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New UAV integrated systems and software from Microdrones

With the launch of three new integrated systems, ARPAS-UK Member Microdrones has now completed the range of what its popular 3000 series of integrated drone systems can offer. The mdMapper3000DuoG VHR represents the biggest advancement of the three launches, giving users the opportunity to gather ultra-high-resolution photogrammetry from higher altitudes using the Phase One camera and direct…

Misuse of Civilian Drones

Drones (also known as unmanned aircraft) are flying systems that do not carry a pilot. As the technology has become cheaper and more sophisticated, the use of drones for recreational and commercial purposes has grown, with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) reporting a significant increase in the number of permissions obtained for operating commercial drones…

ARPAS-UK brings Industry Insight to CPD for Teachers & Trainers for Construction T-Level

When: 27th January 2020   Part 1: 10.30am-12.30pm    Part 2: 1pm-3pm Where: Grimsby Institute, Nuns Corner, Grimsby, DN34 5BQ   CPD for teachers, trainers and managers These FREE two two-hour employer-led sessions will provide an update on Drone use within the Construction sector. This workshop will be delivered by experts from ARPAS-UK.   Part 1: Participants will…

How drones can save the public sector £1bn

The Nesta Flying High programme is a collaborative engagement between city leaders, regulators, public services, businesses and industry exploring the future of drones in cities. Download the new Flying High Report in collaboration with PwC They worked with five city-regions across the UK (Bradford, London, Preston, Southampton and the West Midland) to develop visions for…

SOARIZON launches across Europe

We are very proud to announce the launch of SOARIZON across Europe. ARPAS-UK Member, SOARIZON is designed to help drone operators scale by streamlining drone operations. We’ve combined all aspects of planning and flying drone missions, historically done using separate apps and manual processes, into one intuitive platform.   Since we started out in 2018…

DJI’s AeroScope Passes Evalutation by UK’s National Infrastructure Protection Agency

The UK has had its fair share of drone-related disruption, most notably with the grounding of flights across several days at London’s Gatwick airport – around this time last year. Ever since, the UK government has been grappling with the issue of drone misuse. New legislation has been passed enforcing drone registration for hobbyists, while airports around the country…

Coptrz Counter Drone System Meets Highest CPNI Standards

Coptrz Counter Drone System – M.A.D.S has received approval by the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) with its specifications endorsed to meet Counter-UAS recommendations for Tier 1, 2 and 3.   After extensive testing by the CPNI, the Detect, Track and Identify Standards (DTI) have been produced to provide a baseline of…

Councillors and Industry Leaders Discover Emerging Technology

Local Councillors from Rushmoor and Hart, and local industry leaders, have visited Farnborough College’s Emerging Technology Centre (ETC) to discover how drones are being used in various industries. The College’s new ETC facility is being developed to provide students with access to drones, robotics, mixed realities and 3D printing technologies. The new facility will give…

Hummingbird Tech in Disrupters to Watch Supplement

Disruptors / Ones to Watch Fast Track researches and compiles two annual sub-tables, published in our Fast Track 100 supplement with The Sunday Times, featuring promising private British companies from a cross-section of industries that do not qualify for the main league table but deserve special recognition. The Disruptors to Watch focuses on companies with the potential to…

Norfolk Lights Express makes Poppy Line debut

A steam locomotive and carriages wrapped in a kilometre of multi-coloured lights are cutting a blaze of colour through the Norfolk countryside for the first time. The Norfolk Lights Express, decorated as an homage to the Northern Lights, is running on the heritage Poppy Line between Sheringham, Weybourne and Holt. “The railway needs to find…