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UP42, GLOBHE sign partnership

UP42 and GLOBHE have announced their partnership to make high-quality drone data available through UP42. GLOBHE relies on 9500+ local professional drone operators in 142 countries and is the sole drone marketplace platform to support automated data collection at a global scale for sustainable infrastructure, environmental and humanitarian purposes.

Remotely fly X10 drone from a browser

Skydio Remote Flight Deck, a new offering that enables remote flight for Skydio X10 drones via a browser, anywhere over a cellular network. The solution offers a seamless handoff of flight control between local and remote pilots, allowing for fluid operations and uninterrupted situational awareness through live streaming. For the first time, operators can launch or control drones within their organization from virtually any location outdoors or indoors.

CHC Navigation introduces the AlphaAir 10

CHC Navigation has introduced the AlphaAir 10 (AA10), an innovative airborne mapping system that seamlessly integrates high-precision LiDAR technology, accurate GNSS positioning, IMU orientation, and an industrialgrade full-frame orthophoto camera.

The AA10 features a lightweight, compact design and effortless compatibility with a wide range of UAV platforms. It can detect up to 8 target echoes utilizing advanced multi-target capabilities, greatly enhancing its ability to penetrate dense vegetation and acquire precise ground surfaces.

DroneShield launches of SensorFusionAI

SensorFusionAI (SFAI), a sensor-agnostic, 3D data fusion engine for complex environments. DroneShield has developed a true AI-based sensorfusion engine, initially for its own DroneSentry-C2 command-and-control system, including all common drone detection modalities (RF, radar, acoustics, camera). This separation enables third party C2 manufacturers (including primes) to add SFAI to their C2 systems, on a subscription basis (SaaS), thus improving the performance.

The FAA authorizes Phoenix Air Unmanned to operate BVLOS

The FAA authorized Phoenix Air Unmanned to operate SwissDrones SVO 50 V2 drones beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS)for aerial work, aerial photography, survey and powerline and pipeline patrol and inspection. The FAA issued the approval after asking for public input on four BVLOS requests, including from Phoenix Air Unmanned. The agency is reviewing the other three requests. Data collected from these operations will inform the FAA’s ongoing policy and rulemaking activities.

The FAA is focused on developing standard rules to make BVLOS operations routine, scalable and economically viable. The agency chartered the Beyond Visual Line of Sight Aviation Rulemaking Committee on June 9, 2021 to provide safety recommendations to the FAA.

Vigilant Aerospace to develop Detect-and-Avoid System

Vigilant Aerospace Systems, Inc., has been awarded a contract by the US Air Force to develop a detect-and-avoid system for the Air Force’s new long-endurance drone. The objective of the project is to “integrate a mature detect and avoid capability on an existing long-endurance, Group V UAS platform for increased aircraft and pilot-in-the-loop operational awareness that leverages new and evolving C-SWaP sensors and sensor fusion software.” The project is sponsored by the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) and is an SBIR Phase II project through the SBIR program. The program seeks to bring dual-use technologies, which can help both civilian and military users, into the military, with a focus on high-impact, near-term implementations.

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