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Verizon-owned Skyward has announced the results of a commercial drone industry survey conducted in partnership with Blue Research. The headlines: one in 10 companies with a revenue of $50 million and more use drones. 92 percent realized a positive ROI on their drone investment in one year or less. The data is based on responses from …
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Image courtesy Elrha.org, mCubed at LSN Ltd. It’s an often unaddressed but tragic outcome of war: the loss of heritage buildings and sites central to the identity of a community.  Now, a group of humanitarians is using drones and mapping tools from DroneDeploy to monitor and document these sites. Led by humanitarian Nicholas Mellor, the …
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Australian counter-drone firm DroneShield just scored a huge deal with a major Middle Eastern nation to provide UAV mitigation solutions. The company received a $3.2 million order of 70 DroneGuns – an anti-drone “gun” that discharges radio signals that can take control of a rogue drone, deliver it to the gun user and disable video capabilities. For …
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The African Union and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) have published a drone report outlining the potential and the challenges for the drone industry on the continent. The most successful drone delivery programs in the world are currently deployed in Africa. Medical logistics and drone delivery company Zipline has implemented delivery of medical …
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“While there have been a variety of systems proposed for upper atmospheric observations of Venus, the planet’s high wind speeds pose a significant design challenge,” emphasizes Jack Elston, Ph.D., CEO of Black Swift Technologies. “Our solution will be designed to not only survive in the harsh wind environment, but also simultaneously perform targeted sampling of the …
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Aerial LiDAR surveys aren’t new technology – but now U.S. – based Harris Aerial has demonstrated a new and ground-breaking way of performing them. LiDAR surveys provide critically accurate survey data, allowing for the creation of precise 3D models. LiDAR attached to a helicopter or other manned aircraft have been used for over 50 years …
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DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, is pleased and honored to announce its partnership with Academy Color Encoding System by joining the prestigious ACES Logo Program. The global standard for color management, digital image interchange and archiving, ACES helps protect and encourage creative growth in the filmmaking industry. By joining this program, …
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