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DroneDeploy support for DJI Mavic 3E

DroneDeploy Flight app now supports autonomous mapping missions on the new DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise (M3E), using the RC Pro Enterprise Smart Controller. This means that, for the first time, DroneDeploy can be installed directly on your smart controller. The Mavic 3 Enterprise’s high-resolution 20MP camera, support for network RTK, increased flight time and mechanical shutter make it the drone of choice for producing high-quality maps within DroneDeploy.

Automated Drones for Monitoring of Canadian Electric Power Stations

Percepto announced that Transport Canada has approved Ontario Power Generation(OPG) to operate Percepto’s drone in a box solution Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) at McConnell Lake Control Dam without a visual observer on site, a first in Canada.

A BVLOS Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) was issued for the Percepto Air Max autonomous drone-in-a-box, as provided by Rocky Mountain Unmanned Systems and their GM Kevin Toderal, to perform remote inspections in a pilot project starting this month.

TOPODRONE studies Israel floating solar farm

TOPODRONE used its synchronized lidar, airborne photogrammetry and bathymetric surveying methods to study a floating solar farm in Israel. This was completed upon request from the UAV service provider ERELIS, to help conduct a pilot project of reservoir surveying with a UAV for ETZ HADEKEL in northern Israel.

As the surface of the reservoir in Northern Israel is covered by solar panels, it is difficult to use standard methods of surveying from a boat. The goal of this study was to create 3D models, which can be used for high-precision assessments of sediment volumes, general monitoring of reservoir banks and visual monitoring.

Draganfly to manufacture and distribute drones in India

Draganfly Inc. has announced that Remote Sensing Instruments (“RSI has entered into a strategic agreement with Draganfly for the development of manufacturing, distribution, and sales of Draganfly products in India.

A core component of this agreement is to manufacture Draganfly drones in India under the AatmaNirbhar Bharat (Made in India) program.

DroneBase secures $55 million

DroneBase has secured $55 million in investment and rebranded as Zeitview. Led by Valor Equity Partners, an operational growth investment firm backing technology and technologyenabled companies, the round was followed by existing investors Union Square Ventures, Upfront Ventures, Euclidean Capital, Energy Transition Ventures, and Hearst Ventures.

The new funding will support the company’s AI-enabled software and global footprint in advanced inspection solutions.

Regulus Cyber launches Ring – next-gen UAS system

Regulus is launching the first fullyoperational, small-form-factor counter- UAS system using unique GNSS manipulation technology to defeat all UAS threats, including swarms, multidirection attacks, dark drones, manuallypiloted drones and 4G/5G drones.

In a timely development given the use of drones to attack tanks in the current conflict, this groundbreaking Ring system uses proprietary, combat-proven GNSS manipulation to take control of the drone and deflect, hold or crash it, or force it to land.

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