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WorkHorse, USOG Will Launch Medical Drone Delivery Program

Source: WorkHorse Group Transportation-solutions provider Workhorse Group is partnering with Unmanned Systems Operations Group to launch a pilot drone-delivery program focusing on the medical sector. The initiative will deploy Workhorse’s HorseFly, an octocopter drone designed and built by the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science. If all …

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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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Auterion is on a Roll: Avy’s Wingdrone Powered by Open-Sourc…

Open source is gaining ground.  Following on last month’s news of a new product from GE,  open source solution provider Auterion announces another new collaborative product.  Auterion and Avy introduce the Wingdrone, a fixed-wing, VTOL aircraft powered by an open source based operating system. The market has multiple reasons for interest …

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Drone Delivery Canada Lands Agreement with Edmonton Airport

Source: Drone Delivery Canada Toronto-based Drone Delivery Canada is partnering with Air Canada and the Edmonton International Airport to launch the world’s first airport-based, drone-delivery hub. Edmonton Regional Airports Authority and DDC will build flight routes from EIA using the drone firm’s DroneSpot takeoff and landing zones utilizing DDC’s drone flight …

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senseFly and Microsoft Plant Drone Farming Solution

Source: senseFly Fixed-wing drone company senseFly is teaming up with Microsoft to optimize food production worldwide with a data-drive farming platform. The Switzerland-based company announced a new partnership with Microsoft Azure FarmBeats. No, that’s not a new set of vegetable-based, overpriced headphones.  It’s a global initiative harvesting the ambitious goal …

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DRONERESPONDERS and Media Photographers Promote UAV Safety

Source: DRONERESPONDERS It’s been a great week for DRONERESPONDERS. The alliance, billed as “the world’s fastest growing non-profit program supporting public safety UAS,” is partnering with the National Press Photographers Association. The collaboration will promote safety guidelines between members of the media and first responders. “We are seeing both news …

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