FlytBase, Iris Automation partnership aims safe BVLOS drone operations

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Drone automation software specialist FlytBase is partnering with avionics safety expert Iris Automation so that enterprises can conduct Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) missions safely at scale.

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Skydio is finally ready to unveil its autonomous drone dock

Skydio has locked December 7, 2022, as “Dock Day,” where the US drone manufacturer will unveil a self-contained, weatherproof charging base station for Skydio 2 aircraft.

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American Robotics secures FAA approval for commercial deployment of Scout drone systems

American Robotics has been granted a new exemption by the FAA which enables the company to not only operate its autonomous Scout drone system for research, development, crew training, and market surveys, but also for full-scale commercial operations.

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European chemical maker uses automated thermal drones for daily risk analysis

Armor Group, a major European manufacturer of industrial inks, says it has started using a drone-in-a-box solution for daily surveillance and preventive inspection at a French manufacturing site whose atmosphere has been classified as “potentially explosive.” The company’s La Chevrolière site is now benefiting from Hoverseen automatic docking system for Parrot ANAFI thermal drones. 

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This drone company raised $130M. It’s now being sold for $18M

In a development that many didn’t see coming, Ondas Holdings has announced a deal to acquire drone-in-a-box solution provider Airobotics. The news comes barely a year after Ondas’s acquisition of American Robotics, a fellow player in the fully automated drone ecosystem.

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Asylan receives BVLOS waivers for security drone-in-a-box system

Pennsylvania-based security company Asylan has been granted three beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) waivers by the FAA. The waivers would allow Asylan to leverage its automated security drone-in-a-box system to conduct operations over people and moving vehicles even during nighttime at various sites in the US, including logistics customer GXO’s new facility in Clayton, Indiana.

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