Defense

Anduril Unleashes Ghost Defense Drone

Source: Anduril Drone provider Anduril is telling a new ghost story – with high-flying results. The California-based startup this week announced the launch of the Ghost 4 “intelligent VTOL” drone. The American-manufactured, single-rotor drone joins Anduril’s product growing suite of defense technology solutions. A company spokesperson says the Ghost 4 …

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Skydio Markets X2E Enterprise Drone to Governments

Source: Skydio Flying high on news of an unprecedented $100 million investment, California-based drone startup Skydio this week released details about its latest offering, the Skydio X2E. Designed for enterprises, first responders and civilian agencies, the X2E is being touted as an “ideal situation” for situational awareness and inspection of …

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New Azur Drones Funding Shows Industry Investment Going Stro…

Azur Drones Investment in the drone industry is still going strong, as an Azur Drones funding announcement indicates.  The French drone manufacturer has received an additional $2.9 million in new financing from a private investor, bringing the total financing for the autonomous drone solutions provider to almost $29 million over four years. …

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Counter-drone Firm Citadel Releases AI-powered Defense

Counter-drone provider Citadel Defense has released an AI-powered software company officials say will autonomously protect against threats to 98 percent of commercial off-the-shelf drones. When paired with the San Diego-based company’s Titan system, the counter-drone solution can protect a large military base or airfield via a single interface for around-the-clock coverage. …

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Auterion Develops Drone Controller for Government Agencies

Source: Auterion Earlier this month, open source solution provider Auterion announced the release of Skynav Gov – a scalable, handheld ground drone controller to help government agencies streamline their UAS programs. Powered by Auterion Mission Control, Skynav Gov controls drone systems running Auterion Enterprise PX4 or communicating over MAVLink. Skynav Gov …

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The Army is Working on Shape-Shifting Autonomous Drones

Source: U.S. Army A scene depicting dozens of autonomous drones shifting shape while in midflight isn’t from a  trailer of the (inevitable) Transformers sequel. It’s a soon-to-be reality for the U.S. Army. Researchers with the U.S. Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory and Texas A&M University recently presented findings from a two-year …

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Pix4D announces Stand-Alone Photogrammetry with Cloud Proces…

Pix4D launches stand-alone photogrammetry cloud processing solutions Lausanne, Switzerland, June 9th, 2020: Pix4D, the photogrammetry and drone-mapping industry leader, announces today the release of Pix4Dcloud and Pix4Dcloud Advanced: the new mapping platforms for online surveying workflows and construction site monitoring.  These stand-alone cloud products run Pix4D’s photogrammetry algorithms for mapping and modeling reality from images. …

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