Major Drone Contract Paves the Future for Kespry

Drone-based aerial intelligence provider Kespry could soon be the leader in the aerial mining-inspection sector across the Southeast. The California-based company yesterday announced a contract with Midsouth Aggregates, part of North America’s largest aggregate materials producer, CRH. Midsouth will use Kespry’s UAS-based aerial intelligence platform for inventory management and mine planning across sites in Alabama, Georgia […] The post Major Drone Contract Paves the Future for Kespry appeared first on DRONELIFE. Drone-based aerial intelligence provider Kespry could soon be the leader in the aerial mining-inspection sector across the Southeast. The California-based company yesterday announced a contract with Midsouth Aggregates, part of North America’s largest aggregate materials producer, CRH. Midsouth will use Kespry’s UAS-based aerial intelligence platform for inventory management and mine planning across sites in Alabama, Georgia The post Major Drone Contract Paves the Future for Kespry appeared first on DRONELIFE. Read More

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Altitude Angel and Heliguy Form Strategic Alliance

London, UK: Altitude Angel, the industry-leading UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) technology provider and UAS technology supplier Heliguy are to form a strategic partnership with the purpose of providing a 360° UTM/counter UAV solution to aerodromes and strategic infrastructure owners across the globe. The partnership, which will see both businesses working together across a range of functions, is the formalisation […] London, UK: Altitude Angel, the industry-leading UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) technology provider and UAS technology supplier Heliguy are to form a strategic partnership with the purpose of providing a 360° UTM/counter UAV solution to aerodromes and strategic infrastructure owners across the globe. The partnership, which will see both businesses working together across a range of functions, is the formalisation Read More

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PrecisonHawk raise $32 Million to Build the Next Generation of Drone Software and Services

Today, we’re pleased to announce a $32 million investment from venture investors including Millennium Technology Value Partners, Third Point Ventures, Eastward Capital Partners, and others. We’ll use this financing to develop the next generation of PrecisionAnalytics, our A.I.-powered aerial data analytics platform. We’re also investing in our sales and servicing operations to address the growing demand for […] Today, we’re pleased to announce a $32 million investment from venture investors including Millennium Technology Value Partners, Third Point Ventures, Eastward Capital Partners, and others. We’ll use this financing to develop the next generation of PrecisionAnalytics, our A.I.-powered aerial data analytics platform. We’re also investing in our sales and servicing operations to address the growing demand for Read More

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Hydrogen-Powered Drone Makes 43-Mile Medical Delivery

A collaboration between drone consulting group Guinn Partners, Skyfire Consulting, the US Department of Health and Doosan Mobility Innovation proved that a DS-30 aircraft with a temperature-controlled payload system was a feasible option for long-range drone delivery. A release from Guinn Partners reads, in part, “Members of our team at Guinn Partners worked with Doosan Mobility Innovations, in collaboration with Skyfire Consulting, and the US Department of Health, to execute a 43 mile open ocean medical drone delivery between St. Croix and St. Thomas. The flight took an hour and forty three minutes on Doosan’s hydrogen-fuel cell powered DS-30 aircraft (which still had nearly 30 minutes of hydrogen left in the tank upon landing). The drone carried simulation vials as a surrogate for diagnostic samples or vaccines in a temperature controlled payload system.” The post Hydrogen-Powered Drone Makes 43-Mile Medical Delivery appeared first on RotorDrone. A collaboration between drone consulting group Guinn Partners, Skyfire Consulting, the US Department of Health and Doosan Mobility Innovation proved that a DS-30 aircraft with a temperature-controlled payload system was a feasible option for long-range drone delivery. A release from Guinn Partners reads, in part, “Members of our team at Guinn Partners worked with Doosan The post Hydrogen-Powered Drone Makes 43-Mile Medical Delivery appeared first on RotorDrone. Read More

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FLIR’s new StormCaster Payloads

FLIR Systems now offers the FLIR StormCaster family of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) payloads for its SkyRanger R70 and R80D SkyRaider airframes. The new line launches with two multi-sensor products –StormCaster-T, which delivers continuous zoom and longwave infrared (LWIR) imaging; and StormCaster-L, which provides ultra-low-light imaging, tracking, and mapping. StormCaster represents FLIR Systems’ next generation payload family for the company’s own UAS airframes gained through the acquisition of Aeryon Labs in February 2019. The new line reflects a leap forward in scalable performance, offering a 7X improvement in line-of-sight stabilization, enhanced range of motion, and greater geolocation accuracy – all in a rugged package. Interoperability across the StormCaster family enables users to quickly and easily change modules on the FLIR SkyRanger and SkyRaider UAS systems. The StormCaster line will leverage continuing improvements in aircraft performance, providing small units with the organic capability to conduct increasingly demanding missions such as intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR). “StormCaster-L and –T are just the beginning of this new line of advanced, high-performance payloads for our small, tactical UAS platforms,” said David Ray, president of the Government and Defense Business Unit at FLIR. “For mission needs ranging from force protection and border security to clandestine operations, FLIR StormCaster will provide heightened situational awareness, bolstered by our aircraft’s onboard, real-time artificial intelligence. “We will develop more multi-sensor payloads through 2020 that deliver on our promise to offer capabilities at the individual operator level that previously required larger, more expensive UAS,” Ray added. The StormCaster-T features a FLIR Boson thermal camera to support detection,

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