Author: Miriam McNabb

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Using Drones to Combat the Deadliest Animal on the Planet: the Mosquito

According to a now famous blog post by Bill Gates, mosquitoes are by far the deadliest animal on the planet in terms of the number of human lives that they claim through disease: The worst is malaria, which kills more than 600,000 people every year; another 200 million cases incapacitate people for days at a…
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Fortem’s New Radar Solution Provides an End-to-End Counter Drone Solution

image courtesy Fortem Technologies Counter drone technology is one of the biggest sectors in the drone industry these days.  Sophisticated and easy to use drone identification and mitigation systems are critical to increasing commercial adoption of drone technology.  These systems don’t just keep unwanted drones out – they allow legitimate missions to happen safely, and…
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Airspace Link: A New Player in UTM Solutions Raises $4 Million

Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) solutions are a fast growing sector in the drone industry right now – as evidenced by new funding for Airspace Link.  An announcement on TechCrunch says that the Detroit-based startup has just won an additional $4 million on top of initial seed funding to bring their services to market, having already…
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Why the Whole World Should Watch the African Drone Forum Next Month

  image courtesy African Drone Forum The African Drone Forum: February 5 – 7, 2020.   Register here!  The commercial drone industry has developed rapidly over the last five years: and governments, humanitarian organizations and enterprise companies all over the world are working to best utilize the technology to help communities and grow economies.  One…
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DRONELIFE Exclusive: AMA’s Tyler Dobbs on RID and Recreational Drones, “No Viable Options”

Photo by Jo Théophile from Pexels The FAA’s proposal for Remote ID for drones appears problematic for the recreational drone community.  Tyler Dobbs, the AMA‘s Director of Government Affairs, says the proposal leaves “no viable options” for hobby flyers.  Dobbs says that without changes, the current proposal will not only force law abiding flyers out…
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Another Win for Altitude Angel: Unmanned Traffic Management to be Deployed in Norway

As the need for Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) frameworks to be implemented becomes clear, UTM providers are competing to provide the base technology to governments around the world.  The race isn’t all about the individual contracts: it’s also about the opportunity to demonstrate a methodology that will work – and scale – for other areas.…
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Flyability and Pix4D: Drone Companies Partner to Bring Indoor Inspections to the Next Level

“3D modeling brings tremendous value to inspection professionals on multiple fronts,” says Flyability’s Marc Gandillon.  “First of all, when looking at a defect using remote visual inspection technology, the information you get on the video stream is flat. You can easily spot cracks, corrosion, or other visually-featured defects. However, sometimes, this is not sufficient and depth perception…
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2020 Drone Industry Predictions: Experts Weigh In – and Disagree

2019 was a year of change and progress for the drone industry.  What comes next – more consolidation and an industry slow down, or more exciting innovation and industry expansion?  We asked some of the industry’s leading voices for their 2020 predictions. DRONELIFE asked participants to comment on 3 important questions- and the variety of…
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BREAKING NEWS: FAA Announces Proposal – Remote ID for Drones

After several delays, the FAA has announced the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for Remote ID for drones. Remote identification of drones, and connection of that identification with the operator of the drone, is considered a key component of an unmanned traffic management (UTM) system and enforcing drone rules.  The rule has been delayed several…
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This Company is Proving Drones and Manned Aircraft Can Be an Excellent Team

While most of the bad publicity around “rogue drones” comes from a perceived (and sometimes real) danger of interference between unmanned and manned aircraft, French company Donecle is proving that the manned aircraft industry can benefit from drone technology too. We first saw a demonstration of airplane inspections by drones at the 2018 DJI Airworks…
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