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  • CG 1 Released – sUAS Regulations

    Eleven years of joint effort by Unmanned Systems Canada and Tranport Canada has reached the milestone announcement in Canada Gazette One of the proposed regulations for small UAS operating in Visual Line of Sight. http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2017/2017-07-15/html/reg2-eng.php Unmanned Systems Canada will be seeking industry input to provide Transport Canada with a collated

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  • Arctic UAV Awarded BVLOS Project

    July 6th, 2017, Iqaluit. Arctic UAV Inc. was recently awarded a 2 year contract from Transport Canada to ‘Conduct Concept of Northern Operations for Unmanned Aerial Systems’. The trials will provide hands-on experience operating sophisticated drones and will help develop procedures, training, and risk assessment tools for operations in Northern

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  • Transport Canada Approves Drone Test Range in Alma QC

    Unmanned Systems Canada (USC) congratulates the UAS Centre of Excellence in Alma Quebec for having gained the approval of the Minister of Transport as a UAS Test Range able to support extensive Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) testing. In a recent industry survey conducted by USC, 65% of Canadian

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  • New Interim Order Refines Drone Usage Restrictions

    An amended interim order has modified the restrictions pertaining to operations of model aircraft (recreational UAVs). Previously stated distances for operations from animals, and other fixed entities have been deleted. Amended paragraphs follow: (3) No person shall operate a model aircraft having a total weight of more 250 g (0.55

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  • Université de Sherbrooke wins AUVSI Student Competition

    Congratulations to team VAMUdeS from the Université de Sherbrooke! For the second consecutive year they are the champion at the AUVSI Student Unmanned Aerial Systems Competition. They also took home  the Best Mission Demonstration award. Teams from 59 universities worldwide were selected to compete, with 38 teams able to get airborne in Patuxent River Naval

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  • Fisheries and Oceans UAS P&A

    Fisheries and Oceans has issued a Price and Availability request for research  UAS platforms and technology available now, or upcoming technology that can meet their requirements. Feedback on their draft requirements is also requested. Bilingual copies of the documents are available for download. Response deadline is 7 July. https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/tender-notice/PW-WPG-006-10247

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  • Model Based System Engineering Workshop – Ottawa 28 June

    Join LOOKNorth as Phoenix Integration and Analytical Graphics Inc. present and demonstrate key concepts associated with MBSE-MBE connectivity, Multi-Disciplinary Optimization Analysis (MDOA) and Model as a Service (MaaS). The combination of each component provide you with the ability to move quickly through concept design, win more proposals, reduce risk and

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  • Canada Defence Policy Released

    Unmanned Systems Canada is pleased to note the government’s renewed commitment to the Canada’s defence and security capabilities. The specific focus on remotely piloted aerial systems for all  of the services’ needs, is particularly welcomed. These technologies have been developing  rapidly in Canadian industry over the past several years in

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  • Mexican UAV Opportunities.

    In ongoing efforts by Unmanned Systems Canada to promote Canadian exports, a highly successful event series of events were recently held in Mexico City during the week of 24-29 April. The week kicked off with a meeting between Transport Canada,  the Mexican aviation regulator DGAC, with Unmanned Systems Canada invited

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  • Edmonton Internationa Airport to Incorporate Robird and Integrated Drone Solutions

    Edmonton International Airport (“EIA”) will be the first ever airport in the world to integrate a full suite of unmanned aerial system (“UAS”) services into their daily airport operations. Starting in Q2 of 2017, Clear Flight Solutions (“CFS”) and AERIUM Analytics (“AERIUM”) will focus on safely integrating UAS technology at

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