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Autel’s Antitrust Counterclaims Vs DJI Dismissed as Legal Ba…

DJI and Autel have been battling in court since the drone industry’s dominant force sued the upstart for patent infringement back in 2016. The initial suit was filed because, as many industry watchers observed at the time, the Autel X-Star was remarkably similar to DJI’s Phantom 4. At the time DJI claimed the …

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Drones At Sea: The Highs & Lows of a Parley SnotBot Expediti…

If you follow how drones are being used in the world of conservation, you will have heard about Ocean Alliance by now. The Massachusetts-based marine conservation organization has pioneered a new way of collecting biological samples from whales in the form of SnotBot. These adapted drones act as flying Petri …

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Flights Were Grounded At Dublin Airport After Another Drone …

It’s happened again. Following high-profile disruption after drone sightings at London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Newark Liberty and, most recently, Dubai International airport, another has grounded air traffic. This time it was at Dublin airport in Ireland, where flights were delayed for around half an hour after a pilot spotted a …

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FLIR Acquires Aeryon Drone Company in $200 Million Deal

Oregon-based drone company FLIR Systems has acquired UAS firm Aeryon Labs in a $200 million deal. Based in Canada, Aeryon is a leading designer and manufacturer of drone solutions built around aircraft under 20 pounds. The company mainly works with global military, public safety, and critical infrastructure market with 20 military …

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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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FLIR Deploys Nano Drone with New French Defense Contract

Management at Oregon-based drone company FLIR Systems better brush up on their French. The company just landed an $89 million contract from the French Defense Procurement Agency in support of the French Operational Pocket Drone (DrOP) program. The contract will deploy the company’s FLIR Black Hornet 3 nano-unmanned drone to …

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AirMap, Kittyhawk and Wing Demonstrate InterUSS Remote ID So…

Flying a drone is very different from flying a plane or driving a car. For starters, it’s remote. The separation between pilot and vehicle means there’s limited accountability built into the situation. And that’s an issue. If you want to reassure members of the public and law enforcement that what you’re doing …

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DJI Urges Caution in Drone Incident Evaluation & UK Council …

Citizens of the UK are seeing drones everywhere these days. Even though there have been more confirmed sightings of the Loch Ness monster than images recorded of the drones supposedly running riot at London’s airports. Still, as the fallout from Gatwick continues and events unravel, police remain adamant that a …

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Indemnis Parachute For DJI Drones Meets International Safety…

Back in 2017, Alaska-based Indemnis partnered with DJI to develop parachute standards and systems that could be deployed in an instant, protecting valuable multi-rotor cargo and, of course, whoever or whatever is unlucky enough to be directly underneath should an issue occur. Today, Indemnis and DJI have announced that the Nexus …

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