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  • 2020 Student UAS Competition – 15 Teams Sign Up

    Southport MB will open its doors to 15 university teams who signed up for the 12th annual USC-STC Student UAS competition  May 1 – 3   2020.    Canada’s top talent  took on the challenge to design and operate a UAS to deliver medical supplies from a “clinic” to “remote communities”. 

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  • New USC-STC Chair Michael Cohen Announced

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 5, 2019  MICHAEL H. COHEN ASSUMES DUTIES AS NEW CHAIR OF USC-STC OTTAWA: Unmanned Systems Canada / Systèmes Télécommandés Canada is pleased to announce that Michael Cohen has been appointed as Chair of STC-USC, effective on the eve of #UC19Ottawa. Michael replaces outgoing chair Mark Aruja,

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  • USC-STC Recognizes DJI, Sylvie Lemay, Mark Aruja

    A highlight of any USC-STC conference is our Annual Awards ceremony. This year was no exception. The USC-STC Organizational Award went to DJI, for its outstanding work behind-the-scenes to ensure that many of its RPAS aircraft satisfied new Transport Canada requirements in 2019.  It was terrific to have Romeo Durscher,

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  • $12.5M Announcement at #UC19Ottawa

    By Scott Simmie There was a major announcement on the opening day of the #UC19Ottawa conference: Three Alberta-based companies in the #unmanned world are partnering with Peraton Canada on a five year, $12.5M project that will create 50 “high-value” jobs. The goal of “SkySensus” is to “advance the development and

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  • LOOKNorth: #UC19Ottawa’s Platinum Sponsor

    By Scott Simmie  Unmanned Systems Canada / Systèmes Télécommandés Canada (USC-STC) would like to express its gratitude to  LOOKNorth for taking on the extremely important role of Platinum Sponsor for UC19Ottawa.  Sponsors play an incredibly significant part at our annual Conference and Tradeshow, and we’re honoured that an organization with

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  • Peraton: A #UC19Ottawa Gold Sponsor

    By Scott Simmie Any major conference is only as good as its content. And, it could be said with equal truth, as its Sponsors. Unmanned Systems Canada / Systèmes Télécommandés Canada has been tremendously fortunate in attracting top-flight companies willing to share their generosity be sponsoring UnmannedCanada.19. One of those

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  • Federal RFI Invites Industry Input

    In another sign that the role of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems will only continue to grow, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is seeking opinions from those active in the Industry. Specifically, PSPC is looking for input on the development of a proposed procurement for surveillance and inspection services that

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  • AGM Takes Place October 29

    Unmanned Systems Canada / Systèmes Télécommandés Canada is pleased to announce that its Annual General Meeting will take place October 29, at The Westin Ottawa. The AGM will start at 5:00 PM and run for 90 minutes. This is, of course, the evening before Unmanned Canada.19 opens. Please see the

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  • New Unmanned Canada.19 Program

    As you can imagine, any conference of this scope has a lot of moving parts. Agendas can change, speakers can opt-out (or in) – and the overall program can shift. It happens with every conference, and it has happened with UC19Ottawa. Today, we have issued our *final* Conference Program. We

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  • The #UC19Ottawa Countdown is On!

    As you are likely aware, we’re heading into the home stretch leading up to Unmanned Canada 19 – the biggest and most influential annual gathering of its kind in the country. Our Conference and Trade Show takes place October 30 – November 1 in the nation’s capital, with three jam-packed

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  • United States Postal Service issues RPAS RFI

    As a service to USC-STC members, as well as the broader Canadian RPAS community, we are reprinting a Request for Information from the USPS. We encourage all eligible providers to consider making a submission. Reprint follows below; please note deadline of November 4, 2019. The United States Postal Service (Postal

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  • Arctic RPAS RFP Extended to October 17

    Do you manufacture or operate a long-range RPAS suitable for Beyond Visual Line of Sight surveillance in the Arctic?  If so, you may well be interested in an RFP that’s still open (and, in fact, has just been extended), from Public Works and Government Service Canada. In a nutshell, the

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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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