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

Service Suppliers (USS): Airbus, AirMap, Amazon, Intel, One Sky, Skyward, T-Mobile, Wing

These companies were selected through a Request for Information process in December 2018.

“The FAA will be able to advance the safe integration of drones into our nations airspace from these technology companies knowledge and expertise on remote identification,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

This initial group will support the FAA in developing technology requirements for other companies to develop applications needed for Remote ID. The applications will provide drone identification and location information to safety and security authorities while in flight.

The technology is being developed simultaneously with the proposed Remote ID rule. Application requirements will be announced when the final rule is published. The FAA will then begin accepting applications for entities to become Remote ID suppliers. The FAA will provide updates when other entities can apply to become qualified Remote ID USS on FAA.gov.

Drones are a fast-growing segment of the transportation sector with nearly 1.5 million drones and 160,000 remote pilots now registered with the FAA. The agencys ability to develop Remote ID technology simultaneously with the rule enables the FAA to continue to build on a UAS Traffic Management (UTM) system that has demonstrated global leadership through the small UAS rule and the implementation of the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC), which automates the application and approval process for most UAS operators to obtain airspace authorizations.




Implementation of the project "Concept of integration of drones into a common Russian airspace

2020-08-08
Implementation of the project "Concept of integration of drones into a common Russian airspace
Viktor Bondarev, Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security, told The Parliamentary Newspaper about the settlement of the UAV work in the airspace together with manned aircraft.

China has succeeded in completing the first integrated typhoon observation based on a large UAV

2020-08-05
China has succeeded in completing the first integrated typhoon observation based on a large UAV
On August 2, a UAV was used to monitor Typhoon Sinlaku, sweeping the coastal waters of south China's Hainan Province.

For the first time in the UK, UAVs will begin to carry out operational missions to assist search and rescue helicopters.

2020-08-03
For the first time in the UK, UAVs will begin to carry out operational missions to assist search and rescue helicopters.
Unmanned aerial vehicles of the Austrian company Schiebel, under the unofficial name " baby shark will ensure the safety of patrol flights over North Wales.

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.

FLIR Wins $20.6 M US Army Contract for Black Hornet Nano-UAV Systems

2020-05-08
FLIR Wins $20.6 M US Army Contract for Black Hornet Nano-UAV Systems
FLIR Systems, Inc. announced that it has won an additional $20.6 million contract from the U.S. Army to deliver its FLIR Black Hornet 3 Personal Reconnaissance Systems (PRS). The advanced nano-unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will support platoon- and small unit-level surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities as part of the Army’s Soldier Borne Sensor (SBS) program.

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.

Liteye Systems Announces SIGNUM  Threat Detection & Targeting System

2020-04-30
Liteye Systems Announces SIGNUM Threat Detection & Targeting System
Liteye Systems, Inc. has announced the introduction of the SIGNUM, Threat Detection & Targeting System to provide accurate and effective targeting data to weapon systems capable of kinetically defeating UAS or similar targets.

Additionally, SIGNUM supports multi-domain Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions along with accurate 3-dimensional targeting.

First Commercial BVLOS Drone Delivery in Singapore

2020-04-30
First Commercial BVLOS Drone Delivery in Singapore
F-drones has completed the first commercial BVLOS drone delivery in Singapore on 19 April 2020. The drone delivered 2 kg of vitamins over 2.7 km in 7 minutes, to a ship managed by Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS).

EPS, which is one of the world’s largest privately-owned ship managers, is F-drones first paying customer. The deal signed between the two companies is for an initial one-year contract of 200 deliveries.

In Singapore, like in most parts of the world, a BVLOS authorisation or permit is required when operating drones beyond the visual range of drone pilots. Without which, commercial drone delivery services would not be viable.

COVID-19 pandemic in Peru: ZALA drones control social distancing

2020-04-28
COVID-19 pandemic in Peru: ZALA drones control social distancing
ZALA AERO representative office in Peru uses ZALA unmanned systems to patrol cities, control people maintaining social distance and provide security during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Together with Peruvian Army they monitor Lima with ZALA unmanned systems. The live video stream is displayed on the control station screens. Using these data they can track any movement on the city streets.

Autonomous Drones are Crucial to Business Continuity

2020-04-27
Autonomous Drones are Crucial to Business Continuity
Autonomous drones have become a critical tool for business continuity in a wide variety of enterprise verticals. As the current crisis changes the way companies work, new tools are part of the new normal.
Read on for an insider view of how industries like power and gas or critical infrastructure are continuing to function despite current limitations.


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