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  • USC Compliant Training List – 2018-04

    The list of UAS training organizations that have declared compliance to delivering courses which meet Transport Canada knowledge requirements has been updated and published on this site. For those organizations seeking UAS training you are highly encouraged to source from this list. Training organizations wishing to submit amendments to this

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  • Bow Valley College offers UAV/Drone Certification Courses Ahead of New Transport Canada Rules

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  • DND Announces IDEaS Research and Development Program

    I am pleased to inform you that today, the Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, launched the Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Program and its first Call for Proposals for Competitive Projects. IDEaS will revolutionize the way DND generates solutions to complex challenges. Through IDEaS,

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  • Future Fighter Regional Forums 23 April – 1 May

    Important Update regarding B2B Schedule to meet with Fighter Procurement participants to discuss collaboration and Industrial Technology Benefits.   REMINDER – there are only TWO WEEKS to go before the Future Fighter Regional Forums begin! The Government of Canada is coming to a city near you to share more about

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  • ICAO UTM RFI 30 Apr + Drone Enable Symposium

    International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Second DRONE ENABLE, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Industry (DRONE ENABLE/2) Symposium Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) Request for Information (RFI)  Submission deadline: 30 April 2018 The RFI is available at https://www.icao.int/Meetings/DRONEENABLE2 For more information, please contact the RPAS Programme Office at DRONEENABLE@icao.int.

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  • USC Chair to Testify at Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities -Wed 28 Mar 3:30pm

    UPDATE – 5 Minute address attached The Chairman of USC Mark Aruja, will testify to the House of Commons Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Wed 28 Mar at 3:30 pm.  Listen live on: http://parlvu.parl.gc.ca Call to action – Help support your association’s advocacy.  Become a USC member now.   

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  • Drone Delivery Canada Commences Development of 400Lbs Cargo Delivery Drone – Next Generation Heavy Lifting Drone

    Drone Delivery Canada is pleased to announce that it has commenced development of its newest cargo delivery drone, ‘The Condor’ with a lifting capability estimated at 400 pound of payload. Read Full Press Release  

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  • CBC Covers BVLOS in Canada – Thursday 22 March

    Updated Friday Mar 22. The segment on BVLOS has been published. You can see the segment here. Ashely Burke, CBC Ottawa, has aired a segment on BVLOS in Canada,   Tune into  cbc.ca/ottawa and 91.5 fm in the morning. The TV piece is on the 6 pm Ottawa news and is expected to also air

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  • 2018 Student Competition – Phase 1 Winners

    Phase 1 of the 2018 Student UAS Competition is complete. The judges received first class  papers with innovative solutions to the crime scene investigation scenario involving a simulated BVLOS exercise to collect data, photograph and drop and retrieve a ” secret device” all on a biker gang holed up in

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  • Executive Director Glenn Martin

    Chairman, Mark Aruja announces Ms. Glenn Martin, B. Comm., CAE as the new Executive Director  Unmanned Systems Canada, effective January 1, 2018 Since moving back to her home town, Ottawa in February 2013, to be closer to her growing family, Glenn worked for Engineers Canada and a national charity representing

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