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Munich Re Selects PrecisionHawk to Improve Post-Catastrophe Assessment Using Drone Technology

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Munich Re, one of the world’s largest reinsurers, has partnered with PrecisionHawk, a global, drone data platform, to enhance insurance assessments worldwide by providing faster response times and increased reporting accuracy in the aftermath of a natural disaster. The partnership was recently exercised following the April earthquake in Ecuador, where PrecisionHawk collected drone imagery of the…

Science Channel To Air DRONED This Summer

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Science Channel will show the world through a different lens when DRONED premieres this summer. The series, which is shot on location in countries that include Bahamas, Mexico, Barbados, Canada and the U.S., will follow drone build teams and their clients while exploring the impact drones are having as viewers get a front row seat to a technology…

Precise positioning system for UAVs

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Australian firm Klau Geomatics is now producing PPK (Post Processed Kinematic) GNSS positioning systems for drones and light manned aerial mapping systems. The system provides accurate camera locations for mapping from UAVs, which reduces the need for surveyed ground control to produce accurate DTMs and orthophotos from photogrammetry. PPK is similar to RTK GPS but…

NovAtel Anti-Jam Antenna Onboard Schiebel CAMCOPTER® S-100

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NovAtel’s compact GAJT® anti-jam antenna is now on-board Schiebel’s revolutionary CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS).  Schiebel, the Vienna-based manufacturer focused on the development, testing and production of the state-of-the-art CAMCOPTER® S-100UAS, as well as innovative mine detection equipment, is a long-time customer of NovAtel’s high precision Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) positioning technology. In…

Earth-i Takes the Best of British to Geospatial World Forum

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Earth-i (www.earthi.space), the British innovative distributor of Earth Observation and information services, will be supporting this year’s Geospatial World Forum in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, from 23rd to 26th May. The theme of the conference is one that Earth-i understands extremely well. Under the title of ‘Where’s the Money – disruptive business models’ attendees will explore…

Air Tractor® Makes Entry into the UAS Market – Acquires Yield Defender

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OLNEY, TX — Air Tractor, Inc. is proud to announce its expansion into the field of unmanned aerial systems. The recent acquisition of Hangar 78 UAV, and its flagship aircraft, the Yield Defender unmanned aerial system (UAS) will create the foundation of Air Tractor’s development and visionary integration of unmanned technology to complement its core…

Phoenix Mapper UAV

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Minimize your cost by using the Phoenix Mapper fixed-wing drone for a variety of inspection and site mapping applications. Using our unmanned drones, you can collect data and view composite photos showing the progression of your job site. Benefits Highly reliable, easy-to-use, professional-grade autopilot Easy hand-launch deployment Intuitive flight-planning process Expansive land coverage in single…

UAS center of excellence at MSU undergoes leadership transition

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  Marty W. Rogers (Photo by Andy Cummins/GI/UAF) Jim Laird STARKVILLE, Miss.–USAF Maj. Gen. (Ret.) James Poss is departing from Mississippi State University July 1 after successfully leading the multi-year effort to land the Federal Aviation Administration’s Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems. The director of the MSU-led Alliance for System Safety of UAS…

GA-ASI RPA Training Academy Augmented With Simulator, Instructors

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, today announced two contracts in support of GA-ASI’s new RPA Training Academy in Grand Forks, North Dakota. GA-ASI will collaborate with the UND Aerospace Foundation located at the University of North Dakota…

Soaring Sky Takes Insurance Industry By Storm

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  Fort Myers, FL ​– Southwest Florida based commercial drone company, Soaring Sky, offers communities and commercial businesses throughout the state of Florida aerial inspections to insure recovery after this hurricane season. Utilizing drone technology, Soaring Sky is able to deliver high res images and video of structures. This data is then used, in the…