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October 9, 2020  

Webinar | October 22, 2020 | How Federal Installations Serve as the Catalysts for the Dynamic Oklahoma City Aerospace Hub
Oklahoma City continues its ascent as a top-tier business destination for companies looking to relocate or expand, especially within the aerospace industry, the state's second largest industry sector.

Join Oklahoma City leaders from 10:30-11:30 a.m. CST, October 22, for the webinar, "How Federal Installations Serve as the Catalysts for the Dynamic Oklahoma City Aerospace Hub," as they share information about this rapidly growing sector in Oklahoma City, in particular the impact Tinker Air Force Base and the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center is having on its continued growth.

Hear from industry representatives on the reasons why they chose Oklahoma City for their key operational/production facilities. To register for this complimentary event, click on the link https://bit.ly/33DJbD8.
UAS in the News
NCDOT Awarded First-Ever Waiver for Drone Bridge Inspections
The FAA last week approved a waiver that allows the North Carolina Department of Transporation to operate Unmanned Aircraft Systems beyond visual line of sight while conducting bridge inspections.

Bell Flies Cargo Drone for NASA's Commercial UAS Demo Program
An unmanned aircraft system developed by Textron's Bell subsidiary for cargo delivery has flown beyond visual line of sight in an urban area as part of a NASA project to showcase commercial UAS missions with industry partners.

Oklahoma college takes COVID-19 fight to the air with use of drones for disinfectant spray
Rose State College in Midwest City, Okla., in collaboration with Total Defense Resource Strategies, recently demonstrated the use of a drone to disperse a COVID-19 disinfectant at the newly constructed student union that opened last month.
Technology Spotlight
Water-based launching of a remotely deployable UAS under diverse conditions
Naval Surface Warfare Center - Pacific

The invention is a deployment system for a water-based launch of a UAS.

The structure includes an inflatable bladder to suspend the tube at a specified depth of water, with a telescopic weight below the tube to ensure proper orientation. To power a launch, the system may use a compressed air tank, a track guided actuator, or a spring-loaded device.

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

Contact: Joan Wu-Singel, CLP
Phone: 406-994-7705


This new technique prints improved strain gauges directly onto wings
Upcoming UASCI Events
Webinar | How Federal Installations Serve as the Catalysts for the Dynamic Oklahoma City Aerospace Hub
Virtual | Webinar
Join Oklahoma City leaders as they share information about the rapidly growing Oklahoma City regional aerospace hub, anchored by two key federal installations: Tinker Air Force Base and the FAA Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center.  Hear from industry representatives on the reasons why they chose Oklahoma City for their key operational/production facilities, such as the low cost of doing business, low cost of living for employees, and availability of skilled workforce.
Upcoming Industry Events
UAS Summit & Expo - NEW DATES
October 13, 2020 - October 14, 2020
Grand Forks, ND
The UAS Summit & Expo started as a small gathering of regional stakeholders. Now, 14 years later, the event in the Northern Plains of North Dakota has become a yearly major event for UAS experts from around the world. It's the original epicenter of...

2nd Annual Monterey Bay Drone, Automation & Robotics Technology (DART) Symposium - VIRTUAL
October 19-23, 2020
Virtual Event
The Symposium will feature a week of compelling talks, workshops, networking and inspiration. This world-class event will build on the momentum generated at the first Symposium, highlight cutting edge technologies being used and developed to address...

The World of Drones and Robotics Congress
November 12-13, 2020
Brisbane, Australia
The World of Drones Congress® is the largest drone Congress in the Asia Pacific region, connecting stakeholders with the latest industry developments, applications and policies. This year the event becomes The World of Drones and Robotics Congress®...

InterDrone - NEW DATES
December 15-17, 2020
Dallas, TX
Join thousands at the Next Destination for Commercial Drones
Headlines
The UK government has agreed to invest in the development of a Drone Port at Montrose in Scotland.
offshoreWIND.biz | 10/08/2020
The UK government has agreed to invest in the development of a Drone Port at Montrose in Scotland, which is expected to benefit the emerging offshore wind developments and create a regulated testing area to attract companies from across the UK.

Multi-agency Drone Task Force Deploys in the Aftermath of California Wildfires
sUAS News | 10/06/2020
A multi-agency task force of public safety drone teams has been supporting local agencies and residents impacted by California wildfires with high-resolution aerial imagery of damaged areas.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium Implements UAS Technology As Sanitization Protocol
UASweekly.com | 10/04/2020
Mercedes-Benz Stadium has implemented drone technology as part of the stadium's holistic cleaning protocol as it prepares to welcomes fans back for the Falcons home game against the Carolina Panthers on October 11. 

Challenges with imprecision of UAS pesticide applications
NebraskaFarmer | 10/02/2020
The potential uses for drones or unmanned aircraft systems in agriculture have been discussed extensively in the past 10 years. One of the potential uses that hasn't been fully fleshed out in the U.S. is pesticide applications.

9-1-1 Drone Dispatch in Manatee County, Florida Could Save Heart Attack Victims
DroneLife | 10/01/2020
Manatee County, Florida, may become the first local government entity in the country to use its emergency 9-1-1 system to dispatch the delivery of emergency medical supplies by drone for people suffering from heart attacks or other serious medical...

Women to Watch in the Drone Industry, the 2020 Awards
DroneLife | 10/01/2020
Women and Drones is proud to once again recognize women who represent the business leaders, innovators, mentors and visionaries making an impact on the global drone economy.

Industry to DOT: "Hold Fast" to Date for Release of Remote ID Rule
DroneLife | 09/29/2020
A group of drone industry stakeholders has signed a letter asking the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to "hold fast" to the intended December 2020 release of the rulemaking on Remote Identification  for unmanned aerial systems.

General Atomics Test-Flies UAS Launch & Recovery Demonstrator
ExecutiveBiz | 09/28/2020
General Atomics' aeronautical systems business has demonstrated a small unmanned aircraft system during a captive carry test with an MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft.

Skydio partners with EagleView for autonomous residential roof inspections via drone
TechCrunch | 09/28/2020
Skydio recently announced that it will work with EagleView to deploy automated residential roof inspections using Skydio drones.

Amazon's newest Ring device is a flying security camera drone
CNBC | 09/26/2020
Amazon is launching a new Ring security camera that's fixed on top of a flying drone.

Game Of Drones: The Unmanned Future Of the Industry
Entrepreneur | 09/26/2020
Some of the most exciting potential applications come from the use of drones in the delivery of essential, healthcare and medical deliveries at customers' doorsteps.

Japan Airlines sees future for drones
American Shipper | 09/26/2020
Japan Airlines may fly some of the largest aircraft in the world, but the carrier is also taking a closer look at how small unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, could one day become part of its fleet.

Small unmanned aircraft give agents best possible vantage point on the border
Border Report | 09/26/2020
Small unmanned aircraft systems are helping agents track more undocumented immigrants, a division chief with the U.S. Border Patrol's Rio Grande Valley Sector said recently.

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