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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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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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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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Mystery Chinese Drone Crashes Myanmar Village

One of our astute readers in Myanmar forwarded these photos of a mystery drone that crash-landed in rural Myanmar and is probably operated by the Myanmar Airforce. The accident occurred not so far from Pyin Oo Lwin, Central Myanmar on 5th May. Our source understands that this is a Chinese

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uAvionix Lands Major FAA Certification

Airbus Ventures applauds uAvionix for winning validation by the Federation Aviation Administration (FAA) for its impeccable standard of safety and security on its state-of-the-art flagship transponder, ping200X. With this April certification, ping200X becomes the world’s first FAA TSO certified drone transponder. “ping200X is the pinnacle of years of development, as

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Nordic Unmanned Get Light UAS Operator Certificate (LUC) for UAS Fleet

Nordic Unmanned receives the European Light UAS Operator Certificate (LUC) issued by the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority under the EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) EU 2019/947 rules and becomes the first European operator to receive this new certificate for several different models of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The certificate

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Wingcopter Announces World First Triple-Drop Delivery Drone

Wingcopter, the German developer, manufacturer and service-provider of Unmanned Aircraft Systems for commercial and humanitarian applications, introduced its new drone generation, the Wingcopter 198. The Wingcopter 198 is an all-electric, vertical-take-off-and-landing (eVTOL), fixed-wing drone that has been designed from the ground up to meet aviation safety and reliability requirements. The

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Nordic Unmanned receives Light UAS Operator Certificate (LUC) under new EASA regulation

Sandnes, Norway – Nordic Unmanned receives the European Light UAS OperatorCertificate (LUC) issued by the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority under the EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) EU 2019/947 rules and becomes the first European operator to receive this new certificate for several different models of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).

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AVSS and NUAIR Complete ASTM Parachute Recovery System Testing for the DJI M300 RTK Drone

AVSS has now completed the world’s first ASTM F3322-18 parachute recovery system testing for the DJI M300 RTK drone. (SYRACUSE, NY) – AVSS – Aerial Vehicle Safety Solutions (AVSS), with support from the third-party testing agency NUAIR, is proud to announce that they have completed the ASTM F3322-18 testing requirements

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Drone Defence launch Aeroping – location & e-identification broadcasting device for existing drones

Benedict Mason We are committed to enabling drone technology and demonstrating its potential, whilst supporting a sustainable future where drones change the way we view, interact with, and move around our world. There is an ever-increasing need for a real-time drone transponder and e-Identification to increase airspace safety, to enable

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Fruity Chutes SATS-MINI Update Solves for Fixed-Wing and VTOL

Fruity Chutes has released the 1.2.1 update for the Sentinel Automatic Trigger System (SATS-MINI), a safety device that detects when a UAV fails and triggers the parachute to deploy. Unlike other automatic trigger systems (ATS) which are onlyoptimized for multicopter applications, the SATS-MINI update adds support for fixed-wing and VTOL

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LAPD Helicopter Drone Crash Pilot Gets $500 Fine

A Hollywood man who flew a drone that crashed into an LAPD helicopter last year was sentenced to a $500 fine and probation. Andrew Rene Hernandez was sentenced on Monday after pleading guilty to a single misdemeanor charge of unsafe operation of an unmanned aircraft in January. It was the

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Pilot Mixed Up MQ-9 Controls in $6M June 2020 Crash

An MQ-9 pilot pulled a wrong lever as the Reaper was taking off in Syracuse, N.Y., causing the remotely piloted aircraft to lose fuel supply and crash in June 2020, according to an Air Force investigation. The MQ-9 was “significantly damaged” at a cost of $6.085 million in the crash

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Virginia Tech Tests Windscreen Drone Impacts

A drone slams into a windshield. The drone’s shell cracks, and the windshield shudders. Pieces of a propeller snap off. But the windshield doesn’t shatter. Most safe drone flights aren’t supposed to end in crashes. But this crash is unfolding in one of Virginia Tech’s impact labs, where controlled collisions

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UK Network Rail Opens Drone Flight Approval Portal

Dronecloud recently announced that it was awarded a 5-year deal to provide Flight Management Systems (FMS) for Network Rail’s growing drone operation. The deal delivers safety and efficiency for the drone operations of today while paving the way for Network Rail to embrace the opportunities offered by future drone technology

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EASA Issues Guidelines for the Design Verification of ‘Specific’ Category Drones

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published guidance for drone operators, manufacturers and national authorities explaining the process for the design verification of drones, an important element in ensuring safe drone operations in the ‘specific’ category. Since the new EU drone regulation became applicable on December 31, 2020, the

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EASA issues guidelines for the design verification of drones operated in the ‘specific’ category

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published guidance for drone operators, manufacturers and national authorities explaining the process for the design verification of drones, an important element in ensuring safe drone operations in the ‘specific’ category. Since the new EU drone regulation became applicable on December 31, 2020, the

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Citadel Defense Digitizes CUAS Training for Military and Government

With anticipated cuts in Force size, the Pentagon must optimize investments in technology to avoid compromising national security and troop safety. To meet these operational needs, Citadel Defense has integrated CUAS training into their latest software update now available to over 300 fielded systems. Citadel’s software provides guidance and increased

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Schiebel Camcopter S-100 Performs Maritime Surveillance in Romania

The Romanian Border Police operates the Schiebel CAMCOPTER S-100 for maritime surveillance purposes. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) service is delivered by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and is also extended to Bulgaria. Stationed in Mangalia, the CAMCOPTER S-100 supports the Romanian authorities in carrying out general Coast

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Australia – RPAS Chief Maintenance Controller

We are looking for a RPAS Chief Maintenance Controller to join our Facilities Operations team to ensure maintenance of all drones is carried out in accordance with the manufacturer specifications and in adherence with the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations. We are an open, connected global team that includes some of

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Unmanned Safety Institute Partners with ULTRA to Promote UAS Industry Certifications in New Jersey School System

Urban Low Altitude Transport Association (ULTRA) recognizes that UAS Growth will provide significant high-paid employment opportunities for today’s high school students. Allendale, NJ (April 6, 2021) – Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) is forecasted to become the fastest growing segment of the aviation industry with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) predicting

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Dronecloud Network Rail flight approval

Dronecloud recently announced it was awarded a 5-year deal to provide Flight Management Systems (FMS) for Network Rail’s growing drone operation. The deal delivers safety and efficiency for the drone operations of today while paving the way for Network Rail to embrace the opportunities offered by future drone technology such

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Schiebel awarded new service provision contract with EMSA

Schiebel has won another significant contract with the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). Schiebel, with its CAMCOPTER® S-100, is yet again one of the service providers for EMSA’sRemotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) operations carrying out ship emissionmonitoring and general maritime surveillance for EU member states. The scope of this EUR

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Pipistrel chooses Honeywell to provide critical navigation and sensor technology for our unmanned cargo aircraft

New Attitude Heading Reference System and Air Data Module will bring enhanced safety and reliability to Nuuva V300 cargo aircraft. AJDOVŠČINA, SLOVENIA, April 2021 – Pipistrel has selected Honeywell’s (NYSE: HON) next-generation Attitude Heading Reference System and Air Data Module for its Nuuva V300 cargo unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The

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Schiebel Gets New EMSA Contract

Schiebel has won another significant contract with the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). Schiebel, with its CAMCOPTER S-100, is yet again one of the service providers for EMSA’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) operations carrying out ship emission monitoring and general maritime surveillance for EU member states. The scope of

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