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The International Drone Racing Association (IDRA) has announced that the company’s founder, Justin Haggerty, will take a full-time role as President & CEO this December, after recently transitioning from the US Army. As a former Captain in the US Army and graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point, Haggerty brings the leadership and …
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By Andrea Booher (This image is from the FEMA Photo Library.) News and Commentary.  In the category of “this shouldn’t need to be said,” we’ll say it – drone operators should stay away from the California wildfires if they aren’t part of the emergency response. The FAA has issued temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) over the …
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In the west, most workers are out of the door long before the clock strikes 5pm on a Friday. In Japan things are a little different. Productivity is everything, unions are passive and overtime is the accepted norm. The hard-working culture is literally killing people through stress-related illnesses and exhaustion. Japan’s labor ministry has a …
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As the New Year approaches, it’s time to start thinking about what 2018 will bring. Ivan Tolchinsky, CEO of global automated drone company Atlas Dynamics, takes a world view of the industry and offers some predictions of what’s next. Tolchinsky has followed his company and manufacturing organization across the globe.  He’s worked in Israel, Europe …
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Boeing has been awarded a $9 million contract for the phase one effort of the US Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) Low Power Laser Demonstrator (LPLD) effort, it was announced on 8 December. The LPLD effort seeks to integrate a laser onto UAV platforms. The next stage of the project …

Teledyne Gavia and Teledyne SeaBotix have participated in exercise Northern Challenge 2017 in Iceland – an annual Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) multinational exercise that supports NATO‘s Defence Against Terrorism programme. The exercise is focused on preparing countries enrolled in NATO’s Partnership for Peace programme for international deployments and defence against terrorism. This year’s participating nations …
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BELLEVILLE, Mich. – The International Drone Racing Association (IDRA) has announced that the company’s founder, Justin Haggerty, will take a full-time role as President & CEO this December, after recently transitioning from the US Army. As a former Captain in the US Army and graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point, Haggerty brings …
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Italy will look to maintain its current Shadow V2 fleet through the next decade after awarding an $8.1 million sustainment contract to Textron Systems Unmanned Systems. The contract, signed on 30 November, could rise to $8.8 million with additional amendments and will run for 30 months to include …