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MicroMultiCopter uses conference to display products and announce partnerships

MicroMultiCopter Aero Technology (MMC) has held a conference to display a range of drone products and announce new strategic co-operation. MMC showed off aircraft, components flight controlling systems and propulsion systems at the event in Jiaxing, China. Over 200 participants including International ISO authorities from the UK, US, Germany, Italy, Japan and South Korea attended the conference. MMC also announced its strategic cooperation with BSHARK, Artosyn and Alibaba Cloud to promote development of the international drone industry. Lu, president of the MMC, believes it is important that the industry works together in order for it to progress, saying: “I believe
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US Navy set to test first of its kind carrier-launched drone

The US Navy are preparing to begin formal flight testing for a first of its kind carrier launched drone in 2021. The drone has been designed to double the attack range of F-18 fighters, F-35Cs and other carrier aircraft. According to a report by Fox News, the launch is part of the emerging Navy MQ-25 Stingray program which is planned to enter full service in the mid-2020s. The report goes on to describe how the program will introduce a new generation of technology by engineering a new unmanned re-fuel capability for the carrier air wing. Jamie Cosgrove, spokesperson for Naval
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Topcon launches new design software to facilitate UAV inspection data

Topcon Positioning Group has unveiled new software designed to facilitate data processing workflow for UAV infrastructure inspection. Named Magnet Inspect, the software aims to efficiently manage large UAV data sets to create inspection reports. The software has been designed to allow operators to easily visually navigate UAV photos, aligning 3D reality meshes with raw geo-referenced images in one location and filtering them based on selected criteria. David Ahl, director of software product management, said: “Magnet Inspect will work with models from virtually any UAV. When combined with Intel Falcon 8+ Drone Topcon Edition and Topcon ContextCapture, the software enables operators
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Impossible Aerospace unveils battery powered drone to compete with Chinese market dominance 

Impossible Aerospace has unveiled the US-1, an electric commercial-grade drone with a flight time of up to two hours. The battery life of the US-1 claims to outperform the average 25-minute single-charge flight time of other drones available today. The US-1 is the first aircraft designed with a ‘battery-first approach,’ which the company says is necessary to enable electric aircraft to compete with conventionally fuelled incumbents. The drone is the product of years of development by a team of engineers from Tesla, SpaceX and other companies. The Californian-based company has already started to sell its first units, equipped with optical
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Yuneec partners with 3DR to bring Dronecode products to market

The joint venture, 3DR Government Services, is focused on serving security and open platform needs of US government customers and their vendors. Focused on construction, engineering, and public safety, 3DR Government Services will combine Yuneec’s UAV system expertise with 3DR’s software. The first available product will be the Yuneec 3DR H520-G, available in October. It will include a complete Site Scan platform integrated with a custom version of the Dronecode-based Yuneec H520 sUAS. It also includes a simplified and smaller controller designed for Apple’s iOS devices, and works with both Autodesk and Esri platforms. 3DR and Yuneec have experience in
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Yuneec International expands commercial UAV offerings with new E10T camera

Yuneec International has announced the expansion of its commercial UAV payload offering with new advanced thermal camera, the E10T. Designed for commercial applications, the E10T is an all-in-one three-axis gimbal, dual thermal imaging and low light camera. It comes available in two versions, a 320 x 256 or a 640 by 512 pixel thermal resolution, each with different lens options. The E10T builds on the original Yuneec CGO-ET dual thermal RGB camera, the industry's first thermal and residual light combination camera that was announced with the H520 at InterDrone 2017. The E10T camera takes high-quality pictures and detects more detail
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