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AUVSI Xcellence Awards Humanitarian and Public Safety

AUVSI has announced one of this year’s AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards.  The world’s largest drone manufacturer, DJI, sponsored the 2020 AUVSI XCELLENCE Humanitarian and Public Safety Award for drone missions that help people, animals, and the environment. “Six organizations that pioneer new ways to use drones for good are winners of …

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NATO’s Autonomous Drone Delivery Experiment Works

DroneUp and NATO Allied Command Transformation performed an experiment to prove a new and innovative way of resupplying soldiers on the battlefield.  The experiment proved that autonomous drone delivery works. “DroneUp recently partnered with North Atlantic Treaty Organization Allied Command Transformation, Joint Force Development Directorate, Operational Experimentation branch in an …

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Women and Drones Humanitarian Award

Women And Drones continues the work of recognizing outstanding drone organizations, despite the current pandemic which prevents the awards from taking place in person.  Today, the organization announced that the Women and Drones Humanitarian Team Award Honoree for this year is Kenya Flying Labs. “The Humanitarian Award recognizes co-ed teams, organizations …

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Hold Fast on Date for Release of Remote ID DRONELIFE

A group of drone industry stakeholders including the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), and the U.S. Chamber’s Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC) have signed a letter asking the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to “hold fast” to the intended December 2020 release of the …

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Elbit Tests Search and Rescue Drones for UK Coastguard

Source: Elbit UK Drone provider Elbit Systems recently completed several search and rescue UAS demos for the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency over Wales, testing long-range flights in civilian airspace. Elbit’s Hermes 900 fixed-wing drone flew several BVLOS missions over uncontrolled airspace along routes approved by the UK Civil Aviation Authority. …

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Skydio and EagleView Partner on Home Inspection

A new partnership between Skydio and EagleView to provide autonomous drone technology for better property inspections could be the largest commercial drone contract ever. EagleView is a leading technology provider of aerial imagery, data analytics, and GIS solutions. Today, Skydio and EagleView announced an exclusive property inspection partnership for automated residential roof inspection …

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Waivers and Authorizations: FAA Reps Answer Questions

AUVSI’s North Carolina chapter and DRONELIFE host free webinars and chat rooms monthly, where drone pilots from all over the country can get their questions answered by a panel of experts.  This month, AUVSI NC hosted two representatives from the FAA: UAS Integration Program Manager Michael O’Shea and  Aviation Safety …

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Introducing ANRA MissionManager™ – DRONELIFE

ANRA Technologies​ is a major name in UAS Traffic Management (UTM) around the world.   Now, the company announces the release of ​ANRA MissionManager™: a new version of their drone operations software platform​. ANRA’s deep expertise in UTM and involvement in testing scenarios that involve multiple flights under a vast …

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