initial test of technologies that will detect, track, and identify (DTI) drones entering into restricted airspace. Drones, also known as Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), pose a threat to aviation security when flown into certain restricted airspaces. “TSA’s establishment

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