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Insitu™ announces high accuracy photogrammetry payload

Insitu has announced the successful integration of a 50-megapixel camera into its ScanEagle™ Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for delivering High Accuracy Photogrammetric (HAP) aerial imagery. The HAP-equipped ScanEagle remotely surveys broad areas quickly, accurately, and safely — due to ScanEagle’s proven Beyond Visual Line of Sight performance and Insitu’s specialized direct georeferencing system, combined with the accuracy of the carefully selected, purpose-built 50-megapixel aerial camera.

China launches recordbreaking drone swarm

China has launched a record-breaking swarm of 119 fi xed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles, authorities said on Sunday. The feat broke the previous record of a swarm of 67 drones, the China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) said.

The 119 drones performed catapultassisted take-offs and formations in the sky. According to the CETC, “swarm intelligence” is regarded as the core of artifi cial intelligence of unmanned systems and the future of intelligent unmanned systems.

Zhao Yanjie, an engineer with CETC, said that since drones were invented in 1917, intelligent swarms have become a disruptive force to “change rules of the game”. http://timesofi

Frontier Precision brings Microdrones UAV western U.S.

Frontier Precision has announced they are now offering Microdrones unmanned aerial mapping solutions. To accomplish this, Frontier Precision hired experienced UAS Specialist and certifi ed pilot, Jack Wilcox, who will focus strictly on getting users started with unmanned systems. Frontier Precision recently completed Microdrones’ mdAcademy training.

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