International

EHang appoints independent director

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EHang Holdings has announced that Dongming Wu has been appointed as a new director to the company’s board of directors, effective June 1. Dongming Wu will also serve as a member of the Board’s audit committee. In releasing the news, the board has reviewed the independence of Wu and determined that he satisfied the “independence” requirements under Rule 10A-3 of the United States Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 5605 of the Nasdaq Stock Market Rules. The board’s audit committee will now consist of three independent directors, Conor Chia-hung Yang, Dongming Wu and Haoxiang Hou. Wu has served as a
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XAG introduces rice seeding drone to mitigate labour shortage

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To overhaul the labour-intensive rice farming industry, XAG is scaling up drone applications in China that enable night-time seeding at peak period. Last month, the firm organised the world's first-ever rice direct seeding demonstration on the comparison between manual broadcasting and drone seeding. The operation was conducted in China's 'Happy Farms', one of the largest modern agricultural parks as well as smart agriculture demonstration site in Guangdong province. Two workers were invited to spread 5kg of rice seeds, walking slowly through the waterlogged paddy field with their feet swamped in the mud. This was a laborious and lengthy process, which
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Matternet praises Cisco portfolio expansion

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Cisco Designed has confirmed it will be expanding its portfolio as part of a move to help industry work with the new normal. It set out how it committed to supporting businesses in the following areas: - Work from home: how to meet and collaborate with employees and customers securely-  Cybercrime protection: how to safeguard from identity theft, hackers and internet attacks-  Always-on business: how to provide easy installation and reliable IT services using cloud technology-  Workplace monitoring: how to enable safe social distancing and real time monitoring-  Future or new office: how to improve productivity and security at shared
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UAVOS expands Saker Male UAS family in KACST collaboration

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UAVOS and KACST are working together to develop the next generation of Saker MALE UAS family -  Saker - 1C unmanned aircraft. The goal is to redesign and improve UAS features extending from engineering to operation. The UAVOS and KACST effort is focused on utilising advanced manufacturing technologies and integrating next-generation capabilities including state-of-the-art autonomy, navigation, communications, sensor processing and system of counter electronic warfare. The Saker - 1C is a versatile aircraft capable of carrying diverse payloads such as SAR imagery and coherent change detection, Gyro Stabilized EO/IR Gimbal, Digital Video Data Link Tactical UAV. UAVOS’ CEO and lead
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AeroVironment seals deal on $2.6m contract from US ally

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AeroVironment has announced that a U.S. ally and longtime customer awarded the company a firm-fixed-price contract valued at $2.6m in February. The contract is for AeroVironment’s recently introduced Puma LE and included spares to support the customer’s existing fleet of AeroVironment tactical UAS. The contract award period of performance is one year. Commenting, Rick Pedigo, vice president of sales and business development for Aerovironment, said: “Puma LE is the newest member of our combat-proven family of tactical unmanned aircraft systems.” Adding: “Puma LE provides customers with Group 2 UAS endurance capabilities, nearly doubling the time on station of Puma 3,
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Airobotics receives “world’s first” approval to fly automated commercial drones above major metropolis

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Airobotics has received what has been described as the “world’s first approval” to fly over a major metropolis. As part of Singapore’s response to protect the public’s health during the coronavirus crisis, The Home Team Science & Technology Agency (HTX) of Singapore, has partnered with Airobotics, through its local partner, SJ Defence, the defence arm of Surbana Jurong Group. HTX, a statutory board of the Ministry of Home Affairs in Singapore, is using Airobotics’ drone technology to augment Singapore Police Force’s (SPF) efforts in policing during this period to fly above a major industrial estate area to track anomalies such
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