Airwayz announces a partnership with FlightOps. The integration between both the companies will allow drone operators to automate drone management and will be used for the first time during the second phase of the Israel National Drone Initiative (INDI2). This collaboration marks a significant step forward towards commercially viable U-Spaces. With advanced, automated drone management, a secure and reliable environment is ensured for drone operations. https://airwayz.co
Percepto raises $67M Series C
Percepto announced has a combined $67M Series C in equity and debt funding, led by Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT), alongside new investors Zimmer Partners and one of the largest U.S. energy companies. The round includes participation from existing investors U.S. Venture Partners, Delek US Holdings, Atento Capital, Spider Capital and Arkin Holdings, bringing the total investment in the company to more than $120 million.
Percepto recently received an unprecedented, nationwide Beyond Line of Sight (BVLOS) waiver from the FAA, allowing the company to provide any US critical infrastructure site with remotely-operated automated drones without the need for site specific approvals from the FAA. www.percepto.co
Draganfly Inc. announced the successful completion of critical training and demonstrations conducted in Ukraine. The training program involved Draganfly’s innovative Situational Assessment UAV technology, which was used to train personnel from the Main Department of the State of Emergency Services Cherkasy Region Ukraine, including the fire brigade and demining units.
The training provided to DSNS state emergency services personnel included the fire brigade, demining units, and local Rotary officials. This comprehensive training approach aims to equip participants with the necessary expertise to leverage Draganfly’s turnkey demining solution. www.draganfly.com
Naini Aerospace Engineering Limited (NAeL) and Garuda Aerospace (GA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the manufacturing of drones to contribute towards developing the farm sector.
The NAeL owned by a subsidiary of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited under the control of Manufacturing of Defense would be manufacturing drones with a payload of 25 kilograms, which would be also used by the farm community. The modified drone manufacturing will lead to ease the farm work.
VERSES AI Inc. a cognitive computing company specializing in the next generation of artificial intelligence, recently announced the successful completion of its Urban Air Mobility (UAM) demonstrations in Milan, Italy.
As part of Flying Forward 2020 (FF2020), a European Commission-funded special research and innovation project developing Urban Air Mobility infrastructure, and in collaboration with the Center for Advanced Technologies in Health and Well-being of the San Raffaele Hospital (OSR) which is the technological research unit that coordinates the activities of the FF2020 living lab in Milan, VERSES successfully deployed multiple autonomous drones to deliver medicines in the campus and monitor their perimeter against intruders. verses.io
Parallel Flight Technologies has announced a purchase agreement for 50 aircraft, with paid deposits, from UAV Systems Private Limited (UAVS), a drone and robotics solution provider based in India. In addition, Parallel Flight will provide ongoing maintenance, repair and overhaul support to UAV Systems and its end-user base for increased efficiency and uptime of all platforms. www.parallelflight.com
New software enables AI-powered bathymetric data processing
GeoAcoustics has released GS4 software v1.0.25 for GeoSwath bathymetric sonars, adding several upgrades including an artificial intelligence data processing system developed in collaboration with the University of East Anglia. It augments the existing automated filtering in the GS4 software by removing surplus and undesired data autonomously; during acquisition, the system is designed to log clean data, without any user intervention in the cleaning process, enabling better operational agility and decision support while cutting the time to final data in postprocessing. www.geoacoustics.com