uAvionix secures FAA qualification of Airport Vehicle ADS-B transmitter

uAvionix has secured FAA approval for its Vehicle Tracking Unit (VTU-20) ADS-B. Adhering to the performance and design assurance specifications of FAA-E-3032, the externally mounted VTU-20 ensures integration and interoperability with Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X), Airport Surface Surveillance Capability (ASSC), and ADS-B receiver surveillance solutions for airport surface control and situational awareness. The VTU-20 can be permanently or magnetically mounted to all airside vehicles, including utility, emergency, snow-removal, and maintenance equipment. Each vehicle is clearly and uniquely identified, providing an essential addition to any surface movement guidance and control system. The VTU-20 implements FAA approved Squitter Transmission
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EHang begins trading on Nasdaq as it releases pricing of long anticipated IPO

EHang Holdings has announced the pricing of its initial public offering (IPO) of 3,200,000 American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”). It will represent 6,400,000 Class A ordinary shares at a public offering price of $12.50 per ADS. In addition, EHang has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 480,000 ADSs at the initial public offering price. The ADSs began trading on the Nasdaq Global Market yesterday, under the symbol “EH”. The offering is expected to close on December 16, subject to customary closing conditions. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, is acting as the sole bookrunner for the
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Citadel Defense used by US Government for counter-drone solutions at live events

Citadel Defense has worked with three undisclosed U.S. Government agencies for six months to deploy counter drone technology that meets regulatory, safety, and critical infrastructure protection requirements.  Throughout the pilot program, Citadel's Titan technology has been successfully operated in real-world missions for CUAS protection at live events throughout the continental United States. The Titan counter drone solution uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to protect critical infrastructure, live events, and high value assets from nefarious or careless drone use. Commenting, CEO of Citadel Defense, said: “Our team has been impressed with the multi-agency collaboration that will safely integrate counter drone
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Altitude Angel wins contract to provide Dutch ANSP

Altitude Angel has been awarded the contract to provide Netherlands’ ANSP, Luchtverkeersleiding Nederland (LVNL), with its first nationwide UTM platform. The news follows an “open and competitive” tender process.  The solution presented by Altitude Angel, which proved impossible to fault during the procurement process, will provide the Netherlands with a technically advanced, nationwide, UTM platform. Altitude Angel says it will be the foundation for safe integration of UAVs and further increase their use in Dutch airspace for years to come. With an initial three-year contract, Altitude Angel will provide several products and services to LVNL which will allow for the
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First Power List edition of CDP now online and free to read

The first Power List edition of Commercial Drone Professional is now online and free to read. The magazine is the third print edition CDP has released, and features a comprehensive list of end-users who have been recognised for their work within the commercial drone industry. Elsewhere, we speak to Murphy Group and find out how drone deployment is helping their work across a number of market verticals. The company's Jack Selman explains how drone use within the company has grown and where he sees it going in the near future. We also revisit DJI's annual Airworks conference and take a
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Fortem selected by NATO for terrorism defence program using counter-UAV tech

Fortem Technologies has been selected by NATO to demonstrate its SkyDome Network defense platform for work to combat terrorism. Fortem was identified for the program for its drone detection, classification and ThreatAware platform, and for its autonomous drone interceptor, DroneHunter. The program, titled “Comparative Analysis of Lethal, Low Collateral Damage Effectors Against Low, Small and Slow UAV,” seeks to evaluate mitigation solutions for the emerging threat of small, dangerous UAV and is focused on the engagement part of the kill chain. Timothy Bean, Fortem’s CEO, said: “We are thrilled to be selected by NATO to further showcase the power and
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