United States

Teledyne secures contract worth up to £17.9m for AUV supply

Teledyne Technologies has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center to supply autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). The initial 2019 value of the contract is approximately £4.3m ($5.4m) and has a maximum value of £17.9m ($22.2m) through December 2024, if all contract options are exercised. The vehicles are capable of carrying out survey missions for commercial, scientific and defence applications. Teledyne AUVs’ modular architecture enables sensors to be easily integrated and battery packs to be exchanged in the field. In addition to powered, self-propelled AUVs, Teledyne provides autonomous profiling floats, variable-buoyancy autonomous gliding
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DroneResponders teams up with Commercial Drone Alliance in public safety partnership

DroneResponders and the Commercial Drone Alliance have partnered to assist public safety UAS programs in implementing UAS technologies to yield lifesaving benefits. It is hoped to increase dialogue and establish relations between the UAS industry and first responders who are embracing unmanned systems to help lifesaving missions and protect property. According to recent research from DroneResponders, a majority of public safety agencies are either already operating drones or working on implementing a UAS program. Lisa Ellman, executive director for the Commercial Drone Alliance, said: “We are seeing incredible interest in using drones for public safety at the local, state, and
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DroneUp gets first multi-state contract to provide UAS services to the public sector

DroneUp has been awarded a contract by the Commonwealth of Virginia to provide UAS services to all state agencies, institutions of higher education, and other public bodies and entities in Virginia. The award is the first of its kind for the drone industry and a highly anticipated announcement after a competitive request-for-proposal process with multiple national drone organizations. The award includes but is not limited to service categories for emergency services, law enforcement support, aerial inspection or mapping data services, agricultural and gaming, and agency media relations and marketing. The Commonwealth says it is expecting that the primary users will
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WhiteFox secures intellectual property to advance drone security work

WhiteFox has acquired the assets and key personnel of an East Coast headquartered company. The acquisition means WhiteFox can expand product lines and says it could also ensure continued technological leadership in the drone security industry. Luke Fox, founder and CEO of WhiteFox, said: “This acquisition is a significant leap forward for WhiteFox, and cements our position as the global leader in airspace security. Our mission is to ensure drones will enhance our quality of life, by providing an ecosystem in which drones can be securely operated, detected, identified and, if necessary, mitigated.” The move is the latest in a
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