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Kansas State Polytechnic receives FAA’s first waiver to a university to fly UAS beyond line of sight

June 22, 2018 - 10:45am
kansasSALINA — Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus has received a waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly unmanned aircraft systems beyond the line of sight. It’s the first such waiver granted to a university by the FAA. The FAA certificate to Kansas State Polytechnic’s Applied Aviation Research Center waives the rules regarding visual sight […]

Position Partners signed on with Klau Geomatics as exclusive distributor of the KlauPPK product in Australia.

June 22, 2018 - 4:04am
Position Partners, Australia’s largest retailer of positioning and geospatial solutions for surveying, mining and civil construction, have partnered with Klau Geomatics to deliver technical training and support, improving the productivity and efficiency of accurate UAV surveying.  Klau Geomatics, an innovative Australian technology company, produces the world’s most accurate and sophisticated PPK geo-positioning solution, compatible with […]

GA-ASI Guardian Concludes Demonstration Flights

June 22, 2018 - 4:01am
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) today announced that the Guardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) has concluded the first large-scale demonstration flights in Japan. The demonstration flights, which took place from 10 – 23 May were intended to promote the civil and scientific applications of the RPA. “We thank the Mayor of Iki and the […]

AERTEC’s TARSIS RPAS Completes Automated Operations from Sand

June 21, 2018 - 5:59am
AERTEC Solutions has reached a new technological milestone in the RPAS sector in Spain with its unmanned fixed-wing aerial platform TARSIS 75. This RPAS, built in carbon fibre, has made a complete and automatic operation in the Arenosillo area, on the beach of Mazagón (Huelva) , thus expanding its range of capabilities in unconventional operation […]

Soar TGE to generate the world’s first fully decentralised global super-map using drones

June 21, 2018 - 1:15am
Leading Australian geospatial mapping technology company Soar has announced their highly anticipated Token Generation Event (TGE) designed to fund the launch of the world’s first decentralised global platform for the distribution of drone content and maps. The TGE will be facilitated by an international consortium of blockchain advisors including Fidem and Digital Capital Management. The Soar TGE […]

YellowScan, UAV LiDAR specialist, opens YellowScan Inc. in Salt Lake City.

June 20, 2018 - 11:34am
YellowScan, designer, developer and producer of UAV LiDAR solutions for professional applications, continues to expand its presence in the United States with the opening of a new office located at 150 S. State St. Suite 100 Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA. In addition to the corporate headquarter in Montferrier-sur-Lez near Montpellier (France), the new office […]

Securus Technologies AeroDefense systems’ AirWardenTM at Georgia Department of Corrections facility

June 20, 2018 - 11:18am
Securus Technologies, a leading provider of technology-enabled solutions for public safety, law enforcement, investigations, corrections and government payment services has selected AeroDefense systems’ AirWardenTM Radio-Frequency-based drone and pilot detection, location and alert system for deployment at its correctional facility customer sites. “Contraband delivery via drones is a threat to both corrections staff and inmate safety,” said […]

Hiroyuki Yoshimoto Assumes Office as New Nidec President

June 20, 2018 - 3:16am
For the first time in the 45 year old history of the Kyoto-based multinational manufacturer of electric motors, Nidec has a new president, as Hiroyuki Yoshimoto becomes the first person to hold the post after the company’s founder Shigenobu Nagamori. The appointment, announced on February 15, was approved on June 20 at the 45th regular […]

IAI and AIRBUS enter $600 million agreement to lease Heron TP MALE RPAS to German defence ministry

June 19, 2018 - 1:02pm
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) signed an agreement with Airbus to lease Heron TP Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) RPASs (remotely piloted air vehicle system) to Germany’s Federal Ministry of Defence. Under the $600 million deal, Airbus DS Airborne Solutions GmbH will serve as the prime contractor responsible for managing all aspects of the project, including […]

GA-ASI Conducts Successful Lightning Tests on MQ-9B

June 19, 2018 - 12:35pm
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) used its second full-scale MQ-9B to conduct successful lightning tests at its facility in Poway, California last month. The test was conducted jointly between engineers from GA-ASI and NTS Pittsfield, a recognized leader in the development of sophisticated lightning protection systems for the aerospace industry. MQ-9B is GA-ASI’s latest […]

Delair expands Canadian presence with new distribution agreement, compliance to national drone regulations

June 19, 2018 - 8:24am
Cansel opens Canadian market for Delair UX11 long range fixed wing UAV; Delair drones given stamp of approval by Transport Canada. Innovative products and local expertise ideally positioned for needs of geospatial, agriculture architecture, engineering, and construction industries LABEGE, France and VANCOUVER, Canada – June 19, 2018 – Delair, a leading global supplier of commercial drone solutions, today announced […]

AVY – Drone Builder

June 18, 2018 - 11:31pm
Avy is looking for a Drone Builder to contribute to the ambitious mission we share! Join the Avy team to build drones to improve the world. Deadline for applications: Sunday 1 July 2018 11.59 pm Role description You are the master of drones You make things fly! You understand drones, you understand the drone industry, […]

UNICEF Funding Opportunity for Drone Startups

June 18, 2018 - 1:35pm
UNICEFThe UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking to make up to $100K equity-free investments to provide early stage (seed) finance to for-profit technology start-ups that have the potential to benefit humanity through the use of drones. If you’ve got a start-up registered in one of UNICEF’s programme countries and have a working, open-source drone prototype or service (or you are willing to […]

Helion and Domenec Molins partner with Freespace

June 18, 2018 - 5:36am
The Freespace team are proud to announce our partnership with Domenec Molins and the Helion Group. Just as we are pushing the boundaries with our Giant Drone Racing platform, Helion are the market leaders in the development of powder metallurgy, solid carbide and innovative coating technologies for high-quality cutting tools. Helion is a global company […]

DroneShield – Turnbull / Pyne Defence Export Strategy Bears Fruit

June 18, 2018 - 12:04am
The Australian developer and manufacturer of cutting-edge high technology counter-drone products DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO or DRO.AU) (DroneShield or the Company) today released the following statement on the practical application of the Turnbull / Pyne Defence Export Strategy. On 29 January 2018, The Hon Christopher Pyne MP, Australian Minister for Defence Industry, announced the new Defence Export Strategy […]

Cyberhawk Innovations has been named the Venture-backed Management Team of the Year at the 2018 BVCA Scottish Management Team awards

June 17, 2018 - 11:45pm
cyberhawkCyberhawk Innovations has been named the Venture-backed Management Team of the Year at the 2018 BVCA Scottish Management Team awards. Winners were announced at the BVCA’s prestigious annual dinner in Edinburgh. The BVCA Management Team Awards celebrate the performance of UK-based companies that are backed by private equity and venture capital. Cyberhawk is one of […]

vHive Releases AI-based Automatic Workflow for High-Precision Drone Data

June 14, 2018 - 11:33pm
vhivevHive, the developer of cloud-based AI that enables enterprises to deploy autonomous drone hives for the acquisition, management and processing of field data, announced today the availability of a fully automated workflow for high-accuracy data products. “In order to get highly accurate field data, companies are forced to follow a labor-intensive workflow in which they […]

INVOLI – Head of Engineering

June 14, 2018 - 11:20pm
INVOLI is a Swiss-based company which develops and produces air traffic awareness systems for professional drone applications. We enable the safe integration of drones into the air traffic, avoiding collisions and enabling new exciting applications such as drone delivery or drone taxi. Our system provides the currently missing low-altitude air traffic data to drones, allowing a […]

Uplift Data Partners Leverages Night Waiver to Launch Proprietary Night Ops Training Module for Commercial Drone Pilots

June 14, 2018 - 10:49pm
Uplift Data Partners announced today it will launch a Night Ops training module in July 2018 in collaboration with Aerovista Drone Academy, a first-of-its-kind online resource that provides its network of highly-trained pilots extensive knowledge for night flight operations. The company is among the first ten percent of companies approved by the FAA to fly […]

Aeryon Partners with HAZON Solutions to Provide Next-Gen Secure Aerial Inspections

June 14, 2018 - 6:30am
Aeryon Labs Inc, a leading manufacturer of high-performance Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for military, public safety, and commercial customers, today announced its partnership with HAZON Solutions, a drone service provider focused on critical infrastructure inspections for energy and utility customers throughout North America. “As utilities learn more about the cybersecurity risks inherent with operating drones, […]

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