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First Australian Sale for MESMER CUAV Solution

Counter drone technology company, Department 13, has sold its MESMER counter-drone solution to its first Australian customer. The deal sees EPE, D13’s strategic partner in the Australasian region, purchase MESMER Version 1.0 on behalf of an end-customer as an initial order following a series of successful demonstrations with the customer.

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General Atomics Gets $98M MQ-9 USAF Development Contract

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General Atomics – Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $98,000,000 ceiling indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the MQ-9 technology maturation effort. This effort will provide a broad enterprise of activities associated with development of capabilities for the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Continue reading

Rakuten and AirMap Joint Venture Brings Unmanned Traffic Management Platform to Japan

Rakuten, Inc., an internet services provider headquartered in Japan, and AirMap, an airspace management platform for drones,  announced the launch of a joint venture, Rakuten AirMap, Inc. The joint venture will provide Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) solutions to drone operators and airspace managers in Japan. Continue reading