North Dakota selects Thales as long-term partner in Vantis BVLOS drone network

Vantis BVLOS drone network

After years of preparatory work together, French aviation, defense, and communication giant Thales has been selected as a long-term systems integration partner for North Dakota’s beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone network, Vantis.

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Autel releases EVO II Enterprise drones with spotlight, speaker accessories; see prices

Autel Robotics is shoring up its commercial fleet for professional missions with EVO II Enterprise drones. The company is bringing out two new products: EVO II Pro Enterprise with 6K ultra-HD video, and EVO II Dual 640T Enterprise that comes with a thermal imaging sensor in addition to a visual camera. Both drones are compatible with swappable accessories like a loudspeaker, spotlight, strobe, and an RTK module.

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New DJI video highlights impressive drone solar inspection

DJI released a new video today, providing a complete overview of a drone solar installation inspection in China. It’s pretty impressive.

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France’s Thales successfully tests long-distance automated drone

French defense and aerospace group Thales has announced the successful testing of a long-range drone prototype that can fly missions of up to 100 kilometers. The company says the uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV) is already compliant with European Special Condition Light Unmanned Aircraft Systems regulations for future drone flights over populated areas.

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Startup seeks to revolutionize drone flight with hybrid electric generators

It’s hardly breaking news that battery life limitations are one of the biggest brakes on expanded individual drone missions and wider deployment by businesses. But California startup LaunchPoint Electric Propulsion Solutions thinks its hybrid electric generators will soon extend craft operation and increase payload hauls with one simple fix.

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High Lander, Sky-Drones partner on fleet solution

Picture that you need to run drone operations remotely: Dispatch pre-programmed or manual missions, operate one or multiple drones simultaneously, all while monitoring every aspect from a remote control station as if you were there in person. Take it a step further, and visualize doing this with a number of different brands of drones from nearly anywhere on the planet. Now you’re getting an idea of what these two companies are doing together.

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