Insights from New Market Research on Drones Sales

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We just released “Drones in the Channel: 2016 Market Report,” a research study examining drone sales and distribution channels in North America. It’s the first in-depth study of drone sales channels and reveals mixed distribution tactics as well as pinpoints market share of major UAV brands. The report is a result of a three-month project…

New Zealand bush fire case begins

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The trial of Simon Roy Reeve, 38, has started in the Christchurch District Court. He faces three charges – causing unnecessary endangerment and two charges of flying the drone in controlled airspace without permission. Flights took place in Pines Beach on two different occasions. The footage made it onto local TV. Civil Aviation Authority prosecutor…

MTSI Completes Small Unmanned Aircraft and Air Traffic Management Technology Assessment of PrecisionHawk’s LATAS platform for Department of Homeland Security

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Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI), an engineering services and technology solutions provider for the defense industry, intelligence community, and commercial markets, in cooperation with industry partners PrecisionHawk, international unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market leader, and Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, have successfully completed multi-aircraft testing of PrecisionHawk’s Low Altitude Traffic and Airspace Safety (LATAS) platform…

SimActive Achieves Breakthrough with Latest Correlator3D™ Release

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SimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, is pleased to announce the latest version of Correlator3D™, including a completely redesigned aerial triangulation (AT) module. The tie point extraction and bundle algorithms have been further enhanced, along with the added capability to address problematic input data (e.g. low overlap projects). The release features an industry-first…

Juniper Unmanned and Pulse Aerospace Announce Strategic Business Partnership

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Juniper Unmanned, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has entered into a strategic business partnership with Pulse Aerospace, to provide operator training services for Pulse’s unmanned aircraft system (UAS) product line. This agreement includes comprehensive training support for both the VAPOR 35 and 55 unmanned helicopter systems. In this role, Juniper Unmanned will provide…

Ten watt power amplifier from NuWave

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NuWaves Engineering, an international Radio Frequency (RF) and Microwave solutions provider, announced the upcoming release of an upgraded broadband RF power amplifier (PA) for VHF to S-band transmitters and data radios, the NuPower™ 11B02A model, featuring high power efficiency and multi-octave operation in a compact package. The NuPower 11B02A model, part number NW-PA-11B02A, will replace…

NASA Marks Success for Most Complex Drone Traffic Management Test Yet at FAA Test Sites

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In the first and largest demonstration of its kind, NASA and operators from the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test sites across the country flew 22 drones simultaneously to assess rural operations of NASA’s UAS traffic management (UTM) research platform. Operators outside NASA interacted with the UTM research platform, entering flight plans and…

The PEUGEOT DRONE FILM FESTIVAL starts in Germany – International Drone Film Festival with grand final in Italy November 2016

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The french car manufacturer PEUGEOT launches in Germany a drone film festival with european destinations. Together with the german branch of DJI INNOVATIONS and the Tuscany Resort CASTELFALFI the PEUGEOT DRONE FILM FESTIVAL 2016 will honor the best drones films in four categories. Three best contributions of each category will be invited to europe for…

CAMCOPTER S-100 UAS flies in Canadian ice trials

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Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) successfully demonstrated its capabilities to a host of dignitaries from the Canadian Coast Guard, the Royal Canadian Navy, Transport Canada, the Canadian National Research Council and the University of Alaska in partnership with the Memorial University of Newfoundland at Fogo Island, Canada. During trials at the end of…