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AirMap Secures $26M Funding from Microsoft, Airbus, Qualcomm, Sony, Rakuten and Yuneec

Ben Marcus, CEO and Co-Founder and Gregory McNeal EVP and Co-Founder

Ben Marcus, CEO and Co-Founder and Gregory McNeal EVP and Co-Founder

AirMap, an airspace management platform for drones, has announced a $26 million Series B funding round led by Microsoft Ventures, with additional participation from Airbus Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures (the investment arm of Qualcomm Incorporated), Rakuten, Sony, Yuneec, and existing investors General Catalyst and Lux Capital. The new investment brings AirMap’s total funding to more than $43 million. Continue reading

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Gryphon Sensors to Build $10M Drone Detection System

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Gryphon Sensors, an offshoot of SRC Inc., plans to develop a $10.1 million monitoring system that can detect drones and other small aircraft. The first phase of the project, which is slated for completion in April 2017, will cover the airspace between Gryphon’s North Syracuse headquarters and Griffiss International Airport in Rome, Oneida County. Continue reading

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UAS Assist at Miami Fire Rescue and US Army Joint Exercise


History was made at the Port of Miami this past Saturday, February 18 as a fleet of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) consisting of aerial drones and miniature aerostats were used to provide live situational awareness at a joint exercise between Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFD), the U.S. Army. and other agencies. The combined forces were assigned the mission to mobilize and deploy to assess and/or mitigate a suspected weapon of mass destruction. Continue reading

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