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UPS Drone Delivers First-ever Prescriptions to Customers’ Homes

Source: UPS UPS and CVS have delivered drone history that could literally be just what the doctor ordered. The carrier giant’s aerial subsidiary UPS Flight Forward partnered with drug-store chain CVS to complete the first-ever American commercial drone delivery of a prescription to a customer’s home – a mission both companies say will be the…
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Interview: Skydio CEO Adam Bry on Autonomy, Scaling Up & Taking on DJI

Last month, California startup Skydio launched a new drone for the consumer market: Skydio 2. Then came a docking station that looks set to propel the same aircraft onto worksites around the country. The first impression is that Skydio 2 is a drone that could provide serious competition to DJI‘s market dominance. It’s lighter, smarter,…
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DJI’s New Mavic Mini is So Small You Don’t Have to Register It

DJI’s latest drone has arrived. As we revealed earlier this week, it’s called the Mavic Mini. As the name suggests, the Mavic Mini is tiny. It weighs just 249 grams and has very deliberately been designed to squeeze under the registration weight threshold put in place by aviation bodies around the world, including the FAA.…
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BREAKING NEWS: This New Drone Bill Would Make the Airspace Over People’s Homes Private Property

A new proposal scheduled to be released from the office of Senator Lee (R-Utah) tomorrow would put the airspace up to 200 feet in altitude over private property under the control of the property owner  – and would restrict the FAA’s right to regulate airspace below 200 feet in altitude, making any zoning or regulatory…
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The New DJI Mavic Mini is Coming

Rumors are circulating around a new DJI product launch set for the end of the month. We don’t know when it will be, but according to documents filed by DJI with the FCC, a new drone is coming: the Mavic Mini. Things have been pretty quiet from DJI since the launch of the Mavic 2…
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ANRA Announces Strategic Partnership with everis ADS to Deliver UTM Solutions

Leading unmanned traffic management (UTM) firm ANRA Technologies has announced a strategic partnership with everis ADS, the Aerospace and Defense division of the everis global group, a technology and operations consulting firm with more than 24,000 employees worldwide and more than 1 billion euro in revenues. The partnership should expand ANRA’s reach dramatically, and help…
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The Future of Air Traffic Management: Safely Sharing the Skies with Drones

NASA’s UTM project conducts research to make it possible for sUAS to safely access low-altitude airspace beyond visual line of sight. The proposed UTM system currently under development and testing by NASA, in collaboration with many industry participants, is an excellent example of such a potential workflow infrastructure. The design philosophy incorporates lessons learned from air…
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What Would it Take to Challenge DJI’s Dominance in the Drone Market?

U.S. Army photo by Angie DePuydt An In-Depth Conversation with Leaders of the Drone Open Source Community Monday, CNN reported that Ellen Lord, the U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, told reporters that the department was seeking investors to develop U.S. manufactured drones so that the military would not be reliant upon Chinese-manufactured DJI…
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DRONELIFE Exlusive: A Frank Talk With DJI on Security Concerns – and Cape Explains Their Move to Skydio

image courtesy Cape.com Drone news headlines have been dramatic lately, as news outlets pick up the story that current versions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) contain a section prohibiting the purchase of drones made by companies based in “listed” countries – including China – may not be purchased by the military without a…
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Cape Ditches DJI for US-Made Skydio Drones Amid Security Concerns

image courtesy Cape.com Last spring, DRONELIFE had the opportunity to use the game-changing Cape platform for remote operations.  Cape‘s aerial telepresence platform changes the definition of pilot and commander, allowing a subject matter expert to control the drone and gather the data they need in real-time, while a pilot on the ground  – and sophisticated…
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