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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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Ethics in the Drone Industry & AI’s Slippery Slope

It’s an exciting time for the drone industry. Several companies are pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Hardware is becoming ever more sophisticated, reducing weight, improving flight times and bringing down prices. Last month DJI launched the Mavic Mini, a tiny 249-gram drone with a range of 4km that …

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DJI’s Agras Drones are Being Deployed in the Fight Against M…

DJI’s Agras drones are being used by scientists in Tanzania to combat mosquito populations. The Agras MG-1S, typically adopted by farmers to spray pesticides over crops, is one element of a revolutionary attempt to fight Malaria. The equipment is being customized and used by entomologists in Zanzibar in a pilot …

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Intel Highlights Drone Safety With Bridge Inspection Case St…

This week the FAA is running a National Drone Safety Awareness campaign. As well as partnering with Know Before You Fly and the UAS Safety Team to reaffirm the rules of the skies, the aviation administration is looking for stories of how drones are being safely used in business contexts. Today …

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DJI’s Mavic Mini is So Small You Don’t Have to Register It W…

DJI’s latest drone has arrived. As we revealed earlier this week, it’s called the Mavic Mini. As the name suggests, the Mavic Mini is tiny. It weighs just 249 grams and has very deliberately been designed to squeeze under the registration weight threshold put in place by aviation bodies around …

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North Dakota agency gets waiver to fly drones over people – …

North Dakota agency gets waiver to fly drones over people  Associated Press FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Department of Transportation was selected last year as one of 10 participants for a drone integration program that has … >> Osmo Pocket vs. Osmo Mobile 2: Which One Should You Buy? …

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Flawed BBC Drone Documentary Does Further Damage to UK Drone…

Commentary.  The UK drone industry has taken a beating in recent weeks. First, the head of Unmanned Traffic Management at NATS, Andy Sage, took it upon himself to categorize drone pilots as either “clueless, careless, and criminal” in a parliamentary hearing – a mistake he has since apologized for. And …

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DJI Partner Heliguy Awarded Contract With Major UK Rail Oper…

UK-based Heliguy, one of DJI’s largest European enterprise partners and distributors, has been awarded a nationwide contract with Network Rail as part of a drone services framework worth up to £2.6million. Heliguy will supply, maintain, repair and service Network Rail’s drones, as well as delivering training courses to the infrastructure …

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“The Time is Right” – DJI to Ease Security Concerns By Makin…

Chinese drone industry leader DJI has confirmed plans to build drones at a new production facility in California. With concerns raised over DJI’s data security practices and the threat of a ban on the use of DJI products by US government agencies, Mario Rebello, the manufacturer’s VP of North American …

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