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Woolpert Deploys Survey Drones for Colorado DOT

File photo An architectural/engineering firm is using survey drones to make Colorado highways safer. Engineering firm Felsburg Holt & Ullevig brought in Woolpert to complete drone surveys for a right-of-way project in Castle Rock, Colo. Using a process known as InRoads Terrain Modeling Survey System, the Colorado Department of Transportation project …

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Commercial UAV Expo Wants You To Speak at Their Events in Th…

Have a story to tell about your use of drones or the technologies that make the applications better?  Commercial UAV Expo Americas and Commercial UAV Expo Europe just announce a call for speakers for their 2020 events.  Topics of interest include both vertical market segments (Agriculture,  Inspection, Mining, etc.) and/or  …

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TORUS: Atmospheric Scientists Using Drones To Understand Tor…

During spring and summer supercell thunderstorms roam through the central United States, bringing with them lightning, huge hailstones and dangerously high winds. Some develop tornadoes, and a collective of atmospheric scientists led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are using drones to better understand why. The TORUS research project (Targeted Observation …

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senseFly Unveils Solar 360, a Thermal Fixed-Wing Drone for S…

senseFly has launched a new drone at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019, the Solar 360. The fixed-wing thermal drone solution has been designed specifically for solar farm inspections. The senseFly Solar 360 has been developed in collaboration with software company Raptor Maps and promises to enable an automated assessment of solar plant …

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SenseFly to Support Brazil’s First BVLOS Drone Flights

Parrot-owned SenseFly has announced approval for what will be Brazil’s first beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone flights. The project is in collaboration with drone engineering and consulting specialists AL Drones, environmental technology company Santiago & Cintra and Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC). SenseFly’s drones, which include the …

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The Marines’ Plywood Supply Drone takes a Page from DIYers E…

  image: Logistics Gliders It’s not quite a paper airplane drone.  But this DARPA-funded plywood drone is low-cost and disposable – and shows a lot of promise for commercial uses, too. Reminiscent of the wooden construction of the PT boats of WWII,  the drone featured in this video released by …

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Puma Drones Will Enhance Recon for Canadian Navy

The Royal Canadian Navy is sailing a new drone concept to serve as eyes and ears beyond a ship’s horizon. Kingston-class coastal defense ships will deploy Puma fixed-wing drones to provide beyond-visual-line-of-sight intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, a naval release stated. Manufactured by AeroVironment, the drone can stay aloft for two …

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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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