VIDEO: Heliguy takes Retailer & Service Provider title at 2018 North Tyneside Business Awards

Heliguy has been named Retail & Service Provider of the year at the North Tyneside Business Awards 2018. Organisers of the awards said it was Heliguy’s outstanding customer service and passion to develop the drone industry which saw them come out on top. The North Shields-based UAV expert was presented with the Retail and Service Provider Award at last night’s ceremony staged at Spanish City, in Whitley Bay. Outstanding retail and enterprise client service and support, CAA NQE for drone pilot training and having an established manufacturer qualified repair centre were highlighted as the three main achievements which helped the
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DJI confirms Black Friday sales promotion

DJI has confirmed discounted prices on certain drones, handheld products and accessories, as part of a Black Friday promotion. The special offer will be available on the Spark Fly More Combo, Mavic Air and Mavic Air Fly More Combo, DJI Goggles RE, Osmo Mobile 2 and also the Ryze Tello and Tello Boost Combo toy drone. The promotion will be available on DJI's online store and flagship stores from November 18. The deal will begin at 5am and run until 7.59am on November 27. DJI went on to confirm that customers can also get additional discounts by participating in a
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PREVIEW: DJI partners set to descend on Dallas for annual AirWorks 2018 summit

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Partners of drone giant DJI, along with senior executives from its global operations, are preparing to head to the US next week for the company's annual Airworks Conference. The week-long conference starting next Monday will showcase DJI’s plans for the next twelve months and provide an insight to technology developments at the world’s largest drone manufacturer. CDP will reporting live from the event and will be sitting down with DJI’s VP of policy and legal affairs, Brendan Schulman, and director of strategic partnerships Jan Gasparic, to get a feel for what the Chinese-based firm plans to bring to market in the
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China to make its largest ever drone export in Pakistan deal

China has agreed an export deal with Pakistan to send a batch of military-grade drones to the country. The agreement comes just days after Russia and India signed a multi-billion pound arms deal, in what has been described as anti-US 'sabre rattling'. According to a report from the Express, the advanced military drone to be shipped out to Pakistan will be the 48 Wing Loong II UCAV. The UCAV is a recon and strike multirole endurance drone which is more than eight metres long, four metres tall and has a wingspan of 18 metres. The report goes on to describe
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US Air Force awards almost £10m UAS contract to AeroVironment

AeroVironment has announced the US Airforce awarded the company a $13m (£9.95m) unmanned aircraft systems contract. The deal is an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for RQ-11B Raven UAS to support Latin American and Caribbean nations. The US Government fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds of $2.8m were committed at the time of the award. The Raven hand-launched small UAS, will be deployed in the US Southern Command Area of Responsibility, which includes Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Kirk Flittie, vice president and general manager of AeroVironment’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems business, said: “Raven revolutionised the battlefield with instant eyes
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