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Sharper Shapes New Sharper A6 BVLOS Drone

2016-09-02
Sharper Shapes New Sharper A6 BVLOS Drone
Sharper Shape has announced its new Sharper A6 drone and Sharperscope 5.0 payload. The Sharper A6 drone is the world’s first drone optimized for BVLOS asset inspections. Notably, the Sharper A6 uses four redundant cellular networks to make it virtually impossible for the drone to lose communication with ground control operators.

US Army Seeks to Retool Mobile Radar to Track Drones

2016-08-26
US Army Seeks to Retool Mobile Radar to Track Drones
The US Army has issued a sources-sought notice for software to expand the versatility of mobile radar to track threats posed by military drones.

Live Maps for Unmanned Air Systems in UK

2016-08-18
Live Maps for Unmanned Air Systems in UK
Createc has been funded by the UK Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) to work on a software solution that can be easily incorporated into existing unmanned air systems (UAS) using only on-board passive sensors and a previous map.

Olaeris Demonstrates 21st Century Helicopter

2016-08-17
Olaeris Demonstrates 21st Century Helicopter
Olaeris has performed a private flight demonstration of its AEVA unmanned aircraft system for a group of investors and aviation industry executives.

US Navy Deploys RQ-20B AeroVironment Puma AE

2016-08-12
US Navy Deploys RQ-20B AeroVironment Puma AE
AeroVironment, Inc. announced the United States Navy has tested and deployed the RQ-20B Puma small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) aboard a Flight I Guided Missile Destroyer (DDG Class). Some of these exercises included the use of AeroVironment’s fully autonomous system to recover the aircraft aboard a ship. The US Navy issued a report on August 3 from the Arabian Gulf describing how Puma AE is also being utilized (see “US Ships Utilize Small Eye in the Sky”) on Navy Patrol Craft.

Startup Equips Police With Drone Air-Traffic System

2016-08-11
Startup Equips Police With Drone Air-Traffic System
An Arizona-based startup is equipping a local police department with a unique air-traffic control system for its future drone fleet.

Agrobotix Integrates with John Deere in Australia

2016-08-10
Agrobotix Integrates with John Deere in Australia
UAV enabled agricultural intelligence company Agrobotix has announced a new level of integration with John Deere’s Operations Center in Australia. The integration allows a user to push the Agribotix Digital Scouting Report directly into their Operations Center account.

 Arctic-Capable Solar-Powered Russian UAV

2016-08-09
Arctic-Capable Solar-Powered Russian UAV
A prototype of an Arctic-capable solar-powered drone for monitoring and telecommunications transmissions has successfully performed a 50-hour-long test-flight in Russia. Designers are preparing a three-times-bigger version for tests later this year.

New Water Rescue Tactic using Drones

2016-08-07
New Water Rescue Tactic using Drones
Microdrones recently collaborated with the DLRG Horneburg/Altes Land e.V. (German Lifeguard Association) to simulate a mission to rescue a drowning swimmer, demonstrating the life-saving potential of a tactic that combines two cutting-edge technologies: unmanned aerial systems (UAVs) and RESTUBE.

New Water Rescue Tactic using Drones

2016-08-07
New Water Rescue Tactic using Drones
Microdrones recently collaborated with the DLRG Horneburg/Altes Land e.V. (German Lifeguard Association) to simulate a mission to rescue a drowning swimmer, demonstrating the life-saving potential of a tactic that combines two cutting-edge technologies: unmanned aerial systems (UAVs) and RESTUBE.


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