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DASA awards £2m to fast-track autonomous vehicles in harsh conditions

Boost to UK prosperity as 21 contracts awarded to small and medium-sized enterprises and innovators for next generation autonomy systems The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) can today announce it has awarded 21 contracts worth a total £2.1 million to boost how autonomous vehicles and systems operate in challenging environments. DASA, on behalf of the Defence…

US Disaster Relief Program, COVID-19 Update

One Week In, and 100 Drones Already Committed What a week this has been. Seven days ago, DJI announced we were activating our Disaster Relief Program to help public safety agencies in the United States confront the coronavirus. Today, we’re pleased to announce we are distributing 100 drones to 40 police, fire and public safety organizations in 21…

Flock’s initiatives to help the drone industry

ARPAS-UK Member, Flock has launched a number of initiatives to help support customers, staff and the commercial drone industry during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. PLEDGING £10,000 TO THE FIGHT Flock are committed to provide £10,000 of free insurance to organisations using drones to tackle coronavirus and the issues it is causing. Apply below to find out…

SOARIZON by Thales and Iris Automation announce partnership

SOARIZON by Thales, the integrated drone operations technology provider, and Iris Automation, the leading detect-and-avoid (DAA) technology, today announced the formation of a new partnership. Together the companies will provide customers with Iris Automation’s leading DAA technology to enable Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations paired with SOARIZON’s complete drone operations management platform. Based…

Flock interview Hummingbird Technologies

Flock interviewed Hummingbird Technologies’ Vice President Hendrik Knyphausen and Head of Operations Ben Smith on why they use Flock drone insurance. Ben Smith: “It’s allowed us to be a lot more flexible, and not be worried about how much we’re spending on drone insurance.”   Both Flock and Hummingbird Technologies are ARPAS-UK Members.   Hummingbird…

Moonrock offer No Claims Discounts

ARPAS-UK Member, Moonrock Insurance, have started offering No Claims Discounts on their drone insurance. This is great news for the future of the drone industry and we are delighted to see this happening.   Any commercial pilot with 2 years of no claims can apply for this insurance and will receive a discount.    …

Animal Dynamics Joins WeRobotics as Technology Partner

We’re delighted to announce that the cargo drone company Animal Dynamics is now a formal technology partner of WeRobotics and Flying Labs. There are many good reasons to be partnering with Animal Dynamics. Flying Labs in 25+ countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America are increasingly engaged in the use of cargo drones. This is the result…

Coverdrone Announce Partnership With Wingtra

As the leading commercial drone insurance provider, ARPAS-UK Member Coverdrone loves to work with the best in the business. That is why we are excited to announce that we have partnered with Wingtra in an arrangement to be their only UK & EU drone insurance partner. Who Are Wingtra? Wingtra, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, is…

SOARIZON by Thales announces strategic partnership with CG Labs

SOARIZON, the integrated drone operations technology provider has formed a strategic partnership with CG Labs, experts in the capture and processing of data. Based in Milton Keynes, UK, CG Labs works across many different sectors including industrial, construction, agriculture and events specialising in visualization, modelling and measurement, where technology and data manipulation deliver a new…

Drone training for Cranfield Airport staff in anticipation of future integrated airspace

Staff and students at Cranfield University and its Airport have completed a remote pilot course for flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as part of long-term planning for integrated airspace use by manned and unmanned aircraft. The commercial UAV remote pilot course incorporated a ground school element for flight planning – covering principles of flight, rules…