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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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Part Airspace Intelligence, Part Social Platform for Drone P…

Drone pilots are a pretty awesome community.  Whether Drone Nation is volunteering after an emergency, or answering questions on forums, flyers from all around the world are reaching out to help each other figure out where to fly and sharing their experiences.  Now, drone pilots can get airspace intelligence and …

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Airbus Publishes Study into Public Perception of Urban Air M…

Airbus – one of several players in the race to make Urban Air Mobility (UAM) a reality – has delved into how open the public is to the idea of getting from A to B using unmanned aircraft. The report can be read in full, here. The study’s headlines are …

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Astigan: Ordnance Survey To Launch High-Altitude, Solar-Powe…

National mapping agency for Great Britain and leading geospatial data organization Ordnance Survey (OS) has announced plans to launch a solar-powered drone that will fly at high altitude to complement existing satellite mapping systems. The aim of the High Altitude Psuedo Satellite (HAPS) project, called Astigan, is to provide faster, higher quality images …

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5 Times It Wasn’t A Drone After All

Before Christmas, air traffic at London’s Gatwick airport was brought to a standstill for 36 hours after witnesses reported the presence of a drone nearby. In early January, departures at London Heathrow were briefly halted after a drone sighting. This week, flights in and out of New Jersey’s Newark Liberty …

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5 Technologies Improving Drone Safety

Earlier this month, Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao addressed the Transportation Research Board and revealed details of several new drone industry initiatives. Among them was a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that could open up the skies for flights at night and over people. There was also an announcement about a UTM …

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Hobbyist View: FAA’s First Take on New Drone Regulations, an…

U.S. enthusiast community watches closely as the Feds begin to propose new rules. The following is a guest post from John Saginario: FPV flyer, writer and host of the Wild Flyers podcast. As the partial government continues in the U.S. with no immediate end in sight, it appears the Federal …

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Internal Corruption Scandal at DJI Leads to $150m Losses

Not all is well on home soil for Chinese drone manufacturer and industry leader DJI. The company has discovered a devastating level of internal corruption that in turn has caused 2018 losses in the region of $150 million. On Friday the company confirmed more than 1 billion yuan had been …

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