MMC UAV launches new record-breaking Hydrone

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MMC UAV has launched its new hydrone Griflion H, with a record-breaking 15-hour flight time. It is a hydrogen-powered vertical take-off and landing drone with an integrated design and MMC-developed hydrogen fuel battery with great stability. MMC says the highlight of Griflion H is the extended flight time thanks to its high-efficiency metal bipolar plate hydrogen fuel cell with a maximum hydrogen storage capacity of 27L. Its flight time reached a record-breaking 15 hours without payload and 10 hours with a 3kg payload. In mapping practice, the mission is usually interrupted by multiple take-offs and landings in different spots and
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Japan’s NEC Corp demo of passenger drone surpasses one minute in the air

Japan’s NEC Corp has edged closer to the development of passenger drones after a demo of its people-carrying quadcopter managed to stay in the air for one minute. The company’s battered powered drone rose to a height of about 10 feet for around 60 seconds during the trial inside a safety cage at a test facility in Abiko in Tokyo. The NEC drone weighs about 150 kilograms and is around 3.9 metres long, 3.7 metres wide and 1.3 metres tall, with still major steps to overcome before it is able to carry passenger weight. Under Japan's infrastructure plan, deliveries made
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Skymagic delivers drone light show at Zurich Festival

Skymagic has delivered a drone light show at this year's Zurich Festival, performing across the weekend in front of over a million spectators. The firm was invited by the country's leading renewable energy provider, EWZ, to design and deliver a bespoke show, telling their story of a company at the forefront of sustainability who have powered the Festival since 1951. Skymagic put on a synchronised swarm of 150 drones, which were launched directly from a floating pontoon in the middle of the lake that was custom built by the festival exclusively for the drone show. The opening scene saw the
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DJI launches ‘most secure drone solution to date’ for use in high security situations

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DJI has launched a new comprehensive drone solution intended for use by global government agencies in high-security situations. DJI Government Edition has been designed to comply with the government sector’s stringent requirements regarding data management, risk mitigation, and enterprise-level data sharing control. Its unique architecture ensures that drone data – including photos and videos captured during flight – never leave the drone and can therefore never be shared with unauthorised parties including DJI. The company’s vice president and regional manager of North America, Mario Rebello, said: “DJI Government Edition allows government agencies to serve the public more efficiently and effectively
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