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AI-enabled drones expand search and rescue options — Defens…

Unmanned Systems AI-enabled drones expand search and rescue options By Susan Miller Apr 12, 2019 Local responders have increasingly called on drones to help in search and rescue operations. Unmanned aerial systems can cover more ground than humans and provide a birds’ eye view of the operations. Besides carrying …

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Firefighters used drones to tackle Notre Dame fire — Quartz

The French government has a daunting task ahead. The fire at Notre Dame de Paris destroyed its roof and spire and damaged a 62-foot stained glass window along with one of the world’s largest pipe organs. Priceless stonework was likely weakened by the extreme heat. Repairs will be arduous and …

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FLIR Launches Thermal Studio Software to Simplify Thermal Im…

Thermal imaging specialists FLIR have long been a part of the drone industry ecosystem. The company has established itself as the provider of thermal cameras to manufacturers including DJI and Parrot. But the obvious potential of drone-mounted thermal cameras has led FLIR to get more directly involved in the space …

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Fotokite Launches Tethered Drone System for Firefighters

Tethered drone provider Fotokite is equipping firefighters to help save lives during crisis situations. The Zurich-based company is partnering with firefighting-apparel firm Pierce Manufacturing to launch a UAV system that can be integrated with public-safety vehicles as well as other firefighting equipment. Aptly named the Pierce Situational Awareness Systems by …

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Intelligent Energy: New Hydrogen Cell For Drone Market & Ano…

UK startup and world-leading fuel cell engineering company Intelligent Energy is set to launch a new hydrogen fuel cell at AUVSI Xponential 2019 later this month. The 2.4kW fuel cell is designed for the commercial UAV market. In the past eighteen months, Intelligent Energy has launched four products for commercial …

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Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Drone Testing Moves Forw…

image courtesy SkySkopes Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flight is a critical component of the advancement of unmanned commercial applications.  While France has had legalized BVLOS flight since 2012, most countries and areas of the world are still working towards moving forward with a framework to accommodate BVLOS flight …

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AMA: Model Aviation Presents No New Risk, Should Not be Subj…

It’s a tough topic for the drone industry – should recreational flyers be held to the same rules that commercial pilots must follow?  The Academy of Model Aircraft (AMA) doesn’t think so.  In comment to the “UAS Safe and Secure” Announced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) the AMA has released …

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Australian Federal Police eye anti-drone capability

The Australian Federal Police are seeking ongoing authorisation to use so-called drone-jamming capabilities that can be used to disable remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) and similar unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Drone jamming devices target the frequencies used by an operator to control a drone, which generally leads to the drone …

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