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January 31, 2020  

May 4th - Save the Date for the Drone Port Workshop at XPONENTIAL
Join us May 4th for, "Drone Ports: Unlocking the Economic Potential for Your Community", workshop at XPONENTIAL.

Discover how Droneports are becoming an epicenter for regional UAS activities. Learn from industry leaders and visionary communities about how Droneports are serving as nodes for testing, training and commercial drone operations by obtaining permissions for flight, and providing facilities for housing, maintenance, fueling, piloting of fleets and more.

Monday, May 4 | 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration Fees:
  • Early Bird: $299 (through March 16) | Standard: $349 (on or after March 17)
  • Registration includes XPO Hall Pass
Register to attend
UAS in the News
Partnership Aims to Create Lifesaving Air Corridor
Connecticut-based drone manufacturer Aquiline Drones is partnering with logistics firm VyrtX to create an innovative and life-saving medical delivery service for human organs and tissues using unmanned aerial vehicles.  

Valkyrie Drone Completes Fourth Flight Test
The XQ-58A Valkyrie, an Air Force Research Laboratory program with manufacturer Kratos Defense, drone finished its fourth flight test in Arizona on Jan. 23, coming back from a mishap that occurred during its previous test in the fall.

Flight of the intruders: FAA proposes rules to keep drones out of places they shouldn't go
In April 2019, an Oklahoma City police helicopter reportedly came face to face with a drone operating in the OKC night sky, requiring the helicopter pilot to take evasive action to avoid a collision. A proposed FAA law known as Remote ID could make...
Technology Spotlight
Parallel high speed encryptor/decryptor
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

Army scientists invented software that rapidly creates 2D and 3D maps from Full Motion Video (FMV).

The Navy has invented an encryption device which selectively encrypts or decrypts incoming data at very high speeds.

The patented technology is available via patent license agreement to companies that would make, use, or sell it commercially.

Contact: Marti Elder, CLP
Phone: 406-586-7621


Applied Navigation, UAV startup, signs software license with Air Force
Upcoming UASCI Events
Drone Ports: Unlocking the Economic Potential for Your Community at XPONENTIAL
Boston, MA
Discover how Droneports are becoming an epicenter for regional UAS activities. Learn from industry leaders and visionary communities about how Droneports are serving as nodes for testing, training and commercial drone operations by obtaining permissions for flight, and providing facilities for housing, maintenance, fueling, piloting of fleets and more.

Registration Fees:
Early Bird: $299 (through March 16) | Standard: $349 (on or after March 17)
Registration includes XPO Hall Pass

Co-located event at XPONENTIAL, All Things Unmanned, May 4, 2020 Boston, MA from 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Upcoming Industry Events
UAS West (DoD and Government)
02/13/2020-02/14/2020
San Diego, CA
Military spending for this technology is expected to grow as an overall percentage of large military budgets such as the United States' and Chinese defense budget, offering specialized drone manufacturers and software developers a tremendous...

3rd International Conference & Expo on Aerospace and Unmanned Aerial Systems 2020
02/17/2020 - 02/18/2020
Philadelphia, PA
The 3rd International Conference & Expo on Aerospace and Unmanned Aerial Systems 2020 brings together senior attendees interested in Aerospace and Aeronautics.

International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) 2020
March 23-25, 2020
Washington, D.C.
International LiDAR Mapping Forum is a technical conference and exhibition showcasing the latest airborne, terrestrial and underwater LiDAR as well as emerging remote-sensing and data collection tools and technologies.

Counter UAS - USA
March 31, 2020 - April 2, 2020
Washington D.C.
IDGA is proud to announce the launch of the 4th Counter UAS Winter Summit! Over the past three successful years our winter edition of the Counter UAS Series has become the premier stop for military and industry professionals who need to learn about...

AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2020
May 4-7, 2020
Boston, MA

World UAV Federation
06/19/2020 - 06/21/2020
Shenzhen, China
WORLD UAV FEDERATION was established in June 2017 by Mr. Jincai Yang (Chairman); its unveiling ceremony was held on October 31, 2017 in Shenzhen, China. Up to the current, the chapters include: Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, the USA, Australia...

Interdrone
August 18-20, 2020
Dallas, TX
Join thousands at the Next Destination for Commercial Drones
Headlines
Could drones save cows?
High Plains Journal | 01/30/2020
A University of Kentucky professor's research is using unamned aerial vehicles to research and monitor the location and health of cows.

US orders temporary grounding of non-emergency UAS fleet operations
Aerospace Technology | 01/30/2020
The US Department of Interior has ordered the temporary grounding of non-emergency unmanned aircraft systems fleet operations.

How Drones Become A Valuable Tool For The Auto Insurance Industry
Forbes | 01/29/2020
Global management consulting powerhouse Accenture in Belgium & Luxembourg (BeLux) is one of the companies that is spearheading the use of drones in construction and engineering. And now, they are working to deliver digital solutions, intelligent...

New group of GENIUS NY teams from around the world compete in Syracuse for $1-million grand prize
WSYR-TV | 01/29/2020
Five companies from around the world have now settled into Syracuse's Tech Garden for the next GENIUS NY competition.

Madison police credits drones to recent success
WMTV | 01/28/2020
From novelty to the norm, Madison Police is using drones to fight crime like never before.

Guest Commentary: Drones, drones everywhere, but who is accountable?
The Denver Post | 01/27/2020
Guest commentary: Welcome to 2020, where Jetsons-like technology confronts a 20th Century regulatory framework. Drones are becoming more common than ever before. And more disturbingly, these drones are flying around unchecked and unaccountable to...

Proposed state law would regulate commercial drone operators
The Oklahoman | 01/24/2020
Oklahoma lawmakers could consider regulating drones on a state level when they return to session next month. The proposed legislation is based on North Carolina's regulation of unmanned aircraft systems.

Applied Navigation, UAV startup, signs software license with Air Force
TechLink | 01/23/2020
Applied Navigation, a Seattle-based drone software company, has signed a software license agreement for the Vigilant Spirit Control Station.

Drones can help combat noxious weeds
PostBulletin.com | 01/23/2020
Remote sensing using an unmanned aerial vehicle can provide a more efficient method to map and monitor an area for noxious weeds.

New ASTM Drone Pilot Training Standard Approved
AVweb | 01/23/2020
ASTM International has approved a new standard establishing minimum training requirements for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS/drone) operators

Drone vs. ambulance: How one Canadian paramedic service went beyond to deliver critical medical technology
EMS1.com | 01/22/2020
A unique race between an ambulance and drone flying beyond the line of sight demonstrates what's possible for emergency services in remote areas.

Getting Medical Drones Into American Skies
Inside Sources | 01/22/2020
Opinion: The future is evident in the skies over Rwanda and Ghana with both boasting a nationwide systems of medical drones. Establishing a similar system in the United States is perhaps less critical and more difficult, yet such efforts are...

Deloitte, San Diego children's hospital to test drone delivery
UAS Magazine | 01/21/2020
Because every minute counts when children's lives are at stake, Deloitte and San Diego's Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine are exploring an innovative approach to cut the time it takes to get medical samples to the laboratory using...

Use of drones for deliveries is becoming more common in Virginia town
WTOP | 01/21/2020
The sight of drones delivering packages is a common sight in this Virginia town.

Agriculture's big data needs a home to maker greater impacts
Bryan-College Station Eagle | 01/20/2020
A Texas A&M researcher and corn breeder recently called upon the agricultural scientific community to address the lack of plans or infrastructure to catalogue and make agricultural data colleced by drones accessible for future research and synthesis.

Fullerton College's drone program is growing, now helping shark research
Orange County Register | 01/20/2020
Drones buzzing over So Cal beaches, piloted remotely by Fullerton College students, are doing more than capturing scenery from a bird's eye view.

Eyes in the sky: Central Illinois drone pilots offer unique community views for business, pleasure
Decatur (IL) Herald & Review | 01/18/2020
When Asian Carp invaded the area below the Lake Decatur dam in July, Jacques Nuzzo knew he had to act. Although fish aren't his forte, the program director of the Illinois Raptor Center captured images of the invasive species using a drone and sent...

Sheriffs association takes first steps toward template for law enforcement use of drones
Homeland Preparedness News | 01/17/2020
With drones becoming more incorporated into modern life, the National Sheriffs' Association is getting in on the action and has created a working group to create a template governing law enforcement use of unmanned aircraft systems nationwide.

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