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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Asylon and Boston Dynamics Integrate Ground Robots into DroneCore

Asylon, Inc. has announced its partnership with the world-leading robotic research and development company Boston Dynamics to integrate their unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), Spot, into the Asylon DroneCore Robotic Perimeter Security platform. As the post-COVID world begins to take shape, security and remote access monitoring have emerged as board-level concerns.

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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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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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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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Former Gatwick UAS Lead Ashley Harvey Joins Altitude Angel

London, UK: Altitude Angel, the world’s leading UTM (Unified Traffic Management) technology provider, has today announced former Gatwick Airport UAS Drone Lead Ashley Harvey will take up the new position of Regulation, Airspace & Airports Specialist with immediate effect. With nearly 25 years’ professional experience working in aviation, predominantly

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Outsight Introduces the First LiDAR Pre-processor

Based in Espoo (Finland), Outsight Photonics has introduced the first LiDAR Pre-processor. The Augmented Lidar Box is a real-time Software Engine that provides the fundamental features you need to use Lidar in any project. The Augmented LiDAR Box is the first LiDAR Pre-Processor aiming to close the Adoption Gap between

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Skyborg ACS has Successful First Flight

The Skyborg leadership team conducted a two-hours and ten minute flight test April 29 of the Skyborg autonomy core system (ACS) aboard a Kratos UTAP-22 tactical unmanned vehicle at Tyndall AFB, Florida. Termed Milestone 1 of the Autonomous Attritable Aircraft Experimentation (AAAx) campaign, the ACS performed a series of foundational

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Royal Appointment in Recognition of UAS-related Activities

On 27 April 2021, in recognition of his relentless efforts over the last 25 years on behalf of the European and international unmanned aircraft systems communities to further the creation of rules, regulations and standards for these systems, highlight their societal & economic benefits, and promote their use, Peter Hubert

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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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NASA UTM: A Giant Leap for Air Transportation

Just in the past few years, more than an estimated 700,000 unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, have been purchased and are flying around our skies. With the push for these unmanned aircraft to be used in our daily lives for tasks such as; delivering goods to our door steps, monitoring

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Numerica Expands with New Fort Collins Facility

Numerica Corporation announced plans to purchase and renovate an existing industrial property located at 4450 Denrose Court in Fort Collins. When complete, the transformed facility will include approximately 9,000 square feet of office space and 24,000 square feet of high-bay lab and manufacturing space to support the continued development of

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Estonia to Use Aerial Targets from SCR Spain

The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Estonia has recently signed a framework agreement whereby the Spanish company SCR will supply aerial targets and provide services with them. It is a seven-year contract, awarded by the Estonian Centre for Defence Investments, that includes the acquisition of aerial targets and

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Aeronautics Orbiter 4 Designed for Maritime Patrol Missions

Aeronautics Group introduces its Orbiter 4 small tactical UAS, capable of performing long-range, long-endurance maritime patrol missions. The Orbiter 4’s high-performance EO/IR and MPR payloads are ideal for maritime monitoring, gas and oil rigs protection, illegal activity tracking, and search & rescue. It has already been fully integrated into the

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