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Drones Patrol Beaches in Australia to Protect Crowds

Photographer Dan Watson spots a shark swimming near his family, using his Mavic 2 Pro drone. The UK’s Daily News reports that drones will patrol beaches in Australia in order to protect crowds from sharks and the rapidly spreading coronavirus. Drones are already common tools on Australian beaches.  We wrote in …

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Will the Election Influence Drone Industry Growth?

It’s the end of October 2020, so our most recent DRONELIFE Minute Survey had to address the U.S. Presidential election.    Just when you through that you could not stand one more poll, we have added one.  Regardless of your political persuasion, drone industry stakeholders all want to know what …

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BVLOS Flight Requires Rock Solid Connectivity for Drones

For safe operation beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS), drones need rock solid connectivity.  We spoke with Yoav Amitai, CEO of Israel’s Elsight – a technology company ready to provide connectivity for drones, a critical piece of the safety case for BVLOS and distant remote operations. Yoav has served in …

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FLIR’s MUVE C360 for methane gas detection

Gas leaks are something that most people don’t think about –  until there is a problem.  For example: the major gas present in “natural gas” fuel, methane, is odorless and colorless, making methane gas detection difficult without special equipment. Methane gas leaks, however, are extremely serious: the gas is not …

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Going to Attend Xponential Virtually? Check Out Some of Our …

One of the biggest commercial drone shows in the industry is AUVSI’s Xponential.  Our Editor-in-Chief, Miriam McNabb, will be participating in two sessions: as a panelist for Session 2065, Public Perception of Unmanned Systems on Tuesday, October 06, 2020: 9:45 AM – 10:30 AM; and as moderator for Session 2144, Charting …

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Study: COVID-19 May Have Bumped Consumer Drone Market

File image Despite a slowdown in the consumer drone market over the past few years, new research shows the COVID-19 pandemic may fuel modest interest. Earlier this month, drone research and consulting firm DroneAnalyst released two reports delving into the rise, fall and stagnation of the UAV consumer market DroneAnalyst research …

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What’s Happening With UTM? FAA Moves to Next Phase of Testin…

If you’ve been wondering what’s happening with UTM (unmanned traffic management) you aren’t alone.  That’s mostly because UTM isn’t just one policy or piece of technology, it’s a complex framework of regulations and solutions working together.  Remote ID regulation and technology, which has been in development for years now, is …

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How Do Drone Operators Get Clients? DRONELIFE Minute Survey.

It’s a question that we get often at DRONELIFE: How do drone operators get clients?   It’s a complicated question, but critical to the success of drone services companies and the thousands of independent licensed drone operators. In this DRONELIFE Minute Survey, we asked our readers how they’re finding jobs …

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