AeroVironment Wins U.S. Army Contract Valued at Up to $55 Million for Radio Frequency Modifications to Raven® B Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Potential contract options total as much as $55 million; initial base delivery order is $862,488 Hand-launched AeroVironment Raven is the most widely used military unmanned aircraft system in the world SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 13, 2019 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, announced the U.S. […] Potential contract options total as much as $55 million; initial base delivery order is $862,488 Hand-launched AeroVironment Raven is the most widely used military unmanned aircraft system in the world SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 13, 2019 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, announced the U.S. Read More

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XPONENTIAL 2020: Conference Event will Focus on Drones for First Responders

The world’s largest drone-industry event is teaming up with a major public-safety non-profit to create a new conference event that may literally save lives. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International and the Airborne International Response Team announced this week an inaugural co-located program designed to unite and educate first responders operating in the drone […] The post XPONENTIAL 2020: Conference Event will Focus on Drones for First Responders appeared first on DRONELIFE. The world’s largest drone-industry event is teaming up with a major public-safety non-profit to create a new conference event that may literally save lives. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International and the Airborne International Response Team announced this week an inaugural co-located program designed to unite and educate first responders operating in the drone The post XPONENTIAL 2020: Conference Event will Focus on Drones for First Responders appeared first on DRONELIFE. Read More

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Pix4D Climate Contest

Photogrammetry software company Pix4D has launched its first ever Climate Contest. People from around the world are invited to submit a project which uses mapping to investigate or mitigate the climate crisis for the chance to win up to a $3,000 USD cash prize and access to Pix4D software. From tracking melting glaciers in rural Kyrgyzstan, to counting the cost of storm damaged crops in Puerto Rico, to mapping chimpanzee nests in Tanzania, Pix4D software and #dronesforgood is already helping scientists and citizens prepare to meet the climate crisis. The Pix4D Climate Contest offers changemakers support to get their project off the ground. The Pix4D Climate Contest is now open and is accepting entries until December 13, 2019. Winners will be announced by email in January 2020. Climate change is a global problem, so entries are open worldwide. Any individual, group, business, school or organization can enter and projects don’t need to have started to be considered. The judging panel includes Pix4D GIS-experts, environmental activists and a representative from Swiss Youth for Climate. As well as a cash prize and access to Pix4D software, winners will receive personalised technical support and have their projects featured on pix4d.com. For more information and to enter, click here.     The post Pix4D Climate Contest appeared first on RotorDrone. Photogrammetry software company Pix4D has launched its first ever Climate Contest. People from around the world are invited to submit a project which uses mapping to investigate or mitigate the climate crisis for the

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Drone Mapping Platform DroneDeploy Scores $35 Million Funding Round

While media articles proclaiming the death of the drone industry get a lot of play, investment in the industry is still going strong.   As evidence, enterprise mapping platform DroneDeploy has announced a $35 million Series D funding round. It’s true that venture capital firms are throwing fewer small amounts at drone startups just to […] The post Drone Mapping Platform DroneDeploy Scores $35 Million Funding Round appeared first on DRONELIFE. While media articles proclaiming the death of the drone industry get a lot of play, investment in the industry is still going strong.   As evidence, enterprise mapping platform DroneDeploy has announced a $35 million Series D funding round. It’s true that venture capital firms are throwing fewer small amounts at drone startups just to The post Drone Mapping Platform DroneDeploy Scores $35 Million Funding Round appeared first on DRONELIFE. Read More

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Flyability’s Patrick Thévoz on Indoor vs. Outdoor Drones

Flyability is the Swiss company with a unique and powerful solution for indoor inspections – and at London’s Commercial UAV Show this morning, CEO and co-founder Patrick Thévoz explained why indoor drone programs have a high return on investment – along with lower risks. The Flyability Elios series is eminently recognizable.  It’s a unique product […] The post Flyability’s Patrick Thévoz on Indoor vs. Outdoor Drones appeared first on DRONELIFE. Flyability is the Swiss company with a unique and powerful solution for indoor inspections – and at London’s Commercial UAV Show this morning, CEO and co-founder Patrick Thévoz explained why indoor drone programs have a high return on investment – along with lower risks. The Flyability Elios series is eminently recognizable.  It’s a unique product The post Flyability’s Patrick Thévoz on Indoor vs. Outdoor Drones appeared first on DRONELIFE. Read More

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