Reports

Medical Drone Delivery Success in Ireland
In September, it was reported on the world’s first BVLOS medical delivery in Ireland.

Researchers at NUI Galway partnered with German drone startup Wingcopter to transport prescription medication and blood samples for diabetes patients.

This week, the research team released more details about the project in an ENDO 2020 abstract to be published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.



Turkey set to become a major player on drone market
The success of Turkey’s indigenously produced Anka-S drone, and the development of the Anka-2 model, could position Turkey as a major player on the drone market, said an analyst writing inThe National Interest.

Turkey began operating and experimenting with drones in the 1990s, starting its own development program. “Anka” was the name under which a line of domestic medium-altitude unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) was developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI). Turkey also bought IAI Herons from Israel and started using them in 2010, said analyst Charlie Gao on Saturday.



FAA Small Drone Rule Lets Unmanned Aircraft Soar
A host of new users is changing the world of commercial aviation thanks in large part to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) small unmanned aircraft rule, Part 107 (PDF), which has now been in place for a year.

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Unmanned Systems

DJIs New Commercial Drone is Their Most Advanced Platform Yet: the Matrice 300 RTK

2020-05-12
DJIs New Commercial Drone is Their Most Advanced Platform Yet: the Matrice 300 RTK
DJI’s new commercial drone was announced this morning – and the Matrice 300 RTK (M300 RTK) is their most advanced platform yet. New ease of use, with a slew of new safety features, new data capture features, data analysis features and more power, the M300 RTK sets a new standard.

The M300 RTK was released with the Zenmuse H20 Series, a hybrid, multi-sensor camera adding a completely new set of capabilities to the platform.


Developments

ZALA AERO GROUP, member of Kalashnikov Concern,  introduced a new concept for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles

2020-05-07
ZALA AERO GROUP, member of Kalashnikov Concern, introduced a new concept for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles
ZALA AERO DRONE DELIVERY (ZDD) is a service that allows you to solve the problem of delivering cargo to any location, regardless of its whereabouts. You no longer need to construct complex logistics routes and think about traffic, the new solution is delivery by the shortest route, in the shortest time possible.
The terrain map obtained using airborne laser scanning will allow you to bypass any natural or man-made obstacles.


Strategy/Policy

FAA Announces Technology Partners for Remote ID Development

2020-05-08
FAA Announces Technology Partners for Remote ID Development
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced the eight companies that will assist the Federal government in establishing requirements for future suppliers of Remote Identification (Remote ID).

Remote ID will enable Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly called drones, to provide identification and location information while operating in the nations airspace.

The FAA selected the following companies to develop technology requirements for future Remote ID UAS