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Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Presagis and Ryerson University to Partner on UAV Technologies

MONTREAL, CANADA, Oct. 20, 2014) -Presagis, a leading provider of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) modeling, simulation, and embedded graphics software, and Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, are kicking off a strategic innovation partnership to develop new UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) technologies. These research activities are supported by a grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

PrecisionHawk Joins Small UAV Coalition to Advance the Commercial Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 20, 2014—PrecisionHawk, an information delivery company that uses a small, lightweight UAV and cloud-based software to collect, process and analyze aerial data, announced today they have joined the Small UAV Coalition to help pave the way for commercial, philanthropic, and civil use of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Government of Canada Launches National Campaign on Drone Safety

TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2014—The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today launched the Government of Canada’s safety awareness campaign for unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), or drones. The national campaign will help ensure UAV users—both recreational and commercial—understand the rules of the skies and always think safety first.

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Phoenix Aerial Introduces Low Cost UAV LiDAR System

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20, 2014—Phoenix Aerial Systems, a leading manufacturer of unmanned aerial LiDAR products, announced today two new revolutionary LiDAR products, the Scout and the Ranger. The Scout is a lightweight, accurate and low cost solution for companies looking to enter the mapping market. Weighing less than 2.5kg, measuring only 12cm x 22cm x

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Video Released of RIEGL’s New “Flying Laser Scanner” RiCOPTER

HORN, Austria, Oct. 17, 2014—RiCOPTER, RIEGL’s ready to fly remotely piloted airborne laser scanning system (equipped with the survey grade VUX-1 LiDAR sensor), was unveiled at Intergeo in Berlin last week with great excitement! RiCOPTER is a high-performance UAV which can be equipped with the RIEGL VUX-1 survey-grade LiDAR sensor to offer a fully integrated turnkey solution and marks

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Data Mapper Advances its Aerial Processing, Management and Analysis Software to Service Growing Network of UAV Platforms

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 15, 2014—Data Mapper, an enterprise aerial data software, today announced it will expand its cloud-based platform to ingest data collected by a wider network of UAV providers. The application provides the ability to upload, store, process and share aerial imagery and is equipped for detailed, automated analysis. 

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Fusion of Manned and Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Breakthrough on California’s largest 2014 Wildfire

SAN CARLOS, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014—SkyIMD combined UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) and manned aircraft technologies on the Happy Camp Complex wildfire to reduce workloads and increase team effectiveness in ways previously not possible. SkyIMD installed a lightweight UAV gimbal on a normal manned Air Attack aircraft.

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

3D Robotics Launches New 3DR Mapping Platforms for Fully Automated, All-in-One 2D and 3D Mapping Drone Packages

3D Robotics, the leading North American drone company across both consumer and enterprise channels, today announced the launch of the new 3DR Mapping Platforms, consisting of the 3DR X8-M (multi-copter) and Aero-M (fixed-wing), with highly accurate resolution that allows users to zoom in from the sky “down to the grape.” Each platform is bundled with

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Linux Foundation and Leading Technology Companies Launch Open Source Dronecode Project

DUSSELDORF, Germany, Oct. 13, 2014 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced the founding of the Dronecode Project. The Project will bring together existing open source drone projects and assets under a nonprofit structure governed by The Linux Foundation. The result will be a

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

DARPA Awards AeroVironment Contract to Develop New Class of Maritime Unmanned Aircraft System

MONROVIA, Calif. Oct. 8, 2014 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) announced the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected the company and its team of industry leaders to follow its successful phase I concept design effort with a phase II preliminary design for the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node, or Tern.  The 12-month, $19,035,007 phase II effort seeks to

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