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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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    SESAR JU – Call for Demonstrations/Live Testing

    The Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) Joint Undertaking has informed us that it has just published a call which aims at performing demonstration/live testing activities for identifying quick-win solutions enabling the safe integration of drones, in all kinds of airspace. This call is framed in the context of the

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    CARAC 16th Plenary: New UAV Exemptions Announced

    On December 13, at the Canadian Aviation Regulation Advisory Council (CARAC)Plenary, Transport Canada staff announced that new SFOC exemption requirements will be published this week (possibly as early as today, December 14), and are expected to go into effect on December 22 2016, the day after the current SFOC exemptions expire.

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    Canadian government seeking proposals for Arctic surveillance technology – 11 Jan 17

    The Call for Proposals (CFP) is an invitation to bidders to submit innovative science and technology (S&T) proposals in support of Canada’s defence, security and public safety. More specifically, this CFP identifies S&T Challenges that relate to the following DRDC programs and for which innovative solutions are sought:   All-Domain

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  • Drone Delivery Canada and Staples Team Up For Drone Delivery Development, Implementation and Commercialization

    Toronto, Ontario—November 29, 2016 USC member Drone Delivery Canada is pleased to announce it is working with Staples (NASDAQ – SPLS), the country’s leading provider of business solutions, to collaborate and explore the feasibility of developing, implementing and commercializing a drone delivery logistics platform for Staples’ commercial requirements nationwide in Canada.

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    USC Submission to the Transportation, Infrastructure and Communities

    This morning the Chair of USC, Mark Aruja, participated as a witness to the Standing Committee on Transportation, Infrastructure and Communities.  He was joined by key players in the UAS industry. The  podcast for both sessions is at: http://parlvu.parl.gc.ca/XRender/en/View/Calendar/20161124/-1?device=isChrome  Top line – UAV Regulations The oral presentation  is attached.

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    USC WITNESS on STANDING COMMITTEE 24 Nov at 0845

    USC has a history of success as co-author with Transport Canada on UAV regulations. That reputation will see USC as a witness at the Standing Committee on Transportation, Infrastructure and Communities on Thursday 24 November from 0845 – 0945. The proceedings can be followed on line. Both  written and oral submissions

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    Student Unmanned Aircraft Systems Competition-Coast to Coast Sign Up

    Students from Canadian Universities are flocking in impressive numbers to the 2017 Unmanned Systems Canada Student UAS Competition.  A total of 16 teams from New Brunswick to BC have registered for the event.  First time competitors from Calgary and Windsor, will add excitement and new input to this 9th annual

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    Unmanned Systems Canada Awards Presented with Membership Audience at Annual Conference

    The Awards Ceremony was the high point of the closing day at the 14th annual Unmanned Systems Conference held in Edmonton AB late last week. The occasion honored outstanding contributions made by individuals, organizations and students who display vision, hard work and dedication to the unmanned systems sector. Many deserving

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