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Matternet Raises $16 Million Led by Boeing HorizonX Ventures

Matternet today announced it has raised $16 million in Series A funding led by Boeing HorizonX Ventures, with participation from Swiss Post, Sony Innovation Fund and Levitate Capital. Matternet will utilize the funds to expand U.S. and global operations in urban environments. Matternet’s strategic partnership with Boeing and financing round builds on the company’s strong […]

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Ardupilot dominates 16th AUVSI student competition at Patuxent River NAS

Nine of the top ten platforms at the 2018 AUVSI sUAS student competition were flying Ardupilot firmware. The number nine slot was taken by a custom Linux system on an odroid SBC. The competition is held at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station (NAS) Webster Field in St. Mary’s County, Maryland. This is the site of the […]

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Team Dedrone Wins First Prize at ‘Game of Drones’ Competition

Dedrone, the market and technology leader in airspace security, announced that its team of Echodyne Corporation, Squarehead Technologies and Battelle, won first place at ThunderDrone’s “Game of Drones” outdoor demonstration at Nellis Air Force Base and AFWERX enclave, June 18-20. Hosted by AFWERX, Team Dedrone bested five other teams in the last of three ThunderDrone rapid […]

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GA-ASI to Fly First Transatlantic Flight of a MALE RPA

On July 10-11, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) plans to make the first-ever trans-Atlantic flight of a Medium-altitude, Long-endurance (MALE) Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). GA-ASI’s company-owned MQ-9B SkyGuardian RPA is scheduled to fly from the company’s Flight Test and Training Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA, to Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford in Gloucestershire, UK. The […]

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Wingtra and SITECH partner to supply VTOL drones in Louisiana

Wingtra, the Swiss drone company that manufactures the VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) drone WingtraOne, has signed a reseller agreement with SITECH Louisiana, an authorised Trimble distribution partner in Louisiana. “We thoroughly evaluated all the popular professional surveying drones but only the WingtraOne offers the high data accuracy and usability that our customers request” – […]

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