Keeping soldiers safe from drones through programmable ammunition

Keeping soldiers safe from drones through programmable ammunition

Nammo Programmable Ammunition with downed Phantom Winter 2017 – coalition forces, aid groups and reporters in Iraq are harassed by commercial drones used by ISIS to spread fear. Lacking effective countermeasures against what was potentially flying IEDs, they are forced to flee from the simple and cheap commercial drones, causing widespread disruption. However, in part thanks to a new technology from Nammo, that threat may become a thing of the […]

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EagleView Now Capturing Post-Event Imagery Following Hurricane Irma

EagleView Now Capturing Post-Event Imagery Following Hurricane Irma

Harvey Eagleview Eagle View Technologies (“EagleView®”), the leading provider of aerial imagery and property analytics for the government, insurance and commercial sectors, is actively flying to acquire post-storm imagery in Florida following Hurricane Irma. With more than 20 planes staged or in the air, EagleView is continuously capturing high-resolution aerial imagery to enable rapid assessment and response to Hurricane Irma relief efforts. harvey2017.eagleview.com Using both fixed-wing aircraft and drones, EagleView […]

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The Otus Tracker by RCbenchmark: a more affordable motion-capture system for drone development.

The Otus Tracker by RCbenchmark: a more affordable motion-capture system for drone development.

Almost a year ago, I posted here about how VR technology could help control and perform research on UAVs in an indoor environment and at a more affordable cost. Currently, the most advanced indoor UAV research lab in the USA and Switzerland are using camera-based motion capture systems. Unfortunately, those systems cost tens of thousands of dollars, require calibration, and are not very portable. I think the lack of availability […]

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Technidrone launches MAPKER, an UAV designed for professional cartography powered by Pixhawk

Technidrone launches MAPKER, an UAV designed for professional cartography powered by Pixhawk

Technidrone, Spanish drone manufacturer company, has put on the market MAPKER multicopter, the first compact drone of high autonomy for photogrammetric applications. This equipment has been designed to cover the needs of drones of this type and size, since the current equipments does not usually exceed 20 minutes of autonomy. The Mapker has an autonomy of 55 minutes, surpassing the existing options in the market. This autonomy has been possible […]

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