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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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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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Drones Harvest Grape Expectations for Wine Research

You may remember the late Orson Welles’ tagline from the 1970s Paul Masson commercials: “We will sell no wine before its time.” The sentiment makes compelling advertising copy but, as any vintner knows, the art of properly ageing wine can’t be bottled in a snappy catchphrase. Beyond soil quality and climate, proper temperature control can…
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Nothing Says I Love You Like a Valentines Day Discount from DJI (Ends Today!)

image DJI Too late for flowers?  Is your spouse on a diet and not into chocolate?   Guitar skills not quite up to serenading your sweetie? No problem – nothing says I love you like a drone for Valentine’s day –  or at least a cool camera to take all of the action sequences that you…
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French Drone Company Covers Democratic Debates

Courtesy: Elistair Last month’s Democratic presidential debate may have been divisive to many American voters, but one issue without debate is the crystal-clear aerial footage provided by drone company Elistair. During the Jan. 14 televised debate, the company’s tethered drone system provided 13 hours of live footage on CNN at Drake University in Iowa. With…
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Mr. Drone Goes to Washington: AUVSI Hosts Hill Day March 25

Courtesy: AUVSI The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International is urging drone enthusiasts, companies and groups to come to Washington D.C. next month for AUVSI Hill Day (Capitol Hill, that is). The event—March 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.—will educate lawmakers about “how unmanned technology is making a positive impact on local communities and economies…
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Commercial UAV Expo Wants You To Speak at Their Events in The US and Europe!

Have a story to tell about your use of drones or the technologies that make the applications better?  Commercial UAV Expo Americas and Commercial UAV Expo Europe just announce a call for speakers for their 2020 events.  Topics of interest include both vertical market segments (Agriculture,  Inspection, Mining, etc.) and/or  usage of technology (Big Data, …
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Nokia Tests Disaster Recovery Drone Network in Japan

Image courtesy: Nokia A Japanese city devastated by a tsunami nine years ago is teaming up with Nokia to save lives with a unique drone network. Sendai City tasked the telecommunications giant with developing a plan to deploy UAS to respond more effectively in the wake of earthquakes, tsunamis and other natural disasters. In 2011,…
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How a New York Drone Firm Harvests Crop-spraying Missions

Image courtesy: Empire Drone Company New York-based UAS firm Empire Drone Company has received a Part 137 certification from the FAA, paving the way for the company to launch crop-spraying missions. Crop-spraying via drone has emerged as a blossoming trend in precision agriculture over the last five years. Unmanned missions are more cost-effective, covering about…
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Hydrogen-fueled Drones Will Inspect U.S. Gas Pipeline

Public-safety drone consultancy Skyfire Consulting has announced a partnership with UAV company Doosan Mobility Innovation and hydrogen-fuel service provider ReadyH2 to tackle a pipeline-inspection project for an unnamed American company. Doosan will deploy a hydrogen-powered octocopter and use ReadyH2’s on-Public-safety drone consultancy Skyfire Consulting has announced a partnership with UAV company Doosan Mobility Innovation and hydrogen-fuel service provider ReadyH2 to tackle…
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