Parker LORD Microstrain Sensing debuted its new all-in-one navigation system this month, which includes onboard RTK and built-in dual antenna GNSS receivers. The advanced inertial navigation system includes: the 3DMGQ7-GNSS/INS, which can achieve centimeter-level position accuracy when paired with the company’s 3DMRTK modem and SensorCloud RTK corrections service. www.microstrain.com
Spanish elite units receive the first SEEKER RPAS units
A few days ago the Spanish Army and Navy received the first SEEKER Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS). SEEKER is the unmanned aircraft that will boost the intelligence-, surveillanceand reconnaissance-capabilities of the Spanish Army’s 6th Paratroopers Brigade and the Marine Infantry Protection Force, two elite forces that enjoy international renown and prestige. www.gmv.com
Indian Army signs a $20 million contract with ideaForge
The Indian Army has signed an approximately $20 million contract for undisclosed quantities of a high-altitude variant of ideaForge’s SWITCH UAV which will be delivered over a period of 1 year. ideaForge has been awarded this contract after it emerged as the only vendor that qualified the operational requirements in an evaluation done in real-world conditions, for a fast-track procurement. www.ideaforge.co.in
Skyfish has announced the formal launch of their advanced autonomous work drone platform. This includes work drones, Skyfish M4 and Skyfish M6, a long-lasting battery system and a unique ruggedized remote controller. Also, it has a partnership with Sony and supports the Sony Alpha series of A7 cameras including the Sony A7 iv, Sony A7 iii, Sony A7 ii, the Sony QX series, the Sony R10C, and others. www.skyfish.ai
American Robotics has became the first company approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate automated drones without human operators on-site. The company’s Scout System™ features advanced acoustic Detect-and-Avoid (DAA) technology that enables its drones to maintain a safe distance from other aircraft at all times. By developing a layered, redundant system of safety that includes proprietary technical and operational risk mitigations, American Robotics has proven that its drone-based aerial intelligence platform operates safely in the National Airspace System (NAS), even when it conducts flights Beyond-Visual-Lineof- Sight (BVLOS) of the operator.
This approval represents a significant inflection point in the commercial drone industry. www.american-robotics.com
senseFly launches eBee e-learning platform and operator certification program
senseFly has launched of its new e-learning platform and dedicated Certified senseFly Operator Program, developed to equip UAV operators with the knowledge and skills required to carry out drone missions more accurately, safely and efficiently.
Through the senseFly Academy platform, operators in all verticals – from surveying and GIS to agriculture and construction – can access a wide range of courses and modules as part of a self-paced training program. The platform guides users through the essential steps of drone mapping and usage, in addition to offering more indepth insights into managing project workflows and in-field and in-flight troubleshooting. www.senseFly.com