• Safety Rules for Recreational Dones

    Minister Garneau will announce today  an Interim Order which provides safety rules for recreational drone use. As the national organization representing over 500 members from the professional Unmanned Aerial Systems community, we applaud the Minister’s initiative to take steps to implement clear and enforceable regulations to deter the hazardous operation of recreational drones. Nonetheless, we […]

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  • Esri Canada National Security Seminar – Wed 12 April Westin Ottawa Hotel

    The registration site for the complimentary National Security seminar on Wednesday April 12th is now open at http://esri.ca/en/events/seminars/2017-national-security-seminar The agenda this year will focus on the integration of multi-intelligence data sources to support your mission and improve your operational awareness.

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  • 2017 Student Competition Sponsors

    USC wishes to acknowledge the generous contribution of Supporting Sponsors Forest protection Limited and Michael Lévesque that were not properly reflected in the Phase 1 press release yesterday.  Our apologies to these valued supporters. The corrected version is attached. Sponsors_17

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  • UAS Student Competition Phase 1 Winners

    The design papers submitted by all 16 teams have gone through the judging panel of subject matter experts including former competitors. Unmanned Systems Canada is pleased to announce the winners.  

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  • Beyond Visual Line of Sight Operations for UAS Authorised – A Canadian Milestone

    Unmanned Systems Canada is pleased to announce a milestone in Canadian aviation history, with the commencement on 24 February 2017 of regular Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) small Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) flights in civil airspace.

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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 committee. Industry is invited to […]

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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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  • 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 autonomous vehicles (AV). The summit […]

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