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FAA, ICAO Tout Progress on Air Mobility: From the Floor of Amsterdam Drone Week

One of the world’s biggest air mobility events opened today in Amsterdam, as Amsterdam Drone Week kicked off.  The event is uniquely global in nature, bringing stakeholders from around the world together to discuss regulations, operations, public opinion and integration. This morning, keynote addresses brought aviation leadership from Europe and the US together to discuss […]

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DJI Releases New FPV Drone: Avata 2 with Advanced Features

DJI’s new FPV drone offers enhanced imaging, improved safety, and extended flight capabilities, aiming to simplify complex aerial maneuvers for users. DJI, the world leader in the civilian drone market, has officially launched the DJI Avata 2, promising an upgraded, user-friendly flying experience with significant enhancements in safety and imaging technology. This new model is […]

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Rise DFR Village: A Pioneering Facility for Drone and Counter-Drone Operations Launches in Huntsville

Launching the Future of Public Safety: The Rise DFR Village Test Site Initiative In a major step forward for drone technology integration into public safety, Skyfire Consulting has unveiled the Rise DFR Village. Situated in Huntsville, Alabama, this unique facility spans over 2000 acres and has been designated by the FAA as a test site. […]

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Operation Skyhawk: Drones Used in Georgia’s Largest Prison Smuggling Case

Major Smuggling Ring Uncovered in Georgia Prisons In a significant crackdown named Operation Skyhawk, authorities in Georgia have dismantled what is believed to be the largest smuggling operation within the state’s correctional system. The operation has led to the arrest of 150 individuals, including eight prison employees, under accusations of smuggling drugs, weapons, and other […]

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DJI Unveils Dock 2: Smaller, Lighter, More Powerful

DJI Elevates Industrial and Security Drone Operations with Launch of DJI Dock 2 DJI, the world’s largest drone manufacturer, today introduced the DJI Dock 2, an advanced “Drone in a Box” (DIAB) solution designed to enhance automated drone operations across a variety of sectors. Featuring the newly developed DJI Matrice 3D/3TD drones, DJI Dock 2 […]

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DoorDash by Drone: Wing Expands Partnership to US

Wing Partners with DoorDash for Drone-Delivered Wendy’s Meals in the U.S. In another leap forward for food delivery services, Wing is set to expand its drone delivery partnership with DoorDash into the United States, beginning with delivering Wendy’s® meals. This move comes after a successful year-long trial in Australia, marking a significant milestone in the […]

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Connecticut Proposes Ban on Foreign-Made Drones in State Agencies

Connecticut lawmakers mull banning foreign-made drones for state agencies By DRONELIFE Features Editor Jim Magill The state of Connecticut has joined a growing list of U.S. states that are considering legislation that would severely restrict or ban the use of foreign-made drones by state agencies. Senate Bill 3, currently pending in the Connecticut state Legislature, […]

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FAA’s Jeffrey Vincent: What’s Next in Drone Regulations (and When Can We Expect that BVLOS NPRM?)

At the DRONERESPONDERS National Public Safety UAS Conference, Jeffrey Vincent, the Executive Director of the FAA’s UAS Integration Office, spoke to a packed house of public safety professionals about what is next for drone regulations – including a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for BVLOS flight by the end of this year. The FAA’s UAS […]

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American Robotics Optimus System: Redefining Commercial Drone Applications

Exploring the Potential Impact of Autonomous Drone-in-a-Box Solutions on Commercial Operations DRONELIFE  attended a demonstration of the American Robotics Optimus system this morning, an innovative drone-in-a-box solution poised to transform commercial drone operations. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Aeronautics division and held at the Mass Maritime Academy, the event showcased the potential of […]

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Exclusive Interview: DJI Officials Defend Data Security Policies Amid Chinese Drone Ban Concerns

DJI official defends company’s data security policies By DRONELIFE Features Editor Jim Magill (The following story is part of an ongoing series on the impact of attempts by the U.S. federal government and some states to limit or ban the use of drones produced by Chinese companies.  In an interview, Adam Welsh, DJI’s head of […]

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