• USC’s Autonomous Ground Student Competition gains Financial Support from Transport Canada

    The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Mark Garneau, Minister of Transport Canada, announced the Advanced Connectivity and Automation in the Transportation System (ACATS) program and Clean Rail Academic Grant Program on August 29, 2018 at Carleton University in Ottawa.          Of the […]

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  • Review of Regulatory Issues in Transportation and Infrastructure by Treasury Board (hint – it covers UAS)

    The Government of Canada, via Treasury Board, is looking for feedback on how regulations help or hinder industry and competitiveness in Canada. Treasury Board, in 2018, is looking at Transportation, including autonomous vehicles. This is an opportunity to give feedback to Transport Canada on their regulatory processes and the impacts on the Unmanned Industry. From […]

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  • 2018 Membership Update

    Unmanned Systems Canada (USC) is the national member-focused organization that represents innovative Canadians working in the aerial, marine and ground sectors of the unmanned industry. USC works to foster relationships between recreational and commercial operators, start-ups and established businesses, suppliers and buyers, industry and government. The work of our non-profit organization is supported by dedicated […]

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  • New USC Unmanned Ground Vehicle Contest Announced!

    National Unmanned Ground Vehicle Student Competition Announced! Unmanned Systems Canada is pleased to announce Canada’s first Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Student Competition, modelled after our very successful and long-running Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Student Competition. As with our UAV Competition, this new UGV Competition will allow students at post-secondary institutions across Canada to develop a scale […]

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  • TC’s RPAS Task Force Releases Consultation Summary

    Transport Canada’s RPAS Task Force has just released a summary of an information meeting held with UAS Industry members, on May 23 in Ottawa with both in-person attendance as well as participation across Canada via teleconference. The Task Force provided an overview of the almost 700 submissions that it received from consultion submissions received as […]

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  • 2018 Drone Industry Survey

    Our collegues at UAV Coach have let us know of a new 2018 UAS/RPAS/Drone Survey being conducted by SkyLogic and targeted to look at the state of the industry this year in time for InterDrone. While US based, they are collecting data from a number of countries and so it might be possible to provide […]

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  • DND Tender for CAF UAS ISTAR Service

    CAF UAS ISTAR Service Tender Released The CAF UAS Services program includes 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.  These services are required in Naval and Land operational environments and are defined work packages called Assignments, which are firm […]

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  • Transport Canada Update on UAV Regulations – June Newsletter

    Kate Kienapple from Costal Drone Co., one of our regular contributed, pulled together a summary of the May 23rd TC Stakeholder Engagement session on CG1 and the proposed UAV/RPAS Rules. Our thanks to Kate for her reporting on this important session. Summary from TC’s Stakeholder Engagement Session On Wednesday, May 23rd 2018, Transport Canada (TC) […]

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  • UC18 Registration Now Open!

    UC18 Conference registration is now open! Great news! Unmanned Systems Canada announces that registration for Unmanned Canada 2018 is now open. UC18 is Canada’s premiere Unmanned Systems Conference, covering Land, Sea, and Air applications of unmanned vehicles in Canada. This year, UC18 will focus daily on themes of interest to the Unmanned Systems community… Partnering […]

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  • UC 18 Call for Papers – 15 June Deadline

    Call for Papers Unmanned Systems Canada is pleased to announce that we are now accepting proposals for Conference Technical Papers to be presented at this year’s UC18, being held in Vancouver, BC this fall, Oct 30 – Nov 1st, 2018. Abstracts for Technical Presentations are sought regarding all subject areas related to unmanned vehicle systems, research […]

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