DRONERESPONDERS, a non-profit program based in Miami, FL, supporting public safety UAS, has surpassed 600 member agencies who are operating drones.
A new report by Transparency Market Research finds the global drone services market will reach a Value of US$33 billion by 2027. Results from the research study has Transparency Market Research (TMR) estimating that the drone services market will expand at a CAGR of 32.5 per cent during the forecast period.
The Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada, Catherine McKenna, on behalf of Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced an investment of up to $600,000 under the Innovative Solutions Canada program for four new projects.
Bell Textron Inc. has completed the successful first autonomous flight of its Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) 70 at a testing site near Fort Worth, Texas. Bell plans to continue to test the vehicle under an experimental type certificate throughout the remainder of the year. 
SKYTRAC Systems Ltd. of Kelowna, BC, is one of 10 beta partners introduced by Iridium Communications Inc. for the development of new products based on the new Iridium Certus 9770 transceiver.
DroneShield Ltd., headquartered in Sydney, Australia, on July 29 became the first counterdrone technology company to be accepted as a member of Airports Council International (ACI) Europe, which represents more than 500 airports in 45 European countries. News of the Australian company’s ACI membership boosted its share price by 14 per cent by end of trading on July 30 – albeit a relatively small jump starting from 26 cents (AUD) per share before hitting 30 cents.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. this month is marking the 25th anniversary of its Predator A unmanned aircraft. Predator A completed its first flight in July 1994 and made its operational debut in 1995. The aircraft line remained in production until 2011.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has reaffirmed its collaboration with Cobham Aviation Services UK for through-life support strategies for the Protector RG Mk1 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). First delivery of the GA-ASI-developed RPA to the Royal Air Force (RAF) is expected in the early 2020s.
ParaZero Technologies states its ASTM-compliant SafeAir Systems for the DJI Phantom 4 Series and DJI Mavic 2 Series comply with Transport Canada regulations for operations over people. This compliance, explains the company, relates to licensed operators using the SafeAir Mavic + ASTM Professional Kit and the SafeAir Phantom + ASTM Professional Kit.
Drone Delivery Canada on July 16, 2019, was granted its first patent from the United States Patent Office. The patent – # 10,351,239 – covers DDC’s proprietary FLYTE management software system, which the company describes as a core component of its drone delivery platform.
Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has completed phase one of its On The Fly Pilot with Peel Region Paramedics, surrounding testing with Automated External Defibrillatorn (AED). The company states it achieved a 100 per cent success rate in the utilization of its drone platform to enable reduced response time.
Unifly NV, which provides unmanned traffic management (UTM) software for drones, has completed a €17 million ($25.1 million CDN) Series B capital raise bringing in investors like Deutsche Flugsicherung, which is the national air traffic control authority of Germany, and FPIM, a wealth fund based in Belgium.
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