European unmanned maritime surveillance testing set to begin this summer

European unmanned maritime surveillance testing set to begin this summer

The AR5 Life Ray UAS, developed by TEKEVER ( www.tekever.com ), has been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) to demonstrate the first European maritime surveillance system where drones are integral to operations. The first demonstration will be performed this summer over the Maltese waters of the Mediterranean sea, said Pedro Sinogas, TEKEVER CEO Maritime operations have been brought into focus in […]

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New Solo chute system released at AUVSI

New Solo chute system released at AUVSI

New parachute for Solo released from Parazero. From Ars Technica : To ensure that the parachute deploys in time to prevent a crash at low altitudes, SafeAir shoots out the chute with a gust of pressurized gas. SafeAir attaches to the top of a drone and uses an independently powered chip to detect when the drone goes into freefall. According to a company spokesperson, SafeAir has worked with drone manufacturers […]

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Airstring. Easy to install, small footprint, GSM Telemetry

Airstring. Easy to install, small footprint, GSM Telemetry

We have developed a small GSM telemetry module that connects easily to a Pixhawk FC. I think the cellular network and IP based telemetry is the way to go for most prosumer/commercial drones. It allows you to forget about transmitting power, frequency, antenna polarization, etc. We are designing Airstring to be as Plug&Play and possible and it connects right into the Pixhawk’s telemetry port. Once you start your drone, Airstring […]

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HK releases Quanum FollowMe drone

HK releases Quanum FollowMe drone

The APM-based Quanum line from HobbyKing now has a cool new addition: a FollowMe copter with GPS armband and watch controller . Comes with 4K camera for $450, which is an amazing price (half or a third of the price of the Kickstarter FollowMe drones such as Hexo+ or Airdog). Easy to use, the FollowMe uses the most up to date technology which not only controls the flying but also […]

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DAR Announces Plans for First Fully Autonomous Drone Network

DAR Announces Plans for First Fully Autonomous Drone Network

Within the next year, DAR will begin to test the technology in the city of Delft Co-founder Lucas van Oostrum has formally announced DAR’s plans to execute an autonomous drone network in the Netherlands within the next year. DAR has strategically invested in start-ups that solve problems related to full autonomy for drones. Now, DAR has revealed its true objective: to deploy autonomous drone networks that are truly self-sufficient without […]

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5D Robotics Acquires Aerial MOB

5D Robotics Acquires Aerial MOB

5D Robotics Inc. has announced its acquisition of industrial assets and intellectual property of Aerial MOB LLC. The acquisition has led to the formation of the 5D Aerial division. The division provides precise 3D mapping, photogrammetry, thermal and multi-spectral imagery data, empowering focused analytical solutions to vertical markets including oil and gas, utilities and construction. “Our precise position and navigation technology coupled with Aerial MOB’s unmanned aircraft solutions (UAS) will […]

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