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BBC World News: Drone Major Interview on BBC Business Report 1/3/18

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EASA publishes its opinion on the Regulatory Framework for the Operation of UAS

In accordance with theproposed new Basic Regulation, for which a political agreement between the Council, the European Commission and the European Parliament wasreached on 22December 2017, the competence of the EU has been extendedto cover the regulation ofall civil unmanned aircraft systems (UAS),regardless of their maximum take-off masses(MTOMs)....
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Eyes in the Sky, Smart Techs on the Ground - Call for Expressions of Interest

Cost-sharing initiative for the set-up of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) services for agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa.  The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food a...
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Tethered Drone to Elevate Fox Sports Daytona 500 Coverage

CHARLOTTE, N.C.— Fox Sports is adding a tethered drone to its lineup of production tech innovations to cover the Great American Race, the Daytona 500, from the Daytona International Speedway, Sunday Feb. 18 at 2:30 p.m. ET on the Fox broadcast network. Tethered along the backstretch of the speedway, the drone will deliver live coverage as it hovers...
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EagleRay amphibious fixed-wing drone is at home in sea or sky

As the old saying goes, there's plenty of drones in the sea, and of course the skies are full of them too. We're increasingly seeing drones that cross over between those two worlds, and now engineers from North Carolina State University have developed the EagleRay XAV, an amphibious fixed-wing drone that can fly or dive as needed. Aerial drones hav...
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YellowScan Introduces High-Density Long-Range LiDAR for UAVs

YellowScan has announced the launch of its Surveyor Ultra LiDAR system for UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles). The company will be demonstrating the use of the system in flight at the International LiDAR Mapping Forum event, with the help of Velodyne's VLP 32C Sensor and the Applanix APX-15 IMU . The high-density system is capable of 600,000 shots per...
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Hummingbird Selects Pix4Dengine for UAV Photogrammetry Data Processing

Hummingbird Technologies, a provider of drone-enabled data and advanced analytics for precision agriculture, has partnered with Pix4D to develop a market-ready data analysis platform. The new software integrates Pix4Dengine to process raw image data in the cloud, enabling an automated process of uploading, processing and displaying of UAV-captured ...
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Europe will see increase in terror in 2018, as foreign Isil fighters 'return home with high-tech skills'

The terror threat to Europe will only increase this year, experts have warned, as increasing numbers of foreign fighters return home with "high tech" weapons knowledge learned on the battlefield. Scores of jihadists are expected to trickle back to the UK and the continent, bringing with them skills acquired in Syria and Iraq, such as the weaponisin...
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Skydio Demonstrates Incredible Obstacle-Dodging Full Autonomy With New R1 Consumer Drone

The Skydio R1 is years ahead of just about any other autonomous drone we've ever seen.. Almost two years ago, a startup called Skydio posted some video of a weird-looking drone autonomously following people as they jogged and biked along paths and around trees . Even without much in the way of detail, this was exciting for three reasons: First, the...
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Drones in mines - where men fear to tread...

Long-time miner Leon Mackrell has found a new way to be a miner without getting his hands dirty. The Devonport-based grandfather saw an opportunity to send drones in and around mines instead of exposing men to danger and dirt. "I went and bought a drone," he said, adding that he'd always been interested in models since he was a lad. "I wanted one w...
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Airbus drone set to deliver parcels throughout a university campus

Airbus completed its first flight demonstration of an air vehicle which will eventually deliver parcels to stations around a university campus in Singapore. Unmanned drones will begin flying between parcel stations on campus by the middle of the year. The drones will land on roofs of stations, where a robotic arm will retrieve a package and place i...
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With new MIT system, self-flying drones can avoid crashing into obstacles

Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab are changing how autonomous drones fly through the air. Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) are making headway on just that. CSAIL researchers have developed a system called Nanomap that allows ...
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FAA Plans Rollout Of Drone Authorization System

The FAA intends to initiate a national rollout this spring of the Low-Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC), an automated process drone operators can use to request and obtain authorization to fly in the vicinity of airports.  Commercial drone application and service providers already are adopting a prototype version of LA...
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Compact Radar to Prevent Drone Collision

Preventing collisions is vital for the safe operation of drones, especially in an urban airspace with many potential obstacles. Drones with obstacle detection and collision avoidance sensors have become more prevalent in both the consumer and professional sectors. In general, many drone models are equipped with sensors detecting objects at the fron...
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Preston and Bradford to develop future of drone technology

Preston and Bradford are amongst 5 areas chosen to examine how drone technology could operate within city environments. It follows an open call by Nesta's Challenge Prize Centre as part of the Flying High Challenge. The two cities will now work alongside the Flying High team to see how drones could be used to support public services and what commer...
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The 19 most incredible photos taken by drone in 2017

The 2017 SkyPixel Photo Contest has recognised the most incredible photos taken by drones last year. SkyPixel, an aerial photo and video sharing platform, sifted through over 44,000 submissions from 141 countries in order to select the winners. A panel, made up of professional photographers, filmmakers, and creative directors from the likes of TIME...
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Drone-catching drones armed with nets could be used to bolster security at this week's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

South Korea is deploying a fleet of drone-catching drones to bolster security at this month's 2018 Winter Olympics. Police will use the drones to drop nets on dangerous-looking unmanned aerial vehicles approaching the Olympics grounds in Pyeongchang. The Games, which start Friday, are expected to draw 35,000 spectators, with a host of world leaders...
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DJI Zenmuse X7 Review – Testing the New Drone Camera in the Field

This is a guest review by drone expert and cinema5D reader Chris Boyes from 5kdigitalfilm , who had a chance to work with DJI's new high-end camera on a job. He created some beautiful imagery and made this DJI Zenmuse X7 review for you. Enjoy! (Intro by Sebastian Wöber) DJI Zenmuse X7 Review We have been using the DJI Inspire 2 and Zenmuse X5s prof...
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Spanish underwater drone is ready to take a dive

If you've ever wanted to explore the underwater world using your own ROV (remotely-operated vehicle), there are now a number of consumer models in the works. The Sibiu Nano is one of the most recent to hit the scene, and it's being made with the do-it-yourselfer in mind. Created by Spain's Nido Robotics, plans call for the ROV to be available eithe...
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Skysense – Drone Charging Infrastructure

Lately, it seems like everyone is clamoring to get a piece of the drone industry in the U.S. From exciting startups turning drone footage into highly intelligent and useful data for industrial businesses, to venture capitalists hoping to cash in on the whole craze, it seems the U.S. is a proverbial emerald city for unmanned aerial vehicles–until no...
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China's new drone company is building a UAV with a 20-ton payload

China's drone newcomer Tengoen Technology (also spelled Tengdun) has ambitious plans. The company promises to market armed drones for purchase. It also promises to build the world's biggest cargo drone. That's quite a slate for a company that was only founded in 2016. The TB-001 Scorpion, Tengoen's flagship vehicle, is a twin-engine, double-tail dr...
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CAA - Small Unmanned Aircraft (drones) - Amendment to EG R157 (Hyde Park)

Categories: Airspace alerts, Drones  Operators of Small Unmanned Aircraft (drones) in the London area should note that the dimensions of Restricted Area EG R157 have changed. Details of the amended area can be found on the NATS website . SW2018/006  
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The Next Level: Ethernet/IP Based Thermal Imaging Drone Payloads By TeAx

Designed for FLIR Tau 2 core range as well as FLIR UAS products (Vue Pro / R series), ThermalCapture IRnet brings Ethernet/IP to drone thermal imaging payloads. Since nothing satisfying was existing on a super lightweight base, TeAx today presents the leading solution to an increasing global market request. WILNSDORF, Germany, 3rd January 2018 – Te...
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Underwater drone tech bubbles

Sub surplus?: Unmanned Underwater Vehicles may take the role of expensive subs Hot on the heels of Australia's landmark $90 billion Naval Shipbuilding Plan, a debate has been raging about a new technology that will first supplement and eventually supplant many of the functions that are now performed by Australia's submarines – the NSP's largest com...
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Coptrz lowers drone entry costs for users with first leasing package

Coptrz, a UK-based commercial drone specialist, has kicked off the New Year with the launch of an "industry-first" finance solution for drone users. The UAV company has announced the release of leasing solution DRONE-FLX. The newly designed system is designed to provide a cost-effective way for businesses and public bodies to utilise the latest dro...
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The Ambitious Plan to Fly a Drone Over Saturn’s Moon

 NASA has approved funding for a mission to Titan, one of the best candidates for life in the solar system. Hundreds of millions of miles away, in the orbit of Saturn, on the surface of Titan, the planet's largest moon, rests a piece of human-made technology. Huygens, a nine-foot-wide, saucer-shaped probe, was dropped by the passing Cassini sp...
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Drone delivery commercialization set to begin in Canada

 Canada is in a position to act as a first mover in the emerging space of commercial drone delivery services. Given Canada's vast landscape and extreme weather conditions, it is often an onerous and costly process for residents in remote locations to obtain everyday essential goods. The Moose Cree First Nation Community is situated on Moose Fa...
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Security and Drones: A Force for Good

Senior Director of Cloud and Enterprise Solutions for G4S, Joe Young, explains why the increasing use of drones among consumers, organizations, governments and industries is an exciting opportunity to develop the security ecosystem.  When people think about drones, it's generally not in a positive light. But the technology that has long been v...
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Call for Speakers – Use of ICT for Agriculture & Environment

Inspire and Make an Impact. Be a speaker at the 10 th ICT4D Conference taking place May 8 - 10 2018 in Lusaka, Zambia ​We are looking for practical case studies and presentations on truly cutting-edge applications and innovation in the use of ICT for agriculture and environmental protection Agriculture and Environment conference track leads CRS, CT...
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DOF Subsea Wins New ROV Contracts with Petrobras

DOF Subsea has been awarded two new ROV contracts by Petrobras in Brazil. ROVs will be installed on board Skandi Angra and Skandi Paraty. The new contracts start in April 2018 and end in September and November 2020, respectively. Furthermore, Petrobras has extended two ROV contracts for the ROVs on board Skandi Iguacu and Skandi Urca until end of 2...
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SUAS Global are inviting you for registering your interest in the RNLI/HM Coastguard Technology Demonstrator Challenge.

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DJI Introduces Knowledge Quiz for Drone Pilots in the UK

 DJI, the world's leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, is introducing a knowledge quiz this Friday for all pilots who are operating drones in the UK airspace. The test comes prior to government plans to introduce a safety awareness test for drone users in 2018. A recent survey carried out by the Civil Aviation Authority (CA...
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Newly Launched Seminar Programme at GEO Business 2018 - Call for Abstracts Announced

The organisers of the UK's largest geospatial event, GEO Business 2018, have issued a call to those working at the cutting edge of geospatial developments to submit their abstracts for a newly launched seminar programme to be held at the Business Design Centre in London, UK from 22 - 23 May 2018. The GEO Business team are seeking revolutionary and ...
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The UK Security Expo 2017 – Post Event Review

The UK Security Expo 2017 – the global showcase that makes a real difference. Post Event Review It is always difficult when putting an event together to get the right balance of activity to generate sufficient interest – from a show organisers perspective the business book says do just enough to get the footfall through the door and thereby attract...
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Coverdrone insurance overhaul puts customers in the driving seat.

Commercial drone insurance firm Coverdrone has put its customers at the forefront of its service by revamping its digital enrolment interface. In a bid to make the insurance process easier for its customers, Coverdrone has introduced online tools to give commercial UAV operators more control over their policies. Previously, customers have had to co...
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IAA UPDATE - Small Unmanned Aircraft (Drones) and Rockets Order S.I. 563 of 2015.

From the 21st December, drone registration is mandatory in accordance with the Small Unmanned Aircraft (Drones) and Rockets Order S.I. 563 of 2015 . All drones over 1kg must be registered. Click here for more information on drone registration. For those who have already registered, drone registration decals will be issued by post shortly. Attention...
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European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Notice of Proposed Amendment 2017-05 (A)

Introduction of a regulatory framework for the operation of dronesUnmanned aircraft system operations in the open and specific category. EXECUTIVE SUMMARYIn accordance with Regulation (EC) No216/2008 (hereinafter referred to at the 'Basic Regulation'), the regulation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) with a maximum take-off mass (MTOM) of less tha...
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CAA UPDATE - ORS4 No.1207: Airworthiness Certification of Aircraft Carrying out Search and Rescue Operations

Reference:ORS4 No.1207 Title:Airworthiness Certification of Aircraft Carrying out Search and Rescue Operations Description:Specific requirements to address the Airworthiness Certification of Aircraft engaged in Search and Rescue Operations. Status: Superseded on 12 December 2017 Review Comment:Superseded by ORS4 No.1248 Version:01 Date:9 December 2...
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EXCLUSIVE: RUSTA makes moves to secure positions on university curriculums

Drone pilot training academy RUSTA has entered the first stages of introducing unmanned aerial vehicle tutelage and assessments to universities across the UK. The company, which has its headquarters in Lincolnshire, offers commercial drone training to authorities such as the police, as well as building and agricultural businesses. Having been appro...
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*Offer -Obtain your permission for commercial operations - CARDIFF

This week only COPTRZ are offering 30% off your CAA PfCO course at our Cardiff training centre. Now available for only £695 + VAT (was £995 + VAT) Limited places available. Offer ends Friday 15/12/17. https://www.coptrz.com/drone-training/caa-permission-for-commercial-operation-course.html
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Jersey - No plans to follow UK on drone laws

PROPOSED laws to regulate drones in the UK are unlikely to be adopted in Jersey, the Island's aviation authority has said. Under the proposed legislation, UK police officers would have greater power to enforce regulations on how drones – small autonomous flying aircraft – are used, such as ordering an operator to ground it if it was thought necessa...
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The British Drone Law Reaches Parliament

​We've brought you a variety of stories over the years covering the interface between multirotor fliers and the law, and looked at the ​credibility gap between some official incident reports and the capabilities of real drones. In the news this week is a proposed new law in front of the British House of Commons that would bring in a licensing schem...
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Irresponsible drone pilots 'flouting the law for Instagram snaps' as CAA issues Christmas flying warning

Drone users are repeatedly flouting the law to capture good Instagram photos, an expert has said. It comes as fresh warnings were issued as the The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said 1.5 million look set to be sold in the run up to Christmas. The CAA said the popularity of drones is set to jump sky-high this festive season with nearly a quarter of...
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Govt to stay in EU air safety body in blurring of Brexit red line

The Government will tell the EU it wishes to stay in a key aviation safety body, under the indirect jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice, in order to keep aircraft flying after Brexit.  Full article here.. Govt to stay in EU air safety body in blurring of Brexit red line Sky News understands ministers will be asking to remain in ...
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Drones worth more than £20,000 stolen from Bramley business

DRONES worth more than £20,000 have been stolen during two break-ins at a Bramley based business. The two incidents took place five days apart, with the first happening around 9.20pm on November 12 and the most recent break-in being reported to have taken place at 10.10pm on Thursday, 16 November. Thieves targeted the Build Your Own Drone unit, in ...
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3D mapping made easy: no drone skills required

San Francisco-based startup DroneDeploy wants to see "a drone on every job site", as the company's CTO, Nick Pilkington puts it, yet it doesn't make or sell drones. Instead, the company offers to plan their routes and crunch the drones' video feed into accurate 3D maps. DroneDeploy's multi-device app for planning a drone's flight and collecting rea...
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The European Commission has awarded the 2017 Innovation Radar Prize to AEROARMS innovation developed by CATEC

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MPs embrace drones control bill

MEMBERS of Parliament yesterday nodded to the Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) No 4, Bill 2017, which aim at among others regulating uses of drones under new clear rules. The bill, which Attorney General George Masaju tabled proposes amendments in the Land Disputes Courts Act, Cap. 2016, the Land Survey Act Cap. 324 and the Natural Wealth an...
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UK to give police new powers to ground drones

New powers for police to address illegal and unsafe use of drones ​. Police are set to be given powers to prevent the unsafe or criminal use of drones as part of a new package of legislation. The measures are intended to allow drone users to continue flying safely and legally, helping to place the UK at the forefront of the fast-growing drone indus...
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NEW Invaluable SEO Reporting tool created FREE for all our yearly professional members.

Our supercharged 32 page analysis & monitoring tool is available to all our new members who sign up annualy.. Here are a few of our tools within the 32 page report: I nstantly analyze your SEO issues   - Analysis on our most powerful servers. We give you a unique report to make it easy to improve your current website and make positive chan...
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