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“Clueless, Careless and Criminal” Description of Drone Pilot…

News and Commentary.  Andy Sage, the head of Unmanned Traffic Management at NATS, the Air Traffic experts in the U.K., recently came under fire for using the phrase “clueless, careless, and criminal” in reference to drone pilots.  That he did this while testifying to Parliament was additionally troubling, and Mr. …

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FAA Announces Expansion of the LAANC Program – More Access t…

The FAA has announced the expansion of the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) program to more than 100 new control towers and airports. The announcement comes on the heels of the implementation of new rules for recreational fliers, which will prohibit flight in restricted airspace around airports except …

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Percepto Raises $15m to Accelerate Adoption of Autonomous Dr…

Israeli drone-in-a-box provider Percepto has announced a $15m Series A funding round led by U.S. Venture Partners. The company has to date raised a total of $27.5m, with previous investors including R&R Venture Partners and Hyundai Motors. The funding will be split between driving Percepto’s autonomous drone-in-a-box solution into emerging …

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Three Essentials for Building Public Safety and First Respon…

Image credit: Skylogic Research As public safety programs around the country adopt drone technology to keep their teams and their communities safer, many struggle with how to get started.  In these free resources developed by top drone analyst Colin Snow, departments of every size can take advantage of the lessons …

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The Delair UX11 UAV: Professional Grade Fixed Wing Covers Mo…

The Delair UX11 is a lightweight, professional grade fixed wing designed to cover more ground – and recent sales for mining and quarry environments indicate that customers are adopting it as a tool of choice. The recently released FAA Aerospace Forecast said that consumer grade drones used for commercial purposes (average …

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FAA Acting Deputy Administrator Carl Burleson: “Our Job is t…

Wednesday at AUVSI’s Xponential conference in Chicago kicked off with another keynote address – this one carrying the theme of “The Power of Execution.”  In addition to David Albritton, President of General Motors Defence LLC; and Mike Fields of insurance giant State Farm, the morning introduced Carl Burleson, the second …

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Make Yourself Smarter. This Whitepaper is Worth Reading: Kit…

While many whitepapers are good only as a substitute for Sominex, Kittyhawk has written one well worth reading carefully. “Remote ID & Drones” (download for free here) takes views from all over the industry to unpack the hot topic of remote ID for commercial drone users, explaining both what it is …

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Evaluating the Economics of BVLOS Drone Operations

Skylogic Research, the leading commercial drone industry research and advisory services firm, just announced the release of their latest research on commercial drone operations. The Economics of Using Drones for BVLOS Inspections is a white paper sponsored by PrecisionHawk, the leading provider of drone technology for the enterprise, which provides …

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Is the Public Really Ready for Drones in Public Safety? Here…

A new study reveals what the public really thinks about using drone technology to increase public safety.  Published by commercial drone platform provider Cape, the study was the result of a survey of over 684 U.S. consumers.  The study offered several interesting insights, but one theme is clear – communities …

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