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  • 2019 Award Nominations Close September 30

    Who do you admire in Canada’s Unmanned and Remotely Piloted Vehicle Systems sector? Is there an individual or organization you believe deserves acknowledgement on a national stage?  Unmanned Systems Canada / Systèmes Télécommandés Canada is now accepting nominations for its two annual award categories: the Pip Rudkin Individual Achievement Award and

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  • 2019 – 2020 UAS Student Competition Announced! Get ready to compete in Southport next May

    USC-STC sets the scenario for 12th Canada’s National Annual Student Competition Sept. 5, 2019 – NEWS RELEASE Ottawa, ON Each year, post-secondary teams from across Canada tackle real-life scenarios as participants in USC-STC’s National UAS Student Competition.  This year’s challenge enables students to showcase their team’s technical and flying skills

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  • New UC19Ottawa Micro-Site

    In case you’ve missed it on social media, USC-STC is proud to unveil a new micro-site dedicated to the upcoming UC19Ottawa conference. We’ll give you the link in a second, but here’s a quick sneak peek: The site contains everything you need to know about the conference, including downloadable programs,

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  • US Department of Defense RFI

    The United States Department of Defense is calling for input from the RPAS industry to help formulate an investment roadmap. This formal Request For Information is also open to those in the Canadian RPAS world – and your input may well help the US Government further define its future drone

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  • UC19Ottawa at a glance!

    A detailed program is on the way (along with a new website), but we thought we’d whet your appetite with a preview of what’s on tap this fall at our annual conference. Needless to say, this is an extremely era in the #unmanned world. This year has brought new regulations,

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  • UC19Ottawa Sponsors & Exhibitor Opportunities Now Available

    Sponsorships Now Available June 21, 2019 – USC-STC is pleased to announce our brochures outlining Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities for the Unmanned Canada 2019 Conference and Trade Show are now available for download! We hope you’ll join us in Ottawa for the 17th Annual National industry event running from October 30

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  • Share your feedback in a new National Drone/RPAS Industry Survey

    Professional drone/UAV/RPAS operators, manufacturers, software developers, trainers, industry suppliers, students and academia are encouraged to respond before March 30th, 2019 to the new national ‘RPAS Environmental Study.’ March 19, 2019 – Unmanned Systems Canada / Systèmes Télécommandés Canada is encouraging our members and industry contacts to participate in a national

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  • Transport Canada Updates at Manitoba Precision Ag Workshop

    March 6, 2019 – USC-STC Industry Event Update USC-STC’s Mark Aruja and many of our national association members attended the Manitoba Precision Agricultural Workshop held at Southport, MB on March 5th. Representatives from Transport Canada provided some updates on the status of the new regulations. Thanks to USC-STC’ member Matthew

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  • Industry Events: Meet-ups, Workshops & More!

    Our Marketing and Communications Committee heard your requests to help share event notices more regularly with our community. Through 2019, our Committee’s immediate and longer-term goals are to: Update this page every few weeks to add industry workshops, industry conferences, webinars, etc. Highlight in monthly issues of USC-STC News any

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  • 2019-2020 Student UAS Competition Details

    Southport Aerospace Centre – Southport, Manitoba May 1-3, 2020 The purpose of the Unmanned Systems Canada / Systèmes Télécommandés Canada (USC-STC) Annual National Student Competitions are to promote and develop Canadian expertise and experience in unmanned and remotely piloted vehicle systems technologies at the university and college levels. Even small scale unmanned

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  • All things Unmanned Canada 19!

    Hello from Unmanned Canada.19 Central… We have great news to relate! We’ve launched our new official conference website, effective Sept 2, 2019. You can find it live, now at uc19.unmannedsystems.ca We’ve put all the information for Attendees, Sponsors and Exhibitors on the site with links to registration  and information to make

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  • Flying Drones in CLASS C Airspace – You mean they’ll let you?

    By David Cooke, Guest Contributor There are procedures now to fly UAVs in any controlled airspace as long as you have an advanced RPAS license and an aircraft declared “SAFE” by the manufacturer. Simple. Now you just go on the NavCanada website and file a request.  This all started back

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  • #UC19Ottawa Registration Now OPEN!

    Unmanned Systems Canada / Systèmes Télécommandés Canada is pleased to announce that registration for its annual conference is now open. This year’s conference will take place in the nation’s capital from October 30 to November 1, and promises to be USC-STC’s biggest and most ambitious gathering to date. We’ll be

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  • Students – Apply Before August 31st for the $2500 Mark Cuss Memorial Scholarship

    USC-STC is honoured to support Canada’s rising stars contributing to the future of Unmanned Systems In December 2006, a young, gifted unmanned vehicles engineer working with CDL Systems named Mark Cuss passed away after a courageous 22-month battle with cancer.  At the time of his death, Mark was only 27 years old. However, during

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