• 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 a barn.  The results are […]

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  • USC – Look North BVLOS Workshop Presentations 18-02-15

    USC and LOOKNorth hosted a BVLOS workshop at Transport Canada facilities on 15 February. The 80 participants were provided the opportunity to discuss with TC the call for BVLOS Concept of  Operations. USC/LN briefed the availability of funding support for BVLOS demonstrations, including support for the implementation of a national risk model. The value of […]

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  • 1 March Webinar: How to Approach Meetings with Defence Contractors by Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

    Is your company interested in working with the defence industry? Have you secured a first meeting with a defence contractor but are unsure what to expect? Your regional economic development organization is here to assist you! The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev) and the  Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor) will be hosting […]

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  • European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Publishes Proposed UAS Regulations

    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published its proposed UAS regulations for the ‘open’ and ‘specific’ categories. This document is recommended reading as it is likely to be considered by TC as input to their finalization of CG2, and the way-ahead for large UAS and BVLOS. USC is recommending a similar risk-based approach considering […]

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  • TC Calls for BVLOS Proof of Concept Proposals

    TC is pleased to follow-up on its November 2017 commitment to publish documentation on its approach to BVLOS, and is inviting industry to create Concepts of Operation (ConOps) and apply to qualify to be one of up to four BVLOS proof-of-concept trials in 2018 . These trials will allow industry to conduct proof-of-concept testing to validate research […]

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  • Canadian Forces’ UAS ISTAR Services RFP

    The Canadian Forces’ UAS ISTAR Services RFP has now been released in Draft. The CAF UAS Services will include providing near real-time, beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) information to the CAF tactical units at sea and on land. The CAF UAS Services are required in Naval and Land operational environments. https://buyandsell.gc.ca/cds/public/2018/01/29/9b6982147001300d8dee415c4baf6d50/ABES.PROD.PW__QD.B017.E26672.ATTA001.PDF […]

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  • Updated: BVLOS Workshop – 15 Feb, Montreal

    This is the updated version of the announcement posted 20 January. TC and USC will be announcing next steps for BVLOS at a Workshop  to be held in Montreal and via teleconference on 15 February commencing at 1300EST. The venue is the TC conference room at Dorval. Details for registration and a draft agenda are […]

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  • Get Your MP’s Support for Regulatory Changes – Here’s How

    Get your MP’s support for what you do and why regulatory changes are critical for your business.  Engage, Educate and Excite! The attached is a guide to assist you.

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  • Drone Delivery Canada to Expand Testing Program to The United States of America

    TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2018 /CNW/ – Drone Delivery Canada ‘DDC or the Company’ (TSX.V:FLT  OTC:TAKOF) is pleased to announce that it’s expanding its commercial testing program to the United States of America at the New York Griffiss International Airport UAS Test Site, located in Rome, New York in Q1, 2018. The Company anticipates that the US Pilot Program will then run through the […]

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  • Arctic UAV Expands Operations to Greenland

    Arctic UAV Inc., an Iqaluit based aerial imaging provider using unmanned systems has recently signed an MOU agreement with Svend Hardenberg of Nuuk to expand their operations into the Greenland market. Kirt Ejesiak- CEO of Arctic UAV Inc. says “We are honoured to partner with Hardenberg, a certified UAV pilot, in offering services to the […]

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