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  • New RPAS/Drone Regulations Released for Canada

    Montreal, QC – On Wednesday, Transport Canada released new regulations for the rapidly-growing Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS) industry in Canada. Published in Canada Gazette II, the new rules govern all aspects of Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) operations for all operators flying RPAS (commonly known as ‘drones’) that weigh

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  • Open Call for Proposals: Apply by Feb. 1, 2019 for BVLOS Capability Development Support

    Contribute to Canada’s Innovation! FEBRUARY 1, 2019 Deadline for next round of funding proposals for LookNorth-USC/STC Projects that support for Unmanned Aerial Systems BVLOS Capability Development Program DescriptionLOOKNorth and Unmanned Systems Canada are partnering to build a national cluster of industry and academia to develop the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

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  • Canada is the ‘Country of Honour’ at FAMEX 2019

    Unmanned Systems/Systèmes Télécommandés Canada encourages companies to apply for CanExport funding to attend FAMEX in Mexico this April If your company is looking to build your international network of suppliers and buyers and export products, services or expertise…consider applying now for CanExport funding to attend FAMEX as part of the

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  • Media Release: Canada’s National Drone Association Condemns Gatwick Incident

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: UNMANNED SYSTEMS CANADA CONDEMNS GATWICK AIRPORT DRONE INTRUSION (OTTAWA): Unmanned Systems Canada/Systèmes Télécommandés Canada (USC-STC), the national industry association representing the unmanned vehicle systems sector, condemns the deliberate, illegal and irresponsible use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones) to disrupt commercial flights at Britain’s Gatwick Airport. On Wednesday,

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  • Student UAS Competition Attracts 16 Teams from Across Canada

    There is a power struggle shaping  up in the Lac Saint-Jean region of Quebec.  It is between the UAS teams representing 16 colleges and universities from across Canada who will be put to the test identifying the damage to and proposing solutions for a solar field. CED Alma will host

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  • Drone Education Program Launches in Manitoba School Division – Enabling Students’ Learning Using UAV Technology

    Several northern and remote communities are getting a technological transformation using unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) as a learning tool in the classroom. The UAV Pilot Program, designed by Frontier School Division Science Coach Arif Kassum, is a teaching and implementation guide filled with curricular connections for teachers throughout the division.

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  • LOOKNorth BVLOS Call For Proposals Issued

    As announced at Unmanned Canada 18, LOOKNorth BVLOS call for proposals has been released.  The CFP and proposal template are attached.  For the latest updates please go to https://www.looknorth.org/. For further information contact  Neil Cater – Project Manager. T 709-864-7808 | C 709-687-2050 [email protected]  

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  • USC-STC Winners in News Release Format

    Last week, at #UC18VANCOUVER, we took great pride in presenting our annual awards to students, trailblazers, and others making remarkable contributions to the unmanned sector. We wrote about that in this post.  We wanted to make things a little more formal by acknowledging these accomplishments with a news release. You

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  • #UC18VANCOUVER a Success; Onward!

    Our 16th annual conference is now over – and what a terrific gathering it was!  We’ve had very positive feedback from USC-STC members about the quality of the technical presentations, the variety and excellence of the exhibits on the floor and – as usual – the outstanding networking that takes

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  • USC-STC Awards Presented

    The annual Unmanned Systems Canada / Systèmes Télécommandés Canada awards were presented Thursday, recognizing outstanding contributions to the unmanned industry, and encouraging students planning to pursue careers in this field. It’s always a highlight of every USC-STC event, and this year was no exception. The first award was the student papers

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