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AeroVironment Soars Into $12-million Drone Contract with ‘Mi…

Source: AeroVironment AeroVironment must feel like a star athlete. The California-based drone systems provider just snagged a two-year, $12 million contract worthy of a top NFL running back. The company announced the agreement with an unnamed “major Middle Eastern ally” for support of the nation’s existing fleet of AeroVironment’s Puma AE …

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FLIR Unveils New StormCaster Payloads for SkyRanger and SkyR…

FLIR has unveiled a new line of unmanned aerial system payloads for its SkyRanger and SkyRaider drones. The new line launches with two multi-sensor products: StormCaster-T, which delivers continuous zoom and longwave infrared (LWIR) imaging, and StormCaster-L, which provides ultra-low-light imaging, tracking and mapping. Back in January, FLIR completed the …

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Ethics in the Drone Industry & AI’s Slippery Slope

It’s an exciting time for the drone industry. Several companies are pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Hardware is becoming ever more sophisticated, reducing weight, improving flight times and bringing down prices. Last month DJI launched the Mavic Mini, a tiny 249-gram drone with a range of 4km that …

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AeroVironment’s VAPOR Helicopter Drones Offer Endless Possib…

AeroVironment acquired Pulse Aerospace earlier this year for $25.7 million – and acquired the VAPOR Helicopter UAS series with it.  At last month’s Commercial UAV Expo, DRONELIFE got to see it up close – and talk to AeroVironment about what VAPOR can do. AeroVironment has long been an industry leader …

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U.S. sent message to Iran after drone downing, warning of li…

U.S. sent message to Iran after drone downing, warning of limited strike – Iranian official  Reuters UK The United States conveyed a message to Iran warning of a limited strike against the country after its unmanned drone was shot down in the Gulf, Iran’s civil … >> Osmo Pocket vs. Osmo …

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For U.S. Military Drones, Airspace Is Growing More Congested…

For U.S. Military Drones, Airspace Is Growing More Congested, Dangerous  Wall Street Journal Unmanned U.S. surveillance aircraft, with their suites of advanced technology, are the high-price product of years of domestic drone development during an era … >> Osmo Pocket vs. Osmo Mobile 2: Which One Should You Buy? Source link …

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U.S.: Saudi Pipeline Attacks Originated From Iraq – Wall Str…

U.S.: Saudi Pipeline Attacks Originated From Iraq  Wall Street Journal U.S. officials have concluded that drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry in May were launched from Iraq, not Yemen, raising concerns that Iran’s allies in … >> Osmo Pocket vs. Osmo Mobile 2: Which One Should You Buy? Source link …

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Iran files complaint to United Nations about U.S. drone: Tas…

Iran files complaint to United Nations about U.S. drone: Tasnim  Reuters Iran said on Friday it had formally filed a complaint to the United Nations against the United States over the violation of its airspace with an unmanned drone shot … >> Osmo Pocket vs. Osmo Mobile 2: Which One Should …

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DRONE VIDEO: River nears crest in west Arkansas, but more ra…

DRONE VIDEO: River nears crest in west Arkansas, but more rainfall looms  KY3 Thunderstorms are expected to bring unwanted rain to areas along the Arkansas River, which is predicted to crest Wednesday well above record levels in … >> Osmo Pocket vs. Osmo Mobile 2: Which One Should You Buy? Source …

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Parrot Among Manufacturers Chosen by DoD for U.S Army Recon …

The U.S. Department of Defense is looking for “eye in the sky” technologies: personal reconnaissance drones that can give soldiers on the battlefield a situational advantage. In an effort to uncover the next-generation of short-range Reconnaissance drones for the U.S. Army, the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) and the Army’s Maneuver …

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