Category Archives: Announcements

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 […]

USC/LOOKNorth BVLOS RFP Issued

The BVLOS cluster lead by USC and LOOKNorth is pleased to announce a Call for Proposals in support of Canadian SME efforts to demonstrate BVLOS capability.  Funding is being provided through the LOOKNorth Centre of Excellence technology validation program under four areas of interest: Risk model development and integration BVLOS trial risk assessment support BVLOS […]

RCN Awards MDA $8 M for UAVs

The RCN announced today that MDA  has been awarded an $8M contract to supply mini UAVs based on the Aerovironment Puma. http://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/royal-canadian-navy-getting-new-miniature-maritime-drone-this-summer-update-on-defence-industry-news-and-contracts

USC Compliant Training List – 2018-04 UPDATE

Unmanned Systems Canada, as part of our Canadian UAS industry support, endeavours to maintain a list of UAS Training organizations in Canada that have declared compliance to Transport Canada’s key document,  “TP 15263E – Knowledge Requirements for Pilots of Unmanned Air Vehicle Systems (UAV) 25 kg or Less, Operating within Visual Line of Sight”. This […]

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 [email protected] [wpdm_package id=4488 template=”link-template-calltoaction3.php”]

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 [wpdm_package id=4475 template=”link-template-calltoaction3.php”] Call to action – Help support your association’s advocacy.  Become a USC member now.    www.unmannedsystems.ca   Membership […]

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  

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 on CBC News Network.  

Meet USC’s New Executive Director, Glenn Martin

Unmanned Systems Canada Chairman of the Board Mark Aruja announced that effective January 1st, 2018, Ms. Glenn Martin (B.Comm., CAE) will be the new Executive Director for USC, the national association representing Canada’s rapidly growing aerial, land and marine unmanned vehicle industry. Glenn brings USC a long history of industry association leadership with 8 years as CEO […]