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  • Study of Canadian UAV Regulations – Standing Committee on Transportation releases Interim Report

    The House of Commons Committee on Transportation, Infrastructure and Communities has released:  Study of Unmanned Air Vehicle Regulations: An Interim Report. Unmanned Systems Canada and members of our industry testified before the committee as inputs to this report. We expect to be commenting on elements of this report to the

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  • RFP-The Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to Remotely Collect Data for Road Infrastructure- Deadline 11 March

    The World Road Association (PIARC) has issued a Call for Proposals for the “The use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to Remotely Collect Data for Road Infrastructure.”  Deadline:11 March 2017

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  • RFI for RCN ISTAR UAS project

    The Royal Canadian Navy has issued an RFI for their ISTAR UAS project; closing date of 18 April 2017. https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/tender-notice/PW-QD-037-26189  

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  • 2017 Canadian UAS Industry Survey

    Transport Canada has contracted LOOKNorth with support from Unmanned Systems Canada to undertake a UAS industry survey with a particular emphasis on the impact of BVLOS capabilities. The purpose is to update a 2013 survey and to provide insight into planned sector growth in both the domestic and export markets.

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  • USC Releases Small RPAS BVLOS Best Practices to the Community

    Unmanned Systems Canada is publicly releasing Small RPAS Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS) Best Practices, a document developed by Unmanned Systems Canada to provide guidance to industry for BVLOS operation of small unmanned aircraft. This document was previously released to registered members of Unmanned Systems Canada as version 1.1

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  • Aeryon Labs and DroneDeploy Partner to Deliver End-to-End Enterprise UAS Solutions

    Aeryon Labs and DroneDeploy Partner to Deliver End-to-End Enterprise UAS Solutions Aeryon Labs Inc., a manufacturer of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) and DroneDeploy, the leading drone data platform, today announced their partnership to deliver integrated UAS solutions to end-users and service providers in the commercial/industrial market. Aeryon is pleased to

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  • RFP for UAV Mapping System

    The University of  Calgary has issued an RFP for a UAV Mapping System. Bids close on 14 Feb 2017.

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  • USC Partner in Autonomous Vehicle Summit

    On 19 January, the Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence (CAVCOE) and the Kanata North Business Improvement Area, partnered with the Conference Board of Canada, Unmanned Systems Canada and InvestOttawa, organized a summit to connect government, post-secondary and industry representatives to turn the National Capital Region into a hub for

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  • RFI – Drones for Desert Locust Monitoring

    The food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is looking to obtain preliminary information on the availability of potential vendors to provide solutions enabling FAO, within the context of Desert Locust early warning & preventive control systems, to improve its monitoring activities through the use of fixed and rotary

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  • New UAV exemptions come into effect today

    On December 21st, 2016 Transport Canada (TC) released the new criteria for exemptions from SFOC requirements for operations of UAV’s with a max takeoff weight of 25 kilograms. These exemption requirements are in effect as of today, and all operators are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the changes. Specific details

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