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Pierce Aerospace’s flight portal ID successfully demonstrated in US Army experiment

Pierce Aerospace has participated in the first C-UAS engagement that confirmed positive ID of UAS with a Remote ID system. The company’s Flight Portal ID (FPID), compliant with the ASTM F38 Workgroup “UAS Remote ID and Tracking” standard, delivered Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) information to Counter-UAS (C-UAS) operators. This resulted in the successful execution of an engagement against “hostile” UAS at the US Army Futures Command Maneuver and Fires Integration Experiment (MFIX). The demonstration involved Northrop Grumman’s Sophisticated Counter Unmanned Systems Weapon Radio Frequency (SCUWR) C-UAS system of systems, consisting of a Liteye's Anti-UAV Defeat System “AUDS” and SCUWR's
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Manna and Cubic Telecom unite to enable high-speed food delivery by drone

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Two Irish companies are collaborating to ensure hungry customers receive their food at ultra-high-speed using a drone delivery service. Cubic Telecom has partnered with drone delivery company Manna to enable it to track, monitor and control its drone fleets. Making the announcement at this year’s CES in Vegas, the companies also detailed how they can do so while delivering from restaurants and centralised kitchens directly to consumers’ homes across Europe and the U.S. Manna’s drones, connected by Cubic Telecom will autonomously deliver customers’ meals while flying at a height of up to 80 meters and a speed up to 80km
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WhiteFox partners with BlueForce and EXO Tactik for drone security trial launch

WhiteFox is partnering with BlueForce and EXO Tactik to launch a year-long drone security trial at YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport. The company explained how a drone security trial of this magnitude is unprecedented, with previous drone security trials been conducted at airports, but none at an airport this large, and never for a year-long duration.  The systems will gather invaluable information throughout the trial, relaying it back to the airport and the companies involved. The systems will be vigorously tested by the strains of an international airport, as well as the significant environmental stresses of a punishing Canadian winter. Luke
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South Dakota Signs Participating Addendum with DroneUp

DroneUp, LLC and the State of South Dakota have signed a Participating Addendum for the NASPO ValuePoint contract for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle services. This begins the offering for the purchase of complete drone solutions to all state agencies, commissions, political subdivisions, institutions, and local public bodies allowed by law. The award is the first of its kind for the drone industry and a highly anticipated announcement. DroneUp, an end-to-end drone pilot service provider for aerial data collection, was awarded the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Services Master Agreement by the Commonwealth of Virginia in August 2019. The services under the award
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