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DJI’s Agras Drones are Being Deployed in the Fight Against M…

DJI’s Agras drones are being used by scientists in Tanzania to combat mosquito populations. The Agras MG-1S, typically adopted by farmers to spray pesticides over crops, is one element of a revolutionary attempt to fight Malaria. The equipment is being customized and used by entomologists in Zanzibar in a pilot …

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Intel Highlights Drone Safety With Bridge Inspection Case St…

This week the FAA is running a National Drone Safety Awareness campaign. As well as partnering with Know Before You Fly and the UAS Safety Team to reaffirm the rules of the skies, the aviation administration is looking for stories of how drones are being safely used in business contexts. Today …

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Interview: Skydio CEO Adam Bry on Autonomy, Scaling Up & Tak…

Last month, California startup Skydio launched a new drone for the consumer market: Skydio 2. Then came a docking station that looks set to propel the same aircraft onto worksites around the country. The first impression is that Skydio 2 is a drone that could provide serious competition to DJI‘s …

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A Closer Look at the Partnership Between Vodafone and EHang

Any drone company with Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ambitions needs connectivity. Which is why the news of a partnership between EHang, the Chinese manufacturer behind the 184 passenger drone, and telecoms giant Vodafone, should come as no surprise. The former has an aerial system that’s completed manned test flights in …

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DJI’s Mavic Mini is So Small You Don’t Have to Register It W…

DJI’s latest drone has arrived. As we revealed earlier this week, it’s called the Mavic Mini. As the name suggests, the Mavic Mini is tiny. It weighs just 249 grams and has very deliberately been designed to squeeze under the registration weight threshold put in place by aviation bodies around …

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Commercial Drones FM: Ian Smith Talks Urban Air Mobility wit…

Listen to Ian Smith of Commercial Drones FM catch up with Travis Mason, VP and Head of Certification & Regulation, Urban Air Mobility at Airbus. Travis most recently was MC at AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL Conference 2019—the largest global gathering of unmanned systems technology in the world. Travis previously was Chief of …

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Flawed BBC Drone Documentary Does Further Damage to UK Drone…

Commentary.  The UK drone industry has taken a beating in recent weeks. First, the head of Unmanned Traffic Management at NATS, Andy Sage, took it upon himself to categorize drone pilots as either “clueless, careless, and criminal” in a parliamentary hearing – a mistake he has since apologized for. And …

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DJI Partner Heliguy Awarded Contract With Major UK Rail Oper…

UK-based Heliguy, one of DJI’s largest European enterprise partners and distributors, has been awarded a nationwide contract with Network Rail as part of a drone services framework worth up to £2.6million. Heliguy will supply, maintain, repair and service Network Rail’s drones, as well as delivering training courses to the infrastructure …

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“The Time is Right” – DJI to Ease Security Concerns By Makin…

Chinese drone industry leader DJI has confirmed plans to build drones at a new production facility in California. With concerns raised over DJI’s data security practices and the threat of a ban on the use of DJI products by US government agencies, Mario Rebello, the manufacturer’s VP of North American …

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Unattended Technology: The Move Towards Greater Drone Automa…

“Unattended technologies” are those that facilitate the use of automated drones to perform tasks – not just the automation technology that allows the drone to perform its mission, but technology that allows the drone to charge its own battery.  Unattended technologies are paving the way for significant advancements in surveillance, …

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