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Airbus, MBDA team for remote carriers – Unmanned Vehicles

Airbus and MBDA have teamed up to develop demonstrators for remote carriers as part of the Future Combat Air System programme. Remote carriers are UAS which will be designed to reduce the risks for manned aircraft in high risk environments by taking over specific air operation roles, providing new air warfare capabilities. MBDA will focus…
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Open Tech for Global Reforestation

We are the Dronecoria team, and we believe technology can help to fight the climate crisis. One of the most effective ways to mitigate climate change and restore the health of our ecosystems is reforestation. To speed up this process we invented Dronecoria; an open source set of tools for large scale, low cost reforestation. And we…
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When to Retire LiPo Battery? Check Internal Resistance

We previously discussed how to dispose LiPo batteries, in this article we will talk about how to determine when to throw them out. Apart from physical damages, the most important factor is internal resistance (IR), which indicates the health and performance of the LiPo battery. If you are lucky enough not to break your LiPo…
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Coming soon: HGLRC Veyron 3″ Cinewhoop

Like most CineWhoops, the HGLRC Veyron is also build on a 3 inch frame with large ducted blade protectors. This design approach allows you to capture super smooth cinematic footage. Another advantage of the Whoop protectors is that you can fly around people relatively safely. HGLRC announced the Veyron 3″ with two power options. While…
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Police Use Drone to Save Blind Man in Connecticut Forest

This is a stunning drones for good story – yet another example of drones saving lives.  Drones are undeniably an incomparable tool for search and rescue missions.  Not only can they cover maximum area quickly, when equipped with thermal imaging payloads drones can continue a search through the nighttime hours. In this latest example, a 62…
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Apple lobbying efforts on Washington aided by drone expert Lisa Ellman

Longtime aviation expert Lisa Ellman has been tapped by Apple for their aviation-focused lobbying efforts. That’s according to a report from Bloomberg, which stated that Apple retained Ellman — who leads the Unmanned Aircraft Systems practice at law firm Hogan Lovells— to conduct the Apple lobbying efforts. According to a December 2019 filing, Ellman has been…
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RAN to roll out unmanned MCM capability – Unmanned Vehicles

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is introducing deployable mine counter-measures (MCM) capabilities under Project Sea 1778. Under Project 1778 Phase 1, Australian Mine Warfare Team 16 (MWT 16) will take up the role of operating a suite of AUVs, USVs, expendable mine neutralisation systems and MCM support craft. The first equipment to be rolled out…
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Introduction to 3″ Ultra-light Micro Quad (Toothpicks)

This article lists the popular components and setups for 3″ toothpick micro drones, pre-built models, and tips that improve performance and experience. For 2.5″ toothpicks, check out this guide. 3″ is better than 2.5″ in terms of efficiency and power due to increase in disk area (prop size). Disk area is the physical load you…
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Parrot Wins Swiss Army Micro-Drone Contract

French drone manufacturer Parrot has been selected by the Swiss Armed Forces to develop and supply micro-drones as part of the Swiss Mini UAV Program (Swiss MUAS). Parrot successfully won the contract against several commercial UAV suppliers. Last year, the French manufacturer was chosen by the DoD for the U.S Army’s Recon Drone Program, in…
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Denver gets another drone boost as Flyability opens first US office

If you’re looking for a career in drones, Denver may be the spot to relocate. On the heels of news that Pix4D would open an office in downtown Denver, Colorado, yet another drone company is opening there. Flyability opened its first U.S. office this year. And you guessed it — it’s in Denver. Flyability is…
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