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  • Drone Strategy 2.0: Creating a large-scale European drone market

    The European Drone Strategy 2.0, adopted today by the Commission, sets out a vision for the further development of the European drone market. It builds on the EU’s safety framework for operating and setting the technical requirements of drones, which is the world’s most advanced. The new Strategy lays out how Europe can pursue large-scale commercial drone operations while

  • Department 13 Blackbird

    On duty 24/7, the fully-autonomous Blackbird drone, from leading technology partner Nightingale Security, is one of the highest calibre and smartest security and inspection drones available around the world and has been customised to seamlessly integrate with Department 13’s operating systems. Flying scheduled patrols day and night, in rain, snow and dust storms, the Blackbird surveillance

  • uAvionix Awarded FAA contract to Implement and demonstrate C-Band Frequency Assignment Manager (FAM) with Multiple UAS Operations

    uAvionix today announced it has won a contract from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for multiple end-to-end demonstrations of a Frequency Assignment Manager (FAM) as a component of the uAvionix SkyLine™ Command and Control Communications Service Provider (C2CSP) management platform. This large-scale demonstration will enable a Frequency Management Organization (FMO) operating the SkyLine Platform to dynamically assign

  • Rafael’s drone dome recommended by US Department of Defense

    The U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Joint Counter-small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office (JCO) named and recommended for C-sUAS As A Service (CaaS) the DRONE DOME system, provided via Rafael Systems Global Sustainment (RSGS), earlier this month. This is following a series of demonstrations of the system completed at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, in April of this

  • DJI Achieves Encryption Recognition from U.S Department of Commerce

    DJI Core Crypto Engine passes Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) to receive Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today reinforces its commitment to customer data and privacy with the validation of the DJI Core Crypto Engine. The engine is a firmware hybrid cryptographic module

      • New DJI Mavic 3M is world’s smallest 4-band multispectral drone camera 

        This time of year tends to be all about the new consumer products, as people seek out gifts to put under the trees of their loved ones. Few people are asking for a big, enterprise drone for Christmas. But if you are, Santa DJI delivered with a new version of its Mavic drone designed with The post New DJI Mavic 3M is world’s smallest 4-band multispectral drone camera  appeared first on The Drone Girl.

      • 2022 Cyber Monday drone deals: a grand finale for holiday sales

        The Black Friday deals started earlier than ever today, with brands like Autel and Skydio announcing huge discounts on their drones within the first couple weeks of November. But the deals have deadlines. And for many of the best drone discounts, they end with Cyber Monday. Today is the last day to get in on The post 2022 Cyber Monday drone deals: a grand finale for holiday sales appeared first on The Drone Girl.

      • 2022 Black Friday drone deals: even more deals newly announced today

        Today is the day — perhaps the happiest shopping day on earth. You don’t even head to the mall to make it happen. While we’ve seen early deals announced — some even weeks ago — there are fresh deals that we only just fond out about today. So if you’re on the hunt for a The post 2022 Black Friday drone deals: even more deals newly announced today appeared first on The Drone Girl.

      • Black Friday 2022 drone deals: the ultimate guide

        Tomorrow is the big day — the kickoff of the holiday shopping season. And if you’re in the market for discounts on drones, you’re in luck: the Black Friday 2022 drone deals are abundant this year. And happily, many of the Black Friday 2022 drone deals have been announced early, allowing you to get an The post Black Friday 2022 drone deals: the ultimate guide appeared first on The Drone Girl.

      • Watch Italian astronaut Roberto Vittori pilot a Skypersonicdrone set for the Mars Mission

        Drones are primarily thought of as flying in the sky, where they’re far enough over our heads to avoid objects but low enough to still see them. Occasionally, chatter of underwater drones comes up. But drones in space are becoming a hot topic these days. And space explorers like Italian astronaut Roberto Vittori are getting The post Watch Italian astronaut Roberto Vittori pilot a Skypersonicdrone set for the Mars Mission appeared first on The Drone Girl.

      • Bonus: AskDroneU Special Thanksgiving Episode

        Join us today for a special Thanksgiving Episode where we talk about things we are greatful for and also discuss upcoming Black Friday deals and things you can focus on purchase at deal prices. Today's episode is brought to you by Drone U Black Friday Sale. We are offering a huge discount on our membership including the limited time 'lifetime' membership giving a savings of around $2000. In this episode Rob and Paul talk about the many things they are grateful for and how these have had a positive impact in their personal and professional life. We would like to thank our customers, leadership, team and the business community for the many wonderful memories they have provided over the many years. We also talk about Black Friday deals and how this is possibly the best time to purchase those drones and drone accessories that can add a significant edge to your business. Visit Drone U Black Friday deals for all the best drone deals. Drone U wishes its listeners a Happy Thanksgiving !! Get Your Biggest and Most Common Drone Certificate Questions Answered by Downloading this FREE Part 107 PDF Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad! Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/. If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you’re there, leave us a 5-star review, if you’re inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832. Become a Drone U Member. Access to over 30 courses, great resources, and our incredible community. Timestamps [01:58] The things Paul is grateful for [03:35] Rob shares his experience from running multiple business and why Rob enjoys his work at Drone U [04:48] Paul and Rob talk about the business community in Colorado [06:25] Rob and Paul express their thanks to all our customers, leaders, instructors and team who work at Drone U [09:03] How to make the best of Black Friday, Cyber Monday deals this years

      • ADU 01284: Is Phantom 4 v2 still the go-to drone for all things concerning mapping?

        Should pilots opt for the Phantom 4 v2 drone for mapping projects or does the Mavic provide a robust offering for mapping? Today's episode is brought to you by PROPS programs. Props is Drone U's exclusive offering to give organizations the ability to distribute UAV training to pilots effectively and efficiently. PROPS allows the leader of a drone program, to assign the appropriate courses according to your program's needs and timeframes. And perhaps more importantly, it allows you as the program leader to monitor the progress of each pilot within one convenient platform. Our PROPS program has a special course on a host of domains including mapping, public safety and our exclusive Don't Crash courses. On Today's show we discuss if the Phantom 4 V2 drone is still the go-to drone for mapping projects or do pilots have the option of using the Mavic line of drones for conducting mapping projects? Our question for today is from first time caller, Brenden, who would like to know if the Phantom 4 V2 is a viable drone that pilots can use for mapping projects. Thanks for asking, Brenden !! We start off our response by mentioning the features of the Phantom 4 and why we consider still to be the best drone for conducting mapping missions. We also look into features offered by the Mavic and areas that DJI can explore to further enhance the use of the Mavic in mapping projects. We also discuss all about the mapping drones available in the market today and how companies like DJI are positioning their drones for the industry. We also talk about upcoming courses covering newer mapping drones that Drone U intends to launch in the coming year. If you would like to know more about mapping visit our Mapping Software page that provides all the details about mapping and mapping software. Tune in today!! Get Your Biggest and Most Common Drone Certificate Questions Answered by Downloading this FREE Part 107 PDF Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad! Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/. If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you’re there, leave us a 5-star review, if you’re inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832. Become a Drone U Member. Access to over 30 courses, great resources, and our incredible community. Follow Us Site – https://thedroneu.com/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/droneu Instagram – https://instagram.com/thedroneu/ Twitter – https://twitter.com/thedroneu YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/droneu Timestamps: [00:50] Today's show is all about next generation of mapping drones [04:460] Listen to today's question [05:42] This DJI model is most equipped to perform mapping missions [06:07] Mavic 3 Enterprise and its mapping capability [08:40] Upcoming new courses at Drone U for new drones [10:55] Other developments in the mapping industry [12:00] Industry leader thoughts on new trends in the mapping world [12:52] Learn more about mapping [13:25] The state of today's mapping industry and what next with models/software

      • ADU 01283: How do FPV pilots get away with flying BVLOS?

        Do FPV pilots fly in violation of BVLOS? Are there ways to fly BVLOS? Today's episode is brought to you by PROPS programs. Props is Drone U's exclusive offering to give organizations the ability to distribute UAV training to pilots effectively and efficiently. PROPS allows the leader of a drone program, to assign the appropriate courses according to your program's needs and timeframes. And perhaps more importantly, it allows you as the program leader to monitor the progress of each pilot within one convenient platform. Our PROPS program has a special course on a host of domains including mapping, public safety and our exclusive Don't Crash courses. On Today's show we discuss how FPV pilots seem to fly BVLOS and if they violate FAA mandate in doing so? Our question for today is from Tom, who would like to how FPV pilots get away from flying BVLOS. Thank you for the question Tom, we discuss FAA mandate on BVLOS and how pilots can seem to be flying BVLOS but maintaining compliance to FAA mandates. We also discuss how we flew the Isotopes video and talk about how we went about shooting for the video to stay in compliance with BVLOS mandate. We also discuss how pilots can seek waivers/authorizations to fly beyond visual line of sight and the importance of having a VO for flights. Tune in today!! Get Your Biggest and Most Common Drone Certificate Questions Answered by Downloading this FREE Part 107 PDF Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad! Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/. If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you’re there, leave us a 5-star review, if you’re inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832. Become a Drone U Member. Access to over 30 courses, great resources, and our incredible community. Follow Us Site – https://thedroneu.com/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/droneu Instagram – https://instagram.com/thedroneu/ Twitter – https://twitter.com/thedroneu YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/droneu Timestamps: [01:03] Today's show is brought to you by PROPS. Learn more about PROPS. [02:06] Question for today's show on how FPV pilots get away with BVLOS flights [03:15] What does FAA mandate about LOS flights [03:46] How did Drone U manage a flight while staying compliant [04:35] Can pilot get authorisations/waivers for bvlos flights [07:13] Can flights be monitored by RemoteID compliance? [17:57] The importance of having a VO for flights

      • ADU 01282: Best georeferencing system for your money and how to get started?

        Do Drone U's mapping classes cover acquiring GCPs? What are the best software that pilots can use and the advantages? Today's episode is brought to you by Drone U courses. With over 41 courses covering range of topics, from business growth, safe flying to wedding videography, Drone U courses have been tailored to give you the best value for your membership. Know more about Drone U courses and how our membership can give you access to all courses. Today's show is regarding effective mapping and how pilots can scale their knowledge in planning and executing mapping missions. Our question for today is from Brandon, who would like to know if Drone U's mapping classes cover GCP acquisition and what are some of the georefencing systems that pilots can use. Thank you for the question Brandon. We start our show with a brief overview of Drone U's mapping classes and the curriculum that we cover. We then address Brandon's second part of today's question on using Aeropoints and the advantages in using aeropoints. We also discuss upcoming additions to our in-person mapping classes and what we cover in our mapping classes including details of format, topics and the knowledge and benefits that can be acquired through the classes. Tune in today!! Get Your Biggest and Most Common Drone Certificate Questions Answered by Downloading this FREE Part 107 PDF Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad! Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/. If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you’re there, leave us a 5-star review, if you’re inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832. Become a Drone U Member. Access to over 30 courses, great resources, and our incredible community. Follow Us Site – https://thedroneu.com/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/droneu Instagram – https://instagram.com/thedroneu/ Twitter – https://twitter.com/thedroneu YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/droneu Timestamps: [01:40] Today's question on training for acquiring GCPs in Drone U's mapping classes and recommendations on mapping software [04:20] Paul explains going over the acquiring details in Drone U's mapping class [05:08] Using aeropoints and the benefits associated therein [06:14] New additions to Drone U's mapping class content - Aeropoints and other details on acquisition and advantages [12:10] What do we cover in the in-person mapping classes?

      • ADU 01281: What are the features in the new Mavic models?

        Do newer Mavic models hold an advantage over the Mavic 3? What are the new features of the different Mavic 3 models? Today's episode is brought to you by Drone U courses. With over 41 courses covering range of topics, from business growth, safe flying to wedding videography, Drone U courses have been tailored to give you the best value for your membership. Know more about Drone U courses and how our membership can give you access to all courses. Today's show is regarding the newly launched models of Mavic 3, the Mavic 3 Enterprise and the Mavic 3 Enterprise Thermal, and what features they have to offer and if they are worth the cost. Our question for the show is from Tom, who would like to know the differences in these models and if it's worth purchasing one and what missions can be flown using the Mavic models. On today's show we first discuss about the features of each of the models and how the models differ from the Mavic 3. We also discuss camera features of the Mavic and if the drones can be deployed for mapping missions. In addition, we also discuss if the new and additional features makes sense to pilots buying these drones and how the features can aid pilots in drone missions. Lastly, we also discuss about what the future hold for Mavic drones and if they will match the position of the Phantoms. On a side discussion, tune in to listen Rob and Paul discuss about EV cars, different models and if the cars add value to the automobile market. Tune in today!! Get Your Biggest and Most Common Drone Certificate Questions Answered by Downloading this FREE Part 107 PDF Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad! Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/. If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you’re there, leave us a 5-star review, if you’re inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832. Become a Drone U Member. Access to over 30 courses, great resources, and our incredible community. Follow Us Site – https://thedroneu.com/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/droneu Instagram – https://instagram.com/thedroneu/ Twitter – https://twitter.com/thedroneu YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/droneu Timestamps: [02:08] Today's question on the Mavic 3 and our thoughts on this new drone [02:18] The differences between the Mavic 3 Enterprise and the Mavic 3 Enterprise Thermal [03:20] Does the Mavic 3 come with a mechanical shutter and can a Mavic 3 be used for mapping? [05:30] Are the additional features on the M3 ET worth it? [08:33] What does the future hold for the Mavic series of drones? [12:44] Final word on what potential the Mavic models hold for pilots [13:44] Rob and Paul continue the podcast with a discussion on Electric cars

        • Highlander Partners Acquires C-UAS Leader Liteye Systems

          Highlander Partners Acquires C-UAS Leader Liteye Systems by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Leading private investment firm Highlander Partners, L.P. recently announced its acquisition of multi-mission defense company Liteye Systems, a developer of C-UAS (Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems). Continue reading below, or listen: DroneLife · Highlander – Acquires – Liteye – CUAS Designed to The post Highlander Partners Acquires C-UAS Leader Liteye Systems appeared first on DRONELIFE.

        • Volatus to Acquire Empire Drones, Expand in U.S. Market

          Volatus Aerospace Acquires Empire Drone Company LLC. by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Volatus is on a major growth and acquisition run.  This week,  Volatus Aerospace announced its signing of an arm’s length definitive agreement to acquire unmanned aerial systems company Empire Drone. Continue reading below, or listen: DroneLife · Volatus – To – The post Volatus to Acquire Empire Drones, Expand in U.S. Market appeared first on DRONELIFE.

        • ConnexiCore on Dawn of Drones, November 30! Diverse Drone Missions

          Don’t miss ConnexiCore on Dawn of Drones, Wednesday November 30 at 11:00 AM EST! Stream below: Join Dawn and special guest Frank Segarra, CEO of ConnexiCore as we continue “Global Industry Leaders” month, sponsored by MissionGO. ConnexiCore’s UAV and software technology experience are unmatched in diverse industries and locations across the United States and Canada. The post ConnexiCore on Dawn of Drones, November 30! Diverse Drone Missions appeared first on DRONELIFE.

        • FAA Signs Draft NPRM to Add eVTOLs to Categories of Air Carrier Operations

          Commercial eVTOL operations are moving forward, and the FAA has signed a draft NPRM that will establish a framework for eVTOL and air mobility regulations. Continue reading below, or listen: DroneLife · FAA – Signs – Draft – NPRM – To – Add – EVTOL – To – Air – Carrier – Definitions The proposed The post FAA Signs Draft NPRM to Add eVTOLs to Categories of Air Carrier Operations appeared first on DRONELIFE.

        • Pacific Group Bets on Urban Air Mobility in Vietnam, Pre-Orders SkyDrive’s Passenger eVTOL

          SkyDrive Receives Pre-Order of up to 100 Flying Vehicles from Pacific Group Renewable energy investment group Pacific Group Co Ltd is making a bet on urban air mobility in Vietnam, signing an MoU with Japanese eVTOL manufacturer SkyDrive Inc. Continue reading below, or listen: DroneLife · Urban – Air – Mobility – In – Vietnam – The post Pacific Group Bets on Urban Air Mobility in Vietnam, Pre-Orders SkyDrive’s Passenger eVTOL appeared first on DRONELIFE.

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