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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 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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  • 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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  • Two Canadian Teams Win @ AUVSI Competition

    Congratulations to the ETS Dronolab team from Montreal’s ÉTS – École de Technologie Supérieure. It placed FIRST at the AUVSI student competition this month, which had 75 global entries, of which 47 competed. Dronolab also placed First at this year’s earlier USC-STC Student UAS Competition, an incredible accomplishment and a

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  • TC RPAS Procurement Draft RFP issued – Short Deadline – July 18

    Public Works and Government Service Canada (PWGSC) is seeking to engage further with Industry through consultation on a draft Request for Proposal (RFP) for the acquisition of a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) for the Government of Canada, Transport Canada (TC). Transport Canada (TC) requires a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System

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  • NAVCAN Releases New Procedure to Allow RPAS Access to Controlled Airspace

    USC-STC Board Member Mike Campbell attended the “Drone Talks” in Ottawa this week. Important details around the June 1 regulatory changes were discussed at length, along with the future of BVLOS and UTM. Perhaps most significant this week, however, was news from NAV CANADA of a new process required prior

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  • Call for Speakers for UC19Ottawa (Now closed – thank you to 50+ applicants!)

    Updated as of June 18, 2019: This year’s Call for Speakers is now closed, and we’re happy to report that we received over 50 abstracts to consider for UC19Ottawa. The USC-STC Conference Program team will review all proposals then contact applicants over the next few months. Original post: April 25,

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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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  • 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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  • TC Releases AC 903-001 RPAS BVLOS Risk Assessment for Comment

    Transport Canada has just released a Draft version of AC 903-001: Operational Risk Assessment, supporting complex and Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) Operations. This draft AC will be published in the coming months; however, TC is asking for  industry feedback, which will be incorporated in a future revision. TC states: You

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  • USC-STC Comments on Recent Drone Flight over Raptors’ Victory Parade

    Ottawa – June 20, 2019: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Canada’s largest organization representing the autonomous vehicle sector – Unmanned Systems Canada/Systèmes Télécommandés Canada (USC-STC) – shares concerns regarding a drone flight that occurred during the Raptors Victory parade in Toronto this week. On Monday, fans from Toronto and around the world came

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