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Commercial drone market to grow at CAGR 27 percent to 2021

May 17, 2016By

According to a new TechSci Research report, the commercial drone market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 27 percent until 2021, with North America anticipated to continue its dominance as the largest commercial drone market through 2021. The report, “Global Commercial Drone Market By Drone Type, By Application, By Region, Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2011-2021” considers use and growth of... read more

Simulyze joins global group for UAS air traffic standards

May 17, 2016By
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Simulyze Inc., a provider of operational intelligence technology and applications that empower both federal and commercial organizations, today announced its participation as a founding member of the newly launched Global UTM (Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management) Standardization Group, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The group’s founding members include regulators, air navigation service providers, drone manufacturers, drone operators, infrastructure service providers and... read more

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FAA tests FBI drone detection system at JFK

May 17, 2016By
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The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and its government partners are expanding research on ways to detect “rogue” drones around airports. Together, they are evaluating drone detection technology at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York. Over the last two years, the FAA has received numerous reports from pilots and residents about unmanned aircraft systems — UAS, or “drones” — around some... read more

SSTL delivers 22nd — and final — Galileo FOC payload

May 16, 2016By
SSTL's Galileo FOC payload under production. (Photo: SSTL)

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has delivered the 22nd Galileo navigation payload to prime contractor OHB System in Bremen, Germany. This is SSTL’s final payload under Galileo Full Operational Capability (FOC) Works Orders 1 and 2. SSTL’s FOC payload is based on European-sourced atomic clocks, navigation signal generators, and high-power traveling wave-tube amplifiers and antennas. It will provide Galileo’s navigation, positioning... read more

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Putting UAVs to work in construction

May 16, 2016By
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Diversified Communications has published a free report, “Putting UAVs to Work in Construction.” Drones are making construction projects vastly more efficient and more safe, according to a media release from Diversified Communications. “While the benefits of UAV technology are clear, knowing what information to capture isn’t always obvious. Then there are the legislative challenges. This report addresses these topics, and... read more

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Mayflower awarded defense MGUE contract for GPS receiver modernization

May 16, 2016By
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Mayflower Communications Company Inc. will develop a small security-certifiable GPS module for the United States Air Force’s Modernized GPS User Equipment (MGUE) Program. Mayflower was awarded a Phase III SGUE (Small GPS User Equipment) contract with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory sponsored by the Space and Missile Systems Center/GPS Directorate (SMC/GPSD). Under the contract, the company will develop a small SWaP (Size,... read more

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UAV reaches new heights in Tibet

May 13, 2016By

In the Himalayas, MAVinci GmbH has operated a Sirius Pro unmanned aircraft system (UAS) at an altitude of 4,800 meters above sea level (ASL). “Take-off altitude was 4,150 meters ASL. The flight was performed at BaSu County, ChangDu, Tibet,” the company shared in an email. “This is a new altitude record for us! Thank you to everyone who supported this... read more

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Falcon Unmanned CEO to speak at GPS World UAV webinar

May 12, 2016By
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A fourth speaker has joined the line-up of experts in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) who will share their know-how in UAV design and applications in a free GPS World webinar May 19. Chris Miser, CEO and owner of Falcon Unmanned, will discuss a topic important to all of our readers: the practical considerations to integrate a professional GNSS receiver on a drone. The free webinar will take... read more

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