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Drones deployed to fight crime in Houston neighborhoods

HOUSTON – The forecast was dire as Houston faced record rainfall and flooding with Hurricane Harvey bearing down. Officer Larry Boggus with the Memorial Villages Police Department was preparing for catastrophe. “I knew I was going to be locked in at the department for several days, and so I brought …

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Chinese jet shows off U.S. tech

China’s internet for many years provided a wealth of information on the People’s Liberation Army, often showing off new weapons and arms technologies before they were made officially public by the secretive PLA. Under Chinese President Xi Jinping, however, the amount and quality of disclosures on unofficial military enthusiast websites …

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Transurban: Using Drones To Maintain Roads & Bridges Down Un…

Australian transport infrastructure company Transurban has released a video outlining how their drone fleet is supporting construction, maintenance and inspection operations. Transurban operates infrastructure in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, as well as roads in North America, in Montreal and Greater Washington. The company’s maintenance teams have been using drones to …

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Fortem’s DroneHunter Turns DJI’s M600 Against Its Own

Utah-based Fortem Technologies, which launched in 2016 and now counts Boeing’s HorizonX among its investors, last week demonstrated its counter drone technology for legislators at the Utah State Capitol building in Salt Lake City. The company’s countermeasure combines its SkyDome platform – which provides situational awareness – with the DroneHunter, …

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Vigilant Obtains Export Waiver for Drone Product

Drone firm Vigilant Aerospace has obtained a special license from the U.S. State Department to allow streamlined export of its FlightHorizon GCS UAS system. By obtaining a “special determination (known as a Commodity Jurisdiction),” Vigilant can send out the system without being classified as a “defense article” under International Traffic …

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DroneLife Exclusive: The global UTM Market, India’s Impact a…

Belgium-based Unifly is one of Europe’s leading unmanned traffic management (UTM) providers, and has been at the forefront of developing UTM systems globally.  As the UTM market continues to grow, CEO Marc Kegelaers gives DRONELIFE readers his take on Unifly,  the relationship to Terra Drone India and their recent announcement, and …

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Drone Delivery Canada launches new cargo model

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has launched its newest cargo drone, the Condor, which is capable of carrying 400 pounds of payload and travelling 200 kilometres. Unveiled to the public in Toronto on Feb. 19, the Condor has a wing span of about 20 feet and is powered by a gas …

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DroneLife Exclusive: CEO of Terra Drone India, Part of a Glo…

DRONELIFE recently caught up with Prateek Srivastava, CEO of Terra Drone India.  As India becomes a major player in the global drone industry, Srivastava gives his take on the commercial drone industry, unmanned traffic management (UTM), and where he sees the commercial market going in India. DRONELIFE:  Can you tell our …

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