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EXCLUSIVE: iRed relishes chance to push drone boundaries with construction tie-up

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iRed has joined the COMIT2Drones community, a specialist group focusing on drones within the construction industry. COMIT (Construction, Operation & Maintenance through Innovative Technology) first began in 2003, originally as a two-year research and development project. Now, the group helps to promote the use of mobile technology within industry. It is a cooperative environment that enables companies to learn from one another as a means of improving understanding between the construction and technology industries. The group is also trying to develop better ways of using mobile IT within construction. Jack Bloomfield, iRed’s marketing manager, told CDP: “We’re thrilled to be
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ADAMA teams up with agriculture startup Taranis to leverage aerial imagery

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Global crop protection company ADAMA and precision agriculture startup Taranis have announced their partnership to develop a full service package solution to optimise farming practices and decrease costs through precision agriculture. The collaboration reflects ADAMA's decision to work with Taranis as a strategic partner, utilizing the company's advanced aerial imagery scouting to expand their worldwide reach and enhance ADAMA's end-to-end services and solutions.  Continuously working to evolve its products and provide innovative solutions to the world's farmers, ADAMA says its new end-to-end solution is an important milestone in realising its vision for bringing effective solutions that meet farmers' most pressing
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Quantum-Systems unveils new UAV with flight time in excess of 90 minutes

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Quantum-Systems has released the enhanced version of the Trinity F9, the Trinity F90+ at Intergeo today. It has a flight time of over 90 minutes and offers a long range telemetry solution of up to 7.5 km and PPK capabilities for more accuracy. Featuring new motors and increased battery capacity, it also allows for the accommodation of payloads of up to 700g. It is now possible to equip a dual payload configuration of Sony UMC-R10C and MicaSense RedEdge-MX to make use of RGB & multispectral sensors in one flight. The flight safety is further increased by the automatic integration of
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Irish university makes BVLOS insulin drone delivery in aviation first

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National University of Ireland Galway has completed a BVLOS diabetes drone delivery of insulin. From Connemara Airport to Inis Mor on the Aran Islands, the drone was given special research permission from the Irish Aviation Authority to show the possibility of future deliveries of this kind with planned drone corridors. The completion of the flight meant it became the first autonomous BVLOS Vodafone connected VTOL drone delivery of prescription medication and collection of patient blood sample for diabetes care. The IoT connected drone delivery operated in between commercial flights and was in contact with air space regulators at all times,
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C-Astral takes flight at SAFIR open day at DronePort

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C-ASTRAL, a group company of Terra Drone, took part in the SAFIR Open Day on September 5 at DronePort in Belgium. During the open day, the C-Astral team performed flights simultaneously with other SAFIR consortium partners, in a multiple-drone UTM demonstration. C-Astral also presented itself in the SAFIR presentation lectures and at the subsequent Exploring the DronePort Campus event. European commissioner for transport Violeta Bulc was among many other important visitors of the Open Day. Before and after the open day, several multiple-drone UTM scenarios have been thoroughly tested at DronePort, in the week from 2-6 of September. The tests
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Dubai Police to test and deploy DJI drone tech in Solution Development Partnership

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DJI has announced a Solution Development Partnership with Dubai Police to test and deploy DJI drone technology as a tool to aid its public safety professionals. The agreement marks DJI’s first partnership with a police agency in the United Arab Emirates and will provide the Dubai Police with access to new drone technologies, training and support to promote safety and security in the nation’s largest city. Christina Zhang, senior director of corporate strategy at DJI, commented: “We are pleased to partner with Dubai Police to help them take advantage of DJI’s industry leading drone technology like the Mavic 2 Enterprise
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HAPSMobile sees success with completion of first HAWK30 test flight at NASA center

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HAPSMobile has successfully completed of the first HAWK30 solar-powered high-altitude platform system (HAPS) test flight on September 11 at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California. HAWK30 is designed to serve as a stratospheric telecommunications platform system for delivering next-generation global connectivity. After achieving NASA’s requirements for ground and range safety, on September 9 HAPSMobile received a limited flight release from NASA’s Airworthiness and Flight Safety Review Board to conduct a test flight of the HAWK30 aircraft in restricted airspace at AFRC. After operations at AFRC, HAPSMobile plans to transport HAWK30 to the Hawaiian island of Lanai and will
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