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Terra Drone Expands Market After Australian Data Firm Acquis…

Japanese UAV player Terra Drone Corporation is expanding its global reach after the Tokyo-based company bought a major stake in Australian firm C4D Intel. Terra Drone specializes in commercial drone hardware, software and UTM. The company focuses on the mining, construction, energy generation, oil and gas sectors, using UAV-based LiDAR …

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Australian Air Force Inspect Aircraft with DJI Drones

Not that long ago military bodies were racing to distance themselves from drone industry leader DJI. The US Army grounded its use of DJI products in a move that was probably justified at the time. The Australian Defence Force quickly followed suit. It looked as though DJI’s days as an equipment …

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Hycopter Drone Can Stay Aloft Four Hours

A Singapore-based company has launched a new hydrogen-based drone designed for large-scale, industrial maintenance inspections. HES Energy Systems this week released Hycopter, a multi-rotor system that can keep precision cameras and other sensors in the air for much longer, opening up new commercial possibilities while reducing operational costs. Designed at …

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PrecisionHawk Acquires Drone Inspection Firm Uplift

Drone tech provider PrecisionHawk, has purchased inspection service Uplift Data Partners. Uplift provides turn-key inspection services for construction and building information management (BIM) as well as for real-estate. The company’s nationwide network of commercially trained drone pilots will join PrecisionHawk’s Droners.io network which consists of more than 15,000 drone pilots, …

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DJI Opens UAS Training Centers in Europe

DJI has launched a UTC (Unmanned Aerial Systems Training Center) program in the Netherlands. The move will provide businesses and commercial pilots in Europe with a place to train and learn how best to use drone technology for professional applications. The European UTC program will offer training in the classroom and …

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Flyability’s Elios Drone Passes Nuclear Radiation Tests

Swiss drone manufacturer Flyability has made a name for itself with its rugged Elios drone, which flies in an insect-inspired frame and effectively bounces off obstacles. This kind of capability has obvious applications in public safety and industries such as construction and mining, where the working environment isn’t always friendly. …

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Technology and Services Giant IBM wants to use Block Chain t…

IBM has applied to patent a system that would use block chain technology to tackle privacy and security concerns for drones, according to a filing published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) September 20, 2018. IBM joins a list of more traditional technology companies that are looking to supply technology solutions, in this …

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Telstra Labs Seeks to Harness the Power of the Drone Swarm f…

The Australian based Telecommunications giant Telstra is trialing new drone technologies to help in disaster management scenarios. If you are not familiar with them,  Telstra currently has over 35,000 employees and does business in over 15 countries.  Telstra now joins a number of telecommunications companies including Verizon that are getting …

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SolSpec Launches Innovative Drone Solutions for Gas, Oil Pip…

A Colorado-based firm is shedding new light from above on vital data for the oil and gas pipeline industry. SolSpec has developed an online asset management tool that allows users to visualize and extract information specific to pipeline construction and operations. The drone system has already mapped 3,000 miles of …

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