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  • M.Sc. Thesis Opportunity 2016 – 2018

    Performance of a UAV-borne Directional Gamma Spectrometer                               An opportunity exists for a geophysics or physics student to perform their M.Sc. thesis work at the Geological Survey of Canada on studies of the performance of a directional

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    2016 Student UAS Competition Winners -Compétion étudiante de drones 2016 Résultats finaux

    Southport, MB – May 2nd, 2016 – Fourteen university student teams from across Canada competed in the Operational Phase of the 8th Unmanned Systems Canada UAS Student Competition hosted by Southport MB.  Phase 1, the design paper, attracted 18 teams and 14 competed in Phase 2 this past weekend. Le

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    Draganfly Innovations adds GLONASS Support to Supplement GPS

    SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN and VENICE, CALIFORNIA – April 26, 2016 – Draganfly Innovations announced today the addition of support for GLONASS satellite navigation, which will provide higher accuracy and function in more locations than GPS alone. GLONASS (GLObal NAvigation Satellite System) is a Russian space-based navigation system similar to GPS. Both

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    PORTSECURE 2016 18 – 20 May, Toronto

    Find new customers in the Port Security sector.  Come and join Unmanned Systems Canada at PortSecure 2016 from 19 to 20 May in Toronto. USC has been invited to present on UAS applications for Port Security and will also provide a short “UAV 101” course. For further details download the

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    UAS Operator Weather Survey

    Unmanned Systems Canada has been requested to get UAS operator input for an FAA Aviation Weather Research Program to improve weather-related information provided to UAS operators. We are hoping that the results of this work will also be available to Environment Canada and NavCanada. Your assistance in completing this survey

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    A message from USC’s Chairman

    Five months have already passed since our annual conference, and the first meeting of our newly elected Board of Directors. 2015 certainly ended on a high note, with the UAV community anticipating the regulatory framework for Visual Line of Sight operations to be enacted, the culmination of years of leadership and

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    7 Steps to starting a UAV company in Canada

    Far too often I have customers sending links to drone service company websites that have advertising and content that make me cringe. We mostly see what will eventually become evidence for Transport Canada to shut them down or fine them. We see them post half-truths about regulation and downright moronic claims

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    There is still time to join us at AUVSI’s Xponential 2016!

    We are gearing up to exhibit in New Orleans, USA May 2 – 5th at Xponential, one of the largest unmanned vehicles events and international marketplaces attracting over 8,000 attendees from over 55 countries. Are you looking to sell your technology or service to the US and other international markets? 

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    USC, CAVCOE and Invest Ottawa Partner in Automated Vehicles Event

    The complex issues surrounding automated vehicles grabbed the attention of 85 members of industry, government and academia involved in the sector at an event held in Ottawa on Wednesday. Mr Barrie Kirk, executive director of The Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence (CAVCOE) and Mark Aruja, the Chair of USC,

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    Draganfly Innovations, First to Obtain Transport Canada’s Compliant Status for Multiple UAV Systems

    Saskatoon, SK & Venice, CA – March 31, 2016 – Draganfly Innovations Inc. announced today that Transport Canada now considers Draganfly’s Declaration of Compliance for all four current production Draganflyer UAVs to be complete. This allows Draganfly to issue Statements of Conformity to clients seeking to become Compliant Operators in

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