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Department 13 to put industry-leading drone and counter-drone systems on global stage

The world’s most respected leaders in the advanced drone technology industry will get a front row seat next week at AUSVI Xponential 2021 to see how Department 13 is changing the future of unmanned systems. The virtual event hosted by the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) from Tues 4 May to Thurs 6 May 2021, will see a global gathering of end users, technologists and policymakers who will offer fresh...

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Parrot and Rapid Imaging brings AR situational awareness to professional drone users

Parrot, the leading European drone group, has announced its partnership with Rapid Imaging – a technology provider delivering geospatial augmented reality (AR) and situational awareness solutions to government and enterprise users. This partnership pairs Parrot ANAFI USA, ANAFI platform drones, and the FreeFly SDK with Rapid Imaging’s SmartCam3D® SDK, the industry-leading geospatial Augmented Reality and situational awareness...

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Delta Drone International expands remit with global mining customer in Ghana

Global drones-as-a-service provider, Delta Drone International has expanded its contract remit with one of the world’s largest gold mining companies in Ghana. Delta Drone International will provide its capabilities in light detection and ranging (LIDAR) to assist the company in examining possible mine site expansions in real time at its various locations. The new service adds to Delta Drone International’s growing list of...

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Canada plans to allow BVLOS drone operations in remote areas without a waiver

Canada plans to introduce in 2021 certification that would allow pilots to undertake beyond visual line of site (BVLOS) flights in isolated areas without the need for a waiver. This opens the possibility of more frequent, low cost inspection possibilities for transmission utilities with large stretches of line running through vast open areas or forest corridors. Background Transmission line inspections for vegetation management and...

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Fortem Technologies delivers counter drone security solutions to Police Forces worldwide

Fortem Technologies, Inc., one of the leaders in airspace security and defense for detecting and defeating dangerous drones, has announced that it is partnering with state, local, and federal police departments around the world to mitigate criminal and terrorist drone threats in urban areas, at crowded venues, and outdoor events. A recent survey of Chiefs of Police across the US conducted by Fortem Technologies reveals that 79% of...

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University of Cincinnati invents a new telehealth drone

The University of Cincinnati has invented a new telehealth drone to improve access to medical services regardless of location. Inventors Victoria Wangia-Anderson, Manish Kumar, Seung-Yeon Lee and Debi Sampsel from three colleges at UC collaborated to develop a semi-autonomous prototype that can be dispatched right to people’s homes. The drones are big enough to carry medicine or medical supplies but small enough to maneuver the tight...

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A2Z Drone Delivery develops a patented tethered freefall drone delivery mechanism

CA-based A2Z Drone Delivery, LLC, has developed a patented tethered freefall drone delivery mechanism, the Rapid Delivery System (RDS1) used by DroneUp® for the project with Walmart and Coke., reported DroneLife. The RDS1 system lowers the delivery to the ground by tether – which means that homeowners don’t have to worry about a noisy landing or the potential for a landing drone to hit obstacles on its way down. “The RDS1...