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  • Unmanned Ground Vehicle Competition!

    NEWS RELEASE:  USC-STC HOLDS UNMANNED GROUND VEHICLE COMPETITION (OTTAWA): A Canadian first – a competition involving unmanned “snowplows” – will take place May 25-26 at the newly-opened Ottawa L5 facility, North America’s first integrated test environment for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV). Teams from the University of Ottawa and Carleton

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  • UC19Ottawa Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available

    Sponsorships Now Available USC-STC is pleased to announce that Sponsorship opportunities for this years Unmanned Canada 2019 are now available. UC19Ottawa is Canada’s largest conference for the unmanned and autonomous vehicles industry. This year’s Conference is being held in Ottawa, our Nation’s capital October 30 through November 1, 2019/UC19Ottawa provides Sponsors with an excellent opportunity to showcase

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  • Call for Speakers: UC19Ottawa

    Unmanned Systems Canada – Systèmes Télécommandés Canada – is pleased to announce the call for Industry Speakers and a new Conference Student Competition. Unmanned Canada 2019 is Canada’s largest conference and trade show for the unmanned, remotely-piloted and autonomous vehicles industry. This year’s event will be held in our nation’s

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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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  • UAS Competition Video- A Student’s View

    The USC Student Competition is a event that allows today’s brilliant young minds to plan and execute UAS solutions to real world problems. In order to capture the emotions of the competitors in action, a USC Competition veteran, Zachary Guy filmed the students throughout the weekend of May 3rd –

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  • News Release: 2019 Student UAS Competition Results

     Alma, QC – May 6th, 2019 – The lights are back on in the Saguenay Valley thanks to the skills of École de technologie supérieure – Team Donolab. They answered the call from the local power company needing drone support to inspect a simulated damaged solar farm. ETS was declared

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  • Deadline Approaches on RCMP Tender

    The RCMP has issued a broad-scope Request For Information (RFI) regarding multiple aspects of RPAS (including procurement). The deadline for interested parties is to express their interest is May 21st. According to the Tender, “The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) plans to establish a competitive Standing Offer for the acquisition

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  • Student UAS Competition – Action on the Flight Line

    It’s day 2 of the 11th Unmanned Systems Student UAS Competition on location at CED in Alma QC. The sun is out, the wind is up, and the wind chill is above 0C! The checks and double checks are taking place on the flight line as 14 teams begin the

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  • Sandbox Call for Applications / Appel de demandes de participation à l’environnement protégé

    The Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program, run by the Department of National Defence has a new update that will be of interest to USC members and others in the UAV ecosystem. As you know, the Innovation for Defense Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Program continues to move forward

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  • USC-STC and LOOKNorth Announce Funding Support for Four New Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Projects for Canada’s Drone/Remotely Piloted Vehicles

    April 25, 2019 – Ottawa, ON Four new Canadian companies and innovative research projects will be funded by LOOKNorth and Unmanned Systems Canada – Systèmes Télécommandés Canada (USC-STC) as part a national ‘testbed project’ in the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems ‘RPAS’ (also known as UAV’s or drones) industry. The Beyond

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  • Ornithology & Drones Workshop April 9-12 Hastings Reserve, Monterey County

    The application of drones to bird research and conservation is essentially ground-breaking and game-changing technology.   The more ornithologists we introduce this technology to, the better for them and for the birds.   This particular workshop is absolutely the tops!    Not only do ‘students’ acquire information from top specialists in the field,

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