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NASA, AeroVironment and SmartC2 Team for Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management Flight Demonstration

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AeroVironment, Inc. announced that the company – in partnership with SmartC2, a leading provider of flight business management systems – will team with NASA on its Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) Technology Capability Levels (TCL) 2 flight demonstration slated for October 2016. The demonstration will build on results from UTM TCL1 field testing concluded last August and…

DPI UAV Systems Chooses Robotic Skies for Global Maintenance Support

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Robotic Skies, LLC, announced today that DPI UAV Systems (DPI) has selected Robotic Skies as its global field maintenance provider for DPI’s unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAV). DPI joins other original equipment UAV manufacturers to partner with Robotic Skies for maintenance services. With more than 100 field service centers around the globe, Robotic Skies will provide…

Insitu Establishes Commercial Business Unit

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Insitu announced today the formation of a new commercial business unit within its corporate structure. The commercial unit will leverage the company’s twenty-plus years of experience in unmanned systems to deliver unprecedented value to the emerging unmanned commercial aerial data collection market. Like our defense customers, Insitu’s commercial customers demand reliable, secure and professional operations…

Arcturus T-20 JUMP VTOL UAS Deployed with the Mexican Navy

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Arcturus UAV reports the Mexican Navy has deployed their T-20 JUMP Fixed Wing VTOL UAV for unspecified operations in Mexico. The customer took delivery of the VTOL system in March. The T-20 JUMP is a VTOL variant of Arcturus UAV’s catapult launched T-20 platform. The T-20 JUMP operates without any special launch or recovery equipment.…

IMSAR Announces Sale of Detect and Avoid Radar Technology to Fortem Technologies – Product Available from Fortem in July 2016

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IMSAR LLC, leaders in miniaturized Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), announce the sale of their detect and avoid radar technology to Fortem Technologies. This technology powered IMSAR’s previously announced family of collision avoidance radar designed for the commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) market. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires an aircraft operating in civil airspace to…

Echodyne Announces Development of Airborne Detect and Avoid Radar for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

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Echodyne Corp today announced availability of MESA-K-DEV, an ultra-low C-SWAP (cost, size, weight, and power), fast electronically scanning radar based on its patented Metamaterials Electronically Scanning Array (MESA™). Released as a developer’s kit, MESA-K-DEV is designed to give end customers and integrators the ability to test the breakthrough C-SWAP characteristics and capabilities of MESA-based radar.…

Setting New Industry Benchmarks in Size, Weight & Power, Quanergy Announces New LiDAR Sensor

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Quanergy Systems, Inc., the leading provider of LiDAR sensors and smart sensing solutions, continues to revolutionize the LiDAR sensor space with the development of the all-new S3-Qi, a miniature solid state LiDAR sensor that is 15% the size of the previous solid state model (S3). Only four months after the unveiling of the industry-changing S3…

Chinese UAV Developer FLYPRO Showcases New Intelligent Sports Drone at Hobby Expo China 2016

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Hobby Expo China 2016, the largest and the most influential professional model exhibition across the Asia Pacific region, was recently held at the Beijing Exhibition Centre. Hobbyist drones took center stage at the event, with a wide variety of models on display in more than half of the exhibitor booths occupying the 20,000-square-meter exhibition area.…

Unmanned Systems Canada 2016 Student UAS Competition Results

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Southport, MB  Fourteen university student teams from across Canada competed in the Operational Phase of the 8th Unmanned Systems Canada UAS Student Competition hosted by Southport MB. Congratulations to VAMUdeS – Université de Sherbrooke for winning 1st Place on May 1st, 2016, their 7th consecutive victory! Phase 1, the design paper, attracted 18 teams and…

FLIR Announces Vue Pro R Radiometric Thermal Camera for Commercial Drones

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FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced the FLIR Vue™ Pro R, the latest member of FLIR Vue thermal imaging camera series for commercial drones. The new Vue Pro R adds radiometric functionality to the popular Vue Pro camera, giving drone operators the ability to save the pictures for post-flight image analysis and accurately measure the…