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Drone Partners Earn Canadian BVLOS Certification

File photo MVT Geo-solutions has partnered with Iris Automation in a successful bid to receive the first Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) Special Flight Operations Certificate by Transport Canada using only onboard Detect-and-Avoid. The approval was granted based on deployment of Iris Automation‘s DAA system, Casia. The solution provides commercial drones with automated collision …

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PrecisionHawk Deploys Drones to Keep the Lights On

File image: PrecisionHawk Despite stay-at-home orders in more than 25 states due to the coronavirus pandemic, utility workers (including drone operators) remain on the job as the first line of defense of critical power infrastructure. Pilots with Raleigh-based drone company PrecisionHawk have been deployed around the country to ensure uninterrupted …

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Skyfire Acquires Viking UAS to Tackle COVID Drone Ops

Courtesy: Skyfire Skyfire Consulting has acquired a majority stake in Viking UAS, a drone design and manufacturing company operating in the military research sector. A Skyfire press release says the Maine-based company will work on drone solutions for “sectors such as public safety, infrastructure and last-mile delivery for coronavirus-related medical …

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Counter-drone firm soars after government demand takes fligh…

Source: Citadel Defense Counter-drone provider Citadel Defense is flying high, even as the tech firm tries to keep unauthorized zones out of the sky. According to a press release, the San Diego-based company has experienced a surge in global demand for Titan counter-drone system, forcing Citadel to expand manufacturing capabilities …

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Drone Taxi: Lilium Soars with $240 Funding Round

Source: Lilium Munich-based aviation startup Lilium is soaring higher today with a funding boost of $240 million. The internal funding round is led by Tencent, with Atomico, Freigeist and LGT participating. The funding will fuel Lilium’s development and production of the Lilium Jet, an all-electric, VTOL passenger drone . According …

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Parrot’s ANAFI Drone Levels Up for Commercial Data Requireme…

Image Provided by Parrot French drone company Parrot, manufacturers of the ANAFI drone, has partnered with DroneLogBook to simplify drone data logging for commercial applications.  In a recent release, Parrot announced that their partnership with DroneLogBook will provide the capacity for pilots to keep track of equipment performance, schedule necessary …

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