European drone report calls for immediate action, investment

A new report issued by a European Union aerospace entity states drones represent a genuine opportunity which requires immediate EU actions including roughly $200 million in the next five years.
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News media drone flights during pipeline protests approved by FAA

The FAA said news organizations that want to use drones to cover the ongoing Dakota Access Pipeline protests in North Dakota can do so as long as they get permission and follow the agency's UAS regulations.
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FAA video reminds new drone pilots how to fly safely

An increase in the number of drone sales to new pilots during the holiday season has prompted the FAA to release a new video reminding them to register their aircraft and follow the rules of safe flying.
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FLIR’s newly acquired drone weighs roughly 3 pieces of paper

FLIR Systems Inc. has spent $134 million in cash to acquire a Norwegian-based nano-class unmanned aircraft developer and manufacturer. The team created a mini UAS they call the Black Hornet.
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Award-winning sense-and-avoid tech maker joins BVLOS project

Aerotenna, a developer of radar sensing and SoC flight control technologies for UAVs, and Windhover Labs, a developer of low-cost drone software, have collaborated on an autonomous flight solution for BVLOS operations.
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General Atomics performs UAV test flight for NATO airworthiness

The Predator-B system will be offered in several configurations, including an unweaponized maritime patrol variant to support open-ocean and littoral surface surveillance for border patrol, coast guard, and disaster relief missions.
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Industry Events

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Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, California

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Alerus Center
Grand Forks, North Dakota





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