Department of Defense

Auterion’s Government Solutions New President

Auterion’s Government Solutions Appoints New President by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Today, Auterion, the company building the world’s leading drone operating system, announced that Errol Farr has been appointed as the new President of Auterion Government Solutions (Auterion GS). The announcement coincides with Auterion GS’s continued success with …

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Draper and DoD Work Together on Next Generation of Small Dro…

MA-based engineering firm Draper and DoD are working together on the next generation of small drones – developing technology to improve autonomous navigation that could rapidly move into the commercial space. Under a three-year contract with the Department of Defense, Draper is focused on addressing the hardest parts of autonomous navigation – …

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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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FLIR Comes to a Armed Services Branch Near You

In a separate announcement,  FLIR announced a 39.6 million dollar order to deliver FLIR Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance Systems (PRS) for the U.S. Army.  This tiny drone will support platoon and small unit level surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities as part of the initiative named the Soldier Borne Sensor (SBS) Program. …

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New Department of Defense Guidance “Cracks Down” on Drones

By Matt Morgan  [CC BY-SA 2.0 ] The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has issued new tips for coping with unauthorized drone flights over army installations.  The new tips would permit drones to be disabled or destroyed: a Defense.gov assertion mentioned DoD “cracks down” on drones. A Pentagon spokesman advised …

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What Really Happens if a Drone Lands on Your Head?

picture: AssureUAS.org A consortium of analysis organizations printed a report final week describing what would possibly actually occur if a drone hit a particular person on the bottom. The report was commissioned by the FAA to assist inform future regulation about drone flight over individuals, at the moment restricted.  The …

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