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Leading commercial drone manufacturer senseFly is moving to Raleigh, North Carolina – and joining a growing cluster of drone and aerospace business, including commercial drone solutions provider PrecisionHawk.  With excellent educational institutions providing the talent, a rapidly growing city and a booming tech landscape, Raleigh has a lot to recommend it as a base of …
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French drone provider Delair has announced a sales agreement with Cansel, a Canadian provider of surveying and mapping solutions. The deal directs sales of Delair’s UX 11 long-range drone, with plans to include the company’s full product line. The agreement also means Delair fixed-wing drones are now certified as compliant by Transport Canada. As a Canadian …
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Australian start-up Aquabotix is diving deeper into the depths of the aquatic drone industry and swimming with some bigger fish. This week, the company joined the U.S. Navy’s Forward Deployed Energy and Communications Outpost program as a member of the Innovative Undersea Prototype Development Consortium. The consortium is tasked with developing “a forward deployed, open, scalable and …
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The Hermes 450 is in Royal Thai Army (RTA) service, representing the most modern UAV in Thailand’s inventory. It is being operated by a company of the 21st Aviation Battalion, RTA Aviation Centre in Lopburi Province. In 2017 the RTA received a Hermes 450 system from Elbit Systems after …

For the first time in the 45 year old history of the Kyoto-based multinational manufacturer of electric motors, Nidec has a new president, as Hiroyuki Yoshimoto becomes the first person to hold the post after the company’s founder Shigenobu Nagamori. The appointment, announced on February 15, was approved on June 20 at the 45th regular …
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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) signed an agreement with Airbus to lease Heron TP Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) RPASs (remotely piloted air vehicle system) to Germany’s Federal Ministry of Defence. Under the $600 million deal, Airbus DS Airborne Solutions GmbH will serve as the prime contractor responsible for managing all aspects of the project, including …
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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) used its second full-scale MQ-9B to conduct successful lightning tests at its facility in Poway, California last month. The test was conducted jointly between engineers from GA-ASI and NTS Pittsfield, a recognized leader in the development of sophisticated lightning protection systems for the aerospace industry. MQ-9B is GA-ASI’s latest …
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Cansel opens Canadian market for Delair UX11 long range fixed wing UAV; Delair drones given stamp of approval by Transport Canada. Innovative products and local expertise ideally positioned for needs of geospatial, agriculture architecture, engineering, and construction industries LABEGE, France and VANCOUVER, Canada – June 19, 2018 – Delair, a leading global supplier of commercial drone solutions, today announced …
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