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Intel‘s Anil Nanduri spoke at the European Drone Summit in Frankfurt, Germany this week – and DRONELIFE spoke with him after the presentation to get his views on the key to accelerating growth in the industry. Leading the drone business in one of the most influential companies in the world gives Nanduri unique insights into …
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The European Commission (Commission) published it’s latest draft of detailed drone rules last week.   Here’s what’s inside: and why the Drone Manufacturers Alliance Europe (DMAE) is on board. The Commission’s latest draft implementing rules for operational and technical requirements builds on EASA recommendations, and proposes a groundwork that will grant member states the ability …
Continue reading Europe’s Plan to ID and Monitor Drones – and Why the Drone Industry Approves

Women in the drone industry do a great job of supporting each other – but their numbers are still discouragingly small.  Women represent fewer than 5% of licensed drone pilots in the US, and fewer than 3% globally.  It’s a tiny fraction of such a rapidly growing industry – and the online community Women Who …
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SimActive‘s Correlator3D is one of the tools that enables commercial drone operators to level up and play at the enterprise level.  SimActive has been a major player in the creation of photogrammetry solutions from aerial data since 2003.  They started by utilizing data from satellites and manned aircraft,  and their mature platform is a leader …
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Big things are happening over at UAVOS Inc., the Silicon Valley-based company that offers proprietary unmanned aerial, ground and surface solutions with applications in commercial, industrial and defense markets. The company announced last week the successful completion of the first stage of the flight tests on the 10-meter (32.8 feet) prototype of the High Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS) ApusDuo …
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FoxFury Lighting Solutions announces a new rechargeable Quick Swap® Power Pack with Strobe for the Rugo™ Drone & Camera Light. This new Power Pack is most useful for drone (UAV or sUAS) night operations as it fulfills the FAA FAR 107.29 requirements for dusk, dawn, and night flights. The Rugo™ is a rugged go-anywhere lighting tool that is primarily used for drones but …
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Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (TYO: 9064) announced their strategic collaboration for the future of civilian aerial logistics. Together they aspire to be a global leader in electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) logistics and plan to do so by collaborating to integrate innovative autonomous unmanned vehicle systems and package …
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Naval Group has established a technological and commercial partnership with ECA Group to offer unmanned mine-hunting solutions for Belgian and Dutch naval forces, the company announced on 11 October. Together the companies will respond to the consultation launched by Belgium for Belgian-Dutch cooperation for the supply of 12 mine hunters. The partnership aims to offer …
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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have carried out 700 drone strikes against forces of the Islamic State group (IS) in Syria, its aerospace chief told conservative news agency Fars on Tuesday. ‘Our bomber drones have carried out 700 military operations using smart bombs against Daesh,’ said Brigadier General Amirali Hajizadeh, using the Arabic acronym for IS. ‘They …
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The NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) remains committed to enabling new, transformational commercial aviation markets and services with the potential to provide significant societal benefits. In recent years, NASA has strategically invested in technical challenges focused on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), UAS Traffic Management (UTM), system-wide safety, vertical lift, noise, electrified propulsion, airspace operations, …
Continue reading ARMD Urban Air Mobility Grand Challenge Request for Information (RFI)