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Chinese Drone Swarm Launch

Chinese Drone Swarm Launch

CETC, a state-owned Chinese company, has released a new video claiming to show the successful test of a “barrage swarm” that launches 48 attack drones to saturate a target. It is described as the first practical Chinese swarming drone system. The details of the tests carried out in September were released earlier this week by […]
NATO Drone Delivery

NATO Drone Delivery

DroneUp recently partnered with North Atlantic Treaty Organization Allied Command Transformation, Joint Force Development Directorate, Operational Experimentation branch in an experiment designed to determine if autonomous delivery of a specified payload to identified recipients under field conditions could be proven viable. The experiment participants conducted the exercise on September 21, 2020, in Lawrenceville, Virginia. The […]

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Long-Distance Drone Operations

Long-Distance Drone Operations

Australian data analytics and drone autonomy start-up Emesent is writing its way into the record books with a series of remotely operated autonomous drone flights which promise to drive revolutionary change in the heavy industry space. The most recent of these missions took place on August 28 at an Ultra-Deep Canadian Hard-Rock Mine. Emesent’s Hovermap […]
Students Study UAS Air Traffic

Students Study UAS Air Traffic

The Purdue University UAS Program has recently purchased and deployed a POLARIS system – Simlat’s simulation for UAS Traffic Management (UTM) along with Simlat’s C-Star UAS Simulator. “We are excited to partner with Simlat and incorporate this innovative technology into our UAS program,” said Dr. Damon Lercel. Simlat’s POLARIS provides simulated UAS traffic at scale, […]

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Flyby Technology Delivers Covid-19 Tests

Flyby Technology Delivers Covid-19 Tests

Some of the best pilots in the UK are flying Covid-19 Test and Trace samples by drones in a pioneering move to ease pressure on the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic crisis. It can now be revealed that the drones are being piloted by former RAF, Royal Navy and combat helicopter pilots who are recognized […]
Freefly Wave

Freefly Wave

Weighing in at 600 grams, the new Wave can shoot 4K video at 422fps or 2K at 1461fps. You can preorder one one on the Freefly website for $9,995 with a 1TB SSD and for $10,995 with 2TB storage. Freefly expects to be shipping in Q4 of this year.

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Free-Fall Delivery Mechanism

Free-Fall Delivery Mechanism

A2Z Drone Delivery, LLC, developer of a patented tethered freefall drone delivery mechanism, is launching its flagship product, the RDS1 (Rapid Delivery System) which maintains a safe hover of up to 150 feet (45.71 meters) while its delivery mechanism controls the payload’s freefall for a safe and accurate touchdown. Offered as a modular add-on system […]
FAA State-Wide BVLOS Waiver

FAA State-Wide BVLOS Waiver

Drones are the N.C. Department of Transportation’s newest tool in maintaining the safety of the state’s bridges and other infrastructure. The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday approved a waiver that allows NCDOT to operate Unmanned Aircraft Systems beyond visual line of sight while conducting bridge inspections. This approval is part of North Carolina’s participation in […]

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Skydio 2 Flight-Tested

Skydio 2 Flight-Tested

An honest review of the Skydio 2 must actually be two reviews: one that compares the aircraft with its own potential, and the other that compares it with other aircraft that can be had for a similar price to perform general aerial imaging missions. Whether the Skydio 2 is an astonishing success or a quirky […]
10 Easy Steps to Better Aerial Photos

10 Easy Steps to Better Aerial Photos

01. HDR merge your AEB shots for more dynamic range If you’ve read my 10 drone photography tips, you already know how to take AEB photos (Automatic Exposure Bracketing). In short this will take 5 photos instead of just one. 2 will be underexposed to include more details in the highlights (the sky for example) and […]
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