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Drone mission-software provider UgCS (or SPH Engineering) is partnering with Airborne Response to enhance UAV-led search and rescue efforts. UgCS software enhancements includes customizable search patterns such as the “expanding square” and “creeping line” that can be used in both search operations and on other missions. “Based on the flight altitude input by the operator, …
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On the rise, the global, luxury networking platform, Ocean Blue World, expands its business strategies with the recent addition of Ocean Blue World Productions. This division perfectly complements the already established magazine and platform and is set to further strengthen the brand for the emerging luxury lifestyle market. Offering clientele and partners all aspects of full digital services …
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The Carr fire was my second trip to a disaster zone in California as a data analyst supporting public agency UAV teams. In both this fire and the Tubb’s fire in Santa Rosa last October, my role has been to coordinate drone data capture and mapping products to the right people across the disaster management …
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VSA working to create high-tech jobs and partnerships with area universities Valkyrie Systems Aerospace (VSA), a cutting-edge developer of manned/unmanned aerial platforms, is proud to announce an exciting partnership with the State of Oklahoma.  This partnership will ultimately accommodate manufacturing facilities, as well as flight operations and training in the greater Oklahoma City area. VSA …
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Back in July, DJI delayed the launch event for what we know now is at least one new iteration in the Mavic drone line. The Chinese manufacturer’s ‘See the Bigger Picture’ event was pushed back indefinitely, until this week. In the interim UK catalog retailer Argos accidentally published pictures and details of the new drones way ahead of the …
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AI startup Clobotics has raised $11 million in funding in a continuation of its Series A round of financing, bringing total funding to $21 million. The company will use the funds to expand AI, machine learning and data analytics into the wind-power industry allowing customer to deploy autonomous drones in inspections. “In the wind power …
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If you fly your drone anywhere near a wildfire, you could get someone killed. That’s the stern warning the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and U.S. wildland fire agencies have for pilots of unmanned aircraft (“UAS,” or more popularly “drones”) who interfere with fighting wildfires. When firefighting aircraft have to be grounded due to an unauthorized drone flight, there are …
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