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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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New York Sponsors “Fly-In” To Show How Drones Can be Used to…

As drones become more widely used for public safely applications, Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research (NUAIR) and officials in New York sponsored a “Fly-In” to showcase and educate public officials on various public safety applications. As discussed in their recent press release: “NUAIR hosted its first New York UAS Public …

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Parrot Among Manufacturers Chosen by DoD for U.S Army Recon …

The U.S. Department of Defense is looking for “eye in the sky” technologies: personal reconnaissance drones that can give soldiers on the battlefield a situational advantage. In an effort to uncover the next-generation of short-range Reconnaissance drones for the U.S. Army, the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) and the Army’s Maneuver …

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Commercial UAV Expo Europe: Public Service Drone Stories fro…

The public service sector is one of the fastest growing verticals for the commercial drone industry.  As departments invest in drone technology – and train more and more of their personnel to use them – the use cases for drones are continually expanding.  At today’s public service sector sessions of …

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DJI Upgrades M200 Series & FlightHub With Night Flights & BV…

Night flights and beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations are coming and DJI is preparing the ground. Today the Chinese manufacturer launched an upgrade to their most popular enterprise drone and improvements to FlightHub, the company’s operation management platform. The Matrice 200 series is getting a serious revamp (and …

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DJI Rolls Out GEO 2.0 Across Europe With New Partner Altitud…

DJI has announced an update to its European geofencing technology. The Geospatial Environment Online (GEO) 2.0 system is being rolled out across 32 European countries with new measures placed around airports with help from UK drone services platform Altitude Angel. DJI to deploy “bow tie” safety zones around European airports Read …

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DroneLife Exclusive: Azur Drones and How they Received the O…

Azur Drones has just announced that they have received the first authorization for Autonomous flight in France.  Started in 2012, Azur makes automated surveillance drones for a variety of applications – and with automation one of the top new technologies in the drone industry, the company is poised to make …

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Super Bowl Security Operation Proves Drones Can Be Part Of T…

In the days leading up to the NFL Championship Game in Atlanta last weekend, FBI officers confiscated six drones flying closer to the stadium than temporary flight restrictions allowed. With local drone pilots either not aware or deliberately ignoring the flight ban, there were no doubt concerns that the Super …

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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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